A day out with two of CCK9 German Shepherd Protection Dogs, Ombra & Derick. Even when fully trained we trained all our Protection Dogs every day on the street.
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This is a video of CCK9 top Stud Dog Gandhi
Aesthetically he is absolutely gorgeous. Gandhi has a large head with nice bone density. In his protection work he comes in fast and hard like a freight train. His bite compression is extraordinary. Socially he is great with children, and great around other dogs and cats. We are very fortunate to have Gandhi as part of our breeding program.
This is a video that we shot recently at a local nearby park.
Please note: This is the first time the protection dogs met these particular children. This goes to show you how good our CCK9 German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois Protection Dogs are with children….
After an unusually long 27 hour road trip, we delivered ICE. ICE is a young two year old show line German Shepherd protection dog. He was everything that our client was expecting and has acclimated remarkably well into such a busy household. ICE is just another example of the finest quality personal protection dogs that we deliver to all of our clients. It is deliveries like these that make my job so rewarding, and to know that ICE will protect his family 100% as a true Protection Dog.
It is not a question that this fragile economy has created a number of instabilities amongst the nation, one being an alarming rise in crime. Home invasion is a leading crime that has received considerable exposure in the media within the last few years. The impact that home invasion leaves on its victims extends far beyond the crime itself, it strips them of their sense of safety that everyone deserves to feel in their home.
Although there is no formal definition, a “home invasion” is considered to be different than a breaking and entering. This is due to the fact that there is a premeditated confrontation with the victim as well as the intent to rob or violently act upon the occupants of the home. Home invasion involves different methods used to gain entry that all home owners should be aware of. For example, one method is when the perpetrator may use deception as their way to gain access into a home. This type of invasion typically occurs during the day or early evening and involves the invader pretending to be someone they are not. Another method of home invasion is the use of force to gain entry. In this scenario, the invader may approach the entrance of the home and proceed to break in, possibly through picking a lock or prying open a window. If people do not understand the critical importance of protecting the safety of their home, home invasions could happen even more often than not. Therefore, actions need to be taken by every homeowner to ensure the safety of their loved ones as well as their own. Protection dogs are without question provide a much needed solution to the issue of home invasion.
Protection dogs (guard dogs) are owned by many throughout the world for a reason. For those who are searching for a way to protect yourself from the threat of crime, guard dogs provide a very unique solution. If there was ever a home invasion that occurred, which put you and your family in danger, it would be vital for you to have some form of protection, security dogs would do just that. Say the intruder forced his way into your home, your trained protection dog would be there to respond instantly and prevent any harm to you, your family or your property. Overall, having a protection dog that would always be there on guard protecting you and if need be, serve as your savior in your time of need.
Many personal protection dog owners pride themselves in the breed of their dog. However, it is quite often that many owners do not know exactly what breed their dog is, which can be a problem. Knowing the breed of your dog is useful in a number of ways, some are more important and obvious than others. If you feel that you are not one hundred percent sure about your personal dog’s breed is and want to find out, DNA testing has many advantages.
It is important to understand exactly what DNA testing is. This testing involves taking a small sample of tissue or a sample of saliva, which will contain skin cells, or blood. After the sample is taken, genetic profiles are run to determine your guard dog’s unique DNA profile. Once the profile is formed, it is then compared to other profiles from known dog breeds to determine what breed your dog is mostly compared to genetically. Dog DNA testing is simple enough that it is possible to collect the sample at home, and then send it off to a lab. Vets and breeders both put their trust in home kits, because they are strictly tested and monitored to make sure that you are getting a high quality and accurate test. The home kits also make things much cheaper than having it tested at your vet’s office. It can also reduce stress for you protection dog because it will be happening in their own home.
The important question that many ask is if DNA testing is accurate. There are several factors that can affect accuracy. The main one being the actual sample that is collected; if the instructions are not read carefully, you may end up with a sample that does not contain enough DNA, making it useless. If the instructions are closely and carefully followed, then you should be able to get a sample that is accurate. Regarding dog DNA testing, it is really up to the owner of the pet. Some dog owners do not care about what breed their pet is, however with guard dogs breed is very important. Breed is an important factor when it comes to your protection dog, because some breeds do not have the physical requirement like strong nerves to be a protection dog. If you are considering getting a DNA test on your guard dog, ask your vet questions on your next visit. They will be able to give you some helpful hints or brand that are accurate and recommended by many.
Although we pride ourselves on offering pure bread German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois personal protection dogs. In the real world your family’s personal dog might not be exactly what they say it is, and that is when a DNA test might be a good option.
Raised bowls were once thought of as an excellent way to feed your guard dog; however, people began to think the complete opposite. This sparked a controversy between top breeders and the people responsible for the study. So the question that many people wonder, “Is it safe to use raised bowls for large breeds?”. A study was created by the people of Purdue University with a goal to find out why Great Danes and other large breeds like the German Shepherd are susceptible to the “Bloat” or also referred to as “Gastric Torsion”. This disease is when your guard dog’s stomach fills with gas, and causes the dog’s stomach to twist itself from the build up of too much gas.
As a responsible protection dog owner you must familiarize yourself with the many signs of bloating, because it is crucial to act immediately. Some symptoms to become aware of are your dog attempting to vomit, restlessness, hunched up appearance, bloated abdomen that feels tight to the touch, coughing, gagging, heavy drooling, and many more. If you notice any of these signs from your guard dog, take them to the veterinarian immediately. It is vital that they are treated right away, because bloat is the second killer of dogs after cancer.
Before the study, Purdue along with other individuals felt that large dogs must be fed from raised dog bowls. However, now they still manage to scare dog owners by stressing the idea to not feed your guard dog from a raised dog bowl. Knowledgeable breeders of large dogs completely ignore this idea and believe it is complete nonsense that dogs should not be fed from dog bowls. Educated breeders no longer donate money towards this project, instead they believe in focusing their attention to the stomach itself. They are trying to create better quality dog food and raising their dogs nutrition with the use of probiotics. There are many reasons that are believe to be the cause of bloat in dogs. The professionals who have bred and raised dogs for countless years, believe that feeding from a raised dog bowl isn’t the only cause. Choosing to feed your personal protection dog from a raised dog bowl is ultimately your decision as a dog owner; however, take caution if any troubling symptoms arise.
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.
Cancer, which is uncontrolled growth of cells on or within the body not only is harmful to humans, but it can also develop in dogs as well. As a guard dog owner, the last thing you want to hear is that your dog has cancer. Cancer can often be fatal, if not treated properly and in time. Commonly found in pet animals, the risk for developing cancer will increase with age. Almost half of the deaths of pets over ten years is a result of cancer. Unfortunately, the cause of most cancers is still unknown, making prevention near impossible. Cancer can occur in any location or body system of your guard dog, for example, the skin, stomach, kidney, bladder, brain and bones.
Advance in cancer research have helped to give us the knowledge of knowing different signs to detect cancer before its too late for treatment. Each type of cancer has its own symptoms and own signs to look for. Skin tumors in dogs are quite common, the most diagnosed are melanomas, lipomas, basal cell tumors and mast cell tumors. If you ever see a lump or mass of any sort on your German Shepherd protection dog, take them to the vet to be examined. Lymphoma is another common cancer in dogs, that affects the digestive system, which will lead to lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea. This cancer can also affect the liver, resulting in lethargy, vomiting and a yellow shade to the gums and skin. If you notice your protection dog is constantly coughing and having a difficulty breathing, take them to the vet to have a check up. A sign to look for if you are for example the owner of an older female Belgian Malinois is a lump in the breast tissue. It is difficult to make an early diagnosis for abdominal tumors, which include hemangiosarcoma, mast cell tumors, lymphoma, and prostate cancer. Signs too look for in your guard dog are weight loss, weakness, pale gums, protracted vomiting, continual diarrhea, and abdominal enlargement. If you notice anything that could possibly be these symptoms of cancer, consult with your vet right away, it is better to be save than sorry. This is because if found early, most of these cancers can be cured with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination. As a responsible personal protection dog owner, pay attention to your dog’s health and behaviors, it is crucial to keeping them healthy.
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