OUR DOGS HAVE INCLUDED THERAPY DOGS WORKING WITH DISABLED CHILDREN AND PALLIATIVE CARE AS WELL AS SERVICE TYPE DOGS.
QUALIFICATIONS OF CHRISTINE ANDERSON
Delta Society Accredited Instructor and Assessor
German Shepherd Dog League Instructor 1978
Understanding The Canine Human Interaction Canine Institute (credit)
The General Certificate of CanineStudies Canine Institute (credit)
Workplace Trainer Cat. 1 Adult Tutor Janalli Community College
Grief Counselling Palliative Care
Christine Anderson founded Beychief Kennels 1972. In the late 1980s Andrew (Graham)
Anderson joined the kennels. Graham is a veteran of four military conflicts including Korea and Vietnam. He remains a Dogs NSW Member with his wife, Christine. In 2018 Melissa Globits, professional dog trainer came into the BEYCHIEF PREFIX after knowing and working with Christine since 1994.
By breeding from animals with "A" and "Z" Stamps via GERMAN SHEPHERD NATIONAL COUNCIL or low scores under the AVA Scheme and avoiding inbreeding, the chances of puppies developing problems is minimised. However, breeders can do only so much to lessen the chances of genetic/environmental problems happening. It is not possible to guarantee a dog will not develop problems.
Over nutrition and incorrect exercise can cause or worsen a lot of developmental problems, especially too much protein and calories. Shepherd puppies should be kept slim. In purchasing a German Shepherd puppy we advise strongly you go to a breeder who has ANKC registered puppies. Further, the German Shepherd Dog Clubs affilliated with National Council impose restrictions on their members' breeding practices and keep a data base of genetic and other health issues which is advantageous to anybody interested in the breed.
Research the health issues facing the breed (all breeds, including designer ones, have problems, not just the German Shepherd Dog). It is unwise going out to buy "A big one". The German Shepherd Dog has both height and weight limits in the Breed Standard. There is a reason for this. As a working dog oversize limits its agility and frequently the larger the dog the shorter the life span. It is an athlete of the dog world.
It has served as Messenger, War Dog, Police and Security Dog, Shepherd Dog, Search and Rescue Dog, Guide Dog, Therapy Dog and loyal companion.
BEYCHIEF KENNELS SUPPORTS THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUBS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE WORKING LINES OBTAINED WILL BE X-RAYED UNDER THE NATIONAL SCHEME OF THE GSDCA
CHRISTINE IS A MEMBER OF German Shepherd Dog League of NSW Inc. Dogs NSW. Life Member RSPCA. Life Member NSW Animal Welfare League. Life Member Royal NSW Inst for Deaf and Blind Children (1976). She has also trained tv and film dogs, held training classes in USA, UK and spent time in PNG observing native camp dogs, spent time with wolf researchers and studied wildlife in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya with veterinarians.
PHOTOS Chris and Leada 2. Graham with a wolf in USA