Posts By: vonrief

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a progressive disease that happens in German Shepherds and many other breeds.  It is a late onset disease (onset is usually 5-7 years of age) that affects the spinal cord.  It usually begins with muscle weakness and incoordination of the hind legs and progresses eventually to paralysis.  Unfortunately, degenerative myelopathy… Read more »

When should I spay/neuter my dog?

Many people ask what the right age is to spay/neuter their dog. The old school of thinking which many vets will still push today is to spay or neuter your dog around six months of age. This however, is not the healthiest thing for your dog. Studies have linked early spay and neuter in dogs… Read more »

New puppies from Vector and Kora!!

We have eight new puppies from Vector and Kora born on July 10, 2014. We have four boys and four girls!! If you are interested in one of these puppies, please visit our website at www.vonriefgermanshepherds.com or send an email with any questions to kim@vonriefgermanshepherds.com.

Welcome

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