Long-Dangerous Tails

German Shepherd Dogs and their people.
October 9th, 2018 by Julie

S-Litter Bello x Yoyo 5-Weeks-Old

5-week birthday head shots of the big-chunky S-litter, Bello x Yoyo;

Blue-collar male:


Lime-green-collar female:

Pink-collar long-coat female:

Camo-collar male:


October 9th, 2018 by Julie K.

Steve at the PNW regional show

Steve was entered in the PNW regional show this last weekend in Boise. After not being in the ring for a good one and a half years I was so happy with how he did. He showed nice in the ring with the handler and his off leash portion with me was excellent and so much fun! Steve got first place in LSH working males. I plan on showing him again in the Spring.

Also this weekend Steve earned his AD title. Attached are some photos from the weekend including some of his bite work practice.

Steve is registered as Alta-Tollhaus Ulfr





October 9th, 2018 by Julie K.

GSDCA Sieger show 2018

I wanted to share a picture I purchased of Kora at the Sieger show this year. She did so beautifully in the ring, I was so proud of her especially after the three day trek just to get to Chicago!

I love seeing new areas of the country, we drove through some beautiful countryside and Kora handled all the new experiences like a pro. Here she is in the ring. This is her 3rd show and she was awarded VP1 out of a class of 3 puppies.

Kora is registered as Alta-Tollhaus Persephone

October 7th, 2018 by Julie

GSDCA 2018 Sieger Show, Zion IL

Last weekend was the GSDCA 2018 Sieger Show held at Shiloh Park, Zion, IL. The best part of the show was spending time with good friends! Erich, Jurgen, and Kathi from Austria and Zsolt and Yanni from Hungary; Little Julie Richards from Spokane and her friend Katie who is expecting a baby this April; Paula and Joanne Wright, without Christie, we missed you girl; Bill and Deb; David and Susan; Jackie and Emily Wood; Shak, Myranda, and Forest from Alabama.

The results are:

VA4 Pepe vom Leithawald – Working-class male
SG1 Xeni vom Leithawald – Shak’s female 18 – 24 Month
SG3 Wuff Klein Leithawald – Pepe son owned by Shak; 18-24 month male
SG1 Tuba vom Fanino – Myranda and Forest’s female 18-24 Month Long-Coat
SG4 Alta-Tollhaus Lola – Jackie and Emily Wood; 12-18 month class; Enox x Yoyo
SG5 TSF Caymus – Wright sisters; 12-18 month class; Esto x Alta-Tollhaus Jemma
VP1 Alta-Tollhaus Persephone “Kora” – (little) Julie Richards; 3-6 month Long coat; Pepe x Inga
VP2 Alta-Tollhaus Phinneous “Finn” – David and Susan Willard; 3-6 month Long coat; Pepe x Inga
VP2 Alta-Tollhaus Phaedra “Drea” – 3-6 month; Pepe x Inga
VP5(?) TSF Artus – Bill and Deb Riveria 3-6 month; Pepe x A-T Jemma

This is Pepe’s progeny group, which has 6 of the above mentioned dogs:

Alta-Tollhaus Lola – Enox x Yoyo


Alta-Tollhaus Phineus “Finn” admiring his trophy:
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Alta-Tollhaus Persephone “Kora”
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Dinner Sunday night, celebrating Pepe’s VA win:
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TSF Artus (first puppy)


Zsolt and Shak, celebrating Xeni’s SG1 win:
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Julie and Kathi cruising the outlet mall in style:
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The obligatory trip to Wal-mart as necessitated by attendance to any dog show:
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October 7th, 2018 by Lynda

O’Connor’s first Obedience/Rally Trial

Just for fun we entered O’Connor in his very first Obedience/Rally Trial hosted by the Obedience Training Club of Rhode Island at the Silver City Canine Training Center in Taunton, MA. We have never been to their new facility before. Connor was entered in Beginner Novice B Obedience and Rally Novice B.

O’Connor’s first class was Rally Novice B. He did a good job and qualified in 1st place with a score of 96.

It was over 4 hours before the Beginner Novice class started and by this time Connor has lost his focus and was not very engaged with me. It wasn’t pretty but he managed to get through the Heel on Leash, Figure Eight (he stopped to sniff the steward which all the dogs, at all levels were doing were doing), Sit for Exam and the Sit Stay. The only exercise left was the Recall. I left Connor on the sit but before I got to the recall position he got up and started to follow me resulting in a non-qualifying score.

It was a good experience for 8.5 month old O’Connor and we had a good day, seeing obedience friends we had not seen in a long time.

VP Alta-Tollhaus O’Connor