BBB Litter Background Information

Celhaus BBB Litter (Varoom! bred to Justice)
Expected in early summer, 2024

Varoom! is from my VV litter.  This is her first litter.  This is Justice’s third litter:  he is the sire of the ZZ and AAA litters.

I am expecting some real live wires, full of the love of life, very social and confident, highly intelligent with super working drives and exceptional ball drives.  They will be busy!  And probably noisy.  I’m expecting them to train easily and enjoy working, and to have super noses and the desire to use them.   As for color, we’ll have red or black sables and possibly some solid blacks in this litter. 


whelped 6/4/21

OFA good hips:  GS-112167G24M-C-VPI;
OFA Elbows normal:  GS-EL50024M24-C-VPI
PennHip 90th Percentile!!!!:  DI = .24 on both hips
(PennHip summary:  “This interpretation is based on a cross-section of 18753 canine patients of the GERMAN SHEPHERD breed in the AIS PennHip database.  The breed average is .41.  The degree of laxity ranks the hip within the tightest 5% of the DIs for the breed.  This amount of laxity places the hip at a minimal risk to develop hip OA.  No radiographic evidence of OA for either hip.”)
OFA Cardiac:  GS-BCA538/18M/P-VPI
OFA Thyroid:  GS-TH1096/22M-VPI
OFA DM (spinal myelopathy) free:  GS-DM12021/3M-PI
free of bleeding disorders (vonWillebrand’s and hemophilia)
TLI Test normal at 18 months (free of EPI – Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) 

Justice is a very athletic, fast boy who loves to retrieve.  He likes it so well that he regularly steals balls from the others and carries two in his mouth while the other dog is frantically searching for her ball.

He is very social and loving, and is a great hit at the nursing homes.  In fact, he’s a hit everywhere I take him because of his silly, bubbly personality.  That bounciness does get in the way of training at times. He didn’t know how to learn or even to like learning when I got him.  He likes obedience, so I did several classes. He really, really was over-the-top distracted by other dogs – not with any aggression but wanting to play and socialize.  I began to despair that I’d be able to certify him as a therapy dog, but finally last summer he began to realize he could “watch me no matter how many other dogs happen to be breathing nearby.”  We signed up for a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) class.  I figured that would be the test of his readiness to certify as a therapy dog.  He initially was very distracted at the new group of dogs, but quickly clicked into work mode.  He did so well that I signed up for the CGC test.  That would be the big readiness indicator – different place, different tester, different people and dogs.  He did excellent on everything except the heel-past-another-dog part.  The tester gave us a second chance, and Justice was able to (sloppily for sure) manage to stay at my side despite longing looks at the other dog.  He passed!

I then completed the therapy dog certification process and since October he has been visiting the nursing homes.  He completed the 10 required visits to earn his AKC Therapy Dog Novice title (THDN). He is about halfway to his Therapy Dog (THD) title, which requires 50 visits.  His social, gentle nature makes him a hit at the nursing homes, as he lovingly gazes into people’s eyes and leans against their beds or wheelchairs.  At one of the nursing homes, the maintenance man has a mini-Aussie pup which he lets run loose. You never know when or from where the dog will appear.  At first Justice totally lost his mind and continued to look for it after it vanished, but recently he has become able to forget it and turn back to concentrating on the residents – a huge advance in maturity!!

He’s been slow to get the idea of nosework, first because of his over-interest in the other dogs and because he totally fell in love with the instructor, Sue, and flirted with her constantly. For the longest time, she had to stand on the other side of the arena before he could collect himself and do a search.  This winter, though, he has matured a lot mentally and is finally turning into the nice nosework dog I anticipated, since his sire has all kinds of advanced tracking titles in both AKC and Schutzhund.  I am hoping to show Justice for titles in the fall, after a summer of training in different places around time with our nosework group, which will offer him a lot of chances to ignore distractions.

I am looking forward to a mature Justice who will show me all he is capable of doing – and continues to be sweet, loving and a joy to live with.  Life is never quiet with this vocal dog, but his enthusiasm is always entertaining and cheering.

Dam:  Celhaus Victory Against All Odds (Varoom!)

whelped 10/26/21

PennHip DI’s .22 & .21:  Varoom! is in the 95th Percentile, which means her hips are better than 95% of the 18,753 GSDs they have evaluated!
OFA hips:  “good” on prelim
OFA Elbows: “normal” on prelim
OFA Thyroid, OFA Cardiac, von Willebrand’s and hemophilia and EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) tests are scheduled in February, midway between her heat cycles.  
She will be OFA DM (clear) – free of the spinal myelopathy mutation genes since both parents are clear.  I’ll also do the official gene test in February.

Varoom! is a fun girl with a sparkling personality.  As you might guess from her call name, she is pretty busy.  When she’s happy, she loves to chase her tail around and around and around.  I turned that into a trick, which I call “Twirl.”  As soon as we get up in the morning, we have to have our “Twirl” session. 

I’m in the process of certifying Varoom! as a therapy dog.  Since I’m the only tester/observer for over a hundred miles and have no one to do the usual test and three supervised visits to certify MY dogs, I have to go through the Alternate Review Committee of Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  That involves finding someone to administer the test (a trainer but not the one from whom I take classes not many around) and asking people for letters of reference. 

We’ll get it done in the next month, and then Varoom! will begin visiting the nursing homes.  I’m sure her “Twirl” trick will be a great hit with residents.  I hope she’ll enjoy clowning for them.  Her mother, Hesed, is a very serious dog, but Varoom! inherited a more bubbly personality from her dad, Cantor.  We’ll see what therapy dog style that Varoom! has.

Like her mother, she loves to retrieve and, when I’m doing poop detail, to drop the ball at my feet and “block” it when I try to kick it for her to retrieve.  Trying to stay on my feet and kick balls for the girls can be an adventure for me when we have lots of ice, let me tell you.  But, oh, do they have fun!  And they have taught it to Justice and the ZZs.  Some mornings it takes me forever to get poop detail done.

Varoom! is an absolutely beautiful dog, perfect conformation and movement – like her mother.  In fact, I often have to look twice to tell who is which. 

Varoom! is in training for nosework and will soon be ready to compete for titles.

whelped 3/24/16

OFA GOOD hips:   GS-99355G24M-VPI
PennHip at 1 year:  .37 left; .42 right
(PennHip no longer gives percentile ratings unless they’re in their excellent range, which is below .30)
OFA Elbows:  GS-EL37972M24-VPI
OFA Cardiac:  GS-CA1790-18M/P-VPI
OFA Thyroid:  GS-TH830/33M-VPI
OFA Eyes:  GS-EYE525/26M-VPI
OFA DM (spinal myelopathy) free:  GS-DM7517/18M-PI
free of bleeding disorders (vonWillebrand’s and hemophilia)
TLI Test normal at 18 months (free of EPI – Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency)
AKC DNA Profile:  V895816

Cantor does extremely well in training.  I had to discontinue agility because of physical problems, and he hated ending his career.  He was amazing in agility; for instance, he learned the weaves in 6 sessions, including being consistent in finding the entrance to the set of 12 weaves from all angles and at great distances, no matter where I happen to be positioned, which is unheard of.  He enjoys a little nosework and obedience, but becomes bored quickly – because what he really wants to do is run.  Cantor received his Canine Good Citizen title in September, 2017.  In October 2017 he passed all his UKC nosework pre-test titles.  Since then he has earned his Novice, Advanced and Superior Interior titles and his Novice Exterior title and Novice Containers Title. 

UKC (United Kennel Club) Nosework titles:  PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, NI, AI, NE (all five pretests, plus both Novice and Advanced Interior titles and the Novice Exterior title).  There are five levels of difficulty (novice, advanced, superior, masters and elite) in each of five elements (exteriors, interiors, vehicles and containers).  Before a dog can compete for a title, it must pass a pre-test to show that it will search for and find that particular odor.  Cantor passed all five pre-tests (Novice level is Birch, Advanced is Anise, Superior is Clove, Masters is Myrrh and Elite is Vetiver) and last year began competing in classes, where he is doing very well.  He doesn’t like nosework as well as agility, but he enjoys using his nose and is getting more intense the more he trials.

NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council) Agility:  Cantor has participated in 3 agility trials.  He has some “legs” (you need three passing scores to earn each title) in several different classes.  He tends to go over the top with excitement at the trials and makes little mistakes, but he’s maturing nicely and hopefully he will earn some titles next year, since all three agility trials this year were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Cantor was a Therapy Dog, registered with Alliance for Therapy Dogs (formerly Therapy Dogs Incorporated).  He has a hard time holding still and being dignified, but he was gradually getting used to those therapy dog requirements when covid hit.  He was my best one for visiting through the windows during the pandemic, but once the nursing homes reopened in spring 2021, I decided it wasn’t worth it to start all over again working on inside visits and didn’t renew his certification in July 2021.

While he was certified, Cantor earned his AKC Therapy Dog Novice (THDN) title, which requires a history of 10 therapy dog visits.  He didn’t make it to his AKC Therapy Dog title (THD), which required 50 visits.  He also has his AKC Canine Good Citizen title.

Cantor is athletic and very well built for a working-line dog.  He has decent drives that go into overdrive when he’s doing something he loves, such as agility. 

See Cantor’s page.
See more Cantor photos
Playing in the snow, March 2012
Cantor at 18 months
Cantor favorite photos from birth

Maternal Grand Dam:  Hesed vom Spartanville at Celhaus
whelped 1/30/15

OFA Hips GOOD:  GS-96739G25F-VPI
OFA elbows normal:  GS-EL35658F25-VPI
PennHip at 1 year:  .31 left; .33 right
(PennHip no longer gives percentile ratings unless they’re in their excellent range, which is below .30)
DM (Spinal Myelopathy) free:  GS-DM7515/32F-PI
OFA Eyes:  GS-EYE363/19F-VPI
OFA Cardiac:  GS-CA1681/26F-VPI
OFA Thyroid:  GS-TH802-26F-VPI
Free of bleeding disorders (hemophilia and von Willebrand’s)
Free of EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) at 24 months
See photos of Hesed’s pups

UKC Nosework titles:  PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE
see favorite photos of Hesed playing in the snow, March 2020

Hesed is my fourth attempt over the years to incorporate more Eastern bloc bloodlines.  The dogs behind the Iron Curtain had to be very tough to survive the stark living conditions.  Generally dogs from those bloodlines have very strong immune systems and health characteristics because the ones who didn’t, didn’t survive in the old days.  That’s why I’ve tried to add those bloodlines.  Unfortunately, despite all the research I did, the earlier ones ended up not passing all my rigorous health screenings.  Hesed did, so I’m excited about seeing what she produces.  She is 3/4 East German (DDR) and 1/4 Czech.  Hesed is a very sweet, loving dog and very fun to live with, as she can be quite the clown at times and has an impish sense of humor. She also will do leaps for joy when she’s happy.  Her approach to life is very different from that of my female line (of which Lively is the 4th generation, Spirit & GloryToo are the fifth, and Mercy & Lovely are the sixth).  Hesed’s approach to life and new situations is much more conservative.  She doesn’t throw herself into new things like the rest of my girls do.  Typical of the lines she’s from, she is more cautious and wants to check things out before committing.  Once committed, though, she has the zest for life that I love in my dogs.

Once she decides to accept something – whether a new type of training or new activity – she does so with a fun sense of humor.  I never know whether, in a certain situation or even in one training session, I’ll have the serious, thoughtful Hesed or the tease.  When we attended a nosework seminar in 2016 and decided to change our whole approach to nosework training, Hesed fought the changes tooth and nail.  She would refuse to indicate the hide, even though she knew where it was and I knew where it was because she’d give a head check and swift, surreptitious glance at me before continuing to walk the area.  Finally, after several circuits, she’d give a big sigh, roll her eyes, and assume the new indication position (a down if the hide was low and a sit and stare if the hide was set high up).  It took months, but she now will do a quick indication, although she still gives a slight sigh and eye roll as she does.  Then, as soon as I acknowledge the indication, she’ll leap up bounce to me for her reward.  She has all five of her pre-tests for UKC Nosework but I never tried for her Nosework titles because she’s not crazy about dog shows. 

Hesed was doing agility and rally until she tore a cruciate ligament.  We did surgery and she moves beautifully, but I didn’t do more agility with her and she seemed, even after cruciate surgery, to be uncomfortable with fast sits so I didn’t try for nosework or obedience titles.  She prefers to stay home.

From emails from Hesed’s breeder:

Your little girl (Hesed) stood out in the crowd.  Everyone liked her a lot.  She was so outgoing and confident with everyone that came here.  She was tugging, playing stick/ball with all, as were all of them, but she is a beautiful little sweetheart!!  You are going to be very happy with her.

We were to the vet today.  My vet says he has not seen a GSD puppy as nice as yours in a long time…he says…she is perfect in every way!  This vet is not a GSD fan, but he loved her 🙂  That made me very happy.   It seems like I hit a home run with Yzett…gosh…I love her and how she has produced for me in this litter.

See Hesed’s page.
See her playing in the snow, March 2020

Maternal Great Grandsire:   V Ajax vom Brandsteig BH, SchH3, AD, Kkl2, hips “a” normal, HDZW = 75, DM clear

from Hesed’s breeder’s website:
Ajax is inbred on one of the best of the old DDR (East German) dogs, V Alf vom Kornersee 3-5.  Some of the greatest DDR dogs of all times appear in Ajax’s pedigree.  On the top side are Iran Tannenkrug, Confor vd Tonteichen, Neuman’s Jim, Zorro v Laager Wall, Don v Rolandreich, Quindt v Basruther Land.  On the bootom side are Meggy Gleisdreick, Mingo Rummelplatz, Lord v Gleisdreieck, Brando vd Marderklaus and Tapsi Parxhimer Land.

Koer report:  Medium size, medium strength, very good pigmentation.  Normal structure and normal bone substance, flat withers, straight back, short croup, normal chest depth, straight front.  Short forearm, good angulated hindquarters, sufficient powerful gait in easy bounding increments.  Sound temperament, TSB pronounced, lets out.

Paternal Grandsire:  Ulysses of Sapphire Mountain Cadaver 2, BH, FH2, CGC, TD, TDX, H.O.T (Toby)

Hips/elbows: OFA good/normal, PennHIP 70th percentile (DI’s are .32 & .35)
OFA eyes: clear, OFA DM: N/N

Toby is a medium sized (75#), very dark sable male with nice conformation, who moves very well, and is very athletic and agile.  He is very strong in all phases of work but settles well in the house.

He is very intelligent and picks up on training quickly. Toby excels in tracking/trailing and has never shown any desire to leave a track until it is finished. He is very determined and exact in his work and it shows. He has a very strong desire to work with his handler for whatever reward could be given but prefers his toys. Any toy will do. Toby has strong prey and defense.

Toby trained for a while in search and rescue for Montana – in trailing, cadaver and avalanche. He was certified in Cadaver, level 2, under tri-state standards. He has also his AKC Canine Good Citizen test (CGC) and his AKC Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent titles (TD & TDX).  He was entered in a VST (Variable Surface Tracking – city tracking) test when covid hit and everything shut down.  Toby also has the Schutzhund BH title and FH1 & FH2 (first and second Schutzhund Tracking Dog) titles.

Toby is a blend of strong Czech and West German working lines, including some very nice West German dogs.  The lines behind Toby are healthy and drives are good.  His sire SG Basko von Grunheide is titled SchH3, IPO3, KKL1 and was the Fundy SchH Club Trial Champion 2011. At the age of 3, Basko qualified for the World Universal Championships!

Toby is a littermate to the following dogs:
Ursa: TD OFA: Fair/normal
Uma: CGC, SAR live find, SAR moving object, IPWDA Human Remains Search-Water OFA: Good/Normal
Uzziy: PennHIP 70th percentile

Paternal Granddam:  GHIDORAH OF SAPPHIRE MOUNTAIN BH (Ghidorah)

OFA EYES, OFA good hips, OFA DM carrier; PennHip 40th percentile (DI’s .46 & .46), OFA elbows

Justice’s breeder gave me no info on Ghidorah, whom she brought to Cantor to be bred a couple of years ago.  She had a nice litter from Cantor, including a female who went to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Maternal Great Grand Dam:  Yzett Gymor CS ZVV1, 5JV1/P Kkl1 Hips 0/0, elbows 9/0.  DM clear

from Connie’s website and emails:
Yzett is a true black sable from the Gymor Kennel in the Czech Republic.  Her sire is Quino Chmelovy kvitek CS, and her dam is Irra z Breziny CS.  On the top side of her pedigree she has some of the top Czech producers from the Gymor kennel, and on the bottom side she has a combination of East and West German blood.  Yzett is medium sized, correct in working structure and has a gorgeous expression.  Her nerve and temperament are second to none.  She displays exceptional self-confidence and her energy for work and play seems endless.  She is proven in the work as well as in production.

Yzett is a gorgeous little girl….one of the prettiest I have.  She is more driven than any of my girls.  Her retrieve is fabulous and never ending.  Hunt drive is good, as well.  She loves protection work and is good at it.  She is an excellent swimmer, too.  She is good in the house…no mistakes at all.  As driven as she is outside, that is how nice she is inside.  I really like/love her a lot!

Paternal Great Grand Dam:  Brook of Sapphire Mountain TD

Toby’s Dam, Brook of Sapphire Mountain TD (AKC tracking dog), is a brood bitch for the Sapphire Mountain kennel.  Brook’s littermate is a multiple-certified Search and Rescue dog for Montana. Brook’s pedigree goes back on both sides to many search and rescue, SP/PS (police service), and level 3 Schutzhund dogs. It is worth noting Brook brings in through her dam, Ajsa Bohemia Rom-Pan, the male Ary Z Valskeho Udoli: SchHA, ZM, ZPO1, IPO1, SchH3, ZVV2, ZZZ, ZZP1, ZVP1, RH-E, RH-FLA, RHTA. This male competed 6 times in the international Search and Rescue Dog (IRO) examinations while still being a very strong Schutzhund competitor. Brook’s sire was Rocky Venusina sopka CGC, ZVV1, SchH2, IPO2.  Rocky’s sire was Tom z Pohranicni straze SP-PS (Czech police dog), ZVV1, OP1, and was the winner of the 1999 International stud dog show in Bratislava.  Rocky’s dam: Hobby venusina sopka FH2, OP1, IPO3, IPO -FH, Czech National Participant. UM’ CR’, CATC (CZ). World FH Championships Tracking, Finland, 2003. Hobby placed 7th out of 200 participants with a score of 186! High score that day was 197. World FH Championships Tracking, Slovakia, 2002. Hobby placed 10th with a score of 180, highest that day was 193!

Info on the BBB litter’s Maternal Great-Grandsire (Cantor’s) parents & grandparents from his breeder:

Paternal great grandsire of the BBB litter (Cantor’s Sire):  UCH SG Buzz vom Gildaf IPO2 AD CGC HIC
OFA EXCELLENT, normal elbows, DM clear, CERF normal

Buzz is best described by his owner and breeder, Melinda Clark…
“Buzz is a dark sable male with a lot of substance. He has a huge, masculine head and a lot of bone. He’s fit, athletic and 100% health cleared. Buzz is 100% stable. I can take him anywhere. He goes to parades with me, loves kids, good with dogs.  His versatility is endless. I’ve only just begun with him. He is naturally protective of his family. He is extremely driven, loves to work and full of enthusiasm. At home, he has a nice off switch and settles easily.

Buzz is a high drive male. His tracking nose is excellent. His protection work is fast and confident. He hits hard and is serious. His obedience is biddable and very clean. Buzz has an excellent temperament. Buzz has nearly 20 progeny actively working and certifying in Search and Rescue.

In August 2009, Buzz made his UKC Conformation debut. His Championship came very easily to him. In one weekend, he earned 4 Best Puppy, 4 Winners Male, 4 Best of Breed, 1 Group 4 Win and 1 Group 1 Win! On February 13, 2010, he earned the last 20 points needed for his UCH.

On May 15, 2010, Buzz made his debut in the German Breed ring. He was being shown for his Breed rating and earned an SG3. We are VERY proud that not only did Buzz earn his SG (Very Good) rating, but that he placed 3rd with his SG as well. He goes SG EVERY TIME he’s shown.

Buzz’s progeny are being trained and performing well in Search and Rescue, Flyball, Obedience, Schutzhund and more….

Paternal Great Grand Dam of the BBB litter (Cantor’s Dam, Linea):   UWP UCD URO2 UAG2 Int CH UGRCH RACH H’Linea von Holtgrew BH CDX BN RAE2 RM SCN SIN SEN CA HIC TKI THDN NW3 NW3-1 NW3-V L1C L1C DOG RATN OV TC TDI CGCA 2015 GSDCA High in Trial!  “a1” normal, normal elbows, DM Clear, CERF normal CHIC

From Linea’s owner:
Linea is a beautiful bicolor female with rich pigment and is the granddaughter of my great male, Jaryn “Logan” von der Dornburg.  She is clear headed and has an amazing personality and temperament; she gets along with everyone she meets whether they have 2 legs or 4. Linea is very athletic and built to work just like grandfather and very eager to learn and please. She is a powerhouse when it comes to nosework!  She is happy worker and loves working with me no matter what it is.  She loves to jump and does so with ease. Linea, like all my dogs, competes in a wide variety of venues including: Schutzhund, AKC/UKC obedience and rally, conformation, weight pulling, herding, nosework, barnhunt, lure cursing and whatever else we can find. Plus she is a working Therapy Dog.  She is the total package.

Some of Linea’s Accomplishments :
UKC Grand Champion
UKC Best of Breed x7
UKC Group 3 x2
UKC Group 4 x2
IABCA Best of Breed x3
IABCA Group 3
High In Trial (AKC) x2
High Combined In Rally (AKC) x3
AKC Rally Champion
High in Trial Rally (UKC)
High in Trial Barnhunt Novice (BHA)
2013 #10 in Beginner Novice GSDCA
2015 GSDCA National High in Trial
2015 GSDCA National Elite Award
2015 UKC Obedience All Stars-Novice

Paternal Great-Great-Grandsire of the BBB litter (Cantor’s great grandsire – Linea’s maternal grandsire): Int. CH, UCH, UCD OB1 Jaryn “Logan” von der Dornburg SchH 1, TR 2, AD, CDX, TD, Can. CD, RE, RL1, OV, TDI, CGC

Logan truly has an amazing pedigree.  Logan is the son of V Rocky von den Zinglegärten SchH3 IP3, FH1 Kkl1’a’ who has competed well at the world level as well as many of his offspring. Rocky has competed at the WUSV for Germany, and at the Bundessieger, placing third in 2001and tenth in 2000! Rocky is described as a friendly and out-going dog in person and he shows wonderful concentration in his work. He is known for producing mentally stable progeny.

Paternal Great-Great-Great Grand dam of the BBB litter (Cantor’s paternal great-great-grand dam (Logan’s dam):  Isa von der Kinzigau SchH3 Kkl1’a’

Isa is best described by her owner, Laurie Tollifson, “Isa is a little power house. Wild as a March hare yet as intense as a hawk. She has a strong work ethic, balanced drives and a fun-loving personality. Also, extreme trainability and hits like a Mack truck (in protection).” Isa earned her SchH 3 at 24 months and took SG1 at the 2001 South Central Regional Conformation Show.

Logan’s pedigree consists of many world and national competitors- 3 WUSV participants, 11 BSP participants with 1 Sieger and 9 with V scores! and 3 LGA participants…

Paternal Great-Grand Dam of the BBB litter (Cantor’s maternal granddam – Linea’s dam): SG Valley von Holtgrew SchH1 Kkl1

Valley is a Logan daughter and has a super temperament. When she was in Germany being trained and titled she would work with anyone and was one of their favorites.

Paternal Great Grandsire of the BBB litter (Cantor’s maternal grandsire – Linea’s sire): V14 ’11 Gordon vom Fuchsgraben SCHH3 IPO3 FH2 Kkl1

Gordon is best described by his owner, Kris Taylor, “Gordon is an exceptionally powerfully built dog.  He has superb explosive muscle tone with a very easy gait and has an extreme pigmentation that is second to none with working line dogs.  He carries these traits with many of his offspring as he reproduces himself very well. He is amazingly well balanced in his drives, temperament and nerves.  Gordon is a top sport level competition dog currently still competing nationally and will continue to compete in the conformation ring at the highest levels. 

His character is magnificent which makes him the picture perfect family dog. Gordon is completely neutral to other dogs showing zero aggression to other dogs, cats or any other animals. He is wonderful with small children and anyone acting in a normal fashion.  Try to break into his house or approach a vehicle he is occupying and he would trigger every natural fear in a human nervous system.  He is not a dog any stranger could just walk off with.”

Paternal Great-Great-Grandsire of the BBB litter (Cantor’s paternal great grandsire – Linea’s paternal grandsire): V KK1 Vito vom Waldwinkel SCH3.

Many think Vito vom Waldwinkel to be the best son of WUSV Sieger Tom van’t Leefdaalhof, producing dogs to the BSP and WUSV. Vito is known for producing strong working ability, as exhibited by his progeny at the top level of the sport in the present time. This is exemplified by the strong working kennels in Europe that bred to him and dogs that are on the competition field.

Linea is linebred on 1989 WUSV SIEGER Fado von Karthago SCHH3 FH IP3 on both the sire and dam’s side. Fado von Karthago SCHH3 FH IP3 Kkl1 won the WUSV in 1989 and 2nd Place in 1990!

 Info on the other Paternal Great-Great-Grandsire of the BBB litter (Cantor’s grandsire – from his owner (who happens to be Hesed’s breeder)V Puck vom Grafental SchH3 AD, “a” normal, HDZW = 74, normal thyroid, DM clear

Puck is one of the few 100% DDR dogs in the USA to attain a V rating in conformation in West Germany.  Puck is a grandson of two great DDR sires, V Larry vom Wolfseck and V Murphy vom Schwarzhorn and continued their legacy of 100% DDR lines that are known to give exceptional working ability, structure, bone and pigment.  Others of the greatest DDR dogs of all time also appear in his pedigree.  Paternal side includes:  V Larry vom Wolfseck, Ingo vom Rudigen, Held vom Ritterberg, Hassan vd Hassllelweisen, Pushkass vom haus Himple.  Maternal (bottom) side includes:  Muchta vom Schwarzhorn (littermate to Murphy vom Schwarzhorn), Don vom haus Iris, Alf vom Kornersee, Xito vom Barutherland and Condoe vom Marderphal.  He is linebred on Don vom Rolandsteich (5 – 5).

A translation of Puck’s Koer Report states:  Absolute middlesize, middle strong, contentful, strong head, nice expression, harmonious structure, emphasize stress structure firmness, correct front, pronounced wither, correct sufficient long croup, correct angulation shoulder blade, somewhat steep upper arm, good angulated rear, free movement with powerful strong supplies.  Drive, self sureness and strainless pronounced, does out.

Constance Krebs (Hesed’s breeder and owner of Puck) told me this about Puck:  “He passed away at almost 14 years of age back in October (2015)…very sad day.  Anyway, he was world renowned.  He was a gorgeous GSD.  He was old DDR in type, not over the top in drive, but certainly held his own in the work.  He produced better than he was.  He had nerves of steel and a very stable temperament.  I never replaced a pup from him…   He was known for producing good bones and joints… was DM clear/clear.  Several pups went to different varieties of working homes.”