Current Breeding Dogs
Granite von Zobel Haus
Otto is one gorgeous dog with a huge heart! He absolutely loves his people, is great with dogs, and adores all children. Otto is medium drive and loves his ball and tug ropes. He is a gentle giant (90 pounds) with good working drive and such a sweet demeanor. Otto has shown a calm, protective nature when strangers approach his home. He is social with everyone once introduced and highly social in public. Otto is incredibly obedient and eager to please his people. No matter what Otto is up to, he will drop everything and come running the moment he is called. He loves to use his nose and will do anything for a treat! You will not find a more loyal companion than Otto. He shows a strong natural affinity for therapy work and is a natural "velcro dog". We are very excited to have Otto's sweet and loyal genetics in our breeding program. He is rated "Good" hips and "Normal" elbows on his preliminary OFA report. He is negative for DM. Otto is certified for Building Narcotics Detection through the ASCT. He has his Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen Advanced, and Canine Good Citizen Urban titles.
Osa of Granite Mountain
Osa is a gorgeous dark sable female around 65 lbs. She is the daughter of Koda and Nalla and a blend of East German and Czech working lines. Osa is a loyal, intuitive companion with high prey drive who loves tug, scent work and affection rewards. Osa loves to please her handler and excels with a reward-based training. She is great with kids, farm animals, other dogs, and people. Osa is such a loyal companion and a dedicated shadow to her people. She is an incredibly easy dog to handle and train and has an excellent off-switch. She has a beautiful, compact, and agile composition that makes her great for agility work and endurance. Osa does not slow down in heat, cold, long hours, or fasting - nothing slows this girl down! Osa's puppies are perfectly suited for therapy work, scent work, agility, obedience, Search and Rescue, and active family companions. Osa has her Narcotics Detection Certification for vehicles and buildings with the ASCT. Osa is rated "Excellent" Hips and "Normal" Elbows with the OFA. She is negative for DM.
Sasha Klara of Granite Mountain
Sasha is an absolute sweetheart with a ton of character. She is smart, sassy, affectionate, and eager to please. Sasha's perfect day would consist of training, hiking, playing, and cuddling up in your lap. She loves her people and adores children. Sasha is social and playful with other dogs and a general delight to be around. She is mildly protective when the situation calls for it and social with people and animals the rest of the time. This girl has drive! Sasha will do anything for her favorite reward - the ball. She has the demeanor, drive, off-switch and heart to go just about anywhere in her training. Sasha would do well in therapy work, service work SAR, agility and detection work. She packs a lot of character into her 75 pounds! Sasha is certified for Narcotics Detection in Vehicles and Buildings with the ASCT. Sasha will make great dual-purpose family dogs with excellent working potential. Sasha is DM negative and rated "Good" hips and "Normal" elbows with the OFA.
Phonix Aus Der Asche
Kovacs is the perfect example of a well-rounded German Shepherd with great working drive and an excellent off switch. He is owned and trained by Karin Wagemann at Nine Realms Canine Training in Spokane. Kovacs stole his trainer's heart and she decided to keep him as one of her own dogs because you can't let a perfect shepherd like this go! He is social with all people and with other dogs (males, females, and puppies). Clean and quite in the crate/house and great in the car. Environmentally solid on slick floors, stairs, tight spaces, uneven surfaces, elevated spaces, dark rooms, gunfire, etc. Excellent on and off switch and balance in protection and very clear headed. High ball drive and high hunt drive. He has full, firm, and hard grips on a sleeve, suit, and hidden sleeve. He can handle a lot of pressure from a decoy without issue. Very in tune with his handler and level headed in all situations. This is a go anywhere do anything dog. He is so well rounded and clear, he could be a personal protection dog, police dog, or service dog. Kovacs is a certified patrol dog through the ASCT. Kovacs is 80 lbs and his titles include: ASCTI Patrol Tracking, CGC, CGC-A, CGC-U. Kovacs and Karin plan to continue their training towards French Ring and PSA. Kovacs is DM clear, has Penhip scores of 0.25 and 0.27 (this is similar to a Good or Excellent score with OFA) and OFA preliminary normal elbows.
Up and Coming Dogs
Onyx Moon of Granite Mountain
Onyx is the daughter of Zoja and Kovacs and has stolen our hearts from the beginning. This girl has a ton of drive and character that is perfectly balanced with sweetness and sociability. She is the type of dog you can take to any social event and can learn any new environment quickly. She loves kids and fetch above all else. Onyx is fascinated by water and has a habit of swimming in pools and water buckets. She is a confident girl with an independent streak and is eager to learn. Onyx is a great prospect for SAR, tracking, detection, agility or advanced obedience and has a very level head for protection work. She also shows the resiliency and nerve for Schutzhund or French Ring. With her level head, sociability, sweetness and quick learning, we also expect her to produce some great service dog prospects. Onyx is an excellent addition to our pack who we could take many different directions. We plan to breed her after her health testing and titling is completed in late 2024/early 2025.
Koda of Achilles Granite Mountain
RETIRED: Koda of Achilles is an 85 pound Black and Tan from Czech working lines. He is an even-tempered medium-high drive dog with strong nerves and a reliable off switch. Koda is a natural family farm dog who enjoys protecting his animals and watching over his family. He is well-mannered when introduced to strangers, gentle with livestock and cats, and loves all children. He has high ball and search drives and loves to work. Koda produces beautiful pups with strong nerves. He loves playing search games, hiking through the woods, and watching over his farm. Koda can be trusted to read his handler's body language and protect when needed or be polite when his protection is not needed. He is smart, strong, loving, and willing to please! We are lucky to have a dog like Koda in our breeding program. Koda is certified for explosives detection for vehicles and buildings through ASCT. He is rated "Good" hips and "Normal" elbows.
Rzoja of Highlander Bluff
RETIRED: Rzoja (Zoja) is a 75 pound medium-high drive silver sable from Czech working lines. She has an excellent off switch for family/farm life which she passes to her pups. She loves absolutely everything from dogs to people to children. She is a social, amiable dog in all situations and a natural mama dog. Zoja has SOLID nerves and a steady temperament. Zoja enjoys protecting her farm from predators, hunting chipmunks, and playing mom to anything small around her. She loves a good snuggle and a soft bed. She is a work horse in drive mode and loves to track! Her line 2 breeding is a testament to her strong scenting abilities, which she passes to her offspring. She produces solid black, sable, and black and tan pups who will make great family, farm, or working dogs. Her medium-high drive pups with a reliable off switch, sociability and love of work make Zoja's progeny excellent multi-purpose dogs. Anyone looking for a gentle giant German Shepherd with excellent working potential will love one of Zoja's pups! Her level head, solid nerves and social demeanor also make Zoja's pups well-suited for service work. Zoja is certified for Search and Rescue with the ASCT. Zoja is rated "Fair" hips and "Normal" elbows with the OFA. She is DM negative.
Nalla vom Barras Granite Mountain
RETIRED: Nalla vom Barras is a 65 pound red/silver sable who will do anything for her handler. She is a medium-high drive, LOYAL protector with a dedicated bite from East German working lines. Nalla has great ball and search drives and produces pups that are best suited for active homes. Her pups have gone on to enter many realms of service work and Schutzhund competitions. She produces dark sable pups. Nalla is VERY athletic and eager to please, no matter what is asked of her. She is a dream to train and work with! In Nalla's perfect world, we would do nothing but train and cuddle. She produces absolutely gorgeous pups who excel in training, especially in therapy work, agility, bite work, nose work, protection and sport activities. Nalla’s pups are best suited to a positive only training experience, with gentle corrections used only when necessary. Nalla is DM negative. She is rated "Fair" hips and "Normal" elbows.