A NATIONAL shortage of German shepherds
has forced a Welsh police force to launch a recruitment drive for the dogs.
The new Stratosphere K-9 unit consists of Officer Dex, a two year-old pure bred German Shepherd
, and Officer Steve Leiberman, a Stratosphere security officer trained in K-9 tactics.
The German Shepherd
Dog was also recognized as the number one pup in Nashville, Kansas City, and San Antonio.
The court heard how council officers visited a smallholding at Llandegla, near Ruthin, and found a Labrador pup being kept in the boot of an old Mercedes, and a German Shepherd
bitch in the front of the car.
She also brought along Toby, a two-year-old German Shepherd
, who learned his trade but just failed to make the grade because he was too friendly.
This state of affairs continued until well after the ending of the Second World War but, eventually, good sense prevailed and the dogs began to be known once more by their proper name - German Shepherd
HOMES are wanted for these two German shepherd
A DONATION of pounds 500 has been handed over to Acorns Children's Hospice from the Coventry branch of the British Association for German Shepherd
Using a cane, she encountered every bump and pothole in her path, she said, but her German shepherd
, Zest, just steers her around them, creating a ``world without obstacles.
If the breed proves successful at police work it could replace the familiar German shepherd
, or Alsatian, at late-night disturbances and football matches around Wales.
The five-year-old German Shepherd
had been living on the streets of Cardiff before she found refuge at the RSPCA shelter in Penarth Road.
The programme began when Flipper, a five-year-old German Shepherd
, fathered two litters of pups.
It was great fun and I loved every minute - even when I had a huge German shepherd
hanging off my arm.
Justin Gau, prosecuting, told Bournemouth crown court: "The German Shepherd
had the small dog's head in its mouth.
I am looking at the photograph of a policeman and a German Shepherd
dog in the Chronicle, and I would like to add that the dog doesn't look to me to be very happy, but never mind.