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POLL GSD'S DIAGNOSED WITH HD,DM,EPI OR MEGA


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If you have owned any GSD's in the last 10 years, that were diagnosed with Hip or Elbow Dysplasia, DM, Mega esophagus, or EPI - Did you get the dog/puppy from?



What you considered to be a "Reputable breeder".

What you considered to be a "Back yard breeder".
 

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Mild HD reputable breeder so much so that he promised me a free puppy, because of the diagnosis
 

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Thanks for your answer Jax. I think for the poll it would be unfair to categorize a shelter dog as anything but "unknown" for purposes of the poll. That would, unfortunately omit the dog from the poll for comparison purposes.

I am thinking about delving into the complicated world of basic research to see if any of these diseases are being slowed by selective, health tested breeding. I couldn't find any source that compared the two to see if careful health testing has actually stemmed the tide of the GSD's more common genetic health issues at all, or if it is really helping to turn around these devastating health issues that are considered to be primarily hereditary.

While it is obvious that the health tests and selective breeding for health purposes are advanced and well respected, the results/comparisons are nowhere clearly defined.

I am hoping that this poll may provide a small sampling of what people have actually experienced. :)
 

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Mild HD reputable breeder so much so that he promised me a free puppy, because of the diagnosis
Thanks for your answer. Hopefully you will vote in the poll. Looks like reputable breeder from your answer. I have since posted my reason for the poll. Not intended to be anything other than general info. That's why there's a 10 year date range. No one can read any more into it than just general information gathering. :)
 

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Oops--I didn't read Stonevintage's post--so I didn't see the "last 10 years" part. I have had 2 dysplastic dogs, both from reputable breeders, both with OFA'd parents, but it was years ago.

Susan
 

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Mild HD reputable breeder so much so that he promised me a free puppy, because of the diagnosis
Yes, same here with both of mine. One knew I would never trade, so she offered another puppy, but at that time I couldn't do another canine. So, she said that if I decided down the road to do a hip replacement, she would pay.

Susan
 

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Thanks guys, shoot - the 10 year period got cut off. 1st time poll poster (sorry).

Should read in the last 10 years.
 

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Sirius Dog

Here's study that was done using GSD's in the SV. ( in 2005?)
Thanks! That will help, though it is older info. Oddly enough, (noticed your WGSD avatar) The first I've looked at isolated the white gsd gene as a known gene before they started their research into the lesser known genes that trigger these diseases.....
 

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Bought in the last 10 years or owned in the last 10 years?
Well, good question. I would need to be "owned" so it couldn't be counted twice - (once by the breeder and once by the owner). Normally, I understand that these disorders don't show themselves until the pup/dog has been with it's owner for a while.
 

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One of each.

BYB - DM
Good breeder - EPI.

Although I bought my DM dog back before there was any testing available for it.
 

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Thanks for your answer. Hopefully you will vote in the poll. Looks like reputable breeder from your answer. I have since posted my reason for the poll. Not intended to be anything other than general info. That's why there's a 10 year date range. No one can read any more into it than just general information gathering. :)

How do I vote in the poll?
 

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I am on iPad using app. Don't see a circle. Maybe if I try new app.
 
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