MEET Silas v.d. Bären
F: VA Mongrif Legacy “Milo”, IGP3, Kkl
M: V Jolene v.d. Bären, IGP2, Kkl
We are overjoyed to officially welcome this incredible puppy to our family!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Amber McDonald for breeding such a happy, friendly, and handsome fella. Silas hasn’t stopped exploring and wagging his tail since he arrived.
And, puppy kisses galore!
6 week old Silas
Photo credit: Amber McDonald
Silas is a wonderful mixture of his two parents. He is confident, smart, and spirited. Both his temperament and personality are top-notch. He has excellent prey and play drive.
Silas enjoys looking for an adventure but doesn't stray far from us. He is very curious and never hesitates when meeting new friends.
When Silas met Capo the bond was instant. It was as if he already knew our plan was for Capo to be the mentor to his understudy, Silas.
We are so thrilled and honored to have a super Milo puppy!
VA Mongrif Legacy “Milo”, IGP3, Kkl (normal hips/fast normal elbows)
VA1 Denmark, 2022
VA3 Germany, 2022
VA1 Germany, 2023
With the retirement of Mina’s sire, Grizzly Vom Herbramer-Wald, Milo is arguably the best sable dog in the world today. Milo placed first at the Denmark Sieger Show in 2022 and third place at the German Sieger Show just one month later. He was shown three times between Sieger Shows and placed first once and second twice. In one of the shows, he finished behind the legendary Grizzly.
Milo has been shown eleven times since the 2022 German Sieger show and has won first place every single time. Milo has also proven that he can work. His IGP1 scores were 93/88/95. He has completed his IGP3 which is the highest Schutzhund title a dog can earn. Milo won his class at the 2023 BSZS in Nürnberg, Germany, and is now officially the BEST long coat male in the world!
Milo’s impressive resume reflects the true greatness of this dog. I watched him grow up remotely through the marvelous connectivity that social media provides. I have dreamed of one day being lucky enough to have one of his puppies in our family. Silas was the only sable puppy born in his litter and I was immediately smitten with him.
V Jolene v.d. Bären, IGP2, Kkl (normal hips and elbows)
Jolene has earned both her V rating in the show ring, and IGP2 on the working field. Everyone who meets Jolene immediately comments on her temperament. Besides being gorgeous, Jolene is a confident, sweet, happy, and friendly dog. Jolene’s litter with Milo is a striking example of how combining the right bloodlines together results in splendid, perfectly balanced puppies.
Jolene’s sire Krisu, is a two-time VA2 dog and was SG1 at the 2018 German Sieger Show (BSZS) in the young adult class. Additionally, both of Krisu’s parents are VA dogs with IPO3 titles. Jolene’s mother is a beautiful female with an impressive pedigree. Her VA sire comes from the impressive, VA Enosch von Amasis. His VA1 father sire, Ober von Bad-Boll, is the grandson of the great VA2 dog, Quantum Von Arminius.
Milo's Breed Survey:
Big, strong, substantial. Good body proportions, strong, well-formed, expressive head. Dry and firm. High withers, good back line, and the croup is sloping with good length. Very good angulation in the fore and hindquarters. Straight front, good chest proportions. Straight in the front, narrow in the back with powerful replenishment, he shows very good strides. Safe begin. TSB pronounced. Gray male with a well-formed strong head and correct overall conformation.
Sire: V Team-Dika’s Extra
Dam: V1 Fritz von Oasis
Jolene's Breed Survey:
Medium-sized, medium-bodied, dry, and firm. Very good building conditions, very good expression, very well pigmented, very good character. Strong head, dark eyes. High, long withers, straight, firm back, good length and lay of the croup. Very well-angled fore and hindquarters, balanced chest proportions, straight front. Stepping straight, she shows very powerful, fluid gaits with very good grandeur. Secure nature, TSB pronounced.
Sire: VA Krisu vom Patzenbuurg, IPO3, Kkl
Dam: V Oriel Clark, IPO1, Kkl
Milo and Jolene complement one another so well, both structurally and in temperament and personality. Conformation and work are solid, and Silas should inherit those great qualities.
8 weeks old
Photo credit: Susanne Henning Jepsen
Mina and Capo’s mating produced our first all long coat litter at Centennial German Shepherds. Esra was the only sable out of four puppies and we knew from day one that she would be staying here with us. Inherited from both parents, she is food, toy, and praise driven, along with displaying intelligence, confidence, and a desire to please; all qualities we strive for in our puppies.
Along with her beautiful sable coat, she was born very vocal and immediately took on the role of “alpha puppy”. Capo and Mina come from arguably the two top long coat lines worldwide, and the opportunity to combine them together was a thrill for us. Both Capo and Mina come from VA parents and all four of those dogs have earned the highest working title obtainable; IPO3/IGP3. Equally impressive, those dogs have also been awarded the show rating of VA multiple times.
Capo was presented at the World Show (BSZS) in his sire's progeny group (2019) and placed SG13 in a very competitive group of males. Mina placed SG10 at the BSZS in 2021 before coming to us from Germany.
Esra is the granddaughter two time male World Champion Ian Vom Kleinen Zauberberg on her father's side, and the 2021 female World Champion Esra Von Der Burg Aliso on her mother's side. Besides her impressive heritage on paper, her personality and character are flawless; demonstrating a fine example of the breed.
Look for Esra in the show ring while she begins puppy foundation training in preparation for her journey toward achieving her working titles in the future.
Esra was the only sable puppy born in our “E” litter out of V1 Margman Dacapo and SG10 (BSZS) Mina Vom Länderspiegel.
Esra at almost 6 weeks old
4 month old Esra
12 month old Esra