Vera is a born-and-raised Euro Deja puppy that was kept after careful consideration from our breeding with Gwen (now retired) and our beloved Finn. We're honored that she is now a part of our selective breeding program. She has a wonderful temperament just like the many generations before her and is a delightful member of the family located in Newark, Delaware. On the daily, she loves to play soccer with her three young boys and diligently watches over everyone's safety--including the chickens! She also shares faithful guardianship of the family with her Mom, Gwen, along with a household cat. Vera is loyal and intelligent with a sweet and happy demeanor. She has great focus and attention with a strong desire to please, making her a delight to interact with. Vera has great conformation and is graceful in movement. Her coloration is red and black, she has dark almond eyes, and the sweetest expression. See more of Vera on instagram @EuroDejaShepherds where you can watch vidoes of Vera on her highlight labeled "Vera".
Vera's family tree boasts some of the clearest-minded Shepherds you can find after searching the world over, with highly notable accomplishments. Her Mother is our Gwen, daughter of VA2 Ricco v.d. Zenteiche Sch3 kkl1 and granddaughter of the legendary Twice World Champion VA1 Vegas du haut Mansard Sch3 Kkl1. Vera's Dad is none other than the our beloved and popular boy Finn, who continues to build a loyal fan base wherever he goes. Finn's Dad is the world-renown VA Saabat von Aurelius. Finn's maternal Grandsire is likewise world-renown 2X VA1(CN) V6 Dux de Intercanina. Both of Vera's mother and father lines have stood the test of time exhibiting healthy longevity well beyond the breed's life expectancy with quality temperaments, capable conformation, versatile utility, high intelligence, and beauty (as an added bonus).
View Vera's full, interactive pedigree here.
Vera's hips and elbows are both SV a1-normal--the best rating! Her father Finn has the same score, and mother Gwen was evaluated by OFA receiving normal elbows and EXCELLENT hips which is in the top 4.2 percentile for German Shepherds! When evaluating the family clan's health track record, Vera's lineage comes out on top. Vera is Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) N/N Clear. None of her puppies will be considered At Risk for Degenerative Myelopathy. According to the OFA database, only 52% of German Shepherds are DM N/N clear. Vera was also screened for an additional 200+ genetic conditions; this extensive panel returned with the results that she is DNA CLEAR of every single genetic condition Embark has the ability to test. The following are known to affect German Shepherds:
None of Vera's puppies will have two abnormal genes and therefore be considered “at risk” for any of the above!
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