HH Litter Information

Celhaus HH Litter (Lively bred to Chaos)

A repeat of the GG & FF Litters
 Whelped June 20, 2014:  3 males & 5 females

pedigree 

Sire:  Jagerstadt Chaos von Celhaus

whelped 3/23/06

NADAC Agility titles:  Superior Novice Regular, Superior Novice Weavers , Superior Novice Chances, Superior Novice Tunnelers, Superior Novice TouchNGo, Superior Novice Jumpers, Superior Novice Hoopers, Open Regular, Open Chances, Open Tunnelers, Open TouchNGo, Open Hoopers, Open Jumpers, Open Weavers, Outstanding Elite Chances, Outstanding Elite Regular, Elite Tunnelers

Chaos is now retired from agility competition.  Currently he is in training for Nosework titles (see www.unitednosework.com) for information on this fun new competition venue, derived from narcotics dog training.  He will also begin tracking training this summer.

Chaos is a Therapy Dog, registered with Therapy Dogs Inc.

OFA Fair Hips, PennHip 70th Percentile, OFA Elbows, OFA Cardiac, OFA Thyroid, OFA DM (free), CERF, von Willebrand’s and hemophilia free

TLI Test normal at 39 months (free of EPI – Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency)

Chaos has a rock-solid temperament and steady nerves.  He’s very social with all ages of people and is an excellent Therapy Dog.  Chaos comes from herding lines.  Both his parents are working stock dogs on farms in North Carolina.  I like to incorporate dogs from herding lines in my breeding programs because of their high bidability.  They truly want to work with the handler, and Chaos is no exception.  He is extremely fun to train because he checks constantly to be sure he’s doing what I want. 

Chaos has sired pups from Zinna, QuintaJoyful and Lively.

Dam:  Celhaus Celebrate Life (Lively)

whelped 11/3/09

NADAC Agility titles:  Novice Regular,  Novice Tunnelers
Unfortunately, the agility trials were moved from a site 1 1/2 hours away to one that is 3 1/2 hours distance.  I have to drive back and forth each day since I have other dogs at home I must care for each evening, so our chances for more agility titles are low.

Currently Lively is in training for Nosework titles (see www.unitednosework.com) for information on this fun new competition venue, derived from narcotics dog training.   At our first Nosework Trial in May 2014, she received the first two titles in Exterior Searches, NNE1 (where they search for Birch Essential Oil) and NNE2 (where they search for Anise Essential Oil).  She will begin tracking training this summer.

Lively is a Therapy Dog, registered with Therapy Dogs Inc.

OFA “fair” hips, PennHip 60th percentile, OFA Elbows, OFA Cardiac, OFA Thyroid, OFA DM (carrier), CERF, von Willebrand’s and hemophilia free

free of EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) at 24 months

I usually don’t begin competing with my dogs before they’re two, but Sunny decided to have some evening mini-trials in August and I thought they’d be great show experience for Lively, even though she was only 21 months old.  The first one consisted of two TouchNGo classes.  Lively blew a discrimination on the first one (very common in new dogs) but nailed the second class and got her first Q.  She even beat Chaos & Berakah, who missed discriminations in both classes.  The second mini-trial consisted of two Tunnelers classes, and all three of my dogs Q’d both times – we came home with 6 Q’s for the evening.  Lively decided she, like Berakah, liked competing, so I entered her in the Labor Day trial in Gillette.  I had to work one of the four days but we went the other three.  Lively had 5 Q’s out of 6 classes the first day, leaving me with my mouth open in astonishment.  She had 3 Q’s out of 6 classes the second day, and 3 Q’s out of 4 classes on the last day.  When the dust cleared, she had achieved her Novice Regular & Tunnelers classes plus a leg each towards her Outstanding titles, as well as a Chances Q, two Jumpers Q’s, and two TouchNGo Q’s, an amazing haul for a beginner dog.

Maternal Grand Sire:  Kway vom Posthorn SchH3 (LGA) KKL1 High Protection (97 V) at the 2007 Americans

“a” normal hips HDZW 66

whelped 9/9/00 – still doing great at 12!

free of EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) and of the Degenerative Myelopathy gene.

According to his owner (Bill Kulla), “Kway participated in two research studies that are working to identify a genetic marker for EPI and DM, so that one day we may eliminate these devastating diseases from our breed.”

Other quotes from Kway’s website, www.kulladogs.com:

Kway (pronounced “Kwhy”) is the expression of his world class bloodlines: son of Asko von der Lutter and grandson of Aly vom Vordersteinwald.  Asko was the 1998 Bundessieger and 2000 WUSV World Champion and has proven himself as producer already. At the past three BSPs, Asko had more sons shown than any other dog. Aly was a close second.

Kway himself is a true all-three-phase dog: tracking is deep-nosed and methodical, obedience is fast and animated yet precise, and bitework is extremely strong with full, hard grips. Kway is balanced in the protection work and brings his natural aggression to the work for strong guarding. Through all three phases, Kway is a dog that is in true harmony with his handler, and their strong bond is evident on and off the field.

Always pronounced in courage; in Kway’s breed survey special mention is made of his exceptional temperament.

Kway is linebred 5-5 on Urs aus der Hopfenstraße, and he carries the black recessive.

Bill reports that Kway loves to retrieve and is good with everyone. He also is good with other dogs, including small dogs, and enjoys nurturing puppies.  I really liked him when I took Quinta to be bred in 2009.  Kway had been retired for two years, but put on a beautiful obedience demonstration for me.  He was five days from turning nine years old but sure didn’t look it as he heeled, ran and jumped.  I took photos of him.

Maternal Grand Dam:  Celhaus Quintessence

NADAC Agility titles:  Novice Jumpers Superior, Novice Regular, Novice Tunnelers Outstanding, Novice Chances, 2 legs towards her Open Jumpers title, 2 legs towards her Novice TouchNGo title, 2 legs towards her Novice Weavers title and 1 leg towards her Novice Hoopers title

AKC agility titles:  one leg in each of Standard, Jumpers with Weaves & FAST

OFA hips (good); OFA Elbows; OFA Thyroid; OFA Cardiac; CERF; also tested EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), von Willebrand’s and hemophilia free.  In December, 2007, Quinta received her Health Award Certificate of Recognition from the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.

Quinta, commonly known as “Wild Thing”, is the character of the family.  She loves to work, begs to train, and gets into all kinds of trouble when we’re don’t.  She is crazy about agility.  Her biggest problem is remembering to listen to me and go the direction I indicate, rather than attack every obstacle in sight.  When she does remember, she is extremely intense and concentrated, a joy to work, and nearly always takes 1st place.  She also did extremely well in obedience and tracking but we never tried for titles since trials are few and far between. I just compete in NADAC agility now.  Quinta is very much like her mother, Jubilee, and grandmother, Glory.  She is quite dramatic, very fast and athletic, loves to tease, and has trouble being a “good” girl.

Maternal Great Grandsire:    Bianko vom Leerburg (“Comanche”)

OFA GOOD hips,  OFA elbows

Janet Wilt’s Comanche was a Search & Rescue dog, certified in Avalanche, Water, Tracking, Wilderness Rescue and Cadaver.  He was also certified as a narcotics dog (4 odors), evidence and building search.

See Janet’s Search & Rescue group, Jackson Hole Independent Search Dog Teams, www.jhsearchdogs.org.

Maternal Great Granddam:  Celhaus Jubilee CGC CD NA NAP TDInc , made it to 14 1/3 years.

OFA GOOD hips, OFA elbows, OFA cardiac, OFA thyroid, von Willebrand’s free, CERF

Retired Therapy Dog

She has her Companion Dog title and her AKC Novice Agility titles and only needed one more qualifying score to finish her Novice Jumpers title, but she developed spurs on her back (from being such an athletic, body-slamming, hard-playing dog all her life), so her jumping and competing days are over.

Jubilee is the most athletic GSD I’ve ever known–unless it’s her daughter, Quinta or granddaughter, Lively.  At 13 1/2, she is still healthy, though arthritis from bridging in her back has slowed her down considerably.  When she was just a pup she would jump into the back of a 3/4 ton pickup from which I was shoveling wood shavings, trudge to the top of the shavings pile, and get on top of the cab. She would climb, jump, drill through incredible obstacles to retrieve her toys (the favorite of which is the Frisbee).  She loved obedience, tracking and agility.  Her tracking was very intense and only needed proofing to be ready to try for her Tracking Dog title.  When she hurt her back, I retired her.