German Shepherd Dog Breed Betterment Registry

Name: Gustavo Parra     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Caracas
Country: Venezuela
Home Page: http://Do not have one
Date of Entry: June 18th, 2005 at 14:42
How you found us: American GSD list
Dog's Name: Best Friend Pawnee
Dog's Call name: Pawnee
Dog's Registration No.: FCV 316-72318
Dog's Sex: Male
Frozen semen available: N/A
Chilled semen available: N/A
Dog's color:
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: Unknown
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: 20 August 1994
Dog's date of death: 07 December 2004
Age at time of death: 10 yrs, 4 mths
Sire: Blasienberg's Hit Man
Dam: Ch Daka's Xhenda Qhuasar
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Premium Grade
Supplements: Overall combo (multi-vitamins)
Lymes Disease:
Vaccination types: Seven-in-one combo
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: Not done/NA
Health problems: DM (aka CDRM), Perianal Fistulas, Eye/Ear/Nose/Throat disease
Age health
problems presented:
5 years old
Diagnosed by
DM Flash Test used: No
Breeder notified of
Health Problems:
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog's death was related to his health problems and was euthanised
Confirmed?: The dog's death was confirmed by a veterinarian
Breeder notified? No
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? Not known
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Too soon to know
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? N/A
Did this dog have progeny? N/A
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... We feel that Pawnee had symtons of DM from sometime around the end of 2003. An indication of this was that about that time he ceased, for no apparent reason, going up the stairs of our house to lay down in my bedroom after lunch, or at other times. I observed a surprising decrease of muscle in his hind legs about March-Abril 2004. On September 13, 2004 he had a seizure and had some dificulty getting up. Beginning that date we started to give him large dosis of vitamins (B complex, Vit C, Vit E) which seemed an improvement for over 2 months. Then on December 3, 2004, Pawnee had an unexpected and complete paralysis of the hind legs, and again for short periods the following days. In the interim and until we put him to sleep on Dec 7, he briefly recovered the movility of his hind legs, but the dificulty of getting up never left him. All this in addition to a general deterioration of his condition in the final week, with occasional although mild desorientation, and some irregularity in when and where to defecate. When he could move, dragging of his hind legs was permanent and more pronounced. He also entered a trend to sleep from the very early evening hours, which worried us a lot. Sometimes, for a few hours, he seemed to react and get a little better, but then he took a turn for the worse. In those moments the way he looked at us was very expressive, he was obviously unhappy and asking for help. The cronic infection in his mouth (lower maxilar, on right side of jaw), which had began after the periannal fistulas were controlled at 7 years of age, had taken a turn for the worse, without getting much improvement with antibiotics. It should be noted that the periannal fistulas entered into complete remission after 2 years (from 5 to 7 years of age) through the persistent and careful use of a combination of charcoal powder and Panolog cream (twice a day). That gave him a 5 year lease of life. But it is very clear to me and my wife that Pawnee was overcome from the onslaught of DSM in the final 12 months of his life.
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
(Sire side)
(Blasienberg's Hit Man)
Ch Hoheneichen Conan Survival Ch Stuttgart?s Sundance Kid Ch Lockwood Sundance V Stuttgart
Caprice Kitty Hawk
Hoheneichen?s Bliss Ch Proven Hill Jock Hoheneichen
Proven Hill Ivy Hoheneichen
Ch Blasienberg's Popcorn Valmy's Coaltown Ch Boabab's Chaz
Ch Valmy?s Uncola Cd
Ch Blasienberg's Yuccatan Ch Arbar?s Benno
Raven Von Blasienberg
(Dam side)
(Ch Daka's Xhenda Qhuasar)
Ch Claxon De San Mori Ch Betty?s Ringo Pinecone?s Radar V Coppermine
Betty?s Gypsy Artesian
Ch Daka's Zhurak Ch Asler De Urquioli
Eldu De Ondarreta
Ch Daka's Xhenda Ch Asler de Urquioli Bruno de Ondarreta
Ch Chapita De Ondarreta
Eldu De Ondarreta Ch Von Nassau's Ronan
Ch Olga De Ondarreta

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