Congratulations to our ATeak Von Grunheide who was inducted into the 2013 Purina Hall of Fame. Teak was seriously injured by an armed robbery suspect and was honoured for his courage and service. Congratulations to Teak, his handler Derrick Gibson, and the Vancouver Police Department dog squad for training such an amazing boy!
This past May, seven-years-old Ares and his seventy-year-old companion, John, passed their BH ranking together courtesy of the San José German Shepherd Dog Club, Incorporated. It was a splendid experience for both of them. As for advancing further, this honor will be assigned to Ares' loving four-year-old mate, Taidy von Karthago, who is being groomed for Schutzhund1 ranking now that it appears she may be pregnant with puppies sired by champion Ello von Herretts Fire, 2007 USA SchH3, 2007 WUSV World Team Member, and 2007 USA SchH3 National Competitor. The outstanding prospects of her anticipated litter in September are thrilling, with one more to litter to follow a year later.