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News and Health Updates

 On this page you find updates on Show Results, Health testing, Temperament tests, and other titles and achievements. Please check back often, as we will try to keep it updated and current. 

All our dogs health tests are available on the OFA website at http://www.offa.org/
*Health Alert:

We now have a DNA test for Ataxia - a horrible, disabling neurological disease.  Please make sure that any puppy you are interested in has been tested for Ataxia, or is cleared thru parentage by having 2 clear parents.  A dog tested clear or as a carrier will never become affected with the disease. Thru responsible breeding and testing, hopefully we will be able to iradicate this disease from the Amstaff gene pool in the future.

Our dogs are tested by board certified cardiologists for their heart exams. I cannot stress the fact enough to please have your dogs health tested and when doing cardiac, use a certified cardiologist. Veterinarians are not detecting these murmers and many dogs are "cleared" when in fact they can actually have severe cardiac problems. The OFA site is a great tool to use when researching health testing, and they do state, when a dog has had cardiac done, whether it was by a vet or a cardiologist. After the cardiac results and #, you will see a P for vet and a C for cardiologist. If looking for a puppy or dog, please ask if the parents have been cleared, and if a cardiologist was used. If you can find a puppy with 2 generations cleared, it is even better, and you have a greater chance of getting a healthy puppy. I have added some links to my Links page with information on cardiology and canine health. 

 

May 2019 - Baz passed and obtained his CGC Canine Good Citizen certification.

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April 2019 - We went to the Cherry Blossom Cluster in Timonium, MD and had a great time seeing old friends and new.  Baz was Best in Sweeps giving him 3 Sweepstake wins at Specialties/Supported entry shows. He also picked up 8 more points with a 5 point major going Best of Opposite over specials and a 3 point major. He now has 11 points towards his AKC championship with all major wins and from the bred-by class.

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March 2019 - We went to Louisville KY, which is one of my favorite show venues. Baz was Best in Sweeps and Best of Opposite Sweeps in the 2 STCA specialties and showed great in the classes. Luna had fun in Barn Hunt and she now has her Barn Hunt novice title.
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Feb. 2019 - Baz went Best of Breed at his first time in the ring for a 3 point major. 

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Sept. 2018 - Luna passed her American Temperament Test Certification.

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June 2018 - Luna and Louie puppies are here. Please visit our Available for more information.

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December 2017 - Luna has completed her health testing passing with OFA hips Good, elbows Normal and thyroid Normal.  This will get her CHIC certified with the Canine Health Foundation. View her OFA page here:

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October 2017 - This was a busy month for us.

Luna placed 3rd at Montgomery Kennel Club, STCA specialty in a very nice bred by class. She also acheived her AKC TKN title (Trick Dog Novice).

Kai has acheived her CAA (Coursing ability advanced) and her RATO title (Barn Hunt Open).

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May 8, 2016 - Luna receives her CGC ( Canine Good Citizen ) thru the AKC.

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Sept. 20, 2014 - Kai now has her TT, passing the American Temperament Test Society's test.

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June 15, 2014 - CJ went BOB again in Topsfield MA and is now an AKC Grand Champion. He has done limited specialing, owner handled. 

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May 24, 2014 - Kai has earned her CA (Coursing Ability Title) thru the AKC and has one leg towards the CAA (Advanced).

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April 22, 2014 - Kai has completed her health testing. Click here to view her OFA page. She has obtained her CHIC #97151. Her PennHip was .43 .66, no degenerative joint disease found.