The Blue & Shasta litter was born in the early morning on May 8, 2020. There were 8 puppies - 2 black males, 4 black & tan males, 1 black female, and 1 black & tan female. This litter descends from full East German/DDR lineage. The sire, Blue, was imported as a puppy from the well-known Parchimer Land kennel in Germany. The dam, Shasta, was bred in the United States from imported parents. This pairing is line bred on SG Uncas vom Poppitz SchH3 KKL1, a large dog with strong working drives and the sought-after DDR body type. For those looking to add diversity to their East German/DDR breeding program, these bloodlines are free of the bottlenecks caused by the heavy use of V Sven vom Gräfental SchH3. The parents of this litter are fully orthopedically screened through OFA and they are DNA tested for over 150 genetic disorders through Embark, with the puppies being clear by parentage for many diseases including Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR1), and Hyperuricosuria (HU).