Owner: Tammey Tilton
Color: Black and Red
Coat Length: Long
DNA Test Results for Eleven Genetic Diseases: The results are normal/normal, Defender is not at risk for any of these genetic diseases. In addition, he is not a carrier for any of the mutations studied.
Defender was born in Russia and came to the United States when he was around 7 months old. We had the great privilege of being able to have Defender come and live with our family shortly after he turned 2 years old. We fell in love with this beautiful, sweet, loveable, dog the moment we met him, and I believe he has fallen in love with us too.
Defender earned his ZVV1 – The preliminary Czech or Slovak Title. For the dog to earn this title it must do extensive tracking, on and off leash obedience and protection. Similar to Schutzhund 1 but very difficult.
Defender earned his KKL (KoerKlasse) or Breed Survey (2022-2023). For this rating the dog must compete for titles in Germany or other countries under the rules of the SV (Verein fur Deutsche Schaferhunde, the club for German Shepherd Dogs in Germany). To meet this world standard each dog must pass a companion dog temperament test (BH), a minimum of a SchH1/IPO1 working degree, certified hips (“a” stamp or OFA) a 12 mile endurance test followed by an examination for physical soundness. The dog must also compete at a show to achieve a conformation rating of at least a SG or better. These requirements make the dog eligible to enter a Koerung/ Breed Survey (qualify for breeding). At the Breed Survey the dog is carefully evaluated for correct structure, temperament and courage. These requirements are only guidelines for our breed, sometimes recommendations are given to who the dog should be bred with to produce excellent offspring, also sometimes certain bloodlines are not bred together as the two bloodlines do not work well together.
Defender earned his IGP1 “International Gebrauchshund Prufung” (International Working Dog Title). For the dog to earn this title it must pass all the Tracking, Obedience, and Protection tests required for the IGP1 degree.
Defender earned his SG (Sehr Gut or Very Good) show rating . It is the highest rating a dog can get in a show until it has met all the requirements listed to receive a V rating.
Defender earned his BH-VT (Begleithund) Title. It’s a Temperament and Obedience test required before advancement to SchH/IPO/IGP Titles