Showsight Presents The German Shepherd Dog

LEDGEWOOD’S LADYHAWKE AKA BEAR 9 /13 / 85 – 2 /28 /2000

By Dr. Zoë M. Backman

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edgewood’s Ladyhawke, known as Bear, worked as my daughter’s assis- tance dog, went to nursing homes until she was almost fourteen

agility, herding and tracking for search and rescue. Bear actually did a presentation for TV in Allentown where she attended a town meeting where kids climbed on her and a wheel chair acciden- tally rolled over her tail. Then she went outside and did a bark and hold for a bad guy, showing that a dog trained for protection could also be a family pet. The Police Department

obtained two working dogs as a result of her performance. Bear performed with the Mummers in Pennsylvania. She traveled all over doing demonstrations. She loved visiting nursing facili- ties. At Christmas, stockings were pinned to her red harness f illed with sugar-free candy canes. She wore rein- deer antlers with dignity, riding in our Red BMW, she turned many a head on the Parkway.

years old (she was a certif ied Therapy Dog with the Delta Society and Ther- apy Dog International), and even was a poll barer at a Police Dog Funeral. She was trained in Schutzhund, obedience,

Bear visiting nursing homes.

Bear pictured with Guy.

“THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OBTAINED TWO WORKING DOGS AS A RESULT OF HER PERFORMANCE.”

Bear was a great representation of our breed.

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