By William Stolerman
If you’re looking for the best security dogs money can buy, you should look no further than Harrison K9 and their crack German Shepherds.
The animals don’t come cheap – they cost up to $230,000 – but they do come highly trained, and critically, are people friendly.
"We supply dogs each year in the range of $40,000 to $230,000," said company owner, Harrison Prather. "Some German Shepherds can sell up to $2 to $3 million in Germany. These dogs are family dogs 100 percent of the time but they have an innate ability to determine if something is wrong."
"Our primary market is affluent business owners, perhaps a man who travels a lot with his family staying at home. A lot of our clients own planes and are high end businessmen, entertainers, professional athletes, government officials or well to do families who want high end or real deal security.”
“The average client makes a lot of money. If they are living in a big house that everyone sees, they are not incognito and not living by moderate means so they are constantly being watched."
The German Shepherds are trained for the first three years of their lives in Germany, where they also live with children. Their average life span is 13-15 years.