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Old 02-20-2014, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Shaina
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She is an absolutely amazing dog. Would have been an incredible addition to the gene pool if her hips were good - very strong, social female who excels in obedience, protection, and retrieve. Doesn't slow down (and has given herself heat stroke while at a boarding facility because of it LOL), doesn't back off of the helper. Very tough. It is super unfortunate, but I would take her temperament over excellent hips any day of the week. I definitely hope that she stays symptom free for a long time (vet says the fact that she is almost 3 and not is a good sign, and that most severe dogs with HD will show by 2 if a total hip replacement is needed).
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