SOUTHERNWIND SERVICE DOGS
Southernwind is a Family Institution, My Son SFC Franco E Santana, who serves our Nation in the ARMY is the Backbone of our Belgian Malinois Breeding Program and I carry on the tradition with our German Shepherds.
We are of the highest quality German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois Service Dog breeder located in Florida. Our dogs are known for their pristine temperament and Service Capabilities. Our German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois puppies have amazing temperaments needed for service dog training and success.
At Southernwind we are very proud of all of our dogs and puppies, but our hearts go to the ones that for many years have been trained as Service Dogs, and have been helping people in many different countries and throughout the United States by meeting each of their specific needs successfully.
Our breeding program has specialized not only in producing beauty but, also dogs with very solid temperaments. They are great in protection work yet, are sensitive enough to be part of a family with children.
We have been able to achieve that by importing from Europe the best bloodlines and incorporating them to our own breeding program. It is for this reason that we have been able to produce dogs with those very special qualities that have proven to be highly effective in the Service Dog Program. Even years ago, when the "Service DOGS" programs was not highly recognizable, we were already producing Puppies with such qualities required for clients with PTSD and other conditions; that trainers were reserving puppies from our Litters. This is because they had seen the incredible talent our young dogs possessed!
At the present, we are continuously facing a high demand for Service Dogs; for which, we are incorporating our most profound knowledge. We do this by selecting the best suitable combination of Breeding Plans, to create and develop puppies for this purpose!
We are very excited to be able to engage into this Magnificent Career and are proud that our breeding program has been so succesful in servicing people with Specific needs.
Our main priority in this type of Selection are for puppies with the below listed traits:
Health (Genetic health -Hips-Elbows-Heart- for a healthy lifelong relationship
Temperament DOGS ready to perform and please)
Self Confidence Dogs that learn the process with ease and are in the positive and self assured conditioning to perform all tasks required)
Patience Dogs that are not anxious, who have the virtue TO analyze and perform as expected.
Willingness to Please- One of the most important traits in a Service dog, is the Willingness and Desire to Please, they have to have enough drive to perform, but not TO much that they loose focus on what is expected from them. They WILL be by your side and be there for you.
Basically all of these traits are also required in any Dog that is going to be selected as a family and Companion Dog as well.
We would be pleased to assist you!
Feel free to call for more information we will be glad to explain to you everything about our Service Dog program.
Links to Important Service Dog Programs Information
United States Dog Registry - Here you can register your dog
How to Train Your Service Dog Deep Pressure Therapy!
& Emotional Support Dog
delivering..Loyalty, Comittment, Trust and
From our Southernwind Teams, this is from Jen Andrews who holds a non-profit organization named K9 HEROES, she is the President and Founder and her life is to be surrounded by dogs and bring support to Veterans, children and adults who need the special magic wand a Dog can make life shine!!
Saskia was a star today. 3rd-grade reading class. At the end of class, I make everyone lineup and they get a treat and a read out loud and they give Saska a treat after. Well, In the end, there Was a boy that has always sat away and he's very high on the spectrum. He keeps getting closer and closer to us and finally today he stood in line and read a few sentences to her AND he even took a treat gave it to her and pet her quickly. Now, this is a boy that has severe anxiety and some autism issues and has always sat in the corner with his head down when we are there. Something about Saskia made him want to participate. It was an incredible moment for me. We made a difference for a little boy just by being there.
Saskia is one of our Southernwind Girls!!