I know of around 30 affected GSD's and hear of about 5 - 10 more per year. Yes, breeders often cull affected pups. Puppies are born "normal", becoming straight legged when they are about 4-8 weeks old. Some dogs we have pedigrees for, others are dumped in shelters so we have no idea.
We have had the final necropsy report on my dog and the pathologists have never seen or heard of anything like it before. It may be an inherited motor neuron disease, but much more research will be needed before any conclusions can be drawn.
Spirit, Eli, and Aoibhe (Disabled GSD's)
Duncan, Sam, Carl and Tesla (Black Lab mixes who think all GSD's are airheads)
Teddy ("the Corgi")
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