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Blackthorn's "R" litter

born May 12, 2012

3 males, 1 female (bicolors, dark black & tans)

An exceptional cross of top European working lines, this breeding has been plan to create excellent working prospects for SAR or other competitive training as well as to be 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 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.
Litter Pedigree



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

Jubilee is a small, agile bitch with a great intensity and high prey drive. She loves herding and obedience work and shows excellent natural balance and instinct for herding, and her obedience is precise, focused, and fast. Her correct but moderate comformation makes her extremely athletic and sure-footed, She is a blast to train and easy to live with.

Jubilee's dad was my homebred boy, Ashen, a dog with a tremendous amount of drive and joy in work and daily life. Ash has given Jubilee his strong desire to learn and to work with the handler as well as his high prey and hunt drives.

Jubilee's mom is my Nike, a girl with great spirit, super nerves, lovely personality, and excellent health--she is still going strong at almost 14 years of age. Jubilee has numerous siblings and half siblings working in SAR as well as her litter-brother Jedi competing in herding.

More pictures of Jubilee

Sire: Dorian aus der Königshöhle, Sch3
hips "a" normal

Dorian is a very strong, confident SchH3 dog with fantastic nerves, high drive, excellent hardness, and an HDZ score of 79. His father is a top producer of strong working dogs for schutzhund and police work. He goes back to one of the best DDR working dogs, Lord v Gleisdreieck, who is famous for passing on his natural tracking skills.

Dorian also goes back to some old herding bloodlines through Uran v Kirschental. His father's motherline brings in drive and trainability as well as high desire to work with the handler (high pack drive) through Troll vd Bosen Nachbarschaft, Ilja ad schwarzen Zwinger, and Norbo/Nico v Haus Marterstock

Dorian's motherline brings in the famous Czech dog Cent An-Sat (littermate to Cordan An-Sat), who is renowned for producing steady nerves and serious working attitudes, as well some top-producing German working dogs that bring in hardness and drive through Gildo v Koerbebach.


Check out the videos of him working!

Born May 12, 2012

3 males, 1 female

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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R-Litter Videos



Dominant, confident, outgoing, and drivey--needs an experienced home with a job to do.




Drivey, playful, confident, and still very sweet. Loves to use his nose. Looking for a working home--very high food drive, high prey drive, sweet personality, high pack drive but not clingy. Smart--he learns quickly and has excellent focus.




Thoughtful, sweet, very focused on people.



Black-tan female

Lively, confident, full of drive. -- Now in a SAR home!



August 20, 2012

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


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

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