"Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are" - Anonymous
Nice picture in the local paper about one of our training classes
Just good friends hanging out at a dog show
Sheree Moses, Karin, and Angela Howells
List of Alkarah Champions
The Diet We Feed:
Another cute cartoon
Article regarding needless vaccinations
Article on the dangers of (all too common) obesity in dogs:
The most comprehensive site on dog training articles
(The most referred to training link on our site!)
Dr. P's Dog Training
The right steps
A good check list
Bringing your Puppy Home
Dealing with common problems in puppy’s first year
Dog Owner's Guide: Common 1st year problems
How to socialize your puppy
Dog Owner's Guide: How to socialize your puppy
A good puppy training source
Puppy Training by Perfect Paws
From the Monks of New Skete
Ten common behavior problems
Guide to crate training
Raising your puppy
View a video of housetraining
From Dog Owners guide
The first six months
From a puppies perspective
"If you reach for your dog, and he gets away from you...playng 'catch me'
- you have been lowered to littermate status." - Job Michael Evans
The Older Dog
The Road Ahead....Losing a Beloved Companion
Senior Dog Project
By request: Abbreviations used in our pedigrees
Also, for those who would like to learn the basics: A beginner's guide to dog shows
"German Shepherds" - Dog Fancy magazine's Popular Dogs series
includes an article about Alkarah with pictures
(Just published fall 2001)
Photo of Karin and a puppy published in
"The New Owner's Guide to German Shepherds,"
Our daughter Heidi (the "H" in Alkarah)
and her Champion "Garth"
(Ch Kismet-Pinebuck's Cowboy Logic OFA)
Ch Garth wins Best of Breed at the prestigious
Morris and Essex Kennel Club Show !
Heidi's new puppy
"Oliver" Alkarah's Oliver Twist
(GV CH Wayside's Honky Tonk Man OFA
ex CH Alkarah's MIdnight Miracle OFA)
Oliver now 8 years old
Just like humans, animals also have a bond – one of mutual tolerance and respect, affection, dependence, and love. Sometimes, this bond is even stronger than any bond with humans; a bond only understood by them, one that will never be broken. In author Susan Condreras’ Tails Of A Promise, she tells the touching “tail” about two dogs as seen through the lens of a camera.
Tails Of A Promise conveys the strong connection between two German shepherds that will be appreciated and understood by anyone who shares in this pictorial experience. The bond between Jesse and Rocket was the inspiration for this book, which portrays some very important life lessons. Readers will find themselves moved as they see pictures that reflect how one dog promises to take care, play with, guide, protect, and love the other.
Visit the website: tailsofapromise.com
"The" basic reference Invaluable for health
The German Shepherd Today The Nature of Animal Healing
Common sense training Interesting
Mother Knows Best How to Speak Dog
- especially if you've ever experienced a dog's unexplained abilities
Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home...
The books are available online at both amazon.com and buy.com as well as other sites.
The links are to Amazon because the description of each book is more complete.
Shop for your dog with your mouse, visit:
"Doggie" Shopping Mall
The AKC German Shepherd Dog Standard video
includes several Alkarah dogs, including Ch Alkarah's Michelob.
To view the sample, click below:
Photo of Rolo from the "German Shepherds" 1998
desk calendar published by Andrews and McMeel. *
One of more than 45 pictures of Alkarah dogs or
puppies included in the calendar.
Photo of Rolo on a refrigerator magnet and key chain.
To hear an exciting new message from the dogs, For a translation of the new message,
Click here Click here
Starsky at 3 months.
Published in "The German Shepherd Today"
by Wynn Strickland and Jim Moses.
The untrimmed version shows Flo Boese handling and Herbie Merkel judging.
Starsky went on to Best Puppy at the show.
One of the few times Karin handled at a point show.
Shown here with Ch Belcani's Fortunata,
one of a three champion litter sired by Starsky.
"You will not find my dog wasting his energy nursing a worry." - Alan Cohen
Alkarah puppies on a post card from "German Shepherds
- a Book of Postcards" published by Andrews & McMeel*.
Several Alkarah dogs and puppies were included.
"B" LITTER PICTURES"
Featured photo from a 1988 local interest story
about Alkarah published in the Hunterdon County weekly newspaper.
(Photo included Karin, Al, and Starsky daughter Ch Belcani's Fortunata OFA, all smiling)
70's photo of Fritz, Zarra, and a puppy
(Click to enlarge)
This is not here for any particular
reason. I just thought it was cute
HAGAR's obedience training
This photo was sent to us by at least a half dozen people.
In case you haven't seen it, click the photo.
* I don't know a lot about Andrews and
McMeel Publishing, but they publish all
the great Calvin & Hobbes books, and
that's good enough for Heidi and me.