The Schwarz Kennels

and the Dire Wolf Project

Know your Breed Discriptions


The Breeds that have gone into our dogs
   

    You need to know the breeds that your new puppy shares.  You need to be AWARE of that breeds faults, Character and Temperament as well as the good qualities as it applies to a Companion dog. To know and understand your pup, you also need to know the percentage of breeds that went into your dog. 

    As you look for a pup, be aware of the dogs that made up your puppy. Scroll down the pages of each dog and you will find a pedigree showing the dogs names that made up that dog on that page. This is important for you to know.
   
Click on the photo of the Sire or Dad of your new pup and read all about him on his own page. Scroll all the way down to a number chart that tells about his scores.  If you do not want a barker, the score on barking should be 10.  If it is anything below a 5 (which is an average dog), then your pup will probably bark a bit more than you want.

    If you do not understand the score sheet, ask questions in the Facebook Am Alsatian Owners page. These owners will help you out.

    Below are my notes and the truths of the breeds that i have owned. I will be marketing a TRUTHFUL book about breeds in the near future so that everyone can know the truth about the breeds.


 
IRISH WOLFHOUND

     AKC  Irish Wolfhound Ahwna

As a puppy, the Irish Wolfhound will take Quick advantage of the freedom  you allow him/her. If you allow this  breed the freedom to do as it wants it will be very sneaky and distructive.

    Dogs that come from breeders that do not understand the dominance and territory or possession of this breed will grow up to challenge and bite strangers. 

     Once again, these dogs will take advantage of your generosity and you will be the loser and they will need to be rehomed.

    When i got my first Irish Wolfhound i noticed that it was very independent and wanted to do as it pleased. At this young age of 7 weeks old, i made the pup sit in my lap and be still. I watched t.v. with the pup in my lap. For over an hour the pup stayed in my lap.

   When i got up, the pup was carried outside with a long line and a choker on. The pup was able to smell and explore with me right with it. The long line was 12 - 20 feet long and i had to be sure to roll it up and let it out accordingly. 
    This began the 'come' training because the pup was on a leash and i could execute the command. The pup had to come. The pup did not understand this slavery and demand on it and did not like it one bit. It sat down and didnt move, so i went to pick it up. i picked the pup up and carried it in the house and we again sat and watched t.v. 

   This pup needed to know and understand that what i said, or demanded of it, i meant and AND.... i could carry it out. If it found out that it could do whatever it wanted (as was in the case of my husband) then the pup did just that.
    The pup was smart enough to know that she/he could get away with NOT coming and in fact didnt want to or like to come when my husband called the dog to him and there was nothing my husband could or would do to carry this through.
    When the pup tried this on me, i went to the pup and put the leash on, then i pulled the dog back to where i had called it from, then praised the pup for coming to me. (as i pulled the pup back to the spot i had called it from i was of course growling at it and i watched the body of the pup to see how much to growl). This pup was very emotional and sensitive to corrections and NEVER FORGOT !!!  NEVER... This pup needed to be loved more than corrected, and corrections needed to be in a nice and understanding way. You must reward the pup after the corrections.

   This pup did challenge me a lot more than most breeds ever have and it learned slow about that.
   This pup did not want to be bossed around.  
   This pup also feared disapline coming back to me, though i had never disaplined it for coming to me but my husband unknowingly did.
   I NEVER punished the pup with more than it could handle. It did not like physical punishment of any kind, so it was easy to train in that if she did not do as was told, i would put my hands on the pup and MAKE it do as it was told.
  I also respected that the dog did not like to be told what to do, and i never told the dog to do much. i did not teach the dog to sit, though my husband did. I dont like my dogs to sit as i need them to stand for phtoto's.

What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: EMOTIONAL, INTUITIVE, SKULL, HEIGHT, WIRE COAT

Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

Tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests For the Irish Wolfhound

Scores

5 is the average dog
   Intelligence (process of thought) 10
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 10
   Barking 1
   Whining and talking back 5
   Prey drive 1
   Chewing 1
   Swallowing stuff 1
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 4
   Challenging owner/trainer 3
   Child friendly 3
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 3
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 3
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 3
   Touch sensitivity 3
   Emotional sensitivity 7
   Sound sensitivity 7
   Ease of training for the average person 2
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 1
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 6
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 1
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 3
   Eating of feces 3
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 3
   Sloppy drinking 3
   Age of life 3
   Heath issues 3
   Retrieving or carrying objects 3
   Digging 1
   Conformation 3
   girth 1
   Eyes 5
   Ears 5
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 8
   Length of Tail 1
   Feet 3
   Neck 3
too long
   Topline 5
   Gait 5

English Mastiff

  AKC English Mastiff Woodrow Wilson


 The Mastiffs in my life have mostly been shy and noise sensitive, so i TRAINED ACCORDINGLY.  My mastiffs were still somewhat shy, but they trusted me. 

   Mastiffs are sensitive emotionally. As a young pup it is imperative that you input all there is in life into your pup from a saftey aspect so that the pup did not ever get hurt. As he is growing up, then you can show him that punishment and hardness is nothing to be afraid of. This builds his confidence.

   As a Mastiff grows bigger, it learns as big dogs learn, that humans and other animals are afraid of them. This EMBOLDENS them. Though most mastiffs have a loving nature, some may have come from schutzhund breeders or other breeders that choose only bold dogs to breed with as they may not understand the shyness in a pup. All pups should be a touch shy especially in the den, this doesnt mean they are fearful. A fearful pup or dog can be genetically skittish at birth and nervous and shy all in the same pup. This pup is a THROW AWAY.. do NOT use that pup nor sell that pup. Dont breed such animals. Such pups come from backyard breeders that have no clue what they are doing. Such pups end up being euthenized in the long run. It is a breeders fault that breeds such animals!  Shame on them. Luckily i do not see many of these dogs in my life now. When i was a child i saw a few. Cocker Spaniels have been known for that shyness. I have never seen a Mastiff that shy praise the lord. But i have seen shy mastiffs. Shy dogs are dogs that growl out of fear.
  I have never bred a shy/fearful dog. I test for this in my pups and do not use shy in my lines.

What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: GIRTH, SKULL,  SHORT TAIL, SHORT MUZZLE, FEET

Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests for the English Mastiff

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 4
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 10
   Barking 5
   Whining and talking back 8
   Prey drive 6
   Chewing 2
   Swallowing stuff 6
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 5
   Challenging owner/trainer 5
   Child friendly 8
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 5
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 6
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 6
   Touch sensitivity 5
   Emotional sensitivity 5
   Sound sensitivity 9
   Ease of training for the average person 3
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 2
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 7
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 7
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 1
   Eating of feces 7
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 6
   Sloppy drinking 1
   Age of life 1
   Heath issues 1
   Retrieving or carrying objects 5
   Digging 3
   Conformation 10
   girth 10
   Eyes 5
   Ears 2
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 10
   Length of Tail 10
   Feet 10
   Neck 7
too long
   Topline 7
   Gait 7

Labrador Retriever

     
     Mix Lab/Mut/AA 'Teegan'


What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: HARD DOGS, SHORT TAIL, FEET, INTELLEGENCE, COLORS

The  Labs i have had in my life and or trained. I have NOT ever owned a labrador retriever because i have had way too many come to me to be trained and i find them way too hyper, barking,  digging etc.

Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 10
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 8
   Barking 1
   Whining and talking back 1
   Prey drive 1
   Chewing 1
   Swallowing stuff 7
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 8
   Challenging owner/trainer 7
   Child friendly 9
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 8
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 5
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 9
   Touch sensitivity 10
   Emotional sensitivity 10
   Sound sensitivity 10
   Ease of training for the average person 1
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 1
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 1
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 1
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 7
   Eating of feces 5
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 7
   Sloppy drinking 5
   Age of life 8
   Heath issues 4
   Retrieving or carrying objects 1
   Digging 1
   Conformation 9
   girth 7
   Eyes 7
   Ears 1
   Nose 2
   Girth of Skull 8
   Length of Tail 10
   Feet 8
   Neck 9
   Topline 9
   Gait 8

 

Giant Alsakan Malamute


    AKC Mount Rainer




What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: NO BARKING, FEET, MUSCLE, BODY, HEAD SIZE, SHORT TAIL, TEMPERAMENT



  The Malamutes i have had in my life were anxious to please and good at  obedience in the first 6 months of their life. After 6 months old, they went into this independent, do as i want attitude. Some of the unnuetered males i have encountered have been aggressive.



 

Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests for the Giant Alaskan Malamute

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 3
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 8
   Barking 9
   Whining and talking back 6
   Prey drive 3
   Chewing 4
   Swallowing stuff 6
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 7
   Challenging owner/trainer 5
   Child friendly 7
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 3
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 3
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 5
   Touch sensitivity 6
   Emotional sensitivity 9
   Sound sensitivity 7
   Ease of training for the average person 2
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 3
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 8
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 8
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 1
   Eating of feces 8
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 8
   Sloppy drinking 6
   Age of life 6
   Heath issues 6
   Retrieving or carrying objects 9
   Digging 4
   Conformation 9
   girth 8
   Eyes 8
   Ears 10
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 10
   Length of Tail 9
   Feet 9
   Neck 9
   Topline 9
   Gait 9

 



Samoyed


   
AKC Giant Malamute (cough)  Elwin


What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: OVAL EYES, SHORT TAIL, HARDNESS OF THE DOG, FRIENDLY

The only Samyoed i owned was a male and he was very intellegent but, wandered and got taken at a young age. The Sam's i have worked with were off their rocker. I have trained some that appeared to be spastic and lost in another world. They appeared to be very autistic like and if they could not communicate with their owners, they were frustrated and went spaso. Some communicated with me and were sensitive to every sound and movement. I did feel that if they were my dogs they would have done better in life. I felt the owners did not understand the unique minds of these dogs.

Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 4
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 6
   Barking 3
   Whining and talking back 4
   Prey drive 5
   Chewing 5
   Swallowing stuff 6
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 8
   Challenging owner/trainer 8
   Child friendly 8
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 8
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 3
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 3
   Touch sensitivity 5
   Emotional sensitivity 7
   Sound sensitivity 7
   Ease of training for the average person 2
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 1
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 1
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 3
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 1
   Eating of feces 4
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 4
   Sloppy drinking 7
   Age of life 7
   Heath issues 6
   Retrieving or carrying objects 7
   Digging 1
   Conformation 8
   girth 8
   Eyes 10
   Ears 10
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 8
   Length of Tail 8
   Feet 6
   Neck 7
   Topline 7
   Gait 7

Pyreneese (shep)


    
AKC white shep (with double dew claws) cough
also throws double and single dews when bred to a no dew claw male of 30 yrs. And long thick coats.





What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: SIZE OF BREED, SKULL, LONG BODY, SHORT TAIL, COLORS



Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 2
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 6
   Barking 1
   Whining and talking back 6
   Prey drive 2
   Chewing 5
   Swallowing stuff 7
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 2
   Challenging owner/trainer 4
   Child friendly 5
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 5
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 5
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 5
   Touch sensitivity 5
   Emotional sensitivity 4
   Sound sensitivity 4
   Ease of training for the average person 3
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 1
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 7
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 5
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 2
   Eating of feces 6
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 6
   Sloppy drinking 6
   Age of life 6
   Heath issues 6
   Retrieving or carrying objects 7
   Digging 3
   Conformation 7
   girth 7
   Eyes 6
   Ears 2
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 9
   Length of Tail 7
   Feet 6
   Neck 6
   Topline 7
   Gait 7

 

Anatolian


 
Akc Anatolian parents on dads side Presley (Bear)



What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: HARD DOGS, SHORT TAIL, INTELLIGENCE, COLORS, SKULL, MUZZLE, HEIGHT



 

Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 10
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 8
   Barking 4
   Whining and talking back 4
   Prey drive 2
   Chewing 4
   Swallowing stuff 7
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 3
   Challenging owner/trainer 2
   Child friendly 2
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 3
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 3
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 3
   Touch sensitivity 8
   Emotional sensitivity 5
   Sound sensitivity 6
   Ease of training for the average person 4
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 2
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 5
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 4
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 6
   Eating of feces 7
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 7
   Sloppy drinking 7
   Age of life 8
   Heath issues 8
   Retrieving or carrying objects 8
   Digging 2
   Conformation 7
   girth 6
   Eyes 7
   Ears 2
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 7
   Length of Tail 7
   Feet 5
   Neck 6
   Topline 7
   Gait 6

 

Akita

  Photo is of AKC AKITA Female. pup was bought for breeding into our lines. Sire was AKC malamute (cough)


What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: HARD DOGS, EARS, BODY, GIRTH, HEAD, SHORT TAIL.


Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 10
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 8
   Barking 2
   Whining and talking back 3
   Prey drive 2
   Chewing 4
   Swallowing stuff 8
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 1
   Challenging owner/trainer 1
   Child friendly 1
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 1
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 1
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 1
   Touch sensitivity 3
   Emotional sensitivity 7
   Sound sensitivity 8
   Ease of training for the average person 3
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 3
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 5
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 5
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 1
   Eating of feces 9
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 9
   Sloppy drinking 7
   Age of life 10
   Heath issues 6
   Retrieving or carrying objects 10
   Digging 1
   Conformation 9
   girth 9
   Eyes 8
   Ears 10
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 10
   Length of Tail 10
   Feet 3
   Neck 8
   Topline 8
   Gait 4

German Shepherd


   
AKC German GSD 'Mandy'


What i like about the breed for outcrossing into: INTELLIGENCE, LONG BODY, DEVOTION, VELCRO

Test Scores: 1 (low Bad) - 10 (high Good)

our tests are rated 1-10 on our AA standards for companion dog excellent in temperament.

   Tests

Scores

   Intelligence (process of thought) 10
   Pitch of/Vocal sounds 8
   Barking 1
   Whining and talking back 1
   Prey drive 1
   Chewing 1
   Swallowing stuff 5
   Dominance/aggression towards humans 2
   Challenging owner/trainer 2
   Child friendly 2
   Dominance/aggression towards other dogs 2
   Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals 2
   Soft/hard bite (mouth) 1
   Touch sensitivity 3
   Emotional sensitivity 10
   Sound sensitivity 4
   Ease of training for the average person 2
   Velcro (not wanting to wander) 8
   Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line) 1
   Investigative or inquisitive (independence) 5
   Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want) 5
   Eating of feces 1
   Sanitational pooping in the designated spot 1
   Sloppy drinking 5
   Age of life 5
   Heath issues 2
   Retrieving or carrying objects 1
   Digging 1
   Conformation 1
   girth 1
   Eyes 1
   Ears 8
   Nose 10
   Girth of Skull 3
   Length of Tail 2
   Feet 2
   Neck 2
   Topline 2
   Gait 5


 

Schwarz dogs are NOT working dogs

Books by Lois E. Schwarz