Blackthorn Working German Shepherds

Blackthorn's "M" litter

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10 weeks old

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Dam: Danca vom Leibnitz, SchH1

Danca is a small, strong bitch with a super-sound temperament, high prey drive, great desire to please, and steady nerves.

Sire: Blackthorn's Coal, BH, OFA H&E
Coal is a strong, confident dog with truly balanced drives, great strength and courage, and a sensible, calm attitude in the house. He is working on his Sch1 and should get it in Spring 2010.

The previous breeding of these two dogs produced handsome sables and bicolors with keen intelligence, strong drives, and high trainability. They are in schutzhund, agility, and SAR homes--as well as being beloved companions.

Puppies will be $1,200 (approved homes only).

Born January 7, 2010

1 male (sable), 5 females (2 bicolors, 3 sables)

I carefully evaluate temperament every day of the puppies' lives.

As each one grows, I try to guide each puppy to the home that is best suited for him or her, and I make sure puppies are socialized to humans, other dogs, cats, various surfaces, noises, and scents.

Call Name


Sold to a SAR home!

Male/Dark Sable Musket is a rowdy boy -- a rough and tumble player. He's got a lot of drive and is already retrieving balls and tugging enthusiastically. He's going to need to be with someone who enjoys a physical dog and who can give him something to do with that energy.

pictured at 10 weeks



Female/Sable Total lovebug! She's grown into a big girl with a cuddly disposition and an inclination to look adoringly into your eyes. She's looking for a loving home as someone's best friend and companion.

pictured at 10 weeks



Female/Dark Sable Very drivey and interested in everything. Loves the ball and tugging. She will do well working in SAR, Agility, or other competitive training, but she'd also make a great companion for an active person.

2nd picture at 8 weeks


Staying here!

Female/Bicolor Outgoing, investigative, friendly--very drivey and intense.

pictured at 8 weeks

Macy (Masquerade)


Female/Dark black&tan Sweet, drivey, makes lots of eye contact.

pictured at 8 weeks



Female/Dark Sable A big girl with a sweet disposition, great eye contact, and loads of personality.

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

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

Danca and Blackthorn's Coal





March 23, 2010


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

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