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Hey there..

I checked your web site for pics of the little prince... no luck.. hoping to see some new images. He is awesome.. just like his Momma

smooches to the pooches.

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Inside your link you had some extra stuff, some code called 'bbcode'. How did you build them? Does photo bucket hand them to you that way?

The easy thing to do is just us the image button in the tool bar above. All you need is the link: http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/dmills67/Romeo%20Schutzhund/romeoschutzhund1.jpg Put that into the URL field and that's it.

I just put them on photobucket and then copied whatever link they had.I figured out what I was doing was entering the link under where the link tab was. It doesn't work on that page but if I entered it under URL on the image info spot it was fine. Thanks for the help

Kate, I haven't really updated my website lately. I just put the button for his name up and that was as far as I got. So bad! Seems I've been spending more time on facebook with his antics and photots,  which is so much more fun because I can tell all his naughty little things he does lol.

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Great action shots..You can see the power and tenacity he has even as a youngster. (Hey Mom's lookin' pretty good too.. Great workout no?)

Sorry to say I don't know what 'Schutzhund' is. When you have some time would you 'splain to me.

thx 

I tried to find the shortest condensed version but it is still long sorry!

Schutzhund is a German word meaning “protection Dog” It was originally developed in Germany in the early 1900’s to test  the breed worthiness of  German Shephard  dogs. It is designed to look into the heart and mind of a dog to see if it has what it takes to be a true working dog. Schutzhund is a very demanding test of the dog and very few dogs that have not been BRED for it can pass a Schutzhund test.

There are 3 titles to be earned in Schutzhund a SchH1, SchH2, and SchH3. The schH1 is the first title and the SchH3 is the most advanced. Before the dog can go on to compete to earn these titles they must first pass a  B. This is a temperament test that  tests things such as obedience, confidence around people, strange dogs, traffic, loud noises. If the dog shows any fear or aggression it will not pass the B so will not be able to go on and compete for it’s Schutzhund titles.

Modern schutzhund consists of three phases: tracking, obedience, and protection. A dog must pass all three phases in one trial to be awarded a schutzhund title. Each phase is judged on a 100 point scale. The minimum passing score is 70. At any time the judge may dismiss a dog for showing poor temperament including fear or aggression.

In the tracking phase a track layer walks across a field, dropping several small articles along the way. After a period of time the dog is directed to follow the track. When the dog finds each article he indicates it, usually by laying down with the article between his front paws. The dog is scored on how intently and carefully he follows the track and indicates the articles. The length, complexity and age of the track varies for each title.

The obedience phase is done in a large field, like a football field. Dogs work in pairs. One dog is placed in a down position on the side of the field and his handler leaves him while the other dog works in the field. Then the dogs switch places. In the field there are several heeling exercises including heeling through a group of people. There are two or three gunshots during the heeling to test the dog's reaction to loud noises. There are one or two recalls, two or three retrieves, and a send out where the dog is directed to run away from the handler straight and fast and then lay down on command. Obedience is judged on the dog's accuracy and attitude. The dog must show enthusiasm. A dog that is uninterested or cowering will score poorly.

In the protection phase the judge has an assistant, called the "helper", who helps him test the dog's courage and ability to be obedient under stress. The helper wears a heavily padded sleeve on one arm. There are several blinds on the field, places where the helper can hide. The dog is directed to search the blinds for the helper. When he finds the helper he indicates this barking. The dog must guard the helper to prevent him from moving. There follows a series of exercises similar to police work where the handler searches the helper and transports him to the judge. At specified points the helper either attacks the dog, the handler, or attempts to escape. The dog must stop the attack or escape by biting the padded sleeve. When the attack or escape stops the dog is commanded to release the sleeve, to "out". The dog must out or he will be dismissed. At all times the dog must show the courage to engage the helper and the temperament to be obedient in spite of the helper. Again the dog must show enthusiasm. A dog that shows fear, lack of control, or inappropriate aggression will be dismissed.

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Wow.. thank you so much for the information.. I had never heard of it. Sounds intense..

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Good luck with your efforts. I know it's got to be a tremendous amount of work, but knowing how you love and promote the breed, I'm sure you will be wonderful at it.. The rest will be up to Romeo.

Please keep us informed.. It's a fascinating training program and I doubt there are many dogs capable of preforming the tasks required. What made you chose Romeo to be your g.p.? What did you see in his make up that made you think he would be good at it?

 

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Wow that is just wonderful, you must be so proud, I love seeing your photos of Romeo and the rest of your pups doing what they love!  Romeo is becoming a fine ambassador of the breed!

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Hi rnddobermans,

Romeo and your dogs are stunning - words cannot convey.  What I love is how "happy" he looks doing his training! What a wonderful pursuit for him - and you!  I bet your heart swells when you watch him. Ginger doesn't do anything and I am still so proud of her!   :)

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Whooooo love those shots, Ive seen some German Shepherds in action doing that at a show recently.  Romeo looks in primo form.