Hope you were finally able to thaw out. :-)
I wanted to send you a few pics of Adelaide
and we call her Ade. She is an amazing dog;
has wonderful drives and learns very
quickly. She is also growing like a weed. We
have been redirecting, after you and I
talked, and it works beautifully. Could not
be happier! I will keep in touch with Ade's
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Grant z Diehlomov
2013 Mid Eastern Regional
HOT with Carolyn S. Daniel
High Scoring Protection
High Scoring HOT: 95-90-95
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Thought I'd send this pic of Wyatt hanging
out on a table! No environmental issues
here! He's doing well. I'll send you a video
clip of us doing some obedience later this
weekend. He's exactly what the family needed
after losing Logan. He's Sean's "brother" in
a sense...always following him, bringing
Sean a ball to throw. He barks when the
doorbell rings, but calms down once he
understands that it's all good. He is a
handful, but as long as we give him plenty
of time to exercise & work on basic
obedience tasks, he's fine. Can't thank you
enough, Mike! Have a great New Year and
we'll stay in touch!
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Yukon and Tikaani
Hope the new year finds you well.
I thought you might like a picture of Yukon
and Tikaani on their first birthday, January
16. They had just finished working an area
and did very well. As soon as the snow
leaves we should be able to certify both in
at least cadaver and wilderness airscent.
Both are also doing extremely well with
wilderness tracking so I anticipate a
certification there very soon as well.
Absolutely great dogs. Hopefully you will
still be in the business in a couple years
when we start looking for more pups.
Thanks for the great dogs. We are very
pleased with them. They have great drive and
they really enjoy working.
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I just wanted to take a minute and thank
both of you gentlemen for a such a wonderful
animal. Ayko is awesome! He has adjusted
well to his new environment and so far is
everything I want for my next sport dog.
Philip, you have been awesome to deal with.
You have taken the time to discuss Ayko with
me in detail and answer any questions that I
might have had. Mike, thanks for the quick
responses and keeping me posted on the sale
Ayko. I am planning on visiting O.G. Indy
sometime when Akyo is a little older. You
gentlemen are an excellent resource for
quality working dogs. Thanks again!
Yukon, SAR dog
I purchased a dog from you in March and
wanted to give you an update on the
progress. At 5 ½ months old, Yukon is very
healthy and weighs around 55 lbs. and is
advancing very well above my expectations.
He has very solid nerves is extremely social
and gets along great with kids and other
dogs. Now that the weather is nice, I have
been working him at least 4 times a week on
shorter problems and 1-2 times a week with
He has a very high drive for cadaver work
and can find 6 sources easily in a mid size
area all off lead. He is very visual so I
have been hiding the sources and he is still
spot on. Recently we had a working seminar
in the mountains near here and there were
some very hard problems set out for the
older dogs. I decided to let my dog try it
since I knew where a couple of the items
were. He found those without issue but what
surprised me was as we were returning to
camp and he was playing with his toy, he
began to show his signs that he was working
again. I figured that the wind was blowing
the scent down the hill from where we came
so I gave him his command again and thought
we would be going back to the original
location. To my surprise he took me to an
area that had cadaver dirt buried below a
tree. This was very encouraging since I
didn’t know it was there and didn’t have the
opportunity to guide him in. This area was
about ½ mile square in varying terrain with
both cadaver and HRD.
His tracking is also going very well. He
will complete a wilderness track a little
over ½ mile that has been aged about 2
hours. I just began urban tracking with him
and that is going excellent also. He has a
very high toy drive and I can tell when we
are getting close because he really pulls
hard into his harness. He has been
introduced to water and will swim out past
where he can touch and will put his head
under water to retrieve the cadaver toy
Once again, I want to thank you for the
excellent line of dogs that you are putting
out and I would most definitely purchase
another dog from you. I feel that no matter
what I wanted to train this dog for he would
pick up on it quickly and with great
enthusiasm. One side note, he is in puppy
kindergarten for obedience and socialization
and he does seem to get bored with the
menial tasks of having to sit and walk
circles etc… I think he likes doing things
that are a little more challenging than
I will keep you posted on the progress. I am
sending some pictures for you.
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True North Search Dogs
Irmus x Nisha pups
The pups are doing great. Tikaani (mine) is doing great
on the tracks and has been introduced to cadaver. She
has a natural sit so I am going to work that as her
alert which makes things much easier. Her tracks are
about 30 yards long with a corner in them right now and
we are placing food very far apart. Probably another
week and we won’t be using food in the tracks at all. I
think she will be a natural tracker. I am not sure if
she is a mouser or not but she brought a dead mouse into
the house the other day and proudly delivered it to my
husband. It had not been dead very long and our other
dog was in the house so I’m not sure if she killed it or
not. Either way, she was very proud.
She likes to jump in my arms when I call her which is a
great start to her re-finds. She has lots of natural
tendencies that will work great for training. I learned
that our Sheriff’s office is interested in having some
drug dogs so we will likely work some drugs with them as
My brother’s dog (Yukon) is doing great as well. We will
introduce him to cadaver this weekend and his tracking
is going very well. He too is doing longer tracks with
less food and he seems to have a natural down so Mike
will likely encourage that for his alerts. They have all
be down the slides at the park, traveled to several
stores to meet people and know how to use the dog doors.
If we could just get them to understand they can use the
dog door to go outside and poop we will have it made.
They are all sleeping through the night which is heaven.
Janet’s dog (Chocco) is doing tracks and because she
will be using him for her job with the park service, she
is starting him on drugs and he really likes it. I
haven’t seen him work since she is in Jackson Hole but
she indicated that she is very pleased with how well he
is doing with the drug work.
They all did great on the plane ride home with hardly a
peep out of them the entire trip. It was over 3 hours on
the first leg and they basically just slept as soon as
the plane started rolling.
All very nice pups and we are very pleased with them.
They have outstanding nerves and nothing seems to bother
them which is great. I will forward you some pictures
and I have others at home that I will send to you as
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Thanks for the great dogs. I believe they will have very successful careers,
Here is a picture of Waldo
von Holtgrew at a show with his owner. He has his RA and
CD. His mother is Corida Mapes by Erri z Blatenskeho
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Minka Passes her BH
Hi Mike! wanted you to know
that yesterday Minka passed her BH at Greater Schutzhund
Club with Judge Nikki Banfield. It was the O.G. Edgerton
trial but Greater helped us put it on since all the
members were busy trying to title their dogs.
Nikki told me personally that Minka "is a really nice
little dog and our routine was excellent." The critique
of the BH routine that she told the audience was that
this was what they are looking for and that you can see
the focus and relationship between the dog and handler
(or something nice like that). The sit in motion, down
in motion, recall and finish were excellent. The heeling
for the most part was excellent - no crowding or going
wide with good focus and drive, however we did have a
little lagging especially on the right hand turns and in
I know that we need to work on drive over the long haul
when there isn't periodic reward.
I've included a link to a couple of pictures from the
trial and from some bite work Minka had done the week
before. She is doing well in both tracking and
protection. She is actually starting to get sassy during
the bite work and bit me in the knee TWICE last week
when I was trying to get her to heel away from the
helper. I like sassy ;)
As I always end my letters to you, I love my dog and
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Eick & Buscar
Just wanted to let you know my Eick pup put of Aline Di
Dranel just passed his test to become a member of NJ
Task Force ! USAR team at 22 months old.
The hardest part of it all was getting him to out as his
drive increased. We got it licked though . He is a
wonderful partner. Sorry to hear about Eicks passing.
I have attached a pic of us working a deployment
training in W. VA
He's a compact 70 pounds but all business. All the best
with your new dog
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Back Policia-Slovakia a.k.a. Buscar
NJ Task Force 1
Happy Birthday Erri x
Ria 2010 litter!
Hi Mike, just thought I
would let you know that Minka is totally awesome.
Somehow she gets more awesome everyday! I can't find a
single flaw - she is cute, athletic, tough, full mouth
calm grip, responsive, good in the house, and still
social with animals and kids. I couldn't be more happy
with my pup. Next week she goes in for prelim hips and
elbows. I'll let you know the results.
Hope all is well with you and the crew.
Short but really sweet!
As you know, Minka will be
8 months old on January 11th. Today, Minka had her
second bite work session with Rolando. You would have
been proud! In the interest of keeping it short I will
just tell you the comments Rolando made after Minka's
first bite ever on a puppy sleeve - "ow, that bitch
bites" and "I can't get my hand out of the sleeve." Then
he moved up to the soft sleeve. Rolando's comments after
two "send her" four-off-the-floor spinning catches were
"she'll bite anything put in front of her" and "she
bites like her dad." High compliments for sure. Rolando
was impressed with Minka's courage and drive as well as
the depth and strength of her bite. What a great day!
What a great breeding! (Eri x Ria)
Erri and Ria Pup
The pup is doing awesome. He is growing real fast and
looks amazing. He is very well mannered in the house and
will never let me out of his sight. As soon as I get up
to move from one room to the next he gets up and follows
me. Usually two or three times a day, once when it is
dark and another time or two when it is light out I give
him a walk through town to get him used to different
things. Nothing phases him, dogs can be barking at the
end of their leashes, people can ride bikes past, cars
and trucks drive by and he just trots beside me all
alert like he is the king. His favourite thing though is
playing ball or tug in the back yard though. Anything I
try to teach him he learns real fast, knowing that if he
does it there is a treat as a reward. I am more and more
impressed with him as time goes by. Thanks allot for the
awesome dog we are having a blast.
Minka z Diehlomov
Minka has a serious prey drive and vigorously tackles
anything that moves no matter how big, including that
big blue teething ball you teased me about :) She picks
that thing up and shakes it around. Take a look at the
size of this BRANCH she decided to attack. She also has
an awesome nose! I already know her tracking
characteristics when she has smelled something gross
and/or dead to eat. She will smell something from across
the yard and pretty much beeline to it, with a little
bit of casting around. Then, I was sitting on the floor
and opened up a Tupperware container of dried fruit for
myself and she instantly (I mean QUICK) leaped over me
and actually had her nose in the fruit! Good thing I am
still a bit faster than her. She is a super nice puppy
and has acclimated really well since day 1 of getting
her home. Like I said before, I am impressed.
"Fact is merely what enough people believe,
and truth lies only in how fervently they believe it."
We went to Lowes today. We
walked in and out of every shed they had in the parking
lot, then we walked by the front of the store where he
got to check out the plants, lawn mowers, BBQ's and
other displays. Quinn climbed up on the flat carts,
watched a gal push a noisy one with a broken wheel right
past us, and watched with interest as a truck pulling a
trailer that also made a lot of noise drove by.
As we walked near the last door, the clerk said we could
go inside. You would have thought Quinn owned the place
or at least had been there several times. He was
checking out nook and crannies, climbing on the
different types of metal shelves even the thin wire ones
or the diamond pattern wire ones without any hesitation.
He even laid down on the wire shelf and surveyed his
domain. At one point he even got "the zoomies" which was
Quinn is unbelievable! I LOVE this guy.
Pup is safe and happy. He was confident and happy as
soon as he arrived. He walked into our house liked he
owned the place. Very friendly and quick to learn.
Knows were to go to the bathroom already and hasn't peed
in the house even once. He is the perfect dog (noughty,
but purfect). Exactly what I wanted, everybody here
loves him and we couldn't be more pleased. I will send
out the balance of the money right away. I am just
wondering what is his registared name??
I have an Erri/Crow daughter. Her name is Rayne and I
just am head over heels for her. She is my little tuff
girl. I am very lucky to have an Erri daughter. She has
rock solid nerves and just an awesome temperament. I
contacted you quite a while ago about a puppy, but you
didn't have any females available at the time. Later, I
saw this litter advertised on your web site.
I currently compete in Schutzhund and AKC obedience with
my 6 year old shepherd. Rayne is going to be my up and
coming competition dog. Saturday I trained with Placer
County Schutzhund Club with John Riboni and Jim Lempner.
That is where these pictures were taken. I have also
included the picture I used on my Christmas cards.
I am very proud and privileged to have an Erri daughter!
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Darko vom Haus Tyson
Can u post the pics on Erri
progeny page and the e-mail on testimonial page?
Hi Mike, here are the pictures of Erri and Pixa pup. He
is 5 months and Great. He is very drivy but a nice puppy
to be around. He is very friendly and also thinks he is
a watch dog. I have raised a lot of puppies, but he is
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What a great pup! His temperament is so solid, I can't
believe it. Explored our house with full
confidence, completely comfortable during his first
visit to the vet's office, and has just the right
balance of wanting to be with me and being independent.
His first day here he was out exploring the yard and
spotted our hammock that had a big black pillow that had
come partially loose, and was hanging from it by one
string. He stopped and stared not knowing what to make
of it from about 15 feet away, tail up, then charged it
and immediately bit it and started pulling! That
natural reaction is from a disposition and
temperament from the heart and could never be trained
for to get such a result.
Started him in a tracking box (how he is getting at
least one of his meals a day), and also did his first
track. He shows great intensity, and keeps focused.
I'm not going to have any excuses if he doesn't turn
out! Thanks again Mike, I couldnt be happier. Keep you
Yedda x Erri pup
He is every bit of what I
was hoping for. The first night he was a little layed
back but HOLY COW since the second day he's been
awesome. Each day he get's better and better. He's not
afraid of anything and he constantly hanging off my pant
legs or biting my feet (which really hurts), but I love
it.... My 9 year old female adopted him and they play
all the time and I can trust her to not get to rough
with him, although I think he'd be just fine and hold
his own. My husbands 5 year female which is a very
dominating bitch is still a little rough. We haven't
put them together yet only through a kennel. He is so
funny he's not scared of her at all in fact he goes over
to her kennel and tries to stick his nose in and lays
against the cage while she's nipping at him from
within. He's into everything, today he went under the
wagon outside and climbed up a wood pile. OH and last
night I took him to club and I brought him out to watch
protection and my husband took the puppy tug and swung
it and he chased it and grabbed it and would not let it
go and was shaking it all around. I have him sitting
for a treat in fact he's so smart he sits before
asked. He has alot of the same characteristics that
Nitro my dog that passed had and I hope they carry over
into adulthood. Gotta lovee thos PS czech lines. He'll
be at WUSV with me so I hope we get to see you and
thanks for the little MONSTER. :)
I figured that you might
like to see a couple pictures of my Eick puppy who is
now 13 weeks old and 34.4 pounds. As you can see she has
great bone, nice blocky head and is really pretty stocky
for a growing puppy. She has quite an attitude and with
lots of drive, very stubborn and loves to beat up my 2
year old male. She is very determined and almost
impossible to distract when she really wants something.
She is definitely going to be a strong dog and a handful
to work with but those can be the best ones to work. She
will go right back in the adult dogs faces if they try
to take something from her completely fearless to almost
everything. She is not overly social with people she
does not know, not aggressive just ignores everyone
around her when she is out in public. I'll send more
pictures of her once she gets a bit bigger and finishes
teething if you want.
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Sig out today for training…wow what a BIG difference a
few months made with him. Thanks so much for doing such
a nice job with him for me. Steve told me today his
bite was stronger than when he left to go to your place
and he was really anxious today to do his bitework.
Yes, you were right he absolutely loves it. His
obedience came along nicely also. I have no problem
with him at all now. Even my 11 year old daughter can
take him for a walk without him walking her. Lol We had
a lady that does our website come out for a photo shoot
today and he really surprised me with how well he
listened and cooperated, was very calm and stayed put
with little reinforcement. He’s got me more motivated
now in the training since I can handle him better now
I’m not as frustrated trying to learn. I’m glad I sent
name is Gil Villajuan and I purchased a female pup from one of
Stormfront Brawnson's' daughter Olena vom Tondu owned by Tammy Tondu a
police officer from Milwaukee, WI. This dog is the best working German Shepherd I have ever owned. I just want to thank you for your hard work
in producing the best working dogs ever. When I purchased Alena from
Officer Tondu, I did not know what to expect. I just trusted her
words since she is a very good friend and an outstanding police officer.
But I was floored from the day she entered my home. She immediately
bonded with me and the whole family including my 2 small children. It
did not take a long time for Alena to show her caliber of
protectiveness. She is not even 2 years old now (not until 01/05/06)and
already displaying her nerves of steel and very alert of her
surroundings. Her dominant barking is like my personal home alarm
system. And I can pretty much distinguish the difference of her bark
from a warning bark to an attack mode bark. There are a few occurrences
when she has proven herself to be a reliable protection dog as
well as a loving companion and at this point the whole neighborhood
knows about my dog. I am confident leaving my 2 children alone with
Alena and knowing that she will lay her life for us makes me sleep
better at night. Again, Thank you for your expertise. I was
wondering if you can email me some pictures of the great and legendary
My email add is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zabo still doing great. What a fabulous dog! He's very very protective
family. Some people are afraid to even come in the house when Zabo is
walked out back last week behind a guy who was going to do some work in
backyard. I had forgotten how Zabo was and I had to grab Zabo and hold
the guy ran back in the house. He's so gentle with us we forget
he is to others...!!
He swims a lot in his pool to keep cool. Zabo is doing very well and is
in his new home. We sure do love him.
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Chuck and Karen
I just wanted to give you a
quick update on Dredd, and how well he is doing. He has really
become a part of our family, in fact he's pretty much the center of
our attention, I suppose because our kids are almost grown. We
laugh at ourselves when he has a "puppy moment" that we couldn't be
satisfied with just peace and quiet in our lives LOL!
Dredd has so much
personality, he's a real clown! He's learned that Mom's
ponytail is NOT a tug toy, but Dad's carhartts are fair game!
He is extremely smart and easy to train, which makes it so much
fun... I've never had a dog that was so strong with eye
contact. He is interested in everything and afraid of nothing.
I could talk about him for hours!
Thank you so much for
raising him so well... I have to say, with his excellent
bloodlines, his good looks, and his important puppy months spent
with you, Dredd is going to be our "once in a lifetime" dog.
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