a1 Hips, a1 Elbows ZW #67 (10.21), DM (N/N)
Rico (05.26.2011 - 11.25.21) came to us in 2013 at just over 2 years old. Like my female Phyre, Rico was from Ajay Singh of vom Patiala in San Francisco California. Rico was an extremely athletic, powerful and driven son of SG Mac von der Kine SchH3, IPO3, FH2. His protection was intense and balanced. Hard, full grips, strong fight drive all while remaining clear headed and focused. Rico showed the same focus and drive in his obedience and tracking.
In July 2014, we accomplished his IPO 1 with High Tracking, High Obedience, High Protection, High IPO 1 and High in Trial at the Saugeen SchH Club (98-90-93). Three months later, we repeated his performance for his IPO 2. We didn’t take the High in Tracking title, but the rest were ours (96-90-95). His IPO 3 was earned in October 2015 at the Schutzhund Club of Buffalo (95-83-97) with High IPO 3.
Rico was shown twice - once at the 2015 Ontario Regionals and the second time at the 2015 New England Regionals. He received the rating of SG at both shows. He is breed surveyed under SV Judge Franz Kampenhuber but we were unable to re-enter for his lifetime survey because of time constraints with the 2017 Nationals.
Rico LOVED to work, LOVED to play and gave both his all. Rico fit into our family immediately. He was a wonderful pet who lived for attention. He was a playful dog who has solid nerves and a clear head. His drive was strong yet he calmed easily in the house. He was a motivated tracker with excellent article indication. His obedience was focused and one step away from explosion. Rico’s protection was very balanced and solid. He brought fight to the field with solid secondary obedience.
Rico's genetics were exceptional. His dam is Nela vom Patiala IPO3 from vom Patiala Kennel daughter of Jilnannah vom Talka Marda the only producing female from the world famous J-litter vom Talka Marda. His sire Mac von der Kine qualified for the BSP in 2010 from LG 13 with 96-91-94 (placing 5th). Amazingly this dog was then 53rd at the BSP (95-80-93) with his 1st time SchH handler! Every competitor understands the enormity of this accomplishment! Mac also competed at Landes -FH1 & placed 4th (96 pts) & received his FH2 (96).
Some notable dogs from Rico's pedigree are; Sid vom Haus Pixner, Quaste von Ankenrutt and Vox von der Kine. Of all the dog in Rico's 5 generation pedigree (62 dogs) - all but 4 have attained a SchH 3 or IPO 3 (the 4 that have not are titled to SchH 1 or 2) and 27 have FH titles. Rico is a member of the United Schutzhund Club of America SchH 3 Club.
Rico was a loving dog who was a pleasure to have in our home. We have been very pleased with his progeny and are anxious to see them continue is his footsteps
Rico was successfully bred to the following females:
Hera Bohemia Abakan (8)
Phyre vom Patiala (1/4)
Isis vom Wildhaus (3/8)
Brix von Jager (0/3)
Phyre vom Patiala (4/2)
Clair von der Altmurg (2/3)
Clair von der Altmurg (2/6)
Description: Rico was an average sized (81lbs - 37kg, 62cm - 24.5") solid built male with a short standard coat. He was an extremely stable, clear headed dog with a great on/off switch. He had huge ball drive, nice food drive and learned very quickly. He was a dog that lived to please! Rico was a wonderful companion and house dog. He had no issues with surfaces, noises, people or situations. Rico was excellent around other dogs and cats.
Coat: Rico was a standard short coat, sable colour and carried black & tan as his recessive colour gene.
His breed survey reads as follows:
Large, Powerful, Typey & Expressive, High Withers, Firm Back, Good Front Angulation, Very Good Rear Angulation, Correct Front, Very Good Movement.
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Date of Trial - March 10, 2013 Age - 21 months Club - Menlo Park Judge - Bernhard Prem SV
Test: The BH is comprised of 2 sections - Temperament / Traffic & Obedience. The BH is pass or fail (70% minimum) - no score is given. Obedience exercises include; heel on lead, group, heel off lead, sit & down out of motion and down under distraction. The temperament / traffic portion involves reaction to cars, bicycles, joggers, other dogs, crowding & noises. Minimum age for the BH is 15 months.
Comments: Rico did his BH with his breeder Ajay Singh in California
Date of Trial - July 13, 2014 Age - 3 years Club - Saugeen Judge - Bogdan Sergo SV Score - 98-90-93 (281)
Test: Tracking of a 300 pace track at 10 meters with 2 corners & 2 articles. Obedience includes heel off leash, group, sit and down in motion, retrieve on the flat, retrieve over the 1 meter jump, retrieve over the 6 foot wall (a-frame), send-out and down under distraction. Protection; searching 2 blinds, bark and hold, escape, out & re-attack, courage test and escort.
Comments: V rated in Tracking. High in Tracking, High in Obedience, High in Protection, High IPO 1 and High in Trial - TSB: Pronounced
Date of Trial - May 31st, 2015 Age - 4 years Club - Saugeen Judge - Richard Brauch SV Rating: SG 2
GSSCC Ontario Regional Sieger Show & Breed Survey Working Male Class
Show: This was Rico's first conformation show which is a requirement for his Breed Survey. He was entered in Working Class Males and handled by Philip Eramo.
Comments: He earned the rating of 'SG' (Very Good) with a placement of second.
Date of Trial - Oct 25/26, 2014 Age - 3.5 years IPO Ottawa Judge - Bogdan Sergo SV Score - 96-90-95 (281)
Test: Tracking 400 paces with 2 corners & 2 articles at 10 meters. Obedience included heel off leash, group, sit, down & stand in motion, retrieve on the flat, over the 1 meter jump, 6 foot wall, send-out and down under distraction. Protection: search of 4 blinds, bark and hold, escape, out & re-attack, back transport, attack out of the back transport, escort, courage test, escort.
Comments: V rated in Tracking. High in Obedience, High in Protection, High IPO 2 and High in Trial - TSB: Pronounced
Date - Sept 4,2016 Age - 5.5 years Corwall District Kennel Club Judge - Gary Thomas Score: 192
Test: Heel on Leash and Figure Eight, Heel Free, Stand for Examination, Recall, Long Sit (1 minute), Long Down (3 minutes)
Comments: I entered Rico at the last minute to do one trial. He won high in class
Date of Trial - Nov 7/8, 2015 Age - 4.5 years Club: WWDC Judge - Frank McEniry 90-73-89 (252)
Test: Tracking 600+ paces at 10 meters with 4 corners & 3 articles. Obedience included heel off leash, group, sit in motion, running down & running stand in motion, retrieve on the flat, over the 1 meter jump, 6 foot wall, send-out and down under distraction. Protection: search of 6 blinds, bark and hold, escape, out & re-attack, back transport, attack out of the back transport, escort, courage test, re-attack & escort.
Comments: We had some issues in obedience TSB Pronounced
Date - Oct 25, 2015 Age - 4.5 years New England Regional Conformation Show Judge - Franz Kampenhuber SV
Survey: Rico had to undergo a series of tests including; Temperament, Physical Measuring (height, weight, chest measurement) and Bite Work (attack out of the blind and courage test).
Comments: Rico was shown for a second time and received the rating of SG 1. His bitework was pronounced and he outted. His breed survey reads as follows: Large, Powerful, Typey & Expressive, High Withers, Firm Back, Good Front Angulation, Very Good Rear Angulation, Correct Front, Very Good Movement.
Date of Trial - Oct 24, 2015 Age - 4.5 years SchH Club of Buffalo Judge - Franz Kampenhuber SV 95-83-97 (275)
Comments: Rico was amazing! TSB Pronounced - V rated in Protection
Date Tested - June 13, 2015 Age - 4 years Club - Prosport Schutzhund Judge - Bogden Sergo SV
Test: The dog will be run a total of 20 kilometers (about 12.5 miles) at an average speed of 12 to 15 kilometers per hour (7.7 to 9.5 miles per hour). Dogs that are tired or dogs with sore feet will be removed from the test. Dogs will be allowed to move about freely during the rest periods but should be on leash.
Comments: Rico did great despite the heat, lack of training and preparation and not so great terrain.
Date of Trial - June 24th, 2011 Age - 16 months Club - Club Schutzhund Pro-Sport Judge - Frank McEniry
Comments: Emmy passed the obedience portion of the BH with ample points and had no issues with the temperament testing.
Date Tested - June 25th, 2011 Age - 16 months Location - All Dog Sport Club
Test: The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.
Comments: The test is a silly pet test - but she passed with no issues.
Date Tested - October 8th, 2011 Age - 20 months Where - Ewenique Farms Evaluator - Nathalie Labelle
Evaluation: Tests the dog's instinct to herd. It allows you to see how your dog works, his drives, style, strengths, and weaknesses. During the Instinct Test, the evaluator is watching to see if the dog is non-aggressive, watching the stock, and controlling or trying to control the sheep's movements.
Comments: Style - gathering, Approach - runs close, Eye - medium, Wearing - shows wearing, Bark - works silently, Temperament - readily adjusts, Interest - very keen interest, Power - excessive force, Responsiveness to Handler - responsive to guidance / control, Grouping of Stock - singles out individuals / splits, Balancing Stock - chases stock. Well done Embrr!
Date Tested - October 22, 2011 Age - 20 months Club - Club Schutzhund Estrie Judge - Bogden Sergo
Comments: Emmy did not require any rest periods and the judge was impressed that she wasn't panting at all. He remarked that he had never seen a dog so physically fit during an AD test in all his years of judging.
Date of Trial - Nov 13th, 2011 Age - 21 months Club - Mirabel Judge - Frank McEniry Score - 96-79-80
Comments: V rated in Tracking. Lost all points for the send-out as I re-taught her the exercise 1 week before the trial (-10) - TSB: Sufficient. Emmy was the first of her litter to earn a SchH 1.
Date of Trial - July 1st, 2012 Age - 2 years, 5 months Club - Estrie Judge - Raino Fluegge Score - 73-70-71
Comments: Unknown to me at the time, Embrr was suffering from severe anemia and should not have trialed. Regardless, she passed and received a TSB of Pronounced
Date: Nov 10/11, 2012 Age - 2 years 9 months Club - Mirabel Judge - (SV) Bogdan Sergo Score - 87-83-91
Comments: TSB: Pronounced
Date: Sept 13th, 2012 Age - 2 yrs, 7 mon Where - GSDCC Nationals Evaluator - P.Stepanis / Sharon Smith
Test: The object of the temperament test is to judge the dogs natural responses to each situation. It is OK for the dog to be startled or to show aggression. Each dog is judged separately with consideration being given to the CKC's temperament for that particular breed. Any dog over 12 months of age can enter. Each dog must be taken through the course on lead. The handler is permitted to encourage the dogs but can not use obedience commands.
Comments: Embrr had no issues with any of the tests
Date - September 9, 2012 Age - 2 years, 7 months Club - Mountain City Judge - Louise Weaver Score - Passed
Test: The CKC Tracking Dog test is a track not less than 400 metres (1312 feet) and not more than 450 metres (1476 feet). The track is to be no less than one-half or more than 2 hours old at the time that the dog starts the track. The scent shall be that of the tracklayer who shall leave a leather glove, wallet or other leather article, satisfactory to the judge, at the end of the track. All turns shall be well out in the open where there are no fences or other boundaries to guide the dog. There will be a maximum of 5 turns, 2 of which will approximate right angles, none of which will be acute angles. No conflicting track shall be laid. The track will be plotted on a vegetated surface with minor changes in cover
First Leg - Novice B Score 183.5 (first place)Date - July 23rd, 2012 Age - 2 years 5 months Place - Valley Kennel Club (Lombardy, ON) Judge - Marie-Johanne Cloutier
Second Leg - Novice B Score 191.0 (first place)Date - July 23rd, 2012 Age - 2 years 5 months Place - Valley Kennel Club (Lombardy, ON) Judge - Marie-Johanne Cloutier
Third Leg (and spare leg) - Novice B Scores 193.5 / 193.5Date - September 14th, 2012 Age - 2 years 7 months Place - GSDCC Nationals (Kitchener, ON) Judge - Del Lunn
Date of Trial - November 16-18, 2012 Age 2 years, 9 months Leatherstocking Cluster AKC Trials, Syracuse NY
Comments: Embrr completed the three legs of her AKC CD title in three consecutive trials with scores of 192.5, 192.5 (Second Place) and 195.5 (First Place).
Date of Trial - November 16-18, 2012 Age 2 years, 9 months Leatherstocking Cluster AKC Trials, Syracuse NY
Test: Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge. The judge tells the handler to begin, and the dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a course of designated stations (10 - 20, depending on the level). Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. The course is timed.
Comments: Embrr had done no specific Rally Obedience training and had never practised a single Rally course before entering the trial. She scored 98-99-84 in her three trials with a second place finish in her second trial.
Date of Trial - March 28-31, 2013 Age 3 years, 2 months Salt City Cluster AKC Trials, Syracuse NY
Exercises include: Heel Free and Figure Eight, Drop on Recall, Retrieve on Flat, Retrieve Over High Jump, Broad Jump, Out of site Long Sit (3 minutes), Out of site Long Down (5 minutes)
Comments - Emmy earned her title in 3 consecutive trials and a spare with a high score of 193 winning her the William Ashton Challenge Trophy.
Date of Trial - March 28-31, 2013 Age 3 years, 2 months Salt City Cluster AKC Trials, Syracuse NY
Comments: I printed the signs off the AKC website and had to teach her a front from heel position - other than that, Embrr had again never done any specific Rally Training. She scored 96-96-98-98 in her 4 trials, easily earning her title and walking away with 2 first place finishes
Date of Trial - April 7th, 12th & 13th, 2013 Age 3 years, 2 months Lakeshore Trials & Champlain Dog Club
Test: Heel off leash, Figure 8, Drop on Recall, Retrieve on Flat, Retrieve over Jump, Broad Jump, 3 minute out of sight sit and down stay.
Comments: I entered Emmy in 6 Open A trials over a 7 day period. She completed her title in the first 3, with 3 legs to spare. Emmy ended the year as the #1 GSD in Obedience in Ontario and #6 GSD in Canada.
Date of Trial - Nov 5, 2016 Age - 6 years DareDali SDDA Trial Judge - John Mairs
Test: Dogs achieve their SDDA titles by earning a passing score in each of the three components of a level. Components of advanced include two container hides including a distraction hide, two interior and one exterior search. Dogs that have passed all three components in one day will have the honorific “Special” (SP) noted.
Comments: Emmy was one of only two dogs awarded this title at the trial
Date of Trial - December 12/13, 2015 Age - 6 years Sudbury Kennel Club Judge - Guy Touchette / Sandy Briggs
Test: Seek back, 2 Scent Discrimination Articles, Signals, Moving Stand for Exam & Directed Jumping (2)
Comments: Emmy had scores of 190, 189 & 190.5 to complete her Utility title. This was probably the hardest title she earned because of the number of non-qualifying errors that are possible. Emmy ended the year as the #8 GSD in Obedience in Ontario and #12 GSD in Canada.
Date of Trial - October 25, 2015 Age - 5.5 years SchH Club of Buffalo Judge - Franz Kampenhuber SV
Survey: Emmy was presented to the judge for second time to confirm her breed survey for life. She also did bitework (pronounced and outted) and a temperament test. She was shown in conformation and received the rating of G1.
Date of Trial - May 31, 2014 Age - 4 years Best Friend's Dog Training SDDA Trial Judge - Teresa Lewin
Test: Dogs achieve their SDDA titles by earning a passing score in each of the three components of a level. Components include container, interior and exterior searches. Dogs that have passed all three components in one day will have the honorific “Special” (SP) noted.
Comments: Emmy scored 92/100 and won third place and highest scoring German Shepherd Dog.
Date of Event - September 22nd, 2013 Age: 3 years, 7 months The Dog Ranch
On her third time jumping off a dock diving platform, Emmy won the Amateur "Big Air" jump at a National Competition. Her jumps were 15' 6", 17' 6" & 17' 11" and 18' 5"
She also placed 5th in the 'Speed Retrieve"
Date of Test - Sept 15th, 2013 Age: 3 years, 7 months Best Friends Dog Training Judge: Norm Dressler
Emmy passed her Sporting Detection Dogs Association DOT (Designated Odour Test) in 15 seconds.
Handling - Directed SlightlyDog's Work Style - Continuous IntensityEfficiency of Search - Moderately MethodicalResponsiveness to Handler - Easily DirectedPresentation of Reward - at source
Date of Trial - May 18-19, 2013 Age: 3 years, 4 months GSSCC Eastern Regional Championships, NB SchH Club Judge: Peter Arth
Survey: Embrr had to undergo a series of tests including; Temperament, Physical Measuring (height, weight, chest) and Bite Work (attack out of the blind and courage test).
General Description; Small, Medium Strong, stretched, good expression, normal withers, good top line, slightly short and slightly steep croup, good angulation in the front and back end. Good chest proportions, correct front, straight gait in back, front toed-in gait, good pace distance, powerful efficient rear drive, front reach could be freer. Good confidence and temperament. TSB (Drive, Self-confidence & loadability) Pronounced, releases.
Date of Trial - May 18-19, 2013 Age: 3 years, 4 months GSSCC Eastern Regional Championships, NB SchH Club
Show: This was Embrr's first conformation show that was required for her Breed Survey (see below). She was entered in Working Class Females as she has a working title. She was gaited around the ring, measured and had to do one lap off leash.
Comments: She earned the grade of 'G' (Good) and a second place finish in the class.
Date of Trial - Oct 10-13, 2019 Age - 9 years Nickel City Cluster, Buffalo NY Judges - K.Wrey/L.Ferrullo
Comments: We had to learn a few things for this level - but again she earned the title without running a single course.
Date of Trial - Oct / Nov, 2019 Age - 9 years Buffalo NY/Syracuse NY Judges - K.Wrey/L.Ferrullo/N.Hayes
Test: Directed Retrieve, 2 Scent Discrimination Articles, Signals, Moving Stand for Exam & Directed Jumping.
Comments: After taking Emmy out of retirement and training for about 6 months, she had no major issues earning this title. She is now the only GSD to have an IPO 3 and Utility titles with both the CKC and AKC. Her title is actually "preferred" Utility because I wasn't sure if jumping her at full height at her age was a good idea.
Date - April 24, 2016 Age - 19 months Club - Wainfleet Working Dog Club Judge - Andrea Duggan-Jantzen
Comments: Kew displayed perfect temperament at the trial and had no issue with the test itself.
Date - Sept 11, 2016 Age - 23 months Where: Arnprior Evaluator - Temperament Test Associates
Comments: Kew had no issues with any of the tests
Date of Trial - October 29th, 2016 Age - 24 months Club - Wainfleet Working Dog Club Judge - Jim Chrisp
Comments: Kew passed the obedience portion of the BH and had no issues with the temperament testing.
Date: October 29th, 2017 Age - 3 years Club - Wainfleet WDC Judge - Johannes Eiltier Score: 93-90-91
Comments: Kew was in standing heat for the trial but performed all the components very well with a second place IPO 1 finish. TSB Pronounced.
Date: July 7th, 2018 Age - 3 years Club - NEOWDA Judge - Dieter Oeser Rating/Placement: SG 1
Show: This was Kew's first conformation show as required for her Breed Survey (see below). She was entered in Working Class Females as she has a working title. She was gaited around the ring, measured and had to do one lap off leash.
Comments: She earned the grade of 'SG' (Very Good) - the judge said he would have given her a V (Excellent rating) if she had already done her breed survey (because she was over 3.5 years of age.
Date: July 8th, 2018 Age - 3 years Club - NEOWDA Judge - Dieter Oeser
Test: Kew had to undergo a series of tests including; Temperament, Physical Measuring (height, weight, chest) and Bite Work (attack out of the blind and courage test).
Comments: Small, medium-strength, very good expression, normal proportions, somewhat steep upper arm, adequate form back, adequate good movements, normal rear angulation, P2 bottom left tooth missing, Stable Temperament. TSB Pronounced, Dog outs.
Date of Trial - Sept 22, 2018 Age - 3 years Club - Saugeen Judge - Bogdan Sergo Score - 94-73-72
Comments: Kew's tracking was nice but we had issues in obedience (she would not settle) and very little protection training. Regardless, she passed and received a TSB of Pronounced
Date of Trial - Sept 28/29 2019 Age - 5 years Club - Scarborough Select Judge - Dave Grant Score - 93-80-80
Test: Tracking 600 paces with 4 corners & 3 articles at 10 meters. Obedience included heel off leash, group, walking sit in motion, running down & running stand in motion, retrieve on the flat, over the 1 meter jump, 6 foot wall, send-out and down under distraction. Protection: search of 6 blinds, bark and hold, escape, out & re-attack, back transport, attack out of the back transport, escort, courage test, re-attack, escort.
Comments: Kew had great tracking (Sod) and her obedience was nice. Two commands on the send out and some auto-returns on the dumbbells cost us. Her protection was solid with a TSB of Pronounced. Second place IPO 3.