is out of our female Tikka and a Granddaughter of our male Aiko.
Faith is from Tikka’s third and last litter. She stole my
heart right from the beginning. There were 2 females in this litter
and I had always wanted a dark sable. Faith lost no time in making
sure that she stole my attention every time I would sit and watch
and cuddle with the puppies. She regularly climbed into my lap
and stayed there for as long as possible! She was a puppy full
of life and this has not changed much as she has matured! She
loves to work, however, she also loves to cuddle and spend time
relaxing with us in the house and on the couch, or chair, or floor,
or bed or anywhere she can find someone! She LOVES people and
keeps us smiling and laughing.
is a very alert dog and does not miss much! Faith is also the
most agile dog I have owned. Even as a puppy she would jump over
things and through things. As she aged, she started to jump higher
and higher until one day she found that she could easily jump
over the fence to my sheep pens! It was /is the cats that actually
motivated Faith to first jump the fence, however, when the cat
disappeared over the back fence to the field, Faith found that
the sheep were fun to run after! Thankfully, Faith is a very sensible
dog and a gentle dog and even though she spent what seemed like
considerable time ‘working’ the sheep on her own at
times, she never hurt them. In a very short time, the back fence
that separates the yard from the sheep pens increased in height!
Thankfully, Faith has not chosen to jump this very high fence!
I also decided it was time to start Faith’s herding career
a short time later. Faith now loves to ‘tend’ the
sheep from the outside of the pen when she is not inside with
me working them. She is very calm, likes to watch the sheep and
think! I love that fact that Faith is a thinking dog and that
she loves to play with other dogs and can do this with no aggression
sire is Arek v Adler Tal, better known is “Brinks.”
Brinks is a gorgeous black sable. One of the traits that really
attracted me to Brinks was his stable temperament and his non
aggressive behavior to other dogs, including other intact males.
One of my first meetings with him was at a picnic for friends
and their dogs and there was Brinks running and having fun with
over 20 other german shepherds! Brinks also loves to work, however,
he also enjoys quiet times at home laying around with his ‘family’
(both human and dog!). He is not an ‘over the top’
dog, in fact, he is more laid back than many working dogs. He
can turn it on when it is needed and relax and enjoy life when
he is not working. Brinks spent many years working as a certified
Explosive Detection dog working on the Cruise Ships at the Vancouver
Ports as well as at the Ferry Terminals in Vancouver. Brinks retired
recently and is now enjoying a more laid back life with his owner.
dam is our girl, Tikka.
There is SO much I can say about Tikka. I am so thankful that
Faith takes after her mom in so many ways. For more on Tikka,
please visit her own page here:
will find Faith’s siblings doing a variety of things:
– Flex is a RCMP Certified Explosive Detection
and Security dog. Flex spends most of his time working on Vancouver
Island at the Nanaimo Ferry Terminal. Flex is certified hips and
elbows. OFA Good.
– lives with his owner Karleen in Aldergrove, B.C. You will
often find Frisco and Karleen out in the fields doing tracking.
He has earned his Canadian Kennel Club TD and TDX tracking title.
He is now working on his U.S. Tracking titles as well as Variable
Surface Tracking. Frisco is OFA Good hips /elbows.
only sister lives on Vancouver Island with her owner.
When you don’t find them swimming in the ocean, you will
find them enjoy working/training in Agility and Obedience.
– better known as "Axel" lives
with his owner Carissa in California where he enjoys training
in the sport of Schutzhund throughout the school year (his owner
is a teacher) and spends his summer swimming and boating at the
lake with his extended family! I had the opportunity to spend
some time with Axel and Carissa this past June. They were involved
in their Schutzhund Club’s Dogsport Weekend. This is where
‘helpers’ from various states get together to work
the dogs in the bite work phase of SchH. I have been hearing great
things regarding Axel’s work and it was a real privilege
to see this first hand. Below are a few pictures I took
of Axel in Schutzhund training and there will be video
of him working coming real soon. Ferox is OFA Good.
Another brother- lives in Vancouver, B.C. with
his owner and enjoys being worked/trained in tracking.
brother lives in Central B.C. where he lives a spoiled
life with his owners.
brother lives with his owners who run a plant nursery.
He gets to spend time greeting people and having the run of the