IDA

SG Ida Von Den Caerosen IGP1  DOB 9/18/2018

We brought Ida in from Germany this year, considering ourselves lucky to have found her available. She is a sable stock coat (short hair) weighing 75 lbs.  She is a big girl. Both of her parents are beautiful sable IPO 3’s from Germany.  IPO 3 is the highest level of training.  It involves obedience, tracking and decision making and protection.  Ida’s score of 278 on IGP1 Test is very good!

We do such training to prove our claims of superior intelligence, cooperative personality, vigor and health.  It also demonstrates our claim that our dogs have an “on/off switch”.

Ida is super friendly, with a happy disposition and high-ball drive, but with that important on/off switch.  Importantly, she is good with children, cats and small dogs.  Her screening for Hip Dysplasia was A (excellent, no dysplasia) and elbows are Normal.  She is DM N (negative, or clear).

IDA

CIRA

SG Cira Von Den Drei Schwarzen Eichen AD WeT DOB: 9/3/2019

Cira is another of our dogs imported from Germany, where she was bred.  CIRA IS A RARE Solid-black long coat, weighing in at 70 lb.

Her pups are much sought after.  Photos do not begin to show her stunning beauty.  As with all blacks, her coat absorbs light making it difficult to capture detail.

Skeptical of strangers on first meeting, Cira warms up quickly once she

gets to know someone.  This is exactly what most of our buyers are looking for. High-ball drive, playful disposition with those she knows and high food drive, are her traits. Cira is protective of those she considers family.  She is good with cats and small dogs. Both of her parents are beautiful and rare long coat IPO 3’s in Germany.

HD / ED Normal   DM N

CIRA

IRIS

Iris Vom Reiss DOB: 11/19/2019  Bred in USA.  Iris, a solid black stock coat, is a daughter of Quantum, one of the very best dogs in the entire USA; his bio is here in the Sires section.  She certainly exhibits his qualities: very good bone development, sweet disposition, and anxious to please! She is very intelligent and trainable, as would be expected of a Quantum daughter.  Her confirmation is correct, yet she differs from Quantum in that she is tall and large overall at 70 LB.

Iris is a very loving, good-sized female.  She is very intelligent and learns anything you set out to teach her very quickly.  She is able to quickly adapt to new settings and adjusts her energy level to meet whatever is appropriate for her current environment.  She has a moderate ball and food drive.  OFA HD Good ED Normal DM N

KARMA

Hartman’s Karma.  DOB: 12/14/2019.  Bred in the Czech Republic, born in the USA to our Karenina.  If you are wondering how that happened, we bought her mother, Karenina, from a trusted Czech source who bred her to the great Xolatan.  She went into heat before she could be shipped, so they held her for about 10 more days, bred her and then shipped Karinina to us pregnant.  Karma was our pick of the litter.  That was two years ago.  Karma passed all her health qualifiers and is now ready to join our breeding adults.

Karma is small by our standards, but the Europeans are trending toward smaller GSDs in general: females in the 60’s (pounds) and males 20-25 pounds heavier.  She is a solid black stock coat and is said that she carries for long coat.  That means if she is bred to a male that also is long coat or carries that gene, some pups will be long coats.

Karma is a happy, fun-loving girl!  She has high play drive, and intense desire to please in anything asked of her.  Quick to learn whatever is being taught, she is a typically smart and sweet daughter of Karenina, and the great German stud Xoltan Vom Peroh IPO 3.

She does not have hip or elbow dysplasia nor the DM gene (DM Clear).

KARMA

KARININA EUROPEAN K9 TRAINING BASE, BH, SG, KKL1, ZVV1 (IPO)

SG Karenina European K9 Training Base BH ZVV1 DOB: 11/19/2017  She was bred in the  Czech Republic. We call her the 55 lb “Pocket Rocket”!  She is our smallest adult. She can produce black pups as well as long coat pups.  Karina is 100% pure love.  She will present herself with a strong bark to strangers on the property, but quickly becomes their good friend once introduced by her trusted handler.  She has strong food and moderate ball drive.  Karina has found her true calling as a service dog (blood sugar detection) showing an unflappable attitude in all settings from parks to casinos and concerts, nothing shakes her focus or her steady nerves.  Good with children, small dogs and cats.  Karina has proven to produce puppies with incredible trainability, and who share her exceptional disposition.

As her IPO1 title indicates, she is a flat-backed, working line dog, as all our dogs are. We used to be able to just say a dog was European and that meant flat-backed, working line, but sadly no more. For reasons that we can’t explain the Europeans are now following the Americans into show dog lines. From our perspective, this is madness! So, now some European GSDs are sloped back, show dogs; bred for a “beauty” standard that we don’t even think is beautiful, instead of a work function which is always a subset of intelligence. Thank God for the Czechs! We have a trusted source in the Czech Republic who feels the same way we do about our Shepherds and are a family-owned kennel like us. We got Karinina as bred and trained by them.

Karinina clearly has the intelligence and drive for higher-level training BUT importantly, has an “off” switch. This means that her usual demeanor is as a family friendly companion dog eager to get her next command and have energetic fun with the family who is her “pack”.  Turn the switch and she is a serious working dog, fully focused on the task at hand. This high-performance dog can, upon command, go right back to being a family pet. Her pups will exhibit this wonderful trait as well. More and more of our clients are having their pup trained in Search and Rescue. It is a wonderful family activity and, once certified, can be a valuable community function when called upon by authorities to find a lost person. Our dogs always excel at this and are at the top of their class. No wonder, S&R requires decision making and our dogs are smart!

Karinina has higher ball drive than our other females. Ball drive is a measure of the dog’s eagerness to play hard. This is an essential trait in higher-level training. The ball becomes the reward for the pup in training. For the client who wants a dog for training beyond basic obedience, ball drive is what they are looking for. Karinina is a medium but strongly built female with A1 hips and good elbows. Her litters are sold out before they are born.  HD A1 ED Normal Spine Clear DM N

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KARININA
European K9 Training Base,
BH, SG, KKL1, ZVV1 (IPO1)

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ANOSHI

Hartman’s Anoshi, DOB: 12/5/2016  Anoshi was bred in the USA and is a sable long coat weighing 60 lb.  Anoshi was our first long coat and fueled our deep love of these long haired beauties!  She has a high ball/play drive, but also the ability to “turn it off” and settle as a great house pet at will.  With super high intelligence, Anoshi takes to training with ease.  Guarded and reserved with strangers, she is a great protector, but will warm up to people when given the ok by “her” humans.  Anoshi has become one of our most reliable producers of phenomenal family dogs, and also has several of her offspring in search and rescue homes!  Anoshi’s sire Rush Vom Kaftwerk * was a working police K9 with an upstate NY police force until his recent retirement, and her dam was a wonderful wheelchair assist service dog!  Anoshi took on all of the best traits from both of her wonderful parents.

She possesses a good, but manageable drive, ideal for training, and a wonderful loving disposition that allows her to get along with all ages of people and co-exist in a multi dog and cat home environment.  She is a much-loved family pet first and foremost.  Anoshi has excellent house manners.  All of Upstate Gertman Shepherds, puppies are raised in the house, with constant interaction with multiple people, and other pets in the home.  We feel this produces a well socialized puppy, that can transition into its new family more easily upon weaning.  OFA HD good ED Normal DM N

*Mishka is the mother of Anoshi. Rush is Anoshi’s father. Rush is from Rommel x Mercedes. Therefore, Anoshi is second generation Upstate German Shepherds.

AGNES

Agnes Darkness Marsyas Bohemian, BH, SG, KKL1, ZVV1 (IPO1) DOB: 11/9/2016 Agnes is our second fabulous girl from the Czech Republic.  She is very similar to Karinina, but larger; she weighs 70 lb.  She is a bi colored Stock coat but can produce black pups.  Agnes has the same field trial titles as Karinina and the same calm demeanor. As her IPO1 title indicates, she is a flat-backed, working line dog, as all our dogs are.

The most recent trend in European Schutzhund breeding is to reduce the size of the dog to enable superior agility; Agnes is bred in that vein.  She weighs in at a lean 70 pounds but is still big boned and strong.  That makes her noticeably smaller that Lexus and Mercedes but with the same large, wide head that characterizes a well-bred GSD’s.  You will start to notice Shepherds that are long-legged with pointy heads and snouts like a coyote. We consider them unfortunately not well-bred.

Agnes is a high ball and high food drive dog who takes well to all training.  She presents with a strong alert bark when strangers enter the property but will settle on a simple command and is happy to meet new people with her trusted handler.  Agnes’s favorite people in the world are children!  She is super gentle and loving towards any children she has the pleasure to meet!  Agnes currently competes in 4-H dog obedience in between litters with the owner’s son, and he is her preferred person.  She is well behaved in all settings including obedience classes full of other dogs and people.  Agnes is good with small dogs and tolerates cats.

Most of our buyers want a friendly companion dog they can trust with the children and grandchildren yet has a protective instinct.  That EXACTLY describes Agnes! She has perfect house manners and high ball-drive with a strong, full grip in protection training. I emphasize that we don’t breed for beauty, but one cannot help but notice that Agnes has perfect form-to-function conformation.

I’ve said this before: Thank God for the Czechs! We have trusted sources in the Czech Republic who feel the same way we do about our Shepherds and are family-owned kennels like us. We got Agnes as bred and trained by them.

Like Karinina, Agnes clearly has the intelligence and drive for higher-level training BUT importantly, has an “off” switch.  This means that her usual demeanor is a family friendly companion dog eager to get her next command and have energetic fun with the family who is her “pack”.  Turn the switch and she is a serious working dog, fully focused on the task at hand. This high-performance dog can, upon command, go right back to being a family pet. Her pups will exhibit this wonderful trait as well. More and more of our clients are having their pup trained in Search and Rescue.  It is a wonderful family activity and, once certified, can be a valuable community function when called upon by authorities to find a lost person. Our dogs always excel at this and are at the top of their class.  No wonder, S&R requires decision making and our dogs are smart.  HD A ED Normal Spine Clear DM N

HARA

Hara Zoe vom Szymcz, is another of our European import line dogs, coming from a strong German heritage. She is a medium-sized sable, weighing about 64 pounds. This is the target size for the high-performance dogs coming out of Europe: males in the 80s, females in the 60s. The smaller dogs are more agile in the field trials and seem to live a bit healthier, longer life. This makes the veterinarians happier as well.

Hara has boundless energy and a very high play drive. She can play fetch all day! She is a flat-backed, working line dog with a large head. She was trained professionally, and has achieved her BH title. Hara is also nearly ready to compete for her IPO1 title, showing proficiency in all 3 phases – obedience, tracking, and protection! That means she stays on command in the face of serious distraction such as noises and traffic. She is highly intelligent and a lot of fun to train. Hara is our highest drive dog. Additionally, she is friendly with family yet very protective when strangers appear, alerting us immediately.

We will breed her to low-medium drive males to get pups that are more settled than she. This pairing will produce pups that are most suited to active families, farm work, Search and Rescue, or as a jogging/hiking companion. They will be highly trainable and eager to please. Hara’s hips and elbows are Pennhip certified VERY GOOD. She is DM clear.

MERCEDES (GOLDY) – OUR BEAUTIFUL LADY (RETIRED)

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Mercedes has a very similar appearance to her larger mate, Rommel. She is a rare, true black sable. She has been trained in Amsterdam and the US as a personal protection dog. See the video of her in action below.

You want her by your side and on your side. She is royal in the best sense of the word and as true as a companion can be. Her pronounced play drive is shown by high desire for the ball. She can execute the obedience exercises with great speed and determination. These German lines lead to dogs that are one-of-a-kind in protection and in sweetness in disposition. The large Belgian Malinois preferred by some military trainers, while superb for that work, cannot transition to family pets upon command like a German Shepherd Dog. Mercedes illustrates this very point. Her two favorite activities are retrieving a tether-ball and getting long hugs from me.

Mercedes is fast with boundless energy. She is amazingly quick. And now she has proven to be a wonderful mother. Her male pups are Rommel all over, her females are the picture of her.

MERCEDES (RETIRED)

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LEXUS – OUR BEAUTIFUL GIRL (RETIRED)

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This very feminine female is a highly unusual jet black. In the warm weather her undercoat is black cherry. Feminine means that her overall confirmation is not as stout as my other two GSD. She has the ideal slender Schultzhund build. She is so perfectly black it is difficult to get a picture of her with much detail! Simply put, she just shines. She is quick, an outstanding athlete, with a vertical jump that will astonish you. Lexus has unsurpassed intelligence. She might be the brightest dog I have ever owned (and yes, I’ve had a border collie). She has great trainability and the genetic capability to learn quickly. Often one repetition is all that is needed to teach her a move.

She exhibits superior bonding capability with the handler and is naturally guidable; she follows the obedience commands without hesitation. I will tell you, she has a sassy attitude. If you like a dog with “big” personality, her pups are for you. Lexus does not back down. She plays so rough with Rommel you would think they are wild wolves. Her bark, another trait bred into these fine GSD, is so fierce, it will scare off most people/animals you would want scared off. There’s not a coyote in the state of New York that dares enter my yard! Lexus typifies the decades of selection and training at the very highest levels by people who have made dog breeding their life’s work. This long labor has the end result of providing you with the most desirable of family pets.

LEXUS (RETIRED)

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CERTIFICATIONS

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Mercedes Certification (pdf) Download
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