If you currently have a puppy that is 4-6 months old, please consider participating in this important study!
How to Participate:
- Use the OFA Biomarker Study Enrollment Form to apply for participation
- Upon acceptance, you will receive a Study Enrollment Kit
- Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for collection of urine and blood for when your puppy is between 4 and 6 months of age. Present the enclosed Veterinarian’s Instructions to your veterinary clinic at this appointment.
- Schedule an appointment for hip X-rays for when your dog is 1 year of age, and follow the regular OFA process for prelim submissions.
- Schedule an appointment for hip X-rays for when your dog is 2 years of age, and follow the regular OFA process for of-age submissions.
Ostenberg Rottweilers is officially an AKC Registered Kennel name. If you would like more information on what it means to have a registered kennel name or what the requirements are to obtain an AKC registered kennel name, here is more information: AKC Registered Kennel
“Good Dog” and why we asked to be removed…
The Good Dog site has breeders listed that do not do basic breed specific health testing. We do not want to be listed on a site that does not have the future health of the breed at heart, and calls everyone a good breeder even if they don’t follow simple health screening practices. Please do thorough research if you are using Good Dog to find your next breeder. For Rottweilers, both parents should have CHIC numbers, hips, elbows, heart (by echo), eyes and JLPP testing as a MINIMUM.
OFA Hips Good RO-78781G24M-VPI
OFA Elbows Normal RO-EL12855M24-VPI
Advanced Cardiac (Echo) Normal RO-ACA847/25M-VPI
Eyes Normal RO-EYE2617/26M-PI
Dentition Full RO-DE2014/24M-VPI
Thyroid Normal RO-TH1116/24M-VPI
Patella Normal RO-PA1127/24M/P-VPI
JLPP (POANV) Normal/Clear RO-LPP2108/14M-VPI
Hyperuricosuria (HUU) Normal/Clear
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) Normal/Clear
Leukoencephalomyelopathy (LEMP) Normal/Clear
Neuroaxonal Dystropy (NAD) Normal/Clear
X-Linked Myotubular Dystrophy (XLMTM) Normal/Clear
Coat Length Normal/Clear/Short
Coat Color Normal Black & Tan
Coat Curl Normal/Clear
Furnishings (wire hair) Normal/Clear
Blood samples are out!
At the Pacific Coast Rottweiler Performance Club (PCRPC) American Rottweiler Club (ARC) Regional Specialty show in Chehalis, WA we ran a blood drive for Dr. Josh Stern’s research in Rottweiler subaortic stenosis (SAS). Dr. Stern at UC Davis is working on finding the genetic markers for the disease so we can have a simple DNA test when choosing breeding pairs. Currently, our only defense against this horrific disease is to have all breeding dogs echocardiogramed (heart ultrasound) by a board certified cardiologist to look for abnormalities or the presence of a fibrous ridge in the aorta. SAS can and does get missed on ausciltation (listening) only heart clearances. Breeding dogs need to be echocardiogramed to rule out that they are not affected by this disease! Current research is showing that this is most likely a simple recessive trait that with a DNA test can be easily avoided. Dr. Stern needs more samples of normal and affected dogs to complete his research!
Thank you to everyone that donated blood toward Dr. Stern’s Rottweiler SAS Research at the PCRPC ARC Regional Specialty in Chehalis, WA. We collected 11 samples to send off for research!
Thank you Teresa Bradley (Neu-Rodes Rottweilers) for the fabulous idea and reaching out to people to donate. Thank you Christina Ulberg (2Infinity Rottweilers) for providing the purple top tubes. And a huge thank you to Katie Rose Cochran (Liberty Rottweilers) for providing syringes and donating your time and skills as an LVT to draw blood on all of the fabulous rottweilers!!
If anyone is interested in sending blood samples to Dr. Stern’s SAS research, the information is in the photo below. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need any help!
For additional information about SAS in rottweilers, Diane Richardson (Frontier Rottweilers) has a very comprehensive write up on the subject:
Congratulations Goose on recieving the AKC Canine Good Citzen title! Goose is now officially Emory Vom Ostenberg CGC! Goose is out of our 2017 Magic Flash Rouse x Asisa Von Erster Blick litter and is proving to be exactly what we wanted from this litter!
Goose with his best friend Emma (RIP Emma)
Goose going to visit the Easter Bunny
Another huge Congratulations to Goose on passing all of his OFA health testing!!
Congratulations Chinook on completing your Novice Barn Hunt title!
Chinook’s first run at the trial was tunnel, climb, rat in 19.89 seconds! All 3 legs, she was first in height division and also high in class! So proud of her work!
We would also like to take a moment and congratulate Chinook on her OFA Preliminary results. Hips rated Excellent and Elbows rated Normal. We couldn’t ask for better results!