Quinta (Celhaus Quintessence) NAC, S-NJC (Superior), OJC, O-NTN, NCC TDInc



Quinta is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Quinta is one of the Q Litter (Jubilee bred to Comanche)

OFA hips (good):  GS-74944G24F-PI

OFA elbows:  GS-EL19601F24-PI

OFA Thyroid:  GS-TH265/86F-VPI

OFA Cardiac:  GS-CA309/25F/P-PI

CERF:  GS-1231/2011

von Willebrand’s & hemophilia free

TLI Test normal at 57 months (free of EPI – Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency)

DNA Profile:  V500086

Quinta has a Health Award Certificate of Recognition from the German Shepherd Dog Club of America!


Quinta is a fantastic agility dog–very athletic, focused, and crazy about the sport.  If she doesn’t go completely bonkers from excitement and run her own course while totally ignoring me, she usually takes first place.  Quinta has one leg each towards her AKC Novice Jumpers Preferred, Novice Jumpers and Novice FAST titles.  In NADAC competition, where she excels because the courses allow her to work further from me, she has her Novice Jumpers Superior rating (200 points) and her Open Jumpers title.  She has her Novice Regular and Chances titles with points towards her Outstanding ratings.  She has her Novice Tunnelers title and Outstanding rating.   She has two Novice Touch N Go legs and two Novice Weavers legs and one leg towards her Novice Hoopers title.She had to be retired from competition in 2012 due to a slipped disc, for which she had surgery.

Be sure to see her page of agility competition photos!

Quinta is mother of the X Litter, sired by Caz, whelped January 29, 2007; the A Litter, sired by Chaos, whelped November 25, 2008; the CC Litter, sired by Kway vom Posthorn SchH3, whelped November 3, 2009 (I kept Lively from that litter); and the EE Litter, sired by Chaos, whelped May 21, 2010.  She is grandmother of the FF Litter (Lively bred to Chaos, whelped March 4, 2012).

 Be sure to see the photos of her enjoying being a grandmother to the FF Litter!

Quinta is more often called The Wild Thing, rather than “Quinta.”  I am working hard to civilize her, but not making a whole lot of progress.  She loves to body slam me at every chance and is quite accomplished at surprising me, erupting from a supposedly peaceful, even comatose state.  She’s a great agility dog.  I hadn’t planned to show her until the fall of 2006 because she’s not steady on weaves yet, but when Mem’ry got sick, I substituted her at the NADAC trials in May.  In her first four trials, she qualified all four times in Novice Jumpers with four first places.  She also got  2 Novice Tunnelers legs, both with 1st place too, as well as 2 Novice Chances legs (that class is only pass/fail, no placings).

Quinta at 26 days

Quinta at 34 days

Quinta at 5 weeks after a nursing home visit


Quinta at 8 weeks learning the agility equipment


and exploring playground equipment


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to Quinta agility competition photos

 to Quinta’s pups

to Quinta’s grandchildren

to Quinta enjoying playing with her grandchildren

Celhaus German Shepherds

4817 Big Horn Ave
Sheridan, WY  82801

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