DireWolf Dog Health

 

Please remember that the information listed below represents a network foundation for a new breed of dog which required a population of about 2280 dogs to be bred over a period of 32 years. Listed below are all of the instances of any known health issues in this breed (including the foundation and crossbred dogs) throughout those years. 

 

number of puppies born:

2020: 51; 2019: 65;  2018: 71;  2017: 81;  2016: 43;  2015: 48;  2014: 59

                        CODE: (SK) = Schwarz Kennels, (VA) = DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito, (FE) = DireWolf Dogs of Fennario 

                        Breeding Ratio between Schwarz Kennels and DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito: 201 to 1.

                        Percent dogs bred per breeder over the lifetime of the breed:
                            Schwarz Kennels (SK): 90%;

                            DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito (VA): 10%;

                            DireWolf Dogs of Fennario (FE): 0%

 

 

Blindness (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Deafness (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Degenerative Myelopathy/Nerve Disorders (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Cleft Palate (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Anal Sac Disorders (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Diabetes (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Brain Disorders (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Limb Deformities (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Metabolic Enzyme Deficiency (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler Syndrome) (0%)

~ No known instances

 

 

Chronic Kidney Disease (.04%) (last 7 years- 0%)

~ In 2013, one 2 year old female out of Zorro X Missy (F3) was diagnosed with kidney disease after being diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis. She was spayed and never bred. (SK)

 

 

Nose/Muzzle Issues (.04%) (last 7 years- 0%)

~ In 2011, one 6 month old pup out of Zorro X World Premiere (F3) was diagnosed with wry mouth. This dog was spayed and never bred into the lines. World Premiere has been spayed and no puppies were kept to further her lines. (SK)

 

 

Severe Arthritis (.09%) (last 7 years- 0%)

~ In 2004, one 8 year old female out of Saba and Brat (F2) developed arthritis.  (SK)
~ In 2002, two pups out of the Urick/Vegas lines were reported to have arthritis. These puppies were never bred into the lines.  (SK)

 

 

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency - EPI (.09%) (last 7 years- 0%)

~ In 2013, one 2 year old male out of Zorro X Nadine (F4) was diagnosed with EPI.  With enzyme treatment, he has returned to normal weight. This male was neutered and never bred. (VA) 

~ In 2012, one 2 year old female out of Zorro X MIssy (F3) was diagnosed with EPI.  With enzyme treatment, she has returned to normal weight. This female was neutered and never bred.  (SK)

 

 

Bloat and Gastric Torsion (.13%) (last 7 years- .24%)

~ In 2020, one 4 month old male out of Al X Q'Leanna (F2) experienced bloat symptoms after compulsively overeating dry kibble (Taste of the Wild High Prairie puppy formula). His symptoms did not include a stomach turn. His food consumption is now strictly monitored and it is believed that his anxiety over food and his tendency toward overeating are the direct cause of his bloat. (SK)

~ In 2011, one 3 year old female out of Beamer X Annie (F2) experienced a partial stomach turn, which involved bloat symptoms and an enlarged spleen. The reasons for the turn were never determined and it is believed that the enlarged spleen was the cause of the stomach turn. The spleen was removed and the stomach stapled. This female was spayed and never bred.  (SK)

~ In 2004, one 4 year old male dog out of Vegas X Sooner (F5) was diagnosed with gastric torsion. This male was neutered and never bred.  (SK)

 

 

Elbow Dysplasia (.13%) (last 7 years- .24%)

~ In 2015, one 11 month old male pup out of Storm X Shadow (F2) was diagnosed with osteochondrosis in his right elbow. He required surgery to remove a large bone fragment from this area. This dog was neutered and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2007, one female pup out of Zorro X Carlitta (F7) had severe elbow dysplasia at 2 years old. This dog was spayed and never bred. Both parents were hip/elbow tested and received excellent scores. Nevertheless, the parents, Zorro and Carlitta, were never again bred together. (SK)

~ In 2002, one dog at the age of 6 years old out of Bach X Betty (F2) developed weak joints in the elbow. This dog was never bred. (SK)

 

 

Autoimmune Diseases (.13%) (last 7 years- .48%)

~ In 2018, one 4 year old female out of Hemi x Bonnie Lee (F2) was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This dog was spayed and never bred into the lines. (VA)
~ In 2015, one 1 year old male out of Woody X Nadine (F1) developed discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). (SK)
~ In 2013, one 3 year old male out of Urick X Sooner (F5) developed discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). (SK)

 

 

Eye Diseases (.18%) (last 7 years- 1%)

~ In 2020, one 2.5 year old male dog out of Boss/Pearl (F3) was diagnosed with Pannus. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK)
~ In 2018, one 4 year old male dog out of Storm X Dollar (F2) was diagnosed with Pannus. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK) 

~ In 2017, one 2.5 year old male dog out of Storm X Dollar (F2) was diagnosed with Keratoconjunctivis Sicca where he shows a thin film on the bottom of both eyes, redness, and weeping. He requires daily moisture gel for life and two types of prescription drops. This male was bred one time and one puppy was kept for breeding. We will continue to monitor the line for this issue. At this time, none of his puppies or grandpuppies have shown any health issues of this kind. (SK)
~ In 2016, one 4 year old male dog out of Zorro X Nadine (F4) developed a thin film on the bottom of both eyes, redness and weeping. This line has been discontinued. (VA)

 

 

Hip Dysplasia (.18%) (last 7 years- .96%)
~ In 2018, one 
4 year old male dog out of Aslan X Gemma (F1) had bilateral hip replacement surgery. He acquired informal hip x-rays as an eight month old puppy, which showed a looseness in the hips at that time. He developed pain in his hips four years later, prompting the hip replacement. This dog was neutered and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2017, one 3 year old male dog out of Storm X Shadow (F2) was diagnosed with hip issues from a local vet. This dog was neutered and never bred. This dog also showed elbow dysplasia in one leg requiring surgery. (VA)

~ In 2016, one 13 month old male dog out of Huck X Sprinkle (F2) was diagnosed with moderate hip dysplasia by OFA. This dog was neutered and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2015, one 11 month old male dog out of Storm X Blossom (F2) was diagnosed with hip dysplasia after a significant fall resulting in severe trauma to his joints. The diagnosing veterinarian stated this is a non-genetic form of hip dysplasia occurring as a result of the severe fall. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK)

 

 

Allergies (.22%) (last 7 years- .96%)

~ In 2019, one 1 year old male out of Skipper X Anastasia (F4) showed various levels of antibody reaction to the following foods: chicken, salmon, lamb, and all grains. This male was neutered and never bred. (VA)
~ In 2017, one 1 year old male out of Merlin X Corona (F2) showed a high or very high level of antibody reaction to the following foods: quinoa, turkey. He showed low levels of reaction to: peanuts, wheat, lentils, white fish. His reaction showed serious inflammation on the skin around one eye, some redness around the nose, and itching behavior. This male was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2017, one 1 year old male out of Kerberos X Elwin (F1) showed a high or very high level of reaction with the following foods and environments: beef, wheat, pepper trees, Russian thistle, dust mites. He showed low levels of reaction to: corn, potatoes, mulberry trees, black ants, dandelion, elm trees. He also showed hyperkeratosis on all four paws. This male was neutered and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2016, one 1 year old male out of Storm X Francis (F2) showed biting and licking behaviors as well as hair loss due to a wheat allergy. This male was never bred. (SK)

~ In 2011, one 1 year old male out of Jessie X Keno (F3) showed biting and licking behaviors due to a wheat allergy. This male was never bred. (SK) 

 

 

Heart Conditions (.26%) (last 7 years- .96%)

~ In 2020, one 8 week old fourth generation (F4) male puppy out of Triton X Shennara showed a faint innocent heart murmur that was shown through x-ray to be a tiny pinhole in the heart of the right side. This puppy was never bred. (VA)

~ In 2019, one 8 week old second generation (F2) female puppy out of Merlin X Toodles showed a faint innocent heart murmur on the right side that went away completely by 3 months of age. This puppy was never bred. (FE)

~ In 2015, one 8 week old second generation (F2) female puppy out of Huck X Sprinkle showed a very faint innocent heart murmur, which did not affect her physically. All signs of the murmur went away completely by 2 months old. This puppy was never bred. (VA)

~ In 2014, one 7 week old second generation (F2) male puppy out of Shadow X Storm showed a very faint innocent heart murmur, more prominent on the right side, which never affected him in the least. All signs of the murmur went away completely by 2 months old. This puppy was never bred into the lines. (VA)

~ In 2013, one 2 month old first generation (F1) male puppy out of Nadine X Rainier (Alaskan Malamute) showed a very faint innocent heart murmur, more prominent on the right side, which never affected him in the least. All signs of the murmur went away completely by 4 months. This puppy was never bred into the lines. (VA)

~ In 2010, one 6 month old puppy out of Keno X Missy (F3) died of complications due to an enlarged heart. (SK) 

 

 

Skin disorders (.26%) (last 7 years- .96%)

~ In 2019, one 2 year old male out of Boss X Shenanigan (F2) developed canine vitiligo and lost pigmentation on his front lips, upper and lower. This dog was bred twice. We will be monitoring his puppies for any signs of this condition. (VA) 

~ In 2016, one 2 year old male out of Manny X Nadine (F1) developed canine vitiligo and lost pigmentation on his front lips, upper and lower. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2016, one 2 year old male out of Manny X Nadine (F1) developed canine vitiligo and progressively lost pigmentation on his nose, lips and eyes. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2014, one 2 year old male out of Rainier X Autumn (F1) developed canine vitiligo and lost some pigmentation on his inside lips, upper and lower. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK) 

~ In 2013, one 1 year old male out of Lobo X Autumn (F4) developed canine vitiligo and lost pigmentation on his bottom lip. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 1990, one pup out of a third generation (F3) had acute dermatitis at 3-6 months of age.  No pups from that litter were ever bred to further the lines and the parents were never rebred.  (SK)

 

 

Urinal Problems (.26%(last 7 years- .72%)

~ In 2018, one 3 month old female out of Boss X Elwin (F1) has experienced a resistant UTI infection. (SK)

~ In 2018, one 7 month old female out of Grinch X Tina (F3) has experienced a resistant UTI infection. (VA)

~ In 2017, one 1.5 year old female out of Champ X Voom (F3) has now experienced three urinary tract infections. It was eventually determined that she has a recessed vulva. Surgery was successfully performed to correct the abnormality. (SK)
~ In 2012, one female pup out of Zorro X Nadine (F4) had ectopic ureters on both sides. She constantly and uncontrollably dribbled urine. The pup had surgery to correct the problem, was spayed and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2009, one male pup out of Beamer X Annie (F2) developed sheath problems at 9 months old and was unable to retract into the prepuce. He was never bred. (SK)

~ In 2003, one 11 year old dog (F3) was reported to have a weak bladder that resulted in incontinence. This dog was never bred. (SK)

 

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (.26%) (last 7 years- .96%)

~ In 2019, one 7 year old male out of Zorro X Nadine (F4) died after developing COPD like symptoms. This male was never bred. (SK)

~ In 2018, one 6 year old male out of Zorro X Nadine (F4) developed COPD like symptoms. He died the same year after having a seizure and developing pneumonia. This male was never bred (SK)

~ In 2018, one 10 year old male out of Beamer X Celeste (F7) developed COPD like symptoms. He died the same year. (SK)

~ In 2016, one 5 year old male out of Zorro X Nadine (F4) developed COPD and was on steroid medication and antibiotics. He died of complications of the disease one year later. This male sired one litter, but no puppies were kept and his line has ended. (SK)

~ In 2013, one 7 year old male out of Sooner X  developed COPD like symptoms. Steriods were recommended. He died the same year. (SK)

~ In 2013, one 11 year old female out of Packer X Polly (F3) developed COPD and was on steroid medication during the summer months to help with the wheezing associated with the disease. She died of natural causes at one month shy of thirteen years old. (SK)

 

 

Muscle Disorders (.31%) (last 7 years- 1.2%)

~ In 2019, one year old female out of Harpo X Shennara (F2) was diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis. This dog was spayed and never bred. The parents were never again bred together. (VA) 
~ In 2019, one 10 month old female out of Skipper X Anastasia (F4) was diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis. This dog was neutered and never bred. The parents were never again bred together. (VA)

~ In 2018, one year and a half old female out of Grinch X Tina (F3) was diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis. This dog was neutered and never bred. (VA) 
~ In 2017, one year and a half old male out of Rock X Vegas (F3) was diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis. This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2015, one year and a half old male out of Lobo X Autumn (F4) was diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis. This dog was neutered and never bred. 

(SK)

~ In 2011, one year old dog out of Zorro and X World Premiere (F3) was diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis. World Premiere was spayed and no puppies from her were kept to further her lines. (SK) 

~ In 2011, one 9 month old female out of Zorro X Missy (F3) was diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis.  At 2 years old, this female developed kidney failure due to her masticatory muscle myositis. This dog was spayed and never bred into the lines. (SK)

 

 

Cryptochidism (.31%) (last 7 years- 1.44%)

~ In 2019, one male pup out of Merlin X Toodles (F2) has one descended testicle. He was never bred. (FE)

~ In 2018, one male pup out of Fremont X Vegas (F3) has one descended testicle. He was never bred. (SK)

~ In 2016, one male pup out of Huck X Sprinkle (F2) had one descended testicle. He was neutered and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2016, one male pup out of Huck X Sprinkle (F2) had bilateral cryptochidism where both testicles did not descend. He was neutered and never bred. (VA)
~ In 2015, one male pup out of Storm X Blossom (F2) had bilateral cryptochidism where both testicles did not descend. He was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2014, one male pup out of Storm X Dollar (F2) had bilateral cryptochidism where both testicles did not descend. He was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2011, one male pup out of Zorro X Missy (F3) only had one descended testicle. He was neutered and never bred. (SK)

 

 

Birth Defects (.31%) (last 7 years- 1.4%)

~ In 2019, four 4 month old females out of Buck X Sela (F4) initially showed high BUN and creatinine levels on a full blood panel test. UTI infections were found in all four puppies. Three puppies continued to show high BUN and creatinine levels after the UTI infections had been eliminated, thus they also completed an ultrasound which confirmed abnormal kidney size and development as well as bilateral ectopic ureters. Two of the puppies showed ineffective underdeveloped kidneys and had to be put down. The other two puppies are under further investigation. All other puppies from this litter have been blood tested, including the parents, with no other puppies or parents showing any abnormal blood test results. Two puppies from this litter with no symptoms were kept for breeding. The parents were never again bred. (SK)

~ In 2018, one female pup out of Boss X Minerva (F2) looks to have been born with undersized kidneys. The dog grew normally other than her kidneys. She is expected to have a shorter than average lifespan. This dog was never bred. (SK)
~ In 2018, one male pup out of Fremont X Vegas (F3) was born with only one kidney. The dog grew normally and is healthy otherwise. This dog was never bred. (SK) 

~ In 2014, one female pup out of Lobo X Princess (F1) was born with an exposed heart as the ribs and skin on its chest were underdeveloped. This pup died shortly after birth. (SK)

 

 

Panosteitis (.39%) (last 7 years- 1.4%)

~ In 2019, one female puppy out of Buck X Ashley (F4) was diagnosed with Panosteitis. She began limping on and off at 7 months. She was never bred. (SK)
~ In 2019, one male puppy out of Capone X Belatrix (F2) was diagnosed with severe Panosteitis. He limped on and off from 4 months to 16 months. He was neutered and never bred. (SK)
~ In 2018, one male puppy out of Quentin X Saigon (F2) was diagnosed with mild Panosteitis at 6 months. He limped occassionally from 6 to 12 months. He was never bred. (SK)

~ In 2018, one female puppy out of Fremont X Vegas (F3) was diagnosed with Panosteitis at months old. She was spayed and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2017, one female puppy out of Rock X Flower (F3) showed mild limping at varying times from 8 to 11 months old. (SK)

~ In 2017, one male puppy out of Rock X Flower (F3) showed mild limping at varying times from 8 to 11 months old. (SK)

~ In 2016, one female puppy out of Finnegan X Black Swan (F2) was diagnosed with Panosteitis at 4 months old. She was spayed and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2012, one female out of Zorro X Luna (F3) was diagnosed with mild Panosteitis in her right front leg at 14 months old. The limping symptoms lasted for 1 week. She has been spayed and has never been bred. (SK)

~ In 2004, one female out of Zorro X Sooner (F5) showed mild limping at varying times at 5-8 months old. This female was spayed and never bred. (SK)

~ In 1994, one male pup showed very mild limping for approximately one week at 5 months old. This male was neutered and never bred. (SK)

 

 

Tumors/Cancer (.39%) (last 7 years- 1.9%)

~ In 2020, one 1.5 year old second generation (F2) female out of Capone and Belatrix was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and was put down. She was spayed and never bred. (SK) 

~ In 2020, one 8 year old first generation (F1) female out of Bear (German Shepherd Dog) and Nadine developed multiple tumors throughout her internal organs. She passed from internal bleeding. It is currently unknown if the tumors were cancerous. (SK)
~ In 2019, one 8 year old first generation (F1) male out of Bear (German Shepherd Dog) X Nadine was diagnosed with cancer.  This dog was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2019, one 6 year old first generation (F1) female out of Tank (Great Pyrenees) X Francis (F1-GSD) developed a tumor in her nose that obstructed her breathing and frequently bled. The tissue has been extracted and is under review to determine if it is cancerous. More information will be updated as it is available. (SK)

~ In 2017, one 7 year old male out of Zorro X World Premiere (F3) developed a small growth on his back right leg, which was found to be benign. (SK)

~ In 2016, one 10 year old female out of Zorro X Sooner (F5) was diagnosed with cancer. This dog produced many litters for the breed. (SK)

~ In 2016, one 9 year old female out of Beamer X Annie (F2) developed a small growth on her back left leg, which was found to be benign. (SK)
~ In 2015, one 9 year old female out of Zorro X Winnetka (F6) was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She was spayed and never bred. (SK) 

~ In 2010, one 10 year old male out of Bach X Betty Boop (F2) was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis, a form of leukemia. He was spayed and never bred. (SK)

 

 

Hypothyroidism (.48%) (last 7 years- 2.4%)

~ In 2019, one 2.5 year old female out of Merlin X Lady Igraine (F2) developed hypothyroidism. She was bred twice with only one male offspring kept from her litters for further breeding. We will be monitoring this line closely for further symptoms of this disease. (VA) 
~ In 2019, one 3.5 year old male out of Hammer X River (F2) developed hypothyroidism. He sired four litters for the breed, but only one male offspring was kept to further this line. We will be monitoring this line closely for symptoms of this disease. (SK) 

~ In 2019, one 4 year old female out of Hemi X Bonnie Lee (F2) developed hypothyroidism. She was kept intact throughout her life, but never bred. This dog also developed seizures at this same time. (VA)

~ In 2018, one 4 year old female out of Storm X Blossom (F2) developed hypothyroidism. She was bred one time and two puppies were kept for futher breeding. (SK)
~ In 2017, one 3 year old female out of Storm X Shadow (F2) developed hypothyroidism. This same dog also showed some kidney malfunction after an infection, which was cleared up with medication. She is spayed and was never bred. (VA)

~ In 2017, one 2.5 year old female out of Hemi X Bonnie Lee (F2) developed hypothyroidism. She was spayed and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2016, one 2.5 year old male out of Aslan X Gemma (F2) developed hypothyroidism. He was neutered and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2016, one 2.5 year old female out of Lobo X Summer Rain (F2) developed hypothyroidism.  She had one litter and one pup was kept for breeding. At this time, none of the pups from this female's litter have shown any health issues. (SK)

~ In 2015, one 3 year old male out of Zorro X Nadine (F4) developed hypothyroidism. He produced one litter in which all three of his puppies were neutered and never bred. (VA)

~ In 2015, one 2 year old female out of Lobo X Autumn (F4) developed hypothyroidism.  She was spayed and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2013, one 3 year old female out of Zorro X Missy (F3) developed hypothyroidism. She produced three litters in which two dogs were kept for breeding. Both dogs did not develop this condition, but a granddaughter has been diagnosed with the condition. (SK)

 

 

Epilepsy or Seizures (.57%) (last 7 years- .48%)

~ In 2020, one 5.5 year old male out of Hammer X River (F2) experienced one small seizure lasting one minute in length. This was an isolated incident. This male was neutered and never bred. (SK)

~ In 2019, one 4 year old female out of Hemi X Bonnie Lee (F2) was diagnosed with epilepsy. She was kept intact throughout her life, but never bred. This female also developed hypothyroidism at 4 years old. (VA)

~ In 2011, one 2 year old male out of Keno X Annie (F2) was diagnosed with epilepsy. He was neutered and has never bred. (SK)

~ In 2009, one 4 month old female pup out of Beamer X Ida Mae (F2) had seizures for one week immediately following a rabies shot. This puppy has not had any seizures since and is not currently on any medication. This puppy was never bred and is spayed. (SK)

~ In 2008, one male pup out of Packer X Rowanda (F5) was shown to have epileptic seizures at eight years old.

~ In 2004, one first generation (F1) female pup out of Sam (Great Pyrenees mix) X Sooner was diagnosed with epilepsy. This pup was spayed and never bred into the lines. (SK)

~ In 2003, 4 out of 8 pups in the litter out of Trucker X Trixy (F5) had seizures. One of those pups died suddenly and the autopsy report found no indication of any trauma or genetic problems. Both Trucker and Trixy were spayed and never bred again. All 4 puppies were neutered and never bred into the lines. (SK)

~ In 2001, one male pup out of Packer X Ricotta (F5) had seizures. This pup was never bred into the lines. (SK)

~ In 1999, Hoss, the first male mixed pup (F1) bred from purebred German Shepherd Dog and Malamute had seizures at the age of 11 years old. (SK)

~ In 1992, Omo Von Der Dodo SCHIII, one of the foundation stock German Shepherd dogs from Germany, experienced daily seizures until it subsided considerably without medication after taking the dog out of the intensive schutzhund training environment. No pups out of this male were ever shown to have epilepsy, seizures, or tremors for any length of time. (SK)

 

 

Curiosities (.18%) (last 7 years- .48%)

~ In 2017, one eight year old female out of Beamer X Annie (F2) suddenly laid down on the ground while on a walk and did not get up. She died shortly thereafter. Cause of death is unknown. (SK)

~ In 2015, one female out of Lobo X Summer Rain (F2) had a small more closed in pocket on one of her uterine horns. She was not able to give birth naturally. One of her female offspring was bred with no issues with a constricted uterine horn. We will continue to monitor this line. (SK)

~ In 2011, one female pup out of Zorro X Luna (F4) was shown to have extra penal tissue near her uterus during a routine spay. (SK)  

~ In 2009, one female pup was shown to have extra penal tissue near her uterus during a routine spay. (SK)

 

 

Overall negative health percentage for all health issues, genetic or otherwise, reported to have occurred within the breed since its inception, including all foundation stock and crossbreed dogs, is currently 4.6%. 

12% (F1) 

42% (F2) 

21% (F3) 

15% (F4) 

06% (F5) 

01% (F6)

03% (F7)

 

 

We pride ourselves on giving you the honest truth. This includes information about the health of our dogs. American Alsatian dog breeders do not hide anything and you will know when any American Alsatian dog has any genetic health issues. We DNA test all of our breeding stock to insure that you have the best chance of receiving a new puppy into your life that will have a happy, healthy life for many years. 


DNA Health Database
 


One of the most important reasons this breed was started in 1988 was because of the seeming disregard to many breeds' health. Genetic health issues are rare in the American Alsatian dog due to the vigilance of the founder with each generation of American Alsatian dog bred, but health issues do come up from time to time. You can read about all of them here.   

 

 

 

Even though we only breed the very healthiest of dogs, your dog may come up with something at sometime.  We are not God, but we do take this very seriously.  We guarantee your dog to be healthy and we stand behind that.

  

We want you to have the healthiest pup in the world and we are going to do everything humanly possible for that to take place!