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Last updated 6/1/14

 

6/1/14

It has been a while since I updated this page but I will try to do better this year.  ;-)  This picture is of one of the Hollywood/Savage puppies from their litter born in February.

 

7/16/11 

Thanks to Mike Stogsdill, Mark Boggs, and Charlie for working ours dogs - You guys are awesome!

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2/27/11

Congratulations to Dennis Trzcinski!

 He and Moira competed for their first SDA titles.  They achieved their FO and Protection Dog 1 title  in Oroville, California this weekend successfully and took...

 HIGH IN TRIAL - Protection

as well!  Way to go guys!

 

2/27/11Congratulations to Shari Steven & Tom Cawood!

Tom and Connie took high protection and Shari and Cora took high obedience at this past weekend Tennessee Valley Working Dog trial in Kimball, TN

 HIGH IN TRIAL: Cora - Obedience & Connie - Protection!

 

2/27/11

Congratulations to Shari Steven!

  She and Cora successfully competed for their BH title at the Southeastern Regionals in Blaine, TN this weekend.  Way to Go! 

  

Also, she placed a BH title on Cody as well (Ryker and Nelly son) 

 

2/27/11

Congratulations to Tom Cawood!

 He and Connie competed for their PD1 title in Ocala, FL this weekend successfully and took...

 HIGH IN TRIAL

as well!  Way to go!

 

 

 

3/18/11 - 3/19/11

Congratulations to Shari & Cora on their FO and P1 title - Also,

Congratulations to Tom Cawood & Connie on Their PD1 title

Also, we want to extend congratulations to Pam Spurgeon with her dog Cody (a Ryker/Nelly son) who got his FO title this weekend with Shari.

 

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3/12/11 - 3/13/11

Congratulations to Shari Steven!

  She and Cora successfully competed for their BH title at the Southeastern Regionals in Blaine, TN this weekend Way to Go!

  

Also, she placed a BH title on Cody as well (Ryker and Nelly son) 

 

2/27/11

Congratulations to Tom Cawood!

 He and Connie competed for their PD1 title in Ocala, FL this weekend successfully and took...

 HIGH IN TRIAL

as well!  Way to go guys!

 

7/30/10 - 8/1/10

Congratulations to Shari and Bonnie -

They won their P3 title in Athens TN at the SDA Competition on 7/30/10

Congratulations to Tom 

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He and Connie won their FO title in Athens TN at the SDA Competition on 7/3010

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He and Ghirra received a P1 Title the same day.

Congratulations to Sherle and Vidar -

They won their FO and the PA title in Athens TN at the SDA Competition on 7/31/10

 

4/30/10 - 5/1/10

Congratulations to Shari and Uny - they won their P3 title in California at the SDA Competition at TrueHaus Kennels - 5/1/2010:

This win for Uny makes her the very first female to ever hold the elusive SDA P3 title.  She and Shari trained very hard for this and we are very proud of them.  Way to Go!! 

 

 

Congratulations to Marah and Bonnie on their Family Obedience title - 2/27/10: 

This was Marah very FIRST competition - AND SHE DID GREAT!

Marah handled Bonnie in a Family Obedience title - She knew the routine better than even some of the adults!  She received a trophy for the Junior Division, a competition medal for the Family Obedience class, and believe it or not, she handled Bonnie is the Hard Hitting competition and took first place!  Way to go, Marah!  She brought home more medals than the rest of us combined!

Marah tells us that she is going to compete again at our May trial - I don't think we have heard the last from this girl!

 

Congratulations to Shari and Rayna on their Family Obedience title - 2/27/10: 


 

 

Congratulations to Sherle (me) and Savage on their Family Obedience title - 2/27/10:

If the truth be known, the congratulations should go to Shari and Savage.  Shari did most of her training in the last few weeks, fine tuning her for trial.  I tried to convince to to trial her but she flat refused!  Shari likes the training but I guess she prefers someone else to get the glory!  She tells me that our new plan is for her to train and me to trial - she absolutely hates trialing.  Apparently it makes her a little nervous .... ME TOO!

 

We have another Trial This Coming Weekend! (4/18th/09  -  4/19th/09): 
 

The SDA Chattanooga Club is holding a Spring Trial this coming weekend.  Judge has been temporarily placed in "retirement" (against his will for sure) and Ryker is being brought up as the next up and coming competition dog.  Now it's his turn to show his stuff!  Ryker is competing for his Family Obedience title at this trial. 

Uny will also be competing for her next title - the P2!  This title takes a great deal of training and dedication.  It involves obedience, retrievals, agility, blind searches, protection, apprehension, etc.   Shari and Uny have been training hard to try to get Uny's next title in before her next heat cycle.  Stay tuned for the results! 

Tom will be trialing 2 of the dogs - Turbo and Ghirra.  Turbo will be competing for his P1 title and Ghirra will be competing for her Family Obedience title (and possibly her Protection Alert).  She has come a long way since Tom has begun her training.  She is still wired for sound but she is able to control it better for sure!  Stay tuned for the outcome of the SDA Chattanooga Spring Trial!  

 

Birth Announcement! (4/5/09)

See Raven's Current Litter page for more Pictures!

Raven had puppies!  We have 6 little fat youngsters.  There were 6 girls and not 1 single boy!  Colors are as follows:

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4 Sable Females

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2 Dark Black/Tan Female

 

We are back from the SDA Athens Trial(11/2/08)

We are back from the Fall SDA Athens trial!  Judge, Uny, Tigress, and Bonnie all went and did great!

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Judge got his Police Dog 1 Protection title and his PD2 obedience title.

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Tigress got her Protection Dog 1 title (P1) in both obedience and protection. 

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Uny got not only her P1, but also her PD1 title in protection and obedience! 

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Bonnie, not to be out-done by Uny, also got her P1 and PD1 titles!

 

 

Congratulations are in order! (10/25/08)

Guess what!?  Shari just obtained CGC titles (Canine Good Citizen Titles) on both Uny and Bonnie today!  Way to go, Gals! 

 

 

 

Birth Announcement! (9/3/08)

Ghirra had puppies!  We have 6 little fat youngsters.  There were 5 girls and 1 little boy!  Colors are as follows:

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2 Sable Females

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3 Black Females

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1 Black Male

More Pictures coming soon!

 

Congratulations to Shari Steven on her First Trial! (8/2/08)

She successfully competed for Family obedience titles on Kiah and Bonnie at the Athens, TN trial on August 1st and 2nd.  She has done every bit of Kiah's training every step of the way and has only recently begun working with Bonnie.  Shari began dog training only this year is a pretty quick learner herself!  Way to Go, Shari!

 

 

We are Back from the UKC Premier! (6/16/08): 

We are back from the UKC Premier!  Judge, Uny, Vendetta and Turbo all went and did great!

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Judge took 1st place on Friday, 6/13/08, in his Protection 1 competition.

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Vendetta took 1st place on Friday in Family Obedience in her very FIRST Trial. 

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Turbo took 1st place out of 28 dogs on Saturday in Family Obedience! 

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Judge also got his 1st Police Dog 1 obedience title!

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On Saturday, Vendetta took 2nd place in her Protection Alert competition!

 

Heading off to another Trial! (6/9/08): 


15th Annual

Well, we have another trial coming up this week.  Judge, Uny, Vendetta and Turbo will all be heading to Kalamazoo, MI for the UKC Premier on June 13th - 15th of this year.  Last year Raven got a chance to compete and she came back with her Family Obedience title.  Now it's their turn!  Judge will be competing for a better score on his Protection Dog 1 title (he already won this title last month but is going for a chance to improve his scores) and he is also going after his first Police Dog title.  Uny will also be competing for both her P1 title and her first Police Dog title.  Vendetta will be going after her Family Obedience title and has just turned 1 year old (5 days ago as a matter of fact).  She is now old enough to compete for her Protection Alert title as well.  Turbo turned 1 year in March and is not quite old enough to compete for his P1 protection but may go after his P1 obedience title.  (He has already achieved both his Family Obedience title as well as his Protection Alert title.)  Stay tuned for the outcome of the UKC Premier!  

 

Latest updates (5/3/08): 

News from the Athens/Chattanooga SDA Trial--Sequoyah Shepherds wants to say thanks to Tom Cawood and Chris Smith for their hard work in getting our dogs ready for trial and competing for our latest titles.

Tom Cawood did a wonderful job training and preparing Uny for her May 3rd competition.  They successfully competed for both a Family Obedience title as well as her Protection Alert title.  Way to go!  Tom also competed with his dog Turbo (Raven/Logan pup out of January, 2007 litter) and took second place with him in the Family Obedience competition.

 

 

Chris Smith competed quite successfully in his very first SDA Trial with our very own Tigress.  He has done a superb job with her training and also won both a Family Obedience title and a Protection Alert title.  We are extremely proud of both of them.

 

 

Also, Judge and I competed for our very first P1 (Protection Dog 1) title.  I am proud to announce that Judge now holds that title with honor. 

Tom, Chris, and I are now looking forward to our trip to the UKC Premier this year (June) where we will all be competing again for our next titles.  I will update you on that trial as soon as we get back!

 

 

New Titles - 1st Titles of 2008:  March 9, 2008

We are pleased to announce that 3 of our dogs just earned their AKC Canine Good Citizen titles.  Congratulations to --

    

 

Hurray, November 8, 2007!

Raven had her litter of puppies!  She started having puppies last night (Wednesday, November 7th) at 9:56 p.m.  She finished with the last puppy on Thursday morning at 5:06 a.m.  Boy, was she tired.  She had 10 little healthy, squirmy, youngsters!  The boys in this litter sure are going to be tough though....They have 8 sisters!

  

 

Guess What!!  (10/14/07)

Judge just returned from the 2007 Athens Service Dogs of America trial where he received his first competition titles. He received both a Family Obedience Title as well as a Protection Alert Title.  Not only that, he placed SECOND in the 3 day event for his Family Obedience.  AND, he placed SECOND in event for his Protection Alert.  Pretty good for our Young Expecting Father!  His first sired litter will be here in November.  Watch for Photos!

   

P.S.  Don't let the photos scare you -- Judge is a love bug.  The man in the photo on the right is the same guy that is in the photo in the middle! 

 

In the News....

"Divine Canine" founding monk dies

Toby July 2, 2007 -- From Chicago Tribune

Laurence Mancuso: 1934 - 2007, Founded dog-breeding monastery

Rev. Laurence Mancuso, the founding abbot of The Monks of New Skete, whose hilltop monastery in upstate New York is renowned for breeding German shepherds and teaching a holistic approach to dog training, has died in Framingham, Mass. He was 72.

Rev. Mancuso, who retired in 2000, died June 10 of complications from injuries suffered in a fall, said Brother Stavros Winner, one of the six monks who, in 1966, helped Rev. Mancuso revive a small farm in a valley outside Cambridge, N.Y., 50 miles north of Albany.

At the time the monastery was founded, the monks were members of the Roman Catholic Church but later joined the Orthodox Church in America.

In 1969, a kennel in Morristown, N.J., donated a German shepherd to the monastery. But one winter night, the dog ran away. The monks had become so attached to the dog, Winner said, that they soon replaced it with two others, then began breeding more.

With Rev. Mancuso's approval, the brothers studied veterinary medicine, animal nutrition and breeding. The monastery's pack of German shepherds continued to grow, with one dog at a time assigned to each monk for training.

Largely through word of mouth, but also because of newspaper articles, New Skete German shepherds became so popular that by 1998, buyers were willing to put their names on a two-year waiting list to pay $1,000 for a pup. Other people paid $800 to have their own frisky pets trained by the order.

The monks wrote two books and are featured on a television show, "Divine Canine," on the Animal Planet cable channel.

Among the monks' dog-training tenets: Cuddle and massage a pet as much as possible from the time it is born, and even sleep with it.