Blackthorn Working German Shepherds


Blackthorn's Oda, RN, PT, HT

OFA Good Hips, Elbows Clear, DNA clear/clear for DM (DDC results - PDF)

4 years old


Sire: V Laruh v Grafental, KK1a, SchH3


Dam: V Xita vom Ludwigseck, KK1a, SchH1

Full pedigree with pictures and links

about 12 months

See Oda's Picture Gallery

A daughter of our imported Xita, out of a male in Germany, Oda is linebred on some of the great DDR producers of the last 20+ years. Oda is from a litter that demonstrates its sound nerves, excellent self-confidence, and great willingness to work with the handler through the versatility of jobs they ended up doing -- from herding to mobility service dog to therapy dog to competition obedience, as well as family companions with a natural love of children.

In addition to overall good health and strong genetics for good hips and elbows from a litter strong in its hip production, Oda brings very correct and sound conformation, solid bone, and gorgeous head and expression as well as moderate drive, high trainability, and excellent natural instincts. She is currently actively training in herding and will be working toward further titles in herding and AKC obedience/rally. She is a correct medium-size, about 65 pounds.

She is 100% DDR breeding, bringing in the forward defense drive, high pack drive, and natural scenting ability her ancestors were bred for, as well as the typical DDR looks.

Waiting for her turn at herding

Pausing for breath after a good run

Chilling with the Bad Cuz toy

At 12 months, playing with her half sisters.

5 months old

5 weeks old, already patrolling her territory

February 2015


 Breeding quality workingline German Shepherd Dogs since 1996.
Located in Barboursville, VA

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