Kimberlite German Shepherds

Jecoda's Keepsake

"Keeper" was my first show dog.  She was sired by Ch. Kubistraum's Kane and was linebred on Ch. Cobert's Reno of Lakeside - two of the GSD world's greats.  Keeper taught me what correct German Shepherd temperament is all about.  She lived to be nearly 14 years old and was my constant companion.

 

Ch. Abraxas Repeat Performance HT

"Christy" came into my life shortly after I lost Keeper.  Christy was bred by Ken & Patty Downing, dear friends and mentors.  Christy was my first winning show dog.  Her first time shown, she went Best Puppy at a large Specialty.  Later that year, she won the 9-12 puppy class at the National - what a thrill.  Christy produced one litter before she sadly passed in 2001 at the age of 7.

 

Abraxas Play It Again Sam MX AXJ

"Bogie" was a full younger brother to Christy from a repeat breeding.  We started doing agility while I waited for him to mature for conformation.  Bogie was shown in conformation and placed in the Bred By Exhibitor class at the National, but did not have what it took to finish his championship.  However, as an agility dog, he found his niche.  Bogie loved being my teammate and did everything I asked of him.  He taught me to be the dog trainer that I am today.  After earning his MX title, he retired to the couch and lived in comfort until he passed in 2004.

 

Abraxas Kimberlite's Kacy PT HSAs RAE

Kacy was the smartest German Shepherd I have ever had the privilege to know.  Her dam was my beloved Ch. Abraxas Repeat Performance HT, and Kacy came from the first litter I ever bred.  Because Kacy was a pup while I was actively competing in Agility with Bogie, she received a lot of early training and was doing tricks by the time she was 4 months old.  She loved sheep herding - a little too much!  Kacy was one of the first German Shepherds to earn a Rally title, getting her RN the first weekend the sport was offered.  Kacy joined her beloved Uncle Bogie at the Rainbow bridge in 2008 a week after her 9th birthday following a brief battle with liver cancer.
 

Grey Pines' Blue Cowboy RN

Cowboy came into my life in October 2001, after the crushing summer when I lost Christy and her son Krush.  He brought happiness back into my life.  He was bred by Bill and Jeri Pfeiffer.  His sire was AOE GV Ch. Mar Haven's And The Beat Goes On RN ROM ("Bono") and his dam was 2x Select Champion Blue Moon's Runaround Sue ROM.  Cowboy retired from the conformation ring with 12 points and one major because he really wanted to stay home and be a farm dog.  He hated dog shows.  He enjoyed Rally, but his true calling was to make me smile every day with his antics around the house.  He left me too soon in May 2010 at 8 1/2 years of age.

 

 Melana's Lovin' Scoop-ful RA

("Drama")

OFA GS-70569F29F-PI  EL-17225F29-PI

"Drama" was bred by Melissa Campbell.  Her sire was AOE GV Ch. Marquin's Xtra! Xtra! RA ROM and her dam was Melana's Obsession v Clihu ROM.  Drama was a full older sister to Ch. Melana's Pandemonium ROM.  Drama had a wonderful, sweet temperament and a toy drive that was over the top, especially for kongs.  She was shown in conformation as a youth, but her true calling was in the whelping box. Retired at age 8, her daughter Rose and granddaughter BB will carry on her legacy.  Drama passed at 12 1/2 years in December, 2014

Grand Ch. Kimberlite's Give My Love To Rose, RN CAX TC

OFA GS-84560F34F-VPI  EL-25856F34-VPI

Rose was a beautiful young girl sired by Ch. Mar Haven's Man In Black PT ("Cash") out of my Melana's Lovin' Scoop-ful RA ("Drama").  Rosie finished her AKC Championship on March 20, 2011, at the Louisville Kennel Club to become the first AKC Champion bred here at Kimberlite!  Later Rose completed her Rally Novice (RN) title to become my third GSDCA Dual Title holder and she was, I believe, the first GSD Champion to earn CAX in Coursing. Rose died January 30, 2017, from intestinal lymphoma (cancer).  She was 8 1/2.
 
 
Rose discovering the joy of the chase at Lure Coursing - Tally Ho!


DAE CHAMPION Kimberlite's Can't Buy Me Love Tindrock CGC TC RATN
 "BB" 
OFA GS-90628E24F-VPI  EL-30453F24-VPI


BB was Rose's first daughter.  She matured more quickly than her sisters so she started her show career first and finished with three majors and four major reserves!  Unfortunately, BB was lost to an infection in her gall bladder and died at age 5 on September 25, 2017. She was a fun dog who made everybody smile.

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