A New Breed Of Guard Dog

Original article: Volume 29, Issue 18 | May 3rd 2013 issue of Dog News

Newspaper stories about an executive protection dog that sold for $230,000 have piqued interest in a new breed of guard dog. Although other breeder/trainers selling similar tupe dogs ask substantially less for them, they still fetch hefty sums. For example, Wayne Curry sells protection dogs he breeds and trains at his Kraftwerk K9 Kennel in Rochester, WA for $40,000.

But, $40,000 is still a lot of money. What makes these dogs worth the price?

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Sport Dogs To Be Shown At Annual Trials In Centralia

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM Chehalis Wash Times – Wed July 28th 1993: Transcribed

 Photo Courtesy of Pantara Kennels German Shepherd BASKO, with his Owner/Trainer WAYNE CURRY, Centralia, Will compete with others of his breed in the Pacific Northwest Sport dog Club 20th Anniversary Conformation Show and Breed Survey in August. BASKO was recently featured on the cover of “DOG SPORTS” Magazine

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Benefits of owning a Kraftwerk K9 Trained Dog

Kraftwerk K9 Unites IPO and Practical Protection

We at Kraftwerk K9 emphasize the practical application of our dogs within everyday life, not just on the competition field. We are constantly upgrading the leading edge of obedience and protection qualities of the German Shepherd Dog. Our team of experts use IPO trained dogs and prepare them to be family companions as well as protection specialists. Building on a long-standing foundation in IPO, we are now going a step further. The Maximum Versatility Protection Dog Challenge is a one-of-a-kind course only found at Kraftwerk K9. It is used to test IPO trained dogs even further, proofing their ability to protect under extreme environmental stressors and situations. In this way, our protection dogs are trained and tested to handle and overcome the most stressful, life-threatening situations. They can move just as swiftly and think just as clearly with or without the presence of a hostile weapon.

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The Kraftwerk K9 Purchase Process

WORDS MARCUS BLOOM – JANUARY 27, 2014
Original Article: can be found on emercedesbenz.com

“Our Kraftwerk K9 has surpassed every quality my family was looking for & has demonstrated an incredible amount of intelligence, drive & affection”

There’s an old adage that says dogs are a man’s best friend.  But over the course of my life, I’ve learned this is a bit of an overgeneralization.  In fact, I have three inch scar over my left eye – the remnant of a dog bite from when I was a child.  Needless to say, this dog wasn’t my best friend, nor was he my friend at all.

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Kraftwerk K9: Breeding & Training

ORIGINAL ARTICLE : gunsandtactics.com
Authored by: Doug Marcoux
Original Post: January 21, 2014

Part 3 of 4 part series

Kraftwerk K9: Breeding & Training

Creating a family protection dog requires a blend of environment, breeding, and training. In this article, Doug explores the process Kraftwerk K9 uses to ensure their dogs are reliable, predictable, and trustworthy.

When I first drove up to the Kraftwerk K9 facility I was greeted by a closed gate. On it hung a phone number, and beyond it stood two imposing German Shepherds who communicated clearly that they knew I was a stranger. They weren’t vicious or particularly aggressive, but they exuded a certain “standing-their-ground” confidence and presence that convinced me I would never want to jump one of these fences. As I would come to learn during my visit, these traits are a characteristic of every Kraftwerk dog.

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Kraftwerk K9: Concealment In Plain Sight

ORIGINAL ARTICLE : gunsandtactics.com
Authored by: Doug Marcoux
Original Post: November 7, 2013

Part 2 of 4 part series

When a trained Kraftwerk K9 protection dog is invited into a family, they not only get a loving and loyal companion but they also get an extra set of eyes and ears, and teeth if necessary, watching over the safety of their pack. In this second article of our four-part series, Doug shares examples of where Kraftwerk German Shepherds are protecting people in places you’d expect and in places you probably wouldn’t.

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The best working dog is also the best family pet

“It is a misconception that dogs from working bloodlines don’t make good family pets”

Dogs are in many ways like people with the same emotions and attitudes. This is why we can easily identify with them. There are many individual personality types of people. Those that are high strung, restless and never settled. Others are at the opposite end of the scale, they do not get excited about much of anything and can actually be rather boring. Dogs can be categorized the same way.

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Kraftwerk K9: Family Protection Dogs

ORIGINAL ARTICLE : gunsandtactics.com
Authored by: Doug Marcoux
Original Post: October 9, 2013

Part 1 of 4 part series

In this four-part article series I will share the story of my visit to Kraftwerk K9, the function and benefit these dogs offer individuals and families, how these German Shepherds are molded and trained for their role, and will conclude with the story of my family bringing one into our home.

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