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Trainer and Breeder

We participate in White Shepherd Genetic Progect to ensure that each generation of White Shepherds is born healthy.

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Little bit about myself...

My name is Elena Ralston. I live with my husband, Doug and our dogs in Buffalo suburbs, New York. I grew up in Minsk, the capital of the Republic of Belarus. I came to the United States in 1994. Here in the USA I continued my art education and built a family. Currently I am working as a freelance illustrator and an art educator.

My life long hobby has been raising and training dogs. To me training dogs is a form of art. As long as I remember I have been fascinated by ability of animals, dogs in particular, to understand what is asked from them and perform various tasks in response to stimuli. My first experience in canine sport competition was when I started training my first German Shepherd, Beeshka for the Extreme Canine Sport (Summer Combined Competitions) in 1981. In about a year we became members of the First Belarusian Extreme Canine Sport team and began competing on National level. It was an amazing experience of a true teamwork with my dog and other team members that taught me many valuable lessons and helped me to understand dogs’ behavior on a deeper level.

I have had different breeds of dogs throughout my life, including German Shepherds, Rough Collies, American Cocker Spaniels and Flat Coated Retrievers. Although not all of them were competition dogs they were my well-trained companions and friends. Each of them had different potential and talents. I tailor my training program according to each dog’s personality and abilities to ensure that each dog riches its highest potential.

Our First White Shepherd

After months of grieving over a sudden death of our Flat Coated Retriever, Grcie, iat was time to adopt a new puppy. This time we wanted a breed that has a better longevity than Gracie’s breed. Unfortunately, beautiful Flat Coated Retrievers are prone to cancer and have an average lifespan of only 7 years. After a deliberate research we decided on the White German Shepherd puppy from Regalwise Kennel. Faith arrived about a week before Christmas of 2007 and won our hearts from the first sight!

Victorious White Shepherds is not a Kennel. It is a Home of connoisseurs of this multitalented breed. We are primarily focused on producing healthy working white color German Shepherds, or as they also called American White Shepherds, or Berger Blanc Suisse in Europe, that have been nearly banned entirely from GSD gene pool in the past, but preserved by a handful of Canadian and American breeders, and then spread all over the Europe. We would like to preserve White Shepherds for generations to come. Our dogs are beloved members of our family and live with us at home enjoying our friendship and care. We breed our dogs to pass their beauty, excellent temperament and  working ability to the next generation.

I am a member of German Shepherd Dog Club of America and I'm NE Regional Vice President of  American White Shepherd Association. I am also an Advocate for C-WAGS (Canine - Work And Games) and promote an active dogs ownership, training through games that builds a strong and trusting relationship. I was awarded a honorable status of Breeder of Merit by American Kennel Club in 2016.

Please feel free to browse through our site and enjoy looking at our magnificent dogs and their accomplishments!

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