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A1K9 Family Protection Dog Kaatje Head

Family Production Dog – Kaatje

18th December 2019

About Kaatje

Kaatje is Duvel’s litter sister and was imported from Holland by us as a family protection dog candidate. Like her brother, Kaatje is very social, well balanced and keen to learn and one could be forgiven for underestimating the abilities of this young female which are well masked by her cuddly nature and compact size. Kaatje will without doubt reach the high standards we set for our elite family protection dogs and will certainly appeal to a family looking for a more compact family pet, companion and protector. We look forward to further updating her bio and pics as her training progresses.


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12th June 2020
A1K9 Family Protection Dog Blaze Head

Family Protection Dog – Blaze

29th October 2019

About Blaze

Blaze is a very handsome cropped and docked, male Dobermann that we were lucky enough to source and import from one of our colleagues in Eastern Europe.  It is very rare these days to find Dobermanns of this quality with the clear headedness, strong work ethic and the capability to switch seamlessly from chilling out by the fire to being fully committed and willing to protect.

Charles originally started out with Dobermanns nearly 40 years ago and has said that Blaze reminds him of the dogs of that era; calm, yet courageous in the extreme, which is indeed a compliment coming from a man who has seen and worked so many dogs over the years.

In terms of temperament, Blaze is very social with all people and is accepting of other dogs as long as they are respectful and don’t push the boundaries.

His work ethic is superb in that he aims to please and learns very quickly and he seems to like all aspects of training and excels in whatever he is being taught, whether that be the obedience or the protection work.

Blaze is without doubt one of the best if not the best Dobermann to have ever been trained at A1K9 and he will without any doubt graduate with distinction.

Blaze is an easy dog to handle and live with, being very controllable and biddable in all day to day situations and would be a great addition to any family who are looking for a great pet and serious protection dog in Dobermann form.

To say highly recommended would really be an understatement!!

We are so impressed with this boy, we have already secured his half-brother and are trying to buy his litter brother, both of whom are similarly talented and good looking too.

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Chase Head

Family Protection Dog – Chase

17th December 2019

About Chase 

Chase is one of our top-level A1K9 Family Protection Dogs, imported by us from Czech and from the very best working lines.

He has very striking looks, with a wonderfully thick, dark sable, luxurious coat all wrapped around a compact and well-muscled frame.

Chase has a happy nature, and unless one has seen him working you might assume that he’s simply a family pet, but we can assure you that beneath the looks resides a very capable dog, certainly not one to be messed with!

The ultimate ‘stealth’ German Shepherd, he is a powerful protector when called upon and can quickly neutralise any threat to his family, whilst also being a very easy to handle dog, perfect for a busy family home, even with younger children.


Family Protection Dog – Dora

31st July 2020

This is a powerful looking German Shepherd female! Not many dogs carry this type nowadays, and Dora the A1K9 Personal Protection dog really has the looks and build of a bygone age. She has a strong head, heavy bone structure and a less common variant of the sable colour pattern, making her quite something to behold.

But it isn’t all about looks, and here at A1K9 we reject far more dogs than we accept, because we value performance. Dora performs! She has embraced all of the obedience and protection scenarios here at A1K9, and she is ready for her new owners, who will sleep soundly knowing Dora is on the case.

Dora has hips and elbow certifications of 0/0, the best available, and her valid passport means that she really can be Dora the Explorer!


Family Protection Dog – Lex

12th June 2020

About Lex

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Lex really is a good as it gets. One of our top-level dogs, his powerful and impressive protection work is matched only by his calm and affectionate nature when he isn’t working.

Lex is a large, sable male German Shepherd dog, with a very strong head and a happy expression, which quickly changes when his loved ones are threatened. We selected him from the very best of Eastern European bloodlines, and he has lived up to the promise of his ancestors!

It would be a foolish criminal to choose to tangle with Lex, and we suspect his strong territorial nature and look alone would deter all but the most foolish of intruders.

A perfect addition to a family looking for a high level of security and yet wanting to incorporate a fun dog with lots of character who enjoys the hustle and bustle of family life and wants to be part of it. Lex is also an awesome jogging companion, liberating you to jog in areas where you might not want to run alone.


Family Protection Dog – Mia

12th June 2020


A1K9 Mia is a beautiful, dark sable, German Shepherd female sourced from our partners in the Czech Republic. As one would expect from a dog with her breeding, she has superb conformation, great movement and a truly sweet temperament. Mia is great with all other dogs, both males and females and is very steady around young children, making her a great choice for a family with younger kids and other dogs.


As an A1K9 Family Protection dog, Mia will fit in easily with most people and is very easy-going as long as all is well. If a threat is presented to her loved ones, watch out, because that is when you will see the cocktail of working heritage and A1K9 training… she’s a force to be reckoned with and a strong protector of her people!


As with all of our specially selected German Shepherd imports, A1K9 Mia has hips and elbows certified to 0/0, the best possible score.



Family Protection Dog – Quinn

16th June 2020

Here is something a little different!

Whilst we certainly accept that the German Shepherd is considered by many to be the ultimate working dog, there are other breeds that have representatives worthy of becoming A1K9 Executive or Family Protection Dogs too, and we make great efforts to find them!

A1K9 Quinn is a Malinois from top KNPV breeding, selected by us from our associates in Holland. He is s a truly capable dog, with impressive protection work and excellent obedience too.

Equally impressive is Quinn’s ability to switch off and chill, and we have rarely seen a Malinois this able to simply be a dog, relax and enjoy having his belly rubbed.

We recommend Quinn to the discerning client who has identified the need for a top-level protection dog who will fit in with any family dynamic whilst providing a very real solution to any security breach or threat to the family.


Family protection dog Amo at A1K9.

Family Protection Dog – Amo

30th November 2018

About Amo

Amo is a nicely marked, sable, short coated, German Shepherd male, imported by us from the Czech Republic.
Amo is a medium sized dog with a strong head, but just because he is not the biggest it certainly does not mean that he is not one to be reckoned with, as any unwanted visitor would soon find out!
During his time here at A1K9, Amo has completed all his training and proved he has a steady calm nature and great laid back personality, so would be well suited to any family.
Amo is very obedient and biddable,making him a very easy dog to live with. He will happily chill out in the living room with you or be just as content to accompany you on a long walk!
Amo gets along well with people of all ages and is very social until given reason not to be! He is however a very territorial dog so would naturally do a great job keeping his home and grounds safe under his watchful eye.
All in all- Amo would be a fantastic family pet as well as being the family’s personal bodyguard.

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Dutch Herder Duval

Protection Dog – Duvel

17th December 2019

About Duvel

Duvel is a superb young Dutch Herder male of KNPV breeding that we were fortunate to acquire through our colleagues in Holland. Duvel is a well-balanced, social dog, who likes to join in with whatever is going on and is happy mixing with people of all ages and other dogs. He is proving to be a delight to train as he is a quick learner and is extremely keen to please. He will, without doubt, make a top-level family protection dog in addition to being an amazing family pet. Certainly, one to watch as his training progresses and we look forward to further updating his bio and sharing some more pictures of this super young dog. I have a feeling Duvel will be reserved in advance of his training being completed.

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Lobo Head

Protection Dog – Lobo

23rd December 2019

About Lobo

Here we present A1K9 family protection dog Lobo, a dark sable male German Shepherd of impeccable breeding, hailing from a long line of well-known working dogs from our partners in the Czech Republic.

Lobo is an incredibly relaxed young dog, who just takes every aspect of life in his stride, seemingly unfazed by anything. He is an easy dog to live with, happy to play ball, lay down by the fire or simply go for a stroll with his humans, but he has a serious side when required. Lobo displays superb protective capability, and is progressing well with all aspects of his training and is already a good way along the road to earning his A1K9 elite title.

A1K9 Lobo is a dog of the highest calibre and like all of our imported stock, his hips and elbows are x rayed and certified as 0/0, the highest possible grade achievable.

Lobo is, without doubt, a strong contender for any family looking to effectively reduce their threat profile whilst at the same time incorporating a well behaved, obedient, family pet and protector into their family home.

buffy family protection dog

Trained Dogs For Sale – Buffy

20th February 2017

Information about Buffy

Family protection dog Buffy is a working line female, imported by A1K9 from the Czech Republic. Trained to a high level in both obedience and protection, Buffy may be compact in stature, yet she has similar capability of some of our larger males. Buffy is a really sweet natured girl who gets on well with people of all ages and is generally good around other dogs and stock. She has an endearing personality and will wow even non dog people with her cute, cheeky, cuddly character.

An ideal choice for a client who has an existing male dog who wants the safety and security that one of our dogs can bring in female form.

Buffy is a really sweet natured girl who gets on well with people of all ages and is generally good around other dogs and stock. She has an endearing personality and will wow even non dog people with her cute, cheeky, cuddly character. An ideal choice for a client who has an existing male dog who wants the safety and security that one of our dogs can bring in female form.

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Boogie Head

Trained Protection Dog – Bugatti

24th September 2019

About Bugatti

Bugatti or Boogie to her friends is a young adult Dark Sable female German Shepherd, who like many of our Executive Protection Dogs, was selected and imported by us from the Czech Republic and has superb working lines.

Boogie has shown great promise and aptitude in all aspects of her training throughout and has passed through all of her A1K9 training with ease, a real “A” grade student.

She is a territorial dog, having been raised in a family home environment and behaves accordingly. Following a suitable handover, we are sure that Boogie will fit in seamlessly with her new family. Sound good? She is, but that’s just one side to her character. Boogie is a strong protection dog from a long line of selectively bred working lines, and despite her cute name, doesn’t dance around when it comes to doing her duty! Boogies looks alone have a high deterrent value, however, if deterrent is not enough, this girl can certainly deliver the goods in terms of protecting those who she loves and once in protection mode, she has proved to be fearless; that said, she is at her happiest having a game of ball in the garden or enjoying some chill out time with her human friends.

To round Boogie up, she really is well adjusted, well rounded and very obedient young female that loves life and loves interaction with her owners, but being the bad guy when Boogie is keeping watch would be a very VERY bad idea as she is an extremely able protector with a piercing stare from her watchful eyes!

A truly fabulous female and of course, it goes without saying like all of our top dogs she has hip and elbows certified as 0/0, the best classification available.

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Ilton Head

Trained Protection Dog – Ilton

23rd December 2019

About Ilton

Ilton is a very handsome, show line German Shepherd and is what many people picture when considering the breed, and if the classic black and tan is your preference, it can be very difficult indeed to find one with the ability to match the looks. A1K9 Ilton, however, has it all; he is a substantial male from show stock, with a striking appearance, the willingness to work and a strong attitude when it comes to the protection of his loved ones.

We sourced Ilton from our partners in the Czech Republic, who know just how discerning we are here at A1K9 when it comes to putting our name, and well-deserved reputation, to any dog. It is a fact that very few show line dogs are capable of achieving the exacting standards that we set; hence you will see more working line GSDs on our site.

Ilton is a very easy dog to handle and is happy interacting with humans of all ages, so an ideal choice for a family looking for the traditional German Shepherd look but requiring the peace of mind A1K9 dogs are known to provide.

A1K9 Ilton is an Executive Level Family Protection dog which we are happy to recommend without hesitation.

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Dobermann Rocco Head

Trained Protection Dog – Rocco

18th December 2019

About Rocco

Rocco is yet another high quality Dobermann male that we were fortunate enough to secure and import as a candidate to train as an A1K9 family protection dog. Rocco is also related to A1K9 Blaze and he shares many of the positive attributes possessed by his half-brother. He is very clear headed, calm and accepting of new situations, environments and people and seems to see adversity as nothing more than something he needs to overcome. Rocco was raised in a family home with children and other dogs and is already mentally more mature than his age would suggest.
He has quickly taken to our specialised training and is likely to make the top grade when his training has been completed.
Rocco will be a great choice for anyone looking to bring a trained Dobermann into their household as both a loyal pet and capable protection dog traits that the Dobermann breed was once well known for. He will definitely appeal to anyone with a passion for cropped and docked Dobermanns that still have an inherent ability and willingness to work, traits that are becoming harder to find these days, even in dogs from top European breeding.
We are eagerly watching Rocco’s progress, whilst being quietly confident that this young dog will exceed even our own expectations.

A1K9 Family Protection Dog Dobermann Thor Head

Trained Protection Dog – Thor

17th December 2019

About Thor

A1K9 Thor is a superb cropped and docked, liver and tan Dobermann male that we imported from Romania. Thor is A1K9 Blaze’s litter brother and it is already evident that this boy has all the necessary attributes to follow swiftly in his brother’s footsteps. Thor is just like his brother as regards his temperament and attitude, taking everything calmly in his stride and enjoying learning the new things that we have been teaching him. On both the obedience and protection fronts, he is proving that the Dobermanns as a breed have not lost that working ability, it’s just a question of finding the right dogs and in Thor’s case we have certainly done that. We will be giving further updates on this lovely lad as his training progresses; however, I am fairly certain Thor will develop into another top notch A1K9 family protection dog in Dobermann form.


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