Whelped 10/27/18: 4 black males, 3 sable males and 1 sable female
Mr. White went to Colorado for competition in obedience, tracking, agility, dock diving, barn hunt, rally and Schutzhund, and possibly breeding. Mr. Yellow went to Montana to be a therapy dog and to compete in rally, nosework and possibly agility. Miss Purple went to western Wyoming to be a therapy dog and do training but probably not any competition. She is their 4th dog from me. Mr. Black went to Ohio and Mr. Red to South Dakota, both as therapy dogs and to be family pets. Mr. Black is their third dog from me. The others went to be pets: Mr. Orange went to Alaska, while Mr. Green & Mr. Blue went to Colorado.
Jake (Celhaus Paragon of Gioia) at 34 weeks
the former Mr. Blue
1st photo: “Look Gma! A new sleeping bag! ”
2nd photo: “He loves camping.”
3rd photo: “He loves his elk antler…”
Malachi (Celhaus Pjesma u odjek olujo) at 35 weeks
the former Mr. Yellow
Meaning of the name: “It’s Croatian [my family heritage] and means “the song in the echo of the storm” or conversely in English “the song in the storm’s echo.” I like storms, and was inspired by a beautiful song by nya called echoes in rain.
“I took him to the 4th of July parade today, and he heard all sorts of horns, and sirens, screaming, running, clapping, shooting,and lots engines. The roaring race cars are all that concerned him, and running screaming children looked fun, but minus a few dramatic fits over not getting to molest people, he did great, and stayed near and by my feet. The head control collar works much better than the prong with him. He even halfway decently greeted people without squealing or jumping. He was a good boy. I sent a picture of him all dressed up and ready for the parade.”
Bear (Celhaus Pherein Brave Hart) at 20 weeks
the former Mr. Red
Hiking the hills. Welcoming someone home from college.
For the second time, I have a litter with two pups given the same call name (see the LL litter) , and again one is a sable and the other is dark (in the LL litter a bicolor; in this litter a black). The people who took the sable have a tradition of naming their pups “Samson” and this one is their third, so he is Samson III. Hopefully you can keep them apart.
Samson III (Celhaus Perfect Protector) at 27 weeks
the former Mr. Orange
“I have attached some very recent photos of Samson III. He’s quite the puppy/teenager. He’s doing well. Never a dull moment. His obedience training is going well. Our trainer will take him one day a week to his kennels and socialize him with his personal dogs (mostly shepherds) as well as personal obedience training. We just started 6 more weeks of focus and distraction training. Having fun.”
Samson III (Celhaus Perfect Protector) at 18 weeks
Echo (Celhaus Piper Echo) at 27 – 31 weeks
the former Miss Purple
5/5/19: “Maybe it’s the female in contrast to the male characteristics, but are all your pups like Echo in being the sweetest, nicest, so gentle to have around, yet still having the high drive and intelligence to really turn it on at proper times? Dealing with Echo is almost surreal–hard to believe such a dog exists. But what a God-send given my health concerns. When I’m down, she’s just fine watching the TV. When I’m up, she’s ready to rumble, every bit as driven as Blue. She’s gotten much longer than expected, and her tail doesn’t drag the ground now. I’m just hoping other body parts will develop in coming months that I end up with a small, yet gorgeous female. So again, thanks a bunch for this dog. Blessings.”
6/3/19: “I do believe that I have the replacement for Blue the rehab dog. Enter Echo. She went with me for first time today for Rehab. She was great. We went in and I had her sit to greet folks. She sat as she was adored by the folks there. My turn to work. Put her into her platz in the only place I could. High traffic area. Close to bouncy balls and noise. For an hour and 15 minutes, she stayed and looked around especially at the big balls. But no break. I got done. Gave word to break out. Happy, happy pup. Said good byes. So very proud of her.
She’s had 1 or 2 baths before, but: Yesterday, I asked Echo to go to BR, she did and walked up to tub. I asked her to step in, she just went right on in. Stood very quietly during whole bath. Towel dry. Brush. My wife couldn’t believe. She’s seen some of the doggie/bath times of the past. Traveling to Cheyenne today to visit my boys. I think Echo is going to really enjoy this trip.”
Echo at 19 weeks
1/15/19: “Echo had quite the day yesterday. I had 2 doc appts in Cody, with time in between, so took her with me. Went to park near HS at lunch time, when a lot of kids come out. A bunch of them just loved Echo, including a group of guys practicing their roping skills at lunchtime. We also went and visited the AT&T Store, pet store, gun store, hearing aid doc, as well as a lot of time on sidewalk listening to loud diesel trucks and such. Thru it all, Echo didn’t miss a beat. Had a great time. But tired little girl when we got home. Blessings on your day.”
3/1/19: “Started a bit of work with the trainer. Beginning with being on lead, a sit, and platz command. She is doing great. Chris very impressed with her breeding, good drive, and a quiet mind. Of all the service dogs he now trains, he said he would place her in top 1% of dogs he would like to train. Said she was a bargain. She is a great pup around house. Doesn’t get into much trouble. I leave her alone with Blue for a bit on morn so I can get ready for day. She either plays with Blue, or just lays down and is quiet. She chews on the bones and toys. But nothing else. After Blue this is refreshing.”
Samson (Celhaus Pirate) at 32 weeks
the former Mr. Green
First photo: “Trout fishing – Sammy has one spotted!”
Second photo: “Ready to go search and find! Kind of like his cousin, Lando!” (Lando is from the LL litter)
Samson at 18 – 24 weeks
First photo: “Walking great together.”
Last photo: “Could someone please bring my dinner?”
Pax (Celhaus Peace on Earth) at 31 weeks
the former Mr. Black
“Pax is absolutely wonderful, healthy and happy, smart, well-behaved and loved by all who meet him. You may remember that hubby Daniel has worked out of town and been home only on weekends for approx. 8 yrs now. We have taken a leap of faith and will be leaving our hometown area, where we have lived all our lives, to move 3 hrs. north, 15 min. from Daniel’s office. We are downsizing at the same time, leaving this large house on 5 acres for a much smaller farmhouse on 1 acre. It comes with a securely fenced area that attaches to the house for our 4 dogs, and it has a small family room that we are dedicating to the dogs’ crates and the TV and “snuggle” chairs. We’re planning to give them the run of the family room and kitchen through the day, and take them upstairs with us at night. Daniel is installing a 5-ft. fence around most of the lot. That is now Priority One. 😊 Also, I have essentially retired and am now home full time! HOORAY! The dogs are SO helpful as I am packing to move, as you can imagine…. 4 big bodies and 16 legs between me and the door, for every box I carry. Luckily Mud Season seems to have passed, so they are able to romp outside for good periods in between “helping” me. I will be visiting a couple of obedience-training facilities when we are settled.”
Pazuzu (Celhaus Pazuzu) at 7 weeks
the former Mr. White
“Hey Cel here is an update on Pazuzu (Mr. White): He is doing phenomenally at every class we have put him in! Attached are some pictures from his first time searching for rats at Barnhunt. He is finally able to climb up on the bales himself and is showing a lot of aptitude for sourcing odor. He also really enjoys biting the rat tubes and making noises while he does it! He is also incredibly friendly and appropriate with strangers – he will go up to new people and sit in front of them, or sometimes on their feet, to request attention. He does not get overly excited with children and will sit to allow them to pet him as well. He is still doing bitework lessons, we are working on building his drive to work with other people – right now he only wants to work with or for me (I am around the most and work with him the most, no surprises there!). He has become a very independent searcher during nosework classes. Now that his puppy brain is a little more focused he is more able to follow odor from a longer distance away to source. I can tell he is growing up and kicking his brain into gear by his lack of commentary (whining or grumbling) during searches.”