My Story

"My Passion for the German Shepherd Dog"

This story is about my beginning, my journey, and my continued endeavor in the sport of IGP, formerly known as Schutzhund, and German Shepherd Dogs.


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 to, the BREEDER'S CODE OF ETHICS.

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Health Testing



Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

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.



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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 -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 ai

Those who breed and do not train are like the blind trying to describe colour.
-Dr. Helmult Raiser

 -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."

 -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."