few involved with Czech dogs who haven't heard of this dog. Tom z Pohranicni
straze is a legend. One of the most prepotent sires of our times Tom has
sired well over 150 litters in his breeding career and was still standing at stud
at the age of 12 yrs. Tom is a stud of larger build and beautiful
conformation. His fame as a stud dog is not simply due to his own career as a
police dog, which he retired from at the age of 10, but to his ability to pass
on his excellent work ethic and fighting drive to his offspring. He has numerous
puppies that are working the streets as police K9's with an enormous amount of
power and confidence and he has also produced a number of litters for the z Pohranicni straze kennel, as
well as being the winner of the 1999 International Stud Dog Show in Bratislava -
truly an accomplishment that none but the greatest achieve
working as a police canine Tom was able to confront real situations with a level
head and fierce fighting drive. He was able to take on opponents with no
hesitation while both training and working. Due to Tom's retirement his handler
is now working with a Tom son, a testament to his ability to reproduce what a K9
handler finds necessary in a partner.
lineage is truly 'old world.' His sire, Cordon An-Sat, was considered to be the
greatest producer of police dogs. Cordon was titled to ZM, ZVV3 and an IPO3.
There are only a handful of dogs each year that are of a high enough caliber to
be able to obtain the prestigious ZVV3 title. Tom also is a descendant of Klara
z Pohranicni straze, Klara was considered to be the Pohranicni's all time best
brood bitch; as well as the DDR great Held v. Ritterberg. Pedigrees containing
Held are most sought after in the working DDR and Czech world due to his
genetics that are known for producing strong dogs capable of true work.
the temperament we all seek in a true working dog, the conformation that allows
him to fully utilize his powerful strength, the pedigree to back it up and the
ability to pass it all on to his descendants. While Tom himself is a 'once in a
lifetime' type of dog we will be continuing his legend through his progeny and by
striving to achieve the 'perfect' working dog in our breeding program.