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.

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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.


Born 6/24/19

DM Normal (N/N) by parentage

sire: The Dark Knight of WindRidge (call name Juka)
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA

dam: Kelly von der Borovobox (call name Kelly)
HD-SV: Hips Good (a1)/Elbows normal (a1), DM Normal (N/N) by DNA

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green male

grey dot male

turquoise male
The Dark Knight of WindRidge
OFA Hips Good/Elbows Normal, DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
The Darkside of WindRidge
OFA Hips good/ Elbows normal
DM Normal (N/N) by DNA
V Nolan vom alten Wingertshaus 

Paska vom Salztalblick 
SCHH 3 - IP 3 - FH 2
Xallie vom alten Wingertshaus
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
IPO 3, FH 1
V Ricky vom Haus Salztalblick

Xendo vom Salztalblick 
HD-SV: HD a-normal
Esly vom Salztalblick 
HD-SV: HD a-normal
SG Qota Venusina Sopka
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
DM carrier (N/A) by DNA
SCH3, FH2, BSP ('09,'10,'11, '12), LGA ('11, '12, '13), FCI ('10, '11, '12)
V Quintus Eqidius
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3 (3 X BSP), IP3
SG Tyson von der Schiffslache
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SCHH3, IPO3 5JV5/5,5 P 1.TR.
V Nike Eqidius 
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
 Gerda Venusina Sopka
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
SG Ero zo Stiavnickych hor 
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
Asia Venusina Sopka 
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
Kelly von der Borovobox
HD-SV: Hips Good (a1)/Elbows normal (a1),
DM Normal (N/N) by DNA

V Uran von der Wolfstratte 
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
VA Saabat von Aurelius
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
VA1 Ober von Bad-Boll
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
VA3(A) Juri vom Schollweiher
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
V Julia vom Kapellenberg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
V Figo von der Orangerie
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
V Lara vom Kapellenberg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
V Latoya vom Eichenplatz

HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
elbows normal
Chicco Dogshof
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
V Joker vom Eichenplatz
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
V Oxana vom Schindbachtal
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
V Ossi vom Eichenplatz
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)
VA2 Quenn vom Löher Weg
HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1)
VA2 Alisha vom Eichenplatz
HD-SV: HD a-fast normal (a2)

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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)
*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)
*plastic ziploc baggies
*surgical gloves
*sterile saline solution for flushing eyes
*canine oral electrolyte solution
*Bene-bac or acidophilus capsules
*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.

A note to potential puppy buyers:

Here at WindRidge, we do the best we can to bring happy, healthy puppies into the world that will become cherished family members. We love every puppy as if it was our own child and want the very best for all of them. We understand that the vagaries of life can occasionally mean even the most stable home will be turned upside down. In some cases, this means families can no longer keep their pets. If such a situation arises, be a responsible owner and return your dog to the breeder so another loving home can be found. NEVER abandon them or take them to an animal shelter. Afterall, "shelter" is a misnomer. Death House is a more appropriate name.When you turn your pet in, it is more likely to be destroyed than find a new home. A few years ago I read a study conducted by the The National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy - a coalition of 11 of the foremost animal organizations concerned with the issue of unwanted pets in this country. I have never been able to forget the number of family pets destroyed every year. The council estimates the number of animals euthanized annually at between 2 and 20 million.PLEASE don't come to us for one of our babies only to send it to an untimely death because you aren't prepared to raise a German Shepherd.

The 10 most common reasons people turn their pets into animal shelters are:

Dogs and Cats Cats only
1. Moving 1.Allergies in the family
2. Landlord won't allow pet 2. House soiling
3. Too many animals 3. Incompatibility with other pets
4. Cost of pet maintenance  
5. Personal problems  
6. Inadequate facilities  
7. No homes available for litter mates  
8. No time for pet  
9. Pet illness(es)  
10. Biting  

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
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