Xena is a solid black female with good all round working drives. She has a solid build with strong nerves and confidence around new environments, people and dogs. She is from a very nice litter of 7 pups (2 females) who all demonstrated strong nerve and well rounded working abilities. Xena carries a strong working pedigree. I know her genetics very well having owned or bred the following dogs in her pedigree here at Sapphire Shepherds;
Rocky Venusina sopka (grand-sire of Xena), foundation stud dog for Sapphire Shepherds. Rocky was an extremely handsome, medium size German Shepherd dog with correct, strong original conformation type. He was a very strong working dog with excellent versatility in his working abilities. He was a passionate retriever and excellent tracker. He had strong hard defense accompanied with super well balanced working drives. He had a strong love and will to work and was very agile and tenacious while working. His working bloodlines are outstanding. Rocky's sire Tom z Pohranicni straze was one of the most successful stud dogs used in the breed of working dogs. He was a Police Service Dog who also became the winner of the 1999 International Stud Dog Show in Bratislava, Slovakia. Rocky's excellent producing dam was Hobby Venusina sopka, FH2, OP1, IPO3, IPO -FH, Czech National Participant. UM' CR', CATC (CZ). World FH Championships Tracking, Finland, 2003. Hobby placed 7th out of 200 participants with a score of 186! High score that day by winner was 197. World FH Championships Tracking, Slovakia, 2002. Hobby placed 10th with a score of 180. The highest that day was only 193! Hobby possessed the old Czech working blood of the dog Dar z Przma. Her grandsire Cir z Vrtovske doliny competed numerous times on the Czech Rep., and European levels. Rocky and Ramona attended several Search and Rescue training seminars in Montana and Wyoming along with completing 2 agility classes in Missoula, Montana.
Varna z Pohrancini straze (grand-dam of Xena), one of my excellent foundation brood females here at Sapphire Shepherds. Varna was one of the last females raised in the renown z Pohranicni straze Police Dog breeding kennel. Varna was NOT up for commercial sale, I purchased her privately. A daughter of the great Argo z Travnickove dvora (pedigree very similar to Dargo Ha-Ja-Da), and daughter of Darka z Pohranicni straze. Darka was one of the most intensively used brood females in the z Ps kennel. She is considered by some to be the finest producing daughter of Grim z Ps and valued highly for her dysplasia free and versatile working progeny. The pedigree of Varna enabled her to produce very successful and versatile working progeny. Varna was very valuable also as her dam Darka came from 6 generations of puppies who all had perfect hips/elbows. Varna herself came from a 0/0 hip/elbow litter. Her grandsire Aris z Travnickova dvora was famous for his 0/0 progeny. Varna was a female with perfect boning and temperament! She had very strong working drives, strong retrieve and protection but was also a great social dog and very easily controllable.
Zoot of Sapphire Mountain (sire of Xena), bred here at Sapphire Shepherds Zoot is a large strong bi-color male of classic-old style Czech working bloodlines. His hips and elbows were x-rayed at 7.5 years of age and certified OFA Good/Normal. He possesses excellent all-round character and working drives; strong retrieve, strong prey, strong hunt drive. His grips are full and strong. He is confident in all situations and shows neutral reaction to strangers and animals. He is a dog with a very good head on his shoulders-very good judgment. Zoot carries a very strong working pedigree! I know his genetics very well having trained and certified a littermate of Zoot's, Rhea of Sapphire Mountain in Search and Rescue and she also produced 3 nice litters for me.
The same breeding combination which produced Zoot, produced these two very fine dogs:
Rhea of Sapphire Mountain: Search and Rescue Cadaver Level 1 certified. Hips/Elbows; OFA Excellent/Normal. Sold into the RCMP Dog Breeding Program as a brood female with offspring now in their program.
Chay-Da of Sapphire Mountain: Working Search and Rescue dog in Wyoming. Hips/Elbows; OFA Good/Normal. Cadaver 2, Water Shore, Water Open, Avalanche, Wilderness Search, Trailing 3, HRD, Evidence, Building, Urban, Area. Working Certified Narcotics & Tracking dog for the Grand Teton National Park & Teton County Law Enforcement Departments.
Jetta vom Feldhaus (dam of Xena), is a excellent foundation brood female here at Sapphire Shepherds. Jetta produces large, healthy litters of versatile working ability. She is very healthy with super temperament, excellent nerves, strong full grips, very good prey and retrieve drive. The pedigree of Jetta both top and bottom is super! Jetta's linage is loaded with dogs who competited (some Championed) on the WUSV, LGA, FCI World and National teams, along with Police Service Dogs. Jetta's sire-line goes back to Canadian Police Service dog Appolo (TEL). TEL was 2 x winner of the Canadian Police Dog Championships. His sire ALDO vom Gertrudenstift was also a Police Service Dog for the city of Calgary. Jetta's mother Foxi is a full littermate to ( 6 x FCI & WUSV World Team) Frodo van de Biezenhoeve; KK1, SchH3/IPO3/HPO3.