Updated information and pictures involving all
aspects of the King Shepherd Breed!
MBIS, MBISS Supreme Grand Monarch Ch. Chateau
De Chief's Bustah Bruin CD, CGC, TT, HIT -
"Bustah", checking out his son; and
his son is checking out "Dad" as
Ch. Bustah, Ch. pointed Thunder and Bunny with their three
Head Types through the Generations:
Chateau De Chief is
proud to recognize four generations of Multiple Best
in Specialty Winners and Best in Show Winners,
beginning with MBIS, MBISS Ch. Chateau De Chief's
Bustah Bruin, CGC, CD, TT, HIT, ROM, pictured below!
Bruin"- owned by. S. Watts-Cross & G. Cross
Ch. "Sirius Wolf" - son of Ch. Bustah
Bruin - owned by. J. Wible and S.
Ch. "Saber Bruin" - son of Ch. Sirius
Wolf; Grandson of Ch. Bustah Bruin - owned
by Anne, Mark & Kirsty Pierson and S.
to Ch. Chateau De Chief's Saber Bruin the
2006 AKSC Grand Monarch!
"Judah" - son of Ch. Sirius Wolf;
Grandson of Ch. Bustah Bruin - owned by J.
Congratulations to MBIS/MBISS Gr. Monarch Ch. Chateau
De Chief's Sammie Buca, CGC, TT CDa (a
BIS/BISS Supreme Grand Monarch Ch. Chateau De
Chief's Bustah Bruin, CD, TT, HIT, ROM) with owner
Debbie O'Connell, winner of Two All Breed Best in
Shows (ARBA and Rarities) and one Best in Specialty
show, in four weeks of campaigning.
Congratulations to BIS, MBISS Ch. Chateau De
Chief's Sabre Bruin, CGC (shown winning an
All Breed Best in Show in February 2007, a
GRANDSON of BIS/BISS
Supreme Grand Monarch Ch. Chateau De Chief's Bustah
Bruin, CD, TT, HIT, ROM) with owner
Kirsty Pierson (co-owned by SWC), 2005 and
2006 AKSC Grand Monarch, AKSC Best in Show
Winner and All Breed Best in Show Winner!
Congratulations to RBIS, MBISS Ch. Chateau De Chief's
Snoopy's Red Barron Badger, CGC, (shown
winning a Herding Group First in the Fall of
2006, a GREAT GRANDSON of BIS/BISS Supreme Grand Monarch
Ch. Chateau De Chief's Bustah Bruin, CD, TT,
HIT, ROM) with owner Debbie O'Connell
(co-owned by SWC), 2006
#1 King Shepherd in ARBA, 2006 Rarities
Grand Champion, 2006 Reserve Grand Monarch,
AKSC Best in Show Winner and All Breed
Reserve Best in Show Winner!
month old Jake and his Kangaroo! Jake
is a Ch. Bustah Grandson!
Congratulations to Chateau De Chief's
Bishop (at 3 1/2 months), owned by William Stanton and Jane
Fitzgerald (handled by Gus Cooper), for
winning two Best of Breed Puppy's and one
Best of Opposite Puppy out of four shows,
during the 2005 Fall Extravaganza weekend!
Shepherd ABC's and 123's"
following is information on the Background of the
King Shepherd breed that has been previously stated
to those who have inquired.
a breed a "rare breed"? Typically in the
US, a rare breed is classified as a breed which does
not have AKC recognition; a breed which is newly
developed or is still in the process of being
refined; a breed which is in development; a breed
which has very small numbers; a breed which may be
AKC recognized, but does not conform to the AKC
standard of said breed or a breed that is developed
by breeding certain deviant characteristics of an
otherwise known AKC breed.
Shepherd breed can fit several of the definitions
above as a "rare breed". The King Shepherd
breed of dog was developed with the vision of a
large sized or "king-sized" German Shepherd, with
differences in temperament, conformation and of
course size, as compared to the German Shepherd.
It is no surprise that German Shepherd is the main
ingredient in the King Shepherd. In fact one
of the first rare breed organizations that
recognized the breed included among its acceptable
definitions on how an F1 Generation King Shepherd
could be produced was by "breeding a King to a
German Shepherd; breeding a King to a Shiloh
Shepherd (another "rare breed" which is highly
influenced by the German Shepherd); and breeding a
German Shepherd to a Shiloh Shepherd". Originally
the King Shepherd was indeed produced by selective
breedings of specific bloodlines of German Shepherd
dogs that deviated from the AKC Ideal German
Shepherd Standard of the Breed. Later on in
the years, the American King Shepherd Club, Inc.
(AKSC) has reformed the King Shepherd Standard of
the breed and introduced other breeds, to try to
strengthen the King Shepherd breed as well as to
build upon the characteristics that make the King
different from the AKC Standard of the German
registers the King Shepherd breed and issues
individual and unique registration names and numbers
for those dogs and their ancestors who are used in
the King Shepherd breeding program as well as for
puppies that are produced. The King is
accepted by several rare breed organizations which
allows the breed to be shown in breed competitions
as well as obedience competitions. Interested
individuals typically wish to add a King to their
family because of their love for the German Shepherd
breed; but are disillusioned of what some German
Shepherds have become. Individuals add a King
to their family because of the general looks and
temperament of the King; not because it is
considered as a "rare breed" in many peoples eyes.
Most individuals do research on the German Shepherd
and the King and find that the average pet price for
a well bred German Shepherd of Import lines or show
lines could be well over $1,200.00 and range to more
than $4000; the average price for a pet quality King
years the AKSC has encountered individuals who are
not in agreement with our goals in producing the
King Shepherd. There have been a handful of King
owners who are quick to sling negative epithets in
our direction because or our beliefs and efforts of
our breeding program. The AKSC finds it a bit
ironic that many of these same individuals (who
question the background of the King) absolutely
adore their Kings and continue to exhibit these very
same Kings in rare breed King Shepherd shows,
specialties and events. The AKSC also finds it
very interesting that these same individuals fail to
realize that if it were not for the AKSC or
individuals who purchased their breeding or
foundation stock through an AKSC member, they would
not own their cherished King Shepherds.
Furthermore, there is a smattering of individuals
who believe that the King is "just a King-sized
German Shepherd". While the AKSC will not
argue with these individuals and based on the
original vision and genetics of the King, to a
German Shepherd Purist, there is an element of
truth. However, the AKSC believes that the
King is indeed unique because it consistently
deviates from the Ideal German Shepherd that is
described in the AKC German Shepherd Standard of the
Breed and we will continue to love, promote and work
on the "evolution" of bettering the King Shepherd
Breed for the future.
final analysis, we should ask ourselves these
questions: Do you enjoy your dog? Is it social
with you and others? Is it easy to train and
control? Is it healthy? Is is a loving
and loyal, priceless companion that enhances
your life? If so, owning a King Shepherd has
fulfilled its main purpose in your life. That
is what it's really all about.