We know what we breed and we train what we breed.
Breeding and Training in one hand
- Gabor Szilasi
Hands on Experience, Knowledge and
Gabor has over 45 years of documented actual
hands on training, selection and handling of dogs, from a sport,
family and certified k9 standpoint. This gives us the integral and
the required foundation for our breeding program; this experience was
before we started. We did not jump into breeding after a just
few years of only owning one German Shepherd: we ensured that we had a
solid foundation in evaluation, selection, work, pedigrees and hands
on experience with multiple dogs, multiple pedigrees.
“Breeding and training in one hand”
This hands on and personal focus results in the most successful breeding programs in the world. It is the established standard for some
of the strongest,
consistent, long term and successful working kennels in Germany,
Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary and Denmark
and the same goal that
we strive for; excellence in breeding, health, temperament and
training/competing that we do ourselves. That is how all the top
working kennels in Europe started out and some still continue to
do to this day.
We have a focused and responsible breeding program with a goal
We breed dogs that we would want for
ourselves. That is why we keep dogs back from our breeding program
to work/train ourselves, so that we personally know what we are
breeding. To be a correct and ethical breeder and be targeted on
the holistic focus of breeding, a
true breeder needs to personally
know, train, trial and experience what they are breeding. Our dogs
live with us, not at other locations
and/or other homes/locations,
waiting to be bred.
We take the extra effort ourselves and go above and beyond to train and compete with our own dogs
It is not a question of whether you have the ability or not to know a good dog; it is the consistent hands
on experience, certified
training (in multiple venues) and
trialing/testing at all levels that completes the process. This is
How can one evaluate puppies or dogs for
family homes, K9, Search and Rescue, IPO and/or any level of
competition or show when they have not personally consistently done
the real training and actual hands on work from the start to the finish, including
selection and competition?
Due to Gabor’s extensive experience, we talk directly to and consistently train with fellow breeders and competitors in Europe that focus on the same true breeding goals. Hands on experience and information that is within a small, specific circle focused on dogs, training and sport/work. Gabor has worked numerous top dogs, himself and as a helper, from different pedigrees and abilities in Europe and in the US. He
innately understands the way the different bloodlines cross; what works and
what does not prior to breeding. You must educate
yourself always in training, evaluation and genetics in order to
have a breeding program.
We do not claim to "have" working German
Shepherds - we do have working German Shepherds that we
train, work ourselves.
not purchase titled dogs from brokers to
breed, hold the leash during training and state that we are
"training, working dogs", and/or have employees take care of and
train/title dogs very quickly somewhere else. We take care of our dogs ourselves
every day. All our dogs are trained from the beginning and
competed with by us on the field; some that go from local trials to
the World level events- we know our dogs.
working title itself is a reflection of the training and competing -
this is how you learn and evaluate the abilities and temperament of
your dog. You can confirm that we have really
personally titled dogs; we do not
claim to have titled dogs in schutzhund; we have done it.
Our dogs are working titled, breed surveyed,
hip certified ("a" stamp or OFA hip certifications), DNA'd, and
tested in all kinds of conditions, strange locations (not home
fields and property) and environments. The pedigrees of own dogs are from some of the top German, Belgium and Czech lines; pedigrees and
dogs that Gabor is familiar working with, seeing on the local to top
competition fields and handling himself. You can see our dogs on the
training fields and at the different levels (club to World level)
competitions, as well as in the community. We consistently look at
studs for consistently proven dogs in health, no faults, temperament
and working ability in the US and in Europe to bring back into our
breeding program. Dogs and bloodlines that we have hands on
experience with and that we have seen, tested ourselves: proven dogs
that we have seen progeny from, both here in the USA and in Europe,
on the USA National fields and European World fields.
puppy and dog that carries the Tajgetosz kennel name represents
us as a breeder. It is our job and obligation to
temperament and health first; working ability and structure follows.
The most important thing to us when
breeding is the dog’s animal’s
fitness, the overall health and the genetic background (ancestors).
Gabor's background is unparalleled in
evaluation and selection of puppies and dogs.
Our puppies are socialized with small/active
children, different surfaces and environments. Prior to going their
new home, they are vaccinated, handled by different people, exposed
to a collar and leash, started in crate training, travel in a crate in a car multiple times and evaluated. We take additional time in
the final selection, as any good breeder that works/trains dogs know
that puppies would do.
We are a real registered kennel though Schutzhund UScA as
well as the FCI in Europe, active members in Schutzhund UScA with a true active club, MEOE (FCI
member), DVG and register our litters through AKC and FCI/SV.
Airline shipping is from Nashville, TN (BNA)
airport. Normal requirements are vet health certificate, up to date
shot and worming records, all puppies are tattoo'd, micro-chipped and AKC
registered or SV registered (dependent on the litter).