JJ Litter

2/1/17:  JJ Litter in their Homes

Mr. Blue went to southern Colorado for Search & Rescue; Mr. Green stayed here in Sheridan to train for Search & Rescue; Mr. Sparkle went to Utah for Search & Rescue; Mr. Red went to northern Colorado for obedience, herding, tracking and agility competition and to be a therapy dog; and I kept Miss Purple (Celhaus Jubilee Year of Mercy) for breeding, nose work and agility competition and therapy dog work.  See Mercy’s page.

Miss Pink (Jamboree) is co-owned with a friend and is training for competition in agility and nosework AND as a backup service dog for her.  See Jamboree’s page.

Riker (Celhaus Jeghbe’ tlh Inganpu, means “Never Quit”, from Startrek) at 1 year 
Riker is doing very well in Search & Rescue training.
Here are some new photos.  New Year’s eve, the pups are having a blast playing in fresh powder.  Riker’s definitely a lover of winter.

Jamboree (Celhaus Jamboree to Celebrate Life CGC) at 26 months
Jamboree and her cousin, Spirit, received their Canine Good Citizen titles on April 15th, 2017

Charis (Celhaus Johann) at 13 months

2/1/17:  Hi Cel, We’re back from Albuquerque. Charis did very well as the nosework trial. He didn’t get any firsts, but he did finish 2 titles (novice interiors & exteriors) & placed in every class he Q’d in. I messed him up the first time in advanced PT & passed our 2nd try. Then he false alerted in advanced containers. He got his first Qs toward advanced vehicles, exteriors, & interiors on Sunday

I was so proud of Charis on his first real road trip. He is an excellent traveler. He did alert a number of times in our hotel room, especially when a noisy family came in about midnight  :o(  He was justified that time. He slept quietly on the bed with me for the most part; & when I took him out he took care of business quickly. He was also quiet when I left him briefly in the room a couple of times. I went down for the hotel’s early breakfast & left him on a down stay in the lobby while I got coffee & muffins, which I took back to the lobby to eat. He was as good as gold. He was well behaved at the trial too. Lots of compliments on his beauty & lovely temperament.

2/27/17:  Hi Cel, I took Charis to a friend’s house yesterday to test him for sound sensitivity. Our friend, Dave, has a large caliber pistol that sounds like a cannon. He shot it a couple of times about 6 feet away from Charis. Charis didn’t even flinch. He was slightly curious, but solid as a rock.

We’re still training on nosework, of course. We entered a trial in Cascade, just west of Colorado Springs, but didn’t get in. We’re 57th on the wait list, so I won’t be holding my breath. The sport has taken off like a rocket, just like agility did.  Cathy & the boys

Connor (Celhaus Jeremiah Connor) at 13 months
This is one of his small jumps!

Loki (Celhaus Jaeger Loki Hull) at 1 year
The former Mr. White


I believe Loki has a thing about BIG sticks.  Either that or they don’t take photos of him doing anything else.

Loki at 10 months


Loki at 8 months



Ruger (Celhaus Justice Ruger) at 1 year


Ruger (Celhaus Justice Ruger) at 37 weeks at a Search & Rescue training seminar

This is a cadaver introduction technique.  The Bowl game.  There are holes in the bottom of the bowl and it is sitting on top of a source.  The dog only gets rewarded when their nose is in the bowl.  It reinforces nose-to-source.wjj37wks_ruger3



at 34 weeks

“He is an impressive dog, we are still trying to find the off switch but he been a good dog and he really loves to work.  He very powerful and only has one speed and that full throttle.”  Ruger is in training for Search & Rescue.






Charis (Celhaus Johan  PTN NC NV) at 30 weeks

Greetings from Cathy & Celhaus Johann UKC PTN, NC, NV!  In other words, we had a GREAT first ever competition. Charis did his PT on Saturday effortlessly.  He got a 3rd place in his vehicle search (he probably would have done even better, but he was momentarily distracted by a nearby horse); & he rocked his container search with a first place. Today he got a 2nd in containers – lost out by about 2 seconds to my friend Donna’s awesome Rottie, Sinjin (Charis found it in 8.41 seconds). But he got a 1st in vehicles with 32.12 seconds. There were about 15 novice dogs entered & Charis was one of, if not THE, youngest dog entered.   People can’t believe he is only 6 months old, he does so well.  I wish now I had entered interiors & exteriors, but I had no idea what we were getting into. Needless to say, I am VERY proud of my baby boy!

Here are the pictures of Charis’ triumphant first trial, day 1 & day 2. He looks so grown up already. His baby puppy stage just flew by.  He & his brothers got ice cream cones night (small, vanilla, from DQ). It’s a tradition we have whenever one of them gets a title.
Hugs, Cathy & the boys



Charis at 28 weeks

Charis & I attended our first nosework competition today (fun match). He did great…me, not so much; but it was a great learning experience. Several of the people there wanted me to be sure to tell you how awesome they think Charis is. If they wanted a GSD, they would want one just like him. Next weekend we are entered in our first real trial.  Here he is doing an interior search.   The hide was under the rolled top edge of the bucket.


Charis (Celhaus Johann) at 24 weeks
the former “Mr. Red”

I thought you might like this picture of Charis living well at a massage practicum taught by Joann Lang. He is with one of the students. Spoiled?  Nah!


Charis at 23 weeks

Hard to believe the JJ litter is 5 months old already! Charis is growing like a weed & spitting out teeth like there’s no tomorrow. I found some blood on Ruger’s neck after a play session, so I checked him out carefully. No injury – Charis lost one of his baby canines biting him. Charis is not big on retrieving. He’d much rather let the big boys run after the ball, wait, & ambush them as they return. If I get him out alone, he’s still not interested in bringing a toy back or even going out to pick it up. For your weight chart, he is 59 pounds on his 5 month birthday. He has the cutest cowlicks on either side of his neck where the hair growing different directions meets. It makes a complete pinwheel. I’ll try to get a picture soon.



Celhaus German Shepherds

4817 Big Horn Ave
Sheridan, WY  82801
307-674-4800 evenings

Nu-Vet for Health

Click for more information on Nu-Vet

The NuVet people had tried to recruit me for their breeder program for several years but it wasn’t until I was getting frustrated at my inability to get a soft, shiny coat on Quasi that I decided to try their products. I finally told the NuVet people I would never recommend any product without trying it first, and that I’d like to try their NuVet Plus on Quasi. They sent a free two-month supply and at the end of the trial period I was seeing enough improvement that I signed up for their breeder program.   [READ MORE]