NorthWest K9 Graduate

NorthWest K9's Tycho


--PLACED-- Tycho graduates to advanced training and certification for dual purpose Police K9/Narcotics Detection in Virginia.

NorthWest K9's Tycho is a handsome 22-month-old German Shepherd male. Classic black and tan saddle with darkly pigmented stock coat.

Eager to engage in play and training, with a nicely balanced temperament with strong ball and play drives and pronounced trainability.

Tycho was raised since puppyhood with young children. Reserve and suspicion to breed standard, with natural guardianship and giving voice when warranted.

Obedience with facility to voice and hand commands sit, down, here, "gimme five" and voice commands heel, leave it, give, crate, wait, come out, load up, jump up/jump off, break, hup with energetic responsiveness to food/ball reward.

Tycho is a young intact male, nicely put together with good conformation overall and balanced movement. Good bone, head and expression, with a dry, athletic build. Dentition to standard.

Foundation tracking on master tracks on grass and snow with arcing turns shows good early footstep tracking, with runaway wilderness mantrailing started.

Preliminary evaluation shows a pushy, mouthy, dominant young male in play and training; breed-typical reserve balanced with a playful and lively interaction with the handler; potential for strong defense/fight with advanced work.

Drive work started, currently progressing from rag to intermediate tug with calm possession of the tug and a strong intent to win.


Preliminary Trait/Drive Summary

Rev. 03/06/02

TRAIT/DRIVE NOT EVALUATED NONE TO LOW MODERATE HIGH PRONOUNCED
Prey - - - | -
Play - - - | -
Food - - - | -
Scent - - - | -
Hunt - - - | -
Retrieve - - - | -
Biddability - - - | -
Ball - - - | -
Tug Play - - - | -
Depth of grip - - - | -
Strength of grip - - - | -
Object Possessiveness - - | - -
Food Guarding - | - - -
Socialness - - | - -
Ability to settle - - - | -
Dog friendly - - | - -
Child friendly - - - | -
Suspicion - - - | -
Rebound/Resilience - - - | -
Handler Awareness - - - | -
Independence - - | - -
Variable noise threshold - - - | -
Variable height threshold - - - - |
Variable surface threshold - - - | -
Agileness - - - | -
Athleticism - - - - |


PROGRAM TRAINING COMPETENCY
This candidate has completed the following phases of NorthWest K9 Program Competency:
Basics Social Environ Travel Drive I Drive II Obed I Obed II Track I Track II Agility I Agility II


PLACEMENT AVAILABILITY STATUS
Untrained Partially Trained Foundation Competency Advanced


SERVICE SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT
This candidate shows potential for advanced training for:
K9 Patrol Detection Sport PPD Competitive Obed/Agility


HANDLER SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT
This candidate is best suited for individuals with training and handling experience level:
Novice Intermediate Advanced


PHOTO GALLERY for NorthWest K9's Tycho (click on thumbnail to view full-size photo)


PRICING/AVAILABILITY

--PLACED--

NorthWest K9 program dogs are matched with handlers who have first submitted a K9 Search Request.


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