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Rosie Westerman with home-raised German Shephed
Rosie Westerman

Raised and educated in Germany where breeding quality protection dogs goes back hundreds of years, Rosie successfully shows dogs all over the world, including France, Germany, Belgium, Japan, and the United States. Her knowledge, experience, and relationships give her access to Europe’s finest German Shepherd protection dogs. As a result, International K9 Imports is able to provide you with the finest personal protection dogs in the world.

Rosie’s particular expertise is in ensuring our protection and security dogs are also confident in public and well-socialized, as well as running International K9 Imports.


Our German Shepherds undergo rigorous Schutzhund training to guarantee exceptional obedience, reliability, and unmatched security.

Dean Calderon with schutzhund champion
Dean Calderon with trained protection german shepherd dog
Dean Calderon

Training Director Dean Calderon is a legend in German Shepherds and Schutzhund working dogs.

Over the past 50 years, Dean has qualified 20 times for America's teams at World Championships, competing with three different breeds of dogs and winning two World Championships.

Dean has mentored many trainers, guiding them to top positions in National and World Championships and serving as World Team Captain four times. His expertise ensures you receive only the finest German Shepherds, as his success speaks for itself.

Championship titles in Schutzhund
  • Championship titles in Schutzhund

  • Deans dogs have won a Schutzhund championship in every decade since 1970s

  • North American Champion GSD 1987

  • USCA National Champion German Shepherds 1997

  • AWDF National Champion 2002

  • GSDCA-SV Universal Siegrin 2019

  • UDC National Champion 2021

Dean Calderon german shepherd trainer

I conduct training seminars that teach dog trainers how to work efficiently with their German Shepherds. All great training starts with a great ability play, so my initial emphasis is working with the trainer to teach correct play techniques to the dog. We develop the dog’s sense of play as a critical part of building superior interaction skills.


The young dog has to learn the rules of play, including when to let go of the toy and when to take the toy. Once basic rules are established, the dog will rapidly learn more complicated commands. As a result, the young dog works more effectively with the trainer and can acquire even more sophisticated skills.


In IPO trials, the dog must demonstrate absolute control at all times. During the tests, the dog must work briskly and with an air of confidence. To achieve this level of cooperation, the dog and trainer must establish a special relationship in the early stages of training. Establishing a rapport ensures the dog’s correct responses during play, and is instrumental during later training exercises.


All dogs are different, and we recognize and train them as individuals. Sometimes, this requires special insight from an experienced trainer. For example, I remember encountering a particular dog in one of my seminars. The dog had a good foundation in obedience, but the trainer was finding the protection training phase challenging.


The trainer tried various techniques to correct the dog, but the dog would not comply. I suggested a return to basics: structured play. I had the trainer bring out the dog’s favorite ball and tell the dog “Sit!”. Then, he rewarded the good behavior with the ball. After more practice, we tried again with the “bad guy” near the dog. Once again, the trainer gave the command, the dog sat, and was rewarded with their favorite ball. After four to six more training sessions, we had the dog successfully trained without the previous struggles.


Spend time playing with your dog: he will love you for it, and it will pay off in the end!


The mission of International K9 Imports is to find the most compatible match between our German Shepherds and clients. We work with our European affiliates to find the German Shepherds that are “the best of the best”.

During training, our International K9 Imports German Shepherds are placed in an environment in which they must interact with the elderly, small children and other dogs. This is done to ensure the clients’ desires are met when they are introduced to their German Shepherd. Temperament and physical appearance of the German Shepherd should be agreeable with the client’s demands, and it is our job to provide them with this service. Our goal is to establish a symbiotic and positive relationship between our clients and our International K9 Imports German Shepherds. The happiness of our German Shepherds and our clients is of extreme importance to us, and that’s why we carry out extensive follow ups and personal visits.

Floyd Red Crow Westrman with a german shepherd


Featured Actor in “Dances with Wolves”.
Schutzhund Advocate.

To the Native Americans, the dog is the link between the four-legged and the two-legged. Our team at International K9 Imports provides you with the link to your German Shepherd companion.

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