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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
People often assume that by owning any dog, your home and family are protected from danger.
Though dogs may detect when someone is at the door, only a well-trained dog can protect your family from intruders and other dangerous events.
The team at CCK9 have the professional expertise to be able to match you with a dog that will offer effective protection and companionship for your family.
Offering three key breeds – German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, you are given the opportunity to have a dog that not just protects your home and family, but fits into your lifestyle and protection needs.
Each breed has a different personality, different protection abilities and can provide your family with different skills.
These dogs are trained based on these various traits so you can take comfort knowing you are protected the way you should be.
Most people associate German Shepherds with providing protection for homes and individuals. These dogs were originally bred to serve masters due to their high intelligence, confidence and loving nature.
German Shepherds make excellent personal protect dogs because of their ability to protect, but also remain calm during day-to-day life events
Dutch Shepherds offer a different level of protection than traditional German Shepherd dogs. Dutch Shepherds are known for their independent thought and strong obedience. They are slightly more lively than a German Shepherd, but make outstanding personal and property protection dogs.
Dogs chosen for training are selected from owners rather than wholesalers, to ensure the dogs have been properly socialized and are prepared for the rigours of training.
Dutch Shepherds are an excellent choice for owners looking for obedience, protection, agility, article retrieval and scent tracking.
Belgian Malinois dogs are an exceptional protection dog. Swift, level-headed and easy to control, these dogs have found roles not only as protection dogs but in law enforcement too. These dogs are committed to their owners and have a drive to please. They understand their role and will do all they can to protect and keep their owners happy.
CCK9 will go over your needs whether they be personal protection, property protection or executive protection. They will match you with the right breed and a dog that has been highly trained to meet these needs.
Give the team at CCK9 a call to learn more about which breed is right for your protection needs. Call 1. 877.687.CCK9 (2259)
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 14th, 2011
We were very fortunate to be in a position to purchase Gandhi. After one year of negotiating we finally got a yes to purchase Gandhi.
Gandhi is a KNPV PH 1 & PH 2 German Shepherd import from Holland. Gandhi earned his coveted KNPV PH 2 degree in July of this year with a near perfect score of 418 points.
Gandhi is also the father of our newest German Shepherd puppy Sting, who is turning out to a amazing Dog. Aesthetically Gandhi is stunningly beautiful to look at, he is a big robust dog with a head like a lion, with a straight back that walks straight on his toes, and NOT on his hocks like you see in so many German Shepherd in today’s world. In his protection he is absolutely devastating, he comes in fast and hard with a bone crushing bite. Gandhi is a very head strong dog, with nerves of steel, but at the same time he can be very sociable, affectionate, and loves to hang out with children. He is very calm in every day life and great in the house.
Gandhi will now go through our Elite Family Estate Protection Dog Program. This is a one in a million opportunity, he definitely was phenomenal find.
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
After a very long 17-hour trip we finally made it to Kansas city to deliver Cobra. Cobra was everything that our client was expecting; he acclimated very well into such a busy household. Cobra is one example of the top quality of personal protection dogs that we deliver to all of our clients. It is deliveries like this that make my job so rewarding, and to know that Cobra will protect his family 100% as a true Protection Dog.
Friday, December 17th, 2010
Your German Shepherd goes thought a time of rapid growth and development when they are a puppy. Puppies require a different amount of nutrients than adult dogs, and because of this they should receive puppy food for the first year. Many dog food manufacturers offer a special formula for puppies that includes the nutrients they need. There are a few tips that you should know when feeding your new German Shepherd puppy. To begin with, when you bring your puppy home it is a good idea to feed them the same type of food and on the same schedule that they are use to. After the first few days, you can slowly start using the food you have chosen based on what you have learned from the veterinarian and breeder. If your puppy starts vomiting or has loose feces, slow how fast you are switching him over.
There are three types of dog food that are produced, dry kibble, semi-moist (sealed packages) and moist (canned). Kibble is the type that is recommended by most trainers, veterinarians and breeders. Semi-moist or canned foods are rarely recommended because they are not the healthiest choice for your guard dog. Canned food are high in fat and usually contain 80 to 83 percent water. Semi-moist food are high in salt and sugar and are about 55 percent water. Since these are both high in water, it makes them both very expensive. It would be pointless to spend money on a product that is mostly water and being left with ingredients that are not healthy for your dog. Dry food are 9 to 11 percent water, less expensive, easier to use and overall better for your German Shepherd puppy.
Another tip is that every time you feed your puppy, they should always have a bowel movement and urinate. If they do not do both of these things, you may want to help them by rubbing his anal area. Important clues that will tell you how well you are feeding your puppy are the makeup and amount of feces and urine. First, when the puppy’s feces is expelled its consistency should be soft and pasty. Its color will depend on what you are feeding them, however it should never vary from a pale tan to a mahogany brown. If the feces comes out green, bluish-white or clear is a signal to you that your puppy may be sick. Whenever the coloring is off, stop feeding your puppy and skip its next feeding. Begin the next feeding with a form that is one-half diluted with water. If this fails reduce the quantity by 25 percent, if it continues still consult your vet. Your puppy’s urine indicated its water balance. It should be the same amount each time, and a pale yellow to almost clear color, never deep yellow or orange. If it is dark in color or syrupy, this indicates that your puppy is not getting enough water. If its urine production stops for longer than four feedings, take the puppy to the vet as soon as possible. Your German Shepherd dog puppy will always let you know if it is getting too much or too little food, and it is up to you to be alert for the clues it gives you.
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
This Memorial Day we remember the soldiers, officers and K9’s who have served and continue to serve our country heroically
Monday, November 8th, 2010
Body language, it is one of the most important parts of communication and can usually compose more than 50% of what someone is trying to communicate. In order to communicate well, it is always a good thing to understand what different types and what they mean. Understanding body language not only applies to humans, it can also apply to protection dogs as well. Being able to understand this is the key to understanding your protection dog. Dogs all have their own language that allows them to communicate things such as their emotional state and their intentions to whoever is around them. Since dogs cannot speak verbally, their body gestures do the talking for them. Most of what your protection dog wants to tell you is sent through their facial expressions and body posture. After learning the basic types of body language, spend some time observing your dog in certain situations with people and other dogs.
Here are some examples of different types of dog body language that your protection dog might do and tips on how to identify them. One type is relaxed and approachable, this is when your protection dog is relaxed, unconcerned and not threatened by anything. When your dog is in this state, their head is held high, ears up, and tail down and relaxed. Alert and checking out their environment is another possible type of body language. If your dog had detected something interesting or unknown, they are are usually paying close attention and determining if there is any threat, or if any action should be taken. The body language they will display is ears forward, eyes wide, mouth closed, slight forward lean on toes and their tail moving slightly side to side. Dominant aggressive is when the dog is expressing their social dominance and also threatening that if they are challenged, they will act. The body language to look for is a wrinkled nose and forehead, ears forward lips curled, teeth visible, stiff leg stance, body leaning slightly forward and a stiff tail. Fearful and aggressive, this is when your dog is facing a situation or individual that is threatening, and if they are pressed they may attack. Look for a lowered body, ears back, pupils dilated, wrinkled nose, corner of mouth pulled back and tail tucked. There are many more types of body language that your dog will convey to you. Understanding your protection dogs body language will help protect you and your dog from dangerous situations. Also it will ultimately help you to communicate with them in a way that others cannot.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Dogs not only can be a loyal companion, they can also provide protection by guarding their human family and the area they consider their territory. A guard dog watches, threatens the intruder, and possibly attacks to the point of their retreat. When choosing a new dog to potentially be your guard dog, it is important to consider the breed’s intelligence, ease of training, protection capabilities and attitude around strangers. Having a guard dog comes with all of the responsibilities that come with having a regular dog and even more. Their nutrition and medical needs all need to be met as well as giving the animal devoted love and attention. ‘
The Bull Terrier is a dog breed that would be a phenomenal choice for a guard dog. The Bull Terrier was bred in England as a fighting dog, however it is not the type of breed to provoke a fight. This dog is a strong built, muscular breed that can be extremely fearless. This breed is playful, sweet and overall good with people, which is very important to consider if you have a family. Bulldog Terriers often become protective of the children they’re around. This breed can be an effective guard dog but also requires a great deal of training and companionship. It has a tendency to be stubborn and independent, so a professional is needed when it comes to training the Bull Terrier. They do not require much grooming, but they do need plenty of exercise. A fair sized yard is great to have as the owner of a Bull Terrier. Also long daily walks are needed to help work off their endless energy, since they could become destructive if not given enough attention or exercise. The Bull Terrier will be a great addition to your home not only as a guard dog, but also as a new addition to the family.
Although we think the Bull Terrier is a great breed, there are huge differences in the strength, companionship and abilities of a Bull Terrier compared to say a German Shepherd protection dog.
Monday, November 1st, 2010
There are many different breeds that are associated with KNPV. Some breeds of course are better suited then others just as some breeds are better suited to be helper dogs then other. In this article we will explain why the Belgian Malinois is best for KNPV then most other breeds.
First we will give you a little bit of history on dog training and KNPV. Back in the early 1900′s when people talked about a trained police dog, they mostly thought of the qualities of the dog’s smelling sense, a quality that was highly overestimated, leaving the dog’s ability to hear and bite was pretty much overlooked. As time went on it taught people that the protection abilities of a dog were also very important for actual police work too. Disappointed in not being able to create the perfect miracle dog that could find, track, and protect brought the realization that every dog breed is distinctive, and therefore, every breed is somewhat limited in what it can do. With this in mind trainers had to go about training a particular dog that fitted the breed best, however, the goal was always to pass the KNPV trial in discipline, tracking and protection.
Bouviers were one the first of the various breeds that were put to the many KNPV trial tests. Other breeds such as German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, Dobermans, and Belgian Sheepdogs were also among the breeds tried in the KNPV tests. As most other breeds used declined over the years one breed stood out and received more and more titles each and every year, and that breed was the Belgian Malinois.
Belgian Malinois are the best fit when it comes to KNPV because they are naturally good strong willed, and genetically bread with sound nerves and are a much harder dog than most breeds. Amongst other breeds they are very intelligent and possesses a strong desire to work. Belgian Malinois are naturally protective of their owners but are known to be not overly aggressive. Each year there are 800-1000 dogs titled KNPV each year with 90% of them being Belgian Malinois with the exception of 1% being German Shepherds. There are only a few KNPV German Shepherd breeders in the world and CCK9 is proud to be one of only a couple in North America.
Remember that KNPV is a sporting title and a certification program for civilians to train dogs and not necessarily a title that is given to represent a personal protection dog. Personal protection dogs are specifically trained to protect and having a KNPV title is just a bonus to any qualified trained protection dog.
Friday, January 1st, 2010
Many dog owners will agree that their canine is considered to be a part of their family. To lose a member of your family, canine or otherwise, is heartbreaking experience. Of course, with all living things, it is an inevitability. Most working breeds such as the German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd or Belgian Malinois will usually live between 10-12 years. Considering that the life expectancy of a medium sized dog is only about a tenth of our own, many dog owners will have already experienced this grief in the past. However, the loss of a canine in your household can be an especially difficult experience for your children. Harder still, is when the loss of a canine comes unexpectedly, such as the case of a police officer in a K9 unit who’s protection dog is killed in the line of duty.
Many people, possibly even yourself, may be shocked or confused by the level of grief that one can experience over the loss of a canine. Many people have the unfortunate mindset that if the loss was not that of a human, there is no reason to grieve. However, the emotional attachments one can feel towards their canine companions can be very strong. Often, the very things that make your dog different from a human are what make them so endearing. Dog owners are blessed with the unwavering loyalty and dedication of their canines. Owners of protection dogs, guard dogs or security dogs may also dread the thought of losing the sense of security that their canine offers themselves and their family. The most important thing to remember is that grieving over the loss of a canine is both normal and appropriate.
Considering the emotional attachments you feel towards your canine may not be much different than what you feel towards human members of your family, healthy grief over the loss of a canine may not be much different than grieving over a human. However, there are still a number of factors unique to the loss of a canine that must be considered. First and foremost is the idea of having a pet “put down”. No one would ever want to make the decision to have the plug pulled on a human being, but many dog owners are forced to make this decision with their canine. To make the decision to end a life to relieve suffering is no easy task, but once the decision is made, no amount of guilt or regret can undo what has been done. Another difficulty is choosing whether or not to hold a memorial or funeral for your canine. This is made especially difficult by those who may undervalue your loss due to the perception that canine life is not as important or as worthwhile as human life. The most important thing is to do what you feel is right. If a funeral will help you mourn the loss of your canine, then one should be held. Likewise, a funeral or memorial may be a good opportunity for your children to say goodbye, and may help them with their own mourning. Finally, one must decide when and if they will get a new dog. After the loss of a canine, it is usually best to allow yourself time to grieve before getting a new dog. Canines are unique in their personalities and abilities, and cannot simply be replaced. However, if your canine happened to be a working dog, such as a guide dog or protection dog, it may be in your best interests to purchase a new one sooner rather than later. While it may be difficult to accept a new canine so soon after your loss, the benefits of canine protection may not be something you want you and your family to be without.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
All dogs are smart, but certain breeds are consistently at the head of the class. And German Shepherd puppies are one of them. PetMD recently released their list of the 10 Smartest Dogs, and to no surprise, the German Shepherd was number three on the list. The two breeds smarter than the German Shepherd were the Standard Poodle and Border Collie.
German Shepherds were ranked high for their intelligence, courage and dependability. They noted that German Shepherd dogs are easily trained and will obey commands the first time they are given. German Shepherds were originally bred to be intelligent, athletic herding animals, so they made the transition to guard dogs, police dogs and protection dogs quite easily. In fact, German Shepherd protection dogs are now used in countries and cultures around the globe.
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