Hello German shepherd puppies lovers:
I have been thinking about writing a series on Banffy Haus stories, stories about Banffy Haus puppies or dogs we have imported for clients who have grown up and done some amazing things. I will tell you one sad story about a family in Ohio.
This African American lady called me searching for the right German shepherd puppy for her deaf, dumb and blind son. She wanted to get him a special companion to become his ears, eyes and voice to the world. These incredible companions can become extensions of the body for sensory challenged individuals, becoming their only gate to the outside world. They not only provide them with companionship, but classic German shepherd loyalty, protection and dedication. I have sold dogs to become seizure alert dogs. I have placed puppies with people with debilitating neuro-muscular diseases to act as motility support. They are given special harnesses that allow fallen individuals to grab onto the leather harness handle and pull themselves up.
But this dog was to serve a very unique function and would have to learn multiple sensory support skills. He would have to be extremely sensitive, very strong, and unusually intelligent. Also, this dog would have to be an uncanny fit, and be completely dedicated to this sensory impaired individual. Just imagine, the only senses this young boy had to communicate with the world was to touch, taste and smell. Without a voice to express need or desire, or to alert for danger, this dog could give him the most amazing gift that we take completely for granted: A sense of security. Anyone who has studied Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs knows that individuals must first satisfy the need for security and safety prior to seeking satisfaction at other higher levels of need. These dogs can facilitate a world of new possibilities.
Well, I placed the dog with them and remember that communication with the family stopped at some point. One day, many years later, I received the call. Someone had entered their back yard and somehow constrained the dog and stolen it. Please understand that this is nothing like having a house broken into or a car stolen. It was like she was mourning over the loss of her son’s eyes, ears and voice. That is what they had stolen, not just a best friend, but this young man’s window to the world.
We at Banffy Haus German Shepherds honor these noble companions. These beautiful black and red German shepherd puppies from parents imported from Germany are truly amazing beasts.