QQ Litter

QQ Litter (Mercy bred to Cantor)

Whelped 3/7/19:  6 females & 2 males

Miss Orange (Envy) went to Utah for Search & Rescue; Mr. Blue (Olaf) went to Durango, CO for Search & Rescue and to do therapy dog work with veterans; Mr. Purple (Cash) went to Minnesota for agility, nosework and obedience competition; and Miss White (Ranger) went to Denver for possible competition and therapy dog work.  Miss Yellow (Neutron) went to Idaho Falls for all kinds of competition: agility, obedience, tracking, scent work and possibly barn hunt. Miss Green (Maya) and Miss Pink (Hilti) went to Colorado as pets.  Miss Red (Quizz) went to my good friend, Laurie Schwabauer, to be trained as a service dog.  No one qualified to take her when she was ready, so we placed her in a great home where she will compete in agility and other venues as well as be a therapy dog and, hopefully, be part of the Underdog program if/when it is approved statewide.  Those are the dogs who go with children when they have to testify in court, to comfort them and give them confidence.

QQ litter background information
QQ litter pedigree
QQ litter police/narcotics temperament test results
QQ litter Search & Rescue test results

The UU litter, due January 25, 2021, will be a repeat of this litter.

Quizz (Celhaus Question Me Or Not) at 2 years 2 months 
Photos 1-4:  “Quizz & Talon (TT litter) love their play sessions after 4H practice!”
Photos 5-8:  “We went to Yellowstone Dog Sports in Red Lodge, MT over the weekend for an agility trial.”
Photos 9-11: Quizz and Keona scheming to get those darn glasses off Quizz.  They finally succeeded and Quizz got a 5-minute break without them.

Cash (Celhaus Quiggley) at 2 years 3 months
“Cash says Happy 4thof July.  Cash got a bath yesterday to help remove his undercoat and to take out the smell from swimming at the lake last weekend.  I think he smells just fine but the ladies of the house thing I’m nose blind.  I gave the ball and throwing stick to one of the great grandchildren, a little guy named Charlie, and he threw the ball for Cash.  After a while Charlie came back and said “doesn’t he ever get tired”?   When we are at the lake Cash will run all day.  When we are at home doing ball sessions after about 15 throws, he will sit down and wait for me to walk to him to get the ball and throw it again.  He has trained me well.”

Olaf (Celhaus Quasi Prince Olaf) at 2 years 3 months
Olaf is in training both for Search and Rescue and as a Therapy Dog

“Just thought it was time to send you an update on Olaf.  He is doing well.  We did Search and Rescue last night and working towards certification in the near future.  He is also working on his Therapy Dog visits.  We take veterans down to the Albuquerque VA clinic once a week in the DAV van.  He enjoys the veterans and the enjoy his company.  My grandson was born May 18th so Oli & I traveled up to the Portland area to see his parents and him.  The pictures are all taken in Oregon, mostly around Coos Bay.  We both enjoyed Coos Bay because the highs were in the mid 60’s.”

Olaf at 2 years
“Oli & I are doing fine and very much working the K9 Search and Rescue training both with La Plata County Search and Rescue and Montezuma County Search and Rescue.  We have graduated from runaways to blind searches A to B to C searches.  It’s so funny to watch him when he comes back to where he found the subject and they are gone.  He always figures it out and off he goes again.  It is so cool to watch him in the hunt mode.  It’s so funny to watch him when we are training his drive and intensity is of the chart and yet he has such a delightful “off” switch you would never tell he has such drive and intensity.  We still get out and work on socialization, at which he is a butterfly with a big smile! Everyone we meet loves him.  Sometime when he’s training, I will get some pictures of him in action.  All in all, he’s doing well and living the dream.  I am going to be involved in the next NASAR certification event here next month.  I don’t think Oli is quite ready to try with him but I will be able to see and learn exactly what all is involved in the process.”

Cash at 1 year 11 months
1st photo:   “Cash putting in a long day at the office with me.  Actually working in the dining room.”
2nd photo:  “We’ve realized that Cash doesn’t destroy the stuffed animals that have eyes, so he has accumulated quite the collection.  Any other stuffed toy he gets is destroyed in a few hours.”
3rd photo:  “Paying homage to Scooby Doo.”

Quizz at 2 years 
“Quizz went to her first agility trial today.  She was too stimulated by everything going on to do much, but she got to try out a few things. We partied for her birthday and she got a squeaky cupcake. “

Quizz at 1 year 11 months
“Quizz with her first googles and her new quality googles.  Quizz 4:  Quizz rocking her sunglasses on her walk today.  Getting better and better at wearing them.”

Maya (Celhaus Querida Maya) at 2 years
Her nose is always dirty!  Every walk and it is glued to the ground, sniffing and searching.

Ranger (Celhaus Queen Ranger) at 2 years
“Ranger’s birthday photo.  Happy as anything! We love her so much!”

Ranger at 1 year 9 months
“Ranger has been doing great! As she has gotten older, we have been taking her on trail runs with us in the mountains, which she loves! We’ve been playing a lot of hide and seek in the house and teaching her new tricks. Right now we are working on her putting all her toys back in a basket. In one pic, you will see that our cat has decided she’s the boss in the house — we had to get a second dog bed because the cat took Ranger’s!  We love her and are so grateful to have her during this crazy year!”

Cash (Celhaus Quiggley) at 1 year 8 months
12/31/20:  “We had some thieves, or attempted thieves, in the front yard this morning at 3 a.m. going through the mailboxes at the edge of my property.  Cash heard them, barked and I went out and chased them off.  He is starting to bark more now at noises outside and I am glad he does.”
“Cash loves his 22-year-old cat sister.”

Cash at 1 year 7 months
“Our cat, Granny, fell asleep in Cash’s kennel, but he likes to spend the evening in there, so her very gently coimbed in to sleep by her.  He’s just a big teddy bear.”

Cash at 1 year 6 months
1st photo:  Here is a picture of Cash from tonight’s nose work class.  He is patiently waiting his turn for the three hide search in the large training room. He works very diligently until he finds all three.  We also started some outside searches tonight.  Unfortunately the Level Three class doesn’t start until the spring, but there are still some drop in classes we can do.  I expect the classes will be postponed soon due to Covid as the virus is rampant here in Minnesota.”
2nd photo:  “Cash started his second level of scent work class yesterday and his trainer commented that he is a very good German Shepherd.  He is also in his Halloween mode, and sometime this week he’ll come with me to drop off candy to the neighborhood kids

Cash at 1 year 5 months
“This is Cash waiting patiently for his next turn during scent work class.  Occupying him between turns is the most difficult part of class.  He’s a natural at scent work.  The instructor commented in the last class how focused and calm he is when searching for the scent.  He is very methodical.  He has passed level five of the obedience classes at the humane society and have begun his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) class, which is going really well.  Hopefully after that we’ll get the CGC title, though Cash is so friendly we don’t know how well he’ll handle staying seated while someone comes to pet him.”

Maya at 1 year 5 months
Maya’s not spoiled at all.  She’s super friendly with people and that has been awesome.

Quizz at 1 year 7 months (now in her new home)
“A few photos of Quizz at practice with Laurie today.  She has a wonderful heart.  Very smart.  We are all settled in our place.  Last night‘s work session had a pretty view.”

Quizz at 1 year 6 months
“New Sister” announcement of Miss Quizz.  Last night was her introduction to the dog walk.  She was wonderful from the beginning having a spotter and navigating on her own.  Sitting waiting for me to release her as she learns to hit contact. She is very in tune and listens to commands.  She picks up on the command words quickly.  Like most dogs, she’s loving the tunnel.  I am still learning.  We are learning together. I’m a little awkward and tongue tied to try and run, call out commands and remember every step to teach her.  We practice a lot so that I can master what I’m supposed to be doing.”