Spirit Puppies

Spirit Puppies

MM Litter, whelped 7/1/17Spirit bred to Toby
Miss Green (Bindi) went to southern Colorado to be a farm dog (dairy goats and chickens) and therapy dog. Miss Gold (Lexi) went to Virginia to be a Search & Rescue dog (their 3rd SAR dog from me). Miss Pink (Beyla) went to originally Washington state then to Alaska for Schutzhund, obedience and tracking. Miss Red (Ruby) went to Ft. Collins, CO to be a family companion and do obedience & nosework competition (their second dog from me). Mr. Blue (Ziggy) went to the Denver area to be a therapy dog and family companion for two busy boys. Mr. Yellow (Grizzly) went to southwestern Wyoming as a pet.
See MM Litter pedigree
See MM Litter background
see MM litter temperament test scores: 
Police/Narcotics test and Search & Rescue Test

PP Litter, whelped 10/27/18: Spirit bred to Cantor
Mr. White (Pazuzu) went to Colorado for competition in obedience, tracking, agility, dock diving, barn hunt, rally and Schutzhund, and possibly breeding. Mr. Yellow (Malachi) went to Montana to be a therapy dog and to compete in rally, nosework and possibly agility. Miss Purple (Echo) went to western Wyoming to be a therapy dog and do training but probably not any competition. She is their 4th dog from me. Mr. Black went to Ohio (Pax) and Mr. Red (Bear) to South Dakota, both as therapy dogs and to be family pets. Mr. Black is their third dog from me. The others went to be pets: Mr. Orange (Samson III) went to Alaska, while Mr. Green (Samson) & Mr. Blue (Jake) went to Colorado.
to PP litter police/narcotics temperament test results
to PP litter Search and Rescue test results
to PP litter pedigree
to PP litter background information

Bindi (Celhaus Mireya Bindi Satchke Umida) at 4 years 8 months
Name Story: Mireya is Spanish for miracle: Bindi is the Hindi forehead spot designating spiritual seeking, etc.; Satchke is Finnish for sparkle; Umida is Punjabi for hope/wish/desire.
“Presently Bindi is passed out but good cuz she got a horse ride in today! Was SO proud of her Cel – we had lots of “training” opportunities for both the horses and the dogs…road grader, road grader crew, other trail users…and instead of doing her historical “puppy thing” and greeting the bejesus out of everyone-I called her to me and she came right away and ignored everyone! YEAH! Fez too-was just hanging out with us. They’ve had several new guests here lately where we had the opportunity to work with both of them and they remembered!  Feather too-was alert-but chill! Woo hoo!”

Bindi at 4 years 7 months
“Never never never-I mean NEVER take your eye off that ball-stick-view in the distance!”

Bindi at 4 years 1 month
Photos1-2:  We’ve been busy tiling and painting and making shelves…but have managed a few rides in. 
Photo 3:  The one in the car? That’s her after “chore ball” and about 10 miles in the heat…she just never stops.
Photo 4:  Took her to the parade to take pics of “the gang” the other day. She was all ho-hum, though she did think the fire engine was a bit loud and rude.  Her reward was chasing sticks in the river for 15 minutes.  Love my girl…always keeps me hopping.  Here she is watching the parade…I always marvel at how calm she is in crowds and with so much stuff going on – and so over the top maniacal on a general daily basis! (in a good way now mind you!). Pays no real attention to other dogs, will wag her tail at peeps and check that children don’t have a ball hidden somewhere, but she didn’t even make a move to dash after the thrown candy.  I was surprised actually…
Such a prey drive. I’m sure she would have adored police work! BUT she’s my baby and I’m sticking to her! Love to travel with her and she’s so good in town and FEARLESS.

Echo (Celhaus Piper Echo) at 3 years 6 months
“Relaxed and intense”

Echo at 3 years 4 months
Porter (from the WW litter) keeps her well exercised.  She appreciates rest time.

Echo at 3 years 1 month

Bear (Celhaus Pherein Brave Hart) at 3 years 4 months
“Fishing at Pactola Lake, Black Hills SD. Bear is adapting to living in town for the moment.  In May we travel to AZ to our new retirement home.  Hopefully we all like it – time will tell.”

Beyla (Celhaus Miss Beyla Vanir) at 4 years 7 months
Name Story: Although being a goddess herself, Beyla is servant to Freyja, goddess of fertility. She is often connected with earth, and known as the goddess of bees… She is wife to Byggvir, also a servant to Frey and Freyja. Beyla is basically a god-servant to Frey, who’s the god of life, fertility, nature, etc. I thought it was fitting that she be named that (not only because it was a pretty name) but because she’d be my “servant” in that her job is to be protector and companion to my husband and I, and any future children. Vanir is simply the group of gods she is originally in. Thor and Odin and whatnot are in the group called Aesir (Aesir were thought of as being the powers that hold the cosmos together, the animating personalities of the “forces of nature.”). Vanir are the other “tribe” of gods, associated with fertility, wisdom, nature, magic, and the ability to see the future. It sounded nice paired with Beyla, and matched as far as meanings and aligning with Norse Mythology.

“Beyla at a waterfall in Costa Rica.  We’re here for 2 months, then a month in Oaxaca, Mexico.”

Beyla at 4 years 2 months
“Aveline Althea was born Sept 3 2021. Beyla and her new charge are getting along famously. Beyla is very attentive and has been on guard. She’s very curious at this new thing in the house, and patient and understanding that she hasn’t had as many walks as usual. I’m very happy to have her with us as we enter this new chapter of life.”

Ruby (Celhaus Mount Moran) at 4 years
“Ruby is great – we can’t believe she’s 4 (!) – where did the time go?  She’s such a happy girl! Loves agility and is doing well at it – no competing yet (outside of fun matches) since matches around here are still impacted by the pandemic.  She is so fast, usually I have to modify the cues from a (big) distance.  She’s busy still, loves using her nose, and is quite the daddy’s girl.”
Photo 1:  “Enjoying the trail near our house.” 
Photo 2:  “Waiting to play.”
Photo3:  “Relaxing, finally.”
Photo 4:  “With ‘sis” Stella”

Ziggy (Celhaus Maverick Zigmund Bullet Luxman) at 4 years
“Last year during the pandemic I participated in some more training with Ziggy. We did some obedience work and started some basic scent training. We started hiking more and were at the lake every other weekend all last summer. He has been doing so good. I have worked a lot of leash with him so he has been hiking at times off leash and is so amazing at listening to commands. Here are some recent pictures from camping and hiking.

Samson (Celhaus Pirate) at 3 years 2 months
“Thank you! Samson is sooo good with his nose. He taps the balls when playing (he prefers to have 2 in his mouth) and taps in Stella’s ball every time it’s thrown. Much like Lando he is also very verbal! Fabulous personality! A great example of your successful breeding and early nurturing!  Sending love to you!”

Pazuzu (Celhaus Pazuzu CD) at 3 years 3 months
“Pazuzu got his Companion Dog title over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.”

Pazuzu at 3 years
“Pazuzu passed his OFA!  Hips good & elbows normal.  Good boy!!!”

Lexi (Celhaus Majestic Lexington) at 3 years 2 months
Lexi is in training for Search & Rescue
“Morning with Lexi.  Here is our little girl loving the early mornings, checking the front yard to see what went on last night”

Grizzly (Celhaus Mercy Grizzly Bryant) at 2 years 11 months
11/26/20:  “This Thanksgiving means Grizzly has been with us now for 2 years… he is doing well.  On our morning dog walk which includes chasing a couple of Frisbees, he is staying in good shape.  We used to aim for 20 tosses.  Last week we hit 82 tosses… now we often surpass 50.  62 this morning.  He’s getting enough exercise so that his toe claws are maintained at a good length without trimming.  He eats 3 times a day with gusto and keeps his slim body and strong muscles….  See attached picture from a couple of days ago.”
9/17/20: “Your last email said a great deal in a very few words.  I know that you know what I am about to say, but I write to you anyway.  You give a tremendous gift of bonded friendship and support and companionship and love in each and every one of the fine dogs you have worked so hard and for so long to breed.  If Grizzly is an example, he is a powerhouse of devoted energy and fills my days with our combined routines.  I imagine on some days keeping all of your dogs fed, healthy, exercised, and bred multiple times a year is a tremendous amount of work. I never spent $1,800 for a dog before, it sounds like a lot, but now that I know the quality of Grizzly, it is a bargain.  I can do the math, if you have 2 litters a year, with maybe 16 pups, and all of the expenses for food and vitamins and vet bills and….. it’s a tremendous amount of work and there are lots of costs….. very little profit even under the best of circumstances.  I want to send you my very best during these difficult times and remind you, if I am any measure at all, of the huge amount of very special joy you have spread to so many people with your fine working and companion dogs.  Luckily I am smart enough to know that one dog, Grizzly, is better than two dogs….Otherwise I would sign up for another one….  Grizzly is a beautiful, strong willed, loving dog and we (at least I) think of you every morning when he and I are out on our morning walk and Frisbee exercising. He is now quite good at leaping and catching it in the air after I have thrown it as far as I am able….”



Pax (Celhaus Peace on Earth) at 2 years 1 month
“Pax is happy and healthy and just a joy every day.  I’m not very good at getting photos of Pax in motion, but I worked at it a little today so I could send you some updated ones.  We have worked on our perimeter fencing this fall and winter, and while it’s not quite finished, it’s secure enough for the dogs to go for a run if we’re outside with them.  (They do have a smaller, secure, fenced area where I can watch them from inside, which is where they usually play.)  The sun came out today and it wasn’t windy for a change, so Daniel and I took Pax and his best friend/rescue sister, Charlotte, who is 6 mos. older than him, out for a run.  Charlotte is a boxer/Ridgeback rescue.”