FAQ

Basic Terminology

You will see this abbreviation several times on this site.  It stands for “German Shepherd Dog”

DM stands for “Degenerative Myelopathy”.   DM in canines resembles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which is a fatal neurodegenerative disease prevalent in the German Shepherd breed.

OFA stands for “Orthopedic Foundation for Animals”.  They set HIP Dysplasia guidelines for breeders.

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