• The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) provides information about a breeder’s health testing.  Tested dogs with a CHIC # is an affirmation of the the owner’s willingness to share information about the health of individual dogs but is not a statement about the health of the dog. For more information go to
  • The OFA thyroid testing program is a tool for breeders to screen for the most common genetic reason for hypothyroidism, Autoimmune Thyroiditis. WSSCA member Eric Hartelius, DVM’s article, OFA Thyroid Testing TIps, explains the test and interpreting results.  
  • The Genetics Committee of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is publishes The Blue Book of information on canine ocular disorders presumed to be inherited. 

Here is a table of  links to other websites with information of interest to WSS owners.

  • Hands-on-Handling is an informative introduction to showing your Welsh Springer in the Breed ring. The article provides valuable do’s and don’ts for conformation handling. Written by Adrienne Bancker, with assistance from Meghen Bassel and Diane Dittrich, and with the semi-cooperation of Ch. Benton Ivy League, Ch Rwyn Heavens Telstar, CDX, Briarbanc Technicolor, plus some old photos.