New Species Discovered – the Kansas Shepherd
Another exclusive Winchester Family Biz Gazette report, brought to you by Jaspala Wesson
Some times in life one comes to a point of no return. When a scientist discovers a rare and special breed he experiences such a moment. It’s a moment of rare drama, too. How to categorise it? What name should be given? Which magazines/stations informed? We, at the Winchester Family Business Gazette, call ourselves lucky to stand on the list of essential online newspapers scientists do inform. 
Thus, again, our intrepid, insomnia ignoring and fatigue defying reporter Jaspala Wesson has hunted down the researchers who classified this recently discovered kind – the Kansas Shepherd. Not often in the history of fauna two rare species are discovered in close proximity. The unearthing of the Jaredoodle has led to another significant discovery: the amazing and astoundingly rare Kansas Shepherd. 
The honour of naming this new species fell to its discoverer, the highly respected Prof. E.S. Kripek. After finding this new, loveable kind to be native to Kansas, he named it the Kansas Shepherd (Canis Lupus Familiaris Acklesiensis), in devotion to one of his sons. 
It is assumed that the Kansas Shepherd’s origins date back to the 1850s, when the Wild West flourished and need for fearless, intelligent and caring companions was great. Though their development is largely undocumented, there is some rare evidence on century old photographs with characteristic and typical coat of choice, a serape. 
The Kansas Shepherd’s historic profession is hunting, specifically the bolting of paranormal creatures, such as ghosts, demons, even angels. In a time when supernatural dangers flooded the country, this special kind was trained to work in a pack, bolting after demons, driving them out from their hiding spots and into the line of sight of other hunters, then often on horses. Furthermore, they have been known to find unusual methods, such as holy oil, to hold their captives.
Specifying with time to work in smaller groups and alone, this species – being a versatile hunter – trained with either one person or a small party. History shows, however, that the Kansas Shepherd is most effective when hunting with a brother from the same brood. Crosses with other hunters provided for excellently selected genes to optimize this kind’s abilities. It is not clear, though, whether this species has descended from other famous hunter lines, such as Canis Campbellicus or Canis Chesteri. 
The Kansas Shepherd is a balanced, well-proportioned breed with distinctive, often self-assured fiery green eyes and short, slightly unruly hair and freckled skin that, when fed-well and healthy, exudes life and spontaneity. They are remarkable in combining power and swiftness with keen sight, which makes them superb snipers.
Muscular, strong, yet gracefully built, the Kansas Shepherd can grow to the height of 6’1” and, despite his size, can appear sturdy and almost short when hunting with companions of higher built. This phenomenon, though, serves as marvellous camouflage which tends to surprise game and admirers alike.
People coming into contact with the Kansas Shepherd are reported to have exclaimed ‘he is taller than I thought’ which this exceptional kind tends to accept with humour and irony – a trait they are famed for.
The Kansas Shepherd is also adored for his musical talent. Experts expect them to soon appear on stage in rock musicals. 
The Kansas Shepherd is an easy going breed, and despite their at times cheeky demeanor, rather quiet by nature. A slightly reserved personality makes them approachable, but not inclined to become immediate friends with strangers. They create a strong bond with their family and can become destructive or morose if sickened with worry, in particular when their closest ones are concerned. They have been reported to willingly die for their family, which makes them highly dependable with an unfortunately over-developed self-destructive streak in times of gloom.
Apart from their family, the Kansas Shepherd tends to trust people outside the family when they have proven to be loyal and reliable and then actually considers them family, extending his adamant loyalty to them. They can be, though, sometimes territorially aggressive, often then coursing others at play, using sarcastic remarks in addition. This is a specific hunting behaviour, not a domination one, and should not be discouraged. 
The Kansas Shepherd is very gentle with and protective of children and constantly aware of his size and power. They easily become over-protective of their family. 
It is an overall playful, smart, highly active, very sensitive, occasionally stubborn and reckless breed, popular with the opposite sex. They depend greatly on their close circle and don’t thrive when left alone. Everyday body contact is considered imperative to maintain their mental stability and they often seek comfort in closeness or hugs. Those should always be provided.
Food and Health
Though the Kansas Shepherd needs a well-balanced diet, they are often fond of apple pies and burgers. Salads are more often refused than eaten. 

Due to their hazardous profession, this kind is not expected to live long. Scientists, however, claim that – if properly cared for and well-trained in self-preservation, they actually can grow old. Allergies to straight razors are assumed.
Their resilience to bullets and other injuries is notorious, but essential. It will prove to be exceptionally helpful to keep a car nearby – to enhance their natural activities and to give them the opportunity to distance themselves from a place or person they don’t feel comfortable with. Cars of choice are classic models. 
Without proper care and in particular after losing a close family member, the Kansas Shepherd is prone to delusions, often mistaking smaller creatures for monsters. Some specimens have been reported to attempt shooting small dogs or buying copious amounts of Western clothing as a reminiscence of their origins. Moreover, they often develop anxiety attacks when in danger of losing their favourite car.
Cared for properly and allowed to indulge in pie, cheeseburgers, and frosted pudding, and permitted to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones, the Kansas Shepherd will increase his popularity – necessary to keep this species from becoming extinct. 
With only a few surviving specimens to date, the Winchester Family Business Gazette is happy to endorse, as we did with the Save-the-Jaredoodle-Appeal, a specific call for donations. We join the Pro Hunters’ Crusade, Kansas Road Signs, Mullet Rock Unlimited and Green Ghosts for Green Hunting in their campaigns. Support the Kansas Shepherd!  


Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2011-07-03 01:24
Perhaps he will keep my Rugaru from eating the Jaredoodle. It might solve the problem I was having. I would give them both a good home.
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:36
Sure thing, FarAwayEyes... or, you send your Rugaru to the North Pole to learn some manners... ;-)
:lol: , Jas
# Julie 2011-07-03 04:29
Dear Jas
I want one!!
I am sure my home would be the perfect environment for one of these magnificent creatures. He would receive excellent care and surely thrive here.
On reading your description I was amazed at the remarkable similarities with his German cousin in the description of this (also beautiful) breed

German Shepherd Character
The German Shepherd is a breed of classic beauty and possesses superior intelligence. They are highly adaptable, energetic, curious, strong, and dependable. This breed displays a magnificent appearance and is extremely agile with great stamina and endurance.
German Shepherd Temperament
A member of the herding group, the German Shepherd is fearless, bold, hard working, and alert. They are esteemed for their loyalty, deep devotion, and courage. This breed thrives on human interaction from their family and does not like to be left alone for extended periods of time. German Shepherds are exceptionally wary of strangers. They will most generally get along with other household pets they have been raised with. This breed will attempt to perform the task of herding on anything and everything that moves. The German Shepherd is not recommended for the novice, apathetic, or sedentary owner.

Thank you also for the wonderful illustrations.
So please let me know where I can find one, I will provide references of my suitability for ownership
Love Ju
PS I am pleased you acknowledged there are no terrier tendencies there
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:37
I am amazed, Julie... what immense similarities between those two species, eh?

I was pretty certain you'd love this (come on, I know ye... ;-) ), but I am happy to hear that it is indeed so.
Love, Jas
# nancyL 2011-07-03 14:02
Jasminka, as a tried and true blue DeanGirl, I mean Kansas Shepherd Girl :lol: , I loved this.

Especially the pictures.
I cannot get enough of Sniper!Dean. :D
Close up of the Impala LOVE. :D
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:37
Hi NancyL, what can I say? Glad you liked this, thank you! :-) , Jas
# Bevie 2011-07-03 14:49
Ah Jasminka, the Kansas Shepherd is truly a marvel and I could give it a loving and nurturing home.

That first picture is just breathtaking! :P

Magnificent appearance indeed Julie! Can I has, please please? :roll:
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:38
That's so true, Bevie! Thank you, cheers, Jas
# BagginsDVM 2011-07-03 18:50
Just as with the Jaredoodle, I would be most happy to welcome a Kansas Shepherd into my home! I think they thrive best as a pair!
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:39
Oh, Dawn, I am sure, the Kansas Shepherd would love to live at your place. In particular with his friend, the Jaredoodle...
Pragmatic Dreamer
# Pragmatic Dreamer 2011-07-03 20:59
My dog died in January, and I've been looking for a new pet ever since. I can tell that the Kansas Shepherd, with his protective nature and loyalty for family, as well as his beautiful way with children is exactly what we need. And I would be oh-so-happy to let him sleep in.. oops, make that on my bed!

Now, we're off to make arrangements to meet the captivating Jaredoodle as well!

# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:40
Hi PDreamy, isn't he nice? This exceptional breed should never come as a replacement, though. I don't think it would do him justice ;-), or the sweet dearie you lost...So sorry about that!

cheers, Jas
# sn_chills 2011-07-03 22:29
My Jaredoodle is adjusting well in his new home but he seems a bit lonely. Perhaps the addition of a Kansas Shepherd will help with his adjustment. My yard is plenty big enough for both of them. If it storms, as it sometimes does here in Oklahoma, I've had an Impala-house built outside specifically for their shelter.

Hopefully there isn't a long waiting list for my new Kansas Shepherd. I've already started baking pies.
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2011-07-04 01:16
An Impala house. That's brilliant!
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:41
Wow, what a splendid idea! I should build an Impala house for myself in my garden...
Imagine the sight!
:lol: , Jas
# rmoats8621 2011-07-04 01:39
I want one, too. I would give the Kansas Shepherd a loving home.

LMAO...this was truly excellent! :D
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:42
Thank you, rmoats8621... I'm sure you would!
# Sablegreen 2011-07-04 02:56
I'll take 50!!! :lol:
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:43
A bit overly self-indulgent, aren't you, dear? ;-) , Jas
# Junkerin 2011-07-04 04:17
I want one too!
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:43
Oh, Junkerin, judging from the comments, you need to get in line.
Veronica Bianchi
# Veronica Bianchi 2011-07-04 15:46
I already noted on the Humane Society and I take care of the two species! :D
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:44
Very commendable, Verowinchester! Can't praise that enough...
Cheers, Jas
# MisterGlass 2011-07-04 21:59
It's as though the Jaredoodle and Kansas Shepherd were made to help one another.

Any chance a Singer Spaniel is a friend of thiers?
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:45
Hi MisterG, I will have to make enquiries on that. There might be a Singer Spaniel around. Ha!
:lol: , Jas
# FMJemena 2011-07-04 23:58
Oh my! What a wonderful species! I think it is advisable to have both a JAREDOODLE and a KANSAS SHEPHERD with me at all times.
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:46
I think you and all the others here are children of the same mind...
# Sylvie 2011-07-05 00:00
Oh, Jas, that was too good! I will definitely adopt one! I make very good pie, so a Kansas shepherd would me very happy in my home. Although having both a Jaredoodle & a Kansas shepherd in a 4 1/2 apartment might me a little difficult, but I'll adapt. Where can I find me an Impala House?
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:46
Hello Sylvie, I am sure both will fit in your home. I'm sure there is an Impala house online somewhere... Or we'll simply have to make one up.
Thank you! Jas
# Jasminka 2011-07-15 13:47
Kind readers, I'm very sorry for the late reply. My internet was down for quite a while.
But now, finally, I am connected to the world again...