Animal husbandry Is As Much An Art As A Science

For a good breeder, canine reproduction is much, much more than throwing two willing dogs together and seeing what happens. First, one must have an indelible vision in the mind's eye of what represents the perfect example of your chosen breed. Such a vision is molded by an in-depth study and understanding of the history and Breed Standard plus years of observation at dog shows and exchange of ideas with accomplished breeders. The next step is acquiring as much health information as possible including genetics and biology learned through college classes and seminars. A foundational knowledge of health, nutrition, first aid, and emergency and surgical care are absolute necessities. Then the fun begins. Studying pedigrees and comparing genotype with phenotype of the German Shepherds they produce has to be an obsession. Hundreds, no thousands, of hours compiling information about bloodlines, health, temperament, and structure are required. After all of that, one must invest in a compatible breeding pair, and that is no small investment in time and money. Imported German Shepherds from top European kennels typically run from $15k-$20k and often much more including transportation and veterinarian fees not to mention they are purchased Caveat Emptor unlike guarantees Americans give to buyers. Finally, with a plan in hand and foundation stock acquired, you feed the best possible food and provide love and attention beyond what most human parents give their own offspring. You grow your German Shepherds up to at least two years, complete necessary testing and training, and finally the day arrives when the first blood droplets are observed. This has been a long journey, and the time is now, but is it? Bitches typically breed on days 10 and 12 of their cycle, but some have silent seasons, split seasons, or keep themselves so clean it's impossible to determine from daily "hankie checks" when precisely the first day is. So now, it's a trip to the vet for ovulation timing tests because virgin studs don't always recognize the scent of hormones letting them know peak fertility, and virgin bitches rarely willingly stand for breeding. Then of course there are physiological complications that I won't go into preventing a successful mating. However, if all goes well, the breeding is accomplished and the waiting begins. During this period, the best accomodations and whelping area are prepared for the pregnant bitch. Food and vitamins are adjusted to her new requirements and postnatal medical supplies are purchased. Approximately 63 days later, the litter arrives and everything becomes intense as each puppy is weighed, checked for cleft palates, lungs and hearts listened to, and making sure they all latch onto a nipple for the all important colostrum. Daily weights are recorded and the first of at least three well-puppy vet checks are scheduled. Even if all has gone as planned and didn't require a c-section, the litter may only be one or two huge puppies that made the bitch go through hours of labor and internal tearing, or a gigantic litter of 12-14 that requires supplemental feeding around the clock.

So, as we list below, these are upcoming planned breedings, and there are a hundred things could change our plans prior to the breedings. As with most kennels, all of our girls come in season approximately the same time so priorities are made that decide which breeding will take place. We breed our girls between the ages of 2-5 usually skipping a season between breedings. If we obtain an imported bitch at age 3 or 4, her breedings will be prioritized over a two year old if both are in season concurrently. If a bitch has a litter of two or three, we may proceed with another breeding we would have skipped if we had a larger litter on the ground. Or, if we obtain a new stud or bitch whose bloodlines we feel are needed in our program, previously planned litters may be skipped or changed to accomodate the new bloodlines. So consider the following plans as a guide to the direction we're going in the next year or two. You are encouraged to be added to a waiting list for your preferred breeding, and deposits will be accepted once the breeding occurs. The number of people waiting for a particular breeding is taken into consideration. Please check back often to see if a pedigree you are anticipating is on our Planned Breeding list.

 

Meet Xykar. A stunning, prepotent sire of several upcoming litters.

 

Due July 2020

sire: Burning Man of WindRidge (call name Xykar)
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Clear (N/N) by parentage
color: as/as (homozygous black and tan), coat length: heterozygous stock coat/long stock coat recessive

dam: SG1 Bianka vom Bastaw
HD-SV: Hips Good (a1)/Elbows normal (a1), DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
color: as/as (homozygous black and tan),
coat length homozygous long stock coat

50% of the puppies will have Stock Coats and 50% will have Long Stock Coats.

All the puppies will be deep mahogany red (homozygous as/as).


Native Son of WindRidge
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
Champion Bismark Tecumseh
OFA Hips Excellent/Elbows Normal
DM carrier (N/A) by DNA
SEL EX CH Laslar's League Of His Own of Somerset Rose 
OFA Hips good
SEL EX CH Laslar's League Of His Own of Somerset Rose 
OFA Hips good
Anya von der Hoya
OFA Hips Fair/Elbows normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
SCHH3
V Raul von Godalis
HD-SV: HD A-Normal (a1)
SCHH2
V Chipsi von der Zenteiche
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
AD, BH, IPO1
SG Jule von der Friedrichskluft 
Hip: SV: HD a-normal (a1)
Elbows: SV: HD a-normal (a1)
DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
IPO 1
V Conner aus Westenfeld

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA Nino von Tronje SCHH3

HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH1
V1 Tracy aus Wattenscheid
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH 1
V Fipsi von der Friedrichskluft

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1
)
V Jaiko vom Holtkämper See 
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH 2
Ungel von der Burg Wilbringen
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SG Bianka vom Bastaw
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1), ED normal,DM Normal (N/N)

BH IPO1
SG Leo vom Bastaw
IPO1
V
Ton Feetback IPO1
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
V Ober della Valcuvia

HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
IPO1
SG Selma Feetback
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO1
V
Bagira Topolovnicka
HD-SV: HD a-noch zugelassen (a3)
SCHH3
VA1 Zamp vom Thermodos
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO1
SG Divna Armandia Lidderdali
HD-Normal
IPO 1 BH
Natalia vom Bastaw
HD-FCI: A 1/2
IPO3
VA4 (USCA 2015) Team Leiksaid Kapitan

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO3
VA1 Cobra d'Ulmental
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
IPO2
7 X VA BOB, CAC, CACIB Bar-Waxan Ely'Cee
HD-FCI: A 1/2
IPO1
V Rea Terra Silva

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, IPO3
VA Wallaby vom Kapellenberg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1
IPO1
SG 1 Yolli vom Team Panoniansee
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

 

Due July 2020

sire: Burning Man of WindRidge (call name Xykar)
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Clear (N/N) by parentage
color: as/as (homozygous black and tan), coat length: heterozygous stock coat/long stock coat recessive

dam: Kelly von der Borovobox (call name Kelly)
HD-SV: Hips Good (a1)/Elbows normal (a1), DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
color: as/as (homozygous black and tan), coat length: heterozygous stock coat/long stock coat recessive

75% will have stock coats and 25% will have long stock coats

All the puppies will be deep mahogany red (homozygous as/as).

SIRE
DAM
Burning Man of WindRidge (call name Xykar)
OFA prelim Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Clear (N/N) by parentage
Native Son of WindRidge
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
Champion Bismark Tecumseh
OFA Hips Excellent/Elbows Normal
DM carrier (N/A) by DNA
SEL EX CH Laslar's League Of His Own of Somerset Rose 
OFA Hips good
Stone Rydge's Exe Appeal 
OFA Hips good
Anya von der Hoya
OFA Hips Fair/Elbows normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
SCHH3
V Raul von Godalis
HD-SV: HD A-Normal (a1)
SCHH2
V Chipsi von der Zenteiche
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
AD, BH, IPO1
SG Jule von der Friedrichskluft 
Hip-SV: HD a-normal (a1) Elbows normal
DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
IPO 1
V Conner aus Westenfeld

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA Nino von Tronje SCHH3

HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH1
V1 Tracy aus Wattenscheid
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH 1
V Fipsi von der Friedrichskluft

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1
)
V Jaiko vom Holtkämper See 
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH 2
Ungel von der Burg Wilbringen
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
Kelly von der Borovobox (call name Kelly)
HD-SV: Hips Good (a1)/Elbows normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
IPO2, AD
VA Uran von der Wolfstratte 
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, IPO3
VA Saabat von Aurelius
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA1 Ober von Bad-Boll
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, IPO3
VA3(A) Juri vom Schollweiher
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1
IPO1
V Julia vom Kapellenberg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH2,IPO3
V Figo von der Orangerie
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH1
V Lara vom Kapellenberg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO1
V Latoya vom Eichenplatz

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1) elbows normal
SchH3
VA1 HUN 2012, V10 BSZS 2010 Chicco Dogshof
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
V Joker vom Eichenplatz
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH1
V Oxana vom Schindbachtal
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH2
V(LGZS) Ossi vom Eichenplatz
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH3, FH
VA2 Quenn vom Löher Weg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA2 Alisha vom Eichenplatz
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)

 

Planned Late Summer/Winter 2020

sire: Burning Man of WindRidge (call name Xykar)
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Clear (N/N) by parentage
color: as/as (homozygous black and tan), coat length: heterozygous stock coat/long stock coat recessive

Dam: V Jawa Hodowla pod Stawami (call name Josie)
Hips: FCI A1/2, Elbows: FCI A 1/2, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
color: as/as (homozygous black and tan), coat length: homozygous long ctock coat

50% of the puppies will have Stock Coats and 50% will have Long Stock Coats.

All the puppies will be deep mahogany red (homozygous as/as).

SIRE

DAM
Native Son of WindRidge (call name Sonny)
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Clear (N/N) by DNA
Champion Bismark Tecumseh
OFA Hips Excellent/Elbows Normal
DM carrier (N/A) by DNA
SEL EX CH Laslar's League Of His Own of Somerset Rose 
OFA Hips good
Stone Rydge's Exe Appeal 
OFA Hips good
Anya von der Hoya
OFA Hips Fair/Elbows normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
SCHH3
V Raul von Godalis
HD-SV: HD A-Normal (a1)
SCHH2
V Chipsi von der Zenteiche
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
AD, BH, IPO1
SG Jule von der Friedrichskluft 
Hip: SV: HD a-normal (a1)
Elbows: SV: HD a-normal (a1)
DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
IPO 1
V Conner aus Westenfeld

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA Nino von Tronje SCHH3

HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH1
V1 Tracy aus Wattenscheid
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH 1
V Fipsi von der Friedrichskluft

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1
)
V Jaiko vom Holtkämper See 
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH 2
Ungel von der Burg Wilbringen
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
V Jawa Hodowla pod Stawami (call name Josie)
Hips: FCI A1/2, Elbows: FCI A 1/2, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
IPO1
V Can vom Mahlstein

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1), ED normal
SCHH3, IPO3
VA Saabat von Aurelius

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA Ober von Bad-Boll
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, IPO3
VA Juri vom Schollweiher
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO1
V Wanja von der Wasserkuppe
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH3, IPO3
VA Remo vom Fichtenschlag
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1
SCHH1
V Kimba vom Klostermoor
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
IPO1
SG Holly vom Nordteich IPO1
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA Enosch von Amasis
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
VA Ober von Bad-Boll
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH1
V Bali von Amasis
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH 1
V Aida vom Nordteich
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH2,IPO3
V Figo von der Orangerie
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH 3
V Tosca vom Nordteich
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)

 

Meet Kipp. Another outstanding, prepotent WindRidge sire.

 

Due July 2020

sire: Kid od Tepleho pramena (call name Kipp)
OFA hips good/elbows normal, DM normal (N/N) by DNA
color: Black Sable aw/at (heterozygous sable/bicolor recessive), homozygous Long Stock Coat

dam: Persia von Bad Box
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA

color: Red and Black as/as (homozygous black and tan) homozygous Long Stock Coat

Long coat is a recessive trait, and both parents have two copies of the Long Coat gene, so all their puppies will be Long Stock Coats.

The colors of the puppies will be 50% aw/as (Sable with Black and Tan recessive) and 50% will be as/at (Black and Tan with Bicolor recessive).

SIRE
DAM
Kid od Tepleho pramena (call name Kipp)
Hips Good/Elbows normal, DM normal (N/N) by DNA
color: Black Sable aw/at (heterozygous sable/bicolor recessive), Long Stock Coat
IPO3
V
Ubas od Policie Ceske Republiky 
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

SCHH3, IPO3, 3 X ÚMR
SG
Larry ze Stribrneho kamene
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3 ( SG-WUSV ) IP3 ( SG-FCI-WM ) ZVV1
SG Quint z Daskonu
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH 3, IPO 3, FH1, ZPS 1, SVV1, ZVV1, UMCR IPO
SG(CZ)
Bemoan Bee
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
ZVV 1 - 5CV1/P
Vamba od Policie Ceske Republiky
HD-"a" normal
SCHH3, (V1-BSP 2008), (SG3-WUSV 2008), IPO3
V BSZS 2009, Universal Sieger
Javir vom Talka Marda
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
ZVV 1
Jaja od Policie Ceske Republiky
HD-"a" normal
SVV1
SG Xara od Teplého prameňa
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO3, VPG3, SCHH3
SG Vasco Vikar
HD-HD: Czech 0/0
3* WUSV,SCH3, IPO3
FCI,Italian Champion
Satoris Yaxi
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2
IPO1, SchH1
SG Rena di Oroval
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SVV1
Dona Va-Pe
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
WUSV 1999, 3°BSP, SCHH3, IPO3, FH1, 2X LG 11 1°PLATZ (1998-1999)
V
Nick vom Heiligenbösch
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO2, SCHH2
Loggi von der Maineiche
HD-fast Normal
IPO3
VA1 Gary vom Hühnegrab

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SchH3, IPO3
VA Omen vom Radhaus

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, IPO3
VA1 Remo vom Fichtenschlag
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO1
SG Oprah von Aurelius
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH1
V Jalmari vom Hühnegrab

HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH3
2X VA1(CN) Dux de Intercanina
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH1
V Hedi vom Hühnegrab

HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
IPO1
V 1 Wegas vom Leithawald

HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH3, IPO3
VA (BSZS, ITA) Fulz di Zenevredo

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, IPO2
VA9 2X VA1(CN) Furbo degli Achei
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH1
SG Jemy di Zenevredo 
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
IPO1
V Ubi vom Leithawald
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
SCHH3
V6 Idol vom Holtkämper Hof
HD-SV: HD a normal (a1)
IPO1
SG Qwindy van de Zomerdijkslanden
HD-Niederlande normal

 

Planned Winter 2021

High Priority

The litter people have been waiting a year for.

sire: Kid od Tepleho pramena (call name Kipp)
OFA hips good/elbows normal, DM normal (N/N) by DNA
color: Black Sable aw/at (heterozygous sable/bicolor recessive), coat length: homozygous Long Stock Coat

dam: Don't Stop Believin' of WindRidge (call name Jurnee)
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Normal (N/N) by parentage
coat color: as/a
coat length: homozygous Long Stock Coat

The puppies will all have Long Stock Coats
25% will be aw/as (sable/black and tan recessive), 25% will be aw/a (sable/black recessive), 25% will be as/at (black and tan/bicolor recessive), 25% will be at/a (bicolor/black recessive)

SIRE
DAM
Kid od Tepleho pramena (call name Kipp)
Hips Good/Elbows normal, DM normal (N/N) by DNA
color: Black Sable aw/at (heterozygous sable/bicolor recessive), Long Stock Coat
IPO3
V
Ubas od Policie Ceske Republiky 
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

SCHH3, IPO3, 3 X ÚMR
SG
Larry ze Stribrneho kamene
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3 ( SG-WUSV ) IP3 ( SG-FCI-WM ) ZVV1
SG Quint z Daskonu
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH 3, IPO 3, FH1, ZPS 1, SVV1, ZVV1, UMCR IPO
SG(CZ)
Bemoan Bee
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
ZVV 1 - 5CV1/P
Vamba od Policie Ceske Republiky
HD-"a" normal
SCHH3, (V1-BSP 2008), (SG3-WUSV 2008), IPO3
V BSZS 2009, Universal Sieger
Javir vom Talka Marda
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
ZVV 1
Jaja od Policie Ceske Republiky
HD-"a" normal
SVV1
SG Xara od Teplého prameňa
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO3, VPG3, SCHH3
SG Vasco Vikar
HD-HD: Czech 0/0
3* WUSV,SCH3, IPO3
FCI,Italian Champion
Satoris Yaxi
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2
IPO1, SchH1
SG Rena di Oroval
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SVV1
Dona Va-Pe
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
WUSV 1999, 3°BSP, SCHH3, IPO3, FH1, 2X LG 11 1°PLATZ (1998-1999)
V
Nick vom Heiligenbösch
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO2, SCHH2
Loggi von der Maineiche
HD-fast Normal
The Dark Knight of WindRidge
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Clear (N/N) by DNA, color at/a
The Darkside of WindRidge
OFA Hips good/ Elbows normal
DM clear (N/N) by DNA,
color a/a
SCHH3
V Nolan vom alten Wingertshaus 

HD-Normal
IPO 3, FH 1
V Ricky vom Haus Salztalblick

HD/ED - NORMAL
ZVV1
SG Qota Venusina Sopka
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
DM carrier (N/A) by DNA, color
at/at
SCH3, FH2, BSP ('09,'10,'11, '12), LGA ('11, '12, '13), FCI ('10, '11, '12)
V Quintus Eqidius
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO2
VELMI DOBRÝ
 Gerda Venusina Sopka
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
Anya von der Hoya
OFA Hips Fair/Elbows normal, DM clear (N/N) by DNA, color as/as
SCHH3
V
Raul von Godalis
HD-SV: HD A-Normal (a1)
SCHH3, FH1
VA3
Paer vom Hasenborn
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3
V Ossina vom Fichtenschlag
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH2
V
Chipsi von der Zenteiche
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, FH
VA2 Quenn vom Löher Weg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH 3
VA1 Lana von der Zenteiche
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)

 

Puppy Protection from the AKC and WindRidge

WindRidge German Shepherds is proud to be chosen by the AKC as a Select Breeder and a premiere participant in the AKC's exciting new Puppy Protection Package Plus program. We are the first German Shepherd Dog breeders in the United States able to offer our customers unsurpassed benefits for their new puppies provided by the AKC. We are thrilled to have been included in the development of this program and know it is one more step we can take to provide the BEST protection for our puppies. Thank you, AKC, for recognizing our devotion to the German Shepherd Dog breed by honoring us with this exclusive opportunity. It makes us proud that the most highly esteemed registry in the United States chose us. The AKC and WindRidge working together for German Shepherd Dogs. Click here for more info.

German Shepherds for Real Life
580-450-0232 cell
WindRidgeGSD@aol.com


The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Explanation of DM DNA Test Results

Normal (N/N)

This dog is homozygous N/N for the mutation that is the most common cause of DM, with two normal copies of the gene. Among the hundreds of dogs studied so far at the University of Missouri, only two dogs with test results of N/N (Normal) have been confirmed to have DM. The N/N (Normal) dog can only transmit the normal counterpart of the common mutation to its offspring, and it is unlikely that this dog or its offspring will ever develop DM.

Carrier (A/N)

This dog is heterozygous A/N, with one mutated copy of the gene and one normal copy of the gene, and is classified as a carrier. Carriers are far less likely to develop DM, but we have confirmed DM in a few carrier dogs. They may be used carefully in breeding programs to keep their good qualities while reducing risk of DM in future generations.

At-Risk (A/A)

This dog is homozygous A/A, with two mutated copies of the gene, and is at risk for developing Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). Although almost all dogs in the research study with confirmed DM have had A/A DNA test results, recent evidence suggest that there are other causes of DM in some breeds. In addition, not all dogs testing as A/A have shown clinical signs of DM. DM is typically a late onset disease, and dogs testing as A/A that are clinically normal may still begin to show signs of the disease as they age. Some dogs testing A/A did not begin to show clinical signs of DM until they were 15 years of age. Research is ongoing to estimate what percentage of dogs testing as A/A will develop DM within their lifespan. At this point, the mutation can only be interpreted as being at risk of developing DM within the animal's life. For dogs showing clinical signs with a presumptive diagnosis of DM, affected (A/A) test results can be used as an additional tool to aid in the diagnosis of DM. Dogs testing At-Risk (A/A) can only pass the mutated gene on to their offspring.


If you are interested in DM testing your dog, the OFA charges $68 per DNA sample kit.

coat types

1) stock coat- correct short double coat with thick undercoat and slightly longer coarse guard hairs; typical of working lines

2) plush stock coat- correct double coat with thick undercoat and slightly longer coarse guard hairs; thicker and somewhat longer than a standard stock coat; typical of German High Lines

3) long stock coat- correct double coat with thick undercoat; long soft guard hairs; feathering on the ears; longer hair on neck (lion mane) and back of legs; longer furnishings; seen in all lines but more common in German High Lines

4) long coat- missing undercoat; long soft guard hairs parting in the middle of back; longer hair on neck (lion mane) and back of legs; longer furnishings; feathering on ears and feet; not weather resistant; major fault.

5) mole coat- very short coat; undercoat and guard hairs same length; often lacking thick undercoat; undesirable.


Deposits are being taken (580) 450-0232

 

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First Aid

Many new puppy owners ask us what they need in a pet first aid kit, so we've put together a list of things we think you should keep on hand:

*your veterinarian's phone number*
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center emergency hotline (888) 426-4435 (A $55 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.)
* your pet's health record including birthdate, tattoo or microchip number, recent weight, dates and names of immunizations, worming, and any antibiotics taken
*Milk of Magnesia or activated charcoal to absorb poison (Be sure to get the advice of your veterinarian or local poison control center before inducing vomiting or treating an animal for poisoning.)
*gauze to wrap wounds or muzzle animal
*heat/cold packs*cotton balls
*adhesive tape for bandages
*nonstick bandages (i.e., Telfa pads) to protect wounds or control bleeding
*towels and cloth*rubbing alcohol *hydrogen peroxide (3 percent)
*Betadine
*Benedryl tablets and ointment

*baby aspirin*vaseline
*tweezers*rectal thermometer (normal canine body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
*large syringe without needle or eyedropper (to give oral treatments)
*muzzle (soft cloth, rope, necktie or nylon stocking ) or use a towel to cover a small animal's head. Do not use in case of vomiting.
*stretcher (A door, board, blanket or floor mat)
*blanket
*plastic ziploc baggies
*surgical gloves
*sterile saline solution for flushing eyes
*canine oral electrolyte solution
*Bene-bac or acidophilus capsules
*kaopectate
*Neosporin ointment

We also recommend you keep a week's supply of canned dog food (longer shelf life than dry) and bottled water for your pet
(approximately half a gallon/day for an adult GSD) along with your family emergency preparedness supplies.

 

All WindRidge puppies are vet checked, wormed, vaccinated, microchipped, and temperament tested before going to their new homes.
There is usually a waiting list for our puppies, so we recommend that you place a puppy deposit as early as possible.

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies." -- Gene HillWindRidge German Shepherds and Heart to Heart Rescue
580-450-0232 cell
WindRidgeGSD@aol.com