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 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 5 years 3 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.
“The fall is lovely-can’t believe the summer is already over-though we just started getting freezes! This isn’t a very good picture of her-but she’s a good trail doggie!”

Jake (Celhaus Paragon of Gioia) at 3 years 8 months
“Hi Cel.  Just wanted to let you know that Jake is having a good life.  Our lives revolve around him.  We’re grateful for each and every day with him.  A true gift.”

Pax (Celhaus Peace on Earth) at 3 years 8 months
“Recent pictures of your boy.  The landing on the stairs is Pax’s favorite hangout.  From there he keeps track of the household’s inhabitants. (Do you remember how he was typically off alone, keeping an eye on the other pups and you, when he was a baby at your place?  It’s still his MO).  Unusual for two dogs to be there at once. The 2nd dog is Teddy.  Adopted him after Xtra! passed, 5 years ago.  (Teddy is no Xtra!, but he is charming and funny and much too smart for his own good, or at least, for ours.) My sister was visiting from out-of-town when this was taken, so the dogs were a bit outside of their normal routine.”  Cel’s note:  Xtra! was from my X litter.

Bindi at 5 years 1 month

Bindi at 5 years
“Here ya go for our Birthday girl.  You can see she is still completely ball obsessed…”

Bindi at 4 years 8 months
“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!”

Samson (Celhaus Pirate) at 3 years 8 months
“A nice 75 degrees today! Pups are very happy! We have moved to Oregon in pursuit of cooler weather for us and the pups. We have fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest! Samson has become quite the character. Tons of personality and quite the momma bear companion and protector.”

Samson 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!”

Malachi (Celhaus Pjesma u odjek oluj), 1 year 8 months – 3 years 6 months
Malachi’s mom hadn’t sent updates or photos for quite a while.  She just sent a bunch, so I made a page just for Malachi’s photos.  See all of Malachi’s photos – Enjoy, there are some GREAT ones!

Beyla (Celhaus Miss Beyla Vanir) at 5 years 
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.
“Hi Cel! For Beyla’s 5th birthday my sister took her backpacking. My sister’s golden retriever is getting too old to go on these types of adventures, and my sister likes to bring Beyla because she feels safe with her. I feel safe with her, too. That’s why we bring her on our international travels even though it is a large logistical challenge bringing a dog and a baby. She’s such a good dog though…so long as she gets her walks. Otherwise she’s driv-ey and trying to tell you she needs a walk. Lol.  Of course we also bring her as she’s part of the family, but it would be harder if she wasn’t such a well-behaved and solid dog!”

Beyla at 4 years 7 months
“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.”

Grizzly (Celhaus Mercy Grizzly Bryant) at 5 years
“Grizzly up at Bull Lake yesterday.”

Grizzly at 4 years 11 months
“Attached are a couple of recent images of Grizzly from our morning walk.”

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.

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.”

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!!!”