GCH Moonbaby's Dark Horse x CH Moonbaby's Long Hot Summer




All of Winter's health testing is now complete! Please Click Here to view her CHIC results! CHIC #155297

Please Click Here to view Winter's OFA profile!

Please Click Here to view Winter's genetic disease test results performed by Paw Print Genetics!

Winter is CLEAR for all recommended DNA tests for Miniature American Shepherds, which means she will not pass on any of these genetic diseases to puppies she whelps! 

CLEAR means that she is not affected by this gene nor does she even carry a single copy of the gene that could be passed on. NORMAL means there is no evidence for disease or abnormality.

Eye Examination

Result: NORMAL

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

Result: CLEAR 

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

Result: CLEAR

HSF4 - Hereditary Cataracts

Result: CLEAR 

Collie Eye Anomaly 

Result: CLEAR

Degenerative Myelopathy 

Result: CLEAR

Cardiac Evaluation

Result: NORMAL

Hip Dysplasia 

Result: GOOD

Elbow Dysplasia 

Results: NORMAL



An Embark Breed + Health dog DNA test enables a dog owner to learn about their pup’s breed, ancestry, health, relatives, and more with a simple cheek swab. With a research-grade DNA genotyping platform, Embark looks at over 350 breeds and more than 190 genetic health conditions and traits.

Miniature American Shepherds are descended directly from Australian Shepherds, so it's no surprise that many come back as 100% Australian Shepherd DNA! As time goes on and more research is completed, I think more Miniature American Shepherd DNA will be studied and added to the Embark database. It's very interesting to see the breed percentages of Miniature American Shepherds on Embark. We did the Embark test out of pure curiosity, to contribute to research and to take advantage of their elaborate health screenings!

Please Click Here to view Winter's Embark profile!


Winter's Sire
GCH Moonbaby's Dark Horse


Moonbaby's Winter Storm "Winter"
8 Weeks Old


Winter's Dam
CH MoonBaby's Long Hot Summer