Messi von Nord Traum
OFA Excellent Hips & Normal Elbows @ 13 mos.
DM Clear N/N
MDR1: Clear N/N
Color: Dominant Black
Presenting a very unique addition to our program here at West Coast German Shepherds. We imported Messi along with her sister Meleina as puppies from their breeder overseas a little over three years ago. They are not only special in their solid black color being that they are of German showline blood, but with many VA dogs in their unique pedigree such as 2 time VA1 Vegas du Haut Mansard, VA2 Quenn vom Loher Weg, both of those VA dogs have been a part of our program before through Vegas' grandson our VA Randy vom Leithawald and Quenn's son our V1 Zamp von der Urbecke.
And of course let me explain this rare dominant black color, so when bred to any typical black/red males they will produce solid black, black/red puppies. They both carry a gene inherited from their father and the generations behind him called "the dominant black gene consists of three different alleles, or variants. The first allele, which is dominant, is notated as "KB," or dominant black. The dominant black allele is actually a mutation that reduces or eliminates the expression of the agouti gene (A locus). To learn more about the agouti gene and the dominant black gene please visit www.animalgenetics.us. Because this mutation is dominant, a dog only needs to have one copy of the mutation to affect the agouti locus. If a dog is KB/KB or KB/n that means that they will be solid black in color.
Both sisters exhibit excellent temperaments, they are great companions to our family and excellent guardians too. They both have excellent structure and movement. We are so excited for their future with us here, and can't wait to snuggle their little black puppies!
Their first litters will finally arrive in early 2019 here at West Coast German Shepherds.
Messi at 4 weeks
Messi 3 months
Messi at 12 weeks
Messi 3 months
Father: Rasmus von Nord Traum