The sport of Schutzhund is a temperament test for working dogs like German Shepherds. Dogs that pass Schutzhund trials must have certain traits. They need to be intelligent, trainable, protective, and confident. Schutzhund dogs produce puppies like themselves. The same traits that make good Schutzhund dogs also make great family pets. Not only do I title my dogs in Schutzhund, but I also Breed Survey them. In order for a dog to become Breed Surveyed, certain criteria must be met. The dog needs to be titled, he must pass a 12 mile endurance test, his hips need to be certified free of hip dysplasia, and he must get a rating from a Conformation Show proving he is structurally correct. Once all this criteria is met, the dog goes in front of a Breed Survey Judge, who examines him carefully and observes him doing a protection routine. Only when a dog passes all this, can he be considered Breed Surveyed and be desirable to be bred. All my dogs are Breed Surveyed before being allowed to have puppies. This is why my dogs produce such high quality puppies, who become not only sport or competition dogs, but also loyal companions and enjoyable pets. My puppies, with the right training, also make excellent protection dogs.
Before my puppies go to their new home, they are checked by a veterinarian, receive their first shots, are socialized, and are stimulated using the technique of the US Military's Bio Sensor Program.
NEWS FROM 2014
November at OG Buckeye Schutzhund Club under SV Judge Christian Boll BRAZEN vom Lupus Alpha earned her IPO1.
Brazen also earned a SG-1 show rating this summer at Northeast Ohio WDA under SV Judge Dieter Oeser.
September 26th-28th at the Greater Cincinatti Schutzhund Club EDWARD de Locherie came in third place at the 2014 Mid East Regional Championship under SV Judge Peter Rodhe.
NEWS FROM 2013
EDWARD de Locherie
Earned another IPO3 under SV Judge Christian Boll with a V rated score of 286 in August. He placed second at the Mid East Regional Championship in September under USCA Judge Mike Hamilton. He competed at the USCA National Championship in California in November, earning another IPO3 and placed 16th out of 44 dogs entered. Eddie also won the trophy Highest Scoring first time National Competitor!
ISABEL de Locherie earned her BH under Hermann Schaemann at OG Ohio on May 25th.
IVY de Locherie earned her IPO1 at North East Ohio Working Dog Club on April 28th under SV Judge Peter Rohde.
EDWARD de Locherie competed in the Working Dog Championship in April. We failed the tracking phase, but did well in obedience and protection phases. Not too bad for a first time Championship competitor.
Trish Sansbury - Owner Locherie Shepherds Email 216 387-3889 Cleveland, Ohio Member of United Schutzhund Clubs of America