Memorable Dogs & Hero K-9s
This page is dedicated to K-9's who have passed on, but in no way will ever be forgotten.
Norbo Ben-Ju One of the great legends, you will be greatly missed, you were a genetic wonder for sure.
Born October 29th, 1995 - Passed Oct. 25th, 2007
Illo von der Abfuhr
CGN, IPO3, SChH3, Selective Breed 4CI1/P 2.tr.
DOB July 29th, 1998 ; Hips 0/0, DNA
Died December 2009
Every time I see a great dog go; I realize that part of my life went to past too. Illo left such a soft spot in my heart. I am so happy that he lived in a home where he was appreciated (Stallworth Kennel with Melanie).
When Jiri comes to visit here on January 13th for 2 weeks and conduct a little genetics seminar, we will lift a glass or two of good Czech beer and remember some great dogs. I am sure that Illo will be right on top of the list with some others such as Norbo and Titus...
Illo is a legend now. I most definitely will never forget him! Illo was one of the greatest dogs ever in genetics and personal ability.
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Today I have learned that great dog passed away.
Dargo Ha Ja Da ZVV3, IPO3, SchH3, ZPS1 police dog, legendary stud and best friend of lucky few.
I have got this e mail:
I don't know if Frank called you - I suspect not because he has been very upset. I am sorry to have to tell you that Dargo passed away on May 4. The discs in his back got so bad in the middle of April that he could not walk or stand up. Frank carried him if necessary and we supported him with a sling (by the way - I had gotten his weight down to 76 lbs.) to go to the bathroom. On May 4, he just didn't have any energy at all, so we took him to the Vet. The Vet said he was building up fluid in his belly and it "was time." So, we had him euthanized while I held him.
We miss him terribly but want to thank you for your part in bringing him into our lives. He was the best dog we've ever had and we consider ourselves VERY fortunate to have had him with us for four years. We really loved him. It just wasn't long enough.
With our best wishes,
Karen Mxxxxx and Frank Vxxxxx
Dargo was a legend and we are proud and happy and are honored that we have had such a great dog ,..legend, in our lives. He still lives in his progeny.. The hard thing is that we have to pay with tremendous pain for the love, devotion and learning lessons about life and our selves dogs like Dargo give us.
However it is a fair trade.
As I always like to say about dogs like Dargo : He was a good Samurai.
Please scroll below to see all pictures. Our organization provides K9 for all purposes and we love to see our dogs to serve in a wide varity of situations. We are matching our dogs with situations in families with children, where they are providing companionship fun and protection, to the toughest of the tasks like police or even able to work with Israeli homeland defence special forces.
Hero K9's all over the world from our kennels.
(NORBO BEN-JU (SON)) Attached is some photos of Frajer first days at work. He had been on the street with his new handler for 3 hours when they made a bust. The next day he found $70,000 (drug money) I told you this dog was special. He finished his Narcotic Detection training in record time, he knew what I was going to ask of him before I did. Excellent dog. I would buy 100 of him
Thanks Ron Camelot K-9 Academy.
Thus we are very proud to announce that one of our own, the K9 Orion Jipo-Me aka "Simba", which was acompanying his master on regular military exercise in the area of Gaza, helped discover and destroy a group of 3 criminals. Even so "Simba" is privately own and was in training in special civil defence , this protection training done by Amnon B. I., which is one of our associates, enabeled Orion - "Simba" to endure and to operate and attack under light and heavy machine gun fire exchange. This balanced dog is a result of
excellent training done by Amnon B.I. backed by superior genetic backgroud. This is what our German Shepherd Dogs are all about.
Orion is a son of our BALI Panta-Rei and OSSI z Antdagu. Israeli media is in admiring this awesome hero who loves his guys and protect them without hesitation. ORION WAS DURING THE ATTACK ONLY 8 MO OLD!
New Hero K9 Jack Scroll down for story and picture.
The following incident occurred on Sunday Aug. 13, 2006 in Scottsdale Arizona.
I was awoken by a loud bark from my 2 year old male German Shepherd named Jack. Jack is a Czech German Shepherd that I obtained from Alpine K9, and was trained in a personal protection sport called “ZVV” which is similar to Shutzhund here in the U.S.
Jack does not normally bark at night so it seemed unusual that his bark was so determined and guttural. Waking from my groggy sleep, I assumed that the
source of Jack’s concern was my wife moving the headboard enough to hit our wall.
When she denied doing this, I realized I would have to make the rounds around the house to make sure everything was OK.
My wife’s sister was visiting at the time, and she was using my nine year old son Jonathan’s room. Jonathan was sleeping on the fold-out sleeper in our family room. As I opened the master bedroom door, I noticed that Jon was not in the sleeper as I had expected. I was not immediately alarmed since Jonathan would often sleep in his older brother, David’s room many times during the week.
As I approached the living room, I could make out a figure lying in the smaller love seat. I was puzzled because the length of the shape was much longer than my son Jonathan’s. Jack approached cautiously and started to a low guttural growl again. As I approached the figure on the couch, I was able to discern facial features and realized that this was someone that I did not recognize!
My heart leaped into my throat! Who was this strange man in our living room? I quickly went back to the bedroom and to be thorough, asked my wife whether
the kids had anyone in the neighborhood visiting for a sleep-over. My wife replied that none of the kid’s friends were spending the night. At that point I told my wife that a stranger was in our house and to dial 911. I quickly opened my gun safe and retrieved a Springfield XD 9mm subcompact with a laser attachment. Knowing that the police were on their way, I racked a round into the chamber, swallowed hard, and went out to face the danger that had now materialized.
I turned on the foyer light giving me more light to discern the figure lying on the love-seat. It looked as if the stranger was sleeping. I turned on my laser, and kept the weapon trained on this new threat. I commanded Jack to go into a “Leeday” command which is the Czech command for watch and guard. If the intruder were to wake up and attempt to get up, the dog would immediately attack. Jack lay down immediately, ears erect and alert, with full attention on the intruder. There was no doubt in my mind that this 100 pound German Shepherd Dog would lay down his life for mine.
Time seemed to pass slowly. Minutes seemed an eternity. Many thoughts
raced through my mind. What if there was a second intruder? Where was my
son Jon? Were my kids safe? I made the hard decision to leave the intruder,
guarded by Jack, and to go back into our bedroom and ask my wife to find the
kids and barricade herself and the kids in case the situation got worse.
She was still talking to the 911 operator but followed my whispered request to
find the kids and lock the door. I went back with my XD 9mm subcompact and
settled in the chair across from the intruder, waiting for the police arrival.
Again, time seemed an eternity. The intruder’s cell phone was going off every
few minutes like clock work. The rapper/ gangsta ring tone told me that this
individual was definitely from a different background and culture than my own.
My anxiety was increased by more minutes of silence. Again my thoughts
turned to a second intruder and whether my wife was able to make it to the
I decided to leave the intruder guarded by Jack and find out about my children.
I found my wife walking in the halls by the kid’s bedroom. She seemed OK but I
was frustrated and whispered an angry request for her to lock herself in the
kid’s bedroom. I didn’t find out until later that she was wondering the house
because while she found our oldest 11 year old sleeping in his bed, she had yet
to find our 9 year old son Jon. Later she did find Jon sleeping with David,
hidden by some blankets.
I went back to the living room and joined Jack in the vigilant watch over the
sleeping intruder. Thinking through all the scenarios that may confront me, I
decided that if the intruder woke up, the intruder would have to surrender
immediately. I made the decision ahead of time that if the intruder did not obey
my commands to surrender, that instead of deploying the dog, I would have to
shoot the man. I still did not know whether there were other accomplices or
not and I was not about to spend precious time using my dog to convince him
to comply when time may be of the essence for my family’s safety. I would
expend my 15 rounds of 9mm hollow points and then use the attack trained
German Shepherd as my last defense in case he was hyped up on crack or
some other drug that somehow gave him the strength to survive the barrage of
The police arrived a few minutes later. I heard their calls through the door,
which triggered more barking from Jack. I released Jack from the “Leedhay”
command and repositioned Jack away from the intruder and told him to stay
with the “Zustain” command.
After repositioning my dog, I opened the door and the officer’s asked me to
place my weapon down before they would enter. I complied and brought the
officers in to take care of business. They asked me to make the weapon safe
and I quickly removed the magazine and unchambered the live round in the
The police woke the suspect up and it turns out that this individual was
intoxicated beyond all belief. It seems that we had inadvertently left the front
door un-locked and he just happened to be looking for a place to crash. I was
glad that I had not used deadly force on this individual, but things had gotten
pretty close and would have gotten much more complicated if he had woken
The police handcuffed the suspect and took him away for booking. I asked the
second police officer to verify that the house was secured. I followed the
officer, with Jack by my side as backup to the officer.
We went room to room and everything was in order with no signs of visible
entry. The police and I both surmised that we must have left the front door
unlocked. Rest assured that we learned our lesson… always lock your doors
before turning in for the night!
The entire family gave Jack a big hug for his vigilance and bravery. For the rest
of the night, Jack slept by the living room couch, as if to protect the house from
a repeat of the night’s incident. It took a while to get back to sleep, but with our
big Czech German Shepherd on duty, we finally dozed off. K9 Jack sold by
Memorable Dogs and Hero K-9s
To all of you whose dog have died I would like to say this:
They all die too soon and we pay hard,..very hard price of pain for the love, devotion and honesty we get from our dogs. These dogs were put here to teach you these and other qualities and that is why they sometimes needed to go a little earlier then most.
Long time ago I have realized that such pain is our tuition which we pay for that learning. It a painful but fair deal. If you feel such pain then such dogs have done absolutely everything they could for us and for that we owe them that we will never forget them. I know exactly the pain, you all whose dogs have died.
You must look at their death from different angle. The angle which I have offered you above. Then and only then you will accept their untimely demise with more ease and yes with gratitude for what they have done for you. And how they have changed you for the better.
All these dogs are amazing sages.
K9 Aiko passed Dec 29, 2010
I have met Aiko when I was transferring replacement K9 Roky on Paul Corso. He was an excellent K9, friend, and partner of Paul and a member of his family.
I am sorry that he had to go in dogie heaven. They always go too soon. He OK now. This always reminds me that we pay for their love, devotion and protectiveness with our pain.
I am sorry Paul.....I know how it hurts.
Aiko assisted in the capture of 272 wanted people and found over $426,000 worth of narcotics after beginning duty in 2000.
Aiko was Gwinnette county SO K9 handeled by Paul Corso.
For more details read the link below.
Just My Dog
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds;
my other ears that hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being;
by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man.
With him, I am all-powerful
He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things
He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever — in case I need him.
And I expect I will — as I always have.
He is just my dog.