As in any pure bred
dogs, Australian Shepherds has a list of Genetic Diseases
the breed can have. As breeders, we feel it is important
to know the problems that can happen, know the lines
and try to breed away from any problems. We also do
realize that problems can occur stand by any dog and
their owners if a problem happens.
We can provide some information about
genetic problems but for more information please visit
Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute website. We are strong supporters of this group and
feel they are a benefit to our breed. We have the utmost
respect for C.A. Sharp, who heads this organization.
Over the years Heidi and her company have donated multiple
logos and ad designs to help with the cause.
A Partial List of Genetic Diseases
and Defects Known to Occur in Australian Shepherds
by C.A. Sharp