PicardHealth.org Policies and Disclaimer.

Data Submissions
  • Anyone who owns, co-owns and/or has bred a Picard may add or update data.
  • Breeders can submit data for their own dogs and those they have bred.
  • Owners and Co-Owners can submit data only for the dogs they own.
  • Anonymous submissions of data are not accepted.
  • The Picard Health Foundation will not be responsible for resolving disputes amongst co-owners regarding their dogs. It will be assumed that upon submission of data regarding co-owned dogs that it is has been discussed and agreed upon by all owners of the dog.

Certification Data
  • In order to maintain the integrity of the Database, all Certifications will be verified before being visible in the Database.
  • Verification will be one of the following methods:
    1. The information is provided in a file directly by the testing organization (eg. OFA).
    2. The information is publically visible on the web site of the testing organization (eg. OFA).
    3. The information is on a certified pedigree (eg. AKC or FCI).
    4. The owner, co-owner or breeder will forward to Picard Health Foundation an un-altered copy of the certificate issued by the testing organization.

Health Information
  • All Health/Disease information will be classified as “Anecdotal” until the owner, co-owner or breeder provides receipt of an un-altered copy of the official diagnosis or pathology report by a veterinarian or other professional.
  • Upon receipt of verified documentation, the classification will be changed to “Diagnosed”. This classification system helps the users and researchers evaluate the reliability of the source.

  • The Picard Health Foundation values your privacy and it is our policy not to provide lists of names and/or addresses to any outside group or organization.
  • To protect the integrity of the database, the software does record logins and submission of data by the user. User activity within the Database is not tracked.
  • The use of a search engine for personal information, will not illicit any results originating from the Picard Health Foundation Database.

  • The Picard Health Foundation encourages photo submissions of individual dog.
  • In the case of copyrighted photos it is the responsibility of the owner or co-owner to ensure professional permission has been issued prior to photo submission and that appropriate professional credit has been applied.
  • The Picard Health Foundation will not be responsible for providing professional photo credit or royalty fees.

  • The Picard Health Foundation endeavors to offer pedigrees as complete and accurate as possible. The preference is for owners, co-owners and/or breeders to submit copies of certified pedigrees to guarantee accuracy.
  • In the case of incomplete pedigrees we will do our best to research thoroughly, through unofficial sources, to find the missing information.
  • In some cases this could result in errors. Should you discover an error, please notify via email at comments@picardhealth.org and we will research the data in question and make any necessary corrections.

  • The Picard Health Foundation does not endorse any specific breeder or breeding program.
  • The Picard Health Foundation makes no claim that pedigree information is 100% accurate without certified pedigree submissions.
  • While it is our mandate to ensure accuracy of the data provided, errors can occur. If you spot an error, please notify us via email at comments@picardhealth.org and we will research the data in question and make any necessary corrections.