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FAQ

Most questions have been asked in real life or via e-mail or have been made up (honesty doesn't hurt...) If you have a question please feel free to email and state wether you do or don't mind having your name or nickname stated. If we believe that the answer will be benefated by others we will put it here.

Questions:

1- Does mange in dogs affect humans?
2- My dog is itching all the time but we can't find why, he has no mites ticks or flease on him.
3- My dog plays with everybody. I don't like it how can I make him aggressive?
4- I have a male dog. When is the best time to neuter him?
5- I have a German Shepherd Dog. Can you train him for K9.
6. I here the phrase sable so often. I have seen photo's of sable German Shepherd Dogs. They don't look like German Shepherd Dogs and there are so many colours to them.
7- what is a handler, decoy, helper?
8- What does the phrase HD Zuchtwert mean?
9- What is a Puppy Aptitude Test?
10- You mention that you require a report from an approved vet before you accept a dog for training. What should I ask my vet to write?
11- I keep seeing different titles. is there a list available for their meanings?
12- Is shipping safe?
13- Male vs Female which is more suitable for me?
14 - I have been told that there are different types of German Shepherd Dog's is that true?
15 - Are German Shepherd Dogs good with children?
16- I had a dog years ago. We loved him but he smealt and constantly had sylavia dripping from his mouth. Are German Shepherd Dogs the same?
17- Can we take him/her straight home?
18- Do you use Tranquilizers?
19 - In what size shipping crate will my German Shepherd arrive?
20 - What do you feed your dogs and bording dogs?
21- I was reading above question. Does Raw mean not cooked at all? Surely it doesn't. Whats in it?

 

 

Answers:

 

1- Does mange in dogs affect humans?
Actually yes. Mange from dogs can affect and spread to humans. However it is a rare case for our bodies to not rid of it without the help of medicine we most generally have it over with without even knowing that we ever had it.

2- My dog is itching all the time but we can't find why, he has no mites ticks or flease on him.
Dogs can get itchy from many different things. The most possible causes are. ticks mites and flease; mange (with its varieties); fungas (mostly ring worm that can show up on children and women); allergy (most generally through food especially wheat). However there are many possibilities but these are the most common. Generally blood checks, skin scraping etc. is required to find out exactly what the cause is but this can sometimes be missleading. If you can't find the cause a trip to the vet is a must.

3- My dog plays with everybody. I don't like it how can I make him aggressive?
The trueth is there are many ways. Don't ask how because no responcible person will tell you because making a dog aggressive is not something any human responcible person would do. With correct training your dog will protect you from dangeour but will still be social and ready to play with children (thats how they shoud be). However certain breeds and extreme passive or extreme social dogs are generally born with the gene make up, these dogs are not siutable for protection work anyway.

4- I have a male dog. When is the best time to neuter him?
A very serious topic. Our thoughts are single and unchangable. Not before reaching adult age. A male dog MUST have stopped growing first. Neutering a male before reaching adulcy will cause the dog to continue growing, he will be at high risk for developing problems later in life. Do NOT take advice for early neutering. We have been told that there is no proof for this but there is. When any mammel reaches a certain period the body secretes a hormone tht says stp growing. Neutering is a stop to this. For more information research testesterone and growth plates..

5- I have a German Shepherd Dog. Can you train him for K9?
Absolutely. Give us your adress and lets agree on a date and time for a meeting so we can see if your dog has a chance of successfully completing the K9 course and if you and your familly are suitable and really require the training. If so indeed. Our K9 training is true K9 training that differs only slightly world wide. There are 'institutes' that do train and title K9 but are vastly different and known by the rest of us as a con or a so-called K9. If you have visited or seen one of these dogs then please first make sure that you and we are talking of the same K9 training.

6. I here the phrase sable so often. I have seen photo's of sable German Shepherd Dogs. They don't look like German Shepherd Dogs and there are so many colours to them.
Sable is a term used when a single strand of hair has two different colours. e.g. half is grey the other halth of the hair strand is black. Sable German Shepherd Dogs generally don't have a saddle or a eye cahcing saddle on them as do show-line dogs. Sables are often used for breeding. They have a higher color viarity of gene makeup. Most working-line German Shepherd Dogs are sable or from a sable parent. Their are differnt variations such as grey sable, dark sable.. They are German Shepherd Dogs. Loook back at photo's dated 1800's and photo's of working german shepherd dogs.

7- what is a handler, decoy, helper?
A handler is the human team mate of the working dog. Docoy and helper are the same person. In very short they are the person wearing protection cloths or sleeve. They have the role of teaching a dog when how and why when it comes to barking, biting, releasing, chasing, escorting...

8- What does the phrase HD Zuchtwert mean?
This is the breed value assessment number.
The best tool for breeders in the fight against hip Dysplasia (HD), to come along in years, is the SV's HD Zuchtwert, or Breed value assessment number (HD ZW). The HD ZW number is an estimation of the probability that a dog will produce progeny with HD.

The HD ZW value factors in many variables in the calculation, but is based mostly on the hip status of a dog's progeny. This is the critical factor in the usefulness of the HD ZW. The dogs own hip status is only one of several important variables in the equation, not the sole determinant. This is because it is possible for a dog with excellent hip status to produce a majority of progeny with HD. And conversely, a dog with Fair hip status can produce a majority of progeny with excellent hip status. Without factoring in this critical look at the dog's Genotype (what his genes pass on to progeny) in addition to his Phenotype, (what his actual hip status is) real progress cannot be made in reducing the incidence of HD.

So how does it work? Each dog registered with the SV is assigned an HD ZW number at birth, based on its Parents HD ZW numbers. After a dog is x-rayed, its own hip status is factored into his HD ZW. Upon producing progeny of his own, the results of the progeny's x-rays are then factored into the parents HD ZW numbers. The HD ZW number is not a static value. It fluctuates depending on what the dog produces! This is what is important: A dog's Genotype what the dog produces. Not his Phenotype; what his actual hip status is.

An HD ZW value of 100 has been set as the breed average. HD ZW values LESS than 100 mean the dog produces fewer progeny with HD than the breed average. A number greater than 100 means a dog produces HD more often than the breed average. So HD ZW values less than 100 are desirable. However, the focus must still be on the total Dog. Breeding decisions need to include much more than only a dog's HD ZW! Working ability and Temperament are most important!

To allow for this, the SV requires that the calculated HD ZW for progeny of a desired mating be 100 or less. So a bitch with an HD ZW of 80 can be bred to a male with an HD ZW number as high as 120! The pups of breeding like this would be assigned HD ZW values of 100 at birth. So HD ZW values less than 100 are not just desirable, they offer greater options in breeding partners. Additionally, stud dog owners can prove their dog's prepotency by accepting breeding to bitches with high HD ZW values.

For breeders in the US following the standards set forth by the SV in Germany, you must register your dog with the SV or USA/SV, and have the dog's x-ray evaluated by the SV for 'a' stamp. This also settles the Penn HIP vs. OFA vs. 'a' stamp question. The diagnostic method to determine a dog's hip status is not relevant. The most relevant data comes from a dog's actual production, "Do his progeny have CHD or not."

9- What is a Puppy Aptitude Test?
The puppy aptitude test is a series of tests used to determine the charecter of each individual dog more accurately giving people a cloose idea of what to expect from the puppy in the future.

10- You mention that you require a report from an approved vet before you accept a dog for training. What should I ask my vet to write?
We will give you a form that your vet will fill in for you. You can aquire and print a form download page to save time. We will much appreciate it.

11- I keep seeing different titles. ıs there a list available for their meanings?

Internationally Recognized Titles

SchHA

Introduction to Schutzhund work without the tracking

Bh

Basic companion dog

WH

Watch Dog test for basic alertness

AD

Endurance test for fundamental fitness

SchH1

The preliminary Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection

SchH2

More challenging Schutzhund work in tracking, obedience, and protection

SchH3

The competition level of the three phases of Schutzhund. Masters level.

FH1

Advanced tracking

FH2

Greater tracking challenges. Placement of articles determined by judge.

IPO1

International trial rules similar to the Schutzhund test, but with some variations.

IPO2

More challenging Schutzhund work in tracking, obedience, and protection.

IPO3

The competition level of IPO.

Additional SV Titles

BpDH1 & 2

Railway Police Dog

BIH

Blind Leader Dog

DH

Service Dog

DPH

Service Police Dog

HGH

Herding Dog

IPO1, 2, 3

International Rules (same as USA)

LwH

Avalanche Dog

PFP1 & PFP2

Police Tracking Dog

PH

Police Dog

PSP1, 2 & 3

Police Guard Dog

RtH

Rescue Dog

SchH1, 2 3

Schutzhund titles (same as USA)

ZFH

Customs Tracking Dog

ZH1, 2 & 3

Customs Dog

Working Titles From Other Countries

Africa

IWT 1, 2, &3

Austria

SchH1, 2 & 3 and FHA 1, 2, & 3

Belgium

Cereco1, IWR1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our IPO1, 2 & 3

Czech Republic

ZVV1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our SchH1, 2 & 3

Denmark

BHP1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our SchH1, 2 & 3 and SPH equivalent to our FH

England

PD (Police Dog)

Finland

SK1 equivalent to our IPO1

Holland

VH1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our SchH1, 2 & 3 and SPH equivalent to our FH

Hungary

SZL1, 2 & 3 also ZVV1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our SchH1, 2 & 3

Italy

Brevetto 1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our SchH1, 2 & 3

Netherlands  UV equivalent to AD, VH equivalent to our SchH or IPO 

Poland

ZVV1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our SchH1, 2 & 3

Switzerland

SchH, SchHB, SchHC; CHD1 equivalent to our SchH1

Yugoslavia

CAB1, 2 & 3 equivalent to our SchH1, 2 & 3

12- Is shipping safe?

  • Animals accepted as cargo are placed in the same area as checked baggage.  The environment is temperature controlled and pressurized.
  • There must also be a Certificate of Health issued by a licensed veterinarian within ten (10) days of shipping.
  • There are year-round extreme weather restrictions in regard to temperature.  We cannot ship a puppy/dog if the temperature is greater than 85° F or less than 10° F at any point in the dog's trip.

13- Male vs Female which is more suitable for me?

  • Male:
    • Bigger
    • More powerfull
    • Matureity generally after 24 months
    • Constantly sexually active allways looking for a partner.
    • Better at condition requiring work.
  • Female:
    • Compact
    • Higher gaurding and protective instinct
    • Maturaty around 18 months
    • Goes into heat twice a year lasting 5-15 days were she is sexually active looking for a partner..
    • Better at personal, property protextion. And High Obediance requiring work.

14 - I have been told that there are different types of German Shepherd Dog's is that true?

  • Yes,
  • There are: The working line, show line and the pet
  • The working line has less back angulation, and high work traits. They often require proffessional handlers. They can be to much for the standart owner with their high drives. They can be any colour.
  • The show line has more angulation in their back. Their size is very important. Pigmentation, ratio, size, angles and ratio is important. They haven't as much stamina as the working-lines. Preferabley gold/black, red/black with a saddle.
  • Then there are the different standarts. Czech, American, UK, German, East German. All having differences with angulation and colour. As an example Czech mid-angle shorter nose and ears then the American who prefer extreme angulation.
  • There is coat colour: Sable (in its own different groups), Bi-colour, Black, Red/Black, Gold/Black, Silver/Black. There is also blue, liver, and white German Shepherd Dogs but they are not accepted by the SV. America has accepted the white German Shepherd Dog and call it the American German Shepherd Dog.
  • Their is pattern: Saddle, Heavily saddled, bi-colour, solid colour, and sable.
  • There is also (though not accepted as a German Shepherd for certain reasons) the Shiloh Shepherd which is a long haired very big German Shepherd.
  • Last but not least hair length. There is the normal, the showline prefferd plush (which is a normal haired German Shepherd Dog that has a little longer hair and more dense), the Long haired with undercoat, and the long haired stock that has no undercoat hair bieng long generally split down the middle and silky soft. The long haired German Shepherd is not allowed to be breed. The reason being that they generally have an open belly and their coat isn't weather proof. Many pet owners prefer the Long coat and it is said that they shed less hair.

15 - Are German Shepherd Dogs good with children?

  • Provided PROPER breeding Yes, they are one of the best dogs with children. They know a child from an adult and are much more patient with them. A female German Shepherd socialized properly will allow a child to do anything with them.

16- I had a dog years ago. We loved him but he smealt and constantly had sylavia dripping from his mouth. Are German Shepherd Dogs the same?

  • No. If a German Shepherd Dog smells it means that they are ill. They do not smell. Sylavia isn't a German Shepherd Dog thing either, rarely seen.

17- Can we take him/her straight home?

  • Generally no.
    • We give their first vacinations, tatoo, prior to selling. In the best interest a vacination program is best done on dates specified by the vet. We give the first vacination a day or two before you adopt so that continuation on your side is easier to follow.
    • Socialisation is very important they learn from their brothers and sisters and mother. We want this this to go on for as long as possible.
    • We seperate puppy from mommy and litter gradually to lessen the confusion and frustration of the puppy. We begin this the day the puppy is reserved.
    • This gives the new owner time to prepar for the puppy. We will not sell to unprepared owners. We have uour own and very strickt rules. If you do not have the patience or understanding then our puppy's aren't really for you then are they....
    • The period generally isn't a long one. Generally 3-4 days.
    • It's good really good and we highly encourage it, for you to come and visit the puppy dureing this period. It's a lot better if puppy gets familliar to you and says yuppee new owners come, I can show of and get treats. A lot easier on puppy when moving to new home. If you do the preferable and buy a crate. We will keep him in his crate out of exersize - toilet - and feeding times. He gets accustomed to his crate and feals safe their. This helps him when his back home with you.
    • In the mean-time you also have the advantage of doing a bit of reading....

18- Do you use Tranquilizers?

  • No but in certain cases we will give a small (third to half of a tablet used for sedation so that the dog or puppy is able to move but very slightly light headed to give the puppy or dog a I don't care feeling in order to avoid strees. But, AVMA ( American Veterinary Medical Association ) does not advise sedation, because the effects of tranquilizers on animals at high altitudes are unpredictable.

19 - In what size shipping crate will my German Shepherd arrive?

  • The crate must be large enough for the puppy/dog to stand, sit, and comfortably change position.  The size of the crate will vary with the size of puppy/dog.
  • All crates must be capable of loading upright in the aircraft bin as required by the Animal Welfare Act and the International Air Transport Association Live Animal Regulations.
  • The USDA rules also state that the crate must (which we follow):
    • Be constructed out of rigid plastic, wood, metal, or material of comparable strength.  No cardboard kennels may be used.
    • Have functional handles on the kennel's exterior to prevent tilting and any direct contact with the animals).
    • Close securely, but not lock, allowing personnel to open it in case of emergency.
    • Have labels with the words "Live Animal" in letters at least 1 in. tall on the crate's top and on at least one side.
    • Have upright arrow labels indicating the kennel's correct position.
    • Contain some type of bedding, either shredded paper or towels or specialized flooring (eg. double flooring), to absorb any "accidents."
    • Contain two dishes -- one for food and one for water -- attached to the inside of the kennel door.  They must be easily accessible to airline agents without opening the door (In short flights we prefer not to have food present).
    • Display feeding instructions and food, if applicable.  These instructions should be affixed to the top of the kennel, along with shipper and consignee information.

20 - What do you feed your dogs and bording dogs?
We now feed our dogs raw. We have only recently began to raw feed, it took considerable research and advice from many raw feeders before we dared start. We have firm principles. People should only do what they are trained or good at doing. Being that we had no trainng or that no person was directly available who had knowledge and experience of raw feeding it has takenus many years to study and learn the subjcet. We have had help and advice from special people who have been raw feeding for many years. We still would not dare say that we know everything about the subject but we are now satisfied with our knowledge and with help we have devised our dogs their raw diets and are considerably happy with the outcome. We feed dogs with dry kibble whilst bording. We offer certain brands and any other brand required is provided by owners. Owners that wish to benefit from our raw diet experience have the opportuity of having their dogs dine on the same course that our own do.

21- I was reading above question. Does Raw mean not cooked at all? Surely it doesn't. Whats in it?
Actually it does mean uncooked. To be honest the diet consists of uncooked meat that is purchased from the same places we aquire our own food for ourselves, but we do slightly boil vegetables that are mixed in helps them to digest. Ever closely looked at a dogs jaws and teeth closely? See any teeth for chewing? see the shape and the way they use them? Dogs teeth and jaws were designed to catch prey and crush bones. Ever seen a wolf light up a barbacue!

 

 

 

 

 


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