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Past Females, Faithful and True

TAG VON HOFFNUNG, BH, CDX, SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG, H.O. T. Handler owned, trained, and titled. OFA Good. Her name means, “Day of Hope”, hope of finding people who are lost or missing in Idaho and Washington. Tag has the sort of outgoing friendly personality with beautifully balanced nerve required for this important work. Able to think independently, yet willing to heed the requests of her handler, Tag is outgoing, affectionate, and smart enough to learn any task. Though retired the summer of 2006, Tag’s great characteristics are being carried on by her son, Max, our current Search and Rescue Dog……Back from retirement, Tag achieved her AKC CD Title May, 2007 and her CDX title in May. 2008. Tag is in the pedigree of our dogs, Max, Chinook, Piper, and Bristol.

 “Wessa”  USA VOM ERZENGEL, RS-N, JS-N, GS-N ASCA AGILITY  H.O.T. Handler owned, trained, and titled.”Wessa” along with her daughter Chinook are our Agility dogs. Talk about a dog who has variable surface security, Wessa has no hesitation on obstacle equipment. Her pedigree is filled with tremendous DDR and Czech dogs including Lord vom Gleisdreieck, Chuligan z Pohranicni Straze, and Don Vom Haus Iris. Penn Hip certified.

“Chinook”  JANIKA CHINOOK VON HOFFNUNG JJ-N, JS-N, GS-N, ASCA AGILITY, Rally Novice Title AKC,  OFA Good,  H.O. T. Handler bred, owned, trained, and titled, is the daughter of our own Max, the Search and Rescue Dog, and Wessa. She is being trained by our daughter in Agility. Chinook is granddaughter to our beloved Tag von Hoffnung BH, CDX, Search and Rescue and Dagger, the medical alert dog.

Kindra vom Haus Kohl, Schutzhund BH, AKC CD, RN, and RA,  OFA, H.O. T. Handler bred, owned, trained, and titled, is the pup we kept from Jake and Dakota’s 2007 litter. Granddaughter to both our awesome black stud, Strongheart “V Imo vom Werraufer SCH III, FH” and Dagger, the medical alert dog, she has the genetics we treasure.  Kindra is being trained for AKC Obedience Competition. With her focus, drive, and devotion, she is one of the most fun dogs to work with.

TRACE VON HOFFNUNG CGC Search and Rescue Dog, is our daughter of Hero (Nat’l CH Kanas Kenei Van den Heuvel SCH I, CDX, Search and Rescue Dog), the puppy we kept back specifically for her working drives and pleasing temperament. 

Sonar of Candle Hill Shepherds


We feel so fortunate to have Sonar, full sister to Sunny (Sunny von Hoffnung BH, CD, RE), and daughter to our wonderful dog, Jake (International Champion Jake vom Kanas CD, RN, JJ-N, BH). Both Jake and Sunny have many performance titles, typical of that bloodline, so easy to train with their willingness to please and intelligence to learn. Sonar herself, is a powerful female, strong on the tug, and zealous for work.