She has always loved the snow, above photo taken many years ago when
she was young, and this photo was taken at eight years of age on a visit
Hollow Hills' Cynosure, CGC, NA, NAJ, CD, TDI, OFA
"Stellar" as we call her, is the foundation brood bitch of our
breeding program. Her temperament is flawless, her trainability and
willingness to please is unsurpassed, and she's got a fabulous pedigree and
dynamite looks to boot! She is pregnant with the final litter of
her illustrious career.
Hollow Hills' Cynosure OFA CGC NA NAJ CD TDI
Stellar was born on Jan. 28, 1999. She passed her
Canine Good Citizen test a few days after her first birthday, at the
Canine Learning Experience held annually in Allentown at the
fairgrounds. She is in training for obedience and agility titles from
likes agility better, because she gets to run around off leash and get
lots of treats!
Stellar earned her Novice Agility Dog and Novice
Jumpers With Weaves titles in only three trials (Tampa 1/01, Syracuse
3/01 & Harrisburg 4/01). This is quite an accomplishment in itself, but
of her six qualifying legs toward those titles, she got
three first places, one high GSD, two
thirds and a fourth. Here she is showing off her ribbons.....
She was quite the agility dog in her prime! But her talents don't end
there....she earned her first two obedience legs at the Lackawanna
Kennel Club's obedience trial (our *favorite* obedience trialing
venue!). She finished her title at the Hatfield Kennel Club Trial. She
is now nine years old but still loves to work...she's got her heart set
on a VCD1. Stellar also passed her Herding Instinct test in November of
2002, and so did her puppy, Whatsin! He was only six months old at the
time. All of Stellar's offspring and their progeny as well have passed
their herding instinct test.
Stellar's father is a German dog V Star vom Hasenborn,
SchH 3, and her mother is Champion Hollow Hills Sierra v Cherpa, an
American show dog.
Stellar combines the very best that American and German bloodlines have
to offer. Her first litters produced gorgeous puppies with
exemplary temperaments. She has been bred to American Champions,
West German show line, and working line males with excellent results.
V Star v Hasenborn, SchH 3 Kkl 1 "a"
CH Hollow Hills' Sierra v Cherpa OFA
Stellar with female pup Aura:
Stellar is my pride and joy. She sleeps next to my bed
every night. Her favorite command is "lap!" which allows her to
jump up on me for hugs and cuddles. She is a very protective watchdog and
passes this instinct on to her puppies. Her character is impeccable, and
she is always ready to join me on the training field, whether for obedience,
agility, or even herding! Here she is after her first herding instinct
test, which she passed joyfully with flying colors:
Stellar has given us some wonderful puppies, including some
we took to the show ring:
This is "Whatsin" from Stellar's first litter, winning the
6-9 month old puppy class at the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club show. He was
sired by a West German show line male, V Vrey van dan Alhedy's Hoeve
SchH3, and is a Lasso grandson.
This female from Stellar's second litter won "Best of Breed"
and took second place in the Herding Group her first time out in the show
ring as a three month old at the Penn Treaty Kennel Club's match show. She
is shown at right and below left with her brother.
Stellar breeds remarkably true to type, as evidenced by this photo of
two ten month old pups - a female on the left and male on the right.
Except for their sex characteristics, they are like two peas in a pod!
The same is true of the two long coated sisters below.
Stellar carries the recessive gene for "long coatedness" and has
given birth to three long-coated puppies so far in her breeding career. These puppies are
perhaps even more adorable than their "regular coated" siblings. The long coated puppies are always considered "pet quality" as
this is an undesirable trait for the show ring, but the pups possess their
mother's quality in every other respect except for coat length. They are
such adorable teddy bears, who could resist? They are often the
first puppies selected from a litter. They can grow to be larger
than their "normal" coated siblings, but not always.
This one wanted to help me with the laundry:
Here is a male Stellar puppy sired by an American Champion,
shown at 18 months:
Loyalville's Achtung Hans
And his litter sister at 18 months:
This same bitch, Stellar daugther Loyalville's Amelia Dearhart, is the *first*
German Shepherd to earn a working title from the AKC at the Inaugural Working
Dog Sport trial held at the German Shepherd National Specialty show in Fort
Collins, CO in 2007, here she is posing with the judge and the President of the
German Shepherd Dog Club of America:
Here is an 8 month old daughter of Stellar, sired by
a working line German male, Zayn Loyalville v Hollenburg
and a grown up Cassie shown with her first litter of Stellar's grandpuppies:
Stellar shown with one of her first litters:
Beautiful pups from Stellar's litter with Yukon von der Ritterberg:
Stellar's puppies are quite versatile and possess their dam's
keen intelligence and fabulous work ethic - they are doing agility, obedience,
search and rescue, cadaver search, therapy work, and schutzhund. What is
fabulous is the way her offspring's offspring continue to possess all of
Stellar's wonderful qualities. She is truly the foundation bitch of a
us to reserve a Stellar puppy of your own from her FINAL LITTER, due Jan.
2009, sired by German Import Show Line male Loyalville's Maverick, himself a son
of OFA Excellent Oni von der Netheperle, and V Rick dei Verdi Colli, SchH3.
Maverick has a fantastic temperament, he had his first litter with Stellar in
2008, and the pups were positively stunning, here is Maverick with Stellar:
We expect flashy black & red pups from this repeat breeding, along with a
possibility of a long coat. This is a beautiful female pup from their
first litter together: