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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.

INDY VOM HAUS KOHL, Schutzhund BH  H.O. T. Handler bred, owned, trained, and titled. OFA Good, is the daughter of our own Strongheart (V Imo Vom Werraufer SCH III, FH) and Bree zum Alten Hof, CD. Both sides of her pedigree are filled with the best of German working dogs proven in competition.  Indy is serving as a Personal Protection Dog in Washington.

Piper von Hoffnung, OFA Good, from our 2008 litter of Max, SAR, the Search and Rescue Dog, and Wessa, JS-N, GS-N, RS-N, is a protection dog and my husband’s personal companion. Piper is granddaughter to our beloved Tag von Hoffnung BH, CDX, Search and Rescue and Dagger, the medical alert dog.

 Mica Vom Haus Kohl, is granddaughter to our own “Strongheart” V Imo Vom Werraufer SCH III.  Her bloodlines include many notable Schutzhund competitors including several who performed at the SV Bundessieger. She now lives in Vermont.

ROSE VON HOFFNUNG, German A-stamp for hips and elbows, DM clear.  Rose is a beautiful, stable, gentle girl.  Her coloring is deep mahogany and black, but it is her temperament that will melt your heart.  With a calm inner core, Rose is the sort of dog that is a pleasure to be around.  For work, she is a natural and focused tracking dog. Rose is daughter to our own Int’l CH Macho vom Haus 2nd Hillsview BH and Mokka vom Kistha Haus.

MOKKA VOM KISTHA HAUS, 100% DDR,  is a very dear and calm dog, yet one who is pleased to work.  She has the robust build indicative of the line of Lord Gleisdreieck as well as a thinking intelligence. Mokka is working in Agility.

Whiskey von Hoffnung, CGC, A-stamped for hips and elbows, is daughter to our wonderful dog, Jake, Int’l CH Jake vom Kanas JJ-N, RN, CD, BH.  Whiskey herself has a happy and playful personality, making her a delightful companion. Whiskey is now being worked and training in AKC Obedience, Agility, and Nosework.  She already has achieved her Trick Titles, Novice and Intermediate. So proud of this girl!

“ELSA”, DAISY VOM WESTERVENN CGC, OFA EXCELLENT for hips and OFA normal for elbows. Outstanding pedigree, desirable temperament, robust build, and thick bone, deep red and black coloring.

CASSIE MAX-MASTR BH, CGC a beautiful black sable long coat female we had imported from the Czech Republic.  Cassie’s pedigree is filled with outstanding performance dogs and she herself manifests confidence and a strong desire for work as well as a loving disposition.

BRINK VON HOFFNUNG continues the fourth generation of our breeding program with a pedigree that sports the best of our bloodlines, dogs that showed their dedication both in work and in heart. Brink’s pedigree includes Piper, Sunny, Jake, Tag, Max, and Wessa.


TRIPOLI VON HOFFNUNG, A-1 stamped for hips and elbows, DM clear, in training for Search and Rescue, is the long coated bi color female pup we kept from Magnum and Mokka.  Tripoli herself is a happy dog, willing to please, playful, and with a great work ethic.

NTERNATIONAL CHAMPION KELLY VON HOFFNUNG CGC, OFA was that special puppy that we had been hoping for out of Macho (International Champion Macho vom Haus 2’nd Hillsview, RN) and Kindra (Kindra vom Haus Kohl, CD, BH, RN, RA), two dogs very dear to my heart. Kelly will be staying here at Candle Hill Shepherds. Both Macho and Kindra are dogs I have trained and titled myself, creating a special bond. (retired)

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION KOA VON HOFFNUNG CGC is the daughter of our own INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION CARDINAL VOM SPARTHOF RN, RA, CD, THDN, CGC and Mokka (Mokka vom Kistha Haus). She has a very sweet lovable personality. She loves to please and is a pleasure to work with. She was able to get her CGC at 6 months of age.  She has beautiful structure, with large bones and superb coloring. She is a full littermate to Boone von Hoffnung.

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION BRISTOL VON HOFFNUNG, German A-Stamp for hips and elbows.   Bristol is the beautiful pup we kept from Cardinal(International Champion Cardinal vom Sparthof CD, RN, RA, THDN BH) and Piper, continuing our line of dogs from our original pair, Tag and Dagger, and carrying their desirable qualities through Max, our beloved Search and Rescue Dog, and Wessa to Piper, Bristol’s dam. Bristol herself is delightful, a calming companion in the house and a go-to girl  for fetch or a walk outside.

HAVEN VON HOFFNUNG CGC OFA EXCELLENT, elbows normal, is another  incredibly beautiful daughter of Int’l Champion Cardinal vom Sparthof RA, CD, CGC, THDN.     Haven  has nice drives for work  and is also a great companion.

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION DIAMOND VON HOFFNUNG CGC, RN, CD Diamond is the handsome black and red pup we kept from Boone and Kelly.  Her temperament is happy and kind, eager to play a simple game of fetch or go for a walk.  She is a great companion, calm in the house, intelligent and loyal.

OAKLEY VON HOFFNUNG CGC is an incredible gift to us from our dogs, Hero (Nat’l CH Kanas Kenei Van Den Heuvel SCH I, CDX, Search and Rescue Tracking Dog), and Piper von Hoffnung, daughter to our beloved pair Max and Wessa, granddaughter to our first magnificent dog, Tag von Hoffnung, SAR Dog, CDX. We are so excited to have these two bloodlines put together in one package, which is Oakley.

HERO’S MOXIE VON HOFFNUNG BH, NAP, NJP, OFA hips EXCELLENT, elbows NORMAL.   Like her half-sister Oakley, she is an incredible gift to us from our magnificent dog, HERO. (Nat’l CH Kanas Kenei Van Den Heuvel SCH I, CDX, Search and Rescue Tracking Dog). Moxie’s grandfather Jake, on her dam’s side, is another notable Candle Hill dog.  Hers is a powerful pedigree, filled with old European lines of significance, including Alk vom Osterburg Quell and Lord Gleisdreieck, as well as Hero’s sire, Norbo Ben Ju. Though Moxie is no longer in the breeding program, she is a delight to work.