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Do you have German Shepherd Dog or high mix with the hindlimb anomalies shown above?
Would you like to help to find the underlying cause?

Clinicians and researchers at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine have agreed to bank blood/DNA samples until there are sufficient samples to be able to apply for funding to investigate if a hereditary German Shepherd Dog breed problem can be identified, and to perform a genome screen to identify the underlying mutation.  

This is not a DNA test where you will receive results, at this time we are simply banking blood/DNA samples and pedigree information for future analysis.

If you would like to submit a sample for storage, please start by contacting Joanne Leicester by email at joanne@straightlegshepherds.org  to discuss whether your dog is a candidate.