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Blackthorn's "Y" Litter

Blackthorn's Solstice (Sunny) x Valentino vom Sontausen (Rudy)

born August 28, 2014

3 males, 4 females (blacks, sables, bicolors)

Litter Pedigree
(DDR and European working lines)

Sunny (OFA Excellent hips, Normal elbows, DM clear/clear) is a bicolor female from my S litter out of Jedi and Xita, and she carries many of the fine qualities of both her parents - a strong work ethic, good health, pronounced natural instincts, high pack drive, as well as good looks. She brings together top DDR bloodlines as well as strong German and Belgian working bloodlines. Sunny's litter has shown itself to be healthy, sound mentally and physically, and versatile. Sunny's siblings are working in PSA (personal protection), AKC obedience, tracking, agility, herding, SAR, serving as service dogs, and living as much-loved family companions. Sunny is a small female (about 55 pounds), lively and confident with medium+ drives, and amazing natural tracking skills. She will be working toward further titles in rally, obedience, tracking, and agility.

Rudy (OFA Good hips, Normal elbows) is a medium-large red sable male with great enthusiasm and high drive. He brings some of the best working bloodlines from Europe (German working lines) as well as a strong motherline proven to produce dogs for police work, SAR, herding, and schutzhund, among other roles. Rudy is working in AKC tracking, obedience, and agility, and has trained in herding too. He brings his great joy in working as well as his sound nerves and versatility to this breeding.

This litter produced medium-high to high drive puppies who should excel in dogsports and SAR work as well as being superb companions for active owners.




Pictures of Sunny


Pictures of Rudy

February 10, 2015

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 Blackthorn's Jedi

Blackthorn's "T" Litter

Oda x Blackthorn's Jedi

Blackthorn's "U" Litter

Xita x Sumo vd Dewhaus

Blackthorn's "V" Litter

Xita x Lord vd Grauen Monstab

Blackthorn's "W" Litter

Oda x Sumo vd Dewhaus

Blackthorn's "X" Litter

Jubilee x Django vh Jurjim



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

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