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German Shepherds are good-natured, all-purpose workers. Their intelligence, alertness, courage, and loyalty have earned them roles as guard dogs, guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, and attentive family dogs.
These are the five main types of German Shepherds:
American Show Line German Shepherds
West Show Line German Shepherds
West Working Line German Shepherds
East Working Line DDR German Shepherds
Czech Working Line German Shepherds
Difference Between Show Line GSDs vs Working Line GSDs
Show Line German Shepherds as from their name "Show Line" are used for dog shows. In order to look excellent, these GSDs have to be perfect like their teeth have to be lineup perfectly, their ears have to be lineup, their hair should be proper, their length should be perfect, their height should be perfect, their weight should be perfect, angles of their bones should be perfect because the show always look for the perfect physical German Shepherds. Show Line GSDs have an angulated back that slopes from high to low as you go from shoulders to rear end.
Working Line German Shepherds have straight back and athletic type of figure, purely built to work all the time tirelessly. They have bigger heads & bigger bones. The Working Line German Shepherds don't need to be perfect. Their tail just not need to be in the right angulation. The Working Line GSDs as clearly evident from their name "Working Line", always ready for work, work and work. They tend to always be active.
Weight 50 - 97 lb Height 22 - 27 in
Lifespan 7.0 - 13.0 yr Breed Group Herding
Two of the best things in life:
water and a ball.
Can't I chase one cat?
York Vom Berk Haus Bracket
Daka Vom Berk Haus
SIRE: "Bracket" York Vom Berk Haus Bracket enjoying the sun and the view.
"BRACKET" York Vom Berk Haus Bracket came from a special litter between one of the TOP females in the world, Erra Marcona, and the 2x WUSV World Champion Qvido Vepeden!
Bracket has lots of ball drive whether it is a football, basketball, tennis ball, dog ball, frisbee, or bumper he loves retrieve them on land or in the water and carry them around asking for someone to play with him. He is also willing to leave them when he is asked.
Bracket born on September 5, 2018, is a power house as he works around the place. He stands 25 inches and weighs 88 pounds.
Bracket is very attentive to his people. His love to learn compels him to want to work for you.
DAM: "Daka" Daka Vom Berk Haus making sure the cats are okay :)
"DAKA" Daka Vom Berk Haus has a special pedigree with
Dam: Brita Budikovice Svv1, Czech Import, HD/ED 0/0
Sire: Al Capone Seahawk IPO3, Czech Import, HD/ED 0/0
She is a grandpup of Hoky Va Pe and Pike del Nero Lupo!
Daka born February 15, 2019, is very kind and loving and always wants to please. She has ball drive and likes to go in the water. Daka stands 24 inches and weighs 65 pounds. Her ability to travel is effortless as she moves around the place catching your eye.
"Title Descriptions and Meanings:"
Czech & Slovak Dog Titles:
1. BH—A German Companion Dog Title. This title tests for obedience and temperament.
2. FH1,2—Advanced and Superior Tracking Titles awarded by the SV.
3. FPr1,2,3—Advanced tracking tests
4. IPO1,2,3—International Prufungorden (International Working Tests) These test in the areas of Focused Tracking Skills, High Performance Obedience, & Controlled Protection work.
5. ZPS1—Protection title
6. ZVV1,2,3—"Czech and Slovak (ZVV/SVV) title is a utitiliy dog system. More realistic and demanding on all levels as compared to the thousand of dogs that acquire a SCH3. Only 3 to 5 dogs yearly attain the ZVV3 title. This title includes long, detailed tracking phases, full obedience and extensive protection on and off leash. In obedience, heeling with turns an about turns are dictated by the judge, so you never know where or when you will turn" (Ehert German Shepherds).
7. CGC- Canine Good Citizen
Breed Rating (KKL1)— stands for KörKlasse 1 a rating that is awarded to dogs that have been breed surveyed and are "recommended" for breeding.
IPO1 97, 96, 99 - 292 points
IPO2 99, 96, 99 - 294 points
IPO3 94, 96, 98 - 288 points
SG & 5V1/P
Vom Berk Haus German Shepherds has exclusive breeding rights for Qvido.
Qvido needs no introduction! He has made his mark in GSD history. Very, very few dogs earn the title of world champion, even fewer do it twice!
He is a gorgeous deep black sable, with wonderful conformation and thick bone. Qvido is a machine on the field.
His protection scores are almost perfect every time. His flashy obedience, deep nose, strong protection, and love to work have propelled him to the very top, placing 4th at the Czech Republic Nationals, qualifying for the World's and then placing 1st at WUSV.
He is currently in the Czech Republic and is one of the most sought after sires in Europe. His pedigree is power-packed as well. Qvido is out of Jaro Ja He, himself a National and World contender and champion. Qvido's dam is Agata Vepeden, a highly titled daughter of the great Jaguar Aritar Bastet, and a grandaughter of Grim.
Qvido was raised with children, and is a family dog as well. He is the perfect all-around package of what a GSD should be.
2x World Champion!!!
1st Place WUSV (World Champion)
2018 - (98, 94, 93) - 285 points!
1st Place WUSV team 2018
1st Place WUSV (International Competition) 2016 -- 93, 98, 98 - 289 points
4th Place Czech National Championships 2016 -- 96, 94, 93 - 283 points
2nd Place Czech National Championships 2017 - 96, 96, 96 - 288 points
2017 WUSV Competitor
2017 WUSV 2nd Place Team
2018 2nd Place Czech National Champion (91, 95, 95) - 281 Points
Hips A/A Elbows 0/1
5JV1/P Breed Survey
V4 Show Rating
DM Clear n/n
Erra is one of the top females in the world. She is a once-in-a-life time kind of dog. She has earned almost every working title possible, and all before the age of 3! Add in the fact that she raised a litter of puppies in between there and she's truly a one in a million kind of dog. Very, very few dogs in the world have accomplished what she has in such a short amount of time. It goes to show the level of her athleticism, intelligence, desire to please, and natural ability. Erra has earned both her IPO3 and Zvv3, (the highest titles possible) consisting of tracking, off leash obedience, and protection. Her scores are consistently very high. She has also earned her FH1 & 2 titles, (advanced and superior tracking titles) again, the highest titles possible in tracking. On top of that, she has earned her FPr1, 2 & 3, once again the highest, most advanced tracking titles possible under the Czech Republic system! She loves to track, and has extreme hunt drive - she will not quit.
On top of it all, Erra is an extreme black sable and is absolutely gorgeous! She has perfect conformation, heavy bone, and a beautiful head. She is the ideal weight for a working female, at 75 lbs.
Erra is also DM clear and can never produce a puppy with degenerative myelopathy!
Erra's pedigree is outstanding, and without a doubt, contributes to her many successes. She comes from long lines of proven Czech bloodlines full of champions. Her sire is himself a very successful national and international competitor. In fact, every one of her grand sires and great-grand sires are national or international champions! Very few dogs in the world can boast that. The female lines in her pedigree are also very impressive, every single one has earned their own working titles.
Erra is one of the highest titled females in GSD history! Only 3-4 dogs a year achieve the highly coveted Zvv# title and virtually none of them are females. Erra is rock star.
"Bracket" York Vom Berk Haus Bracket came from a special litter between one of the TOP females in the world, Erra Marcona, and the 2x WUSV World Champion Qvido Vepeden!
Erra Marcona Titles:
3/20/2016 - ZVV1 (100,92,93)
5/15/2016 - BH (55)
5/29/2016 - ZVV2 (98,72,92)
7/52016 - IP01 (99,94,92)
7/242016 - FH1 (99)
8/20/2016 - IPO2 (99,91,84)
9/4/2016 - IPO3 (100,90,84)
9/25/2016 - FH2 (98)
10/30/2016 - ZVV3 (98,86, 86)
11/12/2016 - ZPS1 (96,96)
5/28/2017 - FPr1 (100)
9/16/2017 - FPr2 (98)
10/22/2017 - FPr3 (97)
"CAP" AL CAPONE SEAHAWK
Al Capone Seahawk
BH, IP01, IP02, IP03 Titles,
HD, ED 0/0 (Equivalent of OFA Excellent Hips & Elbows)
Al Capone Seahawk "Cap", is Titled as far as he can to with an IPO 3 Title, which involves Tracking, Obedience, and Protection Work.
Cap is the epitome of a working male. ~ He has gorgeous sable coloring, a beautiful, broad masculine head, perfectly set proportional ears, and dark eyes. He is extremely heavy boned, tall and correct in his angulation and conformation. He is a large, tall male and weighs a solid 85 lbs.
His Highlights ~ Cap is very handler oriented, takes correction well and is a strong, forward boy. He isn't afraid of anything and has solid nerves. He has tons of ball and food drive, and a very solid defensive drive. His obedience is very flashy and he was complimented several times by different judges for his happy, precise obedience. Cap has a lot of energy and drive, but has also been raised as a house dog in a family with children. He is social and safe and a great family dog.
DM Clear n/n
Brita is a beautiful dark sable female, with striking black and silver pigmenting & correct structure. She has a very pretty broad head, short muzzle, short ears with a good ear set. Brita comes from a small kennel in the Czech Republic that produces solid dogs exposed to family life and many different venues. Brita has excellent defensive drives and solid nerve - a very confident, forward female. She also has high ball and prey drives and loves to work. She is also the perfect size at 75 lbs.
Brita is also DM clear and can never produce a puppy with degenerative myelopathy!
Brita has an incredibly stacked pedigree, packed full of national and world competitors.
Brita's sire is Hoky Va-pe, Zvv3, IPO3, SchH3, national & world qualifier and competitor. Hoky's sire is Tyson, also a 3x national champion. Tyson's sire Olix, is a national champion, and his sire Boy, is a national and international champion!
Tyson's maternal grandsire is Fado von Kathargo, 1st place national champion in 1989 and won back to back WUSV world championships in 1989 and 1990. Also on Brita's top side is Unar von der Maineiche, a national and international chapion, Rima and Yoschy, national and international champions. And that's only Brita's top side!
Brita's dam is Bonna Errinor, IPO3, FPr1, ZOP, Zvv1, KKL2, & 5CV1/P. Bonna is by Charik Galan Nalag, himself a 2010 WUSV competitor, by Gringo von der Mohnwiese, a 2x national and WUSV champion, who is by the great Tom, 4x national and WUSV champion! Also on her dam's side within 4 generations Brita has Bleia, Task, Ellute, Tom again, Aline & Art, ALL national and international champions - some as many as 6x!
Brita is the real deal. She is gorgeous, athletic, powerful, and protective and loves her people. She is everything a GSD should be.
Origin, Characteristics, and Care
Czech/Slovak & DDR German Shepherd
The German shepherd one of the most popular breeds around the world.
The Czech German shepherds are relatively new to the general public however; there has been much research about them since their founding. Czech German shepherds, or the Czechoslovakian shepherds, originated from the Czech border and were mainly bred just like DDR German shepherds (East German Shepherds). They were bred as working dogs in the Communist Czech since 1955 but only became popular when East and West Germany became one again in 1989. Additionally, that year, they were bred more as family dogs rather than working dogs.
Despite having the same origins, the two breeds aren’t the same. Regardless, these two variations of a German shepherd are often compared to each other. The DDR vs. Czech German shepherd issue became well known due to their many similarities. For one, both breeds are of the same bloodline, technically speaking.
There are, however, notable differences between the two and this is what serves as the line that separates DDR vs. Czech German shepherds.
Here are three of the most significant differences between the two:
DDR German shepherds can mature faster than Czech GSDs.
Czech GSDs have more drive and can be a bit too loyal to the point that they become obsessive.
The bone structure of DDR German shepherds is thicker than that of a Czech GSD.
As you have seen, they have differences in their temperament (drive), physical appearance (bone structure), and even growth and development (maturity). Keep in mind, however, that the aforementioned differences are a generalization. This means some characteristics may be seen in some dogs, while others don’t display the characteristics at all. Either way, a Czech German shepherd will at least have similar characteristics with the standard German shepherd.
The Czech dog breeds are characterized by typical German shepherd traits. They have strong jaws, thick skull, and pointed ears.
Their weight is also similar, with males ranging from 65 to 85 lbs. and females from 60 to 75 lbs. There’s also not much difference with their height. A male Czech GSD can be as short as 25 in or can be as tall as 27 in. Females, however, are shorter with heights from 23 to 25 in. A purebred German shepherd puppy will be longer than tall. To be more precise, the ideal ratio of the length to the height of a purebred German shepherd is 10 to 8.5.
Czech GSDs are police dogs and therefore have a powerful-looking structure. Unlike standard GSDs, they have thick paws and a deep chest. They often have a sable coat with mostly the Agouti pattern which gives them a black appearance like that of a wolf.
The ideology of what a German shepherd should be: intelligent and energetic also applies to Czech German shepherds. However, you may find that they aren’t what they used to be. In the past, Czech GSDs were bred with a “hardcore” personality, while originally bred for endurance and awareness with a hard edge to their personality, modern Czech German Shepherds are often bred for softer characteristics. Today, they make great family pets that enjoy playing with toys and relaxing in a comfortable home.
Czech German shepherds are prone to the same health issues that a standard GSD has. They don’t have any special illness exclusive to the variation, so you have nothing to worry about.
As Czech GSD has the traits of a normal German shepherd, they will naturally be easy to handle. They are intelligent and fast to pick up on things. However, Czech German shepherds are slower to mature compared to other breeds. Therefore, you will require more patience with these dogs.
Czechoslovakian shepherds were made as working dogs. They have high stamina and are bred for high levels of endurance. They can go up to 60 minutes of working without rest. This means they need an owner that will allow them to do so. If you’re a couch potato, this breed is not recommended for you. Not only will you be pushing yourself too much, but you’re also depriving your dog of their exercise needs.
Czech German shepherds will require the same amount of food just like the standard breed: 3 meals a day for puppies and 2 meals a day for adults which are 3-5 cups of food split evenly for the meals through the day.
Czech shepherds are seasonal shedders. To reduce shedding, brush your dog daily, bathe 3-4 times a year, change his food to one that targets a healthy coat and skin, make sure he is always hydrated, and control parasites. You can't avoid your GSD “blowing his coat” twice a year, but all these methods will help to reduce shedding.