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Are You and Your Dog SAR Candidates?

January 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Orex Earns BH

January 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Beware of Weight Control Dogfood

August 13, 2013 by · 5 Comments 

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 […]

Decontaminate Your Dog

August 5, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

  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 […]

GSSARDA Wins Recycling Rumble

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 87 […]

Gryphon Goes the Distance

June 12, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

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 […]

Style Points for St. James Farm Family Field Day Demonstration

June 3, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

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 […]

Koda Queen of Cantigny Park Demo

June 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Crazy Lot of Fun

January 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Crazy Conditions It is 19 degrees Fahrenheit, a cold wind is blowing out of the north at 7-10 mph, and you are excited to be out in it. You aren’t just out in it, you will be sitting still for 30 minutes or more, waiting to reward a dog for finding you. If that sounds […]

GSSARDA Does Presentation to Highland 7th Graders

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Mrs. Oshinski, 7th grade science teacher invited Sherri and Belle from German Shepherd Search and Rescue Dog Association to come in and talk about canine search and rescue. The class had just finished a section on forensics. Sherri presented the who, what, where, why and how of canine search and […]

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