Owners share special moments of life with their DireWolf Dog.

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I think Pete might just be perfect
The Luck of the Irish litter puppies turn 12 weeks old in a few days.
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Patrick's first day home
Jay has almost completed his puppy delivery.
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The essence of a companion dog
Listen… if you just want the typical tail-chasing dog, you won’t find that here.
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The VERY FIRST LESSON to teach your new puppy
f you don’t have your puppy yet, you are going to want to keep this email for when that time comes.
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Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, and Cold Cuts
When I was ten years old, my parents took us on vast cross-country trips to visit family back east.
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10 essential items you need before your new puppy arrives
The Luck of the Irish litter puppies are going home!
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Freeze-Dried Raw Treats
Yesterday, we learned that Purina dog foods may be the cause of a spike in food-related deaths in pets since January 2024.
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Freeze-Dried Raw
Yesterday, we learned that Purina dog foods may be the cause of a spike in food-related deaths in pets since January 2024.
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DEADLY dog food?
Purina Pet Foods
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Godzilla vs. King Kong
ROAAAAR!!!
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What'd you do to this dog? She's afraid of everything!
Jay and I once met a local dog breeder who was selling his shepherd mix puppies at a Walmart parking lot for $100.
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All he wanted was his freedom
Sometimes, when life gets chaotic, you just want to get away from the daily grind for a while.
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Two things ALL puppies do
Clover’s people will be so happy to have another puppy in the house again.
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"You are my weakness."
Just like humans, dogs have fears, too.
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This puppy surprised me by coming out first
To me, the Dire Wolf Project is a shiny light of peace and tranquility amidst a chaotic world.
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Rescued or exploited? See beyond the saviors!
The statistics below were collected from the following sources: NAIA, AHSA, and ASPCA
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There was something strange about that water bowl
Mamma Dreamer has a superstition.
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This moment changed everything for Delaney
sweet mama Dreamer pushed her nose against my toes to tell me she’d like to go outside.
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The puppies are moving out!
There’s this funny thing about giant puppies… THEY GROW!
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My AngelWolf in the Face of Loss
On the morning of April 11th, I lost my mother.
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Five puppies ask, "What is a human?"
Awe, puppies. 🥰
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This puppy seeks attention in the most peculiar way
I hear a desperate cry for help from the whelping pen in the living room.
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What happens to dogs that don't find homes
American Dirus dogs are meant to be family companion dogs.
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Flea and tick repellent recipe
It’s that time of year when fleas and ticks begin to bother us.
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Yeti's journey around the country
Jay departed on the latest Dire Wolf Express trip.
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I can't support the Dire Wolf Project. I hate dog breeders
Are you a dog breeder?
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Next DireWolf Express Leaving Soon
a unique service we offer: the DireWolf Express.
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What happens when meat sludge is cooked into kibble
May the road rise to meet you, my friend!
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We can't do surgery on wolves
a funny story from one of our American Dirus owners.
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An early death from cancer - part 2
Yesterday, we mourned the loss of a beautiful DireWolf Dog that passed on much too soon at 6 years old, most likely from cancer.
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An early death from cancer
I must announce a particularly difficult passing from a 6-year-old American Alsatian named Barghest out of Boss and Vegas from the Schwarz Kennels.
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She was tortured brutally, so I had to move her
There she was with her head hung low, cowering in the back corner.
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A dog's breed doesn't determine its behavior
Or so science says.
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A final howl before departing beyond the horizon
Her story weaves across the lives of many.
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An argument with AI
“Imprinting is the word used instead of pack bonding.”
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If only I were the King of England
If only I were the King of England.
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Is pet insurance worth it?
Personally, I hate pet insurance.
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How a selfish dog becomes selfless
Did you know you can promote either a selfish or a selfless dog?
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Do dogs blush?
"If beauty were time, you'd be an eternity"
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TWO DAYS after he arrived, he did something incredible.
What an amazing breed we have!
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Health check-up completed!
Today, we took the seven Giants Litter puppies, Monstro, and Narissa to the vet
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Vet check-up day has arrived!
Today’s the day the puppies travel to Davenport Veterinary Clinic
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It's the last week at the Dire Wolf Project!
Only a few more days until the Giants Litter puppies go home to their new families!
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Patagón - a race of giants
The first mention of the Patagon giants came from the writings of Ferdinand
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Elatha - King of the Fomorians
Yesterday, we talked about Patagón and where her name came from.
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Down with the Patriarchy!
Has the Dire Wolf Project finally turned against traditional western cultural norms and gone WOKE!?!
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Anniversary and the Sad Eyes of Dismay
the pure reason we grieve when saying goodbye to a good dog.
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How do dogs walk on the snow and ice without freezing?
It is the middle of winter and many places around North America are covered in snow and ice.
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Sounds of Solitude for the Soul
I walked through the sliding glass doors of the main entrance to the hospital and instantly my body relaxed.
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New Years Filled with Hope... and Puppies.
Jennifer was exhausted after a long day, so I offered to take on the correspondence to you, our most cherished friends.
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Don't take my word for it...
Yesterday, we explored how different the American Dirus dog puppies do on a 3-week-old temperament test compared to other breeds.
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The Joy of Raising a Puppy!
For the past two and a half years, a few who know me had asked if ever there would come a time when I would choose one of our dogs for myself
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White Wolves in the Wilderness
I just made my second video! And this one is my best one yet!
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The Mysterious Canine Mind: How Do They Know?
I want to first thank all of you who shared your amazing stories! I
Dog Cabins in the Forest
If Only In My Dreams
Today, I made my first movie.
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Trixie's Happy Tail
The Christmas season is a beautiful time for telling a heartwarming tale
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Do grain-free dog foods cause dilated cardiomyopathy?
Canine nutrition is a hotly debated subject.
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Mysterious dog illness is spreading
A baffling new mystery dog illness,
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NINETY-FIVE people on the waiting list!?!
Holy heck… that seems like a LOT of people.
Mary
The BEST Black Friday deal on the Internet!
For the next twelve hours only (6am to 6pm Pacific),
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14 rainy day activities to do with your dog
fourteen fun activities you can do indoors with your dog.
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National "Cook for your Dog" Day
it’s National “Cook for Your Dog” Day,
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Yeti's first time outside
In the early hours of a new day, as the sun paints the sky
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Minerva's journey home
As the autumn days blanket the Dire Wolf Project headquarters
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The Black Knight remains immortal in our hearts
In the chill of Fall 2015, a little dark silver puppy named Emris entered the world as part of the Knights of the Round table litter.
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An Enchanting Autumn Stroll
In the heart of eastern Washington state,
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The Three Friendly Ghosts of Friday the 13th
Once upon a moonlit night,
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National Pet Obesity Day!
Did you know that today is National Pet Obesity Day?
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Where Is Jennifer?
Have you ever heard of a breeder driving all the way to New England
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Ever Loved So Much It Made You Cry?
I took out the white triplets, Hedy, Gracie, and Marie.
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Happy 13th Birthday, Lacey!!
a silver sable DireWolf Dog named Lacey turned 13 years old,
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Rescue Dog Menagerie
Max, our most recent rescue, has captured our hearts
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Jay's Heart Dog
Jay’s heart dog, Cricket.
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A baby yeti nestled in the crook of my arms
a cute, snuggly newborn puppy named Yeti.
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All the Treats and Plenty of Love
A new American Dirus family is training their puppy right!
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Love is NOT enough
The following is a true story,
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Someone accused of animal cruelty just applied for a puppy
We perform an extensive Internet check on every family
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Autumn puppies are on the way!
I have exciting new to share
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What could possibly go wrong on a short 2-hour trip to Idaho?
American Dirus dog, Vlad, by our side.
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What happens the day puppies travel home?
What a jam-packed weekend for us here at the Dire Wolf Project!
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Dogs that don't want to share...
Yesterday’s video was great, right?!
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Puppy Go home Bag Contents Explained!
the world’s first large breed companion dog,
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My brow is sweating just thinking about everything we do!
We send an email every weekday morning (M-F)
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How to know when you are ready for a puppy
So, you think you might be ready for a new dog or puppy in your life soon, do you?
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The fireworks were insane!
Ah… the ramparts red glare… the bombs bursting in air!
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Why you don't want a BOLD or FEARLESS dog as a family companion dog
Oh… the joy of a puppy playing with reckless abandon!
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What does it mean to be ALOOF to strangers?
we spoke about the unique large breed family companion dog
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She is perfect for us and our lifestyle!
It is always great to receive feedback from owners.
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Discover a deeper world behind our canine companions
I want to share with you three of my all-time favorite books on dogs.
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The Legendary White Wolf
Have you ever had a dream about a white wolf?
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I'm ridiculous! Perhaps even blasphemous!
Yesterday’s email was an emotionally challenging one.
Genius Litter Newborns
We deliver our puppies directly to your doorstep
One of the most unique features about the Dire Wolf Project
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Most of us have good intentions.
Most of us have good intentions.
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Kids and DireWolf Dogs: How they fit together
how well do American Dirus dogs handle children?
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Advice from a new puppy owner
Puppies are so cute and cuddly.
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Is your American Dirus dog a picky eater?
Over at the “DireWolf Dog Health” group on Facebook, a particular post has gone viral.
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I have boundaries. Do you?
I want to address a very polarized topic in dog training among even very prominent dog trainers.
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New judgment from "Verdict Vicki"... Gotta love it!
In this video, I featured our 14-day-old puppies from the Genius litter (Essex/Regina).
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The best dog we've ever had!
“Are you keeping all the puppies from the Genius litter?”
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Should you hire a trainer or train on your own?
Dogs take work.
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Dogs take work.
I have heard from a number of them how amazing it is to train this special breed of giant companion dog.
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When Candy Was a Ghost
I’m talking a lot these days about Candy girl
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Walking my Candy back home
I wake up and find Cotton Candy awaiting me outside the door
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What ALL new parents experience in their puppies... and what to do about it.
All puppies bite, jump, cry/whine when alone, chew, and pull on the leash. Here's what you can do about it.
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First and second puppies have gone home!
Last minute tasks before our guests arrive
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17 dogs and 2 humans in ONE car!
The phone rang at 8:00 am sharp!
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Making final preparations for the BIG DireWolf Express trip!
Today we travel the puppies to our vet and much more!
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10 things you need to prepare for your NEW puppy
Lots of puppies are heading home next Thursday!
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Newest pictures of our adults have been posted!
It is our pleasure to gift you a little of our time each day.
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Pretty Puppy Pictures are Priceless!
today we give you updated puppy pictures!
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13 puppies found their FUREVER homes Inbox
What a fun puppy picking day it was yesterday!
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20 Puppies?! That's a lot of CUTE!
Sometimes the best way to pick a puppy is on a video call.
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What your puppy learns before it arrives home
Your puppy learns manners
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Puppy Go Home Bag: 13 Things That Come With Your Puppy
100th newsletter
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9 essential puppy training items
Training items
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This dog training item is very controversial, but we recommend it!
Retractable leash training
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Can a companion dog breed be a working dog?
we explored the nature of a companion dog.
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Can artificial intelligence lie to you?
One of our owners recently shared with me another article about our dog breed.
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A little bit of Opal in your Life
Our black Lab/German Shepherd Dog cross named Opal is having babies!
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What Have I Gotten Us Into Now?
Major change coming! Find out what it is in the post.
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When to spay/neuter?
The decision on when to spay/neuter is such a personal one.
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Can any dog be a Companion Dog
Companion dogs are more than just training and upbringing
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Safety first
Your new American Dirus dog or puppy must rely entirely on you to keep it safe.
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Puppy training for dummies
Training dog handbook
American Alsatian DireWolf Dog, Cotton Candy, looking happy in the snow.
Running with wolf dogs
The American Dirus dog breed is NOT a wolfdog. The Dire Wolf Project has never, nor will it ever, introduce wolf content of any kind into this breed for any reason. Today, I want to share with you a great article written by a wolfdog breeder. It hi
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How to find the perfect vet
My breeders intake on what makes a perfect vet
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A Very Victorious Valentines Day
A wonderful Young couple came to visit
Dock of the Bay Newborn pups
Three littersRising
Dock of the Bay
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Canine Culture shock
communicating with your dog
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I Love Candy!
Candy returns home
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What toy colors are best for your dogs
Dogs don't see in the same way as we do
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Play time is Ruff
More puppy pictures please
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Are Vets Crooked Thieves?
Seems like veterinarians in some places in the country are WAY too expensive for what they offer. Do you know who your vet is?
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Fill the Emptiness!
In these most difficult and challenging times, we need the support of loving friends more than ever. The Dire Wolf Project hopes to help you fill the emptinesses in your life. Read on to learn more.
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Loss is Never Easy
Today, the American Alsatian Facebook page received a detailed negative review of the breed from a former prominent member of our American Alsatian Owners group. The painful review reminded me of how very difficult it can be to stand firm on clear pr