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Are You and Your Dog SAR Candidates?

SAR dogs search for play It is a Team The first question to ask is, “are you in shape or capable of getting into shape to handle rough terrain for 8-12 hours of walking?” Most people focus on their dog and don’t think about the person that goes into the field with them. SAR dogs live with and are owned by their handler. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from walking... [Read more]

Orex Earns BH

Orex displays his medal for passing the BH Begleitenhund(BH) Temperament Test Passed On November 22, 2013 Orex von Tajgetosz  passed the Begleitenhund (BH) temperament test at the Bur Oak Hundersport Club Trial in Long Grove, IL. Orex and Sherri were required to be at the trial by 9:30 AM but did not go onto the field until 2 PM. The temperature was 34 degrees with winds blowing 7-10 mph for a wind-chill... [Read more]

Beware of Weight Control Dogfood

The kernel on the left is after soaking the one on the right is dry I have many blessings when it comes to my dogs including the desire to scarf down their dogfood but a primary one is working with a good breeder. They must be sick to death of my phone calls and questions but there are always supportive and answer or return my calls immediately. Preventing Bloat Due to Dogfood My breeder is especially... [Read more]

Decontaminate Your Dog

    Orex in his baby blue doggles for dusty and brush situations Why decontaminate? Most people will look at this article and the first thought is, “I won’t need to do that.” Sorry, you couldn’t be more wrong. Have you ever thought about what is on the sidewalk or driveway or grass your dog walks in? In winter there is road salts in the summer you have no idea what... [Read more]

Very Good Summary of the German Shepherd Dog

this is a really good summary of the pros and cons of owning a German Shepherd.

GSSARDA Wins Recycling Rumble

German Shepherd  Search and Rescue Dog Association Wins Title in FundingFactory’s Recycling Rumble Recycling Contest Raises $43.44, Benefits Both Environment and this canine search and rescue organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- German Shepherd  Search and Rescue Dog Association has triumphed over Jordan Baptist School for the winning title in FundingFactory’s Recycling Rumble contest by collecting... [Read more]

How Do You Do What You Do?

The Problem A friend with a new puppy that had the runs came to visit me and asked the question, “How do you live with three German Shepherds?” The truth of the matter is the more training they have the easier they are to live with. I was getting frustrated that I was not accomplishing the things I wanted to with a quality I felt was acceptable. After some truly encouraging words from a... [Read more]

Gryphon Goes the Distance

Gryphon and Susan head out to the AD  The Ausdauerprufung or AD The AD is a test of the dog’s endurance, conditioning, and physical structure. Endurance and physical structure are created by careful breeding. The conditioning is done by the handler. During the test, the dog trots next to the handler for a total of twelve and a half miles at a pace of 7.7-9.5 mph. The handler rides a bike for... [Read more]

Style Points for St. James Farm Family Field Day Demonstration

Orex demonstrates play drive at the St. James Farm Family Field Day German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association (GSSARDA) was honored to be invited to demonstrate at the St. James Farm Family Field Days in Warrenville Illinois on May 26, 2012. The weather was great and over 4,000 people attended to see demonstrations by falcons, horses, and dogs. The entire team was in attendance along with a... [Read more]

Koda Queen of Cantigny Park Demo

Koda interacts with the scouts On May 19th, the team participated in the Scout-O-Rama at Cantigny Park in Winfield, IL. Over 4,000 Scouts were in attendance. Set up had to be completed by 8:30 AM and finish time was 4:30 PM. It was an “all hands on deck” kind of day. Mike, Shane and Rosie, Sherri and Lektor, Belle and Orex, and Bill and Koda set up tents, displays, and books to sell. As... [Read more]

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