It’s been a busy start to 2019 with 13 precious babes to care for. Mom and the L-litter kids are doing amazing! Pups have been moved to a larger area with more room to play and grow. The weaning process is well under way with Rogue giving comfort suckles a few times per day.
Personalities are beginning to emerge and each day reveals a new marvel. This evening I was enjoying (?) a vigorous bare arm bite with strong prey shake by the smallest pup in the litter! I never get tired of watching these amazing little creatures show their amazing bloodlines.
We do still have a few pups available to approved homes. They are ready after February 2, 2019. As always, our puppies remain with us, train and socialize with us, until the best home is secured for each and every puppy. We do not rush our babies out the door.
Inquiries can be made via our Facebook page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For reasons unrelated to the dog and his performance, we have a yearling male available for a WORKING HOME! Please contact us for more details.
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our L-litter, 8 boys and 5 girls! Born throughout the day on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
Dam – Rogue vom Klingsgarten BH
Sire – Glock von der Leidenschaft IPO3
Much thanks to our friends Alyssa Lanyi and Suzie Ann Gibbons for their help throughout the day.
Details of the litter are available at Working Dog! We will be reviewing applications again this coming week now that we know what we have available. We do not accept deposits until the litter is one week old.
If you would like to be considered for a pup, potentially there are a couple still available. Please complete our Potential Puppy Owner Questionnaire.
Visit us on Instagram @leidenschaftkennels, or Facebook, or Twitter for the most up to date details.
How has it been more than a month since my last update?!? Wow the time has flown by this year.
We might, but I doubt it, have 10 more sleeps in us before the L-litter arrives, due December 7th! Rogue is doing fantastic and as of last Friday (week 7 weigh day) has gained 16.5 pounds! She is completely on track with last year.
7.5 weeks pregnant! :)
This year is a little busier, with Zia and Zeus still requiring a lot of attention to become model citizens in the house and out. Having the new back steps built from the upper deck to the lower has been a huge help, meaning we don’t have to juggle dogs to get the puppies in and out. This means less stress on Momma-to-be.
We have a growing list of serious contenders for puppies, but we still welcome your questionnaire if you’re interested in being considered for the L-litter.
In other news, our beautiful Bermuda Blue finally left the nest and arrived at her new home on November 16th. She is already adored by her humans and 4 year old Sambuca (Sammy).
Sambuca and Kahlua (theme much?) 😉 aka Blue at home in Bermuda.
If you’re tired of waiting for updates here, you can usually find something new posted each day on Facebook, Instagram @leidenschaftkennels, and Twitter! Come on over and join us!
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all of our family and friends. On this gorgeous day I am so thankful for our beautiful land, and these amazing dogs who share it with us.
Ron with “Blue”, Zia, and Zeus.
We are also excited to announce that we have mated Glock and Rogue this weekend for what we hope will be a successful L-litter due on December 7, 2018. This is a repeat of our last litter, and there is already so much interest in this litter we are worried we won’t have enough puppies to go around! If the timing is right for you for a February arrival, please do complete our puppy questionnaire, or if you already have, please state your continued interest.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for regular updates!
A day late and several dollars short… our new (and last for awhile!) baby Zeus vom Goldbergsee arrived at our home in Canada from Germany on August 31, 2018. It’s been a busy few days getting him on Atlantic time and establishing his place in the pack.
It’s been an exciting weekend in Germany as the Deutsche Meisterschaft for Riesenschnauzers was held on September 1 & 2. The winner was Zeus’ daddy Xaro von der Schonburg! In third place was Zia’s aunt, Kara-Mia vom Lindelbrunn!
Also in family success, Rogue’s uncle Nelson vom Klingsgarten won the FH competition (highest degree in Tracking!) in Germany.
More details can be seen on our Von Der Leidenschaft Giant Schnauzers Facebook page!
Happy to report our Glock von der Leidenschaft, Jade von der Leidenschaft, and our German import Rogue vom Klingsgarten, have all been cleared of Dilated Cardiomyopathy via DNA testing. Results should be available soon on each dog’s listing at The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
Our newest baby, Zia vom Lindelbrunn will be tested once her registration papers arrive from Germany.
Stay tuned next week for another announcement! 😉
And then there were none!
Happy/sad to report Kricket will leave for her forever home in the US early August.
Blue remains in our care until the fall when she can head to Bermuda.
Fresh off the plane from Germany, Zia is our newest addition. She will begin her IPO training immediately, and upon successful completion of health tests, will join our breeding program. We are excited for this new addition, and grateful to Gerhard and Heide Funck for trusting us with one of their own. We hope you will follow Zia’s progress here, on Facebook, and on Working Dog.