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Blackthorn's "T" litter

Top DDR and European working bloodlines!

Born February 5, 2013

5 males, 4 females

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Sire: Blackthorn's Jedi,

OFA Good Hips/Elbows

Top West German/Belgian working bloodlines

Jedi is from the final litter of Nike and Ash--a combination which produced balanced high drives, high trainability, several pups certified in SAR work, strong herding instinct, and keen intelligence--as well as good overall health and a strong hip production record! Puppies from his first litter are training in AKC obedience, herding, treiball, and several are service dogs in training (mobility, seizure detection). He has produced super nerves, medium/high prey drive, excellent trainability, and delightful temperaments.

Jedi is absolutely sound in temperament, excellent with strange dogs of all sizes and shapes, loves kids, and is bombproof in temperament. He has strong working drives with an excellent ability to harness those drives to work all day long but to settle calmly in house and car. He is a working herding dog and competes in AKC, AHBA, and USBCHA herding trials.

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OFA Good Hips/Elbows, DM clear/clear

100% DDR bloodlines

A daughter of our imported Xita, out of a male in Germany, Oda is linebred on some of the great DDR producers of the last 20+ years. Oda is from a litter that demonstrates its sound nerves, excellent self-confidence, and great willingness to work with the handler through the versatility of jobs they ended up doing -- from herding to mobility service dog to therapy dog to competition obedience, as well as family companions with a natural love of children.

In addition to overall good health and strong genetics for good hips and elbows from a litter strong in its hip production, Oda brings very correct and sound conformation, solid bone, and gorgeous head and expression as well as moderate drive, high trainability, and excellent natural instincts. She is currently actively training in herding and will be working toward further titles in herding and AKC obedience/rally. She is a correct medium-size, about 65 pounds.

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Born February 5, 2013

5 males (2 solid black, 2 black/dark sable, 1 bicolor), 4 females (2 bicolor, 1 sable, 1 black)

These pups are expected to have good prey drive, clear heads, high trainability, and an excellent ability to settle as long as they are given regular interaction and exercise. This litter produce prospects for competitive obedience or agility, excellent herding instincts, and sound temperaments suitable for working or active companionship.

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 warranty.

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Puppies will be $1,500 (approved homes only)

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black sable



black female



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dark sable male



black male


February 21, 2013

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

Blackthorn's "R" Litter

Jubilee x Dorian aus der Königshöhle

Blackthorn's "S" Litter

Xita x Jedi




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

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