Meet Tychicus Ray
Tychicus is a Biblical, Hebrew name that means, "Most Loved". Scriptures, Ephesians 6:21, Acts 20:4, Colosians 4:7, II Timothy 4:12 and Titus 3:12. Tychicus' middle name is in honor of the Farm/Ranch Dog, Raya, that Tychicus will be taking over her job....when grown and trained for it.
We bred our dogs Titus and Turquoise (seen in photos here) so that we could keep a pup out of the litter to take over our Full Time Farm Dog's Place...
...we lost a really good dog, Raya, to old age, you can see her page athttp://faroutliving.com/?id=237 Raya is seen here in this photo, she ALWAYS had our backs. In the photo with the Tunnel, that is Titus, as a pup, coming through.
FARM AND RANCH ~ KEEPING AND MOVING SHEEP AND STOCK ~ THE JOB THAT GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS WERE BRED TO DO
Tychicus Ray Von Kazmaier has big shoes to fill, but we are confident this pup will do it. Why? Pedigree and Training. To see Tychicus' pedigree that goes all the way back to the 1800's when the German Shepherd Dog Breed began, click on is AKC name at the beginning of this sentence.
We removed dew claws on all of our puppies so that, when working or if wearing booties, the dew claws would not become irritated or hurt. Tychicus will wear booties out here on the Prairie when the mud is deep to keep his pads clear of this Gumbo Soil that turns hard when dry.
Tychicus will be neutered. He will NOT be a breeding male, he already has an important job to do. We live way out on the prairie, we have not had coyote problems, or wolves, but we sure could, people around us do, that is, have had coyote problems within 50 miles of us. Coyotes and Wolves are very cunning, they will lure domestic male dogs out with wild females (that is, female coyotes or wolves) that are in heat...AND KILL AND EAT THE DOGS THEY LURE. Wish that were not a fact, but it is. We want a Farm Dog that will stay on the property and help keep them out/away from here....not to be lured out into the middle of the killing machines pack.
His jobs will include, but are not limited to, Guardian Stock Dog, of all our many animals here as well as us, Pull a wagon, Run in the team (sled dog), go and "Get Help", and to do what we call Property Checks. Farm Dogs must be able to Fetch with a 'soft mouth', so that if they need to rescue a gosling, duckling or kitten, or any other baby animal, they will be able to do so without hurting them. He will, most of all, just generally "have our backs". Believe it or not, our last Farm Dog was self taught....we know all the training it will take to train for these wonderful Farm Dog Attributes.
Most of all, as it was with our, now gone, Farm Dog, Tychicus is a Bed Warmer, Foot Sitter and Treat Begger.... We always train our dogs to do a few Tricks and some Agility. It is just good for them to learn to learn and good for them to know.... THAT is what Tychicus will become!
All Dogs love to spend time with and play with and or work for their humans, dogs try to 'please' their owners, GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS WERE BRED FOR IT.
All that said, We never hurry to neuter an animal, animals need their hormones to grow correctly and well. Did you know that neutering/spaying a dog too early can indeed CAUSE hip dysplasia???? Studies have shown that not only can this happen to dogs, but also there really IS a relationship to neutering male cats and or goats too early and urethra tube problems as adults. Have you ever seen a dog with a head that looks far too small? Or a horse with a tiny neck? Probably, 9 times out of 10, neutered far too young.
We are also investigating (pedigrees and temperaments when old enough) breeding Tychicus to Tabaliah. Their pups would have QUITE the pedigree behind them as well as several in the litter should be Totally Black. We will be looking and watching the possibility for late 2018 or sometime in 2019.
TIME FOR THE WEEKLY, "SEE ME GROW" PHOTOS: We Started Tychicus' Weekly Photo earlier, at 6 weeks, by the Tractor Wheel, because he was born and raised here:
A FEW SHOTS OF TYCHICUS OUT LEARNING AND SOCIALIZING!
CANDID PHOTOS OF TYCHICUS
Much more and photos coming soon....
PLEASE VISIT OUR MANY PAGES HERE ON THIS SITE WITH INFORMATION ON WORKING GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS AS WELL AS IDEAS AND TRAINING PAGES FOR IDEAS FOR TRAINING YOUR OWN DOGS (of any breed). WE KNOW WE HAVE NOT COVERED EVERY JOB OR SPORT THESE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS PARTICIPATE IN. WE DID TRY TO COVER SOME THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON WAS NOT AWARE A GSD WOULD/COULD/DO EXCEL ENJOYING.
I would like to invite you to join us on a Yahoo Group that I host called Working Big Dogs.
The contents of this page for Meet Tychicus is still under construction. We will be adding adventures and training and photos of Tychicus, through the years. Please check back to see more.
-- The Working German Shepherd Dogs Team
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:48:38 -0400