Photos of Lively Pups from the FF, GG, ii & KK Litters

FF, GG & HH litters were from Lively bred to Chaos
see FF, GG & HH litter pedigree
see FF, GG & HH litter background information
GG litter temperament test results
(a change in website servers lost the FF & HH litter test results and I didn’t put them back up due to the time involved, but they can be emailed upon request)

See agility competition photos of Fenway from the FF litter

I kept a female from the GG litter, GloryTooSee GloryToo’s pages.

ii  & KK Litters are from Lively bred to Quasi
see ii & KK litter pedigree
see ii & KK litter background information
ii litter temperament test results:  Police/Narcotics test and Search & Rescue test
(a change in website servers lost the KK litter test results and I didn’t put them back up due to the time involved, but they can be emailed upon request)

I kept a female from the ii litter, Spirit.  See Spirit’s pages.


Abby (Celhaus Hues Good Abbie Gail) at 5 years 4 months

Abby from the HH litter (a full younger sister to my GloryToo) came to visit November 3rd and of course we took a bunch of photos (no, it wasn’t snowing; the snow you see flying is from Abby racing after her ball).  See those photos.
Abby recently passed all her health screenings (hips, elbows, cardiac, eyes, thyroid, DM, EPI, vonWillebrand’s/hemophilia) and her dad wanted to meet Cantor to see if he wanted to breed her to him. He really liked Cantor so Abby will be bred to him sometime this winter, and hopefully there will be some Cantor pups in Colorado. Once the breeding is done – and Roger gets me all the info on everything he does with Abby (who is a therapy dog and gives all kinds of demos at schools) – I’ll create a page for the litter on my website.


Cody (Celhaus Gembala) at 6 yrs 4 months with his niece Sadie (Celhaus Rhapsody in Black), 4 months

Soleil (Celhaus Good Day Sunshine) at 6 years 5 months

“Sol being unusually quiet.”


Soleil celebrating her 6th birthday
Let’s play, mom!!!!!

Soleil, 5 years 11 months, at Search & Rescue Water Seminar, working the dock
“We went to Huntsville, AL. to train for HRD water. Opted out of certifying; we were not ready. Training on winter in NE for water, and without a boat equals unobtainium. It’s all good, learned a lot under Lisa Higgins, hopefully we can spruce up and try again. Sol was actually much better on the boat than on shore line. On our last boat ride, which would have been the certification, but we ran it as scenario, she got impatient with me and jumped off the boat.  “If you can’t figure it out, I sure can, so I’m gonna get it myself.”  Left me and the trainer with open mouths, but it sure was fun!! She’s got attitude, you gotta give her that!!”


Gunnar (Celhaus Gallant Gunnar Celebrate Chaos) at 6 years 5 months and Katie (Celhaus Katie von Lively) at 3 years 5 months (Katie’s the bicolor)
These two dogs are owned by a mother and daughter.  Katie is a service dog and gives Janelle’s husband and family peace of mind when she is out on her own. 


Kairos (Celhaus Hoffnung) at 4 years 8 – 9 months
Kairos’ parents retired and are touring the country in a motor home.

“Having a ball with kids at birthday parties. He is SO wonderful with kids. He was in heaven at the parties.”


Rainn (Celhaus High Desert Rainn)  at 4 years 11 months

Some of you  may remember Rainn, who was intensively training for Search & Rescue when she received a mysterious spider bite (if I remember correctly) which ate away all kinds of flesh and nearly claimed her life and ended up with months of treatment.  She has now fully recovered, thank God.


Cody (Celhaus Gembala CDX, BN, NA, NAJ, ACT1, CGC, ATD) at 5 years 10-11 months

First photo:  “Well, by the grace of God, we did it!! Cody has his CDX finally. Had fun doing it, though it was indeed frustrating at times!  Cody also got a 1st place ribbon. He was the only dog out of seven to qualify. Learned some more and nice to have the support and encouragement of all there. Judge was really good in explaining his marks.  For the “Command discrimination” he accidentally clicked his pen which Cody heard, just as I was giving the sit from down command. So I had to give a second command. He didn’t fault us, and apologized for doing that. Nice judge! Hope to get some more legs in agility in May, and keep moving on.”

Other photos:  “I’m attaching some pictures we had taken this past weekend at our agility trial. Cody “Q’d” in three of five runs. He finished his “Novice B Fast” title, and gained a leg in “Open Jumps & Weaves”. And having fun doing it all. He’s not a speed merchant like Cantor, but gets it done. Part of it is uncertainty, due to unclear signals from his handler. “

Cody the Therapy Dog at 5 years 9 months

“They took a bunch of pics last week when we visited with our group “Thera-paws” on our regular schedule.  It is a special needs school. It can be very challenging for the dogs with sudden noises, outbursts and “ear pinches”, but overall the kids love the dogs, and are really very good with them. Sometimes dogs help to calm them as well. That’s the idea, right?”


Hamish (Celhaus Hurrah’s Halleluja) at 4 years 9 months
Hamish is doing really well in Search & Rescue training.

“A couple of shots from my cell camera,but thought you might like to see some of what he has been up to.  One is of a nice head pop on air scent, the other was taken of a very small little girl using Hamish as a couch and playing with his ear while she listens to a team mate give a talk about hiking safety at the Museum of Science and Discovery in Fort Collins. I think it answers the question of whether or not he is good with kids.”

Hyder (Celhaus Hyder) at 4 years 5 months
“Toys, toys, toys”


Fritz (Celhaus Fritz) at 7 years

“Fritzy is doing great! He just celebrated his 7th birthday on Monday and we threw him a little party. My kids definitely enjoyed his party hat a lot more than he did 🙂 We still go to the park every day and I think he is the only one in our family who is not sick and tired of all the snow. And all the shovelling!

I have included a picture we took on his birthday and also a bunch of other snow pictures. He really will be pretty upset when it all melts off. But by then, hopefully the irrigation ditch will be flowing and he can swim everyday again!”


Chavah (Celhaus Grace Upon Grace) at 5 years 9 months

“Hi Cel, I have been thinking about you and the new litter coming. Also about how I continue to be SO incredibly grateful for Chavah. Attached are a few photos. As much of a handful as she was and still it at times :), she always would snuggle up under the piano (until too big) whenever I would play and still does. I couldn’t resist the contrast. Enjoy! “


Havoc (Celhaus Forget Me Not) at 6 years 10 months
“Hey Cel, it’s Havoc’s mom! He and I are in North Carolina for a little bit doing dog trainer school! He is loving the ocean and the constant work!” 


Blue (Celhaus Flame Tempest of Thunder) at 6 years 5 months, showing what happens when a pup enters the family.

Unfortunately, Blue died suddenly shortly after this photo was taken.

He got a new bed after being banished from “his” couch (reason for banishment not given). But the twelve-week-old puppy, Echo, (Celhaus Piper Echo from the PP litter), liked it better than her bed and took it over. Finally they found a solution.


Bohdi (Celhaus Killian) at 2 years 11 months

“Hi Cel, Sorry I have been so bad about sending pictures of Bohdi. I haven’t been taking very many pictures so I don’t have a very good selection. We were up at Red Feather cutting our Christmas tree down and Bohdi was having a great time chewing tree branches.”


Layla (Celhaus K Layla) at 2 years 11 months

“Layla keeping Bob’s chair warm on cold snowy day. Will send more pictures soon.”


Ava (Celhaus Kyla) at 2 years 11 months
“We just got our oldest daughter a small shichon pup (a mix between the Shih Tzu and Bichon) which she had been asking for a long time. The pup is just happy go lucky and Ava is amazing with her. It is so funny when the pup doesn’t listen when we call her Ava will nudge her to come to us and try to get her to obey. Ava is the smartest and kindest dog I have ever come into contact with. Ava is the best mother to this pup. She follows her around the house and looks out for her. She also has been enforcing the rules of the house with the pup in a very gentle way.”


Greta (Celhaus Faithful Frauline) at 6 years 6 – 7 months
A couple pictures of Greta in her new back yard. We are now living in Minnesota. About a month later, pictures of Greta and her first snow in her new home. Snow is very early this year, but kinda pretty.


Coda (Celhaus Ho Fiducia In Coda) at 4 years
Coda enjoying his birthday present and a day on the lake.


Harlee (Celhaus Harlee Von Grimmelhausen) at 4 years, enjoying a birthday treat

(Celhaus Kyla) at 1 year 4 months

Kyla is Hebrew for “Victorious” and “Ava” is a Hebrew derivative meaning “life”.

Ava is incredibly smart and good. She is the easiest dog we have ever had. Ava did so well after training that we registered her as a service dog for our adopted son with diplegia cerebral palsy. Ava is getting my son’s crutch as he needs it and putting her head and nudging him when he needs a companion and gets nervous. Very simple stuff but useful!! We adopted him when he was 8 and he could barely walk. So now with therapy and after two surgeries he is able to walk with one crutch to help him balance. This is pretty much his baseline. He is 14 now and just needs to stay active to keep it up. He doesn’t have close friends really so Ava is great at being that consistent friend. He loves animals and volunteers at an animal adoption shelter every week. He uses clicker training and treats to keep the dogs quiet during adoption. Ava is very loving and affectionate and intuitive. She is also great for protection in case someone would ever try to mess with him or us!


Ava (Celhaus Kyla) at 29 weeks

Ava went to the dock jump at the fair and she was a little star. (Cel’s note: as far as I know, this was her first experience of dock diving.)

(Celhaus Irresistible)
at 2 years 4 months
Comanche has his Cadaver 2, water shore, evidence, open water and trailing certifications – everything but avalanche, as of July 2017.

Comanche  at 2 years 2 months

Comanche is doing well in Search & Rescue training.    Way to go, Comanche & Janet!!!

Havoc (Celhaus Forget Me Not)
at 5 years

April 2017:  “I have some exciting news involving Havoc.  I went to a K9 police dog conference in Las Vegas in March and I won a free admittance to a police dog seminar put on by a place called Highland Kennel.  I attended their detection dog lecture and was very impressed with their training process and philosophy and dedication to training really reliable dogs.  So I contacted them the other day and asked them about how to redeem the pass.  They said they really didn’t have anything that would be geared to my specific situation so they offered me 5 days free 1 on 1 detection training with Havoc.   They are in North Carolina so I am in the process of figuring out when and how to get the 2 of us back there but I will keep you posted and let you know what happens.”

March 2017:  “Here is one of Torri’s senior pics.  All oh her pics turned out great but this one is pretty special.   His intent gaze toward the camera is really him focusing on his ball that I was holding while standing behind the photographer.  He’s got over the top ball drive.  He’s very, very special to us, Cel.  Thanks again.”

December 2016: “About 2 months ago I stumbles on the field of competitive nose work.  So I started to search for nose work training videos on YouTube and came across Dave Kroyer’s sample training videos and was instantly sold.  I loved the way he handled the dogs, his relationship with the dogs and they way he approaches and conceptualizes dog training.  I bought his video on teaching dogs how to learn and also joined his web page to get access to all his training videos.  I can’t wait til I can get the 2 nose work dvds and start devouring those.  So when I read in your letter that you too have recently discovered him as well I was very excited.  And when you you wrote that you got to go to one of his nose work clinics I was definitely envious but also very, very excited for you.  Havoc is a nose using rock star.  He is persistent in his searches and works with great enthusiasm.  I am very isolated here and I don’t have people to train with so I don’t have many resources to help with training.  But the area of competition nose work is something I think is doable here and I’m excited to get Havoc started.  I know he’ll take to it like a fish to water.  I would love to come over to Sheridan some weekend and bring Havoc with me and maybe have a chance to work with you and the folks in your club.  I would greatly value your feedback.” 

“Havoc is still doing great and is such a joy.  I can’t remember if I told you already but he learned to dock dive this past summer and while he wont be breaking any records he did really well and had lots of fun.  He LOVES the water!!!! At some point we the time is right I would love to have another of your pups to add to our family.”


Fenway (Celhaus Fenway) at 5 years

April 2016: “Fenway is doing great and such a blast to be with!!!  We attended a tracking seminar last weekend and it was awesome.  Fenway is an excellent tracker and I am hoping to begin focusing more on this part of her training.  I’am shooting for trailing next spring for her IPO 1.  I don’t remember if I told you that we also began training & competing in Barn Hunting.  She is also very good at this sport.  Fenway just does so well at everything we try, its a blast!!!  We are striving to go to NADAC Champs this fall, so that is our primary focus at this time and the other stuff fills the gaps.”

“Training/playing has been limited as I again am recovering from a second foot and ankle surgery this past December.  I also started having a lot of back pain and am starting some injection therapy in a couple of weeks which I am hopeful will reduce my pain and allow us to do more together.  I am sooooooo grateful for Sunny as she has helped us learn and work on distance work, which has allowed us to advance and continue in agility in spite of my set backs.”

“It’s hard to believe I picked up my special heart dog 4 years ago.  I think of you often and hope all is well!!!  Hope our paths cross again in the near future.” 

July 2016:  “Hey Cel, I hope all is well!!!  We are doing awesome.  Fenway is great we just earned our open barn hunt title & the first leg of our senior barn hunt title yesterday.  She is such a please to work with:))).”  

“We also earned 10’Q elite level Qs at the NADAC fun raiser at Sunny’s last weekend.  That was by far our best trial in along time she ran great even the non Q runs:))).  I don’t recall if I told you but we have qualified for championships & are planning on going. I’m super excited & proud of the team we have become:))), she is just a complete joy & thrill it spend my days with.”      

“I met Lauire Visintainer last weekend.  We had a great conversation & she really liked Fenway & asked where I got her.  They she replied “well of course”, it was super fun & chat with another person who high respects your breeding!!!”

Thank you, Kim













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