So proud of this boy ! ! !
4 breedings - in 4 days and he did such an amazing job !
Zeal has his 1st breedings under his belt.
And today jumped right back into IGP3 training like a champ
WAY TO GO !
Nyu’s daughter Cypres (8 months)
We got puppy crush! She is developing beautifully!
• VP1 Cypres King Of Zion •
Best Long Coat Female under 12 months in South Central USCA Region (awarded by SV judge)
Sire: VA Jimmi Best Of The Gods
Dam: V Nyu Vom Eichenplatz
Owner: Amanda K Weaver
Sometimes … cuddle with Dadda is all the girls want … here is Gabi soaking up all the love, watching movie with us ...
•day 1 BEST BH OBEDIENCE PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY
as per judge … (out of 8 dogs)
And the best part is … this girl does not like to obey and we have been working very hard.
Thank you Randall Hoadley and DFW Working Dogs for you support!
She is my little star ... Viera Best Of The Gods.
2022 USCA South Central Confirmation Show & Breed Survey
Judge: Edgar Pertl (SV)
• day 1 THIS GIRL HAS ERANED HER “KKL”
Nyu passed her breed survey under SV judge and we are so proud of her!
Thank you Randall Hoadley for your help getting us ready!
Judge: Edgar Pertl
2022 USCA South Central Regional Conformation Show & Breed Survey
Butterflies are settling in the tummy, but HERE WE GO! BH & Breed Survey this evening and Show tomorrow
USCA South Central Conformation Show & Breed Survey
We were freezing but would not change it for anything ...
Cyprus and her mom after ring training, getting ready for her first show next weekend!
• Cyprus King Of Zion •
Sire: VA Jimmi Best Of The Gods, ZVV1, BH, Spr1, Spr2, Spr3, 5JXZ1/ P (Onex)
Dam: SG6 BSZS Nyu Vom Eichenplatz AD, BH, IGP1, 5JIZI/ P (Ballack)
Breeder: Lucie M. Williams Alonzo Williams
Owner: Amanda K Weaver
Nyu Vom Eichenplatz
• SG6 BSZS 2019/ AD, BH, IGP1 (SV), kkl - FCI
• HD/ ED: normal/ normal
• DM: N/N
• DNA: Geprüft
• DOB: 3.20.2018
Show accomplishments in Germany :
1x SG6 (BSZS)
BIG week for her next week & we are excited for her litter this Spring with Zeal.
... our special girl ... Besma v. Repitition
Breed Survey (2022-23):
Medium-sized, medium-bodied, dry and firm. Very good building proportions, good height-to-length ratio, very good expression, very well pigmented, good character. Strong head, dark eyes, high, long withers, straight, firm back, very good length and position of the croup. Very well angled fore and hindquarters, balanced chest proportions, straight front. Very fluid gaits with powerful replenishment and free precedence are shown when walking straight. Secure nature, TSB pronounced.
* Besma v. Repitition IGP2, kkl (SV) *
Height: 58,0 cm
Chest depth: 26,0 cm
HD/ ED: normal (a1)/ normal (a1)
We love our boy … Sire of our 2022 litters !
V Zeal Best Of The Gods AD, BH, IGP2, Spr1, kkl - FCI
HD/ ED: Good/ Normal
Currently in training for IGP3 and USCA breed survey scheduled in May
(Thank you Destiny and Elli for helping me with stacking for )
Lena was being so good waiting for daddy at the airport … He was returning from Iraq sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ ...
Welcome home our love!
Anytime I see a GSD … my eyes go first and automatically towards the legs and anatomy …
Then it’s the rest … the eye, ears, coat, movement, type, etc… I continue to train my eyes … and listen to and learn from those, who’s experience we value …
And with our own dogs … the criticism is always even stricter and I always think - what is the King Of Zion German Shepherd going to look like 10 years from now …
Are we serving the breed?
Are we preserving the standard and the dog that it used to be/ is/ and as meant to be?
I have not seen such a thing as “a perfect” dog.
There is always something that is imperfect in regards to the perfection …
Even perhaps the way tail is attached or the length of it …
This post is from Luis Donald who’s post I have been enjoying …
Cheers to serving the breed!
We are so excited about these 2 litters and for Zeal to have his first offsprings!
Dam: SG Nyu vom Eichenplatz WB, BH, IGP1, 5JIZ1/ P
HD/ED: normal/ normal
Sire: V Zeal Best Of The Gods AD, BH, IGP2, Spr1, 5XZ1/P
HD/ED: f.normal/ normal
Dam: V Besma vom Repetition IGP2, kkl
HD/ED: normal/ normal
Sire: V Zeal Best Of The Gods AD, BH, IGP2, Spr1, 5XZ1/P
HD/ED: f.normal/ normal
Planned matings - Feb/ Mar 2022 (Texas • Trasport within USA)
• • • King Of Zion German Shepherds • • •
• LOVING FAMILY MEMBER. NATURAL PROTECTOR
A 'rule of thumb guide' to hindquarter angulation in the German Shepherd Dog. A notation - we say ''over angulation''. In that context, the increased angulation is the external angle, not the internal angle. Seen here, 225° > 255° i.e. overangulated by 30 degrees.
8/10 and better than most. To clarify - this image comes from an article Linda Shaw and I wrote on locomotion where dogs got a score out of 10 for locomotion - it's not body proportions.
Greater Dallas Working Dog Club Trial
Judge: Frank Phillips - USCA
We are one step closer to Breed Surveys!
Both Viera and Zeal earned their AD title today
We have diligently trained for a few weeks and it paid off. Both of them did great!
Thank you Randall Hoadley for our training plan and for all you do! We so appreciate your support.
Thank you Destiny Lyttle for handeling our big boy! I so enjoyed our ride together.
Thank you Greater Dallas Working Dog Club for putting on this trial, Chris Betin for such a great organization and judge for holding us accountable to every inch and waiting for us almost till sunset.
The weather was not friendly for the handlers, but surely perfect for the dogs
ENDURANCE TEST (Ausdauerprüfung) - AD
The endurance test (AD) award is not a training degree but exists for show and breed requirements. The AD provides documentation that the dog is physically able to endure a certain amount of physical stress without showing significant fatigue. Given the physical structure of the dog, this condition can best be shown through running. Running challenges the heart and lungs as well as the rest of the body. Other characteristics such as spirit and hardness must be present. Successful demonstration of the test will provide proof that the desired characteristics are present in a healthy body. Both sets of characteristics are prerequisites for a useful breeding program.
The AD test is to be hosted by a local club. The approval to host the event must be obtained by the local club at least four (4) weeks prior to the test. The secretary of the event must be identified at that time and a judge must have been commissioned. Scoresheets must be on hand. By accepting responsibility to host an AD, the local club agrees that during the warm summer months, the event will only be held during the early morning or evening hours. The outside temperature must not exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
The entry form must contain:
* The exact name of the dog, sex, date of birth
* Registration numbers
* Scorebook numbers
* Any earned training degrees
* Name and address of both owner and breeder
Participation in the AD test is voluntary and all risks are assumed by the handler of the dog.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
The dog must be at least sixteen (16) months old before it is tested and the maximum permissible age is six (6) years. A maximum of twenty (20) dogs may be permitted to enter with one (1) judge. Should the entry exceed twenty (20) dogs, a second judge must be commissioned. All dogs must be registered.
The dog must be healthy and in good condition; sick dogs, weak dogs, bitches in heat, bitches in whelp and nursing bitches are not allowed to participate.
At the start of the test, the handler will report to the judge in a sporting manner with the dog at the heel position. The scorebook, pedigree and registration papers should be presented at that time. The judge and trial secretary will verify that each dog is in good condition. Dogs that present a tired or listless expression are to be disqualified. The handler will conduct him / herself in a sporting manner. Unsportsmanlike behavior can result in disqualification from the examination. All decisions made by the judge are final.
No points or awards will be given for the examination, only the rating of "Passed" or "Not Passed". Only dogs that pass will receive the AD certification.
The test should preferably be run on streets or roads of varied terrain such as asphalt or dirt. The handler will accompany the dog only on a bicycle.
Handlers must arrive in time to allow the dogs an opportunity to relieve themselves prior to the start of the test.
It is strictly forbidden to consume alcohol during the test.
THE RUNNING EXERCISE
The dogs will be run a total of twenty (20) kilometers (approximately 12.4 miles) at an average speed of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) kilometers per hour (seven (7) to nine (9) miles per hour).
The dog must be kept on leash on the right-hand side of the handler and move in a normal trot next to the bicycle. Depending on safety and at the judge's discretion, the dog may be allowed to trot on the left-hand side. A "springer" may also be used. The leash must be sufficiently long to give the dog the ability to adjust to any changes in speed. Overly fast running is to be avoided. Slight pulling or forging is not faulty, but continually falling behind is faulty.
There will be a fifteen (15) minute rest period after the dogs have completed eight ( km (4.9 miles). During the rest period, the judge will examine the dogs for fatigue. Tired dogs will be removed from the test. There will be a twenty (20) minute rest period at the end of fifteen (15) km (9.3 miles). The judge will again check the dogs. Dogs that are tired or dogs with sore feet will be removed from the test. Dogs will be allowed to move about freely during the rest periods, but should be on leash. The last five (5) km (3.1 miles) will be run and then there will be a fifteen (15) minute rest period. The judge will again determine if the dog demonstrates tiredness or sore feet due to the running.
The judge and the trial secretary should accompany the dogs on a bicycle or in a car. The judge will make notes about the condition of the dogs and all deficiencies will be noted. It is necessary that a car follow the handlers and dogs so that tired or sore dogs can be transported. Dogs that lack the proper spirit and hardness, those that show fatigue and dogs that cannot keep up the required speed or need extra time cannot pass the examination.
King Of Zion German Shepherds kennel has come to a decision, that starting 2022 - all working titles, breed surveys and so on will be earned in USA . With possible minor exceptions, all dogs’ full training and development will be brought “IN-HOUSE” at our kennel.
Till this point - our dogs were developed to entry level of obedience/ BH level + foundation of bite-work and tracking and/ or with them earning their further working and breeding titles in Europe … Czech or Germany. All titles will be earned under USCA or GSDCA here in United States. Lifetime breed surveys, IGPs, BH, etc …
We are fully committed to our dogs and their development as we believe, work invested today - contributes to the future generations and our objective is to have the same amazing GSD 10-20 years down the road as we have today. No compromise.
We have many goals and the earliest are in Spring 2022. Viera’s IGP1 (and 2), her breed survey, Zeal’s IGP and breed survey under USCA, Lena’s AD, BH and so on … Training like this demands weeks, months and endless hours of work.
But here is the exciting part …
We love our dogs and the deeper relationship building that is awaiting us thru the training in invaluable. We are so excited about this journey that will be full of growth and surely will bring much pain as well. There will be times when we will won’t to quit, and probably some frustration tears will be shed …
… But …
… at the end and thru the process - we will be rejoicing as well …
… the new level of depth and understanding of this sport and GSD world
… the sense of contribution to our kennel and confidence in our dogs and who they are as we cut no conners …
We are …
… 1 pack
… 1 family
… 1 heart
We look forward to continuing partnership with our team and mentors. It would not be possible without them and we are certain that we will meet new amazing friends to learn from as well.
It takes a village and much support from others, which we so very appreciate and value.
HERE. WE. GO. !
... V2 Zeal Best Of The Gods ...
Zdice, Czech Republic
Judge: Ing. K. Strouhal
Congratulations to our youngster earning another show rating in working class today!
Last show of the season for our boy ended with nice critique and comments from the judge. We so looking forward to watching him mature and even more … so excited for him to come home very soon
IGP2 is next and then hurray home!
Special thank you to Veronika for preparing our boy and Nikole for super handling
Nyu today ...
Still little naked but slowly getting her coat back … she is our chameleon …
Was blowing her coat for over 3 months and it seems that every single hair on her body is new …
SG6 BSZS 2019 Nyu vom Eichenplatz
IPO1, 5JIZ1/ P
Sire: V Zasko vom Eichenplatz
Dam: V Tootsie vom Eichenplatz
Breeder: Lutz Wischalla
Nyu is ...
Grand daughter to:
VA Ballack von der Brucknerallee and VA Gary von Huhnegrab
VA Omen vom Radhaus (VA Remo vom Fichtenschlag son)
VA Jaci vom Eichenplatz (VA Yukon von der Bastillie and VA Alisha vom Eichenplatz daughter)
VA Hagadahls Figo (Furbo degli Achei and Hagadahls Wanda son)
VA Queen vom Loher Weg
VA Alisha vom Eichenplatz
YAY … both of these girls had their Hips & Elbows X-rays done right at 1 year old and they both look great!
Now off for the official results to Germany.
(Viera x Ursus girls)
Today we have a HUGE DOUBLE CELEBRATION
Our boy Zeal passed his IGP1 and therefore became a stud available for breeding. This fall - he will also complete IGP2 and breed survey. The breed survey might have to be FCI and we might have to finish his USCA / SV breed survey, when he returns to USA as trials have been very limited.
We are so proud of our boy … his willingness to learn, his drive and ability to intensively train is admirable …
At this moment - he is available stud to approved females in Czech Republic.
Who we truly want to celebrate today - is his current trainer and his breeder - Veronika.
Veronika is a person with an integrity that never has to be questioned.
She never cuts corners - even when it’s costly to her … and always does what is the best for the dog.
We so very much appreciate the partnership with Veronika and the excellence she operates in. The way how she communicates ahead of time - even about the style the dog is being trained with and make no great decisions without the owner’s approval and partnership.
She is the TOP tear is her field and we are so very honored to walk hand in hand with someone who exels in GSD field in such way … as a breeder, as a trainer and someone who will always go 100% full in and is honest and true.
Veronika, we celebrate you and honor you!
Thank you for who you are!
We have great litters planned for this Fall 2021 and for next year 2022.
And this summer we have amazing high quality puppies available.
There are many puppies available this summer - it seems that market is saturated with fur balls .. but not every puppy is the same. Educate yourself, do your research and see what makes breeders different. We take placement of our puppies very seriously and we look forward to getting to know you and finding the right puppy for your family and your lifestyle.
Blend of these 4 is coming in a few weeks to our kennel.
Imported from Czech. Czech and German DNA
4 boys are on their way.
(1 has new best friend already)
• health tested and proven parents • pink papers • microchipped •
The United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) is a German Shepherd Dog Breed Organization guided by the rules of the organization of origin of the German Shepherd Dog, the “Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV)” in Germany. USCA is a member of the “World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs” and accepts the bylaws of this organization in regards to the breeding rules of German Shepherd Dogs.
German Shepherd Dog Standard
23.12.2010/EN FCI-Standard N°166
TRANSLATION: Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) E.V. / Original version: (D).
ORIGIN: Germany / DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 11.08.2010.
UTILIZATION: Versatile working, herding and service dog.
FCI-CLASSIFICATION: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs).
Height at the withers: 60 cm to 65 cm
Weight: 30 kg to 40 kg
Height at the withers: 55 cm to 60 cm
Weight: 22 kg to 32 kg
Brief historical overview:
According to the official documentation of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. (Society for the German Shepherd Dog, “SV” for short) – legal domicile in Augsburg, Germany, member of the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH, German Kennel Club) – the “SV” as the founding club of the breed is responsible for the breed standard of the German Shepherd Dog. Established in the first General Meeting at Frankfurt/Main on 20 September 1899 according to suggestions by A. Meyer and Max von Stephanitz and in addition to the amendments of the 6th General Meeting on 28 July 1901, the 23rd General Meeting at Cologne/Rhineland on 17 September 1909, the Executive Board & Advisory Board Meeting at Wiesbaden on 5 September 1930 and the Breeding Committee & Executive Board Meeting on 25 March 1961, revisions were resolved within the framework of the World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV) Meeting on 30 August 1976.
Revisions and catalogued measures were resolved with the Enabling Resolution through the Executive Board and Advisory Board from 23/24 March 1991, amended through the Federal Conventions from 25 May 1997 and 31 May/1 June 2008.
The German Shepherd Dog, whose methodical breeding was started in 1899 after the foundation of the society, had been bred from the central German and southern German breeds of the herding dogs existing at that time with the ultimate objective of creating a working dog inclined to high achievements. In order to achieve this objective, the breed standard of the German Shepherd Dog was determined, which relates to the physical constitution as well as the traits and characteristics.
The German Shepherd Dog is medium-size, slightly elongated, powerful and well-muscled, with dry bone and firm overall structure.
Important dimensional ratios
The height at the withers amounts to 60 cm to 65 cm for male dogs and 55 cm to 60 cm for female dogs. The trunk length exceeds the dimension at the height at the withers by about 10 – 17 %.
The German Shepherd Dog must be well-balanced (with strong nerves) in terms of character, self-assured, absolutely natural and (except for a stimulated situation) good-natured as well as attentive and willing to please. He must possess instinctive behaviour, resilience and self-assurance in order to be suitable as a companion, guard, protection, service and herding dog.
The head is wedge-shaped, and in proportion to the body size (length about 40 % at the height at the withers), without being plump or too elongated, dry in the overall appearance and moderately broad between the ears. Seen from the front and side, the forehead is only slightly arched and without any or with only a slightly indicated middle furrow.
The ratio from the cranial region to the facial region is 50 % to 50 %. The width of the cranial region more or less corresponds to the length of the cranial region. The cranial region (seen from above) tapers evenly towards the nasal bridge with gradually sloping, not sharply depicted stop in the wedge-shaped facial region (foreface) of the head. Upper and lower jaws are powerfully developed.
The nasal dorsum is straight, any dip or bulge is undesirable. The lips are taut, close well and are of dark colouring.
The nose must be black.
The teeth must be strong, healthy and complete (42 teeth according to the dental formula). The German Shepherd Dog has a scissor bite, i.e. the incisors must interlock like scissors, whereby the incisors of the upper jaw overlap those of the lower jaw. Occlusal overlay, overbite and retrusive occlusion as well as larger spaces between the teeth (gaps) are faulty. The straight dental ridge of the incisors is also faulty. The jaw bones must be strongly developed so that the teeth can be deeply embedded in the dental ridge.
The eyes are of medium size, almond-shaped, slightly slanted and not protruding. The colour of the eyes should be as dark as possible. Light, piercing eyes are undesirable since they impair the dog’s impression.
Ears – The German Shepherd Dog has erect ears of medium size, which are carried upright and aligned (not drawn-in laterally); they are pointed and with the auricle facing forward.
Tipped ears and drooping ears are faulty. Ears carried rearward when moving or in relaxed position are not faulty.
Neck – The neck should be strong, well-muscled and without loose neck skin (dewlap). The angulation towards the trunk (horizontal) amounts to approx. 45 %.
Body – The upper line runs from the base of the neck via the high, long withers and via the straight back towards the slightly sloping croup, without visible interruption. The back is moderately long, firm, strong and well-muscled. The loin is broad, short, strongly developed and well-muscled. The croup should be long and slightly sloping (approx 23° to the horizontal) and the upper line should merge into the base of the tail without interruption.
The chest should be moderately broad, the lower chest as long and pronounced as possible. The depth of the chest should amount to approx. 45 % to 48 % of the height at the withers.
The ribs should feature a moderate curvature; a barrel-shaped chest is just as faulty as flat ribs.
The tail extends at least to the hock, but not beyond the middle of the hind pastern. It has slightly longer hair on the underside and is carried hanging downward in a gentle curve, whereby in a state of excitement and in motion it is raised and carried higher, but not beyond the horizontal. Operative corrections are forbidden.
Forequarters – The forelimbs are straight when seen from all sides, and absolutely parallel when seen from the front.
Shoulder blade and upper arm are of equal length, and firmly attached to the trunk by means of powerful musculature. The angulation from shoulder blade and upper arm is ideally 90°, but generally up to 110°.
The elbows may not be turned out either while standing or moving, and also not pushed in. The forearms are straight when seen from all sides, and absolutely parallel to each other, dry and firmly muscled. The pastern has a length of approx. 1/3 of the forearm, and has an angle of approx. 20° to 22° to the forearm. A slanted pastern (more than 22°) as well as a steep pastern (less than 20°) impairs the suitability for work, particularly the stamina.
The paws are rounded, well-closed and arched; the soles are hard, but not brittle. The nails are strong and of dark colour.
The position of hind legs is slightly backwards, whereby the hind limbs are parallel to each other when seen from the rear. Upper leg and lower leg are of approximately the same length and form an angle of approx. 120°; the legs are strong and well-muscled.
The hocks are strongly developed and firm; the hind pastern stands vertically under the hock.
The paws are closed, slightly arched; the pads are hard and of dark colour; the nails are strong, arched and also of dark colour.
The German Shepherd Dog is a trotter. The limbs must be coordinated in length and angulations so that the dog can shift the hindquarters towards the trunk without any essential change of the top line and can reach just as far with the forelimbs. Any tendency towards over-angulation of the hindquarters reduces the stability and the stamina, and thereby the working ability. Correct body proportions and angulations results in a gait that is far-reaching and flat over the ground which conveys the impression of effortless forward movements. The head pushed forward and the slightly raised tail result in a consistent, smooth trot showing a gently curved, uninterrupted upper line from the ear tips over the neck and back to the end of the tail.
Skin – The skin is (loosely) fitting, but without forming any folds.
The German Shepherd Dog is bred in the hair varieties double coat and long and harsh outer coat – both with undercoat.
The guard hair should be as dense as possible, particularly harsh and close fitting: short on the head, including the inside of the ears, short on the front side of the legs, paws and toes, some-what longer and more strongly covered in hair on the neck. On the back side of the legs the hair extends to the carpal joint or the hock; it forms moderate ‘trousers’ on the back side of the haunches.
Long and harsh outer coat:
The guard hair should be long, soft and not close fitting, with tufts on the ears and legs, bushy trousers and bushy tail with downward formation of tuft. Short on the head, including the inside of the ears, on the front side of the legs, on the paws and toes, somewhat longer and more strongly covered in hair on the neck, almost forming a mane. On the back side of the legs the hair extends to the carpal joint or the hock and forms clear trousers on the back side of the haunches.
Colors are black with reddish-brown, brown and yellow to light grey markings; single-colored black, grey with darker shading, black saddle and mask. Unobtrusive, small white marks on chest as well as very light color on insides are permissible, but not desirable. The tip of the nose must be black in all colors. Dogs with lack of mask, light to piercing eye color, as well as with light to whitish markings on the chest and the insides, pale nails and red tip of tail are considered to be lacking in pigmentation. The undercoat shows a light greyish tone. The color white is not allowed.
Height at the withers: 60 cm to 65 cm
Weight: 30 kg to 40 kg
Height at the withers: 55 cm to 60 cm
Weight: 22 kg to 32 kg
Male dogs should have two obviously normally developed testicles which are completely in the scrotum.
Any deviation from the aforementioned points should be considered as a fault whose evaluation should be in exact proportion to the degree of deviation.
Deviations from the above-described breed characteristics which impair the working capability.
Faulty ears: ears set too low laterally, tipped ears, inward constricted ears, ears not firm
Considerable pigment deficiencies.
Severely impaired overall stability.
All deviations from scissor bite and dental formula insofar as it does not involve eliminating faults (see the following)
a) Dogs with weak character and weak nerves which bite
b) Dogs with proven “severe hip dysplasia”
c) Monorchid or cryptorchid dogs as well as dogs with clearly dissimilar or atrophied testicles
d) Dogs with disfiguring ears or tail faults
e) Dogs with malformations
f) Dogs with dental faults, with lack of:
1 premolar 3 and another tooth, or
1 canine tooth, or
1 premolar 4, or
1 molar 1 or molar 2, or
a total of 3 teeth or more
g) Dogs with jaw deficiencies:
Overshot by 2 mm and more, undershot, level bite in the entire incisor region
h) Dogs with oversize or undersize by more than 1 cm
j) White hair colour (also with dark eyes and nails)
k) Long Straight Topcoat without undercoat
l) Long-haired (long, soft guard hair without undercoat, mostly parted in the middle of the back, tufts on the ears and legs and on the tail)
Sourced from The United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) website.
Our boy has earned his BH-VT today and is moving forward in his IGP training in Czech.
We were suppose to do it in December last years. He was completely prepared at 17 months and I was so excited for him and I to do it together, but trial got canceled.
So - now - thank you to his trainer Veronika for completing the first step
onto the next!
It is my pleasure to share with you updates about our dogs and our kennel along with valuable educational tips and best practices.