Ira vom Argatos
SchH1, TR2, CGC, TDI, OFA
12/17/99 - 12/31/12
Hips: OFA Good GS-64406G28F-PI, a1 Normal
Elbows: OFA Normal GS-EL13969F28-PI
Ira was a beautiful, medium-sized solid black female. A German import, she was a Niko von der Gansebrücke daughter and a Fiasko von Gebrüder Grimm granddaughter. Both of her grandsires V-rated in the Bundessiegerprufung. Her pedigree contains only the finest of working lines, including Lord, Harro, Dax, Urs, Ingo Rudingen, Gildo Körbelbach and Assie vom kleinen Pfahl.
Ira was a very easy dog to live with. A wonderful all-around dog with strong drives, exceptional nerves, great resiliency and a happy, outgoing and playful personality, she was calm and well mannered in the home, but always ready to work at a moment's notice. She was always a willing, happy worker, showing excellent focus in obedience. In protection she had very balanced prey and defense drives. Her attitude clearly indicated that she meant business, and her bites were full and firm with unbelievably calm grips. Always clear headed, she remained responsive and directable even when high in drive.
Even more impressive than her obedience and protection was her tracking. This dog was a tracking machine. She had a very deep nose, maintained a calm, consistent pace on the track, and her intensity and focus needed to be seen to be believed. She couldn't be distracted on the track... not even when lose pet dogs ran up to her at the park!. She never quit working, no matter how challenging the terrain or obstacles, and finished her tracks with the same intense concentration with which she started.
As a broodbitch, Ira proved time and time again her ability to consistently pass on some of her most valuable characteristics; her flawless nerve, balanced drive and clear headedness, full and calm grip, biddability and tracking talent. Ira descendents are active in working and sporting endeavors across the country and they are receiving rave reviews from their owners, helpers, trainers and everyone who has the pleasure to see them work. In addition to being exceptional working dogs, they are also outstanding family companions. Just what a German Shepherd Dog is supposed to be! We will always be grateful to Ira for providing us with years of devotion, companionship, and more than a few laughs, as well as a rock solid foundation for our breeding program.
Ira's Titles & Accomplishments
Tracking 2 (TR2)
American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Therapy Dogs International Therapy Dog Certification (TDI)