Welcome to the news page!
Often people will call or email me asking what puppy news is happening or how training is going, what breedings are planned or happening, and so on. I'll try and update this page often so people can follow along to the happenings here at my kennel!
I have returned from a training trip to New York. I went and spent a week training with friends from Europe that came to compete at Carlos Rojas's Master's Tournament. I wish all the competitor's the best of luck and applaud Carlos for what he is doing.
Here's a video of the puppies at 6 weeks of age. Enjoy!
The puppies are being exposed to more environmental exposure and controlled stresses. For example, they are having to walk farther to their food, or have to navigate small courses around obstacles to stay with me. They are all doing very well at it. I've got them going up and down stairs on their own at 6 weeks of age. When they make it up the stairs they get encouragement and/or food. As of yesterday, several of the ears on these puppies are already coming up.
My female SG Cheyenne vom Severusbrunnen SchH3, Kkl1 has been bred to my incredible male, SG1 Stuka vom Enckhausen SchH3, IPO3, FH, Kkl1, HOT. This litter will combine Asko von der Lutter, Fero vom Zeuterner Himmelreich, Timmy von der bosen Nachbarschaft, Troll von der bosen Nachbarschaft, Yoschy Dollenwiese, Greif vom Herkulesblick, as well as the motherline blood that produced Eros and Ellute Mohnwiese!
Wanna see the kind of dogs Stuka is producing? Visit his webpage and look at the bottom at the video of his 11 month old son Bello von den Sportwaffen who just prelim'd OFA Excellent!!
Here's a video of the puppies taken today before work. The puppies are really doing well and starting to show more personality. They are adorable. Enjoy!
The puppies are doing very well and eating solid food with cottage cheese and puppy gold. Very good food drive out of these guys, very energetic and playful. They are getting lots of socialization from my wife and I and respond very nicely to human contact. I'll try and get some video of them soon, they are up and moving around a lot more. I'm also gonna start introducing them to the rag in the next days and a little more exposure to environmental stimulations.
One puppy in this litter is going to be a Police Dog. I've had my eye on him from early on, he is quite full of himself and pretty dominant over the other puppies. He's going to a department in northern Indiana.
Currently I am breeding my powerhouse female Jenny to my powerhouse male Caine. This is some unbelievable hardness and power going into this breeding. Puppies will be linebred on Troll, Fero, and Askia Froschgraben. This breeding will produce amazing dogs with hardness and aggression as well as superb conformation and headpieces.
Here's a video of the puppies eating some solid food out on the lawn. You can see the color and the bone are very nice. At one point they stopped eating and were sniffing the fresh cut grass around them. They have excellent noses and are always investigating new smells. I see this a lot in Olina puppies, as a tracker Olina is unbelievable. Very methodical and just a bloodhound in the tracking work. I think this is the early signs of that genetic behavior in her puppies.
These puppies are already starting to just wander off and explore by themselves. Very confident.
I'm working on Stuka right now trying to work on some issues and fine tune some things. The next trial we have our eyes on is the upcoming HOT trial in June. I'm very proud of the fact that Stuka is a HOT dog. You are able to look at the finished product and know that all the good, and all the bad, came from you. It gives you a great base of knowledge about training ideas that worked or didn't work so well and allows you to refine your training methods. Stuka is an unbelievable animal and I sure have enjoyed him being a part of my life.
The puppies have been started on some food in addition to mothers milk. They are eating a mixture of softened kibble, cottage cheese, and Puppy Gold. The food drive is very good in these guys, they empty the pan and then head for momma also. They are active in the whelping box and are showing good response to human contact now.
Training wise, I've started my little female Emmi on puppy scent pads for tracking some time ago and she continues to do really well. I will advance her this week into straight lines and get her moving forward. Her ragwork shows me all I need to see and I'm going easy on it because she's teething. I just let her place what pressure she likes and it helps the process. When she went to club she was very interested in what was going on and was very open and social. I'm still very excited at her and what she is becoming.
Olina and the puppies are doing very well. These are some of the biggest puppies I think I've ever had. They have very nice head and bone. The color is very nice, the black sables will be very dark. They are at the age where the personalities are starting to show more each day. There are a few that are really full of themselves!
Olina delivered puppies on April 9, 2008. She has given me 4 girls and 2 boys. This litter will be very interesting because I bred her to both of my males and will perform the Dual Stud DNA program through the AKC. Once the puppies are tattooed for permanent identification they will be DNA swabbed and entered into the program. The DNA is on file for all the parents so they will then perform the test and determine which male produced which puppy. Very exciting!
There is a solid black male and one black sable male. One female is a medium sable and the remaining females are black sables. As always, Olina is doing a wonderful job making sure they are fed plenty and well cared for. She is an excellent mother.
My website is updated regularly. To make sure the pages load faster with all the information, pictures, and videos, I've created archives that you can go back and visit to see what was happening during the below dates. There's lots of good information below, so enjoy!
01/06/11 to 10/08/14
12/26/09 to 01/01/11
04/24/09 to 12/25/09
02/28/09 to 04/23/09
12/19/08 to 02/27/09
11/07/08 to 12/18/08
08/09/08 to 11/05/08
06/07/08 to 08/05/08
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