Tag: German Shepherd

Major Bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog

There is probably more variety among the various bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog than any other breed.  There are obvious differences in body structure and aesthetics.  But the largest difference is the temperament.  Some will disagree with the following statements and that’s ok.  The article is an attempt to give insight for those who… Read more »

The German Shepherd – Breeding is Everything

So many things are affected by dog breeding, good or bad.  This is true with the German Shepherd and most – if not all – other breeds as well.  Since we have bred GSDs for nearly 30 years, we’ll take a look at this subject with the GSD in mind.  Much of the same can… Read more »

Four Realistic Thoughts about Protection Dogs

Let’s take a realistic look at owning and/or handling a personal protection dog.  Your expectations for this kind of dog should be different than the expectations you have for a pet dog.  If you can’t get past this thought pattern, you will need to hit the re-set button in your mind.  Pets and working dogs… Read more »

A Real German Shepherd Dog

There are many creatures out there that look like a German Shepherd dog, have a certificate and pedigree that says it’s a German Shepherd Dog, but are disgusting excuses for the real thing. The most important aspect of a German Shepherd is his/her temperament.  Color and pedigree are secondary!  (Never pick a GSD because “he’s… Read more »

German Standard of the GSD

Please bear in mind that this is a German Standard of the GSD (German Shepherd Dog).  It differs somewhat from the American Kennel Club standard. The SV (German registry) standard was originally created in 1899 based upon proposals made by A. Meyer and Max von Stephanitz, the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog. It is… Read more »

Max v Stephanitz quotes

Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (December 30, 1864 – April 22, 1936) is credited for the development of the German Shepherd Dog. He was once a Captain in the German Cavalry. It was in the 1890’s that he was able to devote his time and talents to developing the “shepherd dog.” On April 22, 1899… Read more »