Double Q GSMD is committed to producing and assisting in the development of healthy, happy dogs who stand the test of time in whatever they do—be it lounging couch-potato antics, herding sheep or zooming around an agility course.
Double Q is a term used in Obedience, Rally, Agility and other AKC events. Dogs who compete at the excellent levels in these sports need two qualifying scores on the same day in order to advance to even greater heights—hence the term Double Q. Dogs have to be of sound mind and body for a number of years to attain this distinction.
We health test all of our dogs--hip, elbow and shoulder X-rays are taken at two years old. Eyes are examined, as well. Test results are available to the public at www.ofa.org
Particular attention is given to temperament on both sides of the pedigree--temperament is our gate-keeper characteristic. We strive to breed dogs who can be taken to a child's soccer game, hike up a mountain, as well as relax with a family watching TV. We breed watch dogs, as opposed to guard dogs. We produce two to four litters per year.