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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Another Great Match!


Mary Ann, it's time for an update on Mr.Blue from the January litter of Cruz and Rommel.

                Our Calibre Vom Haus Marcellus is  EXACTLY the puppy you said be would be.  He is calm and alert. Careful and brave. Cautious and kind as well watchful and fierce. (And oooooooh so handsome!!!!)  Dave says he's an old soul. He's been a watcher since day one. Always carefully observing and quite happy to sit alone quietly with no stimuli. We take him with us everywhere (to different locations for work) and he adapts to his new environment with ease. As well to the people who have helped us care for him when work was busy in the spring. He will trust and listen to the adult in charge. 


                Settling into our  forever home and property in BC this summer has been a wonderful experience for all of us. Cal has so many spots he likes to sit and survey his domain. 


                We couldn't be happier and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,


Amelia & David








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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018

Bad news first, then some good news, then some exciting news for me!

I am very sorry to have to tell everyone that my Precious Ebony has crossed the Rainbow bridge. I discovered her gone at 3:00PM on Monday. Both Mark and I saw her earlier in the day and she seemed normal as ever. Except she was up earlier than usual. She generally liked to sleep in. She did not seem to have been in any pain. My belief is she died from a broken heart. And there truly is such a thing. You sometime hear couples who have been together for many decades, dying in very close proximity to one another. They often refer to that as Broken Heart Syndrome. Ebony was the life long mate of my recently passed stud dog Merlin. She lived with him for 10 years in a large yard they shared with no other dogs. After Merlin passed, she was not the same. Ebony would not stay in her yard but found every hole she could escape from. She had never wanted to escape before his passing. I believe she wanted to go find him. I tried putting in other buddies but she just ran them out of town. She had no tolerance for anyone else. She wanted her Merlin and that was that. I believe she finally realized that he was not returning and therefore had no reason to live. She didn't give up eating. She was a good weight, not too thin and ate the morning of her passing. I actually think she and a local squirrel were sharing from time to time. But when I came out at 3:00 I saw her laying flat out at the gate and I knew something wasn't right. I hope she is running in a field with Merlin, enjoying the freedom of a young dog again. Most haven't heard much about Ebony as she was never in my breeding program. She was an Isis puppy but for whatever reason could not give us puppies. And me, being me, couldn't just toss her off because of that so she lived out her life her with us, as part of the pack. Those who have been here would have met her but she didn't have her own page on my site. Regardless, she was loved by everyone here and will be missed greatly.

This has not been a good year for us with the passing of both Merlin and Ebony. And unfortunately I don't think either Isis or Indy will see another winter. They are 15.75 years old. An extraordinary age for a German Shepherd. Indy is doing better than Isis, but still doing well for her age. That could possibly mean losing 4 dogs in a year. And that is devastating to me.

For those of you waiting with deposits on the next litter, you already know that Fia finally came into heat in April. She was bred to Rommel on April 11th which means we are hoping to have puppies around mid-June. The breeding wasn't as good as I could have hoped as they did not tie. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. I've had many females catch without ties. And if you don't know what I mean by "tie" you'll have to google it as this is a G rated blog!

And my exciting news is I'm off to Australia! I am in search of a new stud dog to add to my breeding program as Merlin's passing has left a spot to fill. I need an unrelated male to keep my two individual lines going. There are some pretty darn good dogs in Australia so here's hoping! I'm leaving in a couple of days and will not be back until the 25th of May. Mark is going to hold down the fort here with the help of my daughter and two other dog knowledgeable friends who have offered their assistance. So wish me luck everyone!

Mary Ann

Monday, 9 April 2018

Good News for those waiting with deposits down!

FINALLY Fia has started to come into heat!  If everything goes according to plan, she will be bred in the next 7-10 days and we will have puppies 63 days later!  So that means puppies around mid-June!  Now, let's all keep our fingers (and toes) crossed that things go as scheduled!

I appreciate your patience!  Waiting for a new fur ball is incredibly hard.  But the girls do as they wish.  Fia is about 6 weeks late coming into heat.  I'm on edge even more so than you!  Is it today? No.  Is it today? No.  Is it today? No.  It is uppermost on my mind every day when I wake up.  So I know what you are going through and I appreciate your patience!  I promise you, it is worth the wait!  The references on my website are just a small sampling of the number I actually have.  I think my best references are the people who come back for their second Guardian Angel Shepherd.  I have supplied 3 people with their second Angel in the last couple of litters.  Repeat customers after 10-14 years really says something!

Keep those fingers and toes crossed!

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

New Forever Home

Looks like somebody is having a blast at their new forever home!  This is Rosie!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Odd way to sleep

Trinity sleeps in the strangest positions!  Here one of them!

Mary Ann

Mary Ann

Friday, 9 March 2018

First puppy off to her new home!

Mary Ann

Meet "Lady Cruz vom Haus Marcellus"! Off to an exciting new life with Kelsey & Cody!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

For Those Picking Up Puppies this Weekend

For those picking up puppies this weekend, there's a few things you need to bring with you.

- A puppy holder - the puppy needs to ride on someone's lap on the way home. Do not stick him/her in a box in the back where he is terrified even more that he needs be.

- A blanket - this is to rub on Cruz so that the puppy has a familiar smell to cuddle up with. This can be put in the crate that will be beside your bed. But be careful. If he starts to chew the blanket, take it out.

- Clean up bag - Your puppy will get sick on the way home. All puppies do so come prepared. The only good thing about it is that they give you warning before they do. They will start to drool profusely! Then YARK!

- Do not come early - I know it's exciting for you but I have back to back to back appointments and if you come early you will have to sit in your car and wait.

- Be patient - there is a ton of papers to fill out and a ton of things to talk about. Try and read through the book I gave you so if you have any questions, they can be answered. Young children will be bored so please leave them at home.

- You must have 3 names picked out for your puppy. This is for the CKC registration papers. This is in case your name has been used before, they will go to the next or the next if necessary. The register name does not have to be the same as the call name. I had a stud dog named Diesel and his registered name was Marcellus' I Am Canadian because he was born on July 1. All pups from that litter had a Canadian based name.

That's it for now! See you all soon!

Mary Ann

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

I need to know

I need to know if all the new puppy owners received my gift. I sent it as a group message and wanted to make sure it worked. Please let me know that you received it.


Mary Ann