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Blackthorn's "V" litter

Xita v Ludwigseck x Lord vd Grauen v Monstab

Litter Pedigree

Born January 30, 2014

1 female, 5 males

100% DDR bloodlines--bringing together the top bloodlines of the last 15 years. This combination was selected to produced solid, versatile working temperaments with gorgeous conformation and handsome good looks. Xita brings her sweet, steady nature and Lord brings strong prey and hardness.

Top DDR bloodlines!




100% DDR bloodlines

Xita was imported from Germany in summer 2010. She's got a rock-solid temperament with a clear head and strong natural defense.

She's impressed all who meet her with her soundness and excellent temperament--sweet when appropriate, but serious when it comes to protecting her people and space.

Puppies from her previous litters are working in SAR, herding, agility, rally, schutzhund, and training for Service Dog work, in addition to being excellent family companions. She passes on her excellent conformation, beautiful pigmentation, a strong desire to please and willingness to work with the handler.

More pictures of Xita

Sire: V Lord vd Grauen von Monstab, SchH3, KKL1a

"a" normal hips and elbows

100% DDR bloodines

Lord is co-owned by Jill Frost of Waldkonig K-9 and Jean Schrader of Schraderhaus K-9. He is a proven producer of versatile working dogs and excellent companions.

Jill describes him, "Lord is a large boy of substantial bone size,large blocky head type and beautiful movement and conformation. His temperament is clear but He is a no nonsense boy... a REAL dog with hard nerves and excellent working drives,something desperately needed in our dwindling resources of DDR dogs!"


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Retained for Blackthorn's future

Blackthorn's Vida Loca

Black sable
Blackthorn's Vodka


Dark sable

Blackthorn's Vigilante


Dark sable

Blackthorn's Viktor Krum



Blackthorn's Valko



Blackthorn's Valen

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

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 Blackthorn's Jedi

Blackthorn's "T" Litter

Oda x Blackthorn's Jedi

Blackthorn's "U" Litter

Xita x Sumo vd Dewhaus



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

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