Dark Sable AKC German Shepherd Puppies Working lines Sire is a Direct import Excellent Hips OFA OFEl AKC Star Scent Specific Tracking Dam's Sire from kraftwerk OFA Good hips heard cert DM clear Hand Raised In Our House

Emma Amara Schacht Dam Vancouver Provocativo Sire. Dark Sable German Shepherd female Puppy puppies. Our Kraftwerk Solid Black Working lines female GSD German Shepherd Working Dog with tons of imported CZECH lines Just had a Litter of Puppies with the Sire a Sandpoint Sable Search and Rescue Scent Specific Working Dog. If anyone is looking for a true working line dog let PS shepherds know Please text Breeder Melissa Smith at 509-720-0564. Emma was studed with the Local Police Fire rescue's as an Active search and rescue dog the awesome German trained Vancouver Provocativo. these pups Sire was a direct import from Europe and not born in the united states. In Europe they have much more stringent breeding standards a dog cannot be bred without parents being healthy and proven. He is certified in Scent Specific tracking and passed the 10 qualifier test thru ofa called The good canine Citisenship Award CGC. He is an awesome dog we studded out so we could keep a puppy from birth and he is ofa Excellent Hips this is very rare look around good is hard to get Excellent is almost impossible on a GSD and has OFEL Certified hips and is DM Clear  the puppies are DM Clear By default since both parents are DM Clear of

Canine degenerative myelopathy


Vancouver's color is sable and he was trained in German. If you are interested in a stud from him and are in the north Idaho Area are let us know and we can refer you. He's definitley One of the coolest Smartest Most Athletic dogs we have ever seen as you can see in the pictures. We were very blessed to get such an awesome stud and meet such a great couple who own him and they directly imported him from Europe the Czech Republic. Emma is our solid black and her father came from kraftwerk on the Washington coast. there puppies sell for 5,500 and up last we checked. She has OFA good hips was OFA heart tested and passed and is also DM Clear. Since both parents are DM clear your puppy will be born DM clear as well by lineage 100% witch is very nice according to current genetics as listed about dm below. posted pics were taken Friday April 15th 2016 and pricing is 2,000 if you pick up and 500 and up if we deliver to you depending on your location. If you are looking for a true working dog with proven Working Lines in the USA And Europe as well as out and titles this is it. The preferred breed for many types of work, including disability assistancesearch-and-rescuepolice and military roles, and even acting.[6] The German Shepherd is the second-most popular breed of dog in the United States[7] and fourth-most popular in the United Kingdom.[8]. If you do not have time to spend every day working with them they are not for you. This litter was bred to Work not to lie around. Emma weighs 85 pounds and is the most athletic dog we have out of 5 gsd's we own. All ps shepherds puppies are hand raised indoors tell their third set of shots and if not sold then begin outdoor training slowly on our 2 acre property and come back indoors at night. We pad train from a young age so it helps making potty training easier for you. Babies were whelped Sunday April 10th 2016. We have 3 Females Available. Will deliver in the northwest Oregon Idaho Washington And Montana for a Fee. We can send you u tube videos once your chosen baby is ready to go should you decide you do not want to drive as your life is too busy but want a great dog with proper genetic testing done to give your Puppy a better chance at a nice long life. We do not let puppies go untell 10 weeks minimum and they will be dewormed have their shots and ready to go be trained to do any job you can put forward for them. Puppies are hand raised in our home and will be socialised with children and adult german shepherds as they get a little bigger. Our neighbors have sheep and chickens so the see farm animals thru a fence. Pups will be inside untell the third set of shots then we will begin working on starting potty training for them. These will make excellent Service, Military, Police, Search And Rescue, And Farm Dogs. They were bred to work, do a job these are not your typical GSD Pups They were bred to Work Hard. for more information email Melissa Smith at collectablescorner@frontier.com or text her at 509-720-0564 Pricing begins at 2,000.00 and up depending on where you live for the delivery costs as we will not send on a plane it is too hard on the puppies. We will drive to you for delivery if you work to much and want a dog that has been health tested parents. We are located in Post falls Idaho 83854. We take a $500 non refundable deposit to hold your place in line then we do picking at around 6 to 8 weeks so we know pups personality and can try to help match with your needs. first to put a cleared down payment will be first to be in line for their puppy. We offer a 10% discount to anyone who is retired on social security or disabled is military or is police or fire with proof. this discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Melissa Kissing a baby in the Puppy Bedroom



Pups Cuddling while they get a bed change


Puppy picture 4-25-2016




Here is Sire VANCOUVER PROVOCATIVO 
ofa and german shepherd database information



And then his pedigree, all dogs in his pedigree are titled, a lot have competed in the world championships. 

Here are a few pictures of him






 OFA and german shepherd database information Dam Emma Amara Schacht






North Idaho Coeur d alene post falls hayden rathdrum spirit lake twin lakes 
eastern wahington spokane deer park collville moses lake wa
central idaho moscow pullman id
seattle wa aprox 4 hours away may deliver Oregon Montana Idaho Washington OR MT ID WA

Temperament


German Shepherds are well renowned for their protectiveness over family members
German Shepherds are moderate active dogs and described in breed standards as self-assured. The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. They are curious, which makes them excellent guard dogs and suitable for search missions. They can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialized correctly. They are not inclined to become immediate friends with strangers.[18]German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient.

Intelligence

German Shepherds were bred specifically for their intelligence, a trait for which they are now famous.In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, author Stanley Coren ranked the breed third for intelligence, behind Border Collies and Poodles. He found that they had the ability to learn simple tasks after only five repetitions and obeyed the first command given 95% of the time.Coupled with their strength, this trait makes the breed desirable as policeguard and search and rescue dogs, as they are able to quickly learn various tasks and interpret instructions better than other large breeds.

Use as working dog[edit]

German Shepherds are a popular selection for use as working dogs. They are especially well known for their police work, being used for tracking criminals, patrolling troubled areas and detection and holding of suspects. Additionally thousands of German Shepherds have been used by the military. Usually trained for scout duty, they are used to warn soldiers to the presence of enemies or of booby traps or other hazards.[29] German Shepherds have also been trained by military groups to parachute from aircraft[30] or as anti-tank weapons. They were used in World War II as messenger dogs, rescue dogs and personal guard dogs.[25] A number of these dogs were taken home by foreign servicemen, who were impressed by their intelligence.[25]
The German Shepherd is one of the most widely used breeds in a wide variety of scent-work roles. These include search and rescuecadaver searchingnarcotics detection, explosives detectionaccelerant detection and mine detection dog, among others. They are suited for these lines of work because of their keen sense of smell and their ability to work regardless of distractions. At one time the German Shepherd was the breed chosen almost exclusively to be used as a guide dog for the visually impaired. When formal guide dog training began in Switzerland in the 1920s under the leadership of Dorothy Eustis, all of the dogs trained were German Shepherd females. In 2013, about 15% of the dogs trained by Guide Dogs of America are German Shepherds, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in the United Kingdom states they also train some German Shepherds
German Shepherds are still used for herding and tending sheep grazing in meadows next to gardens and crop fields. They are expected to patrol the boundaries to keep sheep from trespassing and damaging the crops. In Germany and other places these skills are tested in utility dog trials also known as HGH (Herdengebrauchshund) herding utility dog trials.
One Mexican German Shepherd, Zuyaqui, was dissected and his body put on display at the Sedena's "Narco Museum" in Mexico. He is regarded to be the dog who has captured the most drugs in Mexican police and military history.

Description

German Shepherds are medium to large-sized dogs. The breed standard height at the withers is 60–65 cm (24–26 in) for males and 55–60 cm (22–24 in) for females.The weight standard is 30–40 kilograms (66–88 lb) for males and 22–32 kilograms (49–71 lb) for females.[1] They have a domed forehead, a long square-cut muzzle and a black nose. The jaws are strong, with a scissor-like bite. The eyes are medium-sized and brown with a lively, intelligent and self-assured look. The ears are large and stand erect, open at the front and parallel, but they often are pulled back during movement. They have a long neck, which is raised when excited and lowered when moving at a fast pace. The tail is bushy and reaches to the hock.
German Shepherds have a two-layer coat which is close and dense with a thick undercoat. The coat is accepted in two variants; medium and long. The long-hair gene is recessive, making the long-hair variety rarer. Treatment of the long-hair variation differs across standards; they are accepted but not competed with standard coated dogs under the German and UK Kennel Clubs while they can compete with standard coated dogs but are considered a fault in the American Kennel Club. The FCI accepted the long-haired type in 2010, listing it as the variety b—while short-haired type is listed as the variety a.
Most commonly, German Shepherds are either tan/black or red/black. Most colour varieties have black masks and black body markings which can range from a classic "saddle" to an over-all "blanket." Rarer colour variations include the sable, pure-black, pure-white, liver and blue varieties. The all-black and sable varieties are acceptable according to most standards; however, the blue and liver are considered to be serious faults and the all-white is grounds for instant disqualification from showing in conformation at All Breed and Specialty Shows.

What is

Canine degenerative myelopathy


Canine degenerative myelopathy, also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy, is an incurable, progressive disease of the canine spinal cord that is similar in many ways to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Onset is typically after the age of 7 years and it is seen most frequently in the German shepherd dog, Pembroke Welsh corgi, and boxer dog, though the disorder is strongly associated with a gene mutation in SOD1 that has been found in 43 breeds as of 2008, including the wire fox terrierChesapeake Bay retrieverRhodesian ridgeback, and Cardigan Welsh corgi.[1][2] Progressive weakness and incoordination of the rear limbs are often the first signs seen in affected dogs, with progression over time to complete paralysis. Myelin is an insulating sheath around neurons in the spinal cord. One proposed cause of degenerative myelopathy is that the immune system attacks this sheath, breaking it down. This results in a loss of communication between nerves in lower body of the animal and the brain.

Testing[edit]

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals has a DNA saliva test to screen for the mutated gene that has been seen in dogs with degenerative myelopathy. Now that a test is available the disease can be bred out of breeds with a high preponderance. The test is only recommended for predisposed breeds, but can be performed on DNA from any dog on samples collected through swabbing the inside of the animal's cheek with a sterile cotton swab or through venipuncture.
The test determines whether the mutated copy of SOD1 is present in the DNA sample submitted. It must be interpreted with caution by a veterinary clinician in combination with the animal's clinical signs and other lab test results.
The results reported are:
  • Normal / Normal (N/N, or 'clear'): The dog does not have the mutation and is extremely unlikely to develop degenerative myelopathy. There have been cases in which dogs that tested clear were found to have DM upon necropsy. This information was given to Dr Keller from the OFA. Dr Coates performed necropsy. It is important to note the OFA statement on their website that states "Recent evidence suggest that there are other causes of DM in some breeds".
  • Normal / Abnormal (N/A or 'carrier'): The dog has one mutated copy of the gene (is heterozygous) and is a carrier but will not have degenerative myelopathy though there has now been some cases of heterozygous carriers developing DM.[3] It will be possible for it to pass the mutation to offspring. A thorough examination of the dog's pedigree and DNA testing should be undertaken prior to breeding a dog with this result.
  • Abnormal / Abnormal (A/A or 'At Risk'): The dog has two copies (is homozygous) for the mutation and is at risk for degenerative myelopathy.

Genetics[edit]

Breeding risks for degenerative myelopathy can be calculated using the Punnett Square:
  • If both parents are clear (N/N) then all of the puppies will be clear.
  • If one parent is a carrier (N/A) and one is clear (N/N) each puppy has a 50% chance of being clear and a 50% chance of being a carrier.
  • If both parents are carriers (N/A) each puppy has a 25% chance of being clear (N/N), 50% chance of being a carrier (N/A), and 25% chance of being affected and carrier (A/A)
  • If one parent is clear (N/N) and one parent is affected (A/A) then all puppies will be carriers (N/A)
  • If one parent is a carrier (N/A) and one is at risk (A/A) each puppy has a 50% chance of being a carrier(N/A) and 50% chance of being affected and carrier (A/A)
  • If both parents are at risk (A/A) then all puppies will be affected and carrier (A/A)

Symptoms[edit]

Degenerative myelopathy initially affects the back legs and causes muscle weakness and loss, and lack of coordination. These cause a staggering affect that may appear to be arthritis. The dog may drag one or both rear paws when it walks. This dragging can cause the nails of one foot to be worn down. The condition may lead to extensive paralysis of the back legs. As the disease progresses, the animal may display symptoms such as incontinence and has considerable difficulties with both balance and walking.[1][4] If allowed to progress, the animal will show front limb involvement and extensive muscle atrophy and paralysis. Eventually cranial nerve or respiratory muscle involvement necessitates euthanasia or long term palliative care.[2]
Progression of the disease is generally slow but highly variable. The animal could be crippled within a few months, or may survive as long as three years or more.[1]

Causes[edit]

The etiology of this disease is unknown. Recent research has shown that a mutation in the SOD1 gene is a risk factor for developing degnerative myelopathy in several breeds.[2] Mutations in SOD1 are also associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) in people.[5] More than 100 SOD1 gene mutations are involved in human familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the pathologic spinal lesions of ALS are similar to those of canine DM, making canine DM a potentially useful animal model of ALS.[6] .Known causes of spinal cord dysfunction should be excluded before accepting the diagnosis of degenerative myelopathy; disc disease (protrusions) or spinal cord tumors can cause compression of the spinal cord with similar signs to degenerative myelopathy.[7]

Treatment[edit]

Degenerative myelopathy is an irreversible, progressive disease that cannot currently be cured. There are no treatments that have been clearly shown to stop or slow progression of DM.[1]

Exercise[edit]

Exercise has been recommended to maintain the dog's ability to walk.[1] Physiotherapy may prolong the length of time that the dog remains mobile and increase survival time.[8] Canine hydrotherapy (swimming) may be more useful than walking.[9] Use of a belly sling or hand-held harness allows the handler the ability to support the dog's hind legs for exercising or going up and down stairs.[citation needed] A 2-wheel dog cart, or "dog wheelchair" can allow the dog to remain active and maintain its quality of life once signs of weakness or paralysis of the hind limbs is detected.






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  1. Melissa is the Best German shepherd breeder ever we have the best shepherd ever super friendly she hand raises them inside their home. a caring woman who betters the breed not a backyard breeder who ruins the breed

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