German Shepherd Dog Breed Betterment Registry

Name: Patricia Hanson     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Hollis Center, Maine
Country: USA
Home Page: (No website)
Date of Entry: February 9th, 2013 at 13:46
How you found us: American GSD list
Dog's Call name: Goliath
Dog's Registration No.: DL849183/13
Dog's Sex: Male
Frozen semen available: No
Chilled semen available: No
Dog's color: Sable
DNA Profile Number: (Not given)
OFA Hips Number: (Not given)
OFA Elbows Number: (Not given)
Left Distration Index: (Not given)
- Degenerative Joint Disease: No
- Cavitation: No
- Comments: No comments added
Right Distration Index: (Not given)
- Degenerative Joint Disease: No
- Cavitation: No
- Comments: No comments added
OVC Hips and Elbows Number: (Not given)
BRV/AVA/ANKC Scores: Hips
Norberg Angle(Not known)
Subluxation (SL)(Not known)
Cranial acetabular edge (CrAE)(Not known)
Dorsal acetabular Edge (DAE)(Not known)
Cranial Effective acetabular margin (CrEAM)(Not known)
Acetabular fossa (AF)(Not known)
Caudal acetabular Edge (CdAE)(Not known)
Femoral head and neck exostosis (FH)(Not known)
Femoral head recontouring(Not known)
BRV/AVA/ANKC Scores: Elbows Left: (Not known)     Right: (Not known)
GSD Fed'n. S.A. Hip Scores: (Not known)
"a" Stamp ratings (hips): a1Normal: No   a2FastNormal: No   Noch Zugelassen: No
"a" Stamp ratings (elbows): a1Normal: No   a2FastNormal: No   Noch Zugelassen: No
Thyroid Certification No: (Not given)
Canine Eye Registry Foundation Certification No: (Not given)
Cardiac Certification No: (Not given)
Patella Certification No: (Not given)
VwD Certification: No
Hemophila Free Certification: No
Pancreatic Certification: No
DM Flash Test: Not taken
Titles: * Conformation Titles: American/Canadian: (None)
* Conformation Titles: German: (None)
* Performance Titles: (None)
* Obedience Titles: (None)
* German Working Titles: (None)
* Herding Titles: (None)
* Agility Titles: (None)
* Tracking Titles: (None)
* Rally Titles: (None)
* Versatility Titles: (None)
* Working Dog Sport Titles: (None)
* Miscellaneous Titles: (None)
Other Titles:
Number of Litters: N/A
Problems observed
while whelping:
Age observed:
Any littermates
still owned?
Owned littermates
problems observed:
Age observed:
Problems observed
at a later date:
Age observed:
Aware of any
other problems:
Number of Progeny overall: None
Progeny in each litter: None
Number of siblings: Not known
Dog's date of birth: 22 September 2000
Dog's date of death: 04 February 2013
Age at time of death: 12 yrs, 4 mths
Sire: Windswept-Utopia Manzanita
Dam: Windswept-Mtn Oak I Love Lucy
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Human Grade, Canned Human Grade, Homemade / homecooked / Special
Every 2 yrs
Not known
Lymes Disease:
Vaccination types: Not known / not sure
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: At age 4
Health problems: Cancer, Hemangiosarcoma, Chronic Yeast infections in ears. Down on pasterns as a puppy.
Age health
problems presented:
Ears beinning at 2. Hemangiosarcoma diagnosed at 10 1/2
Diagnosed by
DM Flash Test used: No
Breeder notified of
Health Problems:
Cause of death: Cancer; Hemangiosarcoma
This dog's death was related to his health problems
Confirmed?: The dog's death was not confirmed by a veterinarian
Breeder notified? No
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
Was a necropsy done on this dog? No
Did this dog have progeny? No
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
Progeny registration number:
Comments... Goliath was gorgeous! He looked like both his sire and dam. His fur darkened as he aged. He weighed approximately 80 lbs for most of his adult life. He took a growth/health supplement as a puppy per advice of his breeder. He was highly intelligent, sweet and loving and alpha in a house of cats. He was great with cats and dogs, kids and adults. He was very active up until 2 months before his death. He loved to run, prance and play outside, especially in snow. He was playful and could be stubborn and sneaky when he wanted to eat a paper towel or run across a field to his human grandfather's house. He never lost those traits. He was Goliath until the end. At 5 months old he was noted to be down on his pasterns. He was referred to an orthopedic specialist who decided not to put him in pvc casts in winter and decided to wait and see how he developed. Although he was never fully up it never bothered his health or movement. He developed recurring yeast infections in his ears which initially alternated from one ear to the other but in later years were pretty chronic in both. Initially he was thought to have a food allergy when he didnt always keep his food down. He'd "give it back" in virtually the same condition several hours later. Upon Vet advice we tried different food, switching to duck, from sweet potato and fish, (all human grade) which helped some. He also developed some hind end weakness in 2011. X Rays confirmed a very large hemangiosarcoma inside his ribcage near his heart and lungs. Goliath was an amazing dog/"son"/"big cat" and he is already sorely missed. <3
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
(Sire side)
(Windswept-Utopia Manzanita )
Rohan's Glass Palace Yorkdom's Pharaoh of Bethesda SEL CH (US/CAN) Nike Clayfield Andretti
CH (US) Bethesda's Tirzah of Si-Don
Rohan's Let's Celebrate CH (US) Rohan's Reaction
CH (US) Brentaryl's Flair
Utopia's Sig Alert Leiter's Excaliber Proven Hill's Justin
Weicho's Casino
Utopia's Episode v Backachers SEL CH (US/CAN) Nike Clayfield Andretti 1985
Randheim's Restless Heart
(Dam side)
(Windswept-Mtn Oak I Love Lucy)
Utopia's Gigolo Jericho's Gatineau Von Ivo's True Spirit of jericho
Sunday Silence of Nordlitch
Utopia's Episode v Backachers Nike Clayfield Andretti
Randheim's Restless Heart
Windswept's Libby v Utopia Utopia's Weekend Warrior Leiter's Excaliber
Utopia's Episode v Backachers
Backachers Reah Grande Boinar Rio Grande v Covy Tucker Hill
Lindasa's Josette

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