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 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 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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For Sale... while they last; 25 in stock
Hanabrit German Shepherd 2017 Calenders

$15.oo (+$5.oo shipping)

mail check to Judy Long
1867 Pettibone Lk Rd Highland, MI 48356

also available during sunday walks in Milford until sold out.

 

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* CLICK HERE to see planned litters & deposit list *



Annual Hanabrit BBQ Oct 7, 2017   noon to 5pm

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.

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 


Breeding females........                                            


               Zena CGC; mom of "V"  , "AA" litters            
             Zena         


Belle   S.T.A.R. (Titan & Lola),
  

Luna Phe   S.T.A.R. (Titan x Phenyx)   



  Roane S.T.A.R. (Bodey x Stella)
           



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.


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 are currently taking applications for FOSTER PROGRAM
&
 are currently taking deposits for litters.
Please call or email for more information.

Litter Information and Pups for Sale

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.

http://www.thedogplace.org/Vaccines/Articles.asp

 I will not use spot on's or chemical insecticides on adults or puppies.  
There are many natural alternitives.
.....long life starts with eliminating insecticide use.

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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(2 of 3 legs)
    (Bodey x Dora)
     


    Hawk von Hanabrit   S.T.A.R.
    4 months                            (Bear x Zena)                               12 months
     


    Koda Loki von Hanabrit
    (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.
    As our breeding dogs must be of sound minds and bodies, highly socialized and must receive a CGC certification,
    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 before the age of 2.

    Then I schedule an appointment for OFA and/or Penn hip xrays with a Specialist.

    Our policy is, if a dog fails the health or temeperament testing, it will be spayed/neutered and 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 or a puppy with limited AKC papers. Up to 4-5 litters, before the dog 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.

    Hanabrit German Shepherds;

    We have established a respectable breeding program.  We have been invited by the Milford Am Vets to participate in many parades, to be involved as part of the color guard and honor our veterans, both human & canines.  Hanabrit K9 Salute Patrol performs a howling salute at the end of Burial ceremonies at the   Michigan War Dog Memorial  in South Lyon twship, MI.


    And lets us not forget our four legged soldiers that fought along side our men and women in uniform in all our Wars, many served and many never came home. We will have a "K-9 salute to their fallen comrades".


     

    For 9+ 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.

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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.

    GENERAL APPEARANCE

    The immediate impression of the GSD is dog slightly long in comparison to its height, with a powerful and well muscled body. The relation between height and length and the position and symmetry of the limbs (angulation) are so interrelated as to enable a far-reaching and enduring gait. The coat should be weatherproof. A beautiful appearance is desirable but is secondary to his usefulness as a working dog. Sexual characteristics must be well defined and unmistakable.

    A true-to type GSDs give the impression of innate strength, intelligence and suppleness, with harmonious proportions and nothing either overdone or lacking. His whole manner should make it perfectly clear that he is sound in mind and body, and has the physical and mental attributes to make him always ready for tireless action as a working dog. With an abundance of vitality, he must be tractable enough to adapt himself to each situation and to carry out his work willingly and with enthusiasm. He must posses the courage and determination to defend himself and his master's possessions, should the need arise. He must be observant, obedient and a pleasant member of the household, quiet in his own environment, especially with children and other animals, and at ease with adults. Overall, he should present a harmonious picture of innate nobility, alertness and self-confidence.

    Common German Working titles:

    AD: Aus dauerprufing, endurance test.
    BH Begleithunde:
    A temperment and traffic safe test.
    WH:
    Watch Dog.
    DH:
    Dienshund, service dog.
    HGH:
    Herdengebrauchshund, herding dog- a qualification of dogs working with flocks.
    TD:
    Tracking dog. Qualification title for nose work.
    FH:
    Fahrtenhund, tracking qualification.
    FH1:
    Advanced tracking.
    FH2:
    Superior tracking qualification.
    UD:
    Utility dog. Working Qualification.
    ZH:
    Zollhund, dog trained to work with customs police.
    SchH1:
    Novice Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection.
    SchH2:
    Intermediate Schutzhund qualification in tracking, obedience, and protection.
    SchH3:
    Masters level of Schutzhund tracking, obedience, and protection.

    IPO1:
    International Novice Schutzhund trial qualification.
    IPO2:
    International Intermediate Schutzhund.
    IPO3:
    International Masters level Schutzhund. 

    AKC Titles
    CGC :
    Canine Good Citizen
    TD :
    Therapy Dog
    CD :
    Companion Dog, CDX : Companion Dog Excellent
    UD : Utility Dog
    HC : Herding Champion

    Rally: dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge, AKC Obedience that would be evaluated and scored.
    Rally Novice (RN) 
    Rally Advanced (RA)
    Rally Excellent (RE) 
    Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE),
    (RAE2, RAE3, etc.)

    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 Miller
    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

    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
    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 von Hanabrit; CGC, Angela
    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

    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 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.








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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.


    Highland Activity Center

    Tuesday 6pm-8pm classes 2017;
      Drop in when you can, a 2 hr class $20.oo each

    December; 6th, 20th & 27th
    /Christmas Party at HAC
     January; 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st.
    Feb; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
    TBD; March & April

    Friday 6pm-8pm classes 2017;
     Drop in when you can, a 2 hr class $20.oo each

    Dec. 2nd, 9th & 16th /Christmas Party at HAC
    January; 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
    Feb; 3rd?, 10th, 17th & 24th

    TBD; March & April

    May- Sept  2017 ...   Sunday & Wed classes 1 h for $15.00 each   
    Drop in when you can, a 1hr class $15.oo each
    Sundays
     
    11 am
    cancelled until May 2017
     
    Wednesdays
      6pm
    cancelled until May 2017

     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
     





    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(10+ yrs ago) in Milford, 

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


    Our puppy social walk started almost 11 years ago and it has matured into this... 20-50 dogs per walk.

    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, but never allow to potty/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.

    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 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.


    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.   
    •                                   
    • The Taste of The WILD or Blue  are good kibble choices, but have not fed kibble here for 3+ 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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