German Shepherd Dog Breed Betterment Registry

Name: Marjorie Zimmerman     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Merrick, NY
Country: USA
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Date of Entry: April 27th, 2005 at 23:09
How you found us: American GSD list
Dog's Name: Windswept's Somewhere in Time
Dog's Call name: Joss
Dog's Registration No.: DL75353804
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: GS-5998G24M-T
OFA Elbows Number: GS-EL11559-T
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: Taken (Negative)
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:
    - TC
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: 4
Dog's date of birth: 16 June 1998
Dog's date of death: 07 January 2009
Age at time of death: 10 yrs, 7 mths
Sire: CH MV Utopia's Gigolo
Dam: Windswept's Libby v Utopia (10 points)
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Baked, Kibble/Dry Human Grade, Canned Human Grade, Homemade / homecooked / Special
Supplements: Antioxidants, Skin / Coat, Joint / Skeletal
Every 3+ yrs
Puppy Series/1yr booster
Lymes Disease:
Vaccination types: Individual (4+ weeks apart)
Titers used: Yes
Spayed/neutered: At age 7 yrs
Health problems: Allergies, Eye/Ear/Nose/Throat disease, Other (please describe), allergy to red cedar, atypical pannus of the 3rd eyelid, Adrenal Tumor
Age health
problems presented:
allergy to red cedar dx at 5 yrs of age/ Atypical Pannus dx at 8 , Adrenal Tumor 11- 1/2 yrs/possible Cushings Disease
Diagnosed by
DM Flash Test used: No
Breeder notified of
Health Problems:
Cause of death: Other (please describe); Aspiration Pneumonia and System Inflammatory Response Syndrome contracted from anesthesia during an MRI
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? 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... Joss is allergic to red cedar. Our house and decks are made of red cedar, otherwise, we never would have known.

Joss was VERY slow to mature. He is a large male, and he did not fill out until he was 5 yrs old! He is a blanket back blk/tan with a proper coat, dark face and a masculine head. Joss has a suspending gait and he is a very athletic dog, even at almost 7 yrs of age. He is a highly intelligent alpha, dominant male, with a sense of humor. He is dog aggressive, but very good with people and children. Joss was tested in July of 2005 with the DM Flash test- a dna test for the Degenerative Myelopathy dna marker. He came up clear, negative. He does not have the dna marker for DM. Joss has a Champion brother, Ch Windswept's Executive Decision (aka Jarod), and a Champion sister, Ch Windswept's Practical Magic (Maggie).

At the age of 11-1/2 years Joss developed a slight limp on his right front leg. I took him to the vet and was told he had spindle cell cancer which needed immediate surgery. Joss never got up again on his own after the surgery :( The pathology report came back as a hematoma, so Joss had been subjected to surgery at this age for NOTHING! He was also having some hind end weakness, made 100% worse by the unnecessary surgery he had been subjected to. He had an MRI which showed an adrenal tumor which was causing a peripheral neuropathy. I was prepared to treat the tumor, but Joss developed aspiration pneumonia from the anesthesia administered during the MRI, and he subsequently developed System Inflammatory Response Syndrome, which left him in a very weakened condition. While down with both conditions, he lost almost all of the musculature in the rear, and his prognosis was poor for ever being able to get up or walk on his own, again. Facing the tumor, and tests for Cushings Disease, in addition to his inability to get up, walk, or urinate on his own, it was kindest to set him free when his catherterized urine turned the color of dark tea.... Up until the point of the unnecessary surgery he had a relatively healthy life, with minor problems that were easily cared for. He was an easy keeper.

Go with God, Joss. You brought constant laughter to my life, with your high degree of intelligence- you always did get the best of me....

Pedigree URL:
(Sire side)
(CH MV Utopia's Gigolo)
Sel Ch Jericho's Gatineau ROM HT OFA Von Ivo's True Spirit of Jericho ROM OFA GV Ch Rio Valle's Nestle Crunch ROM OFA
GV CH Von Ivo's Blithe Spirit
Sunday Silence of Nordlicht ROM OFA Sel Ch Nike Clayfield Andretti ROM OFA
Redfield's Syrup of Nordlicht
Utopia's Episode v Backachers ROM OFA Sel Ch Nike Clayfield Andretti ROM OFA Sel Ch Stuttgart's Sundance Kid ROM/C OFA
Sel Ch Nike Clayfield Allways a Lady ROM OFA
Randheim's Restless Heart OFA Ch Randheim's Gilleys OFA
Mariner's Madona of Randheim
(Dam side)
(Windswept's Libby v Utopia (10 points))
Ch Utopia's Week-End Warrior OFA Ch Leiter's Excalibur ROM OFA Proven Hill's Justin OFA
Weicho s Casino OFA
Utopia's Episode v Backachers ROM OFA Sel Ch Nike Clayfield Andretti OFA ROM
Randheim's Restless heart OFA
Backachers Ria Grande (prelimmed normal) Ch Bomar Rio Grande V Covy Tucker Hills ROM OFA Ch Heartbreaker of Bob-Lyn ROM
Covy Tucker Hill s Sindarella ROM OFA
Lindasa's Jossette Ptd Helermidas Joey v Backachers OFA
Asset of Country Oaks

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A huge thank you and tons of hugs to Angus Cook for volunteering his time and efforts to get the GSDBBR working. This could not have been accomplished without his help. We are most grateful for your help, Angus! :)

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Initial Idea for Project: 1998; Questionnaire Date: January 17, 2005 (last modified August 13, 2012)
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