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MBIS, MBISS Supreme Grand Monarch Ch. Chateau De Chief's Bustah Bruin CD, CGC, TT, HIT - 156 pounds


"Bustah", checking out his son; and his son is checking out "Dad" as well!

Ch. Bustah, Ch. pointed Thunder and Bunny with their three charges!

Head Types through the Generations:


Ch. "Bustah Bruin"- owned by. S. Watts-Cross & G. Cross

Ch. "Sirius Wolf" - son of Ch. Bustah Bruin - owned by. J. Wible and S. Watts-Cross

Ch. "Saber Bruin" - son of Ch. Sirius Wolf; Grandson of Ch. Bustah Bruin - owned by Anne, Mark & Kirsty Pierson and S. Watts-Cross.  Congratulations 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. Wheeler

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!

Congratulations to MBIS/MBISS Gr. Monarch Ch. Chateau De Chief's Sammie Buca, CGC, TT CDa (a DAUGHTER of 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.

BIS Sabre
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!

8 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!

"King Shepherd ABC's and 123's"

The following is information on the Background of the King Shepherd breed that has been previously stated to those who have inquired.

What makes 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.

The King 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 Shepherd. 

The AKSC 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 is $1,250.00.  

Over the 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.

In the 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.

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MBIS, MBISS Ch. Chateau De Chief's Bustah Bruin, CGC, CD, PennHip  at 16 months of age, winning Best in Show at the 1998 ARBA Garden State Classic Show!

MBIS, MBISS Ch. Chateau De Chief's Bustah Bruin, CGC, CD, PennHip at 28 months of age, repeating his previous Best in Show win at the 1999 ARBA Garden State Classic Show!