German Shepherd Dog > DM Tested Studs? (98 replies)
DM Tested Studs?
by GSD2727 on 09 January 2012 - 23:13
I am starting a list for my own knowledge (and if others ask me about it) as to what stud dogs are tested for DM. I am interested in not just n/n dogs, but any stud dog that has been tested and the results.
by starrchar on 09 January 2012 - 23:53
|I am so glad you are doing your homework. I know there are quite a few here that test for DM. Every breeder should be testing for DM now. The test is readily available, easy to use and it is not expensive. THe thought that a breeder would intentionally allow this disease to possibly occur in one of their offspring is unforgivable. By NOT testing they have no idea as to what may happen. They are gambling with the lives of their pups. There is no excuse, except for greed. No one can convince me differently. Anyone who is on this board knows better too. Blitzen puts up regular reminders to breeders to encourage them to test.|
My dog has DM and it is heartbreaking to watch. She is a rescue so I had no way of knowing. It is a horrible disease. I am just glad that I have her and am able to give her the care she deserves.
Again, good for you for making sure you get a pup that has DM tested parents. I hope you find your ideal pup! Good luck!
by hunger4justice on 10 January 2012 - 00:05
|Melinda at vom Gildaf has her HRD SAR dog Peter who is DM clear and OFA Excellent for stud.|
by Jyl on 10 January 2012 - 00:06
|I know WeberHaus has a 4 males at stud that are all DM CLEAR|
by hunger4justice on 10 January 2012 - 00:09
OFA EXCELLENT/DM CLEAR
by shepherdhope on 10 January 2012 - 00:10
|I lost my SL GSD to DM. She also had AF too for the last 5 years of her life. These are horrific conditions and I agree that every stud dog being used should be tested. I wouldn't stop there I would test all breeding stock. To see your beloved dog pulling her legs behind her like they don't belong is heartbreaking. To watch the tissues around her anus melt, heartbreaking. I am only a pet owner but heads need to be pulled out the sand. We owe it to this fantastic breed. I am sorry to hear your dog suggers from DM.|
by zobelhund on 10 January 2012 - 00:31
|My boy is dm-clear. He's not yet titled, we're working toward that. ( SAR and tracking). He comes from lewis Von malatesa and aly vom vordersteinwald. Wasn't sure if you wanted ny dogs... So I figured I'd add my boy.|
by GSD2727 on 10 January 2012 - 00:49
|Zobelhund - what is your male's name?|
My purpose for looking is to keep a stud list to look to in the future when I start considering future breedings. So yes if your boy is working towards titles/SAR cert, I am interested to keep an eye on him in the future :) And of course if anyone I speak with is ever looking for a stud dog, I will share the info!
by GSD2727 on 10 January 2012 - 00:52
|Shepherdhope, I just wanted to say the reason I am looking for stud dogs is for future breeding purposes. I have tested my current breeding female (she is clear btw) and will test all my future dogs as well. But not all stud dogs are tested, so it is nice to know which ones are available who are tested. |
It does seem like more and more people are testing their stud dogs... I have seen some mentioned at various times but when I started thinking about it I couldnt remember which dogs were... which is why I got the idea to just start a list and will continue to add the males to the list as I come across more.
by Jyl on 10 January 2012 - 01:31
|I know KIm at JustK9s has tested her dogs. Her DDR male Rookie is DM CLEAR. She does not do SchH, but does AKC OB.|
by zobelhund on 10 January 2012 - 01:51
|Ok, great! I wasn't totally sure. Zobelhund Von Cuba He is almost ready to test for SAR tracking. I will also do narcotics and cadaver.|
by Blitzen on 10 January 2012 - 02:00
|Valerie, OFA has a database where they list the DM status of dogs they have tested with owners who have agreed to let the results go on the net. There are 2 other labs doing the test and they don't have a database, so OFA's is far from being a complete picture of all dogs that have been tested. However, it's a place to start.|
by Mike D on 10 January 2012 - 03:05
|V Rasto z Eurosportu, SCH 3, KKL1a A-1 hips & Elbows. DM free (N/N) HOT|
Here is my favorite DM free Stud. Come train with us some time & watch him work.
by CMills on 10 January 2012 - 03:40
|Mike D- Rasto is a gorgeous dog!|
by GSD2727 on 10 January 2012 - 03:42
|Mike, I have seen him posted before and always thought he was gorgeous! This is exactly why I started the thread, as I didnt know he was DM clear :) Good to know. He sounds like a really nice dog. Thanks!!!|
by hunger4justice on 10 January 2012 - 08:03
|Mike, he is stunning. Didn't he sire a litter with one of my favorite kennels at vom Gildaf with Razzy (Brazen)? He looks even better now than he did last year.|
by Mike D on 10 January 2012 - 12:54
Yes he sired a Razzy litter. Melinda is the one who encouraged me to get him DM tested. I'm not sure I had even heard of DM until I met Melinda. (Thanks Melinda :)
by workingdogz on 10 January 2012 - 14:23
|The owner of Rasto should be congratulated for doing it all himself too!|
Titled and koered, and health tested!
Great job, and very nice dog!
by dAWgESOME on 10 January 2012 - 15:33
|A few more, off the top of my head....|
Bandit vom Wolfshiem
Boy von Zorra
Yesterday vom Tatzend
All 3 of them are Sch3, V rated, Kkl1 - at least...
by Nans gsd on 10 January 2012 - 15:59
|Rasto sure IS a gorgeous boy, thank you for testing him; his value has gone up for that in my book. Great days everyone, Nan|
PS: Also where is Barbie De Bernardo; Zamp von der Urebeck (SP not quite right) is DM clear; love his pups also. Nan