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Question by  holmgren (26)

What can you tell me about German Shepherd genetics breeding?

I'm thinking of breeding dogs.


Answer by  Cab (22)

German Shepherd dogs are subject to many genetic conditions, the most common is hip dysplasia. This condition has become prevalent in part due to the breeding for conformation displayed in the steep slope of the back from the shoulders to the hips. Breeding requires money, time, and energy. Search for genetically strong bloodlines that will enhance your breeding program.


Answer by  lilian (397)

Every breed is prone to certain genetic disorders; therefore, it is imperative to screen one's breeding stock to maintain the integrity of the breed and satisfaction of the prospective owners. For example, German Shepherds are prone to hip dysplasia, von Willebrand's Disease, cancer, torsion, and cardiomypathies.


Answer by  vtlms02 (48)

German Shepards are very common dogs, therefore they are predisposed to alot of health problems. Most commonly hip displaysia. There are very good natured dogs that do well in families, but because of they're strong bite force they need to begin training as early as possible.


Answer by  fishlover49 (643)

German shepherds are prone to many ailments including bloat, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, arthritis and ear infection due to inbreeding. German shepherds are also highly suseptible to Degenerative Myelopathy and a higher than normal incidence of Von Willebrand Disease. The life span of a german shepherd is 7-10 years.

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