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Blackthorn's "O" litter

100% DDR bloodlines

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Dam: V Xita v Ludwigseck, KK1a, SchH1

100% DDR bloodlines

Xita was bred in Germany to Laruh and imported pregnant. She's got a rock-solid temperament with correct aloofness and strong natural defense. She's impressing all who meet her with her soundness and excellent temperament.

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Sire: V Laruh v Grafental, KK1a, SchH3

100% DDR bloodlines

A handsome black sable, Laruh is top son of Sven v Grafental out of a litter-sister of the famous Puck v Grafental.

Xita was bred in Germany to Laruh and just recently imported to the United States. This breeding brings together some of the best modern DDR bloodlines, known for their real-life working ability, sound temperaments, and natural working drives--now accepting deposits.

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Puppies will be $1,800 (approved homes only).


Born July 4, 2010

5 females, 3 males

(solid black and black sables)

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


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(green collar)


solid black

Working as a mobility-support Service Dog!


green collar

Staying here for a while. :)


black sable

Oda is training in obedience, agility, and has started in schutzhund bitework.


yellow collar



black sable

Happily working as a certified Therapy Dog and competing in Rally obedience!



red collar


solid black

Doing schutzhund and personal protection



blue collar (later orange collar)


solid black

search and rescue working home

Organa SOLD!


black sable

Trouble on the move! Going to be herding sheep



pink collar


solid black

Living a great life as a jogging buddy and family companion.


solid black

This coated girl is now training in Rally and for the show ring!

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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