August 17, 2015
by Carmen


I have been privileged to preview the manuscript for Linda Shaw’s new book, The Illustrated Standard for the German Shepherd Dog. I can state unequivocally that it is the best, most informative publication on the breed, ever.


It is almost 200 pages, and packed with well over 400 of her drawings and almost 100 photographs of many of the best dogs in the breed. It is filled with illustrated analyses of the anatomical problems that have plagued the  breed, including rear angulation and roach back. It has fascinating frame by frame analyses of gait, of both shepherd and wolf. Her focus is on the normal, healthy, athletic, working dog, and the conformation required to achieve it.

Not yet in print, I understand it is going through final editing.

Linda has more detailed information on her website:

September 2, 2011
by Carmen
Comments Off on Congratulations to Sue Coutts and Blast TD UTD

Congratulations to Sue Coutts and Blast TD UTD

Welcome to the new There is still more updating to do, but we hope to have things well along within a few months.

I would very much like to congratulate Sue Coutts and her Carmspack Blast on their TD and UTD, at just two years of age! Sue is also the able trainer and handler of Carmspack Trust UDTX, HIC, Certified Therapy Dog, and Carmspack Spook TDX, a Kilo daughter.

You can see Sue and her crew here: