Dutch and Jim doing great in Minnesota
I’ve been waiting for Dutch’s ear to stand before I wrote this so I could include a photo. Nature finally cooperated.
I don’t know where to start in telling you how pleased I am. Every day I notice something beautiful and great about him. Being a Performance and Form /Hair judge makes me very aware of how FORM affects FUNCTION, and his form is fantastic. As he grows and moves I become more and more impressed with him.
After two years of research and study I chose you as my breeder and couldn’t be happier with my decision. Your breeding program is right on!
With that being said, a beautiful form and coat don’t mean a lot without the correct temperament and as I read the GSD standard for temperament, it sounds as if they are talking about my dog.
On Tuesday I took Dutch and my older dog for a walk in a large grassy field. As I got out of the car, I turned around, and was confronted by a very large and intense strange dog. My first reaction was to protect my pup. Dutch was startled at first, came back to my side and then turned around, took three steps in front of me, and growled and stared the older dog into a non-moving stance. It didn’t move and seemed confused by a 13 week old puppy having that much presence about him. I thought I would have to protect my pup, but actually, he protected me. What an amazing display of courage at such a young age!
Being a very specific buyer, judge, and trainer of dogs, I feel confident that the future of the German Shepherd is in wonderful hands with you. Can you tell I’m very, very pleased?
Thanks so much for what you do !!!!
P.S. I’ve tried to get a great picture of him. Every time he strikes a pose that I want, I don’t have a camera with me, but here’s a head shot of him. It is so gratifying to look at him and know that he is, and will turn out to be so beautiful.