Breeding, Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Herding, Service Dogs.
Becoming a champion is a long road with lots of ups and downs. To become an AKC Champion, usually you have to go to a lot of dog shows. A judge decides if you meet the standard for your breed and deems you a winner. You must accumulate 15 points under 3 different judges. At least 2 of these judges need to give you 3 or more points on that day. Points are determined by how many dogs of the same sex were defeated on that day; shows worth 3 points or more are called Majors. The AKC has lots of information on dog showing and how to get started. Check it out below
Where to Start? Acquire the best possible female you can, put long hours into her care and wellbeing. Work hard to make her everything you think she needs to be a mom then you're ready go on the hunt for the perfect boy. Once everything is lined up and the breeding is done, you wait for the big day. Mom and puppies take a lot of work and time. When the puppies are 9 to 10 weeks they are ready to go to their new homes as healthy, well adjusted little bundles of fun and fur. I can go on for hours on this.
German Shepherds are naturally the guardian of your home and belongings. They do not need to be trained to protect you, it will all come naturally. The training is more to teach them how to determine when they need to protect or not. A well socialized friend is the greatest kind of German Shepherd.