Our German shepherds are raised on our working ranch in southern Colorado. Highly intelligent, their bloodlines have been used for police work, tracking, search and rescue, narcotics detection, dock diving competition, and personal protection. We have used them for moving and herding our cattle! They make loyal and wonderful family members and that is 'the job' that is the role for most of our dogs. Many people refer to this line of breeding as "fifteen year dogs" as their health and physical well being usually results in a companion that is with us considerably longer than the typical large breed dog.
Our shepherds Raven and Cinder have all been hip and elbow x-rayed and tested for degenerative myelopathy. the tests show good on hips and elbows and clear for DM. We only have one litter per year and it is usually a mixture of sables and blacks.
Please enjoy these pictures and contact us if you are interested in getting on our puppy waiting list.
The solid black shepherds are fairly rare and only occur if each sable parent has a recessive black gene and passes it. This will occur 25% of the time. Raven, therefore, carries two recessive black genes and when mated with a sable male who carries the one recessive black gene, half the litter should be black and half will be sable. If Raven was bred to a black stud, all the puppies would be black. Raven is bigger than average for a Czech bred female and always has a very shiny coat, which we really admire. We can never take her any place without people inquiring about and admiring her for the unusual dog that she is. She has recently been retired from having puppies and passed that assignment on to her granddaughter, Cinder.
Is a female that lives In Montana. This one I need to brag
about. She is in to dock diving and at 8 months old made it to the nationals. Sisu is a litter mate to our breeding female, Cinder!
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