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Puppies Due January 18, 2020!

Rogue vom Klingsgarten IGP1, IFH-V and Glock von der Leidenschaft IPO3

We are pleased to announce our M-litter has (hopefully!) been conceived this past weekend. This will be a THREEPEAT on our Glock von der Leidenschaft IPO3 and our German import Rogue vom Klingsgarten IGP1, IFH-V.

Already the offspring from the K and L-litters are proving themselves on the performance fields. 11 month old Loki just earned his CKC Tracking Dog title! Several of the K-litter pups have earned their BH titles, and others some additional tracking titles. As well we are seeing fantastic drives and strong nerves in the protection phase of these sports. LeKarter is in the early stages of police training, with a specialization in bomb detection. And of course many of these pups are doing the toughest job of all, being a great family pet!

You can follow the progress via Instagram “leidenschaftkennels” and on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in a pup from this litter, please complete our Potential Puppy Owner Questionnaire.

Congratulations to SWDA members on their new titles!

Our small club The Sirius Working Dog Association held our two-day trial on October 5 & 6, 2019.
With DVG Judge Ann Dolan, we tried 5 BH titles and one IGP 1 title on the first day.
Successful teams:
Lisa Gaudet with Khaos von der Leidenschaft, BH
Stephen Lanyi with Khira von der Leidenschaft, BH
Ron Murray with Zeus vom Goldbergsee, BH
Ron Murray with Rogue vom Klingsgarten, IGP1

On day two, we had two successful tracking teams:
Stephen Lanyi with Khira von der Leidenschaft, IGP-V Track
Ron Murray with Rogue vom Klingsgarten, IFH-V Track

Congratulations to everyone and looking forward to a few more weeks of training before the S-word arrives! ๐Ÿ˜‰

June 2019 News!

And POOF! Just like that the L-litter is SOLD!

We are excited for Lazer, as his new people live right next door to his sister Leia in Nova Scotia! The two are already sharing adventures. <3

Loca is SOLD, but she will stay with us for a few more weeks before moving to West Virginia where she will train with Tracy Landis and Jennifer Gilzow in TWO protection sports! IGP (commonly known as Schutzhund) and the sport of PSA (Protection Sports Association). She’s going to be a super busy girl!

Ron and I would like to thank everyone who has helped raise these crazy kids, especially those who filled in when I was down with a broken ankle!

We are grateful to the families who welcomed each of the 13 L-puppies in to their homes and hearts. We wish everyone the very best.

We are making plans for our M-litter, but will hold off any announcements until later this year.

May-June 2019 News!

The end of May and the first few days of June have been a busy time for our canine pack! We are pleased all the news is HAPPY! ๐Ÿ™‚

On May 27, 2019 we took our youngsters to see world renowned Ophthalmologist Dr. Cheryl Cullen for their CAER (Companion Animal Eye Registry) eye exams. Khira von der Leidenschaft (co-owned with Stephen and Alyssa Lanyi), Zia vom Lindelbrunn, and Zeus vom Goldbergsee all received CEAR certification. This is one more step cleared for inclusion in our future breeding program.

On June 1, 2019 after a sudden inquiry of the puppies, we determined a suitable home for our princess Leia. She has gone off to be a loving companion and home protection dog for a couple in Nova Scotia. We are happy with the match, and wish her the best life! <3

And last but certainly not least of this month so far, our boy Glock von der Leidenschaft IPO3 celebrates his 10th birthday today! We wish his siblings who are still with us, a very happy 10th birthday, and remember those who have crossed the Bridge.

Still available from our L-litter are:
Loca von der Leidenschaft – sport/working home only
Lazer von der Leidenschaft – preference is sport/working home or experienced active home.

There is still a lot of June left, so stay tuned for more news coming soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Obedience Classes Starting Soon!

Ron Murray will be starting classes in both Fredericton and Oromocto, beginning Tuesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 16th.

These six-week courses are Level 1 obedience, and for all dogs aged 5 months and up.
The basic premise of Ronโ€™s program is respect based obedience, followed immediately by verbal and physical praise when the exercise is done correctly. Ron has never been one to use gadgets, gimmicks or food, believing instead that one always has a voice to speak with and hands to pat with.

Please contact Ron directly at (506) 260-2015, either call or text, or you can LIKE and message him on Facebook.

Lexi is SOLD!!

We are happy to announce our girl Lexi von der Leidenschaft, aka Blue Girl is heading to Manitoba in April. We’re excited for the adventures she will have.

Still available are brother Lazer, and sisters Leia, and Loca.

March 2019 News ~ Brag Alert!

Congratulations to our 15 month old puppy, Kwest von der Leidenschaft BH, FH-V!! So grateful to her humans, Ted and Lani Cooper for the amazing effort they’ve put forth in her training. Lani and Kwest have only been training together for 9 months! What a great team!

For those not familiar with our sport, IGP (formerly known as IPO or Schutzhund) 15 months is the minimum age a dog can enter competition. Kwest was JUST 15 months at the end of February.
The BH title is the gateway to the sport of IGP, no dog can compete in anything further without first achieving the BH. The actual title is “Begliethundeprufung” and it translates to “Companion examination”. It is an examination of the dog’s stability of nerve and temperament, basic on and off leash obedience, and a traffic test which includes exposure to vehicles, bicycles, joggers, crowds, and many other distractions.
Lani and Kwest achieved this title at a trial in El Paso, Texas on March 22, 2019.

The next day they attempted and achieved the FH-V title, a tracking title, in very tough conditions! Not just dirt, but dirt freshly spread with manure! Of the five stand alone Tracking titles only Kwest and one other were successful!
The FH-V track is the same length as an IGP 3 track! It is 600 paces long, and aged at least ninety minutes. There is no cross track at this level, but there are 5 legs, with the last turn being an acute angle. This track is laid by the handler and uses the handlers own articles. By the time Kwest and Lani got to their track, it was 2 hours old under a hot sun!

GIANT Congratulations on a job well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

Update April 6, 2019 ~ Knox von der Leidenschaft is SOLD!

15 month old intact male Giant Schnauzer

For reasons unrelated to the dog and his performance, we have a 15 month old male available for a WORKING HOME! Knox is well started in police K9 training. Tracking, Obedience, Bitework, huge ball, and hunt drives. Video available on request or you can browse through our Instagram account. @leidenschaftkennels

For more details, email us at

February 2019 News!

Well, we’ve made it to February, and as expected, the groundhog saw his shadow and is predicting another 6 weeks of winter. Not a bad gig for a Giant Schnauzer; now if the DEEP FREEZE and WIND CHILL would go away, we’d get to have some fun!

8 week old Giant Schnauzer pups in the snow.

8 week old Giant Schnauzer pups in the snow.

The pups turned 8 weeks old yesterday and have had their first vaccinations, complete check up, and microchips implanted. Lunatik left the nest yesterday, and in the coming weeks, Liebe and Lego will fly home, and Linus will be picked up. Loki and a few more will hang out until March, and we are still in the selection process for the specifics of who is going where.

As we’ve stated in previous posts, we do NOT rush our puppies out the door. We keep them, train them, socialize them, build their ball drive, and expose them to prey bite work, obstacle training, and daily adventures in the woods. By the time the puppies are 12 weeks old, their price does increase a little bit to reflect the additional vet care and training they receive.

We had pups from the K-litter right up until August of 2018 (not including Bermuda Blue!) and we are just as committed to providing the perfect homes for the L-litter, no matter how long it takes.

Over the coming weeks we will post individual profiles of the puppies still waiting for their forever homes. We do receive potential puppy owner questionnaires on a daily basis, and we do reply to all of them. If you are interested in being considered for a pup, please send us a completed questionnaire.

Fresh out of the bath, Lunatik von der Leidenschaft, aka Red Girl, prepares to go home with her new mom.

Fresh out of the bath, Lunatik von der Leidenschaft, aka Red Girl, prepares to go home with her new mom.

January 2019 News!

Hello all! It’s been a stormy week here in New Brunswick and it’s had me looking to refresh our website banner in my “free” time! (as if!) lol

After cursing a few different collage makers today, I turned to Facebook and lo and behold, my friend has a sister in graphic arts! So I quickly ran through a bazillion dog photos (yes, that’s fairly accurate!) and sent off my favourite eleven.

Thanks so much to Sonya DeCesaris for putting together, in a matter of minutes, that which I failed to produce in hours.

The original banner was created to honour our beloved Degen von der Leidenschaft VPG3.


He was an amazing ambassador of the breed, and produced puppies with strong nerve, stable temperament, and incredible drives. He and his mate Ghira vom Klingsgarten IPO3 are featured in the centre of the new banner with paw prints around them.

With our kennel going “Natural” i.e. no longer docking/cropping/dewclaws we felt the need to update the banner to reflect our new look and our new imports.

new banner

The top row left to right features our 3 y/o German import Rogue vom Klingsgarten BH with her newborn litter, exactly below her photo is our Hugo von der Leidenschaft aka PSD Tyr, recently retired from Saskatoon Police Department. Peeking around the post of the steps is our first German import of 2018, Zia vom Lindelbrunn. Diving in to the water is our 9 y/o Glock von der Leidenschaft IPO3 as a 2 year old. Next is Ron with Glock at a training seminar in 2016. Finally in the top row is our newest German import, Zeus vom Goldbergsee.

In the bottom row is Ron doing puppy prey drive with Zia. The inset with the paw prints is Degen and Ghira. Next is our Jade von der Leidenschaft IPO1 with her nose deep in to tracking. Finally our Rogue doing a victory lap with the sleeve.

Our kennel name is the German word for Passion. We breed these dogs because they ARE our passion, and we breed them to HAVE passion. We do our very best to produce healthy offspring with strong drives, stable nerve, correct conformation, and amazing temperament suitable for every walk of life.

Currently the L-litter is 6 weeks old and in the coming week we will begin the selection process for the homes we have already approved. We are still accepting applications for some puppies. We are fussy. We will keep them before selling them to just anyone. And don’t consider yourself ruled out if you “just want a pet.” We like pets too.

If you’d like to be considered for a L-litter puppy, please do complete our questionnaire. We’d like to get to know you so we can choose the best possible mate for you.

I guess there’s something to be said for storm days… you get a website update! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’d like Sonya to do some graphic arts work for you, you can find her on Instagram @sonyadecesaris

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