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About Me

Welcome to KVG German Shepherds, Kojec vom Haus Gorka kennel, specializing in training, competing, and breeding Working Line German Shepherds who, have the potential to excel in Search and Rescue, SAR, Schutzhund Sport, IGP, tracking, nose work, and CKC obedience, as well as private Security and or Loyal Family Companions suitable for active homes with prior experience.

 

 I am a member of the CKC, Canadian Kennel Club, the GSSCC, German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada, and president of our local schutzhund club, K9 Utility Cranbrook Working Dog Club; a non-profit club dedicated to training dogs for sport.

 

I train my dogs for various CKC/GSSCC events such as; IGP Sport, and CKC Tracking. I strive to title every dog in obedience, tracking, & protection, under CKC rules, as well as GSSCC rules, (German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada).

 

All dogs are my personal companion, and competition dogs; my dogs are "H.O.T", Handler, Owner, Trained or B.H.O.T, Breeder, Handler, Owner, Trained, and live in my home, and are an active part of my family life.

 

Please see my achievements page, for the dogs that I have trained, and titled; from CKC tracking, to GSSCC IGP3, & Regional Competition. Currently, I am training my 7th dog for sport! And, continue to actively reside as president, and training coordinator for our local working dog club, which I created in 2014, with the help and encouragement of my father.

Please contact me for further information regarding my dogs, and upcoming breeding plans including available puppies.

 

All KVG dogs undergo mandatory, and optional HEALTH testing, and are screened for: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, transitional vertebra, osteochondritis dissecans, food allergens, as well as DNA tested via EMBARK for genetically inherited diseases such as Scott Syndrome.

 

All dogs are bred in accordance with, the BREEDER'S CODE OF ETHICS, as mandated by the CKC, Canadian Kennel Club, as well as, I strive to breed in accordance with the SV-Germany, and aim to ensure all my dogs meet all the breeding requirements. 

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Health Testing

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Private Hip, Elbow and Spine Preliminary Evaluations - Germany

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EMBARK

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All KVG dogs undergo preliminary health testing at 8-12 months, and are screened for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, lumbosacral transitional vertebrae, spondylosis, and osteochondritis dissecans. I no longer use the OFA for screening, and send my images directly to Germany for private evaluations via Germany's head radiologist. 

All KVG dogs undergo genetic DNA testing for over 211 canine genetic diseases, including DM, degenerative myelopathy. I do have a breeder profile, and it is made 'public' so that results can be viewed for each dog.

Once my dogs are over one year old, between 12-18 months, I re-x-ray each dog and send off the images to Germany for official certification of the hips, elbows, transitional vertebrae, and osteochondritis dissecans. This is known as the "A Stamp" program and all results are verified and visible on Working Dog.com

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SV - DNA Kit Registration

Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde

All KVG dogs have had their DNA collected, and all samples have been sent off to the SV in Germany! 

 -Captain Max von Stephanitz-

“Take this trouble for me: make sure my shepherd dog, remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life for that aim."

 -Captain Max von Stephanitz-

 "The coloring of the dog has no significance whatever for service; our shepherd dog accordingly is not bred for color. Coloring, therefore, is only a fad of the amateur and as such is often liable to changes of whim."

 -Dr. Helmult Raiser-

“Those who breed and do not train are like the blind trying to describe color.

 -Captain Max von Stephanitz-

"Breeding should never be made with animals that are not in work. The proof of the education of the dog for work is a necessity for admission for breeding, rather than Show honors, which afford a very misleading idea of a dog’s value for breeding."

Character Assessment & Working Certifications

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Endurance Test
Breed Suitability Test

I train all of my dogs to trot alongside a bicycle, and enter each dog in the 21km endurance test where, they trot alongside my bike as I ride.

BH-VT

Entry Level Obedience & Temperament Test
German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada

I socialize, and train each KVG dog, and or use an outside stud only if this basic test has been achieved. The basic test requires knowledge of basic obedience such as: heeling, sit, down, long down, recall, and heeling through a group of people, as well as the traffic portion of the test, where the dog's soundness, and temperament are assessed, such as: neutral behavior towards a passing dog, being tied out and left alone, behavior among a large group of people, and behavior around cars, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and strollers.

WB

Character Assessment Test
Breed Suitability Test

This is a new test that is being implement by the SV German Kennel Club. All dogs born after July 2020 must take this test to be permissible to breed. I will be entering all of my dogs born as of 2020 in this test once it becomes available in Canada. This testing will not be available in Canada until 2025. Therefore, the KVG pack will be traveling to Spokane, and complete the WB test under the USCA/SV organization. 

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Schutzhund Working Titles
German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada

These are working titles, each level is composed of three phases: tracking, obedience, and protection. A dog must pass all three phases with a minimum score of 70 in order to pass a level.

TD, TDX, UTD, UTDX

Tracking Titles
Canadian Kennel Club

When I have time, and or when the time is right, I love to enter my dogs in CKC, Canadian Kennel Club Field Tracking Tests. Most of my dogs have the first test, the TD, Tracking Dog Test, and most have the TDX, Tracking Dog Excellent Test. I have helped train my father's dog to a UTD, Urban Tracking Dog, and would love to do this with my retired dogs should I have time to do so!

G, SG, V - Show Ratings

Conformation Titles

German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada

Conformation ratings! G = Good, SG = Very Good, V=Excellent. I strive to show each dog at least once, to obtain a conformation rating, that is required under the SV breed eligibility rules.

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My philosophy

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