Working German Shepherd DogsBreeding dogs that want to work!
Canine Sport and Working ProspectsHandler - Owner - Trainer - Breeder
I spent most of my childhood living with a variety of dogs including the GSD. Majority of our dogs were not trained. Instead they were directed through our inconsistent pack leadership style. Although our dogs had some form of control, they were never considered to have reliable obedience. Lack of formal training and a clear understanding of animal behavior led to much frustration in our household, for both humans and dogs.
It was not until later in my adult life that I learned a dog could achieve a higher level of reliability for obeying commands through formal dog training. My initial introduction to dog training was through the Sport of Schutzhund, when my husband began the quest for his next GSD.
Gjeter av Xazziam - A working German Shepherd BitchI have been involved with the sport since 2001 and received my own German Shepherd puppy to train in 2003. Gjeter av Xazziam was imported at 10 weeks old and is Handler Owner Trained. As you will see throughout this site we hold high regard for her. She is a very special girl. Through her work, we learned about the benefits of training a dog that still maintains the desirable drives for the sport.
She has been titled to Schutzhund 3 four times. Her first Schutzhund 3 trial in 2007 gave us a qualifying score for Nationals (278) with a "V" in protection. Gjeter became the High Scoring Female at the 2008 Northwestern Regional Schutzhund Championships, under SV judge Frank Mensing and USA Judge Nathaniel Roque. It has become evident that Gjeter is a very nice female overall. Her first litter was whelped on January 18th, 2008. She was a super mom and so far we are very pleased with the performance and progress of our A-litter.
V Alfred av Stavanger IPO3 KKl "Larry"
In addition to working with Gjeter, I am currently training one of the males from our A-litter, Alfred av Stavanger - "Larry". He shows a strong work ethic and desirable traits for the Schutzhund sport. As a pup, we recognized his genetic ability to cap drive, contain it and then use it where it counts.
Handler - Owner - Trainer - Breeder
Dedicated to the German Shepherd since the early 80's. He is half Norwegian and half German and spent time as a boy
living in Norway which is where our kennel name is from. He grew up with dogs in the family and became interested in the European German Shepherd bloodlines as an adult. During his early involvement in the sport of Schutzhund he trained and titled two GSDs,
In 2002 a serious Schutzhund prospect was acquired, Alex z Milabru who was imported from the Czech Republic. He came home at 10 weeks old and is a Handler Owner Trained dog. He earned the SchH3 title twice and has competed at the Regional Level. Alex's dam was also imported and worked as a K-9 officer for the Santa Clara police department. Alex is quite the character and is an expert at opening doors, drawers, cabinets, and refrigerators etc. He received 98 points on his first Schutzhund 3 track at Menlo Park Schutzhund Club. He could have made an excellent detection dog. He is now in training for his FH1.
Angus av Stavanger
In addition to working with Alex, I am currently training one of the males from our A-litter, Angus av Stavanger - "Curly". His balance of extreme drives and natural talent for the Schutzhund sport are a pleasure to see, yet not so easy to handle.
Although we are Schutzhund sport enthusiasts our dogs spend most of their time being regular dogs and have a variety of exposure to real life situations.
We raise our German Shepherds in the home as well as crate and kennel train them. They do have the necessary high drive for sport. However they do settle down nicely even in the house. They are our companions first.
Majority of our training takes place in the Northwestern Region through the organization United Schutzhund clubs of
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