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Specializing in Long Haired German Shepherds
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Things you should know

Things you should know!

I have compiled some information that you should know for a happy, healthy dog.



Click on the links below for more information on these topics

Knowing your dogs body language can assist in training

Read about some fun training and testing that you can do with your dog

Showing Your Long Hair Dog,
things to consider

Please be aware that most of our puppies are considered “out of standard” according to the
AKC German Shepherd breed standard.

I breed for, and prefer a larger, stockier, straighter backed German Shepherd most of the time. Unfortunately, that is not how the breed standard is written in most kennel clubs. Long coat GSD’s may be shown with the United Kennel Club. If you show your puppy while he is still is young you may be able to put a title on him. Once the puppies are older they usually become too tall to fit within the breed standard and get penalized for it in the show ring. This doesn't mean you couldn't win a ribbon but you should be aware that you may be starting out with a penalty against your dog.
If you were considering showing your dog seriously you may want to look at other breeders who specialize in breeding to the German Shepherd standard. I do have German Shepherds that are of standard size but please make sure to check with us before buying if you are looking for one of those types of dogs.  Just for your information, showing your dog once it has been spayed/neutered is not allowed unless you show in a spay/neuter class. There are plenty of other activities to get involved in with your German Shepherd.

Fun activities for you and your dog


See this web site

or Google “dog activities” for many ideas on what you can do with your dog!
It can be a lot of fun that you and your dog might enjoy.


How old is your dog, really! 




Learn about "Early Puppy Development"

**Early puppy development is so important**

I have included an interesting article about this topic.  Click on the link below. 

Coping with Pet Loss

I get so many calls from people that have just lost their beloved pet and 
they are looking for a new baby to bring into their home. 
Here are some really good tips on coping with that loss and the greiving process.

This page is dedicated to Stella

Click on the link below for 10 tips on how to handle pet loss

"Tips on coping with pet loss"

Probably one of the hardest things a pet owner needs to do is decide when it is time.
A lot of people tell you, you will know.  Here is a guide that may help you in knowing just when that right time is for your beloved pet.


Please remember

I am not.........


From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

 If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

 "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

  I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human." 

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile,
because they "just don't understand."

by Richard A. Biby


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