Whelped 6/11/19: 4 bicolor males, 1 bicolor female; 1 black female
Mr. Green (Rudi) went to Wisconsin for obedience competition and Schutzhund. Miss Pink (Sadie) went to Pennsylvania for agility and obedience competition and therapy dog work. Miss Gray (Duchess) went to NW Montana, Mr. Blue (Ruger) went to southern Wyoming and Mr. Purple (Kaiser) went to Colorado as pets. Mr. Brown (Radik) went to Colorado as a pet and hopefully therapy dog.
Kaiser (Celhaus Romeo Stole My Heart) at 1 year 2 months
8/13/20: “Here are pics from our recent outing. The last one isn’t a good pic but it has a story. He’d just eaten so I would not throw a ball for him and I put them up. We try to throw away sticks because not only does he bring them to us but he will chew them and I worry about the splinters. So resourceful as he is he found a little leftover piece of 2X4 to bring me. If he gets really desperate he will bring me a small rock or tiny twig. Funny boy. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Never a dull moment 😂 Every day he makes me laugh. He’s my constant friend and always a clown. He has his seriousness, but his creativity to persuade his people to play is quite funny. He is absolute perfection! His personality is so loving and funny…and very occasionally serious. He’s just so smart, too, always thinking and ready to go! Everywhere we go, people love him.”
Kaiser at 1 year 1 month
1st photo: “One pic, he isn’t technically supposed to get all the way on the couch but he can put his front paws up and gently come up for cuddles/love. This particular night he thought he’d just go ahead and slide those back paws up too, and the level of adorable reached irresistible! Of course, practically it’s too warm for him up there so he hopped down a couple of minutes later “
7/13/20: “We have good news! Kaiser qualified for his PT herding title and his Farm Dog Certification over the weekend. 🎉A very good boy indeed. ❤️
The herding pre-test is pass/fail. We have to pick up the goats, take them around two panels in the arena, take them to a graze for 3 minutes, empty the graze, go back around the two panels and repen. It looks easy but herding is very humbling since both the dog and the livestock have a mind of their own. Next he would do C course herding started.
Several farm dog title explanations are on youtube. It’s basically similar to a CGC only farmish.
The run on Saturday was his best ever and he moved goats that were being quite stubborn. It was amazing! Sunday was the first time John came out to watch us and he had “daddy distraction syndrome: so he would lose focus on the goats and run up to the fence John was watching from. Even when John backed away, he was still looking for him but he still did what was needed to qualify. Now we know we better practice that or not have John come to trials. He’s funny when we are at home we don’t have to be in the same place but when we are out (even at a park), Kaiser doesn’t like when we separate. He’s definitely in charge of keeping the pack together! One day our instructor left us, out in a field in the graze he was tending, to run up to the house and, even with her (known but not bonded) he was concerned the entire time. She can be very tough, but she’s a GSD person and says he’s ‘a very talented boy.’”
Radik (Celhaus Radik of Eagle Vista) at 1 year 1 month
Name story: Radik is German/Czech for “Famous ruler” and is pronounced “Rah-deek”.
“Radik enjoying playground equipment. Radik doing some snake awareness training at a campground.”
Kaiser at 1 year
6/13/20: “Couldn’t help it! We threw a party today and did the party hat and all. I usually stick with just nice snacks or treats but…”
“Hi Cel! We got your packet and as always thanks! Kaiser is absolutely a perfect boy and he means the world to us ❤️ He is bold and confident, but not pushy. He is friendly and extroverted and always succeeds in convincing any visitor that they should really be throwing his ball. His instincts are so good, it’s always interesting to see the things he figures out for himself. The other day I even had a couple chickens escape while I was cleaning their pen and instead of deciding to get overexcited by their running around squawking, he just used his herding skills we’ve been working on and helped me return them to their run.
“Physically he’s beautiful, with graceful easy movement. Beautiful head and expression. He’s been healthy with no skin issues. I do notice he toes out and I was just waiting to see with his chest maturing and widening if that would improve. He’s spending his birthday getting a herding lesson. It’s one of his favorite things to do, he is so enthusiastic. It is possible we may get to try for our PT in July. Of course all other shows we hoped to attend this summer were cancelled but because of the ability to physically distance at a herding trial, we hope it will go on.”
Rudi (Celhaus Rudolph) at 11 months
Name story: Rudolph, loosely translated, means well-known wolf.
Rudi just welcomed Ava, from the SS litter, and is enjoying being “big brother.”
“I haven’t given you an update on Rudi for quite a while. He continues to be such a happy boy. Lots of long walks, exploring parks and other neighborhoods. He gets a lot of compliments. He hasn’t been to too many new buildings due to the Covid situation. Our training class was interrupted too but they’ve put the final two weeks online now so we’ll keep working on those lessons. I’ve noticed a distinct new interest in “tracking “ the last couple of weeks. He’s very interested in where I’ve walked outside. As soon as in person classes open up again, I’d like to get him into a nose-work class – will start with a few opportunities around the house and yard in the meantime. He seems to also have quite an interest in “herding” his toys. One in the mouth and pushing another one around the house, switches off every so often. Another trick he learned last week was to help me pick up sticks in the back yard. We had pretty good storm one night so lots to pick up. After the third trip to the deck with a stick, he figured it out and started trying to take two at a time. He had a great time and looked pretty proud of himself. All of our dogs have been unique- and that makes life interesting. Rudi is certainly his own boy and never stops amazing us and giving us joy. Thank you for entrusting him to us.”
Radik at 1 year
Name story: Radik is German/Czech for “Famous ruler” and is pronounced “Rah-deek”.
“Thought you might like to know that he chased after a wild turkey this afternoon, while on our walk. It flew up in a tree and he looked at me and I told him “Alert”. He sat down, looked at me, and then up to the top of the tree where the turkey was!!! Now if we could only do this when we go to our first scent classes😊 Radik is at that age where he enjoys chasing rabbit, deer and turkeys but has not caught one and returns when I tell him “come back!”
1st 3 photos: “Took these this morning, the day after his birthday. He loves to carry a stick. If we ever get to test in Rally, I’ll have to ask if we can use a stick and not a dumbbell He’s maturing so very nicely. Thank you for our Radik💕”
4th photo: “Our handsome Radik tonight.”
Last photo: “Radik and I are getting ready to do chores with the Kabota. He likes riding on the seat next to me, in the shade. He’s not above leaning over and kissing my face as I’m driving.”
Radik at 11 months
1st 3 photos: “Radik and Gunther on our hike this morning. He loves his sticks! In the last photo, he’s just a shadow.”
Last photo: “Radik’s profile tonight.”
Ruger (Celhaus Ruger Wesley George) at 1 year
Ruger at 11 months
“I wanted to send you an update on our Ruger. He is doing great! With the warmer weather, we have been going on more hikes and he is really getting the hang of it! It looks forward to our adventures and has it figured out what we are going when we start filling up our water bladders for our backpacks and getting his water and supplies gathered up. We mostly hike the trails at Curt Gowdy. We have also been hiking around Glendo and a few day ago, we went to Miracle mike. Yesterday, we did a hike at Glendo and it was so hot. So, after the hike we went to the beach to play in the water. It was so fun to watch Ruger in the water. He loved the sand and chasing the ball on the beach. We are planning to go camping this weekend, so I’m anxious to see how he does. Due to Covid, my work schedule changed for a month where I work 7 on then 7 off. The 7 on was brutal, but the 7 off has been amazing to get to spend time with Ruger and the girls. We have taken full advantage of it. Ruger liked having the girls at home everyday for school. He is by their side all the time. What is better than doing schoolwork with a cute doggie at your feet? 🙂 He really is a handsome boy! I tell him that all the time. The girls made several signs for my grandparents and we took pictures to send them since we coldn’t go visit them. It made their day! My grandpa loves Ruger.”
Duchess (Celhaus Royalty) at 1 year
“With her birthday toy. Coping with a hot day in Montana.”
Sadie (Celhaus Rhapsody in Black) at 4 months, with her great-uncle Cody (Celhaus Gembala), 6 years 4 months.
Yes, he IS her uncle, being GloryToo’s litter brother.
“Hi G’ma Cel, how are you and everyone with 4 paws doing? Not sure it you received this pix before or not??? Sadie is about, almost 4 months here. Our club photographer does such an amazing job of taking ‘action’ shots…it took about 25 shots to get this one. She photo-shopped out the leash!!! Sadie is doing great. She was 32# at her 4 month check up. The vet said that Sadie was not looking like a puppy, but more like a miniature GSD.!!! Class is going well. This week we went to one of the special need schools in the area with Cody and Sadie. We’ve been going there for years. We have about 15 minutes in each classroom, then on to the next one. She really did very well, good manners, no puppy biting, and never barked at any of new sights and sounds that surrounded her all of the time. Never sure when one of the students may have a sudden scream or outburst… One of the other teams is actually our tester for ATD and she even said she did great!!! We were all very tired and someone had herself a very long nap that afternoon. Any snow yet in Sheridan? We also really enjoyed reading your accomplishments for your Nose Work weekend!!! WOW, talk about tired. That sounds as tho it was non-stop for you. Also enjoyed reading your explanations for the various searches and the how to’s, etc. Our club does have an AKC Scent work group. We’ve not been to any of the trials…Sadie would definitely have THE nose. Gary is still busy preaching in the Cleveland, OH area and filling in for our church often. Not certain how the winter weather and travel will effect his commitments to OH, and they are very understanding of that. They have asked Gary each time, when is Cody coming back, we want to meet Sadie, and oh yeah, bring Jan along, too!!!”