Hi I am a new member here and a New GSD owner.
Hi, my name is Betty and our family just got our first ever GSD. His name is Shadoe T. and he is a Dark Sable. We brought him home on July 19th, 2012 and we are already in love. He has touch each of us. Shadoe is 4 1/2 months old, we took him to the Vet today and he weighs in at 40lbs and we got some bad news. The vet said he has a Heart murmur and left Testicle has not dropped. His advice was to take him back to the Breeder and get another pup. OMG! How can I do that, we love him so much, we don't want another pup, we want him. I called the Breeder and she told me that she has had the pups check before and no one mentioned about a Murmur, so she wants me to bring him to her vet and have him checked there and she will pay for that office fee. I had noticed he seems to be breathing hard and fast at times. and some days he sleeps a lot, I figured that maybe that would be kinda normal for a puppy. Apparently not? I noticed that sometimes he will be playing and all of a sudden plop down right where he stands and rest for a few. I am so beside myself, I am trying to not panick before hearing from this other vet. Just not sure what is going to happen.