(Seattle, WA. Police Dept. K9's from "D" litter vom Haus Shoal, breeder Teri Rosgaard and dam Shoal's Jana Spezialblut, Donner on right).
P.O. Steve White (now Ret., 2nd from left) handler/trainer/supervisor for the Seattle WA. Police K9 Unit, accredited Master Trainer (1993) by the WA. State Police Canine Assoc., was Donner's trainer of record. Steve White refers to Donner by name stating the dogs superior tracking ability during a class lecture in one of his popular tracking videos. Click following links for old newspaper articles on Police K9's Donner and his brothers; Page 1 Page 2
Donner vom Haus Shoal, Seattle WA. Police Dept. K9
-Dob; 2/9/90 - Died 2002 / Hips x-rayed healthy by Police dept. / Semen frozen / AKC Registered
-3 of Donner's littermates; Deiter, Derek, D....? All Seattle, WA. Police K9's.
-Semen from Donner sold to RCMP Police Dog Breeding Program.
-Donner sired a litter that produced 3 Seattle WA. Police K9's and 1 Bremerton WA. Police K9.
-Donner's sire, DDR import Iwo vom Rittersring; 10/13/1986, Everett, WA Police Dept. K9, FH3, SchH1.
-Donner's dam, Shoal's Janan vom Spezialbult, granddaughter of Greif zum Lahntal & Held vom Ritterberg
-Donner's outstanding working genetics descend from excellent DDR & West German dogs no longer seen within the pedigrees of today.
-Line bred on;
DDR Ingo von Rudingen; 4, 4-4 (outstanding producer of working dogs, pillar of the German Shepherd).
DDR Pushkaß vom Haus Himpel; 5-5 (great DDR foundation dog).
The renown Kirschental kennel is also present in Donner's pedigree. Click to view pedigree
Donner was a strong male, large boned / head with excellent character and strong working drives. His retrieval was strong and tracking excellent. He had strong and stable natural aggression and protection. Years went by after Donner's semen was collected and frozen by his handler and stored for future use. We are pleased to announce that after initial efforts to have his sire Iwo vom Rittersring AKC registered (for breeding purpose only) after being imported in 1988 were unsuccessful, Donner has now been successfully AKC registered.
Donner, above photo