Posts Tagged ‘Puppies’
Sunday, May 30th, 2010
We are excited to announce that we have bred our two top Elite Family Estate Protection dogs, Mischa & Carlo. Mischa is an import German shepherd from Holland that we purchased for our breeding program. She is K.N.P.V. PH 1 titled, and has just completed our Elite Family Estate Protection dog program. This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a Female German shepherd. Her nerves are strong and her protection is extraordinary; at the same time, she is very efficient, very sociable and loves children.
Carlo is Holland’s top stud dog with a K.N.P.V. PH 1 title. As one might know, it is very rare to have both parents that are K.N.P.V. titled German Shepherds. K.N.P.V. is one of Europe’s most difficult dog sports. In the ten years that we have been in business, by far, Carlo 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. Carlo is extremely intelligent, and learns very quickly. He is very social and loves to be around children.
Whelping date is July 3rd, 2010. We are expecting black and red pups with lots of bone density, big heads, with very strong nerves. The pups will be suitable for Family Executive Protection dogs.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging (KNPV), roughly translated as “Royal Dutch Police Dog Sport”, is an intense dog sport that developed in the Netherlands as a way to test the breeding potential of working dogs to ensure their bloodlines remained strong and capable. While a variety of breeds are permitted to participate in KNPV, the sport is largely dominated by the Belgian Malinois. Although the breed does enjoy a fair bit of popularity in the area, its widespread use as a sporting dog for KNPV is a result of the Belgian Malinois’ ability to prove itself in KNPV trials time and time again.
Breeders put an incredible amount of time and effort into keeping their bloodlines strong and training their dogs to perform their absolute best. Whether they are training working dogs for police work, or sporting dogs for KNPV, it is important that training begins while the dogs are still puppies. A breeder must also determine the capabilities of his puppies very early on. While KNPV sporting dogs often produce very strong litters whose pups go on to be full-fledged police dogs or protection dogs, it is important to realise that the type of training they receive must be centered around the work they will be doing from the very beginning. Training a Belgian Malinois as a sporting dog will make it unsuitable for work as a true protection dog, even if it were to be cross-trained. It takes a huge amount of skill and expertise on the part of the breeder to ensure that their Belgian Malinois puppies are living up to their full potential and continuing to improve their bloodline.
Monday, April 19th, 2010
Heidi is a Female German Shepherd, DDR Czech line import, that we had imported from one of the top kennels in the Czech Republic three years ago at 7 weeks of age. She was the pick of the litter, and one of only two, out of the ten puppies, that we had imported in the last three years who was strong enough to pass our Elite Family Guard Dog program.
Heidi has a strong foundation, which includes all of our training. She is very agile, and can walk on a three inch elevated plank, as well as climb a ladder at a 45 degree angle both frontwards and backwards. In her protection she is very strong and fast. She will target the weapon hand with lightning speed. She has a lot of street smarts, and is working on the street each and every day. She is very sociable, affectionate and loves to be around children.
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, October 26th, 2009
Agility is an important part of any protection dog’s training. It is naive to assume that your dog will only be protecting you and your family on level ground, with no obstacles. A good example is of a would-be thief pointing a fire-arm at a clerk behind the counter of a general store. In such a situation, a security dog kept in back will have mere seconds to get across that counter to disarm the criminal. This is just one of many situations in which a dog’s ability to quickly and easily traverse tough obstacles can mean the difference between life or death.
Agility training is performed through the use of various obstacles set up in a course which the dog navigates with verbal instructions from the handler. The most common obstacles include pipes and tunnels, poles intended to be weaved around, A-Frame structures intended to be scaled and descended, elevated planks and boardwalks, see-saws intended to be traversed from one end to the other, and various hoops and jumps. As the dog advances in training, higher jumps and more complicated courses are introduced. It is often beneficial to re-arrange the course regularly in order to maintain an element of unfamiliarity.
Before engaging your dog in agility training, it is a good idea to review your dog’s health and physical capabilities. Breeds developed as working dogs, such as the German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd or Belgian Malinois, are naturally very agile. However, all dogs doing agility-training should be pre-screened for health defects such as poor eye-sight or hip and elbow displaysia. Health problems affecting the joints and eyes can not only make agility training difficult, but can also make it dangerous.
While the bulk of exercises are designed for adult dogs, there are certain exercises, such as tunnels and low jumps, which can be performed by puppies. It is not a bad idea to start training early, but leave more intense jumping and weaving exercises to young adults who’s skeletons have fully developed. Obedience training should always precede agility. Often, a leash can become entangled or interfere with obstacles in a course, so training for off-leash control is essential. It also a good idea to condition your dog through basic exercise, such as swimming, in order to build muscle and cardiovascular endurance.
We at Command Control K9 don’t train our protection dogs using traditional agility training methods. Our course is comprised of barrels, ladders, skids, wooden planks, corrugated metal, glass, and plastic. We expose all of our German Shepherd puppies, Belgian Malinois puppies, and Dutch Shepherd puppies to our agility course at a very young age. In fact, we start them at 5 weeks of age. We feel that the most important time for a pup is between 5 to 8 weeks; this is more important then the next 6 months of the puppies’ life. At 5 weeks, the puppy is exposed to different environments and surfaces. The pups learn rear foot placement by practicing on an elevated four-inch plank. Rear foot placement is necessary for more advanced exercise such as climbing a ladder or scaling a wall. It is also helpful for getting a dog used to heights. It sounds extreme, but it’s necessary when, for example, a protection dog needs to be deployed up the wall to apprehend a suspect.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
The Belgian Malinois puppies from Cindy and Ducko are now six months old.
The three males that we held back for fetcher protection dogs, Brutus, Nero and Caesar, are doing well in their training. They are now at a point in their training where they are doing aquatic training, climbing a ladder at a 45 degree angle, man scent tracking, finding an article, and being deployed off lead at 80 yards to take a bite on a K.N.P.V. bite suit.
Not a day goes by that we don’t do some form of training with them, whether it is agility training, man scent tracking, obedience, bite work, or simply just taking them out for a long walk in a downtown environment. The work that we do at Command Control K9 is very special. It is as important to us as it is to our clients that when we deliver a personal protection dog, it is well rounded and will fit right into your home.
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