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David Bieber

Hubert Aiwanger praises the young talent at the SV youth and junior championship in Dingolfing

The SV youth and junior championship took place in Dingolfing at the weekend, where young participants showed their skills in dealing with German Shepherd dogs. Hubert Aiwanger, who attended the event, emphasized the importance of offspring and practical animal protection in his speech. He criticized the animal welfare regulations that were often issued by people with little experience and argued that politicians and theorists should not interfere in the breeding goals. The event not only offered exciting competitions, but also an opportunity to celebrate the next generation of German Shepherd handlers.

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David Bieber

No alternative to a detection dog!

Horst-Dieterträger is an ambassador for “K9andSports” and was a customs dog handler and trainer before his retirement. He talks about his service with the dog and the demands on the four-legged friend.

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David Bieber

Heat stroke in dogs: risk factors, symptoms and first aid measures

Summer is just around the corner and by now everyone has probably realized that overheating is a major danger for dogs. But what about the differences between dog breeds? What to do if a dog overheats? And what factors increase the risk of overheating? You can find out all this and more in our article.

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David Bieber

Insight into Dog Breeding: Health, Temperament, and Selection - An Interview with Astrid Hübner (Part 1)

In an interview with K9andSports, Astrid Hübner, founder of the "Malinois Diversity" project, shares her experiences and insights into dog breeding. She describes her journey and highlights the importance of health tests for breeding dogs. Furthermore, she discusses various aspects of breeding selection, including temperament traits and environmental behavior, as well as the challenges of selection for different dog sports.

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David Bieber

Statement on Ban of Working Dog Sports in Austria

In this letter, we address the pressing issue of the impending ban on working dog sports in Austria. As an organization deeply committed to the preservation of capable and healthy working dogs, we aim to present our concerns and arguments against this ban. Within this correspondence, we shed light on the diverse roles that working dogs play in society and illustrate the potential adverse effects of such a prohibition. We invite you to delve into our arguments and engage with this crucial issue.

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David Bieber

An Interview with Florian Knabl

"TAKE MATTERS INTO
YOUR OWN HANDS"
A strong work ethic, resilience, and noise tolerance – that
are just a few traits of working dogs. The initiative K9and
Sports advocates for working dog breeds. Their goal is to preserve the
exceptional qualities of service dogs used in roles such as police, military, or
Customs, explained by organizer Florian Knabl.

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David Bieber

Versatile School Therapy Dogs: A Teacher, Her Four-Legged Colleagues, and Their Passion for IGP Sport.

Lena, a primary school teacher from the Palatinate region. Her dogs Anni (Border Collie, 7 years old) and Saru (Malinois, 3 years old) are school and riding companion dogs, as well as active in IGP sports. They have undergone extensive training, are calm in their interactions with children, and have experience in the film industry. We critically question the working dog sport and emphasize responsible training.

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David Bieber

Tetanus: Rare, but Dangerous!

Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a rare but potentially deadly bacterial infection that affects the nervous system. Caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, the disease often occurs through simple injuries such as puncture wounds or cuts. Timely treatment is crucial as tetanus can be life-threatening.

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Florian Knabl

K-9 Handler Hannah Introduces Herself!

We need the selection of working dogs for multiple reasons: firstly, as a foundation for service use in various authorities. Equally important is the fulfillment of our working dogs, which live in families, ensuring they are appropriately challenged and engaged.

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Patricia Pehrsson

Tracking Secrets for you by K9 Ambassador Stefan Mueller

Yes, in my opinion, the most suitable dog for tracking comes from the working dog area, the German Shepherd, because you often see a very good predisposition for nose work, combined with calmness, not quite as hectic. The Malinois can also search well but often tends to be hectic in response to certain intense environmental stimuli.

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Patricia Pehrsson

Science, Breeding and Dogsport: an Interview with Erin O'Shea

The stick hit is used to assess the qualities of a working dog. Without a physical component, the characteristics of a working dog cannot be fully evaluated. A good service dog for police and military must be able to withstand physical pressure, and that is exactly what we have checked with the stick hit.

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Daniel Stüwe

Interview with Markus Nier, service dog handler at JVA Chemnitz

Interview with Markus Nier, K9 handler at the JVA Chemnitz (Justice Saxony). He currently works with his Malinois dog, Bamberger Biene Occultatum Libera, as a data carrier detection dog, and an X-Breed as a narcotics detection dog. He provides us with insights into K9 work within the judicial system.

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Daniel Stüwe

Interview with Eric Lapointe (FR)

K9 and Sports is very pleased to have conducted an interview with Eric Lapointe, the Vice IGP FCI World Champion and the current winner of the French National Championship. 'La Nationale' in Bréchaumont was a fantastic experience, and we would like to express our gratitude to Eric and his team for their hospitality and an exciting day. Eric's passion for the sport and his dedication to his dogs are truly inspiring, and we are thankful for the insights he shared with us during the interview.

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