Monday, April 30, 2012

We're Gonna Have Babies!

We are so excited!  Our Eicke vom Silvertbach, who certified as a Narcotic Detector Dog at a March United States Police Canine Association trial, has been positively verified as pregnant by ultrasound!  The father of the litter is Adonis vom Grand Kevin, SchH3, FH, ZTP, AD, aka "Toni".  The babies are due to arrive around May 22nd.  Eicke has not slowed down too much yet, but she IS getting bigger every day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Awesome Tracking Job!!

Police K9 Sabiye von Bachbett and handler Deputy Brandon Stoughtenger got called out to do a track late one afternoon this week following a break-in.  The team tracked the bad guys for TWO MILES through winter wheat, woods, and river bottom.  While on the track, they recovered a bag dropped by the robbers, containing crow bars and masks.  The team pushed the three guys right into the arms of waiting deputies that had set up a perimeter around the search area, resulting in the arrest of the three.  Here is a picture of Sabiye with the recovered stolen items valued at $4,000.00.  What a great job!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Disaster Dog Test Training!

Congratulations to Jodie Alwin and her "Java", (a daughter of our Irco), on their successful disaster dog training recently! Here's the story in Jodie's own words...

"I went to Illinois today for the Disaster Relief Dog test. It was an incredible experience. Hardest testing we ever did. Started at 8am and finished at 6pm. There was everything from Helicopter landing 50 feet from the dog, firemen with their darth vadar masks with oxygen, boat rides and smashing dog on dog in a bus. Literally.   Java just shined at everything.

There are about only 60 of these dogs in the nation. She is such a good dog. She was the crowd favorite (including with the German judge). We started with 21 dogs and ended up with 10. Big group actually.

So thanks again for this dog. She is so incredibly special and has touched so many people (she made one evaluator cry). Technically she is not a titled DSR dog yet as we need to go to a real disaster before we can get our title."

Hooray for Java and Jodie!!  You go, girls!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Irco!

Our big, handsome Irco vom Weiten Land, SchH3, IPO3, FH turns 11 years old today!  A happy, healthy boy, we wish him many more years!  Here's a photo I took of him a few weeks ago.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bachbett Boxers in the News!

K9 Cliff vom Grand Kevin is retiring from the LaCrosse County Sheriff's Department, and young Sabiye von Bachbett will be covering Cliff's "beat" from now on.  And of course, Sabiye's sister, Shawnee von Bachbett, has been sworn in as a deputy in neighboring Trempealeau County, where her and Sabiye's Mom, Heline vom Talersberg, is ALSO an active police K9.  And this past week, all of the K9s made the local news, with articles in the LaCrosse Tribune and in the Trempealeau County Times.  Here is a link to the Tribune article on Cliff and Sabiye and it includes a photo of the two together.  Unfortunately, the Trempealeau paper does not have a web site, but here is the picture of Deputies Shawnee and MacDonah. Congrats to all and a very long and happy retirement Cliffer!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Deputy Dog!

Shawnee von Bachbett is pictured here with her handler and the judge at her swearing in ceremony last night.  Judge John Damon, (who also swore in Shawnee's Mom Heline several years ago), gave Shawnee the oath during the monthly meeting of the Trempealeau County Board.  Shawnee and handler Deputy Travis McDonah then went out and promptly got their first three drug arrests!  Good job!

Not to be outdone, brother Sabiye, one of LaCrosse County Sheriff's Department's K9 Boxers, did a successful criminal suspect track last night as well.  Also new to the job, this was Sabiye's first track.  Another good job- congratulations Deputy Stoughtenger!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Law Enforcement Family!

Here's a picture of K9 Heline (center, with handler Deputy Tim Wilson), and her two law enforcement offspring!  Daughter K9 Shawnee von Bachbett is on the left (with handler Deputy Travis McDonah), and son K9 Sabiye von Bachbett is on the right (with Deputy Brandon Stoughtenger).  Shawnee will be hitting the streets soon, as a tracking and narcotics detection dog.  Sabiye is a patrol and narcotics detection dog.  And Heline has gotten an "upgrade" to full patrol apprehension dog, as well as tracking and narcotics!