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Blackthorn's "Bb" Litter

Blackthorn's Jubilee (OFA Good H/E) x Valentino ("Rudy") von Sontausen(OFA Good H/E)

born May 21, 2015

4 females, 2 males (5 sables, 1 black/tan male)

Litter Pedigree
(Belgian and German working lines)



A cross of top European working lines, this breeding is designed create excellent working prospects as well superb companions who will learn quickly and eagerly and always be ready go for a hike or to keep you company in the house. These puppies should be ideal candidates for SAR, herding, agility, schutzhund sport, or active (and interactive!) companions.

Valentino, callname Rudy (pictures of Rudy), is a medium-large red sable male with great enthusiasm and high drive. He brings some of the best working bloodlines from Europe (German working lines) as well as a strong motherline proven to produce dogs for police work, SAR, herding, and schutzhund, among other roles. Rudy is titled in AKC tracking and obedience and is just starting to trial in agility, and has trained in herding too. He brings his great joy in working as well as his sound nerves and versatility to this breeding.

Blackthorn's Jubilee is titled in herding and AKC obedience. She is a small female, just over 22 inches and about 60 pounds, strongly muscled and extremely athletic. She has very high ball and prey drive and intense hunt drive. She is aloof with strangers, accepting of friends, and neutral to other dogs. She's got a strong streak of independence and can be very handler-hard, but she loves to work and is wicked smart. She often learns things in one repetition, so training her requires precision and focus on my part, but it pays off quickly as she loves to learn.

May 29, 2015

Breeding quality working German Shepherd Dogs since 1996.

Barboursville, Virginia

Previous Litters

Blackthorn's "A" Litter

Born in February 1997, out of Frostbite v Pantara and V-Quattro v Spitzbubezwinger. Produced Ash and Asa--both went on to be awesome Schutzhund dogs and Ash has turned into a producer of great working dogs, too.


Blackthorn's "B" litter

Born in November 2001, this litter from Bodo and Nike produced everything we could have wanted--beautiful dogs who love to work. Three of the puppies--Badger (Xena), Brer, and Bramble--worked as certified Search and Rescue dogs.


Blackthorn's "C" litter

Nike and Ash

A super breeding, repeated several times! This combination has produced active pets, several dogs working in Schutzhund, and Circe, Ixnay, Inigo (Nash), Ilya (Blaze), and Jedi are all training/working in SAR. Jedi and Jubilee are also training in herding.

Blackthorn's "F" Litter

Blackthorn's "I" Litter

Blackthorn's "J" Litter


Blackthorn's "D" litter

Enni and Cliff

A gorgeous litter, this breeding also produced some great workers and companions. Deva was listed in the top 25 agility competition dogs in the U.S. after her first year of competition and was the 2009 GSDCA Agility Victrix!


Blackthorn's "E" Litter

Enni and Eagle v Eichenluft

Blackthorn's "G" Litter

Blackthorn's "H" Litter

Nike and Alex v. Eisenhaus

Blackthorn's "K" Litter

Danca and Faddo Adlerburg

Blackthorn's "L" Litter


Blackthorn's "M" Litter

Danca and Coal

Blackthorn's "N" Litter

Hunter x Orus

Blackthorn's "O" Litter

Xita x Laruh

Handsome puppies--working in herding, SAR, schutzhund/PP, agility, Service/Assistance Dog, Therapy Dog, as well as being excellent companions and friends.

Blackthorn's "P" Litter

Xita x Bandit v Wolfsheim

Blackthorn's "Q" Litter

Hunter x Bandit v Wolfsheim

Blackthorn's "R" Litter

Jubilee x Dorian aus der Königshöhle

Blackthorn's "S" Litter

Xita x Blackthorn's Jedi

Blackthorn's "T" Litter

Oda x Blackthorn's Jedi

Blackthorn's "U" Litter

Xita x Sumo vd Dewhaus

Blackthorn's "V" Litter

Xita x Lord vd Grauen Monstab

Blackthorn's "W" Litter

Oda x Sumo vd Dewhaus

Blackthorn's "X" Litter

Jubilee x Django vh Jurjim

Blackthorn's "Y" Litter

Solstice x Valentino v Sontausen

Blackthorn's "Z" Litter

Coal x Oda

Blackthorn's "Aa" Litter

Z'astur v Spartanville x Apollo v Bastion



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

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