Winning Ways aims to produce mentally sound, physically healthy dogs with correct temperments that are easy to train and a joy to live with!!!
MALES -- MONTY
German Bred Dogs vs American Bred Dogs...
Many people searching for that ideal puppy are puzzled by the people telling them they need German bred dogs or American (Canadian) bred dogs.
There are great German dogs out there - and some horrible ones too - dogs that will attack their handler if corrected - dog. There are such dogs with such high energy that they are impossible to live with. They will destroy a home because their high drive and energy needs an outlet. Look at the puppies parents - can you pet them? Do their owners allow them in the home and car and make them a part of the family or are they kennelled all day and brought out to train in protection and attack work? Do they have certificates like Therapy Dog Certificates, Canine Good Citizen Certificates that tells us that they are family/companion dogs?
Beware of the tough working dog bred for police and attack work unless that is what you want to do all day long - police and attack work. Dogs with high prey drives love to retrieve and chase and are often not a good choice for a home with toddlers where a more mellow laid back dog would be a better choice.
There are great American dogs out there - and some horrible ones too - dogs that are fearful of strangers, whose fear will cause them to bite strangers. Can you pet the parents? Are they confident and outgoing? Do they have titles to prove that they are confident and outgoing (Therapy Dog Certificates, Canine Good Citizen Certificates, Obedience titles)?
Most puppy buyers know enough to ask if the parents have both hips and elbows certified normal - but if you can't pet these dogs - if their owners can't live with them - shop elsewhere.
Here at Winning Ways, a visitor can pet each and every dog. All the dogs except the youngest have titles that prove their intelligence and stable good natures. I teach obedience for our local kennel club and all our dogs attend classes.
Darby, Ringo, Sita, and Aero have Canine Good Citizen Certificates. Darby and Aero have CD certificates. Darby and Ringo are Certified Therapy Dogs.
Our puppies are German (or Belgium) import lines or East German working lines with a distant American show line relative to improve sidegait and structure.
Page last updated March 18, 2008
568 Old Goulais Bay Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K8
We are located on the Northern Michigan/Ontario Border