Member of YRSC since 2008
Breed(s): Doberman Pinscher
Ruth has owned, bred, trained and competed with Doberman pinschers for more than 25 years. She is proud to say that Emmy (Ch Bryn’s Unchained Melody, BH, SchHA, CD, CDX), was the first conformation champion and Schutzhund-titled Doberman in Canadian history to be trained and handled by her breeder and owner. Emmy earned her CDX and SchHA one week apart when she was 9-1/2 years old.
A member of the CKC, GSSCC, DPCA and a former director of Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada, Ruth has participated in Schutzhund since 2003 and is currently training and competing with Trav (American and Canadian Ch Soquel’s Saturday Night Fever), BH, CGN, CD, in CKC and AKC conformation, obedience and Schutzhund. Ruth is also looking for a new special girl.
Alan has participated in Schutzhund since 2004, working with Kaos (Kaos Uma Casa de Mandingo) to earn a SchH2. Though Kaos is now retired, Alan is an enthusiastic coach and teacher who enjoys helping handlers prepare for competition and bring out the best in their dogs.
Bill is working with Jack (Graf Galan vom Dobereich, CGN, BH), a four-year-old Doberman pinscher who is adept at coming up with new training challenges that test Bill’s neophyte handling skills, not to mention his sense of humour. As Bill discovers more about the sport of Schutzhund, he is coming to view training as an art and to appreciate the importance of nurturing the bond between dog and handler.
Though Dyanne isn’t handling a dog, she is keenly interested in the sport and in the progress of Jack, the Doberman pinscher she co-owns with Bill Williams. She is also an enthusiastic coach, which explains why Bill’s sense of humour is essential.
Mario and his Doberman, Harley (Fonfy Bodyguard, BH), are making great progress as they work toward an IPO1.
Rad and his young, male black Russian terrier, Floyd (Midnight Solo Winston), are working toward a BH.
Member of YRSC since 2011
Breed(s): German Shepherd Dog
Anthony started in dog sports in 2003 with his Rottweiler, Neo, and joined the GSSCC in 2004. In 2006, he became a certified trial helper with the GSSCC, and since then, he has worked several club trials, as well as regionals, Canadian nationals in 2007, 2008 and 2011, and French GSD nationals in 2012. He is also a certified helper with the DVG and SCC (France).
Anthony is currently training Jaeger vom Haus Barkley, a German shepherd dog.
Brad is learning about Schutzhund as he trains his young GSD, Lynx, and his older mixed breed, Jerry, BH. Brad is also learning the ropes of helper work.
Suzy and her two-year old female GSD, Keera (Keera von der Rhineburg, BH), are now training toward an IPO1.
In the late 1980s, Michaela started training her German shepherd, Denny SNB, in the Czech Republic, following the ZVV national program. At the time, IPO was less of a sport than now, and the dog was required to perform in a more natural environment (e.g., search for the helper in the woods, climb ladders, etc.). Michaela is now training Gandalf vd Schiffslache, IPO2.