Hip Dysplasia/Elbow Dysplasia (.1%)
~In 2007, one female
pup out of Zorro X Carlitta had severe elbow dysplasia at 2 years old. Both parents were hip/elbow tested and received
excellent scores. Nevertheless, the parents, Zorro and Carlitta, were never again bred together.
~In 2002, one dog
at the age of 6 years old out of Bach X Betty developed weak joints in the elbow.
Epilepsy or seizures (.6%)
~ In 2011, one 2 year old
male out of Keno and Annie was diagnosed with epilepsy.
~In 2009, one 4 month old female pup out of Beamer X Ida Mae had seizures for
one week immediately following a rabies shot. This puppy has not had any seizures since and is not currently on any
~In 2009, one male pup out of Beamer X Ida Mae was shown to have epileptic seizures
at 12 weeks old after a severe fall.
~In 2008, one male pup out of Packer X Rowanda
was shown to have epileptic seizures at eight years old.
~In 2004, one F1
female pup out of Sam (Great Pyrenees mix) X Sooner was diagnosed with epilepsy.
~In 2003, 4 out
of 8 pups in the litter out of Trucker X Trixy 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.
~In 2001, one male
pup out of Packer X Ricotta had seizures.
~In 1999, Hoss,
the first male mixed pup bred from purebred German Shepherd Dog and Malamute had epilepsy at the age of 11 years old.
~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.
~In January 2012, one female out of Zorro X Luna 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
one female out of Zorro X Sooner showed mild limping at varying times at 5-8 months old.
~In 1994, one male
pup showed very mild limping for approximately one week at 5 months old.
Severe arthritis (.1%)
~In 2002, two pups
out of the Uric/Vegas lines were reported to have arthritis.
~In 2004, an 8 year old female out of Saba and Brat developed arthritis.
Eye diseases (0%)
Urinal Problems (.2%)
~In 2012, one female pup out
of Zorro X Nadine 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.
2009, one male pup out of Beamer X Annie developed sheath problems at 9 months old and was unable to retract
into the prepuce.
~In 2003, one 11
year old dog (F3) was reported to have a weak bladder.
Skin disorders (.05%)
~In 1990, one pup out of a
third generation 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.
Bloat and gastric torsion (.1%)
~In Oct 2011, one 3 year old female (f2) out of Beamer X Annie
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.
2004, one 4 year old male dog out of Vegas X Sooner was diagnosed with gastric torsion.
~In 2010, a 10 year old male
out of Bach and Betty Boop was diagnosed
with Myelofibrosis, a form of leukemia.
Muscle disorders (.05%)
, a 1
year old dog out of Zorro X World Premiere was diagnosed with Masticatory Myositis.
~In 2010, a 6 month old puppy out of Missy and Keno died of complications due to an enlarged heart.
~In 2011, a 1 year old male out of Jessie and Keno showed biting and licking behaviors due to a wheat allergy.
~ In 2011
, a 6 month old pup out of Zorro X World Premiere was diagnosed with wry mouth. World Premiere has been spayed
and no puppies were kept to further her lines.