|Diamondsun's German Shepherd pages|
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| We feel that a true German Shepherd Dog should possess intelligence, a sound structure, confidence and beauty. They should be neither shy nor fearful, aggressive or vicious.
We are a small Kennel, striving to improve the Breed. Our dogs are members of our family, and spend time in the house as well as out. They travel with us even if it's just a short ride.
Our Puppies are born and raised in our home, and are exposed to normal daily activities. They grow up with kids, dogs ( large and small ), cats and are well socialized. The pups are handled from the day they are born and are puppy temperament tested at around 7 weeks of age. All pups are sold with a written health and gentic guarentee.
We will only breed to and from dogs that are sound in structure and temperament. All breeding stock must be OFA certified and free of all major faults.
We Love all our dogs and hope you will too! Puppies & Adults must go to Loving homes.
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|History of the GSD|
|This breed is highly recognized for its loyality, courage, and ability to be trained for special srvices. Durning WWI and WWII, German Shepherd Dogs were used as messenger dogs and were frequently called on to search for enemy soldiers. It is said that Max von Stephanitz is the father of the modern GSD. Von Stephanitz was a cavalry officer, who at the turn of the century, established what was known as the Club for German Shepherds. Von Stephanitz also launched showing and breeding standards of the GSD. In 1908 th GSD was accepted for registration by the AKC. The first AKC reg'd Shepherd was "Queen of Switzerland".|
|The main characteristics of the GSD are: steadiness of nerves, attentiveness, loyalty, calm self-assurance, alertness and tractability. These characteristics are necessary for a versatile working dog. Nervousness, over- aggressiveness and shyness are a serious fault.
General appearance - The immediate impression of the GSD is of a slightly long in comparison to it;s height, with a powerful and well- musceled body. The relation between height and length and the position and symmetry of the limbs ( angulation ) is so interrelated as to enable a far reaching and enduring gait. The coat should be weather-proof . A beautiful appearance is desirable but this is secondary to his usefullness as a working dog. Sexual characteristics must be well defined - ie the masculinity of the male and the famininity of the female must be unmistakable.
A true to type GSD gives an impression of innate strengh, intelligence and suppleness, with harmonious proportions and nothing either overdone or lacking. His whole manner should make it perfectly clear that he is sound in mind and body, and has the physical and mental attributes to make him always readyfor tireless action as a working dog.
With an abundance of vitality he must be tractable enough to adapt himself to each situation and to carry out his work willingly and with enthusiasm. He must possess the courage and determination to defend himself, his master, or his master's possessions, should the need arise. He must be observant, obedient and a pleasent member of the household, quiet in his own environment , especially with children and other animials, and at ease with adults. Overall he should present an harmonious picture of innate nobility, alertness, and self-confidence.