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The sport of Schutzhund originated in the early 1900s as a breed suitability test for the German Shepherd Dog. Today schutzhund is a competitive three phase sport (Tracking, Obedience and Protection) that is intended to demonstrate the dog’s intelligence and utility. A variety of other breeds now compete in this sport including but, not limited to Dobermans, Malinois, Rottweilers and Boxers just, to name a few.
During a Schutzhund trial both you and your dog’s mental stability, endurance, structural efficiency, willingness to work, courage, and trainability will be pushed to its maximum. At any time the judge may dismiss a dog for showing poor temperament, including fear or aggression. The goal of Schutzhund is to identify those dogs with the desired genetic characteristics we want and need to pass on to the next generation.
Our training and sport contribute to determining those dogs who can step up to the plate when called upon in the time of need–Like we did in WWII
Pray we are
but, we will be
there if we are.