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Tell us about yourself: I currently have a Border Collie and a Dutch Shepherd (or so I've been told). My DS is 12 yo, has hip dysplasia, pannus, and Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

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Post by DogMom » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:07 am

Hi. I have a dog that the vet thinks is a Dutch Shepherd. She was abandoned with three other dogs in the desert at less than a year old. Poor things were almost dead when they found our place, way out in the boonies. I put food and water out for them and trapped three of them for rescue. The fourth evaded the trap but moved in with us. She's 12 now and has had a rough life. She was diagnosed with hip dyplasia, then pannus, then worst of all Valley Fever. She'll be on anti-fungal medication for life. Her genetic makeup is somewhat abnormal and medications don't work as expected for her, so all these health issues have been difficult to deal with. But she's the sweetest dog you could imagine. Here are a couple of pictures. What do you think... DS or not?

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Tell us about yourself: Accidental DS rescuer. Human companion to Radar and Leela. Owner of the site, looking to make this the top site for information and discussion on Dutch Shepherds.
Location: Cutler Bay, FL, USA

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Post by centrop67 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:51 pm

She looks great for all the health problems and age. Probably some Dutch here, but the white says there's a mix somewhere.

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Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
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Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:59 pm

who knows, what is in there, but she is having a great life with you !!! So fantastic. My Sadie has double Hip displasia. I make golden paste with Turmeric and it helps a ton.
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT

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