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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A Study in Perfection

By Ellen Mantel Pfann – German Shepherd Dog Review / July 2015

In a sport where it is a big accomplishment to pass a class and perhaps earn a title, every Obedience Team has one thing in common: each one of us steps into the Ring with a Perfect 200 Score. Deductions can start as early as teams cross the threshold. A touch to the collar prior to the start of the first exercise or a happy bark could cause an immediate deduction. Most never expect perfection. Obedience is hard, after all.

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TV Channel Q13 FOX NEWS at Kraftwerk K9

The German Shepherds that Wayne Curry trains at the Kraftwerk K9 training facility in Rochester are family pets with the tracking and fighting skills normally reserved for the dogs of elite military and police units around the world.

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Kraftwerk K9 to appear on the silver screen

Kraftwerk K9 Nikolai Vom Kraftwerk makes the silver screen!

Due to appear in the anxiously awaited Hunger Games Sequel!!

Many Kraftwerk K9 German Shepherds do great things, competing at high levels in Schutzhund competitions and serving our police and armed forces. Sometimes though, doing something great doesn’t involve great feats of bravery. Nikolai Mikhal Vom Kraftwerk, or “Mikey,” has proved to be an amazing dog in the highly intense Hollywood  movie production, Hunger Games.

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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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