Mr. Green (“Kellan”) went to New York to compete in nosework and will also train in agility, herding, and be a therapy dog – her second dog from me. Miss Yellow (“Taryn”) went to New York to compete in obedience, agility, nosework and possibly tracking & Schutzhund. Mr. White (“Jax”) went to Washington, DC to be a service dog for a veteran, while my friend Laurie took Mr. Brown (“Talon”) to her home in southeast WY to train him as a service dog whom we will place with a handler once he’s completed all his training (like she did with Quizz from the QQ litter). Miss Pink (“Lucca”) went to Montana to be a companion – her second dog from me. Miss Lilac (“Elsa”) went to southwest WY to be a companion and therapy dog. Miss Orange (“Tirzah”) went to Colorado to be a companion and Reading Dog (therapy dog for children). Mr. Blue (“Maximus”) and Mr. Turquoise (“Gunnar”) went to California to a family who already have or had 4 of my dogs; Mr. Blue went to the parents while Mr. Turquoise went to one of the adult sons. Miss Tan (“Roxanne”) went to southern Colorado for Search & Rescue.
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Roxanne (Celhaus Turn On Your Red Light Roxanne) at 41 weeks
the former Miss Tan
“Another weekend, another helicopter training ride. Boy, talk about a pup with nonstop drive! I was playing with the Chuck-It with Roxanne and she was refusing to quit. I made her stop because she was clearly hot. I will have to keep a careful eye on her working because she won’t quit if overheating. I have a chip in her that I can scan to check her internal temp and will definitely need to use it with her. Rusty was good at slowing down or seeking shade if too hot, but I don’t trust Roxanne to do that. Her hunt drive is developing nicely. She is a very nice girl. She is perfect.”
Kellan (Celhaus Truehearted Kellan) at 38 weeks
the former Mr. Green
Photo 1: “I had some surgery yesterday. So I’m supposed to keep things on the down low for a few days. Nothing major; I just have to lay low for a couple days. Kellan is staying close. He is the sweetest.”
Photos 2 & 3: “Kellan went to a 4th of July picnic yesterday. We were out in the country. Neighbors were shooting guns off. Kellan could of cared less. The other dog was shaking from the noise. Kellan got her playing. I felt so bad with her. She finally went inside. Kellan stayed out with us. He is such a social boy. “
Kellan at 33 weeks
“Kellan is tired tonight. He has his own pillow next to me. Etta the old foster dog has a corner of the bed. Ceiling fan and AC is on. It was almost 90 and very humid. Supposed to be a few degrees cooler tomorrow. I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow because we have another herding lesson. Did some tracking yesterday. He’s doing very with tracking too. Like the tester said, he can do anything. And the animal communicator said he was going to do great things. I so believe that.
So I’m not the only one that think my boy is amazing. Took Kellan and Quinn to herding today. Haven’t been there since his instinct test in March. So this was his first training today. He did super. She doesn’t usually start dogs this young. He was so controlled and engaged, she felt he is ready. Amanda worked both of them today. She said he will be a great dog for me to work. I left my phone in the car and we were way in the back so I couldn’t go back and get it. We have another training on Wednesday. I will remember to take some pics then. She said she loves his eyes. They welcome you in. Just love this little guy. He’s really not little anymore.
This was his second time out. Amanda is so surprised that he’s doing so well at just 7 months. The shepherds don’t usually have control at this age. Between him getting a great start with you and me doing a lot with him here, he can’t lose. He’s going to be a star in whatever he does.
I’m going to have Amanda work with him. Her cues are better than mine. I’m good when I just have a dog to work, but then you add the sheep. This will give him a good start. Maybe by next summer or fall he will be able to trial. Only unless he’s really ready. He’s so much a thinking dog. Amanda said she really likes him and he’s going to be very good.”
Kellan at 31 weeks
“I took Kellan to my puppy class tonight. He loved all the pups. He was very gentle with the little ones. He would circle the group to keep them all together. I also sent some puppy pics in to pet parade. Kellan won $100 for the people’s choice award. His photos were also chosen by Dedicated Pets, to be put in the vacation edition and jungle edition. Every day he becomes more amazing and loving.”
Roxanne at 39 weeks (9 months)
the former Miss Tan
Photos 1-4: “The photos of the helicopter are during SAR practice. The dogs become familiar with jumping on and off wile it’s not running and then they got a chance to “hot load” on a Blackhawk while it was running. Roxanne was completely unfazed by it.”
Photos 5: “Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo, TX”
Photos 6: “at a Texas rodeo”
Kaia (Celhaus Trinity at 37 weeks
the former Miss Lilac
“Can you find the dog in this picture??? She weighs 60.5# now. She is compact, muscular and very athletic. She loves to travel and, at that size, it is very easy to take her everywhere!”
Lucca (Celhaus Thankful in Montana) at 40 weeks
the former Miss Pink
Name Story: Lucca is a Military Service K9 who was was trained to locate EIDs. Top Dog is a book about her, written by her main and second handlers. She was adopted by her main handler after an injury forced her retirement.
Today she visited my work.
Lucca at 38 weeks
“She loves the Chuck-It balls”
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Lucca at 36 weeks
“Training to go onto her new bed. It’s going to be a place where she can be sent when her mom cooks or has company.”
Lucca at 33 weeks
Kaia at 30 weeks
“She has an intense and intimidating look about her…little do folks know, she’s a baby!”
Kaia at 27 weeks
“Afternoon nap after a busy morning”
Roxanne at 27 weeks
“Roxanne joined a working dog club and will do some Schutzhund work. She is very excited to add that obedience to her SAR work. The photo is in Chaffe county before going to training.”
Roxanne at 24 weeks
“Roxanne continues to do great! She has taken very naturally to trailing and is a joy to train. She is an excellent trailing dog. I have never worked an easier dog. I must say Roxanne is a very naughty independent missy right now. Her detection work has greatly deteriorated (the world is extremely exciting) and her recall is terrible. Such a teenager. No worries. I expect this on strong-willed pups. She will be a wonderful SAR dog. They need to think independently. Love the heck out of her. She is funny, naughty, willful and almost snuggly at times. Such love for life, dogs and people.”