Breeder and Importer
Zwinger Dembless (Kennel them bless) was created by Dr. Glyne Greenidge as an expression of love and appreciation for the German shepherd dog. He has been breeding German Shepherds since 1998. The ultimate goal is improvement of the breed. He strives to create mentally and physically sound Shepherd dogs. Breeding is done on a very small scale. Puppies are made available only to select homes. Imported puppies are available for purchase to select homes. Please contact us for further details.
About & Beliefs
Dr. Greenidge is a practicing veterinarian, clinical scientist and author. He is a member of the American veterinary medical Association, Georgia veterinary medical Association and society of veterinary theriogenology. Despite his interest in many aspect of veterinary medicine; theriogenology has always been of particular interest. The creation of a breeding program to produce superior German Shepherd dogs has always been a passion. Great research and time has been invested in formulating methodologies to achieve this goal. Dr. Greenidge believes there should be one reason for breeding and that is to improve the breed. Dr. Greenidge often says there is no perfect dog; however, they are many great ones. He states the first goal is to produce sound temperaments. Good breeders breed the best to the best and hope for the best. Mother nature will always have surprises.
In recent years there have been new developments in the scientific world that gives us the ability to gather information based on DNA analysis. The information gathered from DNA analysis coupled with information gathered from the pedigree, time spent with sire, dam, grand-sire, grand-dam, and progeny, is analyzed before a final decision is made on breeding pairs.
Today the breed is divided into two categories: the working dog and the show dog. The working dog typically has more working drives (chase, kill, guard) while the show dog in most cases has significantly reduce working drives. Breeders have chosen to selectively breed along these lines in effect creating two separate breeds within a breed. For the family environment where owners have no aspirations to do certain activities then the showline line may be more ideal.
If the owner is interested in competitions such as schutzhund, herding, search and rescue, bomb detection, drug detention, personal protection and agility, then the working line may be more suitable. The levels of these natural drives varies among dogs, hence, each dog must be chosen based on their individual temperament, drives and character.