For as long as I can remember, I've always loved animals and lived with them by my side.
As a young child, I was teaching the family dog to jump through hoops. I had read all the dog's books at the library before I reached my teens. This passion is in my genes. Dog's versatily impresses me : no other animal species serves human beings as much as dogs do.
In 1996, my family bought their first German Shepherd and in 1997, I handled this dog in my first obedience competition ever. Since then, driven by passion, my knowledge has grown tremendously.
September 23, 2018
Witch got her SPr1 title (IPO1 protection) under judge Amanda Hoskinson (USA) with an excellent rated score of 96/100. Helper : Steve Clark.
Judge's comments : "Goes around the blinds very fast, very direct, circles tightly, she comes into the blind and goes very close to the helper, she is clean, very consistent barking and purposeful. When the handler approaches, she stays very focussed to the helper. Obedience is correct. When the helper tries an escape, she goes very fast, hits very hard, bites full and maintains that under pressure. The out is clean. On the re-attack, she grips full and I do like a dog with fight drive and she has a lot of fight! Today, she showed pronounced courage and fight drive, in the V(excellent) category with 96 %."
Pictures available on Instagram.
August 27, 2018
We recently had some issues with corners in IPO tracking. Here's Witch doing much better. Soon, a video on short grass. https://youtu.be/kXrF_nq5DRU
March 29, 2018
All puppies received a clean bill of health from the vet. No abnormal findings and fecal analysis is negative :)
February 2, 2018
Witch whelped 7 puppies! Easy breeding, pregnancy and delivery. Puppies are healthy, strong and determined. Visit the puppies page for pictures and details.
November 30 and December 2, 2017
Witch has been bred to the Czech import, SG-Ibon Jipo-Me, ZVV1, ZPO1, IPO3, KKL1.
Click here to learn more about this stud.
October 8, 2017
Witch earned the working title FPr1 (IPO1 tracking) with a score of 96 % under judge Lisa Little in New Brunswick (DVG).
August 12, 2017
Witch earned the working title PDC-SD (Protection Dog Certificate - Sleeve Division) in PSA under tough judge Greg Williams. www.psak9.org
About German shepherds
The breeding of shepherd dogs is the breeding of working dogs; and this must always be the aim, or we shall cease to produce shepherd dogs.
(The German Shepherd Dog in word and picture, page 380)
German Shepherd breed founder
Efficiency for work must count for more with the shepherd dog breeder than the honors of the Show Ring.
(The German Shepherd Dog in word and picture, page 408)
German Shepherd breed founder
As much as possible, I avoid over-vaccination and unnecessary medication.
If a problem arise, I will try to find an alternative solution. Since 1999, all my dogs are fed with a variety of raw, fresh whole foods, mainly with Big Country Raw.Go to BIG COUNTRY RAW website