(click on his name to show his pedigree at the World Wide Pedigree Database, you will see Tikuah's Working and Titled Dog pedigree that goes all the way back to the 1800's when the GSD Breed Began)
TIKUAH CAME TO US FROM GRAND RAPIDS, MI!
Our Next GSD Sire. As well as becoming a Bicycle Buddy, Backpacking Dog, Learning a few Tricks, Agility and perhaps a Frisbie Dog, Tikuah is our next Sire here at Von Kazmaier Kennel. We searched for a dog with a good build, correct genes, and from a Working Pedigree.
Tikuah, pronounced, <TYE-coo-ah>. Funny thing. I keep a list of Biblical T Names that I like and that I might one day use for dogs we are giving names to. I also note, with the names I keep a list of, where the names are found, verse and chapter in the Bible.
I wanted a name for this pup, that started with TY or TI, like, Titus, Tychicus do... and Deron and I really liked the name Tikuah, thought it was quite different. So I looked up the chapter and verse.....not there. I am dyslexic so I looked at what might make sense...no, nothing. So I got out the concordance... no word or name 'Tikuah' found. We had a good laugh... I even looked at letter changes within the name to find it, NOTHING EVEN NEAR IT IN VERSES NEAR OR FAR. But. We liked the name. And it is a bit like Tekoa, only different. So he is and will be known as Tikuah.
When the/a Kennel Name is in front of the dog's name, that is the Kennel that purchased the dog. When the Kennel Name is at the end of the Name, that is the Kennel that Bred the dog. Von Kazmaier Kennel purchased Tikuah.
Der = The in the German Language
Aufseher is the German Word for Overseer.
When we were looking/serching for our next Sire here at Von Kazmaier Kennel, we wanted a dog that we could work, AND one that was bred to the Standard for the Breed. He had to have a good Working Line Pedigree AND one that would become our Work and Play Companion.
I worked on finding this dog for weeks. I poured over pedigrees. I talked to breeders, some good, some horrid!
If you click on Tikuah's name at the top, it will take you to the Pedigree Database where you can follow his WORKING AND TITLED DOG PEDIGREE ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE 1800'S WHEN THE BREED BEGAN!
I had narrowed it down to two Breeders. One I liked the other that I found that left out a lot of details until I asked....and he pressed for a deposit...so when I decided on 'the one'....I slept on it and thought it out well.
Sable was NOT the color I was looking for, but the dog wearing the Sable Coat SURE WAS!
Scroll down to see many photos of Tikuah working and playing. We try to continue to add photos and information about our dogs on their pages through the years.
Tikuah whelped (was Born) 2017-09-11 to: Working/Schutzhund Dogs, Mikanne Krokett Von Dak x Ivy Vom Haus Braun Seen in these photos. Lovely Parent!
TIKUAH'S GROWTH PHOTOS
We try to take photos of our pups as they are growing, in the same area or next to something familiar, to show how much they have grown, how they look in the process and to show HOW FAST the GSD grows!
Tikuah was over 4 months old when he arrived to us. So his photos start with him a bit larger, but you will get the idea of how nice this boy is....please notice the rest of his photos here on his page as well as 'sprinkled about' on the pages of this website. We are Quite Proud of this boy and his pedigree (have a look at it too).
I look at this dog and just think.....If GI Joe had a dog....
TIKUAH THE BICYCLE BUDDY
Dogs need jobs. One of Tikuah's jobs will be as a Bicycle Buddy, you can see the Springer Bicycle page for more information on what that is. Basically, he will get to run with us as we ride our bicycles....but he is trained to stay right with us. We ride our bicycles a LOT and we love to take our dogs with us for the exercise. It is so good for them. But before you do this PLEASE read our page for information on the correct way to do this. You MUST remember that your dog is running the whole time, even when you are going down hill and not pedaling.
TIKUAH THE FRISBIE DOG
Tikuah was trained as a Shutzhund puppies are, to chase and catch and hang onto a ball on a rope. This makes his a great candidate for a Frisbee dog.....albeit a bit hard on the frisbie.
TIKUAH KNOWS A FEW TRICKS
We train each of our dogs to do a few tricks. Not only is it fun training, it is good that dogs know many different types of things. Tricks are fun for dogs and they really do like doing them to show off and or for that treat that might be offered up after.
WEARING CLOTHES AND OR ITEMS
This is a photo of Tikuah just after we picked him up. You know how in cartoons they show animals and people with big eyes when they first meet people they love? We took this as the first photo sent back to his breeder, that he arrived.
Either someone started this pup learning to Shake Hands, or he truly IS a Wonder Dog. As of his second day here, he had learned this trick well. (photo coming)
JUMP THROUGH HOOP
GIVE ME A KISS
This translates: 'Lick my face on command'. Our dogs are NOT to lick us unless asked. Tikuah is really good about that too. But he is very loving toward us, so when asked, HE LOVES IT!
This boy loves to Play Fetch. His favorite toy to play with is a Ball. But he will Fetch about anything....I need to get the Newspaper out and teach him to go and Fetch It Up for us.
TIKUAH LOVES THE AGILITY EQUIPMENT!
Tikuah is learning a bit about Agility. I seriously doubt we will have the opportunity to compete, but he sure has fun running on our own Equipment here!
Tikuah first learned to Jump Through a Hula Hoop that we hand held low, on the ground low, as a pup. Slowly we raised the Hula Hoop in our hands upward. Not only is this a fun trick for him, he is really cute doing it!
Before teaching a dog to run across a Sea Saw, it is good to teach them to the Teeter Totter...that is not only lower, it has a much lower/shorter pivot point.
CANDID and OUT AND ABOUT PHOTOS OF TIKUAH
We try to add CANDID photos of our dogs on their pages. Photos that are NOT of people holding the dog in place, or having the dog 'stacked' (placed into a pose). We want others to be able to see our dogs as they really are. How they look when they are moving. How their backs and hips and heads really look as they stand in their natural position. We try to include photos and all angles of our dogs Growing, Playing, Learning, and Working.
A COUPLE MORE THINGS....<smiles>
I have GSD Calandars. I have one on the wall (each year) and one that is a Weekly Journal type. It has a different GSD photo each week. When I started 'looking' for a new male/sire, I was NOT in a hurry. I was NOT really ready to bring home another new pup. I found two I really liked. Oddly, both of the pups were Sable in color. And when I found and purchased Tikuah, that week (I had not really paid attention to the photo until it caught my eye).....I found it ironic that the weekly photo in my journal was TWO Sable Colored Male Pups! Just one of those things that make you go.....hmmmmmmmm.
This stuffed German Shepherd Dog looked so much like Tikuah (especially in the sweet face) I had to buy it!
The contents of this page for Meet Tikuah is still under construction, and will continue to be for many years. We will be adding more about Tikuah and more photos throughout the years. Please check back.
-- The Working German Shepherd Dogs Team
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:28:35 -0500