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.
March 2, 2019
Witch whelped a litter of 8 puppies. A problem-free labor and I couldn't ask for a better mom. She is fantastic!!!!!
February 17, 2019
Witch is pregnant and obviously carrying more than a few pups :) As with her previous litter, she has a problem free pregnancy! Did you know that I expose my puppies to early neurological stimulation? I ordered my kit from Puppy Culture today.
January 2, 2019
After a looooong car ride of 18 hours and a hotel stay with me, Witch has been bred to Gilmo Vikar in Virginia, USA. An easy and successful natural breeding done when Witch's progesterone level was at 15.62 ng/ml. Visit my puppies' page for details.
October 7, 2018
I am so thrilled to announced that I have created Hit Squad, the first PSA club in Quebec. This sport will help me to better evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of my breeding dogs in protection work. Follow us on FACEBOOK to learn more.
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 and she has a lot of fight! Today, she showed pronounced courage and fight, 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. Sire is SG-Ibon Jipo-Me, ZVV1, ZPO1, IPO3, KKL1.
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