In 2008 IBSO K9 was a dream with a single vision to promote and preserve the Working German Shepherd in the United States. Forged in Central Pennsylvania, our dogs are from European Working Lines.

IBSO K9 LLC operates as an exclusive business.  We take pride in producing, raising, training, and maintaining the highest quality Working German Shepherds with traits and temperment true to the breed.

Our training philosophy is to utilize each dog's strengths. Applying the same principles to K9 training as used in our education/athletic careers by analyzing the dog's present level of performance, then setting objectives and goals.


University of Notre Dame

Bachelor of Arts, American Studies/Computer Applications, 2007

University of Notre Dame

Graduate School


Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science in Education/Special Education K-12, 2003

University of Pennsylvania

Graduate School of Education


Since its’ founding by Joe Brockington, IBSO K9 LLC has prided itself on developing individualized training programs for each K9 that enters the Academy. IBSO K9 works intimately with you to promote a positive learning environment for you and your K9 partner.

South Bend PD

Joe Brockington in 2007 pictured with his mentor, South Bend Operations Division Chief, Jeff Rynearson

Police K9

Dual Purpose Police K9 Chapo von IBSO (Yogy Policia-Slovakia X Izabela Amarcord)