Czech Working Pedigrees (Jipo-Me), Producing Quality, AKC, German Shepherd Puppies
The Czech German Shepherd
History of z Pohranicni Straze Kennel
Depended upon Daily
During the years under the communist regime, the Czechoslovakian border patrol and their dogs would apprehend 20 to30 people on a daily basis. While nine out of ten people would give up when confronted, the dogs were regularly calledupon to defend their handlers from those intent on crossing the border at whatever cost.
Today the Czech Border Police share border stations with their German counter parts who maintain a tight control overeconomical refugees from former Eastern Block entering Germany. Those who are not given visa’s to legally enterGermany attempt to cross this same Czech border. While many are crossing to seek a better life in Western Europe andusually do not resist arrest, an increasing number are connected with organized crime and are pose a considerablethreat. The “z Pohranicni Straze” German Shepherd Dogs continue to be called upon to respond daily in high risk, threatening situations. The training courses to prepare them are likewise demanding as are the requirements for breeding.
Obtaining a Pohranicni Straze German shepherd Dog There are three ways in which quality dogs from this highly desired “z Pohranicni Straze” kennel are available.
1. Stud Fees: The z Pohranicni Straze kennel breeds their females occasionally to dogs owned by civilians. The stud dogs chosen are outstanding working dogs selected for their ability to consistently produce dogs with exceptional working ability. The owner of the stud has the option of being paid or taking a puppy for payment. Most people take the latteroption in order to own a “z Pohranicni Straze” dog.
2. Whelping litters: There are three kennels owned by civilians which the z Pohranicni Straze kennel works closely, ZJirkova dvora, Jipo-Me and Z Blatenskeho zamku. These kennels, owned by civilians, are at times given the opportunityto take Pohranicni Straze breeding females and whelp the litters. In return, these private kennels keep half of the litterwhich bears the kennel name “z Pohranicni Straze”.
3. Dog for dog: There are also times in which Pohranicni Straze Kennel trades dogs with these three kennels as anotherway to bring desired dogs and bloodlines into the Pohranicni Straze breeding program.
Center of Breeding
Through these three ways in which civilians have had access to z Pohranicni Straze dogs the kennel has managed to be at the center of breeding in both the former Czechoslovakia and the present day Czech Republic. Many of these dogs have been purchased by Schutzhund competitors in both Western Europe and the United States, often placing high atchampionship events.
Most of the article was written by Mr. John H. Whittaker, Bellmont, Massachusetts, all the information was acquired from Mr. Jiri Novotny.