Omega Shepherds Informative - Hip Dysplasia
CLANCY, MONTANTA -- I bought my beautiful dog from Omega Shepherds 18 months ago. He is incredibly sweet and very much a part of our family. Because we love him so much it was a terrible blow to find out that he has hip dysplasia. He is already showing signs of pain at times and the vet said it will only get worse as the problem is already significant. I did everything I could to prevent this by following vet guidelines to the tee. It's hard to know for sure whether his dysplasia is due to environmental or genetic factors but I was assured by Omega Shepherds that their dogs never had that issue and my dog most likely wouldn't either. Now I'm seeing more and more complaints by others that they too have dogs with this problem coming from these breeders. I feel strongly that prospective buyers should know that it is a possibility. I'm heartbroken for my dog and frustrated that his work with search and rescue may be limited.
Please, if you decide to buy a dog through Omega Shepherds, know that despite their reassurances, the dog might develop hip dysplasia. As there seems to be no real way to know for sure that any GSD won't have this issue, why not get one through a rescue program. My next dog will come from there. Good luck.
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