Canine Extreme offers complete training services that cover everything from basic household obedience to private executive protection dogs as well as Law Enforcement. With decades of experience in the business, both Raul and Colby have produced countless working K9s throughout the USA as well as ten other countries.
The German Shepherds from Canine Extreme have become world renown for their quality, performance and health. When you contact Canine Extreme, you will be speaking firsthand with the trainers, owners, and family.
Canine Extreme Story
Canine Extreme has sold more then 150 police K9s all over the world, touching nearly every state in the US and several other countries including parts of Europe and Africa. Their family and executive protection dogs have also found homes all across the country and world including Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, Philippines, and more. The dogs from Canine Extreme have been featured in numerous publications, TV Shows, Movies and News Segments.
During the early 2000’s, Canine Extreme was a kennel, boarding, and training facility based in Key West. Raul Hernandez had an attached pet store to the front of the kennel called Pampered Pet offering dog supplies, small animal products, aquatic pets/supplies, and grooming. Each week, Raul would offer public dog training classes that welcomed all breeds. He saw anywhere from 80 to 120 dogs on any given day. One of those dogs was Colby’s lab-mix rescue, Scooter. Once Raul & Colby started training together it wasn’t long before they themselves became an unstoppable force in the dog world.
By 2008, Raul expanded his business with the help of his new partner, Colby (then Gwyn-Williams), by opening a second pet store in the Keys called Pet World Supply. The new location had a large astroturf field in the back for training as well as a massive two-story kennel. Although Canine Extreme was tucked away in the southernmost tip of the country, it quickly generated a name for itself. That same year, Raul and Colby worked on the set of several films with their German Shepherds, including Marley & Me.
The year 2012 was a big one for Canine Extreme. Not only was it the year the Colby and Raul exchanged vows, but they moved their entire training facility to a 33 acre farm just outside Ocala, Florida. The current Canine Extreme facility boasts large kennels, runs, and several training fields including: agility, tracking, IGP, and a half mile trekking trail that runs the perimeter of the farm. The property is so magnificent, its where the Hernandez Family calls home.
By 2013, Raul & Colby pivoted into the USA & SV Show rings. They started with a bang when Colby Hernandez took top honors in protection with her dog Vegas and V1 with Kongo v.d. Freshet Westerholt at the North American Seiger Show in Connecticut. The following year turned out even bigger for Colby & Kongo when they competed at the German Sieger (BSZS’14). The two were feature on German Television directly after their protection work and finished middle of the pack in the final ring. It was the beginning of a new phase for Canine Extreme. Since 2014, Raul was top honors in protection at the 2018 Sieger with Bruno v Grauen Ma-Holt. In 2017, Raul sailed into VA1 & VA2 positions at the USA Sieger Show in Macon, GA also giving the title to Holtkamper for being the first kennel in USA history to be both 1st and 2nd in the Working Class. The following year, Raul Hernandez managed Marlo Von Bacarra from Germany and also guided him to a VA1 victory at the 2018 GSDCA USA Sieger in Chicago.
With sport clearly in the blood of Canine Extreme, it was an easy decision to create their very own Dog Club. In 2019, Canine Extreme created Twin Oaks Dog Club. Right out of the gate, Twin Oaks Dog Club hosted the first ever Junior Handler National in the USA and paired it with the Southeast Regional Championships and Club Trial. Raul Hernandez had a history of running security for ESPN Boxing events in Key West, and Colby Hernandez had put in a few years of running Golf Tournaments also while in Key West. It came at no surprise that Raul and Colby had a knack for producing competitive events. Hence, Twin Oaks Dog Club quickly gained the reputation of hosting some of the best dog shows in the country.
The Hernandez family works harder than anyone at what they do because they love what they do and the most importantly, they love working together.
Raul and Colby both maintain memberships with the German Shepherd Club of America (GSDCA), Raul is a certified helper with the GSDCA and both Raul & Colby are Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluators (CGC) in accordance with the American Kennel Club (AKC).