Olympia is a highline dog coming from both Germany’s finest Sieger Show lines as well as Germany’s Top Schutzhund 3 working lines. She is a medium sized rich black and red female. Olympia has superior color and pigmentation, a dark mask and dark eyes. She has a very strong, firm back.
Olympia has a fantastic temperament and loves children of all ages. Olympia gets along great with all dogs and other animals. She has a very high working drive and does superb obedience and protection work. In November 2015, Olympia earned the AD (endurance test) title.
Olympia is an excellent house dog and is alert and mindful for strangers. She was our best mother and takes superb care of her young pups. Olympia is currently enjoying retirement with a family in SE Wisconsin.
We feel honored that our Foundation female Olympia Von der Stadtrand at age 11 has been chosen as the model genome example for the German Shepherd Breed!
The Comparative Genetics Laboratory at UW School of Veterinary Medicine will be using Olympia’s DNA to create a high-quality reference genome. The current reference genome for all genetic research in dogs is based on a Boxer, which can make research using other breeds difficult. Having a GSD reference will allow them to perform the best science that they can to understand the genetic basis of disease in the GSD.