Author Archives: Meagan Karnes

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Available: 2 Year Old AKC Female Started Protection/Sport Prospect

Image is an AKC Registered Female Malinois, daughter of Master de Alphaville Bohemia. She is a high drive, very athletic, social female.Image has been started in bitework, and has nice, full, calm grips. Originally started in IPO, we have now been targeting her to the bicep for work in personal protection or other sports. She […]


Will your dog protect you?

A few cars peppered the massive dirt lot when I arrived. I pulled up slowly, positioning my truck towards the back to avoid the onslaught of human, dog, and vehicle traffic that would inevitably tire the dogs I had in tow. Before exiting the truck, I surveyed my surroundings, scanning the cars to see who […]


Choose Wisely: Selecting the Right K9 for the Job

I stepped into the house. The dog lay in a wire kennel about 20 feet from the front door. He quietly growled, the hair on his back raised, his head lowered as he watched my every move, never taking his eyes off of me as I made my way into the living room. At this […]


K9 Edge

Leteuer “tha Killah” des Ombres Valeureux (aka Edge) Weighing in at over 50lbs at just over 4 months old, K9 Edge is the newest addition to the 690 family. He is a MASSIVE boy, with a brilliant balance of social energy and powerful and relentless drive. We are expecting this boy to top out the growth […]


Available: K9 Machete – 3 Year Old Female Malinois Detection Prospect

Machete de Sei Novanta Machete is our pocket rocket. Crazy drive, a social energy that draws you in, and an intensity you wouldn’t expect are all wrapped up in a tiny package that, while unexpected, is a force to be reckoned with. Machete wins everyone over with her puppy like expressions and her happy, go-lucky […]


K9 Shank

Jacques des Ombres Valeureux (aka “Shank”) Shank was returned to his breeder at the age of 4.5 months, after having been labeled a “Riot Dog”by his original owner. His past owner found him too aggressive and too difficult to handle, claiming he had intense aggression with not only strangers, but with his handlers as well. This […]


Loadout Room: Life Lessons Learned from an Attack Dog

“What makes training dogs so valuable in the work I do for human performance is that dogs can’t Bullshit me with words. The work I’ve done with my own K9 has shown me the importance of clear and consistent communication, cause-and-effect, discipline, consistency, and reward. It’s all based on action.” Read the entire story here: […]


K9 Cuvee

Cuvee des Ombres Valeureux Cuvee is the ultimate security dog. She has intensity and drive that are unparalleled with a calm demeanor that makes her the perfect companion. Those who meet her never forget her presence, her drive and of course, her bite. She is intense in all of the right ways. Her favorite activities […]


K9 Cyrrah

Cyrrah is the original 690 Security dog. She was originally purchased and trained in French Ringsport, a competitive dog sport focusing on protection, agility and obedience. Quickly, handler, trainer, and 690 founder Meagan Karnes learned that the behaviors in the sport weren’t always applicable to every day life. She began training Cyrrah for personal protection. […]