We are excited to announce that we have confirmed Cindy is pregnant. Aesthetically her pups will have nice conformation with large heads, great bone density, and good pigmentation. The pups will also have a nice temperament, strong nerves, well-balanced and clearheaded.
Cindy is a KNPV line Belgian Malinois that we had bred in 2009. She was not only the only female but was also the pick of the litter. Aesthetically, beautiful body conformation, imposing dark pigmentation color, strong head and remarkably strong working ethics.
Spanky, 2011 KNPV PH 1 Dutch National Champion Belgian Malinois import from Holland. Spanky earned his coveted KNPV PH1 degree in May of 2011 with a perfect score of 440 points, which gave him a bye to go to the Dutch National Championship in September, where he came in 2nd with 435 points.
The puppies will be born April 2/2013. The puppies will be suited for high end KNPV or Elite Estate Family protection Dogs. This litter will be whelped in an undisclosed isolated area with 24 hour surveillance camera. Reservations are highly recommended so please feel free to contact us right away.
We are very excited to announce that we will be breeding Gandhi & Zina.
Gandhi is a KNPV PH 1 & PH 2 German Shepherd import from Holland. He has earned the coveted KNPV PH 2 degree in July of this year with a near perfect score of 418 points.
Aesthetically Gandhi is stunningly beautiful to look at, he is a big robust dog with a head like a lion, with a straight back, he walks straight on his toes, and NOT on his hocks like you see in so many German Shepherds in the world today. Gandhi’s bloodline is very interesting staring with his direct mother Nastja, and his direct father, famous Germany stud dog, Vito.
Zina is a young German Shepherd that we had bred, she was the pick of the female litter. Zina is a very large female with very strong nerves. She is doing amazing in her training at such a young age. In fact there isn’t anything that she cannot do. You just show her something one time and she will do it right the first time.
We are very excited to announce that we have purchased the breeding rights for Qliff. Qliff is one of the top German Shepherd stud dogs in Germany. Qliff is a very hard, strong nerved German Shepherd. Aesthetically he is absolutely stunning, when walking him down the street he could stop traffic, pictures do not do Qliff justice.
Although Qliff was born in Germany he was trained in Holland. He is title dog that scores very high every time he competes. Qliff is a very social dog, but is very aware when an unannounced person comes on to the property. We will be using Qliff for our breeding program, so if you are interested in his lineage please check back with us for our up and coming litter announcements on the puppies available page.
Zina is a KNPV German Shepherd puppy that we had bred. She had started her training at five weeks of age. Note that she is only six months in this video, and the little girl was out in the woods two hours before we started the track. Also note that food was NOT the motivation to find the missing girl, and the little girl was a complete stranger to us.
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.
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.
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.
Line breeding is the mating of two individuals that share one or more common ancestor. There are many different degrees of this type of breeding, such as close line breeding. Close line breeding is often used to describe matches like a uncle and niece, two half siblings, or a grandfather and granddaughter. The purpose of this type of breeding is to ultimately make the breed stronger, such as the Dutch Shepherd, this is done by using one ancestor as a “pivot point”. This means that each generation is planned to utilize the genetic benefits of that one Dutch Shepherd ancestor. The breeder will keep combining the dogs in ways to eliminate weaknesses through the generations. The goal for the breeder is to maximize and build on the strengths of that Dutch Shepherd ancestor. Many species line breed naturally, however, many do not because of the limited number of available mates.
Along with other types of breeding there are both advantages and disadvantages to line breeding. An advantage is that the breeder mostly knows what they are going to achieve as a result of this type of breeding. Line breeding is the most common form of breeding used by hobby breeders. This is because it allows them to learn the strengths and weaknesses of the dogs they are working with. For example, it allows they to know what types of physical and temperament traits will be present in each litter. Overall it gives the breeder the opportunity to set desired characteristics. There are a few disadvantages that this type of breeding has however. One being that there is a chance that some characteristics could be set in your line that you do not want. These unwanted traits are then usually very hard to lose. Also, because of the fact that the breeder is working within a small gene pool, they risk the loss of hybrid vigor. Hybrid vigor is when a offspring is born with stronger, healthier characteristics. For example a Dutch Shepherd puppy could be born with a much stronger build and temperament than its parents. Without question line breeding can be both beneficial and risky, but like always it is the breeder’s decision on what chances they are willing to take when breeding dogs.