|Baila von Barren Berg CGC
Baila & Joseph puppies born 4/2/2011. 4 sable males, 3 sable
females. These pups have gone to their new homes.
Click here for Baila & Joseph pups pedigree.
Zeus is about 55 lbs has a great disposition towards everyone as well as other
dogs.He walks very well on the leash .We walk him at a state park in Worcester so there is always plenty of other dogs to
mingle with.He is always one of best behaved and pleasant dogs there, we have had numerous compliments both looks and behavior.But
sometimes he could qualify for a ride on the short bus, he is a character.
We do have quite a few pictures
that I will send, they will confirm the great disposition and the ride on the bus.
Yesterday was a very tough day for "Zoey" and for us!
She wanted no part of "crate training " and cried and howled for hours on end! She wanted to be right next to us
at all times. Late into the evening we let her lye next to the couch and that calmed her down quite a bit. We were all able
to sneak in a few moments sleep during the night. One eye always open...
Today Zoey slept in her crate and we all got
a much needed afternoon nap. She was introduced to neighbors and immediate family and everyone comments on how pretty she
is. Her energy levels were higher this afternoon and she is getting comfortable with not being in direct contact with someone
all the time; willing to investigate on her own a little further each time before returning. She loves being outdoors. Zoey
has not had any potty accidents!
In short she is acclimating to her new enviroment very well. We look forward to seeing
Zoey finally accepting her new enviroment as home.
Hi Cathy – Happy New Year. I thought to send you some pictures of Zoey.
She is a healthy, happy big girl now weighing 70 lbs. last check and the Vet would not be surprised if she reaches 80.
Her favorite game is “tug”
and she really enjoys playing in the snow. She is still very friendly with everyone she meets in public and is always greeted
with compliments. At home she is lovable, energetic, playful and protective. The past few months we have seen a big increase
in her desire to protect her territory. A good thing!
Hope you enjoy the pictures. –Tim
Hi Cathy, Hope your doing well.
I just wanted to update you on Zoey and send a few
She has been maintaining excellent health and a weight around 65-70lbs. Her coat seems to be getting more silver
and overall she looks more wolf like. We still receive an array of compliments on her looks, temperament and intelligence
from whom ever she meets. I personally like how symmetrical her coloring is. She is very loving and well behaved on the majority.
She still has her “puppy” moments but it’s really minor things like breaking a heel when a leaf blows buy
(excitement of the hunt). On whole she is an excellent learner and has trained very well. Her hips are planned to be certified
soon after her 2nd birthday. She is currently in her second heat.
My Cathy asked me to pass along this:
“When we picked up Zoey you said she was a very sweet girl. You were right!“
That is true Cathy. I have never met
a shepherd affectionate as Zoey. Cathy originally disliked the breed and it took me three months to even get her to look at
your puppies. I knew once she got close with one her mind would change and it did. The two are like best friends now. I even
got her to admit Zoey is her favorite dog ever!
I hope you enjoy the pictures although they do not do her justice.
I just wanted to let you know Kasch is doing great, very respectful and appropriate
with the other dogs. He likes to be with us outside and inside and usually when I loose sight of him it’s because he’s
right between my feet! He loves to eat, no problem there-training will be easy because he’s so food-driven. Kasch also
loves to be patted and told how handsome he is. I really like how happy and interested he is to meet new people, no fears
about that. This heat has been hard on him though, he just sleeps through hot days in the coolest shade he can find. Puppy
class starts June 23rd up here and he will have had his next set of shots by then so he will be going! Hope all is well-Laurie
Box and family
I took Kasch to the vets this week and wanted to pass along
a complement to you. The vet saw the folder you put together to send along with your puppies and was very impressed. He really
liked all the information you provided and was in agreement with your training theories and methods. As for Kasch, he has
doubled in size since we got him, and is just a healthy and happy as can be. He really is something, I think my daughter picked
out the best one! Have a good weekend-Laurie Box
Hi Cathy-It’s so nice that you check in with your puppies!! Kasch is
doing just fine. We did the Star puppy program and then the next level of puppy class, now we’re taking a break. Jan
thinks Kasch is going to be a really good agility dog and wants to start training him soon on the basic, safe things the younger
dogs can do like tunnels and see-saw. Kasch likes to swim and will leap into the water off the rocks, he swims out to the
kayak and I drag him in, then he just settles down and sleeps while we paddle around. He rides nicely in the car and if I
take him to Joshua’s soccer games he settles right down and behaves himself, putting up patiently with all the attention
he gets. He’s not a small Shepherd, the vet thinks he will be around 90 lbs. Altogether he is just what I wanted-smart
and very loyal , sweet but brave...
I hope all is well with you
and that you’ve had a good summer. -Laurie
p.s.-That picture of him on the couch-don’t worry, it’s the only piece of
furniture he’s allowed on, it’s our special”sit together at the end of the day” spot.
Hi Cathy hope all is
well. Just wanted to stop by and send you the latest picture of Hooper (Reifen von Nordosten) born 4/02/11. He's doing
great. Couldn't be happier with him.
Chris, Shannon & family.
Hi Cathy just an update on Hooper. He seems to be adapting well with everything,
our yellow lab was very happy to see him like I thought she would be. He is eating and drinking well, loves to sleep but when
he’s awake he’s a trip! Already comes when called, lets us know when he has to go out to do his business.
All I have gotten from whoever sees him is great compliments, he’s already socializing with people, and is not
one bit scared of anything, sounds, and sites ect. Had a visit with his new Vet this morning and was given an
A1 health evaluation which did not surprise me, he said he will be a big dog when he’s older. Loved how his color patterns
are all symmetrical, all in all he is a great dog and my kids can’t love him enough! Will keep you updated
on his training and will send pictures when I can. Already registered him with the AKC as Reifen von NordOsten, Reifen is
German for Hoop : ) Have a great weekend, and thanks for everything.
Chris & Shannon
the latest picture of Hooper. He's just plain GREAT! Can't believe how intelligent he is, already understands most common
commands and has gained 5 1/2 lbs. He started his puppy foundation training and has been socializing with everything and everyone
we meet. Our trainers love him and complemented you on everything about him from the NuVet vitamins to his color and disposition.
They took one of your cards too. Thank you again Cathy, will keep you informed as always.
Chris and Shannon
Just wanted to give you an update on Hooper.
Hooper is an amazing puppy! He really
impressed us this weekend up in Vermont playing search. I’ve been around hunting dogs a lot and have seen
some amazing things from older more experienced dogs but nothing like what Hooper did at four months of age. First let me
say that it had rained heavy all night into the early morning and it was also Hooper’s very first time in Vermont.
and I were going for a walk and I left before her with Hooper, I was on a dirt/tall grass trail about 200 yards from my daughter.
She called for Hooper and I let him go to her, he did it at a shorter distance the night before during a short break in the
weather so I knew he could find his way back. When I heard her say good boy I walked about 20 more yards and turned into the
woods and sat down 30ft or so in. Not hiding but not really in plain sight.
I heard them coming and could tell Hooper was out in front, sure enough he went trotting by me
and stopped about 5-6ft from where I went into the woods. He starting sniffing around in a kind of circle heading back the
way he came, he stopped when he got to the spot I turned into the woods and sniffed his way to me, and although he spotted
me he still kept his nose to the ground.
What was kind of cool was his reaction,
he didn’t act like “yippee its dad”, he just stood in front of me wagging his tail while I petted him and
sat down facing the trail waiting for my daughter. He knew it was me but didn’t act like it, if you know
what I mean. Until my daughter came and told him what a good boy he was. Then he acted like he always does when he gets praise
for doing something, like he’s the champ. It was real special.
He then did it two more times with
my daughter being the person to find at farther distances, think we might be on to something here : )
He is doing great with his training and starts distraction class soon, he loves to work! Can’t
believe how much his color has changed, people are amazed at how symmetrical it is even on his legs, feet and toes.
Pictures soon I promise. We’ll have to bring him up to see you on our way to Maine in a couple of
months. Hope your summer is going as planned, take care and thank you.
Chris, Shannon, Scott, Mary
Hi Cathy, haven’t sent you a picture of Hooper in a while. He’s doing great
and is one heck of a dog to say the least. Loyal, obedient, trust worthy are some words to explain him, can’t say enough
about him. Trainer said he would be great at Schutzhund, he has a lot of drive and is not afraid of much, very
brave. No girlfriend yet : ) Hope all is well with you and your family, take care.
Chris & Shannon
I know its been a long time but I just thought
I would check in and send another picture.
Yogi is still doing great he is a real character. He howls like
a wolf when you leave him or if you sing. He's a real mush. Loves to lay his head in your lap. Hope
all is well with you and when someone ask were we bought him I am sending them to your web site. Thanks again for a wonderful
and very loving dog. He has brought alot of happiness to our family
Roseann Rocchio/New Jersey
PS I have enclosed
some pictures (2 yrs old) and videos but it is not the best quality.
He is alot of fun. He is meeting lots of people and some other dogs that
we know (2 dashunds-1 westie/goldens).
We went thru alot of names
and came up with Yogi( for yogi bear) he looks like a bear.
soon and I'll let you know how much he is. He is not so rolly any more but getting longer.
John and I just wanted to let you know how much we've enjoyed pepper
the past 2 weeks. She is absolutely adorable! We enjoyed watching her personality develop at her new home. She has been great
with both dogs and children. She is hardly afraid of anything. She started going up and down our stairs by the second day.
She loves the water, she's Been in the ocean and the lake. She'd like you to know that she is almost completely house-trained!
If you notice in the picture, her ears came up about a week ago. She didn't like her small crate, but does great in the bigger
one. Thank you for such a great puppy! We'll keep you posted on pepper!
Amanda & John
for keeping in touch. Pepper had been an absolute joy. It's amazing how smart dogs can be. She's been great with other dogs
and kids. We haven't done any training classes but we work with her a lot in our yard. We get lots of compliments about her
so we'll surely be sending any interested your way.
Amanda & John
|Josie von NordOsten 95% East
Josie was held back for my breed program. She is very intelligent, with nice
drive and trainability. Good with kids and other dogs. Pictured at 1 years old.