Hesed Puppies

Hesed Puppies
OO & VV Litters
bred to Cantor
OO litter whelped 8/22/18:  2 males and 2 females, all black sables
Mr. Blue (Titus) went to Utah for Search and Rescue. Mr. Green (Finley) stayed close in Wyoming as a pet. Miss Pink (Leidy) went to northwest Wyoming for Search & Rescue. Miss Purple (Pilot) went to the Spokane area for competition in a variety of venues: tracking, nosework, agility, herding and maybe more.
to OO litter police/narcotics temperament test results
to OO litter Search & Rescue test results
to OO litter background information
VV Litter whelped 10/26/21:  3 females and 1 male, all black sables
background information
VV litter Temperament Test Results
Mr. Blue (now “Dancer”) went to a friend in Spokane who has his sister, Pilot, from the OO litter.  He, too, will compete in all kinds of venues.  Miss Green (now Solo) went to southern Utah for Search and Rescue.  My friend and training partner, Laurie, took Miss Purple (now “Veda”) to train her as a service dog. 
See Veda’s service dog training log.  We will eventually place her like we did Talon from the TT litter.  I publish Veda’s training log on the website as Laurie sends it to me. 
I kept Miss Pink for breeding and competition.  Her call name is “Varoom!!” 
When the pups finally hit the ground and were healthy, I mentioned in an email that I had been afraid to jinx things by working on possible names.  Several friends sent some great names, including Pat, who sent “Varoom!!”  Her registered name is “Celhaus Victory Against All Odds.”
See Varoom!’s page.
See Varoom! at 18 months old
See her visiting the Alzheimer’s Unit at 10 weeks old.

Dancer (Celhaus Vespasian Isildur Sundancer BH) at 2 years 7 months
Name Story:  Isildur means devoted to the moon and is a word from Tolkien.
6/3/24:  “Dancer and I have joined a K9 group and we have been working pretty hard.  I’m excited to say that we passed our BH yesterday.  Next stop, hopefully, IPG1!!!  He is soo good at this stuff.  It was very exciting.  The judge was talking to my instructor during the test and said he really liked this dog.  He said it a couple of times.  He read off the critique and we got a lot of excellent scores.  Dancer’s long down, the sit, the recall, the heeling off leash.  I was very proud of our big boy!!”
Photo 1:  “Our BH certificate”
Photos 2-5:  “
“Photos from the BH.  Dancer is an awesome little boy.  Since we passed the BH, we started on protection work.  He is very enthusiastic but he has to learn to bite and stay there.  The first run at the helper, he hit and slid off. Never did that again!!!”

Dancer at 2 years
“He is the most agreeable little guy. Sooo happy to work.  The more the better.  And he does have an off switch!  I took these photos today on his birthday. He is soooo gorgeous!  One of the training club members was watching Dancer and said that he was one of her 2 favorites in the club.  So smart and so drivey.  So eager to learn and not afraid of new things like gunshots, etc.  He is an amazing dog.  He is one of those dogs who keep you on your toes trying to keep up with his brain.  Last week I showed one of the instructors his send out and she was so excited.  We just started learning it and already he is fast at it.”

Solo (Celhaus Venture Solo) at 2 years 7months
Solo is training for Search & Rescue.  Their house burned down shortly after they got Shiloh.  They are rebuilding it
“I’ve attached a few pics of Solo on recent hikes!  She is a gem!  We started back up training HRD and tracking.  Slow going as we still have quite a few projects lingering on the house.  She is doing well with the training and looking forward to certification.”

Veda (Celhaus Vivacious) at 2 years 3 months
Veda was places as a Medical Alert Service Dog on 11/17/23.  See Veda’s service dog training log. (now complete)
“Just a quick update about Veda! She went to Daycare today at South Dakota Canine Center and had a blast! The picture attached of her sleeping is when she got home. She and Teena’s Shepherd, Sophie (NN litter), hit it off very well and wrestled most of the day!”
Veda and I fly to MN for a week to visit my parents and from there we fly to AZ for 2 full weeks, before flying home. It should be a lot of fun!
We have started working a bit with Tim and Kellee from South Dakota Canine Center, just 1 day a week. I pick a topic and that’s what we work on that particular day.
Last 2 photos:  “First plane ride.”

Veda at 2 years 1 month
“Hi Cel, Veda and I are doing great! There is no doubt we are well and bonded!  We went to a restaurant with Teena (who has Sophie from the NN litter) this past week for the first time and she did wonderful!  I was in the ER for tests on Friday. Veda did her job, performing DPT and keeping track of the doctors.”

Veda at 2 years
“Happy 2nd Birthday to Beautiful Miss Veda”

Veda at 1 year 9 months

Leidy (Celhaus Odina Leidy) at 4 years 3 months
Name story: Odina is Native American for mountain; Leidy is a mountain of which Tammy has particularly fond memories.
“Leidy enjoying the snow.”

Pilot (Celhaus Olabisi Isolde CGC TKN TD) at 5 years 4 months
Name story: Olabisi is Egyptian, meaning brings joy; Isolde is Gaelic, meaning brat)
“Not a very nice day.”

Pilot at 4 years 9 months
“Latest gorgeous photo!”

Finley (Celhaus Onyx) at 5 years 6 months
“Having to keep 3 tiny humans safe, and losing your napping spot…all in a day’s work for the Fin-bear.”

Finley at 5 years 4 months
“We’re doing great! New baby was born Jan 8th. We’ve been meaning to send out baby-announcement cards…but we’ve been waiting on our photographer to get photos back to us. Baby is happy and healthy…his name is Carter. Big brother and sister (Gannett and Owen) absolutely adore him. Katie is doing great too!  And here’s a few pictures of Captain Drama (aka Finley).  We didn’t get many photos of Finley and Carter at all; Finley was less than impressed to sit through another newborn photo session. What a stinker.  But Katie got a cute picture of Finley lying next to Carter while he was napping. Proof that he loves his new brother.  Enjoy!”
Photo 1:  “Fall portrait”
Photo 2:  “Cuddling with Owen”
Photos 3-5:  “New baby”

Finley at 5 years 2 months
“We hope you had a great Christmas and that your 2024 is off to a great start. We’ve been busy getting ready for the new baby. Katie’s due date is this Saturday (Jan 6th), so fingers crossed that Owen and Gannett will have a new baby brother or sister in the next couple days!  I’m overdue on sending you some pics of our house-wolf, Finley. The big-bear only gets awnrier with age. He’s so much fun, although I’m sure he won’t be too impressed that he’s gaining another brother or sister to hog all his attention. Here’s some pictures from Finley from last summer, all the way up to a couple weeks ago. Enjoy!”
Photo:  “Fall leaves with Gannett”

Finley at 5 years 1 month
“Sawmill Lake, fishing with Gannett”

Finley at 5 years
Photo 1:  5th Birthday
Photos 2-3:  Twin Buttes 

Finley at 4 years 11 months
“Brown Bear Lake”

Finley at 4 years 10 months
Photo 1:  “Porcupine Falls”
Photo 2:  “Her Lake”

Finley at 4 years 6 months
“St. Patrick’s Day”

Titus (Celhaus Octavius Titus CGC) at 4 years 3 months
Titus got an OFA Excellent hip rating!!!  Congratulations!  He passed all his other health screenings (OFA elbows, OFA cardiac, OFA eyes, OFA thyroid, and is also free of vonWillebrand’s/hemophilia).  He has the following SAR certifications through Tri-State K9 Search & Rescue: Wilderness Live Find Area, Cadaver 1 and Cadaver 2.  He also has his AKC Canine Good Citizen title. 
Lovely was bred to Titus.  The XX litter was whelped July 11th, 2022.
Name story: Octavius, was the family masculine name is Gaius Octavius, who became known as Cesar Augustus of Rome the name means Magnificent or Majestic. He was known as a great tactician, philosopher, and statesman who brought Rome out of Civil war following the death of Julius Cesar and into a golden age for the empire know as the Pax Romana (Roman Peace). Since we learned that trying to call any two dogs with an O name is just bringing them both to us we liked Titus who was another Roman Emperor and his name means depending on culture, pleasing, saved, of the giants (He has big paws). We felt a call name of Titus sounds nothing like Oakley and matches his personality he loves to please and work hard with a smile on his face.
12/1/22: Photos 1-3: “Titus recertified in Cadaver 1 this past weekend.”
Photo 4:  “”This final photo was taken a couple of months ago before it got really cold outside.”

Titus at 3 years 8 months

Titus at 3 years 5 months

Titus at 2 years 1 month
9/23/20:  “I just wanted to update you on Titus.  He has completed his CGC, Tri-State 40 Acre, and this past weekend he completed his Tri-State 120 acre live find certification and his Cadaver 1 certifications making him and Angela the newest mission-ready Wilderness Search & Rescue team with Great Basin K9 Search and Rescue!  I am so proud of those two, and thankful for you bringing Titus into our lives!”