Here at Kennel von der Traumwolfen, we had a Show Line male as our family pet, and Working Line
German Shepherds, from some of the top bloodlines in the world. First and foremost, our German
Shepherds are our family members. They live in the house and travel to all kinds of activities with us.
Our family consists of Marsha, (we lost Mark to cancer in 2005), Christine, Gilbert, Jerome and our
females, Chita, Ebene, Jyce and Zulu.
I started Kennel von der Traumwolfen in 2006, as a small hobby. I have grown up around animals all
my life. I was a memver of 4-H for 10 years with many livestock projects. I bought and trained my own
horse as a young teenager. I worked with breeding and training racing Greyhounds for many years.
After owning a German Shepherd Dog for many years, I want to share my love and pride for these
noble animals with others. I have been involved with the German Shepherd breed for over 10 years. I
have many contacts around the world, who are available to me for guidance and direction.
I have very stong beliefs when it comes to breeding German Shepherds. I believe in the guidelines set
forth by the German SV. Any German Shepherd used for breeding must have attained at least a
SchH/IPO1 or a Herding HGH title, or AKC titles, along with passing OFA Hip and Elbow rating or
German 'A' Stamp.
These guidelines were set forth to allow only the breeding of quality animals which will continue to
shape future generations of the German Shepherd breed. This is to ensure correct structure, solid
temperament, good nerves and working drives.
A BH and/or AD alone does not determine breeding quality. The BH is an obedience and
temperament test pre-requisite for the SchH/IPO1. The AD is an endurance test required for a Breed
Survey of KKL. Schutzhund titles listed as (SchH1) means the dog is not yet titled. Regardless of
whether the dog is in training for these titles or not, this kind of advertising is misleading to the general
public and is unethical. Therefore, those dogs should not be used in a breeding program, according to
the German Standard.
I am active in my dogs' training. I take them through an obedience class and they earn their CGC
(Canine Good Citizen) certificate through AKC. I am an AKC CGC Evaluator. My dogs test under a
different evaluator. This recognizes and promotes responsible dog ownership with basic obedience
training for the dog.
I start foundation training with my puppies in the sport of Schutzhund, which focuses on Tracking,
Obedience and Protection. When possible, I will title a dog in Schutzhund, but it has become more
difficult, due to the distance to clubs and helpers, as well as my physical restrictions. I participate in
AKC events as well. They are exposed to many different environmental situations, and I believe this
allows me to know both the good and bad, the strengths and weaknesses, about each of my dogs.
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