Hanabrit German Shepherds - Michigan - a family farm that raises lovable, huggable German Shepherd Dogs



We strive to breed for the Big, Bold & Beautiful look. 

A German Shepherd that fits right in with the family environment.
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We are one of a few 100% raw fed and naturally reared
German Shepherd breeders in the United States.

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We carefully screen all potential puppy buyers and require a huge amount of information before deeming them an acceptable home. Yes, even for "pet quality" puppies.
Am also willing to refuse a sale if I do not think the person would make a
good life-long home for the pup.

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Planning 2017, 18 & 19 litters NOW, get your applications & deposits in to hold your puppy.
When contacting me, be persistant !
dont be offended if I dont get right back to you, call/email again.
As I put my dogs first, paperwork & emails get squeezed into my days.
 

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*** Pic from 2017 BBQ***

* Mark your calender *
Annual Hanabrit Puppy Owner BBQ Oct 13, 2018   noon to 4pm

Bring your pup, beverage of choice & a plate to pass.
Meat will be provided.  Photographer with take pics of you & your pup again this year.
Games & Agility course will be ready for your dog(s) to play on.


Highland Activity Center
209 N. John Street
Highland, MI 48357




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HANABRIT Standard of Breeding German Shepherds;

There is a passion to our breeding program here, to preserve the old, pure bloodlines. 
I've continued to research the GSD bloodlines and strive to breed for the Big, Bold & Beautiful look, with sound mind and body.  The German Shepherd dog fits right in with the family environment, that is why my husband & I love them so (we had Shepherds before & during the time, the kids were small). I searched for the German Shepherd I remembered as a child, the one that would play with us in the yard & protect us from strangers. A Shepherd that was squarely built, with muscle front & back, with a very slight angulation and a pretty head, and a huggable personality. Our dogs are observant, obedient and a pleasant member of the household, quiet in their own environment, especially with children and other animals, and at ease with adults. Overall, they present a harmonious picture of innate nobility, alertness and self-confidence. We breed for a medium energy/drive, straight backed dog to fit into the family environment, with temperament to be a Good Canine Citizen, to do therapy work and totally trustworthy with our most prized possessions, kids & grandkids.

I carefully screen all potential puppy buyers and require a huge amount of information before deeming them an acceptable home. Yes, even for "pet quality" puppies. I have and will refuse a sale, if I do not think the person would make a good life-long home for the pup. Starting with a 2 page application, then I call and visit local applicants and for non-locals, I google their address to see location and neighborhood. I offer a 2 year written hip and temperament guarantee. After Application is approved, a non-refundable, but litter transferable deposit of $200 for a puppy is required.  I will NOT sell 2 puppies at the same time to the same family. Or sell a puppy into a family that already has a puppy under 2 yrs old.

$1000.00 (Limited Registration)


Price increase starting for 2019 litters    $1200.oo
Veterans and Police organizations receive a $100.oo discount

Puppies;

Puppies are raised in our home, Bio Sensor/Super dog program administered (These 5 exercises impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected. The result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance. Those who play with their pups and routinely handle them should continue to do so because the neurological exercises are not substitutions for routine handling, play socialization or bonding. Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises:

    1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
    2. Stronger heart beats,
    3. Stronger adrenal glands,
    4. More tolerance to stress
    5. Greater resistance to disease

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.).

Pups are wormed twice, micro-chipped and vaccinated before going to new homes.

I temperament test puppies at 7 weeks of age, to know the puppies energy, drive and personality, to make recommendations to help match the puppies personality with the right family. The ultimate goal is fitting the puppy into the right environment where it is to be placed. Puppy buyers choose their own puppies based on photos, temperament test results, energy and drive, observed in the litter. I do not choose puppy for buyers, but do make recommendations from the information on the application and many conversations before puppy goes home.

I always reserve the right to deny the choice, if the choice is not the right puppy for the environment.

Puppy is sent home with a toy/towel with the litter mates and moms smell on it, a comforting scent, to help get thru the first couple of nights.  Also a printed weight chart since birth, a weekly diary of its first 8 weeks of life, 4-5 generation pedigree, results of temperament testing, micro-chipping paperwork & tag and AKC application to register puppy.

Buyer will love said puppy with daily hugs and will send periodic (bi-yearly- minimum) updates w/photos (throughout her/his life) to seller. Buyer will train said puppy basic commands; sit, stay, come, leave it, heal, also socialize said puppy in public a minimum of 50 times before 1 year of age and continue training if youre so inclined. I suggest a puppy class, then adult class before 2nd year of age,

Buyer will also offer Breeder/Seller first refusal of puppy if ever he/she is for sale.

Life long advice and support is offered to our puppy owners, 
by phone, email or face to face.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. 
You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. 
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"

-- Unknown 


Breeding females........                                            


               Zena CGC; mom of  "V"  , "AA", "FF", "II" litters; retired after this litter.            
                       


Belle
S.T.A.R. CGC, CGCU, CGCC (Titan & Lola),
mom of  "HH" litter 
  

Luna Phe   S.T.A.R. CGC, CGCU, CGCC (Titan x Phenyx)   
   


  Roane
S.T.A.R.
CGC, CGCU, CGCC
mom of  "GG" litter
           

Ms Roane, Ms Belle & Ms Luna 6/7/2017
    

new kid on the block..... Ms Reba





Retired females........
Hannah; Dam of B,D,G, I & K litters
Britney; Dam to A,C,E & F
Burgandy; Dam of H, J, L & N

Phenyx; Dam of "O" , "R" & "BB" 
Karma; Dam of "P" , "T", "X"  & "CC"
Dora ; mom of "S" , "W", "Z"  & "DD"  
Lola; mom of "M","Q", "U","Y", "EE"  

Burgandy Von Hanabrit  

Burgandy,  Hannah daughter, A certified Therapy dog, has matured into an exquisite 98 lb. female.
Her temperament is as sweet as sugar, though will stand her ground when needed.
Dam of..the '09 H litter and '10 J litter, 11' L litter and 12' N litter ......

She has produced wonderful puppies for us, she has been retired, 
and live with her foster/forever moms, her buddy Ms Rose & daughter Ms Rasta.

We have retained her son; Titan to continue her solid body & mind, amazing calmness.


Phenyx, a great addition to our breeding program, has been retired after producing
"O",
"R" & "BB"  litters for us.
She has produced wonderful puppies for us, good family members, a SAR dog,
she has been retired,  and lives with her foster/forever daddy.
We have retained her daughter; Luna to continue her work ethic, amazing focus & willingness to please attitude.

 


Karma, a Hannah x Bear daughter has continued momma Hannahs traits in our breeding program,
she has been retired after producing "P","T", "X" & "CC"  litters for us.
She has produced wonderful puppies for us, good family members,
she has been retired,  and lives with her foster/forever mommy & daddy.

Dora 9 wks

Dora,  Britney x Bear grand daughter, A certified Therapy dog,
is the sweetest girl and so proud of her, we have retained her son Marshall Dillon
for our breeding program. She has produced wonderful puppies for us,
she has been retired,  and lives with her foster/forever moms, her buddys Burgandy, Ms Rose &  Ms Rasta.


Lola, the clown of our pack.
A certified Therapy dog.
She has produces many amazing pups for us,
with 3 different males; Bear, Beau & Marshal Dillon.I have retained a daughter of hers, Ms Belle.
Whom I hape continues the sweet clown personality in our program.
She has been retired, she will stay here with us at the farm and become the gramma of the pack,
possibly visiting her favorite human from time to time, our son James.


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Briarwood Pure Gold Hannah -

Hannah has been all that we had hoped for and more. 85 lbs at 12 yrs old. Her training was a breeze as she loves to learn and do anything you want to, from basic commands to the agility course. She is so gentle with children and patient too.  Pairing her with Bear has proven quite successful !  Dam to the B,D,G, I and K litters, Hannah is now retired from breeding. And is taking her position as Alpha-Grandma in our pack, until Dec. 9, 2015.

Watch her Grow and see her coat color change !
To see more photos Ms Hannah, please visit her
Gallery page 

                              She received her wings on  Dec. 9, 2015, is and will always be missed, thought of daily and held dear in our hearts as she waits at the bridge...




Briarwood Pure Gold Britney

Britney matured into a beautiful girl, 88 lbs at 10 yrs old.
Learning came easy for Brit and she loved to be by my side, or with anyone who would play fetch with her. Her drives were strong, she loved her jobs and was a devoted mother. Dam to the A,C,E & F litters. Brit spent her last few years retired from breeding, but still very active and was GrandDam extroidinaire...

She passed suddenly Jan 12, 2013,
is and will always be missed,

thought of fondly and held dear in our hearts as she waits at the bridge...


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We carefully screen all potential puppy buyers and require a huge amount of information before deeming them an acceptable home. Yes, even for "pet quality" puppies. Am also willing to refuse a sale if I do not think the person would make a good life-long home for the pup.
  • Large, straight backed, old-style German shepherds
  • All puppies Micro-chipped, vaccinated & de-wormed

I Titer test after puppy immunity shots, I have done this for 10+ years now.

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 I will not use spot on's or chemical insecticides on adults or puppies.  
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Visit our LITTER REFERENCE SIRE
pages for information about 


  • Bear    CGC CGCA  CGCU TD RN RA
  •    RETIRED FROM BREEDING at 10 yrs old

  • Zeus

    • Chamberlain CGC, CGCA,  CGCU, TD


    titan

    Marshal Dillon CGC, CGCA,  CGCU, TD, RN
    (Bodey x Dora)
     



    Koda Loki von Hanabrit (Pending hip check)
    (Bear x Phenyx)

    Retired Males........
  • Baloo da Bear of Hanabrit
  • Beau von Hanabrit

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    Judy Long has 30+  years of dog training experience. As a teenager, she was a dog trainer/groomer before she even knew what it was called. She has always had the "touch" with animals,  grooming with the President of the Michigan Grooming Association at Puff-n-Fluff , Waterford, MI. back in the 80's, then manager of grooming/boarding facility at  DePorre' Veterinary hospital in Birmingham, MI. Training dogs of many breeds with a calm and gentle hand, to teach manners and basic obedience. Since 1992, she has been training, showing and breeding Horses & German Shepherds. Judy has titled her Shepherds in AKC Obedience-Rally, Canine Good Citizens and Therapy dogs, to give back to the community where she has lived her entire life and raised her family.

    HANABRIT Standard of Breeding German Shepherds;

    There is a passion to our breeding program here, to preserve the old, pure bloodlines. 
    I've continued to research the GSD bloodlines and strive to breed for the Big, Bold & Beautiful look, with sound mind and body.  The German Shepherd dog fits right in with the family environment, that is why my husband & I love them so (we had Shepherds before & during the time, the kids were small). I searched for the German Shepherd I remembered as a child, the one that would play with us in the yard & protect us from strangers. A Shepherd that was squarely built, with muscle front & back, with a very slight angulation and a pretty head, and a huggable personality. Our dogs are observant, obedient and a pleasant member of the household, quiet in their own environment, especially with children and other animals, and at ease with adults. Overall, they present a harmonious picture of innate nobility, alertness and self-confidence. We breed for a medium energy/drive, straight backed dog to fit into the family environment, with temperament to be a Good Canine Citizen, to do therapy work and totally trustworthy with our most prized possessions, kids & grandkids.

    I carefully screen all potential puppy buyers and require a huge amount of information before deeming them an acceptable home. Yes, even for "pet quality" puppies. I have and will refuse a sale, if I do not think the person would make a good life-long home for the pup. Starting with a 2 page application, then I call and visit local applicants and for non-locals, I google their address to see location and neighborhood. I offer a 2 year written hip and temperament guarantee. After Application is approved, a non-refundable, but litter transferable deposit of $200 for a puppy is required.  I will NOT sell 2 puppies at the same time to the same family. Or sell a puppy into a family that already has a puppy under 2 yrs old.

    $1000.00 (Limited Registration) 

    Veterans and Police organizations receive a $100.oo discount

    Puppies;

    Puppies are raised in our home, Bio Sensor/Super dog program administered (These 5 exercises impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected. The result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance. Those who play with their pups and routinely handle them should continue to do so because the neurological exercises are not substitutions for routine handling, play socialization or bonding. Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises:

      1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
      2. Stronger heart beats,
      3. Stronger adrenal glands,
      4. More tolerance to stress
      5. Greater resistance to disease

    In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.).

    Pups are wormed twice, micro-chipped and vaccinated before going to new homes.

    I temperament test puppies at 7 weeks of age, to know the puppies energy, drive and personality, to make recommendations to help match the puppies personality with the right family. The ultimate goal is fitting the puppy into the right environment where it is to be placed. Puppy buyers choose their own puppies based on photos, temperament test results, energy and drive, observed in the litter. I do not choose puppy for buyers, but do make recommendations from the information on the application and many conversations before puppy goes home.

    I always reserve the right to deny the choice, if the choice is not the right puppy for the environment.

    Puppy is sent home with a toy/towel with the litter mates and moms smell on it, a comforting scent, to help get thru the first couple of nights.  Also a printed weight chart since birth, a weekly diary of its first 8 weeks of life, 4-5 generation pedigree, results of temperament testing, micro-chipping paperwork & tag and AKC application to register puppy.

    Buyer will love said puppy with daily hugs and will send periodic (bi-yearly- minimum) updates w/photos (throughout her/his life) to seller. Buyer will train said puppy basic commands; sit, stay, come, leave it, heal, also socialize said puppy in public a minimum of 50 times before 1 year of age and continue training if youre so inclined. I suggest a puppy class, then adult class before 2nd year of age,

    Buyer will also offer Breeder/Seller first refusal of puppy if ever he/she is for sale.

    Life long advice and support is offered to our puppy owners, 
    by phone, email or face to face.

    "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. 
    You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. 
    You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"

    -- Unknown          

     

    Hanabrit Foster Program;

    The Foster Parent help raise my pick of the litter, with no out of pocket cost for the puppy.

    This program, I believe is better than using kennels for my breeding dogs.

    Foster families must follow an even stricter program than just a puppy buyer. Foster family must live within 3 hours of us, more often than not, a previous puppy owner, so we have a good, trustworthy and honest relationship. Talking weekly, visits bi-monthly, foster dog visits Hanabrit approximately every 4-6 months, to feel comfortable in the home & pack for future litter whelping.

    The pup/dog will be fed a RAW Prey diet, approved by Hanabrit. As our breeding dogs must be of sound minds and bodies, highly socialized and must receive a CGC, CGCA, CGCU certifications, before female is bred at age of 2 yrs. Additional OB/Rally/TDI titles agreed upon, to benefit the dog and our community's future.

    A foster pup gets its initial training with us, visiting stores, expos, our friend homes and businesses, to be socialized with strangers, different dogs and cats, kids, horses  every situation possible to produce a balanced breeding dog.

    A pup goes to the foster home for weekends first, for up to 6 months of age. Then pup resides with foster family more than at Hanabrit.  Foster family continues training and provides periodic visits and walks with me to review dogs socializing skills and manners. The foster parent must train dog and test it for CGC's before the age of 1 1/2 yrs old.

    Then I schedule an appointment for Penn-hip xrays with a Specialist, which Hanabrit pays for.

    Our policy is, if a dog fails the health or temeperament testing, foster parents cover the spaying cost and female is given to the foster family, with all ownership signed over to foster parent.

    A Foster parent receives; from every litter that foster dog whelps or sires $500.00 and the option to receive a puppy with limited AKC papers, from the last litter produced by female fosters. Until the female is 7 yrs old. At which time, Hanabrit spays/neuters dog and signs all ownership over to foster parent.

    If you are interested in being a foster parent,
    please contact me.

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    Hanabrit K9 Salute Patrol had performed a howling salute at 14 burials;

    MWD Buddy E154 - Buddy, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, was a TSA explosive detection K9. He has left an enormous hole in my heart that constantly aches to see him, hug him and be at his side. I only pray that I was worthy of his devotion and the incredible  love he gave me. The thought that helped my aching heart is that he is now totally healed. No longer in pain. He can run and run to his hearts desire. But the one thing I am SURE of is that Heaven has a new angel guarding its gates and that one day we will be reunited because our time together on Earth was much to short.

    MWD Mina F735 After 9 tours in Afghanistan and two in Bosnia, our Military Hero has crossed over. He led a good life and our son who I am very proud of, deserves to have his dog recognized.  Mina will always be in our hearts and soul. And it is with great pride that he was a part of our family history. Hopefully he will be talked about for a long time.                                                          
    by Sgt. Corey McCourt & June Etlinger

    K-9 Diago, Livingston County Sheriff's K-9 Unit. He was certified as a exposive detection, tracker and Patrol dog. K-9 Diago was credited with clearing several building during bomb threats, tracked and found several missing children and adults, assisted in the arrest of a B&E suspect, attended several public events to help bridge law enforcement with the community. K-9 Diago's "End of Watch" was February 19, 2014

    K-9 Alex, Novi Police Department's K-9 Unit. He was certified as a narcotic detection, tracking, building and article search and patrol dog in 2008 and assigned to the Novi Police Department's K-9 Unit with handler Officer Robert Manar.
    On April 18, 2014 K-9 Alex died in the arms of Officer Manar.

    MWD Chyan D233,  He was certified as a explosive detection, scout, tracker and patrol dog. In 2002 he was assigned to "Special Ops" and from this date to 2010 his service records was unattainable. What is known, is that during this time frame MWD Chyan was  positioned in many areas of Europe, he was in Antwerp, Belgium, Germany, Bosnia, in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan several times.

    MWD Shaman-H055 He was certified as a PNDD (Patrol Narcotic Detection Dog) with his handler Sgt. Asher. In 2006 Sgt. Asher competed in the FORCOM Working Dog Trials. Shaman always scored high and was "Top Dog" in narcotic detection. In mid-2006 Asher and Shaman were deployed to Iraq at one of Iraq's high profile prisons. While in Iraq they were on call to assist American and British Special Operations Forces in Southern Iraq. July 21, 2014 Shaman passed away.

    K9 Quinn, He was certified in Narcotic detection, Handler protection, Tracking, Building search, Area search, and Article search. K9 Quinn and Officer Soli were assigned to the Fowlerville Public Schools as liaison Officers.  Over the years K9 Quinn had several narcotic finds, caught several fleeing felons and assisted every Police Department in Livingston County. K9 Quinn was mostly known for his unbelievable temperament. He was loved and petted by several hundred children in the Fowlerville community.  K9 Quinn was sent to heaven on September 02, 2014. He will be missed by many.

    MWD Pito L590,  He was certified as a Explosive Detection Dog, field-certify as a Patrol Dog, then assigned to the USSS (United States Secret Service) and he traveled across the country providing secure travel accommodations for the President and Vice-President of the United States.  Pito was deployed to Iraq in support of OIR (Operation Iraqi Freedom). In 2011, he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Pito returned to his home base later that year. Thank you for your service!
    SSgt McKenna Price, United States Air Force

    MWD Bady H163,  He was certified with the United States Navy as a PEDD (Patrol Explosive Detection Dog). Bady was deployed to Kuwait, spending several months patrolling for explosives. He deployed to Iraq in 2006, conducting the same duty. During this deployment, he served on several special operations with Navy SEAL Team 5, the 9th Engineering Support Battalion, and the 3rd Battalion/ 2nd Marines, Lima Company. Then assigned to a new duty station: the Naval Air Engineering Group at Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst in New Jersey. Bady was again deployed to Iraq and is credited with leading a patrol in the apprehension of 8 personnel on a Time-Sensitive Target scout mission. On another mission, he found (and bit) an Iraqi insurgent hiding in a “spider hole”. While on patrol, he alerted and uncovered 5 weapons, 2 bags of ammunition and a bag of propellant. His MWD Team was awarded The Army Commendation Medal. Those who knew and worked with Bady are very proud of his heroic accomplishments and he will be missed by many. Rest in Peace, K9 Warrior, until we meet again.
    Thank you for your service!     Petty Officer 2nd Class John Winjum, United States Navy

    K-9 Cody, She was a certified “Therapy Dog” and also received the “Canine Good Citizen” award from AKC.
    We started making visits to hospitals, schools, VA hospitals and senior homes visiting WWII and Korean war veterans.The people loved her, she alway put a smile on their faces especially the ones that needed to smile. 
    R.I.P. Cody-Girl until we’re together again.   Phil & Barb Weitlauf

    MWD Zizi L401,  She served in the US Navy from 2008 - 2011. She was deployed once to Camp Arifjan Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June 2009 to June 2010. MWD Zizi retired early at the age of six, due to Progressive Retinal Atrophy. She was adopted by her handler MA1 Cristina Collesano in February 2011. Zizi was diagnosed with Cancer in March 2014 and passed away peacefully in Cristina’s arms on September 23, 2014.

    K-9 Samson, At the age of 11 months, Samson began his Police K-9 training, and after several months, began patrolling the complex. Samson was cross-trained in Patrol and Narcotics Detection and later Nationally certified through the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers. Samson proved so effective at crime deterrent and criminal apprehension that soon a second K-9 team was added, as well as a third, fourth and fifth K-9 team. Being partnered with Handler Tim Przytulski, K-9 Samson began locating narcotics and assisting Southfield Police and undercover units with search warrants and arrests. During one such search warrant K-9 Samson help locate 67 bags of marijuana and a loaded handgun.

    MWD Spaulding K419 - SSD (Specialized Search Dog) US Army. Deployed twice to Afhganistan with the 3rd & 7th Special Forces.
    Adopted by handler from Hartland.

    K9 Axel,   K9 Axe of the Southfield Police K9 Unit. Officer Raby and family for the lost of their K9 Hero. His watch is over and may he RIP.


        

    Bear & I performing our first Howl in public, at a MWDM clean up in 2011                               HSP 2013                                  

              

    2014 Salutes  at MWDM


                     

                                                                            Hanabrit Salute Patrol  2017


    The MWDM has become a beautiful place and I am proud to have been apart of it.
    So we move on down the road of life, to offer our service to families of K9 Handlers,
    both Military & Police at thier burials/memorials.

    Feel free to contact me for more information regarding our future Hanabrit Salute Patrol endeavors.


    A little history of the Hanabrit Salute Patrol. Jim & I and a handful of volunteers helped start the huge challenge of clearing the MWDM site that was overgrown & looked like a forest. The original monument wasn't even visible from Milford rd. when found in 2010.. Then the real work began, 2 clean ups every summer, catching poison ivy, taking the bbq to feed the volunteers, joining the board to organize this wonderful cemetery.  At one of the cleanups in 2011(pic above) Bear gave a howl salute to the volunteers.... then the light bulb went off, lets start a salute patrol for the ceremonies.
    So in
    2013, the Hanabrit Salute Patrol gave a Howl to salute their fallen hero (
    MWD Buddy E154)at the end of the ceremony, which was the first of 14 memorials we participated in. 
    I have been so very proud of our Patrol, you all that have volunteered your time to honor these service dogs.  Some of the ceremonies were very COLD or HOT, but we were there.
    I was relieved of my board seat by the president of the MWDM, but thats another tale to tell... 

    The Vietnam War Dog Wall dedication was amazing & surprising too.   Other dogs joined our Patrol to salute, without reason or notice. A week later, I find out why...
    Again the president of the MWDM  relieved me of my position; I received a Face Book pm from him stating that Hanabrit Salute Patrol is no longer welcome to participate in their ceremonies. That he is starting a Salute team of his own.

     Judy                                                  

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    The standard of the German Shepherd Dog has changed very little from the original written by von Stephanitz in 1899: "to breed Shepherds is to breed working dogs." What follows is the standard of the World Union of German Shepherd Dogs (WUSV) that was established under the auspices of the SV. There has been a movement toward greater uniformity in the standard. There is still nothing that will help you decide what the length of croup should be, or whether a dog is over-angulated in the rear.

    Keep in mind that the original use of the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) was that of a herding dog, and required that the structure was necessary to trot with ease and endurance. Since it acted as a mobile fence to keep the flock away from adjacent crops in a largely unfenced countryside. Because of this, it had to move at a relatively fluent, even pace, with a minimal wear and tear on the dog's physique. The Shepherd also had to be able to stand for a reasonable time without tiring. The body weight must be correctly distributed and supported by his limbs. Any weakness in the ligaments and joints force the body to compensate and consequently lead to a loss of endurance must be faulted.


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    For 11+ years we have been seen in Highland and Milford during the Farmers Market, Music in the Park and Sunday afternoons, during our socializing walks with our dogs. Milford is very dog friendly, it is such a pleasure, utilizing the stores, elevator and stairwells, it helps our Therapy dogs in training and the younger pups to be good canine citizens with manners, meeting and greeting people and other dogs in town.

    The Hanabrit  Sunday Pack Walk

    Our puppy social walk started 11 years ago and it has matured into this... Milford has welcomed us and I would like to keep it that way. Please follow these guidelines;

    1. Allow your dog to potty before & after the walk, never allowing to potty or mark on main street, if at all possible. Always carry baggies to pick up after your dog.

    2. Extendable leashes are not allowed. 4-6 foot leashes are safest to use. Properly fit collars, slip/prong/flat, so dogs have the ability to learn. NO halti's or harnesses allowed.

    3. Control your dog at all times, keep a safe circle around you and your dog. Do Not enter into others safe circle, unless asked.

    4. No Nose to Nose dog greetings allowed.

    5. Walk single file while in town, allowing others to pass by, we don't want to be sidewalk hogs.

    6. This is a FREE controlled social walk, while obedience, obstacles & socializing are performed from time to time to help our dogs to learn good manners, this is not a class. If more training is wanted, please check our website for group classes.

    7. If you need help, PLEASE ASK !

    8. ALL breeds of dogs are welcome.

    9. Any Rude, unfriendly comments or abusive actions seen, you will be asked to leave.

    10. Have a Blessed day

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    A STORY FROM A PUPPY OWNER,

    I have a story I would like to share with the hope that it helps at least one other Hanabrit puppy owner or prompts one to contact our breeder, Judy, who truly is always there for the best interest of the pups and for the owners, to help in any way possible.  Indi and I are living proof of Judy's dedication.
    So, Indi is two years old, a Bear x Zena cross. Indi and I drove from Montana to Michigan in September, 2017 to pick up our second Hanabrit pup, a Titan x Roane son we named Duncan. Before coming out, I had mentioned to Judy a few concerns I had with Indi....starting with her not being the least bit friendly. I'll be honest, I was afraid of what might happen with her and a puppy and that I wouldn't be taking Duncan home after all. But, Judy asked me to trust her (which I always have) and assured me all would be well.
    We arrive at Judy's on a Monday morning, I take Indi out of my truck (on leash of course) and I honestly thought she was going to eat Judy for breakfast! This is how she had been acting for quite some time, and honestly it seemed to be getting worse instead of better. My heart was breaking as I did not understand why this beautiful happy girl (with me) was being so aggressive (my word of description) towards others.
    I had been thinking for quite awhile that perhaps I should use a prong collar on her, however, I had never used one, didn't know how to properly fit one, and had no one to help me with that where I am at in Montana. Regardless, I knew if help was to be had, I'd get the proper help and guidance from Judy. So once Judy observed Indi's reaction when I took her out of the truck, she got me a prong collar and walked me through putting it on, etc. ONE correction and the light bulb started to flicker! Within a very short time, Indi and I were walking down Judy's driveway and road side by side with Judy and Dillon!
    How is this possible?
    First of all, remember I said "aggressive" was my word of description? It was, but that was NOT the proper terminology. Once I understood the difference between aggression in a dog and a dog being reactive to situations, (thanks of course to Judy describing the difference!)
    I knew what I was dealing with, but more importantly, I knew I had been feeding Indi's reactiveness without even realizing it. WOW! I didn't have an aggressive dog, I had a reactive dog! I didn't have a dog who was bad by nature, I had a dog I was making bad without even realizing it!
    After walking more miles than I thought I ever could in one day - on pathways where bicyclists were whizzing by in both directions, joggers were passing in both directions, people walking with or without dogs in both directions, side by side with Judy and Dillon, in and out of stores, stopping for lunch at a sidewalk cafe, walking down sidewalks of busy streets all on day one, I can honestly say without a flicker of doubt, all of what was going on with Indi was going down the leash from myself to her.
    I can now look back at life with Indi and remember so many situations that, without my realizing it at the time, led to getting this reactive dog that I wouldn’t think of taking out in public. That sentence in itself is a perfect example - I wasn’t trusting her and she was reacting to that!
    This big “light bulb” moment was brought on by Judy asking the right questions, pointing out key actions I was or was not making, and I think most importantly my willingness to have an open mind and be able to not only realize, but to admit, I was to blame - NOT Indi!
    I spent four fantastic days doing things/going places with Indi that I honestly did not think would ever be possible. As my confidence restored and built, so did Indi’s.
    Now we are back home in Montana and I take her for walks down the street and know all is going to be fine. She will certainly be going to town with me when I am going to places I know she can go with me. I’ll have to flip a coin to determine if it is her turn or Duncan’s turn!
    The reason I decided to share my story is to let everyone know that Judy doesn’t just say the words “I’m always here if you have questions” - she lives by those words. Another reason I wanted to share is to let you know that when you think “my dog is so —“ (fill in the bad behavior) remember the dog only knows what we teach it. Be open and honest with yourself first, then take that openness and honesty to Judy for help. You will become a better handler and your pup will become a lot happier.
    “Don’t just stop the behavior - correct the behavior”. Those are words spoken to me by Judy that have stuck with me and always will.
    Because of you, Judy Long, I am a better handler, Indi is a happier girl, and Duncan will surely reap the benefits.

    Peg

    Training is work. Working your dog increases the bond.  A good bond is invaluable. We recognize here the work performed to train to any level.   Congratulations, all!

    If your you & your pup have done something and are not listed here, please let us know!

    From oldest to youngest:

    NAME TITLE / CERTIFICATION / OWNER

    Briarwood Pure Gold Hannah CGC Jim & Judy Long
    Baloo Da Bear of Hanabrit  CGC, CGCA & CGCU, OFA,TDI, RN, RA  Jim & Judy Long
    Sirius von Hanabrit OFA Jennie Jester
    Burgandy von Hanabrit CGC,OFA,TDI   Jim & Judy Long
    Gryphon von Hanabrit CGC, OFA   Mike
    Hugo Varg CGC, BH, TT, FO, TDI   Dan Oas
    Apollo von Hanabrit CGC Connie Kramer
    Gator Gold von Hanabrit CGC, TDI, RN,RA, Awarded Canine Excellence Ramona Prime
    Ozzie von Hanabrit CGC Pat Gardner
    Beau von Hanabrit CGC Heather Laskos
    Shebear von Hanabrit CGC, TDI, RN, RA Ramona Prime
    Harlow von Hanabrit  CGC, TDI  Brian & Betsy
    Jaggers Royal Shataha Von Hanabrit CGC  Sherrie & Madelynn Schaefer
    Angelica's Lola Bell von Hanabrit CGC,TDI Judy Long 
    Kaiser Von Mannsbart Via Hanabrit VP(9-12mos), BH@15mos, Stefan Mannsbart
    Karma von Hanabrit CGC, RN Laura Groesbeck
    Shataha Totem von Hanabrit CGC, Cathy Hayward
    Rose von Hanabrit CGC,Katy Maly & Trish Huckin
    Lily von Hanabrit CGC, Cathie Comis

    January 19-20, 2013
    Ava von Hanabrit CGC, CD, RN, SAR  Julie Grinnell
    Dora von Hanabrit CGC, Judy Long
    Seika von Hanabrit CGC, Laura Groesbeck
    Mya von Hanabrit CGC, Judy Long
    Zena von Hanabrit CGC, Gary Colenso
    Sascha von Hanabrit CGC, Scott Sykes

    July 2013
    Sadie Blue Von Hanabrit, CGC  Maria Elliott

    April 11, 2014
    Marshal Dillon von Hanabrit CGC, Judy Long
    Titan von Hanabrit CGC, Jean Wright
    Nova von Hanabrit CGC, Jean Wright
    Genepi von Hanabrit, CGC, Emmanual Bot
    Sir Maximum Diesel Lee Larkin von Hanabrit CGC, Don Larkin
     Piper von Hanabrit CGC, Jack Gray 

    Oct 17, 2014
    Jessie von Hanabrit CGC, Leann Tisdall
    Karbon von Hanabrit CGC, Kirk Pettengill
    Gretel von Hanabrit CGC, Vickie Estep
    Hoss von Hanabrit CGC, Skip Kouba
    Meeka von Hanabrit CGC, Cathy Hayward

    May, 2015
    Karli von Hanabrit CGC, Pam & Rick Garpow

    Aug, 2015
    Jessie von Hanabrit CGCA & CGCU, Leann
    Baloo Da Bear of Hanabrit ; CGCA, CGCU, Judy
    Titan von Hanabrit CGCA & CGCU, Jean
    Nova von Hanabrit CGCA & CGCU, Jean
    Marshal Dillon von Hanabrit CGCA & CGCU, Judy
    Genepi von Hanabrit, CGCA & CGCU, Emmanual
    Yogi von Hanabrit; CGC Amy
    Bhodi von Hanabrit; CGC, Bruce
    Kaiser von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Brent & Kelly
    Halo von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Dawn
    Skye von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Judy
    Stryder von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Angela
    Major von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Phyllis

    Sept, 2015
    Xander von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Henry & Gigi
    Gunny von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Kelly

    Oct, 2015
    Eli von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, David & Rene Yerek
    Zelda von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Sue
    Misty von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Theresa
    Christa Belle von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Judy

    Nov, 2015
    Stryder  CGC, CGCA, CGCU, Angela D'Amico
    Ms Independemce von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R., CGC, Peg Cline
    Karbon von Hanabrit CGCA & CGCU, Kirk

    Dec, 2015
    Gia von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Lori
    Buster von Hanabrit; CGC, CGCA & CGCU, Judy
    Hawk von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Julie & Dewey
    Jagger von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Cyndy & John
    Luna von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Melissa
    Roane von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Laura

    March, 2016
    Koda von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Megan
    Annika von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Shanimah Ra

    April, 2016
    Jack von Hanabrit; C.G.C , Deborah Noel
    Mack ; C.G.C.  Carol

    June, 2016
    Xander von Hanabrit; CGC, CGCA, CGCUA, Henry & Gigi

    Sept, 2016
    Dani von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R, Penny
    Zelda von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R. Sarah & Andrew
    Jake von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R. Hazel

    Oct. 23, 2016
    Today, after 3 years of training (almost exactly to the day), Ava and I took our Search & Rescue certification test.
    160 acres, 2 hour time limit, 2 live hidden subjects, one human remains source
    (in a mason jar sized container) and one article (t-shirt).      We passed :)
    We are now a Certified Air Scent/Wilderness SAR K9 Team.


    November 5, 2016
    Stella von Hanabrit Kramer; CGC   Brian Kramer

    November 12, 2016
    Stella von Hanabrit Kramer; CGCA   Brian Kramer



    Feb 27, 2017

    Kai von Hanabrit; S.T.A.R.   Brad and Adrian


    March 2, 2017

    Christa Belle von Hanabrit; CGC  Judy
    Luna Phe von Hanabrit; CGC  Melissa
    Vonshap Roane von Hanabrit; CGC   Laura
    Gabeielle of Shepherds Knoll von Hanabrit; CGC  Richard
      
     

    March 5, 2017
    Christa Belle von Hanabrit; CGCU, CGCC  Judy
    Vonshap Roane von Hanabrit; CGCU, CGCC   Laura
    Gabeielle of Shepherds Knoll von Hanabrit; CGCU, CGCC  Richard
    Mack ; CGCU, CGCC   Carol


    April 8, 2017
    Marshal Dillon von Hanabrit; Rally Novice Title-  Judy
    Jessie von Hanabrit; Rally Novice Title-  Leann

     

    May 19, 2017
    Steuben von Hanabrit; Novice Trick Dog- Rebecca

    June 18, 2017
    Steuben also PASSED his Therapy Dog test with Alliance for Therapy Dogs today!!!
    He couldn't have been any more perfect!!! Thanks to Gail Marie Zajkowski for all of your guidance and Judy Long for breeding such a kind, confident soul! Now we have two more observations and we should be good! I swear Steuben knew his job was to let the residents pet him at the assisted living facility we visited today. - Rebecca

    7/7/2017

    Jessie von Hanabrit; Rally Advanced Title-  Leann


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    Local All Breed Dog training available 
     
    Judy Long 
     
    Training/Coaching pets and their people with Calm & Gentle hands....
    She has experience in Rally Obedience Titles
    and Judy owns 3 Therapy dogs and co-owns 2 more.
    Contact her for more information regarding group classes, private lessons,
    Basic & advanced OB, Manners, CGC & Therapy Coaching

    Judy Long has 30+  years of dog training experience. As a teenager, she was a trainer/groomer before she even knew what it was called. 

    She has always had the "touch" with animals,  grooming with the President of the Michigan Grooming Association at Puff-n-Fluff back in the 80's, then manager of grooming/boarding facility at  DePorre' Veterinary hospital in Birmingham, MI. Training dogs of many breeds with a calm and gentle hand, to teach manners and basic obedience. Since 1992, she has been training, showing and breeding Horses & German Shepherds. Titled her Shepherds in AKC Rally and currently training them as CGC and Therapy dogs, to give back to the community
    where she has lived her entire life and raised her family.


    Tuesday & Friday 6-8pm  Group class

    Manners / Obedience/ Rally & Advanced Rally      @ Highland Activity Center

    I'm anything but the normal dog trainer;
    I believe having puppies with the advanced dogs in the same class teaches all the four legged students how to behave in a natural pack environment. The pups learn by watching the calmer energy of the older dogs and the older dogs learn to tolerate and ignore the energy of the puppies.

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    Hanabrit K9 Dog Training has been nominated in 2017.
    "Vote 4 the Best"
    Placed 3rd
    in the training catagory in a group of 14  :)

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    Therapy class/ Change of location  Oct. 25th to Hobby Lobby White Lake, mi.






    STUDENT BRAG PICTURES
         
         
     
     

       
    Phylis w/Major Hanabrit Puppy class grad.
    Jessie w/Bella Hanabrit Puppy class grad.
    Anne w/Roxy Hanabrit Puppy class grad.
    Tiffany w/Indie S.T.A.R puppy
    Ashley w/Jack RN, Hanabrit k9 Advanced Class Grad.
    Mike w/ Abby Road  S.T.A.R. puppy, C.G.C,  RN, Hanabrit k9 Advanced Class Grad.

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     Click to see a Group training January 2015

    Hanabrit k9 training at the Highland Activity Center  & surrounding cities ....
    2016 pictures of classes
    2015 pictures of classes
    2014 pictures of training
    2011-2013 pictures of training

    Great K9 training with distractions today, bicyclists, joggers & rollerbladers....

    working our dogs in different locations is very important
    to strengthen our bond with our K9 furkids.

    Judy Long I am bursting with pride ...... all my students do me proud, but in the first video below, this team of a 14 month old Hanabrit pup and her rock star mom Julie, surprises me with their weekly improvements, her hard work, that I call homework shines thru in their bond........
    Julie Grinnell Aw, thank you Judy Thankfully, we have an awesome trainer to teach,
    guide and encourage us...and then there is the solid breeding


    videos of training
     
    star students


    down stay / walk over lesson


    having fun in Highland




    At the Farm

    At the Farm

    IN MILFORD




    IN MILFORD




    Testimonial;

    Judy has shown me the magic connection between animal and owner; her innate ability to read the both of us, is the guiding force gentle and positive training. Her methods, skills and intuition is making my precious 1 year old German shepherd dog in training a welcome and appreciated family pet.      Dr. Kathie Hammes Ph.D.
                   

    Loki and I would not be where we are today if it weren't for Judy and Mona. Sixteen months ago he was a frightening reactive dog that I feared would have to be locked in the backyard. Now he has his CGC and TDI and I know that he is capable of much, much more.  Thank you both for teaching me how to teach him and expanding our bond. He's my boy!!    Laura



    HAC Highland Activity Center

    Also started a free group socializing walk(11+ yrs ago) in Milford, 

    every sunday at noon in central park, COME join us     :)

    ALL breeds of dogs are welcome.


    and we finish with lunch at the Red dog Saloon or other places in town...


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    These are a few reasons we adore German Shepherd dogs
    and are raising them in our family.

          

    Better not, Sis! Dad eats first!


    Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animals risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of golden retrievers ,,,,,,,,,, all breeds

    Linda Shaw's Most Excellent Site on The Standard!

    Vaccination Protocol-PLEASE READ!!!
    • nuvet- NuVet Labs

       SBGA Products
      SuperBlueGreenAlgae is an easy way to give animals & us humans the natural, enzymatically active nutrition,
      plusw/enzymes & probiotics, they need. This blend of coarse grade Alpha Sun and Omega Sun provides the building blocks for the health and vitality of your animals.

      Recommended Foods: 

    • Here at Hanabrit German Shepherds we feed NuVet & SBGA (APA Blend) to all our dogs, even to the puppies !   
    • The retired dogs get APA Blend  & NuVet extra joint health.                                 
    • We feed ONLY  a raw natural Prey drive diet of meats/bone/organ to our dogs.   Puppies & parents are raised on a species appropriate Raw diet.      
    • Research /google Dr Karen Becker for video explaining why a Species Specific diet is recommended.   
    •                                   
    • Signature, The Taste of The WILD or Blue  are good kibble choices, but have not fed kibble here for 5+ years.



    • The Dog Food Project Site!

      The above link is an awesome resource in understanding the current controversy and ingredients inside most brands of available pet dog food. So much has changed so rapidly in the area of canine nutrition, and continues to do so. Some insist BARF is the safest way to go in light of all the controversy. We Feed  a Natural Raw diet - If one must feed a dry manufatured kibble, we suggest a HIGH quality kibble such as  Breeder's Choice Pinnacle or Taste Of The Wild  and recommend you do your homework and provide a quality diet to avoid a host of issues poor nutrition can cause. In light of the horrors of last year's recalls, we know any old kibble won't do!  For those not convinced by the fact that there is not a single tooth in a dog's head meant to grind grain possibly being a good reason to consider grains may not be the best primary protein source, or for just insuring optimal vitality, we recommend NuVet, an excellent supplement, digestive enzymes & coconut oil & fish oils.  


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