Whelped 6/11/19: 4 bicolor males, 1 bicolor female; 1 black female
Mr. Green (Rudi) went to Wisconsin for obedience competition and Schutzhund. Miss Pink (Sadie) went to Pennsylvania for agility and obedience competition and therapy dog work. Miss Gray (Duchess) went to NW Montana, Mr. Blue (Ruger) went to southern Wyoming and Mr. Purple (Kaiser) went to Colorado as pets. Mr. Brown (Radik) went to Colorado as a pet and hopefully therapy dog.
Ruger (Celhaus Ruger Wesley George) at 2 years
Photos 1-3: “Birthday boy!”
Photo 4: “This is Ruger being sweet and snuggly. He leans into our hand and gives puppy eyes.”
Photos 5-7: “He loves his girls.”
Photo 8: “A fun walk”
Ruger at 1 year 11 months
Photo 1: “We did a hike up at Veedawoo a couple of weeks ago.”
Photo 2: “Justin is doing landscaping for a personal runway in our subdivision and I’ve been helping him. We take the dogs with us and they love it. It’s like take-your-dog-to-work day.”
Photo 3: “This is his favorite ball. It goes everywhere.”
Photo 4: “He was feeling left out from the last day of school pictures. So we had to take another.”
Photo 5: “We started to play a game of Go Fish and ended with everyone taking a nap.”
Photo 6: “We went on a hike near Snowy Range for Mother’s Day.”
Duchess (Celhaus Royalty) at 2 years
Photo 1: “Duchess asks Duke to play.”
Photo 2: “Uncle Duke declined her invitation to play.”
Photo 3: “If Duchess would share their bones, maybe her uncles will play with her.”
Radik (Celhaus Radik of Eagle Vista) at 2 years
Name Story: Radik is German/Czech for “Famous ruler” and is pronounced “Rah-deek”.
“Happy 2nd birthday, Radik!!!”
Radik at 1 year 10 months
Photo1: “Radik helping put the chickens to bed.”
Photo 2: “Radik retrieving a stick yesterday. He LOVES swimming!”
Radik at 1 year 9 months
Photo 1: “Washing off the muck from the barn today. It’s so wonderful to have a little water in the river!”
Photo 2: “Radik (center), Hilda (left) and Gunther (right) on our hike this morning.”
Kaiser (Celhaus Romeo Stole My Heart) at 2 years 1 month
“We went to a barn hunt at the recently-relocated Matrix Dog. Our Kaiser finished his Rat Open title with a first-place finish! Next we did Crazy 8’s and he got 5 rats and tunnel/climb. He moved up to Rat Senior and came SO close to getting a leg. In open there are only two rats to find, in senior it goes up to 4. He did his climb, the more advanced tunnel (two 90 degree turns so it’s darker), and found 3 out of 4 rats when we timed out. But he tried and we will get there.”
Kaiser at 2 years
Kaiser at 1 year 11 months
Photos 1-2: “We finished our CD today with a 191 and second place finish. I got three of those points off for moving my hand position underway. He also finished his rally excellent title and won the class with a 97. I have two more days of showing next weekend but I hesitate to move out of novice A since that’s the last of it for me forever. Also, we are building a little more confidence together, a rhythm that I think helps to solidify our performance a bit. I struggle though because he knows the open exercises and if all went perfectly, we could have two legs done!! What to do! We are entered in rally advanced and excellent so we will try for our first RAE leg. He continues to be the best boy, cheers me up and keeps my ball game on point.”
Kaiser at 1 year 9 months
“We had a scent work trial in Longmont. It’s getting harder now in Advanced as we have two hides per element. But he got a 3rd place and his first leg in advanced exteriors and a first and second place to finish his title in advanced interiors. We found one out of two hides in containers and buried so no legs there. Handler discrimination was weird because he’s been quite successful at home and yet we weren’t at all successful at our first attempt at Novice A HD. Overall good times though, he searched well and it’s always fun to spend the day with him!
“Kai showed over the weekend in Denver and finished his last rally novice leg with a 99/100 and second place. He finished his Advanced Rally title in the B class with good performances despite lower scores (he got a 93, 83, and 85). The two low ones were just one incorrectly performed sign (so 10 off)… one round his doing and one my mistake. The rest good! Obedience competition was a mixed bag. He was amazing both days and it was his first attempt at Novice. The judges loved him and complimented his performance and what a nice dog. Unfortunately, both days he decided to lie down 5-10 seconds before his sit/stay was finished. So no legs, but he was a very good boy except wanting to enjoy that nice soft high quality astroturf. I was seriously surprised because he’s never one time done that in practice. My instructor thought it was indeed the soft flooring being inviting vs the usual hard surfaces everywhere we practice. So now we know, gotta practice on grass and blankets etc. I have people all the time admiring Kai and asking where I got him. At our last scentwork trial, I think I told you, the judge said he was the nicest Shepherd she’d seen for years. So many judges have loved him. He is pretty and has a really great confidence and charming character! The judge on our last obedience round that got messed up looked as disappointed as I was when we messed up in the final seconds.
“I have said it before, but really, he could not be more perfect. John and I have many times just admired him and said we can’t believe how great he is. Such good instincts, good temperament, silly at times, so intelligent, extremely engaged and loving. You do a great service to the breed.“
Photos 3-5: “He’s maturing. His head is changing a lot. In the close up he looks more like Cantor than Lovely.“
More 1 year 9 month photos
Photo 1: “Mr. Adorable after a long weekend, all exhausted from the trial. He’s done sit stays daily since then for 3 times the time in various places without even thinking of lying down. I think the cushy soccer field astro turf was hypnotizing him. “
Photos 2-3: “Kai got two legs in Open class (Barnhunt). We placed 2nd both times. Darn that faster dog! We did Crazy 8s for the first time and he was enthusiastic and got 100 points (2 trips in). Crazy 8 in barn hunt is when they hide 8 rats and they have a tunnel and climb. A perfect round is 100 but our 100 was a 40 and a 60. So we were not perfect but he did keep hunting the rats (novice only has one, open has two, and I only have two for practice so he’s never experienced the Easter egg hunt of rats before!). So we found quite a few, the round with 40 we got a point deduction because I didn’t get him to tunnel because he was having fun finding the rats and time is weird in the ring!”
Sadie (Celhaus Rhapsody in Black) at 1 year 6 months
“Sadie doing agility contacts; Sadie in the snow.”
Rudi (Celhaus Rudolph) at 1 year 4 months
Name story: Rudolph, loosely translated, means well-known wolf.
Rudi is enjoying being “big brother” to Ava, from the SS litter.”
1st photo: watching the squirrels.
“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. ”