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               Appleridge Obedience Family German Shepherds 

Appleridge German Shepherds (423)457-3808 -Now in Atlanta GA, Annette text,phone appleridgegsd@hotmail.com 32 Years Dedication to Purebred Dogs , Atlanta, Cleveland, Ontario-CKC AKC Inspected and Approved

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Annette Sackrider-Miller
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Wow! That's the word that comes to mind, trying to pnoder the decades of information available about DM.  So confusing and misunderstood, that a great portion of breeders have opted out of testing for DM.  Because DM is a " old dogs" problem 8+ yrs of age for onset of symptoms usually... so many say the quality of the dog out weighs the benifit of knowning if the dog may have a crippling issue in his/her senior years.  True there are probably a million things that can cripple you or your dog by their senior years.  Every day wear and tear. How they eat, what they eat, how they live or how active they are.  We choose to use only N/A or N/N only in our breeding program....  you know what....just in case.   So if all goes right we have a HD free hips/elbows dog with DM free life that conrolled breeding can stay on top of mother natural. The best we can, anyway.  At least these dogs will not be affected by DM.  Carefully testing each dog being added to our breeding program assures generations of DM free progeny.  Reduce the risk is the best any human can do.  Live healthy. Eat wisely. Stay in Shape with your dog.  We spend our time and money organizing a breeding our  program that carefully considers a balance of Temperament, Health, Lovevity, Trainablity and above all, Family Loving Personalities. 

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