JJ Litter

JJ Litter Photos
Quasi bred to Soleil
(who is from the GG litter), whelped 12/20/15

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.

I am SO proud of three pups who certified in June 2017 as service dogs.  Seventeen-month-old Jamboree from the JJ litter passed her Public Access Test this morning, thus completing all the requirements to be a full-duty Medical Alert working service dog.  She has already passed the test for Panic Disorder duties. The owners of fifteen-month-old Ava & Katie, both from the KK litter, told me last week that they have been registered as service dogs. Ava, who is in Georgia, serves a fourteen-year old boy with diplegia cerebral palsy. Katie, who is in Montana, serves an adult who because of a traumatic injury now has epilepsy. The two KK pups were sent to professional trainers, while Jamboree is totally owner trained. All three were sired by Quasi. Lively is the mother of the KK litter and grandmother of the JJ litter.

Charis (Celhaus Johann) at 1 year 5 months

Sept. 17 I took Ruger & Charis to Parker, CO, for a temperament test. We stayed overnight since we were supposed to be at the test site by 7:15 am. The boys get bed privileges when we travel. Ruger stretched out on one side of the king sized bed. Charis curled up close to the pillows & my head & kept watch most of the night. “Mff, mff, mff, BARKBARKBARKBARKBARK!” every time someone walked by. He finally did quiet down, but it took a while. My hero. The test ran really late, but when we finally got our run, both boys did very well. Charis was somewhat indifferent to the friendly stranger; Ruger leaned against her for some more loving. All the other tests, including the odd surfaces (a tarp & some mesh lying on the ground) presented no problem at all. Then we got to the aggressive stranger staggering, muttering, flopping around in a poncho & floppy hat, carrying a stick. He escalated to coming toward us, then started yelling & waving the stick. Charis sat still by my side & cocked his head as if to say, “Well that’s weird, isn’t it?” He never moved. Both boys passed with flying colors.

This past weekend we went to Aurora, CO for his 2nd rally show and he finished his Rally Novice title.  I have a nice picture of us with the judge on Saturday I’ll send you. They ran out of new title ribbons so we didn’t get one. Oh well.

I took the last photo at our annual church picnic in June. I am proud of our handsome boy.Hope all is well with you & your furkidz.  Cathy

Connor (Celhaus Jeremiah Connor) at 1 year 9 months

Connor watching TV. I love his profile.

Riker (Celhaus Jeghbe’ tlh Inganpu, means “Never Quit”, from Startrek) at 1 year 9 months
Riker is doing very well in Search & Rescue training.

ATV training for the little guy.

Riker at 1 year 6 months

Taken after a 1 mile, multi-surface trail in 70-plus heat that day. We took several breaks in the shade along the way, but he never lost his drive, never quit on me. Took him about 20 minutes to finish it and make the find.  Happy boy! Very proud of himself after making a find, being rewarded for a find outside the park museum in a heavily trafficked tourist area. It was an urban trailing problem in a multi-terrain area with heavy scent contamination and people distractions everywhere.  He smoked the trail, ignored the people and made a solid subject ID at the end, pushing past the ‘bystander’ (park employee) blocking his way to get to the subject he was tracking. His subject loyalty was spot on, even with park visitors entering and exiting the museum around him. His focus and confidence throughout the problem were outstanding and his ability to adapt to wildly different working conditions than he is use to is impressive.

Riker at 1 year 4 months

Here, he’s being rewarded for a find outside the park museum in a heavily trafficked tourist area. It was an urban trailing problem in a multi-terrain area with heavy scent contamination and people distractions everywhere. He smoked the trail, ignored the people and made a solid subject ID at the end, pushing past the ‘bystander’ (park employee) blocking his way to get to the subject he was tracking. His subject loyalty was spot on, even with park visitors entering and exiting the museum around him. His focus and confidence throughout the problem were outstanding and his ability to adapt to wildly different working conditions than he is use to is impressive.  Being rewarded after his find.  Happy boy! Very proud of himself after making a find.

 

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

 

 

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

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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

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Loki at 8 months

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Ruger (Celhaus Justice Ruger) at 1 year

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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