Shade vom Wildhaus
IGP2, RN, ATD, TKA, CGC
Hips: a1 Normal (LÜW 0, OCD Free)
Elbows: a1 Normal
Shoulders: OFA Normal GS-SH122F12-VPI
Cardiac: OFA Normal GS-ACA92/13F-VPI
Eyes: OFA Normal GS-EYE690/25F-VPI
DM: Clear N/N
Shade is an upper middle sized beast of a dog. Watch her on an escape or long bite, try to play tug with her, or just happen to be standing between her and her ball and you'll quickly see why we describe her that way. She's fast, athletic, incredibly strong, and does everything with an often times intimidating amount of power and intensity. Yet she maintains a clear head and is always compliant and biddable, wanting to be correct in her work and please her handler, without an ounce of softness or over-sensitivity. She has excellent nerves and resilience, and environmentally she's about as bombproof as it gets. Shade is completely neutral to people, dogs, other animals, and pretty much the planet as a whole. She's neither social nor aloof, she just tends to totally ignore anyone and everything and focus on her handler and what she's supposed to be doing. At home she exhibits a great off switch and is a well mannered house dog.
Shade is 3rd generation Wildhaus bred. She reminds us a LOT of her dam, Isis v Wildhaus IPO3, OB1, TR1, RN, OA, OAJ, NF, CGC, TT, and grand-dam, "Raven" Caliber v Wildhaus SchH3, AWD2, PD1, P1, PA, T1, FO, UCD, URO2, CGC, TT. This is a very, very good thing as both of these females were exceptional dogs in every way; on the field, at home, and in the whelping box. They possessed excellent working ability in all phases, achieving not only SchH3/IPO3 but also a variety of titles in other sports and produced litter after litter with the same talent and versatility. Offspring of Raven and Isis are excelling in everything from SchH/IPO and other bitesports to police work, SAR, tracking, AKC obedience, agility, rally, dock diving... and the list could go on. They are also exceptional family companions and protectors at home.
Shade's sire, Glenn vom Haus Valkenplatz, needs no introduction. A multiple time Dutch Champion and podium placing WUSV competitor, he was the fan favorite for his power and intensity when I had the pleasure to see him compete at the 2013 WUSV. He was one of the few dogs there that really caught my eye and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to breed Isis to him a few years later. Glenn brought to the table not only his own remarkable qualities but also a pedigree full of excellent producers of strong GSDs.
Unfortunately our litter with Isis and Glenn only produced two puppies. Fortunately, Shade and her litter sister, Saga (who we co-own), are both absolute rockstars and very, very similar to one another. We joke that they must actually be twins, not just littermates. We are very pleased with how both Shade and Saga have are following in the footsteps of their extraordinary ancestors both on the trial field and in the whelping box.
Shade's Titles & Accomplishments
American Kennel Club Novice Rally Obedience (RN)
American Kennel Club Novice Trick Dog (TKN)
American Kennel Club Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)
DMWYD Novice Trick Dog (NTD)
DMWYD Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD)
DMWYD Advanced Trick Dog (ATD)
American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (CGC)