Well I have had 5 gsds since 2008 and 3 have had HD or some autoimmune disease. I just gave my 8 month old wl pup away due to moderate HD. My 1st shep had IBD at 18 months and lived to 3.5 years old. I have a Remo son here who is 3 with lumbo sacral disease and then got addisons.
THE GENE POOL IS CORRUPTED REGARDLESS WHAT ANY BREEDER SAYS.