Archive for the ‘German Shepherd Puppies’ Category
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
We were very for fortunate to be in a position to purchase Sting. Sting is a six week old KNPV German Shepherd puppy from Holland. Sting looks very promising, with very strong nerves, and confirmation that one would die for. He has a large head, strong bones, a straight back, great pigmentation and walks straight on his toes and NOT on this hocks.
Sting’s pedigree is a very interesting one within the KNPV line. Starting with his direct Father Grandhi, one of Hollands top KNPV German Shepherd stud Dogs. Grandhi has earned his coveted title KNPV PH 1 and is working toward his PH 2 this July. As one knows, this is very rare for a German Shepherd to have a KNPV title.
We are looking forward to train him through our Elite Estate Family Protection Dog program. Sting is not for sale as he will be held back as one of are stud dogs once he completes the Elite Estate Family Protection Dog program. We will keep you posted on his progress.
Friday, February 4th, 2011
As a German Shepherd protection dog owner, it is important that you start socializing your puppy with people and places at a very young age. Although the socialization of a protection dog puppy is a bit different from the way you would normally socialize a domesticated dog, it is just as important that your dog is comfortable with it’s environment, and the people in it, at all times.
Bringing your puppy to places where other dogs are, will help him become more familiar and socialized with different types of dog breeds. It is alright for your puppy to interact with other dogs, but you must make sure that no other adult dogs try to scare, or bully him in anyway. It is extremely important that your puppy always feels safe during these trips so that in the future they are not uncomfortable about interacting with other dogs.
During the process of socializing your German Shepherd puppy we suggest taking him to places where many activities and crowds are present. Consider taking them to a park, a small town, or anywhere else involving people and activities. Your puppy not only needs to become accustomed with people and crowds, but to strange noises, objects and activities as well. It is important that while in these places they learn to pay attention to you and your commandments.
If your German Shepherd puppy seems to be afraid or uncomfortable with a certain person or object, it is your job to help the puppy feel comfortable. Try taking your dog slowly up to the person or object and gently place your hand on it. With a a calm but assertive voice reassure and encourage the puppy to sniff out or investigate it until it no longer seems afraid. When the puppy sees that you are comfortable, they will feed off of your energy and feel the same way.
Remember, it is very important to let your puppy become part of your life. Allow it to go with you when you go places, and let it interact with others that are in your life. Not only do you want your German Shepherd puppy to be social and friendly to animals, but also to other adults and children. As with any person the more your puppy interacts with children, the more they feel comfortable being around them. German Shepherd puppies are some of the most kid friendly animals on the planet.
Get your puppy out and about in the world allowing them to learn new areas, sites and sounds. Protection dogs are trained to assist their owners in any way possible. They are there to not only provide protection but to also be a loving member of the family.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
The nervous system for is just as complex for dogs as it is for humans. The nervous system is a large amount of nerve fibers which send electrical impulses that are described as messages to cells and organs. In mammals, this system is divided into different groups. There is the central nervous system (CNS) which is made up of the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. Then there is the peripheral nervous system (PNS) that includes nerves which run from the brain through the head, neck and spinal cord. These nerves are also referred to as motor nerves, because they affect the muscles. Meaning that they control movement, posture, and reflexes. For example, this group of nerves is involved when your dogs shakes their tail. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is another set of nerves that control involuntary movements of organs like the heart, blood vessels, bladder and intestines. Your protection dog has no control over voluntary control of the autonomic nervous system, it functions automatically.
All protection dog puppies are born without a fully developed nervous system. This is because the brain, spinal cord, and nerves lack the ability to properly transmit electrical impulses. During the first few weeks of life, the system will start to mature. A owner may notice that during the first week of life, the puppies do little besides eating and sleeping. However the puppies do tend to move, even while fast asleep. By the second week, the guard dog puppies continue to spend a large amount of time asleep, but fewer body movements are involved. Most puppies will be able to maintain an upright posture and spend more time awake and alert, by the third week. They will attempt or push or slide, but will not be able to walk yet. This is simply because their muscles have not developed enough strength yet. As the next few weeks progress, the puppies’ nerves will grow immensely and it they will be able to walk and eventually even run.
Puppies are also born blind, with closed eyelids which is controlled by their nervous system. After fourteen days, the eyelids will begin to open slightly, exposing the eyeball. Once they are three to four weeks old, they will have vision. However, it will not become fully developed until ten weeks of age. Also, puppies are born deaf as well. Their ear canals will remained closed until they are two weeks old. Sounds, especially sharp noises will easily scare puppies this young, because they can not hear the sounds well enough. Four weeks old is the time when protection dog puppies will be able to hear quite normally. The nervous system development for you personal protection dog is something that takes time, and hopefully will happen without any flaws.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
We were very fortunate to be in a position to purchase Britt. After many visits, and many refusals to sell, we finally were able to purchase Britt. Britt is a young German shepherd that is in her training for her KNPV PH 1, title in Holland. Her pedigree is very interesting with KNPV title parents on both sides. Britt is a Big Black & Tan with a big head, with lot of bone density. She has very strong nerve, and is extremely intelligent. In her protection she absolutely devastating, she comes in fast & hard, with a bone crashing bite, at the same time she is very social, affectionate, and loves to be with children.
Britt is not for sale, for she will be held back for our breeding program. Her first breeding will take place in Holland, were she will be bred to Holland’s top German shepherd stud Dog, Lubeck.
Lubeck has earned his coveted title K.N.P.V. PH 1, and is working toward his PH 2 in July 2011, as one should know KNPV is Europe’s most difficult dog sports. We will keep you posted on our new arrival of our new KNPV litter of German shepherd puppies
Monday, October 25th, 2010
So you have finally made the decision to bring home a new addition to your family? Before bringing home your first German Shepherd puppy there are many things that you need to think about and plan for. Getting a dog can be such a rewarding experience but it is important to realize that it also comes with years of responsibility. Make sure that you are ready for years of daily care, exercise, vet visits and the ability to give unconditional love to this animal.
Bringing home a new puppy can be both an exciting and new situation, remember that a lot is going to change. It is important to make sure that everyone in your family is completely comfortable with the idea of bringing in a new puppy to your home. Create rules for yourself and your family on how to care for your German Shepherd puppy. Also you will need to prepare your house and yard so that they are set up as a safe environment. Gradually begin purchasing supplies that you will need for your puppy, such as food, and a crate prior to the day you plan on bringing it home. Be sure to find a crate that is suitable for your puppy’s growth as it will spend a lot of time in the crate during the crate training process. It is always good to have everything set up before the arrival of your puppy, to ensure that it has what it needs. Please remember that this puppy will be leaving its mother and everyday environment and entering into a strange one, which could make it very stressful for them. The more prepared you are and the more structured of a transition you create, will make it that much easier for your German Shepherd puppy to adapt to its new home.
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Healthy growing pups normally have incredible appetites for their size, so when your puppy stops eating, it can be cause for great concern. Knowing what to look for and how to respond is the first step in ensuring a strong and healthy German Shepherd puppy with a strong appetite.
As a general preventative measure, it is good to maintain a strict feeding schedule and build proper eating habits with your pup. Try to feed your puppy at consistent times from day to day, don’t feed it scraps from the table, always place the food in your pup’s dish, and remove the dish after 20 or 30 minutes have passed in order to help condition your puppy to eat at the proper times.
Assuming you’ve been maintaining a good schedule, and your puppy has been eating regularly, there are a number of reasons why your puppy may suddenly stop eating. One of the most common reasons is due to teething. Do what you can to reduce the discomfort from teething and ensure meals are eaten.
Unfortunately, other reasons your pup may stop eating could much more severe. Digestive illness, injury to the abdomen or parasites may all prevent your puppy from eating properly. As well, regardless of the cause, lack of food for extended periods of time can be fatal. Whether you have a German Shepherd puppy, Dutch Shepherd puppy, or Belgian Malinois puppy, you should always consult the expertise of your veterinarian if your puppy has gone more than 24 hours without eating, or shows any symptoms of illness.
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Breeding guard dogs is a very specialized practise. It requires years of experience and expertise to recognize good bloodlines and to know which dogs are suitable for breeding. However, the process of actually whelping newborn puppies can hold a whole new set of challenges in itself.
If no problems occur, the puppies will be pushed out one by one. They will be contained within an amniotic sac which the mother will break open. She should then bite the umbilical cord in half, and start licking the puppy to help it breath.
The first problem that can occur is if the mother has trouble pushing the puppy out. The mother should not have to spend more than about 10-15 minutes per puppy. If a puppy gets stuck during birthing, it can endanger not only the life of that puppy, but that of the entire litter. If the mother spends too long pushing on a stuck puppy, you will have to help her before she exhausts herself and endangers the rest of the litter. Having some form of non-toxic lubricant on hand can help. Watered-down dish soup may suffice as a last resort. Pull on the puppy gently to help release it. If the mother exhausts herself before the rest of the pups are born, her contractions may stop. If this occurs, an emergency c-section will have to be performed by your veterinarian, or at an animal hospital.
After each puppy is born, the mother may not release the puppies, cut the umbilical cords, or lick the puppies to help them breath. If the mother fails to do any of these, it is up to you to them for her. Keep a disinfected pair of scissors nearby as well as some iodine. Releasing the puppies from their sacs should be fairly easy. However, cutting the umbilical cord requires more of a crushing cut than a clean cut in order to minimize the amount of bleeding. You should cut the cords about a half-inch from the puppy’s abdomen. You may have to tie off the ends using clean string. Dental floss works well for this. Finally, have clean towels nearby to dry off the pups and remove mucous from around nose and mouth. Try to encourage the mother to lick puppy by placing it in front of her, but be prepared to towel down the puppy yourself. If the puppy isn’t breathing, your will have to remove mucous from the puppy’s mouth yourself. Open the pup’s mouth and use a clean medicine dropper to suck out any mucous. Rubbing the puppy with the towel whilst cleaning it also helps to promote circulation.
Finally, you should keep track of the number of placenta after whelping. It is normal for the mother to eat the placenta, but you should not let her eat more than a couple, as it could upset her stomach. If the placenta does not come out along with the pup, you should remove it yourself to prevent it from interfering with the next pup.
Whether they are German Shepherd puppies, Belgian Malinois puppies or Dutch Shepherd puppies, the above steps can help to overcome the most common problems that occur during whelping. However, be on the lookout for large amounts of blood or green-black discharge before whelping. This could indicate a more serious problem that requires the attention of your veterinarian. Always have a phone near by for you to call your vet for advise, or in the case of an emergency.
Monday, December 28th, 2009
We are excited to announce that we have bred our two top Elite Family Estate Protection dogs, Jenny & Max. Jenny is a DDR Czech line import German Shepherd that we imported three years ago at seven weeks. She was one of the two import female pups that we held back for our breeding program, out of ten imported female pups that we bought from the Czech Republic for our breeding program. She had just completed our Elite Family Estate Protection dog program which is an extraordinary accomplishment at such a young age. Her nerves are strong and her protection is extraordinary; at the same time, she is very efficient, very sociable and loves children.
Max is a K.N.P.V. PH 1 title German Shepherd that we purchased from Holland for our breeding program four years ago. Although Max was born in West Germany, he was trained in Holland for his coveted title K.N.P.V. PH 1, one of Europe’s most difficult dog sports. In the ten years that we have been in business, by far, Max is one of the strongest nerved German Shepherds which we have seen. He is not only stunning to look at, but is extraordinarily devastating in his protection. He comes in fast and hard, with a bone-crushing bite. Max is extremely intelligent, and learns very quickly. He is very social and loved to be around children.
Whelping date is March 1st, 2010. We are expecting very big, robust pups, with lots of bone density, big heads, and very strong nerves. They will be mostly black and red, with maybe one or two sable pups. The pups will be suitable for Family Executive Protection dogs.
Monday, December 28th, 2009
Caring for puppies is a rewarding experience, but can also be a difficult one. The health of your puppy can be fragile, especially in their first weeks. One of the most common health problems that can appear in puppies is diarrhea. Diarrhea is, of course, strongly connected to your puppy’s diet, but can also be indicative of other health problems. Although it is not always cause for alarm, it should be taken seriously, as it may mean that your puppy is not getting or not able to properly digest the nutrients it needs to grow up strong and healthy.
The first thing to consider is that your puppy’s stool can vary in appearance from completely liquid to completely solid, and anywhere in between. If the stool is simply soft, but not watery, it may not be a serious. This can occur from improper digestion caused by poor diet, change in diet, stress or over-feeding. While it is most commonly not serious, you should monitor your puppy closely until it’s stool returns to normal consistency.
If the stool is liquid and quite watery, it is a much more serious problem. Firstly, watery diarrhea can cause dehydration. In puppies, dehydration can become life-threatening in as little as 24 hours. A puppy can survive a day without solid food, which may be beneficial in that it helps give the digestive track a rest, but it is absolutely imperative that you give your puppy lots of water. If your puppy will not drink, or has had continued diarrhea for more then 24 hours, you must take it to the vet. Be sure to monitor any diarrhea for signs of blood, as blood is a key indicator that your puppy could be very sick. Do not hesitate for a second to take your puppy to the vet if you see even a tiny drop of blood in the stool. Watery diarrhea and blood in the stool can both be caused by intestinal parasites, or other serious digestive problems. This should not, under any circumstances, be taken lightly.
The majority of dogs will experience some kind of diarrhea at least once in their lives. It’s up to you to know what to do, and when to take your puppy to the vet. Keeping a close eye on your puppy’s health is necessary to ensure that your German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd or Belgian Malinois will grow up to be both strong and healthy.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
As a German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch Shepherd breeder, we at CCK9 have the opportunity grow with each litter that we breed. As you know, no matter how long you have been in business, or how many litters you have bred, there is always something one can learn from each litter. We at CCK9 breed, train and sell the majority of our protection dogs.
We are not a whole-sale seller that turns over dogs. Yes, we do import protection dogs from Europe, but it is a small percentage compared to the number of dogs that we breed, train, and sell.
One of the reasons that we do our own breeding is because it is getting harder and harder to find good, true protection dogs. Most of the dogs that are coming from Europe in today’s world, whether they are from Holland, Germany, France, or the Czech Republic, are sporting dogs that are biting in pray, which is not real protection. When we breed and train our own protection dogs, we not only learn with each dog, but we know exactly what the dog is all about. We know that the genetics are there, the training is correct, the dogs are doing real protection, and that they are very social and great with children.
To breed and train our own protection dogs is a lot of hard work. It takes time, patience, and discipline, but who is complaining? We are having a lot fun, and I would not trade it for anything in this world.
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