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 our priority. We made it our goal to steer clear of the short-sighted aims of show breeders whose sole focus is appearance. As a result of our efforts, the longevity and popularity of our dogs is undisputed. We pioneered a "no cage - no kennel" philosophy in which dogs are not confined and instead are raised on a beautiful acreage with plenty of room and attention. 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. We also developed a method of testing dogs for intelligence and temperament which has an accuracy rate of 90% over their lifetime. 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, short, 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 dogs, in the shepherd breeds, tend to be aloof and wary of strangers. Our dogs, on the other hand, are friendly and sociable, as long as they are well socialized as puppies. They make ideal guard dogs and will not hesitate to put their lives on the line should the situation warrant it. Another distinction that our Polarbear dogs hold, is that they love water, just like their namesake, the Polar Bear!
Polarbears are natural empaths and very intuitive. We remind our clients to throw out any ideas they have about dogs because having a Polarbear will be a totally NEW experience. These dogs are the closest to "humans with fur" that they will ever own. German Shepherds dogs are known as one of the smartest breeds, and this is our ancestry. Polarbears have amazing vocabularies and only have to be told once what you expect them to do! Give them a job and they seem to understand. A Polarbears favorite job is to watch over and play with children of all ages. They are gentle and trustworthy "nannies" to even the smallest child.
Training is easy for our puppies because they are natural people pleasers. We start with a 12-point test we developed with help from the research of Dr. Stanley Coren and some aspects of the Volhard method for German Shepherds to test our puppies. The test provides us key information about the intelligence and temperament of our dogs so we can properly match them to our clients. Our clients have access to the "Private" page which contains details about our testing and everything necessary to learn about our requirements and care and feeding of our incredible dogs. 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!"