SS Litter

SS Litter
whelped April 30th, 2020:  One black & tan male, three black and tan females, two black females

Cantor bred to GloryToo
This is a repeat of the NN litter.
SS litter background information
Police/Narcotics temperament test results
Search & Rescue test results

Mr. Blue (Stetson) went to Billings to compete in obedience, rally, nosework and barn hunt and to get Canine Good citizen titles.  His new owner was so impressed that she is now considering herding, too.  Miss White (Hildy) stayed here in Sheridan and will be a therapy dog working with the nursing home residents.  Miss Green (Hazel) also stayed here in Sheridan and will be a companion and fishing buddy.  Miss Pink (Scully) went to Seattle where she will be a therapy dog in children’s hospitals and also train for cadaver work (Search & Rescue).  Miss Purple (Ava) went to Wisconsin to compete in obedience and possibly Schutzhund. Ava joins Rudi, from the RR litter.

I kept Miss Yellow, who is now “Hopeful.”  She is a breeding prospect, will compete in agility and nosework, and be a therapy dog.  Her registered name will be “Celhaus Song of Hope in Hard Times”.  That was inspired by the many, many comments I got from people who said following the litter diary on my website and enjoying their photos had lifted them up during the early, dark days of the pandemic shut-down.  See Hopeful’s page.  See seven-month-old Hopeful playing with two of the TT litter. 

See Hazel, Hildy & Hopeful having a Christmas playday, December 19, 2020

Ava (Celhaus Sascha) at 23 weeks
the former Miss Purple

“Ava doing what she does best, watching Rudi.  Ava is growing up quickly – physically and mentally.  She’s such a pretty girl and is quite a thinker.  She was a hit in her puppy class – again, had the instructor tell me she was impressed and had been telling the other instructors about her.  She was great with the other puppies and just approaches everything with a calm confidence.  

Watching the squirrels.  Nap time.  Rudi and Ava are doing well.  Ava is growing up quickly – physically and mentally.  She’s such a pretty girl and is quite a thinker.  She was a hit in her puppy class – again, had the instructor tell me she was impressed and had been telling the other instructors about her.  She was great with the other puppies and just approaches everything with a calm confidence.   Rudi tends to be the “goof” and Ava the watcher.  They are well matched – she stands up for herself and they have a ton of fun playing.  Rudi continues to be the perfect big brother!!  As I write this, they are sharing the job of shredding a flossy bone – one on each end.   Again, we feel so blessed to share our lives with these amazing dogs.”
Cel’s note:  Rudi is from the RR litter.  They have the same sire (Cantor).  Rudi’s mother is GloryToo’s daughter from the LL litter (Lovely), so Ava is Rudi’s aunt.

Hazel (Celhaus Scarlett Scout) at 20 weeks
the former Miss Green

“Great fishing buddy already.”

Stetson (Celhaus Six-Shooters Spur N Saddles) at 7 months
the former Mr. Blue

1st photo:  “We had our son’s Irish Setter for the weekend.  This is a photo of the lot after a very busy day.  Only Penny isn’t included in the photo as she was right at my feet.”
2nd photo:  “This evening Stetson and I met up with 3 other dog teams for some time practicing being calm and relaxed at a cafe and not having to meet anyone that comes by.  Stetson was a rock star, as usual, as we sat for a time at different tables and walked past the other dogs. Two of the distractors I used at nosework today were stuffed dogs, I think Camilla sometimes uses them for reactive dogs.  Stetson has never had a bad reaction to real dogs from 7 pounders to 50+ pounders all shapes and coat color and length.  The stuffed black dogs had Stetson’s hackles all up with barking and growling, didn’t last long–easily less than a minute–until he decided to go sniff it then knock it over then attempt to carry it off, the smaller fox-terrier-like one just gave him a seconds pause then he picked it up by the muzzle to carry off. “

Stetson at 24 weeks

11/26/20:  “We did another photo shoot Sunday.  This is what he thinks of reindeer antlers and santa hats.  Have a great Thanksgiving.  I think I’ve mentioned how thankful I am for Stetson, his early education, his breeding, his breeder, his temperament, his intelligence.  Thank you for all you do for GSD reputation and health..”

Stetson at 24 weeks

“First big snow.”

Stetson at 20-23 weeks

“Stetson on a walk close enough to the river tonight, he seriously considered going off a tall straight down cliff into the water, we moved away quickly!  I have to tell you how proud I am of this dog.  I took him to a flag football game this morning, lots of people, kids everywhere running about, etc.  On the way to the field there was a little guy, under 2, that HAD to say hi to the doggie.  Stetson stood next to me then sat for the little guy to ‘pet’ him–pretty much he tried to love all over Stetson–just one big lick to the kid’s face!  He stayed nicely by me mostly laying down watching everything only getting up to change positions a couple times, never barked even once.  Several more kids wanted to pet him after the game and he was a gentleman throughout, he is only 5 1/2 months!!!!  Such a fantastic dog!!!  Such a good ambassador for GSD!  He is busy making friends with AC.  This has been in the making off and on for several days but today the cat was even rubbing on Stetson!  The cats were raised by our year old male Irish Setter as they were abandoned before their eyes were even open so have an affinity toward dogs even with the abuse from the terriers.  AC has always thought he is more dog than cat and has been missing cuddling with Remi so I see a tentative friendship happening between these two.  I’d say you breed for temperament based on today’s experiences.”

Stetson at 16-18 weeks

“Raven and Stetson were having a blast this morning.   Today Stetson and Kimber were the only dogs at their play time, they had a good time together and she is getting some better about seeing strange dogs–owner admits she has not been socialized. They are in Tuesday Puppy Manners class together and last Tuesday she invited Stetson to play, the first class she mostly just barked at any other dog’s movement.”

Scully (Celhaus Scully) at 16-17 weeks
the former Miss Pink

11/6/20:  “I hope this note finds you well. I received your latest packet in the mail — thank you! It’s chock full of great information. I had a couple of follow up questions specific to Miss Scully. First off, she is doing fantastic. She’s my little wild child that loves to work. From my very limited interaction with Cantor, she seems to have inherited his personality — very wiggly, always ready to work, and prefers something in her mouth at all times 🙂 Much more drive than I anticipated, which I’m channeling into a number of activities. I haven’t started SAR work with her yet, because her drive ended up being higher than I expected, so I am debating on whether to train her for live finds versus HRD. I’m still leaning HRD (as this is my preference), but she loooooves people so much, I feel like I’d be missing an opportunity to have a stellar search dog (and her agility is so great, I think she’d even be a contender for disaster as opposed to wilderness). All that being said, she’s turning into a lovely dog.”

10/7/20:  “In the meantime, know that Scully is doing wonderfully. Everywhere I take her, I get complements on how nice she is and easy to handle. I actually had a vet tech come out last month to personally tell me that she is the best dog he has ever worked with. This speaks to all the hard work you put into selecting her parents and early experiences and socialization. Thanks for all that you do”

8/22/20:  “Scully continues to do great. She absolutely loves to work, often uninterested in the treats I give her (I think she got spoiled on those tasty salmon treats you raised her on :)), but really just works for the “Yes!” marker and for love of having a job. During feeding time, I make her stay while I hide her food in the yard, and while it was tricky the first couple of times, she quickly learned to track my footsteps until she catches the air scent of the food. It’s no longer a challenge for her to find it (and we have a big yard with lots of good hiding spots). It’s a blast to watch her work her nose with such focus and skill at this young age.  She has not yet exhibited her mom’s CARROTing Behavior.  She exhibits more of her dads inclination to possess the toy after retrieving, reluctant to release it until asked to give or another toy is introduced.  I’m attaching a couple of pictures. One is of her and her favorite playmate, a Rottie two weeks older than her. He was reluctant to play with her until she realized she could get his attention if she had a ball, in which case they would play a nice game of keep away.   The other is of Scully on a wicked hot day. She figured out the best spot to be was directly in front of the fan.”

Hildy (Celhaus Seraph’s Serenade) at 7 months
the former Miss White

“Hildy helping Steve make salmon treats.  Having a grand time in the snow this morning.”

Hildy at 25 weeks
“Enjoying her new bed.”

Hildy at 24 weeks
“Enjoying her first snow.”

Hildy at 22 weeks
“Hildy & Winston on the hammock”

Hildy at 16-17 weeks
“Hildy in the role of big sis.  Look how glossy this girl is.  She was in Winston’s scent and located him in a tree.  She is increasingly beautiful and more loveable with each passing day. Steve and I can’t wait to see her in the morning. She comes bounding in and stands on her hind legs to wake me. Of course, all the noise of her charging in does that. Then she races off with either one or both of my slippers, and the chase is on, much to her delight. We have so much fun with the dog!”