The results are in! We proudly health test all of our protection dogs for sale to ensure we are exceeding the industry standard and providing our buyers with a dog that is not only well-trained and capable but also healthy and physically sound.
The following are the health testing results for protection dog in-training, Freya, a sable female German Shepherd. Proof of results and copies of X-rays are provided to buyers along with our sales contract.
Before reading these results, we welcome you to preview our preceding article, “Health testing for our protection dogs,” which explains what health testing we do and why.
Freya's Embark DNA testing
Breed: 100.0% German Shepherd Dog
Wolfiness: 1.2% (Medium)
Predicted genetic age: 13 years
Coat: EE NN BB DD ky/ky aw/aw GG *stock coat sable
Health Report: “Freya is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests. Freya did not have the variants that we tested for, that are relevant to her breed.”
Breed-relevant conditions: 11 out of 11 variants not detected
Additional genetic conditions: 197 out of 197 variants not detected
COI: 32 percent
Freya's PennHIP results
Summary: Freya has excellent hips! She received a PennHIP rating of 0.30 with no radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis in either hip. Her score of 0.30 places her in the top 10 percent for German Shepherds. The following is Freya’s official PennHIP report:
Freya's OFA results
Summary: Freya has healthy, normal elbows with no sign of dysplasia and no negative radiographic findings. Freya’s Official OFA results are below:
Want to know more about Freya?
Freya is a beautiful dog with a wonderful temperament. She is the epitome of what a well-bred Czech German Shepherd is supposed to be! Think she might be the Dream Dog you’ve been looking for? Click the link below to learn more about her!