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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 […]

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 […]

Thank You Carson Pirie Scott

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Community Days Fund-Raiser Carson Pirie Scott and all the Bonton stores host “Community Days”. They invite not-for-profit organizations to give away coupon books for a $5 donation. The not-for-profit keeps all of the money. The donor gets a coupon worth $10 off anything in the store and several coupons for 20% off many other items. […]

Shane and Rosie and Bill and Koda Go Operational

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wilderness Testing On November 19th the testing started. Originally the evaluations were to be in September but getting outside evaluators turned into a serious problem and delayed testing for two months. The original test was to be to Search and Rescue Dogs US (SARDUS) standards, however, when it became clear evaluators were not going to […]

Gatlin and Liz Earn “Ultimate K9″

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gatlin and Liz participated in a friendly yearly competition at MC’s Ultimate K9 in Addison, IL on October 16th, 2011. Fourteen dogs and handlers participated in two classes; intermediate for on leash dogs and advanced for off-leash dogs Gatlin competed in the advanced group. The requirements: The obedience was a modified Begleitenhund routine combine with a […]

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