QQ Litter

QQ Litter (Mercy bred to Cantor)

Whelped 3/7/19:  6 females & 2 males

Miss Orange (Envy) went to Utah for Search & Rescue; Mr. Blue (Olaf) went to Durango, CO for Search & Rescue and to do therapy dog work with veterans; Mr. Purple (Cash) went to Minnesota for agility, nosework and obedience competition; and Miss White (Ranger) went to Denver for possible competition and therapy dog work.  Miss Yellow (Neutron) went to Idaho Falls for all kinds of competition: agility, obedience, tracking, scent work and possibly barn hunt. Miss Green (Maya) and Miss Pink (Hilti) went to Colorado as pets.  Miss Red (Quizz) went to my good friend, Laurie Schwabauer, to be trained as a service dog.  No one qualified to take her when she was ready, so we placed her in a great home where she will compete in agility and other venues as well as be a therapy dog and, hopefully, be part of the Underdog program if/when it is approved statewide.  Those are the dogs who go with children when they have to testify in court, to comfort them and give them confidence.

QQ litter background information
QQ litter pedigree
QQ litter police/narcotics temperament test results
QQ litter Search & Rescue test results

The UU litter, due January 25, 2021, will be a repeat of this litter.

Ranger (Celhaus Queen Ranger) at 1 year 9 months

“Ranger has been doing great! As she has gotten older, we have been taking her on trail runs with us in the mountains, which she loves! We’ve been playing a lot of hide and seek in the house and teaching her new tricks. Right now we are working on her putting all her toys back in a basket. In one pic, you will see that our cat has decided she’s the boss in the house — we had to get a second dog bed because the cat took Ranger’s!  We love her and are so grateful to have her during this crazy year!”

Cash (Celhaus Quiggley) at 1 year 8 months

12/31/20:  “We had some thieves, or attempted thieves, in the front yard this morning at 3 a.m. going through the mailboxes at the edge of my property.  Cash heard them, barked and I went out and chased them off.  He is starting to bark more now at noises outside and I am glad he does.”

“Cash loves his 22-year-old cat sister.”

Cash at 1 year 7 months

“Our cat, Granny, fell asleep in Cash’s kennel, but he likes to spend the evening in there, so her very gently coimbed in to sleep by her.  He’s just a big teddy bear.”

Cash at 1 year 6 months

1st photo:  Here is a picture of Cash from tonight’s nose work class.  He is patiently waiting his turn for the three hide search in the large training room. He works very diligently until he finds all three.  We also started some outside searches tonight.  Unfortunately the Level Three class doesn’t start until the spring, but there are still some drop in classes we can do.  I expect the classes will be postponed soon due to Covid as the virus is rampant here in Minnesota.”
2nd photo:  “Cash started his second level of scent work class yesterday and his trainer commented that he is a very good German Shepherd.  He is also in his Halloween mode, and sometime this week he’ll come with me to drop off candy to the neighborhood kids

Cash at 1 year 5 months

“This is Cash waiting patiently for his next turn during scent work class.  Occupying him between turns is the most difficult part of class.  He’s a natural at scent work.  The instructor commented in the last class how focused and calm he is when searching for the scent.  He is very methodical.  He has passed level five of the obedience classes at the humane society and have begun his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) class, which is going really well.  Hopefully after that we’ll get the CGC title, though Cash is so friendly we don’t know how well he’ll handle staying seated while someone comes to pet him.”

Maya (Celhaus Querida Maya) at 1 year 5 months
Maya’s not spoiled at all.  She’s super friendly with people and that has been awesome.

Quizz (Celhaus Question Me Or Not) at 1 year 7 months (now in her new home)

“A few photos of Quizz at practice with Laurie today.  She has a wonderful heart.  Very smart.  We are all settled in our place.  Last night‘s work session had a pretty view..”

Quizz at 1 year 6 months

“New Sister” announcement of Miss Quizz.  Last night was her introduction to the dog walk.  She was wonderful from the beginning having a spotter and navigating on her own.  Sitting waiting for me to release her as she learns to hit contact. She is very in tune and listens to commands.  She picks up on the command words quickly.  Like most dogs, she’s loving the tunnel.  I am still learning.  We are learning together. I’m a little awkward and tongue tied to try and run, call out commands and remember every step to teach her.  We practice a lot so that I can master what I’m supposed to be doing.”

Olaf (Celhaus Quasi Prince Olaf) at 1 year 4 months

Olaf is in training both for Search and Rescue and as a Therapy Dog

5/9/20:  “I thought an update on Oli was in order.  He is fully engaged in his search & rescue training.  I would send some videos but when he’s working I’m busy working with him which is a hoot!!  His nickname from the team is Rocketman.  When I give him the word to go (Pethaus) he absolutely explodes and his drive & intensity is fully evident and yet when he is looking (blind searches) he is very methodical until he gets a scent and that snap is a treat to watch.  He’s doing well and his recall is really getting much better.  It is so fun to watch his brain develop and his personality grow.  He is all business when he is working but a happy, flop on the floor and chew on a toy when he’s not working.