Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge

Exploring the vast prairie of the Washita National Wildlife Refuge




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Hi Everyone,

Today I am going to introduce you to Heidelberg’s Hardy v Casinoe (Hardy).  Hardy is out of our Champion (Ch.) Heidelberg’s Tundra v Heath (Tundra) and Heidelberg’s Casino Royale (Cassie) who is out of Heidelberg’s Emerald (Emmy) a daughter of our Ch. Heidelberg’s Oliver v Diamond a Ch. Heidelberg’sGunter v Whipero (Gunter) son.  The reason I am excited about Hardy’s breeding is the divergent lines that his two parents come from because Gunter was Ch. Heidelberg’s Rocky v Kaito (Rocky) son and there are very few of those out there and I only believe one Champion, our Gunter.  The reason is because the owner of Rocky refused to continue breeding Rocky because she wanted him to be totally focused on her. 

Heidelberg's Hardy V Casinoe (Hardy) at 12- Months-of-Age

Heidelberg’s Hardy V Casinoe (Hardy) at 12- Months-of-Age

Our Ch. Tundra is a Ch. Heidleberg’s Dargo v Angeliq son and our all-time best producer.  Now that I probably bored most of you to death talking about my Grandchildren, let me just suffice that Hardy provides us a lot off diversity in our breeding program, thus allowing us to line-breed without inbreeding. 

 Hardy is not our largest male unlike his sire Tundra and while he is only 19 months old and has a lot of growing to do, I believe he will finish up at approximately 85 to 90 pounds lean weight. His size will be much more like his Grandfather, Ch. Dargo, who is our smallest stud dog.  I have found that our smaller studs out produce themselves in size producing unusually large offspring and then these huge studs tend to produce smaller offspring, and through this cycle, we maintain balance in the size of our dogs where our males average 100 pounds and our females average 85 pounds.  For example our Champion Natasha Cheyenne was our all-time largest Champion bitch; however,she produced our smallest bitch, Grand Champion( GCh.) and Best-In-Show (BIS) winner GCh. Ch. Heidelberg’s Oklahoma v Natashac (Kay).

Heidelberg's Hardy V Casinoe (Hardy) at 12- Months-of-Age

Heidelberg’s Hardy V Casinoe (Hardy) at 12- Months-of-Age Showing His Perfect Front

Hardy has been shown several times in the puppy class accumulating several blue ribbons and it is obvious that the judges like him.  He is not yet extremely happy in the show ring, but that will improve and he will start winning once he starts expressing charisma in the show ring.  Hardy has perfect structure and form and a nice even gait.  He has had a high rear-end as a puppy, but that is not uncommon where the front shoulders grow slower, catching up to the rear later much as with horses.  I have been concerned with his turn of stifle but that has also improved with time to where he is almost fault free.  In addition, he has a perfect coat, not too long but very plush. 

Hardy is a sweet and very confident puppy with a very playful personality.  Several people that have come out to see our puppies have said that they want a male just like Hardy.  Look for puppies out of Hardy next year as we move forwards with his Championship and get him OFA’ed certified.

We have some wonderful new additions to our kennel including Nelson, Patriot, Sword, Daphne, Journey, Winter, and Serenity.  Tomorrow, I will choose another puppy to discuss on this blog. 

Please continue to check out our web page as we post updates on this litter and future available litters: https://kgsd.inventivehorizons.com/PuppiesForSale.htm.   We currently have Wally and Walter, two male puppies left.  Both are wonderful puppies and Walter has developed in to quite the show prospect.   Remember that we do ship puppies.

 Ask me a Question and I will provide my opinion.   Also, please see our web page: KeystoneGermanShepherds




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