Romulus vom Kraftwerkk9 is out of our kennels with Kraftwerk lineage, and proudly so. His sire is our Rommel, sire to most of our former litters and now retired. Rommel is the ideal Shepherd, Romulus might be an improvement, if that is possible! His dam is Hartman’s Mishka, dam to Anoshi.
While we emphasize that we do not breed for beauty and call our dogs “accidentally beautiful”, Romulus is simply breathtaking. He is an overly large, black and tan plush coat – very rare. With a gentle temperament he is solidly built, having a massive head and bone structure. He is driven to play ball endlessly. He is joyful in the snow. He is calm and contained with strangers while exhibiting dominance with low growling and head tosses but never aggression. He has superior intelligence. Nothing comes on the property unnoticed. He is both patient and protective of the cranky, snippy, old Border Terrier he shares the house with.
If a walk in the woods kicks out a deer to chase, Rom is stopped dead from pursuit with one call back. He exhibits the deep sonorant bark that discourages intruders. Further, he has personality plus; Rom is a bit sassy. He can pause before following a command just to show you he is considering his options. His OFA hips and elbows are good.
Romulus is certified DM clear.
Ennis von Liebestropfchen, aka "Chewy". Chewy is a 2.5 year old black and red long haired. He is from German lines, giving him good protective instinct, and superior trainability, paired with the beautiful rich black and red long coat.. The Europeans, led by the Germans and Czechs, have held breeding qualifications high for so long that we rarely see any of the typical health problems plaguing large breeds. If you are not familiar with the longhair GSD’s, I can tell you that they seem slightly calmer and less impulsive, with a more “user friendly” temperament than some more intense pure working line dogs may possess. It is counterintuitive, but they shed less than a standard coat. As to appearance, they are show stoppers! All this packed into a strong 95-pound frame, without an ounce of fat. Chewy has OFA excellent hips and elbows, and is tested DM negative. Chewy has the sweet temperament that characterizes our dogs and has become the hallmark of our kennel. Simply put, Chewy is a family companion dog: calm, intelligent, sweet, and protective without aggression towards others.
Levi Northern Lady’s Leviathan, WE LOVE LEVI! He is one of ours. He is a son of Quantum x Anoshi. Quantum is a Kraftwerkk9 dog. He was the Number One IPO3 in the USA when he came to us. Anoshi is a granddaughter of Rommel and Mercedes Levi is a big boy at 95 pounds. That is not typical of Schutzhund lines but is typical of our original kennel. He is a plush coat. Plush coats are real show stoppers. They are from a standard coat x longhair breeding. They are a bit more mellow. Levi is a well-mannered family dog with a winning personality. He has good ball drive (not too high) AND a balanced temperament. He has strong family protection instincts without aggression towards other dogs or people. THAT is what most of our clients want and THAT is what we produce the most of! Levi is a good working service dog. His OFA preliminary X-rays show good hips and elbows.
Want to know what a $40,000 dog looks like? Meet Quantum! We are very, very fortunate to get one of the best males Kraftwerkk9 has even produced.
At the time of this writing, Quantum is the youngest most highly trained male in the US; that is, the youngest IPO3. He is a handsome red sable with the legendary German Shepherd intelligent expression along with top performance!
Interestingly, he is not as big as Rommel but easily as powerful. He is medium sized and strong, with a tremendous head along with fantastic expression. He is absolutely non-aggressive with other animals and great with children. Quantum is totally self-confident and trustworthy in every situation. Importantly, he is second-to-none in natural drive to perform just like his famous father and grandfather. Athletic and quick to do anything asked of him, Quantum shows an excellent relationship with his handler in obedience with quick response to the commands. He has especially strong drive in protection work demonstrating full and super hard grips, intensive guarding in the “bark and hold”and after the out. He loves the ball and is highly motivated to do anything for it. Quantum is superior in all three phases of IPO tracking (decision making), obedience and protection. He shows absolute control during the stress of protection. Quantum has a highly acclaimed pedigree with optimum health and vitality along with unmatched performance. His hips and elbows are certified a1; DM clear.
Patton SG. BH. ZZVI (IPO1) is a medium large sable male We have been waiting for more than a year for our new sire, Patton, to finish his field trials in the Czech Republic so he could be shipped to us. We are very pleased that that will happen next week, November 12th. Patton is the son of the Number 1 German Shepherd in Germany in 2019, Knox vom Tollhouse SG. KKL1 IPO3. Knox is probably the only male we know of that might surpass our all-time greatest sire, Quantum.
Patton is a young male with a wonderful friendly disposition. He gets along with other dogs well. He is very active and has great play drive. In protection training his grips are strong and hard.
Patton’s medical credentials are impressive. His hips and elbows are scored A1, he is DM clear. He is suitable for breeding for top sport dogs, family protection, search and rescue or just wonderful, active family companion pups.
Rommel is an extremely large, handsome, true black sable with unusual pigmentation. He is desirable in every way. Rommel is likely the most beautiful German Shepherd you have ever seen, yet, interestingly, not bred for beauty. He has the legendary intelligent facial expression of the German bloodlines along with the calm unwavering temperament and performance qualities of those European working lines.
His powerful movement accentuates his especially large bone structure and overall body proportions. His perfectly proportioned head along with his striking expression precede his uncommon strength and speed as he runs toward you. His flawless disposition will win you over.
Rommel is the picture of his Champion father, Karlo vom Trumelo. Karlo is a rare SchH3, IP3, FH1, KKL1, 2012 PNW Regional IPO3 Obedience and Protection Champion, impossible to make unsure with a rock-solid steady nerve base. As Wayne Curry describes him: “ he shows the difficult to find balanced prey and defense drive qualities in protection. Totally reckless, launches like a rocket and hits like a freight train on the long distance courage test. Always full and hard grips on the sleeve with intense rapid-fire guarding in the blind. His remarkable ability to remain calm under stress combined with his energetic high-powered protection work sets him in a class by himself.” He earned the very difficult master tracking title FH1 showing his capacity to solve problems and concentrate. His pedigree is a highly respected combination of East and West German working lines known for optimum health and longevity and known to produce outstanding character, superior working qualities along with inherent ability to handle stress.
Karlo’s sire is multiple high placing 3x BSP and WUSV competitor Dack aus der Königshöhle, with lines to the well-known East German great Manto vom Kahlenbach and the famous Lord Gleisdreick and Troll Nachbarschaft. Karlo’s mother, my Rommel’s grandmother is two time BSP competitor Ina von der Kine, best in protection in LGA07 with 97 points with lines to Lord Schwartenzwinger, Chicco Fasanerie, Mink vom Haus Wittfeld, Greif vom Herkuleblick and Greif zum Lahntal.