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|At Triann Shepherds we strive
to breed German Shepherds with strong working ethics and drive, correct
structure and effortless movement. We feel strongly that the most
important qualities are health, temperament and longevity, without
which we have nothing.
In order to achieve this we have been breeding German bred dogs to
bred dogs. This retains the stocky, well muscled
build and nature of the German bloodlines with the better toplines
and movement of the American dogs. We believe by combining these lines
we produce the best of both worlds.
We feel that hip dysplasia is one of the most debilitating problems
in this breed and our aim is to help erradicate this genetic defect.
At Triann Shepherds we have always bred only O.F.A. (Orthopedic Foundation
for Animals) certified dogs. Beginning in 1995 we further restricted
our breeding pool to those dogs rated O.F.A. good or excellent only.
These dogs must come from litters in which the littermates are either
good or excellent. As suggested by the O.F.A. we make our decision
on using an animal for breeding purposes based not only on its hip
ratings but also the hip ratings of its siblings and other close relatives.
While many breeders claim to be attempting to breed out this
problem you will see our claims backed up with certification numbers
in the following pages. We believe that being open and honest about
the health issues concerning the German Shepherd is the only way to
improve the breed. We are the only German Shepherd kennel, to our
knowledge, that can boast pedigrees with six O.F.A. excellent dogs
in the first three generations.
I think you will find when looking through our site that our dogs
are very important to us, not only as show and obedience competitors
but also as active participants in our everyday lives.