Good day training! One of our future broods Dalai of Sapphire Mountain, showing off some of her fine potential! Dalai received high praise on her balanced character and strong working drives.
E Freyja of Sapphire Mountain AHBA JHD PT FDC HSCs (scores 91.5, 88, 93 outstanding scores for a 18 mo. old dog and green handler).
Various Judges comments: "Excellent work ethic, drive, stamina, great desire to keep flock together. Calm, collected driving ability. Makings of a high level Herding dog. Great young dog".
Littermates: SAR Cadaver Dog with seasoned trainer/handler in North Dakota. Certified Service Dog for wounded veteran in Wisconsin. Another dog in training for IGP 1 with WUSV handler. And last but not least, several dogs doing well in family settings!
Finely of Sapphire Mountain (around 1 year of age in photo) is now 17 months and just received OFA Preliminary rating of Good / Normal. Finely is an exceptional Trailing dog! She is healthy with superb character and drives for training. Her owner/trainer Matt, expects to complete both Trailing and Narcotics Certification soon on this lively, beautiful daughter of Xurk & Raketa.
It is rare nowadays to find black & tan working German Shepherd dogs with balanced character, high drives, strong/stable natural aggression/protection and tracking ability. To our knowledge, Sapphire Shepherds is the only kennel in North America to offer the genetics of two such outstanding dogs; Czar (Balli Panta-Rei) & Donner (Iwo vom Rittersring) in our breeding program. Both of these proven top working bloodlines have reliably and consistently produced quality working dogs!
We are further privileged to be a kennel that Government run Police Dog breeding programs have come to for working genetic purchase; New Zealand Police Dog Breeding & Training Center & the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( RCMP) Dog Breeding program.
Very few breeders have these honors, especially in North America!
…."I am incredibly impressed with your dogs and lines. Awesome job, I'm honored to see Janan (Angie's) line carried on, she and Iwo were both great dogs. Teri"
(High praise received from the breeder of the exceptional 'D' litter & PSD Donner vom Haus Shoal)
Health, temperament, kid tested and approved! A perfect match made in Montana.
The German Shepherd should be vigilant, incorruptible, faithful, courageous, like children and be cautious toward strangers. They are active dogs that need room and to be kept involved in order to live up to their unlimited potential!