Denali Kennels - Puppies that found
We do our best to keep up
with our puppies and the families that they live with. Here are
a few of our placed puppies and the owners comments. The
pictures are sent from the owners of the pups. We thought
it would be nice to share them. :)
Stories like these are why
Nemesis vom Denali
Call Name: Neme
DOB: 15 July 2010
Just wanted to give you an update
on Neme, she is such a fabulous dog!!! She is perfect
for our very busy family she is a GREAT companion for
all of us, full of energy and the best disposition we
could ask for. She goes to work with me quite often, and
she just brightens everyone’s day.
Just after these pictures were
taken (in fact the very next day on 1/22/11) she had a
run in with a bob wire fence while chasing down a
rabbit. Unfortunetly the bob wire poked thru her cornea,
she is healing very well, however will probably end up
blind in that eye, but don’t worry it hasn’t stopped
her. In fact you would never know anything was wrong
until you actually get close to her eye, she is still
go…go…go… If anything she just became more loved and
We are excited for this
year with Neme and will be contacting you come summer
time for another puppy.
Hope you enjoy the
pictures and we’ll talk to you soon.
Call Name: Jakota
I purchased "Bear", renamed Jakota,
back in March 1999. His sire was Jocko Shy-Boy Shadow
and Dam was Miss Heidi Von Eidson. I am writing to let
you know that last Sunday I had to say a very tearful
good bye to my best friend and adventure partner in life
for the last 11+ years. Jakota was trained in search and
rescue while I lived in Colorado and spent the last
couple years in retirement with me in sunny southern
California. Enclosed are some pictures that I thought
you might enjoy seeing. Jakota was an amazing dog and
changed many peoples perspective on German shepherds. He
was amazingly smart, a great protector and a beautiful
Although we are not yet ready to get
another dog we will be looking to get a new dog within
the next few months and are interested in a male dog
from the Kira vom Denali litter that are expected to be
available in October. We would be coming in from CA and
would love to be considered.
Thank you for providing the
opportunity to have such a great dog for the past 11
Krista Davis (was Krista Limbo when I
Call Name: Titan
4 November 2009
Here's a 10 month
picture of Titon for your website. Titon is the best dog
we've ever had. Fully alert and herds Skyler away from
the street when he gets too close to the curb. He has an
obsession with his Jolly Ball and Cuz toys. Training has
been awesome with him and he was the star of his puppy
training class with Jim from CoolK9's. We will be
getting back to training with Jim sometime this winter
for more in depth training/protection work.
Hope all is well with you and maybe
we can bring Titon out to the kennels to play.
Call Name: Gerda
18 April 2009
The flight was memorable.
Gerda charmed even the customs people by giving them kisses
whilst they were checking her for hidden bombs!!!
She lay at my feet sometimes on her back with her legs in
the air. She was without doubt the most relaxed passenger
on the flight.
Her behavior was exemplary and I even went to sleep.
We are waiting for David's flight to arrive - at Nicolette's
home and she has frolicked in the back yard with the hoof
and is now lying at my feet but on full alert listening to
the sounds of suburbia.
I tried to get a picture of her looking out the window at
the children playing but she was distracted when I stood up
to get the camera.
Will send photos when we get home,
Gerda is settling in very well. We are constantly amazed at her sweet
disposition and gentleness.
She romps happily with Tu-Tu who mostly is looking for an
opportunity to give her a nip.
We went on an hour long walk this morning and she was most
puzzled to see joggers going by. She looked at me as if to
say - what the heck are they doing - am I supposed to chase
We also did some grocery shopping together and everywhere we
go there are questions and comments on her beautiful looks
She collects shoes and stores them in her crate. She has a
very soft mouth and has not damaged anything. I do toss her
large plastic bottles and she has lots of fun with them in
She discover a few balls and has been playing with them too.
Had a little grooming session just to practice and she was
just fine with that.
I line up the dogs and give them each a vitamin and although
she's not sure what it is - Tu-Tu woofed it down so that's
good enough for her.
She had the squits so today I gave her the best part of a
chicken for some more bone.
She has chosen the opposite side of the garden for her
private toilet and happily trots out there to my praises and
She figured out the doggy door in about 5 minutes flat and
has bypassed the bell ever since.
As you can tell...we are having a ball and repeat our
grateful thanks for all your excellent advice and wise
I love my girl and am so very happy to finally have her home
More news and photos will follow,
Ferdia vom Denali
Call Name: Titan
DOB: 28 Feb 2009
I hope you and your family are doing well. Here's a quick update
on Titan's progress. First, he is doing much better on current
diet and he is growing like a weed. It took us about twenty days
to switch. Other than that he is doing exactly what is expected.
He came with an automatic sit as I never had to teach that
command to him. At 11 weeks we are able to hold eye contact
until released approx 15 sec, can do a sit-stay-come-sit with
walking away about ten feet at about 85-90% consistency, are
almost housebroken and is my constant companion unless sent
outside with the kids. And on that note we spoke extensively
about protection for the children being that we live on acreage
and are prone to wildlife visits. Our wild exploring two year
old son has "escaped" the backyard twice with one quick look
away and we are proud to say that Titan stayed by his side as
the two of them made it into the goat and chicken yard. This is
going out one gate, into the front yard, and through another
gate. I was watching the two of them just yesterday and that dog
just laid down about ten feet from him and watched his every
Titans days are spent at "doggie daycare" (aunt's house), going
with Greg to the office, or accompanying the babies to grandma's
house. So needless to say he is becoming quite socialized. All
of that and I'm still the one who is "his human". It is the
perfect combination. I couldn't be happier. Thank You for
everything you do and for keeping the breed standards high. Will
send pic's later.
Christine Kindell and family 24 May 2009
More on Titan. In our short conversation tonight there were
a couple of things I thought you might want to know about
Titan's personality. This dog, like his mother, LOVES the
water. When he was younger I would have to make sure the
bathroom door was closed tightly or he would find a way into the
2 and 3 years olds bathtub. And while he has outgrown this he
still will find a way into any sprinkler, hose or pool. Like I
told you before he does exactly what he was chosen for, guarding
the wild three year old. Interestingly enough the three year
old can call him back to his side and Titan will be there. He
alerts us when anyone comes up the drive but waits for our
reaction before he reacts. He also LOVES to "chase" bullets.
The first time we were target practicing in the backyard he
joined us and we had to keep stopping and changing where we were
shooting to keep him safe as he would chase the puffs of dirt
when the bullets hit the ground. He does have a strong prey
drive and is definitely not to be trusted when the chickens are
free ranging, but can be called off easily. He also enjoys
feeding time in the morning and follows me to the barn to feed
the horse, chickens and goats. His favorite part is ridding the
property of the rabbits. As far as our cats go if they run he
will chase but when they stop he just looks at them wondering
why the chase is over. He has been such a great addition to our
family and we couldn't be happier.
Enclosed is a six month old pic of Titan enjoying a mountain
lake in Wyoming. We took this on our road trip to Washington.
Christine Kindell 12 December 2009
Fea vom Denali
Call Name: Sango
DOB: 28 Feb 2009
Just giving you an update on Sango. She went for her vet
check up and vaccines yesterday, and is doing great.
Always getting compliments on her coat and body
structure. Personality is still fantastic. We are
keeping very highly social, and more than anything she
loves children. However she is selective, for example
just the other night I was in my son's room getting him
ready for bed and my husband was taking her kennel down
the hallway and she couldn't see who he was, she had an
alert bark and immediately went to the doorway to check
things out... she is by no means a coward and steps up
to the plate when she feels its needed. She then of
course calmed right down as soon as she saw who he was.
She's a very quick learner the vet and her assistants
were impressed by what all she has learned so far at her
age. She watches carefully how my son interacts with me
and tries her best to mimic that... coming over to sit
on my lap and then grumbling very softly almost like
baby babble, and when she sits in my lap she tries to
sit just like he does feet up and all. She has become a
wonderful addition to our family, thank you so much for
raising such great dogs.
- Eiland Family 28 May 2009
Once again I am emailing you with some updates on Sango.
She is doing great... 14 wks and about 25 pounds. I
wanted to say how wonderful she has been for us. Today
my son was outside running and he strayed away from my
husband and me. Sango was on her leash with me and she
went crazy, crying and trying to turn around. I of
course let her fall back with him and when she got to
him she tried to corral and heard him back in front with
us. I am so happy to see how she is watching out for
him. Also I wanted to add my husband took her to work
with him today and one of the soldier's he works with
over the past few months has been having extreme
panic/anxiety attacks as well as a seizure. Typically
Sango thinks everyone is the room is there to run and
play with her and she runs over and kisses them and
tries to get them to play along. This man though she was
very careful with when she walked over to him and sat
right between his legs when he was standing up, and she
remained next to him until she was called away by my
husband. I don't know if perhaps she sensed something
different about him.... due to his panic attacks or
seizures. It made me think if her possibly being a
therapy dog one day? Maybe it was just a fluke? I wanted
to tell you about this and also get any in put on the
subject from you.
- Megan Eiland 12 June 2009
Epos vom Denali
Call Name: Echo
DOB: 15 Jan 2009
Good morning Jen! The vet came over
yesterday for her "getting to know you" visit with Echo
and me. She fell in love with him! And, he seemed to
like her. She really appreciated the health information
card that you gave us. She did wonder what you had used
to worm him so she could have very complete records on
him. She was impressed with how strong and handsome he
is. We scheduled his next shots for April. Echo now
sleeps for 3 and a half hours at a stretch at night and
when we come back in from going potty he just settles
right back in with now fussing. He loves to help do
laundry though his idea of sorting clothes isn't quite
the same as mine, he is very good at taking the clothes
out of the laundry basket and putting them in piles.
His new discovery is unrolling the toilet paper and
stringing it across the house. I've attached a photo of
Echo surveying his yard. He is such a joy even when he
is getting into mischief. Thanks again.
Amy and Brian Carson 20 March 2009
Good afternoon Jen!
I thought I'd take the occasion of Echo's first birthday
to send pictures of him taken today and update you on
him. He's such a big boy. He's 27 inches at
the shoulder and weighs 85 pounds--all muscle!
Brian and I often joke about how someone came in and
took our little puppy and left this moose in his place!
He is the sweetest, most loving dog. He is also
incredibly strong and smart! His vocabulary is
incredible. Along with all the standard commands
he knows the names of all his toys, "greenhouse", "play
by yourself", "find (insert whatever you want him to
find here). He has been invaluable in finding my
keys, my cell phone, my shoes, my purse, etc. One
of his favorite games is to find either me or Brian.
He has an amazing tracking ability! He is still such a
puppy and goofball. He is also very protective of
me and watches out for me. He has seen me fall off
the step stool on more than one occasion so now when I
get the step stool out of the closet he does one of two
things: if Brian is home he gets Brian and brings
him to where I am by holding his wrist in his mouth.
(We never taught him this, he just started doing it.
He doesn't bite but holds your wrist very softly in his
mouth to take you where he wants you to go.) If I
am home alone he takes the legs of the step stool in his
mouth and pulls it back to the closet. In other
words, "You're not going up on that unless dad's home!"
He figured out how to open the french doors so he could
come in the house without us letting him in. He
hasn't learned how to close them yet but we're working
on it. He rings the bell when he wants to go
outside. We can leave him in the house loose when we
leave and know everything will be just as we left
it--nothing torn up, no accidents(though I suspect he
takes the opportunity to sleep on the couch).
I keep forgetting to tell you that we had his hernia
repaired in May. It was not getting any smaller so
when we had him neutered we had that repaired too.
Know that Echo is loved very much. He brings so
much to our lives and our home every single day. Thank
you for making our lives so much richer with this
Amy and Brian Carson
Carlin vom Denali
Call Name: Berg
DOB: 27 Oct 2008
I just wanted to check-in and let you know that we are
enjoying Berg tremendously. We've been through the first
phase of puppy training at Pet Smart and he passed
almost all of the skills. He has doubled his weight (now
at 39lbs) since he first came home. He's extremely
intelligent and strong as an ox. He's easily distracted
(reminds of me of a person with ADHD, LOL), but I'm
certain that some of that is just puppyhood.
Again, we wanted to thank you for your service and
professionalism and, most importantly, for raising great
dogs. I've forwarded you two pictures of him. His ears
are standing up!
Amy - 17 March 2009
Alain vom Denali
Call Name: Harry
Just wanted to give you an update on Harry (Kira and Highview
Griffy, January 2007) as he nears his second birthday. Harry is
an wonderful addition to our family- he has made the move with
us from Colorado to Michigan, and is our constant companion. He
goes everywhere possible with us, and is doing great at his
off-leash training. When we were still in Colorado, he went to
work with Scott most days and was an honorary and well-loved
member of Attack Company. Besides continuing to awe us with his
intelligence, he is a huge lapdog and has the best temperament
and more personality than we know what to do with. Plus, he is
absolutely gorgeous and gets compliments wherever he goes! He
will chase his favorite blue ball for as many times as you will
throw it, and is a complete bed-hog. We just love him!! We
hope to be contacting you again in the not too distant future
about getting a second puppy, maybe one related to him- we
noticed that his mother has some upcoming litters planned, and
that you still have his sister as well.
-Jeniffer and Scott
Yorath vom Denali
Call Name: Yuri
DOB: 26 June 2006
I wanted to drop you a
line and let you know how Yori is doing. The attached
picture is Yori at 8 months. (not the picture here)
He is everything I had hoped for and he has acclimated very
well to our busy household, which includes my 3 year old
grandson, two Shepherds, and our Maltese. He was a breeze
to house train and his elbow and hip x-rays “came out
Yori is a quick
learner in obedience and excels in agility. I’m excited for
what the future holds for us as a competitive team. I want
to thank you for your integrity and continued support. I
hope to drop by with Yori in the future for a visit.
Mary vom Denali &
Call Name: Zoe & Raven
Hey Jen! Just wanted to give you some good news about Raven
and Zoe. Both of them passed their CGC test on the first
try today!! We were so excited! They both just did
awesome! The evaluators couldn't believe how attentive and
focused they both were and said they must have come from
excellent breedings. They also couldn't believe I'd only
had Zoe for a couple months with how even tempered and
handler focused she was. They were both phenomenal!! So, I
just have to send in the paperwork to AKC and they will both
be titled!! YEAH!! The only part Raven had trouble with
was the supervised separation portion. I had to leave her
with a stranger and go outside for three minutes. She
whined for a little bit -- she is definitely a mama's girl!
-- but then she calmed down and patiently waited for me to
return. I have to admit though, too, Zoe has become quite
the mama's girl too!! She loves nothing better than to
cuddle now!! I just though I'd let you know! The next
steps for both of them are therapy dog classes for Zoe and
advanced tracking for Raven. We are planning on getting
Raven's TD this fall and Zoe should have her therapy dog
title hopefully by the end of the summer. I can't thank you
enough again for such wonderful dogs!! They are truly a
pleasure to have and to work! I'm so glad I was able to
provide the two of them with a loving home and with jobs!!
Thanks so much!
It was definitely very exciting! They just did
phenomenal!! I couldn't have asked for better watchdogs
and working partners and just good pets! They are so
perfect!! Here are some pictures of the girls taken
recently. Let me know if you have trouble opening them
and I will try to send them in another format. I will
send you pictures of them with their certificates when I
get them from AKC! How are all the puppies doing? If I
had room for a third dog right now, I'd definitely take
Zofie. She is beautiful!! Her coloring on her body
reminds me a lot of Raven's. What other litters do you
have planned for this year?
Talk to you soon!
Call Name: "Fi
Hey. I just wanted to send you an email to tell you about an
incident that happened today. I was outside in the front yard
playing with Venus today. We were playing a nice game of tug
when I noticed a guy and his young son (approximately 4-5 years
old) come around the corner at the end of my block walking a
dog. The little boy was holding the leash. Well, I knew what was
going to happen even before it happened. The other dog spotted
Venus and I, and pulled the leash out of the little boy's hands.
It came running towards us. So I picked up Venus and called Fifi,
who was just inside the open front door chewing on a hoof. Fifi
came outside and spotted the other dog running at Venus and I.
Fifi ran out into the front yard in front of Me and Venus, and
started growling and got her hackles up. This didn't deter the
other dog a bit. It kept coming at us. As soon as it got near
Fifi, she immediately went into attack mode. She grabbed the
other dog, which was a young weimariner (sp?) nearly Fifi's
size, and practicaly flung it down on the ground. The other dog
immediately went into avoidance and ran back down the block to
After that the man came over to me and told me he was going
to report me to the MP's. He said he was going to have them take
my "vicious" dog away. So I promtly told him that he didn't have
a leg to stand on. He had not had his dog under control and it
came into my yard to attack me and my puppy. He didn't like that
one bit. He left and took his dog, which look as though it had
been beaten with a whip, with him.
I thought this was awesome. I have never seen Fifi act like
that before. She is generally pretty neutral to other dogs. In
this circumstance, she did exactly what I hoped she would do.
Well, that's all for now.
Call Name: "Rowan"
Rowan is a spoiled rotten, back talking,
Mommy's dog that began her career as a seizure alert dog
the day she went home at 8 weeks of age - it just took
her new owners a few weeks to understand what she was
Family: Van Aken
Roc had been chosen as a physical
assistant dog for a client. His training
began seriously at 16 weeks when he was able to go out
in public to learn proper etiquette in malls,
restaurants, schools and other places of business as
well as to use elevators, escalators and stairs.
Roc's littermate Rowan is working as a medical alert dog
here in Colorado.
Roc's career as a balance dog was
unfortunately ended when a delivery driver entered the
property with no notice and hit him with a trailer.
His left rear thigh was broken (and very successfully
repaired!), the ball of his right hip was pushed clear
through the socket and his pelvis was fractured in at
least 2 places.
Roc's recovery has been remarkable as is
his will to live and DO everything. We were going
to opt to keep Roc as a breeding male since we
knew his hips were good prior to the accident, however
he is related to all but 2 of my breeding females!
Roc has been placed as a therapy dog for
an owner with panic attacks. He is a happy, outgoing, into
everything type of "pup" with an extremely HIGH pain
tolerance (he cried only twice from the time he was hit
through his recovery and was walking on the right leg
the day he was hit!). He loves attention, uses his
mouth, has nice house manners, is crate trained, house
trained, no begging, good with
cats/horses/dogs/cattle/sheep/goats/alpaca, loves kids
and is just a joy.
Libby vom Denali DOB
Young adult female returned due to previous owner's
change of circumstance. Excellent on leash basic
obedience - heel, walk on, sit, down, come, stay, leave
it as well as Gee and Haw (left and right) commands, still working on
LOVES children, good with livestock EXCEPT horses.
Crate trained, good in the car, seems to be completely
house trained. Good with cats and other dogs, not
an alpha female in any way. DOES NOT BEG!!
We had Libby sitting in the front seat floorboard while
eating on the way home and she totally ignored the
Top two pictures at 23 months. Bottom picture
at 3 months.
Impeccable manners in public, has been to malls,
hospitals & schools, walks stairs and handles escalators
and elevators without hesitation. Very aware of
what is going on around her at all times
Name: Shannon vom Denali
Call Name: "Shannon"
Location: Ellicott, CO
Family: The Webbs
Standard coated smaller female. She is a lovey, quiet pup
that already trail rides and has good ball drive, likes to
snuggle, is crate trained and is on the quieter side. She
is NOT an alpha dog and gets along with everyone.
Robyn vom Denali
Call Name: "Hunter"
Hello Denali Kennels,
thought you might enjoy seeing how Hunter has progressed since
his arrival to our family. Hunter Kodiak Denali- aka: Robin
Vom Denali; Born in the April 11th, 2004, litter is now six
months old. He is the newest member to our family and is a
great addition. Hunter brings much love, companionship, fun,
and lots of creativity to us and this surrounding environment-
it is amazing how they explore items you never thought
possible- he brings many a smile to your face. He has been
incredibly adaptable -goes to work with us, stays at friends,
and enjoys being with other dogs. Hunter rides well, loves the
mountains, hiking, exploring, and especially loves water
(anything from showers, baths, lakes, rivers, puddles,
pools and rain!). We start an obedience class next week for
six weeks. He is already mastering many commands and we could
not have asked for a better fit. He will go to the vets in
December to be neutered and I will send you the supporting
documentation so we can receive his AKC papers. Thank you for
being so good at what you do. He is the perfect fit.
Charlie vom Denali
Call Name: "Charlie"
Location: Telluride, CO
I bought Charlie from you in the
fall of 2000. He was around 8 months when I bought him, but I
can't remember his parents, maybe Merlin and Heidi. Charlie's
been wonderful. He has an abundant amount of energy which enable
him to accompany me running in the summer and backcountry skiing
in the winter. Charlie is always ready to go with me and has an
extreme sense of loyalty. He is my favorite companion and buddy,
always aiming to please. He is obsessed with fetching and will
retrieve anything thrown in front of him for hours. When the
thrower has had enough, we have to hide the frisbee to make
Charlie stop. At the age of 4, Charlie has hit maturity and
mellowed out a bit. He can relax at home when I am out, but he
always prefers bring on the go.
Here is a picture of Charlie on top of
Campbell Peak in March.
made it up with ease and followed us on our ski down.
While he looks serious in the picture, he also has a
goofy side that comes out often.
Just wanted to give a little feedback about
Charlie from our life here in Telluride, Colorado. -
Charlie at 8 months
Nestle vom Denali
Call Name: "Nestle"
Family: The Clouses'
Owners Comments: Nestle at 16 months is a
whopping 30 inches (much bigger than expected or planned) and
is still maturing. His ears are still "working" on
coming all the way up and he's still gaining weight to fill in
his large frame, at 80 pounds, he's still on the light side.
Newton vom Denali
Call Name: "Newton"
Family: The Diazs'
Penelope vom Denali
DOB: 19 September 2003
Family: Mr. Reedy
Comments: She's 60 pounds at 6 months on the day of this
Paddy vom Denali
DOB: 19 September 2003
Family: The Curtiss'
Paddy will be flying out to CA to join his half sister Nessie
and the Curtis household. They are eagerly awaiting the
arrival of this special little guy. He's had surgery on
his injured knee and immediately post op it was better than
they hoped for at full recovery!
Patti vom Denali
DOB: 19 September 2003
She is doing well. Around 30 pounds now.
I take her for a mile to a mile and a half walk twice a day
around the two ponds in our area. There are several other dogs
in our area that also go on walks, so she has some fun running
with other dogs.
James vom Kirschtal
Highlands Ranch, CO
"I don't mean to brag but I've already received four, yes four
big kisses from James! thanks!"
"Had to throw the (tennis ball the size of a bowling ball)
away because he started to eat it! We now use rubber
Kong balls. I played with him so much tonight that he
just laid down in teh middle of the yard and said, "I quit"!
He is fantastic Jen."
to mention that my neighbor is the head of the Colorado State
Patrol. He was cleaning his car tonight and James jumped
right in. SO, James and I get to go on a ride along with him
one night when he is on patrol. Brett thought it would be
cool to have him to intimidate any suspects. Sounds fun
Ivan vom Denali
Call Name: Ivan
I thought I'd write to tell you
how Ivan did. for about the first ten minutes after we left, I
could tell he was so scared at having to leave with strangers,
but eventually he laid down and went to sleep. Now for the big
news, NO CARSICKNESS! The whole way into town we were
expecting the drooling to start any second but it never did.
Anyway, once we got to Colorado Springs, we stopped at the
Petsmart and got Ivan a brush, new collar to match his cape,
new pinch collar (with the larger prongs), some liver treats,
some lamb treats, several toys, about 6 hooves, a backpack, a
foldable water bowl, and a huge pillow-type dog bed. We folded
the dog bed and put it in the floor of the truck to where it
was level with the seat, so that he would have more room to
Then, we went to the hotel and he was
wonderful. Unfortunately, he got a little more to eat than we
intended. For dinner, we ate at subway and I didn't like the
sandwich I got so I wrapped it up and threw it away. When I
went to sleep, I tied him to my wrist so that if he moved I
would wake up. At first he was ok, he even woke me up to take
him outside to use the bathroom. Unfortunately, when I woke up
in the morning, he had somehow gotten loose without waking me
up and had gotten into the garbage. He ate several pieces of
paper, an entire 6 inch roast beef sub with lettuce, tomato,
and mayonnaise, an entire bag of M&Ms and several dog treats
(he had chewed into the Petsmart bag.
So me and mom were
absolutely expecting the worst on the drive home and we were
prepared with plastic bags and paper towels. But once
again, he didn't drool, wasn't restless, and didn't get sick at
all! We think it may have something to do with having the air
conditioner up high, because if we turned it down, he would
start to drool, but would stop as soon as we turned it back up.
We didn't even have to give him one of those pills or make any
He also had his first three experiences inside places. I put
his backpack on and he went into two gas stations and a Wal-mart.
He was wonderful the whole time and didn't give me any problems
at all. By the time we got home, it was too late to take
him and my dogs to the park, so we kind of improvised, and
introduced Chaz (my Akita) and Ivan on the sidewalk in front of
my house. I could not have asked for better results. Ivan
immediately accepted the fact that Chaz was the dominant male
and Chaz was thrilled to have someone to play with. In fact,
they were playing so hard that when the were chasing each other,
Ivan tried to come to a stop in the kitchen and skidded about 7
ft right into the cabinets and it didn't even phase him, he just
stood up and dove right back in. My cat even accepted him with
no problems and they all got along so well that was even able to
let him sleep in my room outside of the crate.
All in all, he's fitting in very well and hopefully things
will continue this way!
Ivan has been placed as a physical
assistance dog. Besides the many favorable comments on
his looks, we were told he has the "perfect temperament" for
the job. Ivan's sire is working as a bounty hunter's
Nessie vom Denali
Call Name: "Nessie"
Family: The Curtiss'
Brief up date. Vet check she's perrrrfect but then I'm sure
you already knew that. Allen and I are amazed as to how well
she's adjusted. Dr. Burton was impressed with her and the fact
that she comes when called, crate trained (excellent last
night ) and that she fetches her tennis ball and brings them
right back to me. She's amazing, just amazing. Right now she's
sound asleep lying here next to me so contented and relaxed
(just let me try to get up she'll know ). Be sure that she's
loved and will be taken good care of... Nessie had her
first visit with the trainer. She got all A's. He checked
her prey drive...no problem, right on to using rib bones for
correct trng. She was so cute and so ... so smart. ( We were
told that she came from a good breeder ). Wants her to
socialize a couple times a week and work on correct trng.
techniques (me). Then at 6 months her trng. really begins.
This young girl is going to teach this old girl a thing or
too.... Nessie will be going all the way to master
Ms. Curtiss -- March 2003
Enzo vom Denali
Call Name: "Buddy"
Family: The Endress'
guys!! Enzo (aka Bub, E-dog, Fuzzlebutt, Stinky Head, Goon,
or Waggles) is finally settling in, and is doing great!! I
have been working with him quite a bit with non-verbal
commands... he has managed to get sit, stay, down, speak,
heel, come, and is able to stand in front of me with his front
paws in my hands... ALL on non-verbal commands! he is doing
quite well with the same in verbal commands as well. He has
pretty much stopped his temptations to destroy things when I
leave, in fact I spent 4 days out of town, while a friend
watched him and I was told he was an angel! He is also
becoming considerably more attentive to outside sounds and
disturbances.... All-in-all he is really growing into his
personality, and has been able to distinguish between work and
Endress -- September 19th, 2002
Harri vom Denali
Call Name: "Harri"
Location: Denver, Co.
Family: The Andress family
"We just wanted to drop you a line to let
you know that Harri is doing well
and to send you a few pictures. He had a visit to the vet on
finish up his shots, The vet says that he is in fine shape. He
also visited the trainer today for an evaluation and will be
starting class next Thursday. The trainer said that he is a very
even tempered and intelligent dog and should take very well to
-- Jason and Samantha --
February 23rd, 2002
Picture taken at 2 years
Harley vom Denali
Call Name: "Harley"
Location: Fraser, Co.
Family: The Robinsons
We just wanted to get in touch and let you know how well Harley
is doing. We took him to the vet today. He finished up his
puppy shots and weighed in at 38 pounds. He's doing good
with house training, etc, and is really playful with
everyone and other dogs. We have been enjoying him a lot,
even when he's naughty. I've attached a picture. It's not the
best but, you can tell what a good looking pup he is."
-- Seth and Emma -- February 6th, 2002
It's been a long time since we sent an up date on Harley Vom
Denali aka "Byron"! Well he is loving it here in the mountains
of North Carolina, and is still great company and a lot of fun.
He loves going to work with me and he cannot get enough of the
lakes and rivers out here, in which he just loves to swim in!
We are planning on, in the near future getting him a buddy
and thought that we could not go wrong, getting another puppy
from Denali Kennels. We have been checking your website
regularly and when we saw the information of the upcoming "w"
litter we thought that it would be a great opportunity for us.
Could you please send us any additional information that you
have on this upcoming litter and what we need to do in order to
reserve a male from the "w" litter. We plan on taking a road
trip out to Colorado to pick up the puppy as soon as it becomes
available, we beleive this will be around July according to you
We are very excited to bring another Denali German Shepherd
into our home and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Seth Miller & Emma Robinson - 14 January 2005
Dierdre vom Denali
Call Name: "DeeDee"
Family: The Hudsons
"Dee is doing great!!! Everyone
loves her. She's been going to work with Randy. She absolutely
knows when he's ready to leave and beats him to the door."
--The Hudsons -- January
Casey vom Denali
Call Name: "Storm"
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Family: The Messicks
"Just wanted to let you know Storm
is doing great on his 2nd birthday. He has more character than
we know what to do with and is way too smart for his own good.
He is getting a doggie cake today. We will e-mail you some new
pictures as soon as we get our scanner hooked up."
--Scott Messick -- November 19th, 2001
Darth Arimus vom
Call Name: "Darth"
Location: Indian Hills, CO
Family: The Blaines
Alphons vom Denali
Call Name: "Duke"
Location: Kiowa, CO
Family: The Fishers
Axel's Pride vom
Call Name: "Scooby Doo"
Location: Pueblo, CO
Family: The Mills
So true... Just when you need it the most,
and just when you expect it the least, an angel
can appear. And sometimes, instead of wings,
they come on four legs and wearing a fur coat.
Scooby was my angel but I did not realize it
until he was gone. Thank you for the greatest
dog I have ever had in my life.