Kona offspring from Sapphire Shepherds breeding program.  Scroll to the bottom to see more photos of all his pups.


Granddaughter of our Rocky Venusina Sopka: (view Rocky)
& our Ajsa Bohemia Rom-Pam: (view Ajsa)

Dam: Brook of Sapphire Mountain: TD Tracking dog  (view Brook)
Hips/ Elbows; PennHIP ranking in the 90th. percentile, Excellent hip healthy.
Pedigree: Click here
Hips/Elbows;  Preliminary hip x-ray at 8 months look very nice!

Cato of Sapphire Mountain: CGC, SAR
Dam: Jetta vom Feldhaus
Owner: Linda is active in SAR and also owns Uma of Sapphire Mountain,
a Basko - Brook female.

Email received November 2014:  I can't say enough about this amazing boy! He is the most confident and obedient puppy!!! I have exposed him to quite a few things to try to find his strengths and decide what route to take. He has proven to be fit for it all.  Now I'm not sure what direction to take. My SAR friends want me to bring him on board ASAP as he already is doing runaways and can certainly use his nose.
My Schutzhund friends have a strong "hold" and are twisting my arm because of his potential. Our trainer said he has not seen this confidence in a pup in ten years! One woman wanted your website and then turned and offered me $ on the spot- haha NO WAY NO MONEY! I gave her your info. One of the tests Cato took was a plastic toddler pool filled with plastic water/juice bottles. The object was to try to get the pup to go in and not get spooked by the sound, etc. Cato charged right in and stayed in jumping around in the middle. I would love and value your input with help in my decision.
Also, let's not forget Uma who is knocking off her certs to become fully operational. We will be going to Kentucky in a few weeks to take our cadaver cert with IPWDA.
Thanks again Ramona. I look forward to hearing from you.  Linda

Chase of Sapphire Mountain
Jetta vom Feldhaus
Owner: Michele is very active in various types of dog training. Michele also owns a Santo - Flame daughter Micha of Sapphire Mountain and has spent much time training with Micha in dock diving, obedience.....
Email received October 2014:
Hi Ramona, I just wanted to drop you a quick note about how incredible our newly acquired puppy is.  Chase has been awesome, just awesome.  Inquisitive, responsive, loving, and both active and able to relax appropriately.  He went to his first weekend Nosework trial and I think the word used was “angel.”  
Thank you so much for paying attention to the temperament of your dogs - we are already having a blast!

Cinder of Sapphire Mountain:
Dam: Jetta vom Feldhaus
Owner: Molly
is a National Level Agility competitor and will prepare Cinder with hopes to do the same.
Email received March 2015:
Hi Ramona,  Looks like you have your hands full with two amazing litters right now.  I just wanted to pass on a few more pics and a video of Cinder at 6 months with our foundation training.  Cinder looks amazing.  I receive compliments everywhere we go.  My trainers are delighted with this girl and think she is going to do great things.  She is extremely athletic and agile.  She can turn tighter than some of the border collies in my class which is no easy feat!  This girl was born to work.  Her drive and ethic are incredible.  I have been asked by dozens of people where she comes from and know at 1 or 2 people that are thinking about getting a puppy from you down the road.  They are that impressed!  Here is the link to the video: http://youtu.be/vYeiNjTcZz0
Thanks again!  Molly
Email received November 2014:
Hi Ramona,  I hope you and your pups are doing well.  I just wanted to send you an update on Cinder (Jetta/Kona C-litter) and let you know how many compliments I receive about her looks and personality.  She is strikingly beautiful and has a face that has melted the heart of everyone we meet.  She has nerves of steel and an impressive work ethic for a pup of such young age.  Her drive was just what I was looking for and it has translated well in training.  But with the energy of a little fire cracker, she has a great off switch and settles when appropriate.  She is a social butterfly that loves every person and every animal she meets.  She is enjoying the California lifestyle and enjoys the beach and stand up paddle boarding.  I have attached a photo of her on my sup board in the marina for you to enjoy.  I look forward to updating you in the future with her accomplishments.  I know there will be many!
Yours truly, Molly
Emails received October 2014:
#1; Hi Ramona,  We made it home without a hitch.  Cinder slept the entire way both flights.  She played with a youngster on our layover and made lots of friends.  She is so social and courageous!  My german shepherds would like me to send her back as they are not enjoying the ankle biting and chasing, but I can see they will adjust quickly once the realize she is here to stay.  I have a vet visit scheduled for tomorrow for physical and stool check.  All is well.  Thanks so much for all your help!  Molly
#2; Just want you to know that Cinder is doing great.  She has a ton of energy and has adjusted to our home and dogs well. Her stool was negative and she is healthy. She continues to be quite the ankle (or should I say calf) biter, but with redirection she is learning to choose a toy over flesh ;).  I can't tell you enough how much we love her.  Pics to follow!  Molly

Charlotte of Sapphire Mountain
PennHIP; ranking in the 90th percentile, Excellent hip health.
Jetta vom Feldhaus
Owner: Ryan & Clarissa are active in SAR and also own Ulysses of Sapphire Mountain (aka Toby), a Basko - Brook male being prepared for SAR.
Email's received:
#1: Hello Ramona,  Sorry I haven't updated sooner. Charlotte is almost 4 months old already! She has been growing like crazy. She and Toby have become pretty good friends. Toby seems to be calmer when she is around even though she's the baby. Toby has been surprisingly gentle with her even when she is rough with him.
I think some of this has to do with training but Charlotte likes to track just like Toby does. They both are super hard to take pictures of because they put their noses down and will not lift them up because they are too busy to be bothered with anything else.
Charlotte has been really easy to work with. She is super smart and eager to please. She does most of her commands verbally already and she does them with speed! After seeing several of Jetta's pups from different males I am very happy to purchase one of our own. Charlotte is no exception she has been out and about and nothing seems to phase her. She is extremely athletic. She crawls on, into, under everything! She moves like a very graceful adult dog already.
I attended a schutzhund seminar this fall and was pleasently surprised. Some trainers there talk about some czech lines being VERY sharp. These same people do not know a single thing about any individual dog I have asked about in any Czech bloodline but will spout off their opinions about them. In front of these people one of the trainers (paid) teaching the work remarked "when selecting dogs to make a german shepherd you want some sharpness, without it you wouldn't have a very good german shepherd!" I just had to smile and thought you would too.
Hope all is well on your end. I have checked the website and you have some beautiful pictures posted. Looks like you are training away too. I see there is an AKC seminar potentially in May and they are offering a TD title. I was thinking of trying this with Toby. Do you think you will be taking anybody? It is hard to find oppurtunities here in Montana!

#2: Clarissa Hello Ramona!  Just wanted to send you an update on Charlotte. We love her! She is a very nice balanced puppy. From what we can see from her she is exactly what we were looking for. I thought I would send a picture of her and Ryan and her and Toby. She fits right in. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to purchase her.  Thank you again,  Clarissa

Cleo of Sapphire Mountain
Dam: Jetta vom Feldhaus
Email received November 2014:
Thanks for the heads up.  The pup is doing well.  She certainly has a very high drive.  We have our first session with her trainer on Thursday.  She is so smart and a WHOLE lot of puppy. Thank you again! Paul

Coburn of Sapphire Mountain
Jetta vom Feldhaus
Brian Parker, TX
Email received March 2015;  Hi Ramona,  My son was having his senior pictures taken and decided to have a few of Kona Jr.( Coburn of Sapphire Mountain) taken as well. He is 7 1/2 months in these pics. I think you’ll agree he is becoming a handsome young male. Things here are warming up so I took Kona to to the lake for the fist time. Without any coaxing he jumped in for a swim. Who taught him that? He is fitting into our family life very well. He is very calm and social with dogs and people. He adapts very well to all environments and activities. His temperament is perfect for our family.   Thanks for sending him our way.  Brian

Email received  July 2014;  Hi Ramona,
We received the pup with no problem. We decided to give Coburn the nickname Kona like his father. My wife could’t go with Coby. Being San Antonio Spurs fans, Coby reminded us of Koby Bryant with the Lakers. Not good. Kona is fitting in well. He has been a great joy to us all. He is very trainable and catches on quick. He’s the most settled pup I have ever seen. Thanks again for all your help. Brian TX.