Soon after Kata arrived to her home with us, we bred her to Urf. On December 22, 2014 their six puppies were born, 5 males and 1 female. Pedigree These dogs have proven to be remarkably intelligent with a very strong nerve base, and extremely biddable. We plan to repeat this breeding in the future.
We have continued to add more dogs to our breeding program, all with exceptional bloodlines!
Meanwhile, while Kata was busy with her training program in the Czech Republic, we found another female puppy in the United States with an equally impressive pedigree. Kate K Van den Heuvel was added to our line up and we received Kate when she was 10 weeks old.
Urf made us realize that although we enjoy Dutch Shepherds/Malinois with their impressive attitude and athletic abilities, this line of German Shepherds are more suitable for us. Now with our good fortune in having such an incredible male, the search was on to find a female or two that we felt were equally worthy of breeding. We have no intention of breeding dogs just to produce puppies for sale. Our goal is to breed the very best dogs that we possibly can to preserve the qualities of the Czech working line as much as possible.
David found a 10-month old female in the Czech Republic. She met the bloodline criteria we were looking for. We purchased Katalea Mariko Bohemia and left her in the Czech Republic for training and titling before bringing her home. To our delight, Kata is a quick study and she had her ZVV1. BH, IPO1 and IPO2 titles by 22 months of age.
The more David researched and learned about protection dogs, the more contacts he communicated with. One of the people he started having email conversations with raised working German Shepherds. David said, “If you can find a German Shepherd that I like as well as a Malinois/Dutch Shepherd, I’ll buy it”. Being a man of his word, we bought Urf Z Jikova Dvora and have been thrilled with the decision ever since. (Video of Urf) We imported Urf from the Czech Republic. His previous owner passed away or he would never have been sold. We feel very blessed to have a dog as special as Urf. At a respectable 101 pounds and an alligator bite, he is truly a force to be reckoned with when he’s working. When off duty, he is the perfect housedog. He may not speak words, but he certainly has an extensive vocabulary of understanding. Urf exudes confidence in every situation. At 8-1/2 years old he is exceptionally healthy and athletic. People are shocked when they learn his age.
At a seminar we attended last fall the instructor, also a K9 evaluator for the police department and previously a K9 SWAT member said about Urf “that dog is the whole package” and added that he “could take him right to the street with no additional training.” Amongst Urf’s many titles, is ZVV3, which is considered the most difficult working title to achieve. Only about 5 dogs per year reach this level as opposed to thousands that receive IPO3.
In 2010 we bought our first protection dog. We were not new to owning working dogs. At one time David was an International Sled Dog Racing Champion. Over the years we have also owned some excellent Border Collies that we use for livestock herding and Anatolian and Kangal livestock guardian dogs. Biwi was the first of the working protection dogs. He was a striking Dutch Shepherd/Malinois with a very imposing presence. We were fortunate to have him live out his retirement years with us and he taught us many lessons.