Sonic du Loups du Soleil
IPO2 - HOT
There's one word that sums up "The Riddick" - POWER! Working with Riddick was like working with lit dynamite. It was truly something that you had to experience to appreciate. Riddick put everything he had into everything he did and always put on a good show. We sure miss this boy!
Eukahn vom Patiala
HD-OFA Good, ED-OFA Normal
DM-DNA Clear (OFA)
Eukahn was the product of one Ajay Singh's well planned breedings. He spent his last 7 years with Craig's parents. Everyone that met Eukahn fell in love with him. He was a perfect gentleman... unless you messed with Craig's mom or any kids. Then he let you know your place. Eukahn's sire comes from the well known Tiekerhook kennel. His grandfather is the famous Yoschy von der Dollenwiese. Eukahn passed away due to old age at the age of 13 years old.
Nice del Camino Duro
HD - RSV Normal, ED- RSV Normal
DM-DNA Clear (Animal Genetics)
We purchased Nice from Hans Bodenmeier and imported her from Germany into the United States. In every way, Nice is one of the nicest German Shepherds that we have had the pleasure of owning. Her temperament is impeccable. Her biddability is outstanding. She has been a joy to live with and a joy to work with. Nice is now retired and living the good life with her new family.
Holland Kiitos van le Dobry
HD-OFA Good, ED-OFA Normal
DM-DNA Carrier (Animal Genetics)
Kiitos was imported, trained and titled by Les Flores of de las Flores kennel. Les had sold Kiitos to a home that wasn't prepared to live with a dog of his caliber and they needed to rehome him. At the time, we were waiting for a replacement pup from another litter, but Les offered to send Kiitos to us instead of a puppy so long as he could have breeding rights. It was a win/win situation and we were blessed with 5 years with a one of a kind dog that we wouldn't have traded for anything. We were heartbroken to lose Kiitos when he passed away suddenly at the young age of 8. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Juggernaut von der Schäfers Weg
"Juggs" picked Craig to be his handler at the young age of 5 weeks old. He was cool and confident and had a strong desire to work. With an amazing nose and a high level of intelligence, he had a lot of potential. At the tender age of 10 months, Juggs developed SRMA (Steroid Responsive Meningitis Arteritis). While still on the initial treatment with prednisone, Juggs relapsed and we let him go to end his suffering. We will never know what could have been, but we are thankful that we had the time we did with a special pup.
Fiend von der Schäfers Weg
HD - OFA Prelim Good
DM-DNA Clear (GenSol Dx)
Fiend was an impressive dog. He was a substantial male that was definitely a force to be reckoned with. Fiend was very devoted to his family and an excellent companion. He was very observant and never missed a thing. Due to being oversize, Fiend was never a part of our breeding program. That did not make him any less valuable to us though and he spent his life as Kelley's personal protection dog. Couldn't think of a better dog for the job!
Devi von der Schäfers Weg TKP
Devi is a little fireball. She is smart; fast; wants to please her handler; has oodles of drive; a calm, deep grip and an accurate nose that doesn't miss a thing. It doesn't hurt that she is a looker to boot! Devi will not be used as part of our breeding program due to an immune mediated keratitis that she developed at just over a year old and a reactive temperament, but she is still a really fun girl that has found her perfect forever home with a local family. From the time we started doing tricks, Devi earned her Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Performer titles in just over a month. I'd say she likes it!