Welcome to my pageOsa is a beautiful young bitch of the best European show lines with a spectacular pedigree.
I wanted a great female to breed Harry to, as well as be a great companion in her
own right. I found several great candidates in Germany. There
is a organization in Germany that specialized in the long
coats: http://www.lsvd-net.de/ . Their member breeders were very
helpful in finding a suitable puppy. I must especially mention the overwhelming
personal care from Ruth: http://www.beepworld.de/members97/vondenenzianwiesen/ and
Dagmar: http://www.house-barrett.com/index1.htm . Both these
breeders have their full heart into breeding the highest quality Long Stock Coat
Then there are the showline stock coat breeders that get the
occasional throw of a long hair. Long coats are like the 'red headed stepchild'
and not desirable to the professional stock coat breeders. Yet, in several
instances, I found where the breeders were especially attached to these "bad
boys". One, a very professional breeder, Victoria, in Oregon: http://www.kennelgold-berg.com/. She had a current litter
of wonderful puppies, several long coats, but she favorited and hid away one for
herself, who she called "Black Bean". As she said of "Black
"I do have one super coated female
with exceptional temperament and pigmentation with also very high profile
breeding. This female is something very, very, nice and I am tempted to keep her
for my own, she has always been a little spit fire and also very balanced with
people and children. The female I can not describe in very good words, she is
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL coated GSD I have ever seen at this point and her character
is flawless. I will not take less than 2000 for her with full breed rights. This
female comes from excellent German breeding with very good hip lines, the dam
has one of the very lowest Zuckwerks in all the GSD lineage and the sire, Arko
is known for his superb workability, excellent hip line and top production in
anatomy and color."
Black Bean (aka Osa and Terosa vom Gold-Berg)
Her father is VA Arko vom
pretty famous. http://gsdonline.com/bszs/index.php?sz=2127951
and many more pages
and commentary on him. He is considered the new wave after his grandfather Ghandi by some. He
lives in GermanyArko
The mother is a fine dog V Priska vom
Altenberger-Land. http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/443243.html If you know German
you can read about her extended family at this website. Priska has one of the very lowest Zuckwerks in all the GSD lineage. ( This is a 'value to the genepool' rating..the lower the better.)
I believe Priska was imported pregnant.
is a dominant alpha female. She feels she must be top dog..except for
Harry. She adores and emulates his poses and mannerisms. She has an
unshakable confidence in all situations. She does not yet show the
focus and working drive that Harry has. She breezed thru basic
obedience..when she wasn't trying to bully another dog. As I live a
very outdoorsy life with her, she shows great tracking and agility
ability. Not only is she good 'on the track', she is a keen 'air
scenter' following the sent with her nose high in the air. It is
incredible to watch her! She also shows alot of herding drive. She's
the boss, and she wants to herd dogs, cats...whatever.
guaranteed hips and elbows. OFA will not certify this until 24 months
of age; a few more months. I will soon have a preliminary X-ray review
available. I am confident in her hips, and fully guarantee her puppies.
Also note Harry is a 'rare' OFA EXCELLENT for hips.
We all hope this motherhood will mellow her a bit. She has been a high
energy teenager and very mischievous. Almost everything I own, from my
glasses to cellphone to legs on the table bear her toothmarks. We often
referred to her (with affection) 'Devil Dog', as she always seems to
dig up or chew your most valuable possession...how do they know?
Please visit the: Photo Gallery of Osa