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'm gonna hold back a male from the Stuka x Cedra breeding. The linebreeding on Brawnson's dad is just too promising not to. We got a second tie this evening.
Stuka has been stud to a Czech ZVV1 female. This female was bred to my Caine once before and produced very nice puppies. The breeding with Stuka produces a linebreeding on Arko Honest, who is the father of the legendary Stormfront's Brawnson! This could be very nice. Puppies will be papered under my Sportwaffen kennel name. More to come.....
Stuka x Cheyenne puppies at just shy of two weeks old. They are doing very well and Cheyenne is being a wonderful mother. These puppies will be some serious sport prospects!
Here's a short video of Caine x Jenny puppies just before turning 4 weeks old. They got their first real trip outside onto the grass and have been started on cottage cheese. The color is very nice and the heads are like Rottweilers.
Check out this picture sent by a good friend of mine, Lorna Thomas. She has a beautiful male from my kennel named Atze. They go to Colorado a few times a year and go hiking. They always take him because he is part of their family. Look at this picture.....this is everything I hope for when I send a puppy to a new home. He has a great life.
I only have 1-2 puppies left from each of my 08' litters available. None have gone to homes yet mind you, or even been assigned or picked. But these litters had a lot of interest because of their quality. At least one is going to Germany to a BSP competitor! That speaks volumes.
The bite table for my protection field is all done. A lot of people complain about bite tables and say they are not needed. They receive bad press because of the way that some people used them in the past. However, with the way that Mike and I use them, we have had a lot of success because we work them in a way that is only positive and success driven. Our dogs pull to them, jump up on them wagging their tails and start barking for the fun to begin. A table, when used properly by someone knowing what to do, is a tool like any other tool we have in our training bags.
I have been very busy in the yard finishing the rest of my privacy fence and the fence entering my training field. I also re-installed permanent blinds on my Schutzhund field. The blinds I had before were damaged in a big storm and I wanted nicer ones put back up. Now they match my privacy fence. I made them plenty big for a helper to comfortably stand in without the dog seeing someone is in there. I also placed a tie out chain in front of the 6 blind so a dog can be backtied and sent straight into the 6 blind for barking. It's just the right distance so the dog can pin the helper in the blind without the ability to reach him, and as soon as the barking is correct the dog can be given a grip. The tie out chain is also on a pole that fits down into a pole set in concrete, so when not in use it can be lifted out and there is nothing above ground level to trip a dog or handler up on.
Cheyenne has delivered her puppies!! I have 4 boys and 3 girls, all are healthy and doing well. More to come soon!
I have been busy busy around the kennel and house. I'm working on finishing the privacy fence up to the training field and tomorrow I'll put up my new blinds (a storm wiped the others out) and a few bite tables for table work during protection off of the 6 blind.
A few days ago I moved Cheyenne into her whelping kennel. She's such a great female. The puppies from her and Stuka should be amazing. Jenny is doing very well with her litter. The heads on these guys are like Rottweilers. Will be beautiful dogs. When these litters are done, my breeding is done for 2008 and we can all rest again. haha
Emma is doing wonderful. She is just beautiful.
Last night at 11:18pm my lovely wife delivered our first child. I am now the proud daddy of a beautiful little girl with strawberry blonde hair. Emma Beth Harves weighed in at 7 pounds 9 ounces and is 18.5" long.
I am such a blessed man in so many ways. I'm gonna spoil this little girl with a Daddy that loves her very much.
Jenny is doing a fantastic job with her very first litter. She is very protective of the puppies and makes sure they are well fed and kept clean.
Jenny just finished delivering her litter of 5 boys and 2 girls. They are all eating and healthy and she's doing a great job. Reservations can now be accepted on this tremendous power-bred litter! Puppies will be priced at $1200.
Stuka competed at the 2008 HOT and received a 90-84-88=262! OG Buckeye put on a great event and we had a blast.
Both Jenny and Cheyenne are confirmed pregnant. I listed the litter informations on the For Sale page.
The puppies have been tattoo'ed and are ready to go to their new homes. I spent extra time with them today.
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
04/21/08 to 06/06/08
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