German Shepherd Dog Days of Summer

German Shepherd Dog Days of Summer

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

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 Hi Everyone,

Just a hodgepodge update of the going-on at Keystone German Shepherds & Kennels.  Well it is summer and while we have been blessed with rain and cooler temperature than the last two summers, it does increase my workload.  Now that our grass has reached an unseemly height, I have to mow again.

I have been unable to blog the last six days due to our schedule and the fact that I am having to re-surface our asphalt driveway, which distance is over an eighth of a mile.  Due to lack of maintenance over the last several years, it has taken all week to fill cracks and resurface the black top with the help of a wonderful young high school student, Michael.  Even with all the work and time invested, we still are only halfway done with the driveway.  Therefore, my blogs will be Spartan in the next couple of weeks as I will be mowing, weeding eating, and repairing the driveway.  I also have started weaning our three litters that are inside and growing well.  I am excited about the wonderful puppies that we are going to have available starting in mid-September.

I am proud to announce that we had our Canine Good Citizen Testing on Saturday, July 20, 2013.  We had four German shepherds take the test with three passing.  The puppy that failed had only been to Keystone’s Canine Good Citizen Class and Basic Obedience Class four times before the testing and he was not quite ready.  He will pass with a few more training classes.  Nevertheless, congratulations to the Mia and her owners Daniel and Kat Gettel, Tank and his owners Darran and Shelley Douglas, and Glory and her owner Gail Reed for readily passing the Canine Good Citizen Test and earning their Certificates.  We will have our next free Canine Good Citizen Class and Basic Obedience Class Saturday morning at 10:30 AM on July 27, 2013.  Please attend if you can make it. 

Heidelberg's Glory Passed Her Canine Good Citizen Test

Heidelberg’s Glory Passed Her Canine Good Citizen Test

Mia Passed Her Canine Good Citizen Test

Mia Passed Her Canine Good Citizen Test

Please continue to check out our web page as we post updates on this litter and future available litters: https://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/PuppiesForSale.htm.   Remember that we do ship puppies.

 Ask me a Question and I will provide my opinion.   Also, please see our web page: KeystoneGermanShepherds

Sincerely,

KeystoneGermanShepherds

German Shepherd Dog Days of Summer

German Shepherd Dog, Older Male Puppy For Sale

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

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Hi Everyone,

Today, I am going to discuss a wonderful eight-month-old male German shepherd puppy  that we hope to re-home.  Heidelberg’s Norman v Kelseyq (Elvis) is a normal coated shepherd and has great structure and conformation. Elvis is the son of Grand Champion, Champion Heidelberg’s Nashville v Oklahoman (OFA ‘ed) and Champion Heidelberg’s Kelsey Queridad.  His owners fell into hard times and could no longer keep Elvis.  Elvis is completely trained in all obedience, has great manners, and lived in the house full-time. 

Grand Champion, Champion Heidelberg's Nashville v Oklahoman

Grand Champion, Champion Heidelberg’s Nashville v Oklahoman

Champion Heidelberg's Kelsey Queridad

Champion Heidelberg’s Kelsey Queridad

Elvis is also the litter-mate of Heidelberg’s Nelson v Kelseyq, which we have kept as a future champion and stud dog.  Elvis has an outgoing friendly and happy personalty.  He is confident, well mannered, and a very healthy puppy.

Heidelberg's Norman v Kelseyq (Elvis)

Heidelberg’s Norman v Kelseyq (Elvis)

Heidelberg's Norman v Kelseyq (Elvis)

Heidelberg’s Norman v Kelseyq (Elvis)

Heidelberg's Norman v Kelseyq (Elvis)

Heidelberg’s Norman v Kelseyq (Elvis)

Elvis will be protective and will keep you from being robbed, but he is not a liability and will not bite a child or someone that is supposed to be at your house.  Elvis grew up with small children and is well socialized to people and other dogs.  Elvis would be perfect for a family looking for companionship and home protection, but do not have the time to train a young puppy.

If you are interested in purchasing Elvis, please call me about pricing at (918) 261-4729.  We will sell Elvis for a really good price.

Please continue to check out our web page as we post updates on this litter and future available litters: https://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/PuppiesForSale.htm.   Remember that we do ship puppies.

 Ask me a Question and I will provide my opinion.   Also, please see our web page: KeystoneGermanShepherds

Sincerely,

KeystoneGermanShepherds

German Shepherd Dog Days of Summer

German Shepherd Dog Male Adult For Sale

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

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I am happy to announce Max has been adopted by a wonderful German Shepherd Dog family! Way to go Max, we are glad for for you!

Hi Everyone,

Today, I am going to discuss a fantastic five-year-old neutered male that we hope to re-home. Heidelberg’s Kenichi v Queridad (Max) is a long-coat and is the litter mate of Grand Champion, Champion Heidelberg’s Kodiak v Queridad (OFA Excellent).  Max has a wonderfully sweet, playful,  and confident personality.  His owner fell into hard times and had to move out of his house and can no longer keep Max.  Max is completely trained in all obedience, has great manners, and lived in the house full-time.

Max just turned five at the end of May and is in perfect health.  Max is protective and will keep you from being robbed, but he is not a liability and will not bite a child or someone that is supposed to be at your house.  Max would be perfect for a family looking for companionship and home protection, but do not have the time to train a puppy.

Max is five; however, he has seven good years left and will be a wonderful addition to a home looking for an adult German Shepherd Dog. Max is very large and the below pictures do not do him justice, size-wise.  Also, he needs to be bathed and combed out, which we will do. In person he is a much more impressive and beautiful long-coat Heidelberg than what these photographs show.  He has a partially lazy ear on the left side that sometimes he holds down.

Heidelberg's Kenichi v Queridad (Max)

Heidelberg’s Kenichi v Queridad (Max)

Heidelberg's Kenichi v Queridad (Max)

Heidelberg’s Kenichi v Queridad (Max)

If you are interested in adopting Max, please call me at (918) 261-4729.  Please continue to check out our web page as we post updates on this litter and future available litters: https://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/PuppiesForSale.htm.   Remember that we do ship puppies.

 Ask me a Question and I will provide my opinion.   Also, please see our web page: KeystoneGermanShepherds

Sincerely,

KeystoneGermanShepherds

German Shepherd Dog Days of Summer

Building the Confidence of Your German Shepherd Dog, Puppy or Young Adult

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

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Hi Everyone,

Throughout the development of your German shepherd puppy, they will go through different phases and one common phase is to have a lack of confidence about themselves in regards to the new world around them.  Some shepherds demonstrate this lack of confidence by showing the fight or flight response.  Therefore, a puppy that lacks confidence may be overly fearful or overly aggressive towards new and challenging situations including strangers and other dogs.  The best way to build confidence in your young German shepherd dog is through regular obedience work.  These obedience exercises do not need to be laborious or boring.  Take your German Shepherd Dog, puppy or young adult on a walk and periodically stop and make them sit, down, and stay.  Also, throw into the walk a couple of stays then have them come to you.  A couple of blocks a day will do wonders for the confidence of the developing psyche of your young dog.

Invariably these walks will provide training opportunities such as loose dogs approaching you and your puppy.  If your young dog shows undue aggression a quick correction with the choke chain will develop confidence and allow you train for the appropriate behavior while meeting a strange dog.  If your shepherd shows anxiety towards a strange loose dog, you can build their confidence by verbally reassuring them, and by presenting a confident and relaxed demeanor to the situation.  If you come across strangers during your walk, have treats with you, and have the stranger offer a treat to your puppy.  In addition have the stranger pet your puppy while you reassure your puppy with a calm-confident voice.

Basic obedience training builds confidence by providing boundaries and expectations for your German Shepherd Dog, puppy or young adult.  As they perform your commands during training provide your puppy with a lot of praises and treats.  They are not so different than people, and when you are praised and rewarded for a good job, you are encouraged, emboldened, and empowered with confidence to continue doing a good job.

A confident 12-month-old German Shepherd Dog Puppy, Caesar with his owner Jason

A confident 12-month-old German Shepherd Dog Puppy, Caesar with his owner Jason

Please continue to check out our web page as we post updates on this litter and future available litters: https://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/PuppiesForSale.htm.   Remember that we do ship puppies.

 Ask me a Question and I will provide my opinion.   Also, please see our web page: KeystoneGermanShepherds

Sincerely,

KeystoneGermanShepherds

German Shepherd Dog Days of Summer

German Shepherd Dog Female Available

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

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 Hi Everyone,

Germane to yesterday’s discussion, we had a beautiful, just turned one-year-old intact female returned to us due to a family crisis.  Heidelberg’s Mia Yasminp, born July 12, 2012 is a Grand Champion, Champion Heidelberg’s Kodiak v Queridad OFA Excellent daughter.  Mia is a long-coat with perfect structure and will be large at a lean weight of 85 pounds.

Grand Champion Heidelberg's Kodi, Mia's Dad

Grand Champion Heidelberg’s Kodi, Mia’s Dad

We have Mia offered up for sale at the low price of $1,526.00, which includes the cost for her tattoo.  She will be sold with full registration and no contract, and she is breedable quality. 

Heidelberg's Mia Yasminp

Heidelberg’s Mia Yasminp

Mia is fully trained in obedience and house trained.  She will not fowl your house or chew on your furniture.  She does not have any separation anxiety issues.   Mia needs to go to an Alpha owner because she is highly intelligent and exhibits alpha tendencies.  She will be fine with cats and other large breed dogs.  However, due to her alpha personality, she will not be good for homes with small breeds such as terriers that will challenge her dominance. 

Heidelberg's Mia Yasminp

Heidelberg’s Mia Yasminp

In addition, she should not go to a home with a weak owner or she will manipulate this person with her high intelligence imposing her will taking advantage of  the weaker human.   Mia is high drive and very playful so she would be good for an active family that jogs or go on walks on regular bases. 

Mia will be protective and will bite someone that tries to break into your home or that attacks a family member.  However, Mia loves kids and people and will readily accept anyone that you invite into your home.  Therefore, she will not be a liability or a concern for the new owner.  Below are current pictures of Mia at 12-months-of-age:

Heidelberg's Mia Yasminp

Heidelberg’s Mia Yasminp

Heidelberg's Mia Yasminp

Heidelberg’s Mia Yasminp

Heidelberg's Mia Yasminp

Heidelberg’s Mia Yasminp

 

 

If you are interested in seeing Mia, please call me at (918) 261-4729. Please continue to check out our web page as we post updates on this litter and future available litters: https://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/PuppiesForSale.htm.   Remember that we do ship puppies.

 Ask me a Question and I will provide my opinion.   Also, please see our web page: KeystoneGermanShepherds

Sincerely,

KeystoneGermanShepherds