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Blackthorn's "N" litter

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Dam: Blackthorn's Hunter, JHD, OFA H&E

Daughter of 2x Universal Sieger Alex v Eisenhaus!

Hunter is a medium-large, strongly built bitch with an exceptionally sweet temperament and high prey drive. She loves herding and tracking and I plan to continue working her in both venues. Her very correct but moderate comformation lends to extreme athleticism and sure-footed movement.

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Sire: VA Orus d'Ulmental, KK1a, SchH3

Son of 2x German Sieger Vegas du Haut Mansard!

Orus is a beautiful dog from a long line of VA (Excellent Select) dogs. His father and grandfather are known for not only their great looks and extremely correct conformation but their ability to produce sound temperaments and strong working drives.

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Born June 8, 2010

3 males, 2 females

This very special outcross breeding should produce dogs with the best qualities of the working and show lines. Expecting beautiful dogs with rich black and red pigment, high prey drive, high intelligence, but who are very easy to train and live with. These puppies should do well in any sporting/working venue or active pet/companion homes.

All puppies are socialized to humans, other dogs, cats, various surfaces, noises, and scents. Puppies are sold with a veterinarian health check, first set of shots, and with a hip/health guarantee.

Call Name

Gender & Color



(for more pictures, see Puppy Gallery)


Green collar




This big black and red boy is a waggy, happy fellow--showing very nice drives, high food drive, excellent structure, very confident. Would be a nice working prospect or a great active companion. Showing very good drives but also very calm demeanor--takes everything in stride


White collar




This girl is going to be a lovely medium size. She's showing lots of drive and eye contact and very good confidence. Could be a great training or competition partner or a lovely, active (and interactive!) companion. Very sweet temperament but full of life and personality.


Blue collar




This medium-sized black/red boy is showing very nice drives and great confidence. Outgoing and bold but very affectionate.


Red collar




This big black/red male is looking for a home as a companion/pet. He's showing moderate drives and energy levels, very affectionate.




Yellow collar




This very big female is a lovely girl with loads of personality. Not a dominate-type girl--loves belly rubs and kisses, but showing very nice drives (already chasing and retrieving her ball at 6 weeks)--she be a great training partner or a fun, active pet/companion.

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--are working 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 at least 4 pups training/working in SAR.

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 has been listed in the top 25 agility competition dogs in the U.S. after her first year of competition!


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

A beautiful litter of 3 sable girls and 1 sable boy.

Danca and Faddo Adlerburg


Blackthorn's "L" Litter


Blackthorn's "M" Litter

This combination created smart, trainable dogs with tremendous joy and excellent drives--pups are doing agility, herding, and schutzhund.

Danca and Blackthorn's Coal


July 6, 2010


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

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