QQ Litter (Mercy bred to Cantor)

Whelped 3/7/19:  6 females & 2 males
Olaf, Cash, Ranger & Envy left for their new homes 5/26/19.
Quizz left 6/11/19.  Maya left 6/25/19.  Hilti left 7/3/19.

Miss Orange went to Utah for Search & Rescue; Mr. Blue went to Durango, CO for Search & Rescue and to do therapy dog work with veterans; Mr. Purple went to Minnesota for agility, nosework and obedience competition; and Miss White went to Denver for possible competition and therapy dog work.  Miss Yellow went to Idaho Falls for all kinds of competition: agility, obedience, tracking, scent work and possibly barn hunt. Miss Red (now Quizz) went to my good friend, Laurie Schwabauer, to be trained as a service dog so we’ll have one ready (or nearly ready) when people contact me wanting one of my dogs for a service dog.  Follow Quizz’s service dog training; Laurie sends me Quizz’s training log weekly and I update it online.

 QQ litter diary
QQ litter background information
QQ litter pedigree
QQ litter police/narcotics temperament test results
QQ litter Search & Rescue test results


Ranger (Celhaus Queen Ranger) at 24 weeks
the former Miss White

“Here’s a picture of Ranger from over the weekend. She’s doing very well — she’s starting to really understand loose leash walking and heeling while we are hiking. She’s never startled by mountain bikers or trail runners whizzing by. She is very excited to meet other dogs right now! She is increasingly nuts to retrieve a ball, particularly if we throw it into a water body. We have “graduation” for an obedience class next week and are very hopeful she will pass her one minute down-stay even in our class setting surrounded by other dogs!”

Ranger at 14 weeks
“Quick update on Ranger: she’s doing wonderful! So smart and willing to learn. Her command repertoire grows every week. She knows: sit, down, come, place, crate, spin, gentle, heel, up, in, out, and off. We are working on leash skills this week, and she continues to be the most enthusiastic pup in her puppy obedience class. She had her 4-month checkup this morning and weighed 40 pounds! She went on her first rafting trip with us this weekend and did incredibly. She happily chewed on a chew toy while we floated or took a nap in the sun. She’s gaining confidence swimming. Basically, she’s a happy, unflappable little pup — we love her! One hilarious thing that keeps happening to us is several strangers have asked me if she is a “mini GSD” — I guess because her proportions are so normal looking but she’s still small. She’s somehow mostly avoided the dopey puppy look so far. I get a big kick out of these questions because it seems so bizarre ha!”


Neutron (Celhaus Quantum Entanglement) at 18 weeks
the former Miss Yellow

Name Story:  “It’s a physics term and I’m a little nerdy as are my husband and brother – on July 13th scientists revealed the first recording of the phenomenon.” 

7/31/19:  “She’s doing great.  She’s been awesome, learns fast, wants to visit with EVERYONE we pass on the street, and sniff (and possibly pick up) everything.  Yesterday was adventure day, I was doing some field work and took the dogs with me.  Finishing up 4H class and obedience class this week, so lots more time to buckle down and get some training done. Will start on scent/nose work this week.  Interesting how you forget what having a puppy around is like, fun but a lot of work and vigilance.”

Raven at 15 weeks

7/18/19:  “We’ve been having a great time with Raven, she’s doing great with people, dogs, although the cats are not thrilled (although she’s been pretty good with them).  We’ve done a little clicker work with a box and table. Kosmo taught her how to run through a tunnel and last night she went to class with me. I was filling in teaching basic obedience and I have a more advanced class I teach later in the evening. She visited with a few club members before class, then hung out (quietly, yes!) in her kennel while I taught class. Kosmo’s breeder stopped by to say ‘hi’ – she really liked Raven as did Suzanne – conformation, temperament, demeanor. They are two of my favorite dog people, so that’s a real compliment. Raven got to play with one of Suzanne’s pups (she is about 8 months old now) so similar size and they had a blast.  Learning to sit at the door rather than try to burst in and I switched her elimination word to mine (showtime) which was really easy. Walking nice on a leash – there’s a park nearby that runs along the Snake River so I’ve been taking her there in the afternoons.  Tonight – club picnic.”


Maya (Celhaus Querida Maya) at 21 weeks
the former Miss Green

“She is doing great! We have a good routine established and she is learning lots of commands fast. She can do sit, down and stay on both voice and hand signal. We are still working on recall- she does that about 60% of the time- she gets distracted! As part of training, 2 Bears uses this thing called a place board. Looks like a cot. It will be her spot when people come over and for other things. It is her safe spot. Anyway, she loves it and already has mastered going to it and sitting on it. She is a fast learner and I can’t wait to teach her more. Her nickname is Baby Shark because she says hello by jumping up and biting your face. She loves to play ball and chew on her bully stick! Training is coming along. While she is wonderful with people, we are still working with her and other animals. She keeps us busy. We are enjoying her!”


Cash (Celhaus Quiggley) at 19 weeks
the former Mr. Purple

“Here is Cash taking his rest. Love him more everyday.”

Cash at 15 weeks

“So good to see that all the QQ litter has a final home. Bitter sweet to see the daily diary come to a close. Reading the diary has become a habit. We felt your sadness yesterday reading about Quip leaving early. Yesterday we took Cash to Agate Days in Moose Lake, MN which is two hours north of Minneapolis. He got to meet dozens of kids and many other dogs while walking down the rows of booths of vendors selling agates and geodes He was always well behaved and very polite with everyone who came up to him. He is a good little fella and is developing his personality more every day. Here is a picture from this morning, we were out early to beat the heat.”


Quizz (Celhaus Question Me Or Not) at 18 – 19 weeks
the former Miss Red
Remember to keep up with Quizz’s service dog training log.

“Photos of a couple of training trips to Runnings Feed Store.  Working long sit stays and down stays, also practicing sitting quietly in checkout lane.  And of course playtime with the grandkids.”

Quizz at 14 – 15 weeks

“Practicing waiting in the bathroom and stays in the aisles.  Helping stack hay.”


Olaf (Celhaus Quasi Prince Olaf) at 18 weeks
the former Mr. Blue

“I thought should send some pics of Olaf at 18 weeks. He is growing like a weed. We worked vigorously on the socialization and he loved everyone. It was exhausting for him. I have lost track of every time we went down on main but he got better each time.  We are in puppy training and he loves it and is the trainers’ favorite. He is rapidly approaching 50#’s. He is the neighborhood celebrity. We will soon start SAR & nose work. I play sniffing games with him in the evenings.  He is a gentle soul with lots of energy. “


Hilti (Celhaus Qua Hilta) at 14 weeks
the former Miss Pink

“She is doing great! The cat might be too dumb (literally- she’s an inbred barn cat) to make friends with dogs but we are rewarding Hilti for ignoring the cat and trying to de-escalate the encounters.”


Envy (Celhaus Quest for Glory) at 10 weeks
the former Miss Orange

6/11:  “Just wanted to give you an update on Envy.  She’s been having a very busy time here! And enjoying every minute of it.  We’ve been checking off lots of things on her socialization checklist. Last Tuesday she got to meet a goat and three horses. And over this past weekend we went down to Fish Lake national Forest for a Search and Rescue conference. She got to meet a lot of new people, sites, sounds, and slept in a tent for the first time. As you can see from the photo, she had no issues snuggling in a sleeping bag.”



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Sheridan, WY  82801

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