Working German Shepherds from good lines can pretty well do anything their owners need them to do. From search and rescue, obedience, flyball and agility, right up to police work and just plain looking after every member of the family, a good Shepherd will make a life healthier and happier. Below you'll see a couple of the 70+ police service dogs and some of the working dogs we've produced over the years.
Hiking companion: Uconn protects owner on treks.
#1 Canadian Police Dog, 2004: Steel with Paul from Edmonton Police Service.
Above: Vancouver Police Dog ‘Scout’, on the beach.
 Above: A different side of ‘Scout’ shown ‘On The Beat’ with the SWAT Squad.
Above: Narcotic detection dog checking a camp room.
Above:  Two area guard dogs preventing theft from a site.
Val with Sunshadows Hero: Every tracking degree you can get in CKC tracking trials and first place in most events.
I think Hasso shows that a dog bred for work can also be an awesome companion and family animal.  There is never a day when he's not cracking me up (I work from a home office most of the week).  Lots of character.  Very vocal, all kinds of different groans and growls and barks and huffs and woofs.  Barks range all the way from a poodle like squeak to roaring like a wounded boar grizzly. I have zero doubt he would have been an excellent police dog.  Huge prey drive but smart enough to be scared of grizzlies. He's like a wolf in many ways, except you can trust him around little kids. And he's never even come close to biting me, even tho there has been plenty of times when I was cranking up the pressure and he could have.  Just really impressive, but you have to know him - I can guarantee he'll bite anyone else who leans on him to much. My family feels completely secure from all threats with him in our pack!
Testimonial
Best, Nic Weigelt
Working German Shepherds from good lines can pretty well do anything their owners need them to do. From search and rescue, obedience, flyball and agility, right up to police work and just plain looking after every member of the family, a good Shepherd will make a life healthier and happier. Below you'll see a couple of the 70+ police service dogs and some of the working dogs we've produced over the years.
Hiking companion: Uconn protects owner on treks.
#1 Canadian Police Dog, 2004: Steel with Paul from Edmonton Police Service.
Above: Vancouver Police Dog ‘Scout’, on the beach.
 Above: A different side of ‘Scout’ shown ‘On The Beat’ with the SWAT Squad.
Above: Narcotic detection dog checking a camp room.
Above:  Two area guard dogs preventing theft from a site.
Val with Sunshadows Hero: Every tracking degree you can get in CKC tracking trials and first place in most events.
I think Hasso shows that a dog bred for work can also be an awesome companion and family animal.  There is never a day when he's not cracking me up (I work from a home office most of the week).  Lots of character.  Very vocal, all kinds of different groans and growls and barks and huffs and woofs.  Barks range all the way from a poodle like squeak to roaring like a wounded boar grizzly. I have zero doubt he would have been an excellent police dog.  Huge prey drive but smart enough to be scared of grizzlies. He's like a wolf in many ways, except you can trust him around little kids. And he's never even come close to biting me, even tho there has been plenty of times when I was cranking up the pressure and he could have.  Just really impressive, but you have to know him - I can guarantee he'll bite anyone else who leans on him to much. My family feels completely secure from all threats with him in our pack!
Testimonials
Best, Nic Weigelt