Police & Military
Are you old enough to remember a time when the German Shepherd Dog (GSD or GSDs) were called "Police Dogs" by most people throughout the USA? Why was that? The GSD was more popular as a working dog, mostly used for Police and Military work than kept as a pet at the time.
Dogs used for Police and Military Work go through many tests, health, temperament, and working abilities, before they start vigorous training. Some dogs are used for specific purposes, such as Bomb Detecting and Drug Searches.
much more to come
Many GSD "breeders" and or uninformed people will tell you that the GSD was the first War Dog...not true. Big dogs have been going "off to war" as long as men have owned dogs and gone to war. The Roman Soldiers as well as many other past armies had Mastiff Dogs that were found beside them on the ground.
You will not see many, if any, White GSD used for Police or Military work. It is not that the White GSD could not do the work, or pass the tests for the work. The problem is that the white shedded hair looks unsightly on the Uniforms that they work so hard to look crisp and clean and correct.
This photo, of the Sable with the Michigan Police Officer, is a photo of a puppy that was chosen out of my Texas Tea and Turquoise Sire, the Dam to this Police Dog, is a sister to Turquoise's Dam. (our two dog's Aunt, double Aunt to our dog Turquoise, verifiable on the Pedigree Data Base)
A Dog that will become a Police or Military Service Dog will need to be well trained, not just in Search and Rescue as we think of Search and Rescue, but also bomb sniffing as well as Tracking. This dog will have to be on it's toes with it's Schutzhund Training.
Above all the dog needs to have the correct Temperament. Puppies must be temperament tested and approved before the long hours of training ever begin. This is why Police and Military Dogs are chosen from puppies from Working Kennels out of dogs that ARE or have been Working Dogs.
The photo of the dog to the left is one that they are using at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
TWO OF OUR PUPPIES FROM TURQUOISE X TITUS, 2016-11, WENT TO YOUNG MEN THAT ARE PLANNING ON GOING INTO POLICE WORK CAREERS. We are very proud not only to have met these Brave Young Men, but for them to have chosen their first GSD from us. (and yes, we understand that these two pups will not be Police Dogs....)
The contents of this page for Police & Military is still under construction. Please check back later!
I would like to invite you to join us on a Yahoo Group that I host called Working Big Dogs.
-- The Working German Shepherd Dogs Team
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:40:36 -0400