Check out this great video with Dr.Karen Beckers on Canine Degenerative Myelopathy


Doing Our part to Prevent this Disease

All of our Breeding dogs are tested clear for Degenerative Myelopathy. This is advice for you the puppy buyer to take wherever you go to look for a puppy, either here at Vonstarlite or elsewhere.  Ask the breeder if the puppies’ parent are tested for DM and to see the test results.  All German shepherds are susceptible to this disease no matter the bloodlines, they must be tested in order to know if they carry for it or not. The only way to know for sure is if they tested the parents of the puppies, SO ASK FOR THE PROOF!! If someone is advertising they are DM Free kennel they should readily show you the proof of the testing done on their breeding dogs, if there is no DM testing done then you should walk away if the heartache of Degenerative Myelopathy is something you are trying to avoid for you and your dog.