*Meet Tychicus Ray*
Tychicus is Big Boned and like his Dam/Mother, he has such a Presence about him. He is a large GSD. He is Smart/Intelligent and VERY Quick to learn whatever is being taught. And HE IS LOVELY! Such a Handsome Boy!
This photo was taken of Tychicus when he was 16 months old. He is a VERY lovely dog with a Strong Presence.
**When we left SD Tychicus stayed. It was a very HARD decision to make. But we knew he would be happier. He had run of our 161 acres his whole life. Here we have less property (just over 10 acres) and closer to the City, property starts at a Major State Park....he could never run like in SD again.**
Tychicus is a Biblical, Hebrew name that means, "Most Loved". Scriptures, Ephesians 6:21, Acts 20:4, Colossians 4:7, II Timothy 4:12 and Titus 3:12. Tychicus' middle name is in honor of the Farm/Ranch Dog, Raya, that Tychicus will be taking over her job....when grown and trained for it.
Photos of Tychicus with each of his parents. Please see each of Tychicus' Parents, many many photos and information as well as links for their pedigrees on their pages here on this site.
PLEASE KEEP SCROLLING DOWN. WE HAVE MANY PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE OF TYCHICUS AND WE LOVE TO SHOW HIM OFF!
We bred our dogs Titus and Turquoise (seen in photos here) so that we could keep a pup out of the litter to take over our Full Time Farm Dog's Place...
As you can see from these photos, Titus and Turquoise, Tychicus' parents, Work and Play....and so does he.
While Titus' Pedigree is good and goes all the way back to the 1800's. Turquoise has a VERY IMPRESSIVE PEDIGREE with a Sister who is a Police Dog in MI, as well as a Czeckslovikian Border Guard Grandfather. Throughout her entire Pedigree there are WORKING DOS...Police, Military, Border Guard, SAR, many many many Titled Dogs, most in Schutzhund. Turquoise has a VERY Impressive Pedigree.
FARM AND RANCH ~ KEEPING AND MOVING SHEEP AND STOCK ~ THE JOB THAT GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS WERE BRED TO DO
...we lost a really good dog, Raya, to old age, you can see her page athttp://faroutliving.com/?id=237 Raya is seen here in this photo, she ALWAYS had our backs. In the photo with the Tunnel, that is Titus, as a pup, coming through.
Tychicus Ray Von Kazmaier has big shoes to fill, but we are confident this pup will do it. Why? Pedigree and Training. To see Tychicus' pedigree that goes all the way back to the 1800's when the German Shepherd Dog Breed began, click on is AKC name at the beginning of this sentence.
We removed dew claws on all of our puppies so that, when working or if wearing booties, the dew claws would not become irritated or hurt. Tychicus will wear booties out here on the Prairie when the mud is deep to keep his pads clear of this Gumbo Soil that turns hard when dry.
Tychicus will be neutered. While we are planning a couple of litters out of Tychicus, he will NOT be continuously used as a breeding male, he already has an important job to do. We live way out on the prairie, we have not had coyote problems, or wolves, but we sure could, people around us do, that is, have had coyote problems within 50 miles of us. Coyotes and Wolves are very cunning, they will lure domestic male dogs out with wild females (that is, female coyotes or wolves) that are in heat...AND KILL AND EAT THE DOGS THEY LURE. Wish that were not a fact, but it is. We want a Farm Dog that will stay on the property and help keep them out/away from here....not to be lured out into the middle of the killing machines pack.
However, we never get in a hurry to Neuter. Not only is it hard on their health and can actually cause Hip Displacia....we want to see how well they will grow...with neutering they do not have the hormones needed for correct growth. As Tychicus Grew....we realized what we had. We will breed him once or twice or so.
His jobs will include, but are not limited to, Guardian Stock Dog, of all our many animals here as well as us, Pull a wagon, Run in the team (sled dog), moving snow or dirt or...., go and "Get Help", and to do what we call Property Checks. Farm Dogs must be able to Fetch with a 'soft mouth', so that if they need to rescue a gosling, duckling or kitten, or any other baby animal, they will be able to do so without hurting them. He will, most of all, just generally "have our backs". Believe it or not, our last Farm Dog was self taught....we know all the training it will take to train for these wonderful Farm Dog Attributes.
Most of all, as it was with our, now gone, Farm Dog, Tychicus is a Bed Warmer, Foot Sitter and Treat Begger.... We always train our dogs to do a few Tricks and some Agility. It is just good for them to learn to learn and good for them to know.... THAT is what Tychicus will become!
All Dogs love to spend time with and play with and or work for their humans, dogs try to 'please' their owners, GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS WERE BRED FOR IT.
Tychicus also follows us behind our Bicycle. However, as much fun as he has, he is a Farm Dog and does not go with us when we take our Bicycles other places other than out on the Prairie, and we do NOT encourage Tychicus to follow us OFF our property. So....Bicycle Buddy? Yes. And. No.
All that said, We never hurry to neuter an animal, animals need their hormones to grow correctly and well. Did you know that neutering/spaying a dog too early can indeed CAUSE hip dysplasia???? Studies have shown that not only can this happen to dogs, but also there really IS a relationship to neutering male cats and or goats too early and urethra tube problems as adults. Have you ever seen a dog with a head that looks far too small? Or a horse with a tiny neck? Probably, 9 times out of 10, neutered far too young.
We are also investigating (pedigrees and temperaments when old enough) breeding Tychicus to Tabaliah. Their pups would have QUITE the pedigree behind them as well as several in the litter should be Totally Black. We will be looking and watching the possibility for late 2018 or sometime in 2019.
Tychicus' full brother and Littermate, is a CERTIFIED Service Dog, named Hugo. You can read more about Hugo on our Service Dog page and or on Turquoise' page.
TIME FOR THE WEEKLY, "SEE ME GROW" PHOTOS: We Started Tychicus' Weekly Photo earlier, at 6 weeks, by the Tractor Wheel, because he was born and raised here:
SLED DOG ~ WEIGHT PULLING DOG
While we, at this time, are not competing at either Sled Dog Races or Weight Pulling like we used to, Tychicus could sure be a contender at Weight Pulling! And. He is a lot of fun to be pulled behind on skis or in/on a sled. Here are just a couple photos of Tychicus in Harness...note the Hand Signals.
A FEW SHOTS OF TYCHICUS OUT LEARNING AND SOCIALIZING!
TYCHIUS KNOWS A FEW TRICKS
Tychicus learned this trick at about 8 weeks old. He always puts his ears in a submissive position when asked to "Shake Hands"....Good Boy.
Like all dogs, once Tychicus learned to Shake Hands, other 'hand' tricks came easily for him.
I love to teach animals this trick. We buy our 'Pianos' at Garage Sales and Thrift Shops, children's toys or Key Boards work well for dogs...and you can find smaller sizes for smaller animals.
SIT UPS (down, sit, down, sit, down, sit):
SIT UP: and like his Sire, he stands straight up from that 'Sit Up':
JUMP THROUGH HOOP:
CANDID PHOTOS OF TYCHICUS
Why are there so many less photos of Tychicus than of the other dogs? Tychicus is our Farm Dog.....If he did not just roll in something he has been in the mud. In the 3rd photo you can see mud on his tail.
Much more and photos coming soon....
PLEASE VISIT OUR MANY PAGES HERE ON THIS SITE WITH INFORMATION ON WORKING GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS AS WELL AS IDEAS AND TRAINING PAGES FOR IDEAS FOR TRAINING YOUR OWN DOGS (of any breed). WE KNOW WE HAVE NOT COVERED EVERY JOB OR SPORT THESE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS PARTICIPATE IN. WE DID TRY TO COVER SOME THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON WAS NOT AWARE A GSD WOULD/COULD/DO EXCEL ENJOYING.
I would like to invite you to join us on a Yahoo Group that I host called Working Big Dogs.
The contents of this page for Meet Tychicus is still under construction. We will be adding adventures and training and photos of Tychicus, through the years. Please check back to see more.
-- The Working German Shepherd Dogs Team
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