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Celhaus CC Litter

(Quinta bred to Kway vom Posthorn SchH3 KKL1a)

whelped 11/3/09:  2 black females, 1 bicolor female, 2 sable females, 2 sable males

Here’s where the pups went:
I kept Miss Multi as a breeding prospect.  She will compete in agility and will also do some obedience & tracking.  She is now Celhaus Celebrate Life, call name “Lively“.
Mr. Red & Miss Pink-Green will do Schutzhund.
Miss Yellow, Miss White & Mr. Blue went for pets.
Miss Sparkle is staying in Sheridan, on a breeding co-ownership with a friend.  She will be a Therapy Dog & hopefully do agility.

Sire:  Kway vom Posthorn SchH3 (LGA) KKL1 High Protection (97 V) at the 2007 Americans “a’ normal hips HDZW 66
whelped 9/9/00
free of EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) and of the Degenerative Myelopathy gene.

According to his owner (Bill Kulla), “Kway participated in two research studies that are working to identify a genetic marker for EPI and DM, so that one day we may eliminate these devastating diseases from our breed.”

Other quotes from Kway’s website,

Kway (pronounced “Kwhy”) is the expression of his world class bloodlines: son of Asko von der Lutter and grandson of Aly vom Vordersteinwald.  Asko was the 1998 Bundessieger and 2000 WUSV World Champion and has proven himself as producer already. At the past three BSPs, Asko had more sons shown than any other dog. Aly was a close second.

Kway himself is a true all-three-phase dog: tracking is deep-nosed and methodical, obedience is fast and animated yet precise, and bitework is extremely strong with full, hard grips. Kway is balanced in the protection work and brings his natural aggression to the work for strong guarding. Through all three phases, Kway is a dog that is in true harmony with his handler, and their strong bond is evident on and off the field.

Always pronounced in courage; in Kway’s breed survey special mention is made of his exceptional temperament.

Kway is linebred 5-5 on Urs aus der Hopfenstraße, and he carries the black recessive.

Bill reports that Kway loves to retrieve and is good with everyone. He also is good with other dogs, including small dogs, and enjoys nurturing puppies.  I really liked him when I took Quinta to be bred.  Kway has been retired for two years, but put on a beautiful obedience demonstration for me.  He was five days from turning nine years old but sure didn’t look it as he heeled, ran and jumped.  I took photos of him:

Dam:  Celhaus Quintessence

NADAC Agility titles:  Novice Jumpers Superior, Novice Regular, Novice Tunnelers Outstanding, Novice Chances, 2 legs towards her Open Jumpers title, 2 legs towards her Novice TouchNGo title, 2 legs towards her Novice Weavers title and 1 leg towards her Novice Hoopers title

AKC agility titles:  one leg in each of Standard, Jumpers with Weaves & FAST

OFA hips (good); OFA Elbows; OFA Thyroid; OFA Cardiac; CERF; also tested EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), von Willebrand’s and hemophilia free.

In December, 2007, Quinta received her Health Award Certificate of Recognition from the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.

Quinta, commonly known as “Wild Thing”, is the character of the family.  She loves to work, begs to train, and gets into all kinds of trouble when we’re don’t.  She is crazy about agility.  Her biggest problem is remembering to listen to me and go the direction I indicate, rather than attack every obstacle in sight.  When she does remember, she is extremely intense and concentrated, a joy to work, and nearly always takes 1st place.  She is definitely one that I’ll take on to advanced competition.  She has also done extremely well in obedience classes and eventually we’ll probably try for some titles there.  We’ll also resume tracking, at which she was quite good in her puppy introduction. Quinta is very much like her mother, Jubilee, and grandmother, Glory.  She is quite dramatic, very fast and athletic, loves to tease, and has trouble being a “good” girl.

Quinta is also mother of the X Litter & AA Litter.

Grandsire:    Bianko vom Leerburg (“Comanche”)

OFA GOOD hips,  OFA elbows

Janet Wilt’s Comanche was a Search & Rescue dog, certified in Avalanche, Water, Tracking, Wilderness Rescue and Cadaver.  He was also certified as a narcotics dog (4 odors), evidence and building search.

Granddam:  Celhaus Jubilee CGC CD NA NAP TDInc

OFA GOOD hips, OFA elbows, OFA cardiac, OFA thyroid, von Willebrand’s free, CERF
Therapy Dog

She has her Companion Dog title and her AKC Novice Agility titles and only needed one more qualifying score to finish her Novice Jumpers title, but she developed spurs on her back (from being such an athletic, body-slamming, hard-playing dog all her life), so her jumping and competing days are over.

Jubilee is the most athletic GSD I’ve ever known–unless it’s her daughter, Quinta.  When she was just a pup she would jump into the back of a 3/4 ton pickup from which I was shoveling wood shavings, trudge to the top of the shavings pile, and get on top of the cab. She will climb, jump, drill through incredible obstacles to retrieve her toys (the favorite of which is the Frisbee).  She loves obedience, tracking and agility.  Her tracking is very intense and only needed proofing to be ready to try for her Tracking Dog title.