Long-Dangerous Tails

German Shepherd Dogs and their people.
April 20th, 2017 by Lynda

“A” time to celebrate


The A2 litter is five years old today!

BSZS V10 Ypsilon vom Lärchenhain SchH3 x V Maikali vom Kirschental SchH2

Once again the entire “A” Litter owners report that all of the dogs are doing great and are much loved.


Alta-Tollhaus Aiden – blue collar boy

2. Blue collar male pup - 5 wks old Aiden

3. Aiden body

4. Aiden sit

5. Aiden jump

6. Aiden kong

Alta-Tollhaus Ava – pink collar girl

6b. Pink collar female pup - 5 wks old Ava

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6d. Ava 2017 (5)

6e. Ava

Alta-Tollhaus Aslan – black camo collar

7. . Blk camo male pup - 5 wks old Aslan

8. aslan st clair side shot

9. aslan trail

10. Aslan flying snow photo

11. Aslan landscape snow portrait 2

Alta-Tollhaus Aleki Kona (Kona) – black paw print collar

12. Blk paw print male pup - 5 wks old Kona

13. Aleki Kona 2017 A

14. Aleki Kona 2017 B



Alta-Tollhaus Anja – pink camo collar

15b. . Pink camo female pup - 5 wks old Anja

15c. Anja 2017 1 (2)

15d. Anja 2017 3 (2)

15e. Anja 2017 2

Alta-Tollhaus Admiral Grizz (Grizz) – green collar boy

16. Green collar male pup - 5 wks old Grizz

17. Grizz with his ball

18. Grizz sitting (2)

19. Grizz with his ball (2)

Alta-Tollhaus Azeruki (Ruki) – purple collar boy

20. Purple collar male pup - 5 wks old Ruki

21. Ruki 8

22. Ruki 7

23. Ruki 2 (2)

Alta-Tollhaus Alonso (Xavi) – red collar boy

25. Red collar male pup - 5 wks old Xavi

These pictures of Xavi are from last year. His family is away and are due home today. Current pictures have been promised and as soon as I get them I will edit this post.

26. Xavi in 2016


Happy Birthday to all these “A”mazing dogs.

Many thanks to all the A Litter owners for once again coming through with recent pictures. Without your help this post would not be possible.




April 14th, 2017 by Lynda

Another Agility Trial for Aiden

Today the Teamwork Agility Club of Central Massachusetts held an agility trial for Excellent and Masters dogs only. Only two classes were offered, Jumpers with Weaves and Standard Agility. We ususally like to have a FAST or T2B class first to burn off some of the “wild man’s” energy. That was not the case today!

The first class was Masters JWW. Aiden had a great run and he qualified with 1st place and earned 15 more MACH points.

In Masters Standard Aiden had another good run but unfortunately did not qualify and therefore no Double Q today! There was a tight turn from the A-Frame, over the Triple and to the table. Aiden turned towards the weave poles and I was able to call him off them but his momentum sent him just past the plane of the table and he jumped on from the back side which is a fault.

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April 1st, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at the CSSC Agility Trial

Today Aiden was entered in the Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club Agility Trial in Westborough, MA. Mother Nature decided to play an April Fool’s Day joke on us and even though it’s Spring the forecast was for a Winter storm with 8″ of snow from Friday into Saturday. We decided to take vacation time off work and drive up to Westborough, which is about 2 hours away from us, on Friday. When we left Cape Cod it was raining and when we got closer to Westborough it had changed to a wintery mix. We stopped at the Hopkinton State Park and took Aiden for a walk.

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This morning we awoke to more of a sleet storm than a snow storm.


Aiden’s first class of the day was Masters FAST. He had a good run, got the send bonus and scored 73 points. In FAST if a bar is knocked down you can still qualify but you do not get the points for that jump. He qualified with 2nd place for his 10th Leg and his Masters FAST Title (MXF).

In Masters Standard Aiden decided to play an April Fool’s joke on me. He made up his own course, knocked a few jumps and had a grand olde time for himself! Obviously he did not qualify. The course was a difficult one and no dogs in the 24″ class qualified.

After Standard it was still snowing but my friend and I decided to take Aiden and Yasha for a walk in the snow.

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The last class of the day was Masters Jumpers with Weaves and again it was a tricky course. Aiden had a good run and was the only dog in the 24″ class to qualify. Obviously he came in 1st place and he earned 13 more MACH points.

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U-Ch, V, PAM Alta-Tollhaus Aiden








March 30th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Happy Birthday Z-Litter Ziva!

5 years ago today Ziva aka Z-Evil One was born!  Where has the time gone?

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We didn’t know she was evil at first-look at that sweet face!

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But the truth quickly came out.  Poor Sister Libby!!!

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Star puppy-not












Slowly she started to grow up and became a canine good citizen

11 months 1 CGC












She also had a talent for tracking!

Ziva TDX HVTC 2015














And Agility

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Dock Diving

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And her favorite – -Entertaining!

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She is a very busy girl and even has her own wine label!

Crittering Cabernet









Sometimes she shows up where she is least expected













She has turned into a funny, loyal, wonderful, versatile girl.  Love her to pieces.  Thank you Julie!







March 27th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Ziva at the Onondaga Kennel Association Agility Trial

On Friday, we are still trying for that final JWW leg-it is always something!  This time we missed a jump and then she back-jumped, so even though I am allowed one refusal, the back-jump is an NQ. Worst of it is, she wouldn’t have done it if it hadn’t been for me and I could have saved the run 🙁


We tried Novice fast for the 1st time.  She qualified with a first place and 71 0f 50 points needed 🙂


Ziva’s final Open Jumpers Q & 1st place today!! It was sort of wild handling by me, but Ziva got the job done and placed 1st in the class, so tomorrow we are playing with the big dogs!  She also placed 2nd in novice fast, no video since everyone was either competing in the other ring or in this class.

We did not Q in our 1st excellent run, but she did well.  I tried a lead out pivot for the 1st time and had sucess getting to the A-Frame. Several dogs b4 her run, another dog pooped in the weaves. They cleaned it up, but the next few dogs, including her stopped to sniff. I celebrated the rest of the course too soon and she brought the last bar done.  I was so pleased with how she ran the course.


Here is the obligatory bling photo for the weekend!