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

Bear (Celhaus Pherein Brave Hart) at 4 years 8 months  Available
“It is with a heavy heart I am contacting you.  My husband and I are divorcing and I am needing to rehome Bear.  Have had feelers out for the past month with no luck.  Would you be able to help?  He is almost 5 years old and as you know an amazing dog.  Loves all people, not a mean bone in his body.  He only barks at deer, very obedient, smart and loyal.  He is neutered, excellent around children- actually all people. He does get allergy shots( cytopoint) every 2 months. His only injury was a snake bite 3 years ago. He gets along with all dogs.  We have never had cats. He will chase squirrels, bunnies, deer and chipmunks. Only barks at deer. Not a watchdog; a people dog. Very obedient, loyal, kind and smart. Loves to ride in the car and play ball.  My only concern and hope is for a good home; he is such a good dog.   Please let me know.  Thank you kindly.”
Cel’s note:  We’re hoping to find the perfect home for him without him coming here, since I have a litter and normally don’t allow any outside dogs to come on my place since they could carry parasites or viruses that don’t bother adult dogs but could hurt the pups.  She took Bear to the nursing home where her mother was, until her mother died. He was a great favorite with everyone.

Bear at 4 years 3 months
Dec 2022:  “My husband retired, so now we are spending winters in AZ – Thank God – this winter is one for the books!  Bear is well – sitting behind me and being the kindest, sweetest lad in all Arizona.  We have a lot of coyotes on our acreage.  Bear has charged, but the whistle recall always works; coyotes are smart and hunt in packs.  I can’t say enough good about Bear; we have traveled back and forth from AZ to SD 2 times this year and he loves car rides, thankfully.  He has learned (the hard way) about cactus and has a memory like a steel trap.”

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.
“I’m done cleaning out the hoarder nest in Ridgway-had beautiful travel weather to and fro for all three trips. Miss Bindi-as always-was a sterling travel companion and had everyone fooled as to how delightful and calm she is! HAHA! The very last trip – I tackled the last of the garage and had a brand-new pool noodle out in a “donation pile” on the ground…I came out to add to one pile or another and there were itsy bitsy pieces of pool noodle absolutely everywhere…Now-I know you won’t believe me-but it is true-that is the very first “human belonging” that she has destroyed! I think she was pretty sure it was an AWESOME stick! And wow-does she chew up sticks!  I did tell her that I wasn’t real happy that she added to the cleanup situation-but she just brought me her ball…Hey-we all can’t be perfect right?  This isn’t a very good picture of her-I thought I had one of her being “Queen of the bed”…nothing more than the old futon mattress that was in our sleeping corner while we worked in Ridgway…I had it folded in half and all covered with clean old sheets and my sleeping bag-and then her doggy bed alongside with a pillow and extra blankets piled on that…Every time I was ready for bed-there she was-in the middle of my half-just as pleased with herself as she could be…She always puts out a few long suffering groans and carry on’s whenever she has to move from a soft spot for a human…so this became our ritual every evening…  “Well sweets-you can share my bed-but ya gotta let me have at least some of it”…”ummm-Mom-my bed is right there and you can have mine and I’ll have yours!”…”Well-you are very generous indeed-how bout I get in and you can curl up by my knees?” “ARE you KIDDING ME? (grumble groan whine and carry on…) oKAY! THERE! are you SATISFIED? Have your DANG bed! And down she’d plop on her own plush nest give a few licks and groans and fall fast asleep with her tummy getting rubbed…  Destroying a random object is sooo not Bindi-that it sure caught me by surprise…  She is a very intelligent high drive girl. She’s a corker and we adore her. And yes – she does shut off when her exercise needs are satiated and when she’s been told to do so. I was very proud of her when I had a bunch of electricians in to go through the house before sale-and I told her to “go to bed and wait” and she did-for two whole hours…and they were nice young men-who just might have played ball with her alllllll day!  Good girl!  I confess-all my plans to do specific things with her kind of went by the wayside and she’s just a high drive, fun pet who gets to herd goats and take trail rides and camp outs.  So-that’s the word from the Bindi direction.”
Cel’s note:  Bindi looks SO much like her mother in this photo – her intelligence just bombards you.

Jake (Celhaus Paragon of Gioia) at 4 years
Photo 1:  “Hi, Gma Cel.  Thank you for the Christmas card and letter.  I’ve now mastered three balls!  Love, Jake”
Photo 2:  “December 17th, before the big snow, a good day!”
Photos 3 – 4:  “Deep under cover.  Stealth boy!”
Photo 5:  “Invisible dog.  He’s absolutely no doubt the smartest pup we’ve ever had.  Scary smart.  He’s so spoiled it’s dumb.”
Photo 6:  “After the big snow.”
Photo 7:  “His Chewy Christmas order.  He mostly loved the box, as always.  Our miracle boy.  Cherish every day with him.”
Photo 8:  “Beds everywhere!”
Photo 9:  “He is your gift to us!”

Jake 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.”

Samson (Celhaus Pirate) at 4 years
““Merry Christmas Cel! Our Samson, now at 4, is an amazing family member!! Wish you a happy 2023!”

Samson 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.”

Bindi at 5 years 3 months
“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!”

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!”

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!!!”