So you see these beautiful dogs and think to yourself, who are these people? Well, let's start by sharing the secret to our success. Since we began our journey in 2000, we made it our mission to produce the ultimate purebred dog. While the contraction of "polar" and "bear" or "Polarbear" is our brand, our dogs are considered a rare breed and recognized by the American Kennel Club as a class of German Shepherd. Health and temperament is a priority and we have steered clear of the short-sighted aims of show breeders whose focus is appearance. As a result of our efforts, the longevity of our dogs is undisputed.
We pioneered a "no cage - no kennel" and "grain-free feeding" philosophy which is now gaining a following around the country. We also developed a method of testing our dogs for intelligence and temperament which has an accuracy rate 90% over the lifetime of our dogs. Since our dogs roam free, they are happier and healthier, than kenneled dogs, which enables us to make wise decisions regarding which dogs to breed as our foundation stock. To everyone's surprise, we have fewer than six dogs at all times and we produce a limited number of puppies each year. Our location? It's no secret. We live in one of the most scenic parts of the country, the "silicon valley of the northwest" where many genius' and genius dogs like ours reside. Any ideas?
The appearance of our dogs is striking. They have beautiful, superior quality arctic white coats and dark pigmented noses, with exception when a "snow nose" may appear in colder weather. The temperaments of our dogs, make them the "total package" in a dog. Most shepherd dogs tend to be aloof and wary of strangers. Polarbear dogs, on the other hand, are friendly and sociable, as long as they are well socialized as puppies. Most shepherds tend not to like water. Polarbears, just like real Polar bears, absolutely love water. But how stable are they? Polarbear dogs tend not to bark unless absolutely necessary. They are ideal guard dogs and will not hesitate to put their lives on the line should the situation warrant it.
One of the first thing we tell our new Polarbear owners is that our dogs are "humans with fur". They have amazing vocabularies and only have to be told once what you expect them to do! Polarbears are natural empaths and very intuitive. Give them a job to do and they seem to understand. Polarbear's favorite job is to watch over and play with children of all ages. They are gentle and trustworthy "nannies" to even the smallest child.
As a part of our program, our puppies start training by undergoing a 12 point test at 5 weeks of age. Our test we is one we developed and designed with help from the research of Dr. Stanley Coren and some aspects of the Volhard method for German Shepherds. Once we approve an applicant, they have access to our "Private" page which gives them access to everything they need to join our Polarbear Family. By 9 weeks of age our puppies are anxious to depart to their new homes. The journey to becoming an owner of a Polarbear is unique in the dog world. But when our dogs are properly matched, they intuitively seem to understand their purpose which is why we call them our "Angels on Assignment!"