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Understanding the Canine "tap out."
Dogs sometimes roll over on their backs in an evasive
maneuver, referred to as a tap out, to avoid certain
handling. The term tap out comes from wrestling jargon
for the flat-handed tap a wrestler might do on the mat
to signify he wants to quit the match. In dogs, though
it may look like a request for a belly rub, it is really
a form of passive resistance, or passive submission,
given in response to something that is being done. The
maneuver often happens when youre trying to put on a
leash or manipulate a collar, harness or head collar
your dog is trying to turn off your collar-grabbing
behavior, for instance. To persist may only drive him to
escalate his protest because, from his perspective, his
wishes are not being heard. As a result, he may escalate
his protest to a growl or even a snap.
2011 & 2012
German Shepherd World Sieger
VA1 Remo vom Fichtenslag SchH3, Kkl 1a
2010 World Sieger
VA1 Ober von Bad Boll SchH3, Kkl 1a
German Shepherd Breeders
is the leading German Shepherd website
dedicated to the German Shepherd Dog
and has the largest collection of German Shepherd
Breeders in North America.
you will find
German Shepherd Breeders, Trainers,
Rescue groups, German Shepherd
specialists as well as
Puppy and Adult German
Shepherds for sale. Lots
of articles on Health,
Training, Raising puppies, Breeding and Showing
are only a click away.
German Shepherd Breeders
was established in March of 2001
of German Shepherds vom
Haus Merkel. All proceeds from this site
go to All Pets Rescues.
is devoted &
dedicated to the German
Shepherd Breed. She
is a German Shepherd
specialist who wants to preserve, protect and
advance the German Shepherd Breed
buyers and breeders.
has been a German Shepherd breeder
for over 43 years
and continues to do so.
Dyan is also very proud of the #7 - 2009 Annual
Achievement Award Recipient.
Ch Merkel's Heart's are Wild
CD TD, TC, HIC, CGC, TDI
Breeding West German dogs she is a
breeder of the ideal German Shepherd; that means that
her dogs embody the ideal in
conformation and the standard for the work.
Her dogs are V and VA rated and
also are titled in obedience, tracking, personal protection,
endurance, have certified hips and elbows and have passed
the temperament test.
You can view her Website at
to learn more about the breed and her accomplishments as a
breeder. Visit these You Tube videos to see some of
Dyan & Merlin
2002 Canadian Sieger
2002 VA4 North American Sieger
2001 V52 German Sieger Show
vom Frankengold SchH3, IPO3, Kkl 1a
This site is available for German
Shepherd Fanciers utilizing the
internet. Bringing together German
Shepherd breeders/buyers/Rescues and
Adoption Services with general
information on training, health issues,
veterinary recommendations and
encompassing them all in one
We hope that all quality breeders will
use this site to promote the breed.
Breeders and Dog buyers:
Not all veterinarians are good at reading hip x-rays and
some actually want to do surgery just because they can make
a lot of money for their services. Before you go x-ray
your puppy please read this:
is also intended to help potential German Shepherd buyers
Shepherd owners find qualified answers to their questions
about the German Shepherd breed empowering them to make
educated decisions about purchasing a German Shepherd puppy
or adult or just managing the welfare of their own German
was created by
Dyan not only for German
but all of those who have an interest in the
German Shepherd Breed.
Support the breeders who work hard to
breed this ideal dog, not the ones who capitalize on
others hard work and short change this noble breed by
backyard breeding and running puppy mills. The puppy
buyer is the one who has the most influence on this breed.
Support the hard working, knowledgeable good breeders versus
the opportunists. Do your research to find the
best breeders in the U.S.
Please note that there were 7,507
German Shepherds (some are mixed) available on
as of May 8, 2008 nobody knows how many more have been added
since then due to this economy. We encourage
prospective buyers to consider rescue as an alternative.
If a rescue dog isn't right for you at this
time please consider donating money or volunteer/foster to
the rescue(s) of your choice.