German Shepherd Dog Breed Betterment Registry

Name: Melissa Montgomery     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Cape Coral, FL
Home Page: (No website)
Date of Entry: November 30th, 2005 at 23:57
How you found us: American GSD list
Dog's Name: Smokey Water's Margarete
Dog's Call name: Daisy
Dog's Registration No.: DL638497/04
Dog's Sex: Female
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:
    - CGC
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: 9
Dog's date of birth: 12 May 1996
Dog's date of death: 21 October 2005
Age at time of death: 9 yrs, 5 mths
Sire: Jilko von den Wannaer Hohen
Dam: Hassletine vom Meinenhof
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Human Grade, Homemade / homecooked / Special
Every 3+ yrs
Every 3+ yrs
Every 3+ yrs
Every 3+ yrs
Every 3+ yrs
Lymes Disease:
Every 3+ yrs
Vaccination types: Five-in-one combo
Titers used: Yes
Spayed/neutered: At age 6 months
Health problems: Gastrointestinal problems, Other (please describe), Cancer, Allergies, separation anxiety; stress-related colitis; occasionally vomited bile; contact allergies early on - appeared as crusts at corners of mouth - changing treats eliminated problem; collagen nevi - 3 cm removed at age 2; hemangiosarcoma
Age health
problems presented:
cancer at age 9; other issues began early in life
Diagnosed by
DM Flash Test used: No
Breeder notified of
Health Problems:
Cause of death: Cancer; hemangiosarcoma
This dog's death was related to her health problems and was euthanised
Confirmed?: The dog's death was confirmed by a veterinarian
Breeder notified? Yes
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... An incredible dog; awesome temperament (many unexpected upheavals in first few months of life - house fire; multiple displacements; death of key member of family - may have contributed to separation anxiety - and dog was rarely alone throughout her life); no musculo-skeletal problems - last x-ray at age 9 was perfect; surgery at age 2 to remove large collagen nevi; 2nd surgery several years later to remove small recurrence.

Mass on spleen ruptured in 9/05. Senior wellness exam blood and urinalysis a month earlier were normal. Pathology indicated mass was benign, but 3 weeks later, she started bleeding internally again, and cancer was found throughout her system. A shocking loss.

She was the finest creature I've ever known.
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
(Sire side)
(Jilko von den Wannaer Hohen)
Brutus Vom Milchborntal Jonn Vom Fichtenschlag Wicko von Meran
Hefta vom Fichtenschlag
Quien von der Staudenstadt Arras vom Beyenburger Stausee
Assi von der Staudenstadt
Deika von den Wannaer Hohen Fax vom Haus Bernhart Mader Dasso vom Bodel-schwingher Schlob
Nessy vom Haus Bernhart-Mader
Birke vom Lahnufer Alk vom Ambassadeur
Evi vom Pechgraben
(Dam side)
(Hassletine vom Meinenhof)
Dussel vom Meinenhof Arko vom Ramschbach SG Eck vom Charlottenhof
SG Helli vom Eichenbrunnele
Hexe von Meran SG Gero v. Schloss Loseck
SG Asta vom Reichen Ebrachtal
Wicki vom Feuerball Meik Contiomagus Xiwar vom Oberbecker Land
Judy Contiomagus
Yanka vom Befreiungsplatz Zander vom Gigantenhaus
Wanda vom Befreiungsplatz

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