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Saturday, April 30, 2016

M2 Machines 1:64 Scale Diecast Single Mystery Crate you will Recieve a 1/492 1/108 or 1/24 M2 Machines Promotional exclusive The Promotions Muscle Car Truck or VW Bug Bus Chase or Super Chase Or Other Random Limited limit 6 per customer No Coupons S-?

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This Bundle is for a M2 Machines The Promotions Mystery bundle. you will receive nothing that is available at retail. they will be from the vaults of the Collectables Corner And friends M2 Promos Only. We are limiting to 6 per customer per day to be fair. One out of every 96 pcs sold will receive a 1/24 Super Chase from our vaults For $19.99 normally sell for over $500.00 and if you buy 6 pcs you will be guaranteed a chase 1/108 out of your 6 pcs. There are no returns but we guarantee no duplicates in every 6 ct Purchased in a day. if you buy again a second pack we cannot guarantee you will not get a duplicate and nothing will be more than 492 produced. One lucky person who gets the 1/24 will be extremely happy. please note if you purchase this you cannot use any coupon codes or dealer discounts or buy and get item free it is it's own special already or we will refund you. limit 6 per Address per day and address must be a confirmed Paypal address so there are no cheaters to make it fair for all. any questions feel free to email us at collectablescorner@frontier.com 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

2013 Suzuki ATV 750 Anniversary 4x4 PS Loaded Like New less then 300 miles all on flat trails all service done at dealer since new 9899 obo



Like New we added a bonus rear seat that has additional storage as well $239.99 from cabellas first service for 100 miles $355.77 done at the cda honda suzuki dealer on 10/1/2013 second service done even though it didint need to be done yet $89.11 on 9/1/2015 , warn winch and snow plow all profesionaly installed by cda honda/suzuki was 1,205.00. maintenence has been done by cda honda as recommended since new with records available before even scheduled. Machine has only between 200 and 300 miles total on it. It is a 30th anniversary addition so it is made out of the same scratch resistant material cammo is but this color was only made for 1 year as a 30th anniversary exclusive color so its very unique. With ad ons and maintenance we are into this atv 12,619.77 and have reciepts for proof. special 30th anniversary was only made 1 year so will become a collectors bike with the rarity. We are firm on the price but you will not be disappointed bike is literally as good as brand new and has always stores inside actually better because you know it's not a lemmon. all miles have been on road or trail no off trail riding by elder adults. only selling due to illness call or text to see this perfect bike ready to go before it is gone and save big over $2720.77 off the cost new and it has less than 300 original miles on it.

2013 Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering 30th Anniversary Edition

2013 suzuki kingquad 750axi power steering 30th anniversary edition - DOC508285
SPECIFICATIONS:

year:
2013
make:
Suzuki
Model:
KingQuad
price:
$ 9899
Engine:
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Transmission:
CVT (V-belt), with high-/low-range, and reverse
Energy:
Suzuki Fuel Injection
Displacement:
722 cc
FILED UNDER:
Suzuki
quad atv
Suzuki KingQuad
2013
text us at 208-757-0564Suzuki is considered by many a pioneer of ATVs, as it started to build these useful machines 30 years ago when the Suzuki LT-125 made its grand debut. Since then, the company's products have been constantly upgraded and today they are able to tackle any job without backing down.To mark the 30 years anniversary, the Japanese manufacturer created the Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering 30th Anniversary Edition. The KingQuad 750AXi is one of the most wanted models in Suzuki's ATVs lineup because it can follow your lead regardless of what type of terrain lies under its wheels.This capable vehicle is loaded with modern technologies that help it deliver first class performances such as power steering, fully independent suspensions, strong brakes, CVT-type automatic transmission and a fuel injected 722, cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine a charger to charge your toys like a cell phone.The Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering 30th Anniversary Edition is offered with a huge discount price of 9,899 OBO from our cost to drive less than 300 miles thats about a dollar a mile we spent that you get to save. with all options included it is a savings of $2720.77. no trades please cash only. always stored indoors. like brand new call or email for more information on this perfect bike

    M2 Machines 1969 Camaro Z28 rally-Sport LS9 Supercharged Metallic Hugger Orange Black Stripe Promo 1/492 pcs Chase Clambshell

    M2 Machines 1969 Camaro Z28 rally-Sport LS9 Supercharged Metallic Hugger Orange Black Stripe Promo 1/492 pcs Chase Clambshell

    M2 Machines Auto Lift Releases 13 / 3 2-Car Sets Includes Mercury merc Coupe, Mercury Cougar, Pontiac GTO 1:64 Scale diecast Models on auto lifts very nice

    M2 Machines Auto Lift Releases 13 / 3 2-Car Sets Includes Mercury Coupe, Mercury Cougar, GTO 1:64 Scale diecast Models

    FROM EXPLORE THE GALAXY PACK 1 OF 2000 ODDS SOLD OUT CARD Topps star wars Digital Trading Card Endor Defend The Empire! 1 of 20 Worldwide

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    Monday, April 25, 2016

    M2 Machines Castline 1957 57 Chevy Bel Air Maroon Candy Apple Red With Black Double Flames Black Chrome Rims Gold Trim Super Chase 1:64 Scale Diecast In Acrylic case

    M2 Machines Castline 1957 57 Chevy Bel Air Maroon Candy Apple Red With Black Double Flames Black Chrome Rims Gold Trim Super Chase 1:64 Scale Diecast In Acrylic case



    M2 Machines Castline Black With Pink Double Flames 1957 57 Chevy Chevrolet Bel Air Super Chase 1 of 108 Pcs Worldwide Diecast Acrylic case J hook 1:64 Scale

    M2 Machines Castline Black With Pink Double Flames 1957 57 Chevy Chevrolet Bel Air Super Chase 1 of 108 Pcs Worldwide Diecast Acrylic case J hook 1:64 Scale



    M2 Machines 1951 51 Studebaker 2R Tow Truck Raw | Collectables Corner Exclusive 1 of 204 Chase | M2 Machines Auto Trucks | 1:64 Scale Diecast Acrylic

    1951 51 Studebaker 2R Tow Truck Raw | Collectables Corner Exclusive 1 of 204 Chase | M2 Machines Auto Trucks | 1:64 Scale Diecast Acrylic



    M2 Machines Auto thentics S-21 1957 57 Chevy Bel Air Pearl White Red With Double Flames 1/108 1:64 Scale Diecast In Acrylic J Hook Super Chase (S-21 108 White)

    M2 Machines Auto thentics S-21 1957 57 Chevy Bel Air Pearl White Red With Double Flames 1/108 1:64 Scale Diecast In Acrylic J Hook Super Chase (S-21 108 White)

    Cannabix Technologies Inc BLOZF : OTC Pink - Current Information BLOZF is a stock on the way up as of 4-25-2016 engaged in marijuana breathalyzer development for law enforcement and workplace testing




    Cannabix Technologies Inc. is a technology development company, which is engaged in marijuana breathalyzer development for law enforcement and workplace testing. The Company is developing drug-testing devices that detect tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) using breath samples. It has a portfolio of breath testing technologies, which are engaged in bringing portable hand-held tools to the market to enhance detection of marijuana impaired driving offences. The devices are used to detect the use of THC at the roadside to identify drivers intoxicated by the use of marijuana. In particular, it is focused on developing breath testing devices for THC detection that focuses use of THC, (within a two hour time period at time of testing) in contrast to saliva or urine testing for THC, which tests positive for periods long after intoxication has worn off. Its devices are also useful for other practical applications, such as testing employees in the workplace where intoxication by THC is hazardous.

    Cannabix Technologies Inc. (CSE: BLO, US OTC: BLOZF, Frankfurt: 8CT:FRAis a Vancouver, B.C. based technology company. Cannabix is developing tools for law enforcement and the workplace to detect THC in breath.  Cannabix Technologies' common shares are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange and are quoted on the US OTC Pinksheets and European Frankfurt ExchangeLearn more. Please enter your email below for updates. Press releasescorporate presentationmedia relations contact & kit, investor relationscontact.

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    AKC Registered Geman Shepherd Female Puppy Sable Strong Working Lines Sire Direct Import Strong east german / Czech Lines OFA OFEL DM Clear Heart Tested via OFA Search And Rescue Sire

    Description:
    $500 deposit holds your puppy before you send them to training or train yourself if qualified.

    AKC Registered Sable German Shepherd Puppies. Sire was a Direct Import from the CZECH Republic/ East Germany. He has his AKC STAR Award and Scent specific tracking since he has been in the USA. He is an active search and rescue dog in North Idaho. He is OFA Excellent this is very hard to get and OFEL and DM Clear. the Dam is OFA Good DM Clear And has her OFA Herat Certification. Puppies were born April 10th 2016 and will be born DM Clear since both parents are. for more questions feel free to text or call and leave a message at 509-720-0564. These are strong working line pups not your typical house puppy or pet. they were bred to work. These pups would make excellent Guide Dogs Companion Dogs Police Dogs Search And Rescue Dogs Military Dogs Guard dogs Herders for Farm Work Companion Dogs pretty much any kind of work you want to throw at them but they should really go to a home that is going to put them to work as they need to work to be happy. We hand raise them indoors from birth in our home not outside in a kennel where they recieve no socialising so they will trust humans if you want them to. Most shepherds are raised outdoors and do not get that human connection it is a lot of work and very hard on your home. We also pad train them so it's much easier to potty train if your going to keep them in your home as well. The German Shepherd is one of the most widely used breeds in a wide variety of scent-work roles. These include search and rescue, cadaver searching, narcotics detection, explosives detection, accelerant detection and mine detection dog, Police Dogs Service Dogs and Military among many 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. 
    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. We offer a 10% Discount to Active Military Police or Fire Retired people on a limited income and Disabled people looking to use there pup as a service dog or Retired police and fire as a thank you for your service, discount cannot be combined with any other offers. We deliver for a fee of $1.00 per mile with agreement and down payment plus delivery pre paid delivery fee. 

    you may email us at [email removed] or call and leave a message for a call back at 509-720-0564 Ask For Melissa Smith PS Shepherds the Northwests Premier German Shepherd Indoor puppy Breeder. We only have 5 adult Shepherds all raised in our home. We are not a puppy mill that locks our dogs outside 24/7. We have many references text us and we can set you up with some references of our success stories on fb thanks, Melissa PS Shepherds



    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Car accident corruption in Idaho if you were in an auto accident be ready to be cheated even when it is not your fault. do not trust your doctors your physical therapists or lawyers they are all out to screw you

    Just wanted to give a expreirnce of an accident i was in in north idaho to hopefully help spare you the misery i went thru. first the state of idaho lies to the jury and tells them there is no insurance. the jury believes you are suing the people who hit you. insurance paid off the courts to instruct the jury that there is no insurance you are suing the people who hit you not the insurance company.  second the doctors get rich literally. my pt got paid around 3,000 to go to court against me and lie. he was all nice for around 50 visits + then a week before he quit seing me because he could no longer bill my insurance and could not fix me he made up a story lying. he got paid almost 3,000 dollars for 3 hours in court for this ling abd story he made up changimng what i tol him. next my psychologist. they are supposed to keep whayou say in trust. she geot paid arund 6,000.00 to go to court and lie as well stating negative opinions not facts. last the attoneys, the good ones tell you to go to doctors do everything your toold i trusted them and did. a week before the two week deadline tomfile suit i was fired by my attorneys leaving no time to find a new attorney. all it cost me was hundreds of thousands in credit card debt. at time of last offer before court mediacl was around 35k not including loosing my business my dignity and health for the rest of my life. i lost my memort my bacl always hurts i cannot think and my neck hurts theres lots more thats ljust the basics I was rear ended 100% not my fault keep in mind. I ended up in the end owing the people who hit me money. they hires 2 attorneys against my 1. paid off my doctors. the insurance is the most coorupt industry oout there. your insurance will not pay out anything except medial so the waning i have for all is please please be sure to add medical to your auto insurance in the most you possibly can afford. the rest is a big sham. they pay you way less than your cars worth. the judge was retired and too incompetent to even understand what my specialist doctor was saying in court, bottom loine lost everything now in huge debt before accident was living with money in the bank. dont get hit in idaho you will get royalt screwed and be sure as the only thingh e that will cover you is medical on your own policy. uninsured motorists is a sham underinshured is a sham your own company will only pay medical and the other does not have to pay a penny. if you dont take there offer for less than your medical bills you have to pay them money. hope you read this before you get screwed too. thanks i will pray that others see this and take our advise before you loose your lide like i lost mine. one day i was healthy and had a great future. the next disabled lost everything for stopping at a stop light. theres no justice in the insurance world beware all.

    Saturday, April 9, 2016

    Auto World Premium Release 4 Set A (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast AW64032A 1963 Dodge Polara 1964 Plymouth Barracuda 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix 2015 Ford Mustang GT 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 1975 Pontiac Firebird T/A

    Auto World Premium Release 4 Set A (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast AW64032A 1963 Dodge Polara 1964 Plymouth Barracuda 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix 2015 Ford Mustang GT  1970 Dodge Challenger T/A  1975 Pontiac Firebird T/A

    Auto World Premium Release 4 Set B (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast

    Auto World Premium Release 4 Set B (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast
    Introducing Auto World’s Premium Release 4 highly-detailed 1:64 scale die cast vehicles! With completely new tooling, we’re talking accuracy to the highest level by precisely scaling everything to true 1:64 scale.

    FEATURES:
    • 6-Car Set
    • Factory Sealed Case
    • True 1:64 Scale
    • Die-cast Metal Body and Chassis
    • Matching Stock Wheels and Tires
    • Authentic Factory Colors
    Set B Includes:
    • 1963 Dodge Polara (Light Green)
    • 1964 Plymouth Barracuda (Silver)
    • 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix (White)
    • 2015 Ford Mustang GT (Dark Blue)
    • 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A (Orange with Black Graphics)
    • 1975 Pontiac Firebird T/A (Stellar Blue)

    Johnny Lightning Muscle Cars USA Release 1 Set A (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast

    Johnny Lightning Muscle Cars USA Release 1 Set A (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast

    Johnny Lightning® is now back in the hands of the Playing Mantis team of developers and designers that resurrected the Topper Toys brand back in 1994! We are excited to re-introduce these iconic die cast vehicles!

    The FIRST to focus directly on the collector car market with Muscle Cars U.S.A.™ this ground-breaking series continues in 2016! These powerful machines have left burnouts in every hometown from coast to coast and are once again available in 1:64 scale.


    FEATURES:
    • 6-Car Set
    • Factory Sealed Case
    • Authentic replicas of the “real thing”
    • Opening hoods
    • Factory correct paint schemes and graphics
    Set A Includes:
    • 1970 Rebel Machine (White w/ Red & Blue Graphics)
    • 1971 Buick GSX (Chrome Yellow w/ Black Graphics)
    • 1971 Pontiac GTO (Castillian Bronze)
    • 1967 Chevy Chevelle SS (Granada Gold w/ Gloss White Roof)
    • 1969 Dodge Coronet Convertible (Rallye Green Metallic w/ Black Stripe)
    • 1970 Mustang Mach 1 (Grabber Orange w/ Black Stripes)

    Johnny Lightning Muscle Cars USA Release 1 Set B (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast

    Johnny Lightning Muscle Cars USA Release 1 Set B (6-Car Sealed Case) 1:64 Diecast



    Product Description

    Johnny Lightning® is now back in the hands of the Playing Mantis team of developers and designers that resurrected the Topper Toys brand back in 1994! We are excited to re-introduce these iconic die cast vehicles!

    The FIRST to focus directly on the collector car market with Muscle Cars U.S.A.™ this ground-breaking series continues in 2016! These powerful machines have left burnouts in every hometown from coast to coast and are once again available in 1:64 scale.


    FEATURES:
    • 6-Car Set
    • Factory Sealed Case
    • Authentic replicas of the “real thing”
    • Opening hoods
    • Factory correct paint schemes and graphics
    Set B Includes:
    • 1970 Rebel Machine (Red w/ Black Graphics)
    • 1971 Buick GSX (Stratomist Blue w/ Black Graphics)
    • 1971 Pontiac GTO (Lucerne Blue)
    • 1967 Chevy Chevelle SS (Gloss White w/ Flat Black Roof)
    • 1969 Dodge Coronet Convertible (R6 Red with White Stripe)
    • 1970 Mustang Mach 1 (Grabber Green w/ Black Stripes)

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    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.