Head Trainer | Director of Breeding
“Rick” as he is known to friends, opened his first training kennel for dogs of all breeds. in 1975 and quickly began importing dogs from Germany primarily for police work and sport. Within two years the business was importing more than 20 dogs per month from Germany and working with Police Departments from New York to California as well as sport enthusiasts. These were the early formative years of both Police dogs and the German Sport of Schutzhund now known as IPO in the USA.
Titling his first Schutzhund dog in 1976 and competing in his first Schutzhund III National Championship in 1978. He has been active since that time titling multiple dogs to Schutzhund and AKC titles, competing in several Regional, National and International events.
He has qualified for Four WUSV/WUSV Universal World Teams as well 4 times scoring 100-point performances in IPO III tracking; once at the RSV2000 WM World Championship and at The GSDCA National Championship with various “V” performances overall and in all IPO III categories.
He is proud to have accomplished:
5th place in the 2014 WUSV World Universal IPG3 Sieger Championship in Slovakia
19th place in the 2016 RSV2000 World Championship with 100 in Tracking
NASA Vice-National SchH III Champion
2 x’s GSDCA Vice National IPO III Champion
4th place GSDCA-WDA National Championship
GSDCA-WDA IPO 1 National Champion
SE Regional IPO II Champion
3rd place SE Regional IPO III Champion
Mid-East Regional IPO III Championship Highest scoring dog in trial
USCA WUSV qualification participant.
WUSV World IPO3 Competition team member
Rick is the only handler/trainer ever to win both the Universal Sieger and Universal Siegeren IPG3 titles at the GSDCA National Universal Sieger Championship on the same day (male and female)
He has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to own, handle and/or train many wonderful dogs including:
Etzel vom Amselof Hof SchH III Korung – 1980 German Rottweiler Bundesseiger Champion and USA National Schutzhund III Competitor
Silge vom Busecker Schloss SchH III – Sister to the Bundesseiger Sagus vom Busecker Schloss
Cherry von der Eisqelle Schutzhund III KKl1a – Seven Country European Schutzhund III Champion and USA National Competitor
Urs vom Elbachtal SchH III KKl1a – WUSV and German Bundessieger Competitor and USCA National Schutzhund III competitor
Alf vom Julioeck SchH III KKl1a – German BundesSeiger Competitor and USA National Schutzhund III Competitor
Nikko von der Ruine Engelhaus IPOIII – 1977 USCA GSD National SchH III Champion
In the last 10 years Rick has trained and handled various dogs for titles and/or titled multiple different Schutzhund dogs including:
Cora vom V Rio Negro IPO III KKl-1a;
R-Alf Ot Vitosha vom Haus Schair IPO II;
Pan vom Ruhbachtal IPO II;
SG-1 Anna Von der Seilschaft IPOIII-KKl1a–2011 National IPO III Championship and WDA Universal Sieger Qualifier scoring 292 in IPO I and 286 in IPO III
Franta “Frank” Anrebri IPO III KKl-1a – National IPO I Champion, SE Regional IPO II Champion, multiple times IPO III, National IPO III Championship Qualifier, 292 points in IPO III
V 10 -Ayk vom Horrenwinkel IPO3 KKl1a – 2014 WUSV Qualifier 2014, LGA competitor, 1st Place 2015 GSDCA International Sieger Champion, 2015 Vice-National IPO III Champion and 2015 WUSV Combined Qualifier.
SG-1 Gypsy vom Rosenschlag IPO III KKl1a – 2014 WUSV Universal Siegeren in Slovakia 5th place, 2015 GSDCA Universal Siegeren 1st Place, 2015 WUSV Universal Sieger Championship Qualifier Italy, 2015 WUSV Combined Qualifier 7th place, 2015 WUSV World Team Qualifier (alternate), 2016 GSDCA Vice National IPO III Champion, 19th place at the RSV2000 WM World Championship with 100 in tracking.
SG-Paul vom Ketscher Wald IPO III Kkla – Landesgruppen Sieger 2x’s, 2016 RSV 5th place World Championship, 2016 Mid East Regional Highest Scoring IPO III Dog in Trial, 3rd Place 2018 South East Regional IPO III Championship.
Ike vom Haus Schair IPG3 Kkla – A Gipsy son and successful competition dog in Germany. Ike has proven himself in High Level Competitions in Germany with High Scores in all three evens with 98 and 99 in Protection! Now standing at Stud in our kennel.
Ego z Danaru IPO 3 –– High in trial, tracking, obedience and protection in IPO 1 with 99-93-96=289 V
Franta “Frank” Vom Anrebri IPO3 Kkla IPO1 National Champion, High scoring in many events.
Rick is currently successfully competing with his new dog
Irak vom Scwarzen Bar IPG3, FH, FH2, IPG FH2.
Irak has successfully competed in the German BundesSieger Championship and many tacking events.
He is the Vice Sieger in LG13 in IFH2.
He has been High in Trial in the USA as well.