All About Canine Extreme
Canine Extreme offers German Shepherds for sale that provide your family with not only the best defense but a best friend.
Canine Extreme is family owned and operated by Raul & Colby Hernandez out of central Florida. Canine Extreme specializes in dog training for agility, personal protection, law enforcement, military, sport, and basic obedience. From untrained puppies to full-grown experienced dogs, Canine Extreme offers all levels of guidance for all breeds.
Raul and Colby both maintain memberships with the German Shepherd Club of America, Deutscher Verband Der Gedraunchshundsportvereine (DVG), German Shepherd Working Dog Club of America (GSDCA-WDA), Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluators (CGC) and the United States Schutzhund Club of America (USA/SV).
Aside from training dogs for law enforcement, Raul and Colby primarily train dogs for the every day person and the “not so” everyday person. They pride themselves in preparing dogs for any situation: new home, private jets, walking next to a horse, riding in kayaks, working on boats, hectic offices, crowded art galleries, etc.
Canine Extreme is based both in Europe and Florida, USA. They have sold dogs to individuals and police departments in over 10 different countries including all across the USA.
Not only a professional dog trainer, Raul is also certified with D.E.L.T.A. Society and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). He is also an instructor in all High Liabilities.
Raul was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States during the Mariel Boatlift in 1980. It was in Cuba where Raul first developed a passion for animals, having learned dog training from his grandfather. Now with over 20 years of experience, Raul has a reputation as one of the top quality breeders and importers of German Shepherds. He is also well known for training dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes in Florida. As a former Sergeant Law Enforcement K-9 Unit Officer, Raul was assigned to the FBI Task Force, assisted in training, and performed searches for U.S. Customs, U.S.C.G. and U.S. Navy.
Raul's career enjoyed much success, working with his loyal K-9 partner ‘Boye’ in the fight against drugs. The pair accomplished several high profile drug seizures, receiving many commendations, and setting numerous records during their tenure. After retiring from law enforcement in 2000, Raul has remained the current K-9 unit trainer for the Key West Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
Colby was raised on a horse farm in New Jersey. With over 15 years experience in equine competitions, Colby’s true passion is working with animals. She was born with a sense of deep and abiding understanding of the horse and a willingness to guide them over daunting fences. Within her show jumping career, Colby competed all over the United States & Germany as well as trained in many countries such as Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
After her retirement in 2005, Colby made a logical transition into animal photography and dog training. With her photography she received numerous awards and found many of her photo’s published in dog magazine’s, books & calendars. Photography has always mostly been a glorified hobby for her since her passion is purely with the German Shepherds. Her initial specialty was in the field of canine agility, an English sport based on equestrian show jumping. Since then, she has worked and trained numerous dogs for both law enforcement and personal protection.
AJ Hernandez (Raul Hernandez’s Son) has been training and working dogs since literally the day he began to walk. Growing up with his father’s guidance and expertise he is sure to follow in the same foot steps. At a young age AJ would help work the dogs in obedience and handle them for protection while his father would decoy. Now in his more recent years he has proven to be an incredible decoy and helper.
AJ has an incredible connection with the dogs much like his father. He holds an ability to communicate, teach and build confidence with every dog he touches. He has also shown to have quite the eye when it comes to photography. At the age of 15 AJ had already published his first photographs in a nationally distributed catalog Tropical Rider.
Canine Extreme Team
For the past several years, Raul, Colby & AJ have worked side by side as an unstoppable dog training force. They work hard at what they do because they love what they do.
Raul’s philosophy is not just focusing on the behavior of a dog, but more importantly on training the owner. A well-behaved dog is the result of consistent challenge and reward. He firmly believes in teaching the dogs based on positive reinforcement and finding what “moves” them. He also prides himself in matching the “right dog” to the “right home”. At the end of the day, it’s always better to work with a dog because he wants to and not because he has to.