I imported Marsha from Germany in August or 2005... and never in a million years could have predicted how she would change my life. If there is such a thing as a \"Soul Dog\" she is it!!! We bonded so profoundly and instantaneously from the moment I picked her up at the airport and I love her so much!
She received her Schh3 in Germany by the young age of 2.4 years... but it was not an easy road for her. She was force trained and unfortunately you could tell her spirit had been broken. When she arrived she was all business and didnt display an ounce of play/prey drive. I have been working hard with her to draw out a less serious more relaxed side to her which was a challenge but well worth every second spent trying because today she has made remarkable progress and is a much happier more relaxed dog as a result.
Prior to meeting Marsha, I had no interest in PP, Schutzhund, or anything to do with dog sports. I bought Marsha solely because I want a GREAT German Shepard and didnt trust the gene pool in the US for obvious reasons nor did I know a reputable breeder.
My world changed the instant that she arrived and an obsession was born. I would really like to get into ASR but there isnt much of that here in Maine. I am also fascinated with Schutzhund.
In Feb I AI Marsha with a great male from NM, V Dian vom Baronenwald and she is due to have her pups tomorrow 3-28-06. I am so excited and cant wait to raise a working pup from birth. I will post pictures as soon as they are born.
I look forward to being part of a great forum Thanks Mike!