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Blackthorn's "Q" litter

Top Belgian and German working bloodlines!
litter pedigree

These puppies will be handsome and conformationally correct dogs with plenty of drive to work and play, but they should be able to settle calmly when the work is done. Ideal candidates for SAR, herding, agility, schutzhund sport, or active (and interactive!) companions.

Bandit x Hunter puppies born June 14, 2011!

1 male, 3 females


Dam: Blackthorn's Hunter, JHD,
OFA H&E, DNA clear for DM

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.

Puppies from her first litter are being trained in SAR, flyball, obedience, and have shown themselves to be wonderful family companions.

More pictures of Hunter

Sire: V Bandit vom Wolfsheim,
KK1a, SchH3, FH

DNA clear for DM

Bandit is a big, handsome dark red sable with outstanding temperament and working ability. He has rock-solid nerves, impeccable temperament, strong, strong bitework, focused and intent tracking with natural scent skills. His mother is a very strong female who has proven her ability to pass on her excellent qualities to her children. His father Vito is one of the top stud dogs in Europe--a producer whose sons and daughters are proving their own ability to produce high quality dogs. His puppies are working in a number of venues--they have his strong nerves and good drives and often his large size. They are proving themselves competitive in schutzhund, agility, obedience, and K9 work.

Videos and more pictures available.

Born June 14, 2010

3 females, 1 male

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 a hip/health warranty.

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Puppies are $1,500 (approved homes only)

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Big boned, handsome male, big head, lovely coat, super sound nerves, beautiful working prospect--good prey drive, loves to chase and tug, retrieving at 6 weeks, very affectionate


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Big boned and solidly built with a lovely, sweet, affectionate temperament. Sound temperament and very thoughtful--she's really easygoing and medium energy, medium drive--retrieving at 7 weeks. Would be a great active companion or working prospect for someone who has a "lighter" presence. Perhaps a good prospect for therapy dog work.


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Strong drives, intense interest in biting and tugging, retrieving at 6 weeks--excellent working prospect.

Sold to working home!

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Drivey, confident, bold, active, intensely drivey, and very vocal! This is a very special girl who must be worked.

Sold to SAR/working home!

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August 22, 2011

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




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

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