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!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cliff DAREs to Go to School!

K9 Cliff and handler Brandon Stoughtenger did a demo at the D.A.R.E. graduation for a fith grade class at a local school today.  He was a real hit!  Many people associate Cliff with his video on Youtube Extreme Police K9 where he looks, well, like a beast!  And he is a beast in protection work, but like a really great German Boxer should, he has a solid, reliable, friendly temperament, and is extremely trustworthy.  He loves kids, and enjoys doing these demos where he gets to meet his adoring public!

New Police K9 Boxer!

Sabiye von Bachbett, son of National Sieger Arames vom Messingsberg, SchH2, DPO1, FH and Police K9 Heline vom Talersberg, SchH2, DPO1, has followed his mother's footsteps into a career in law enforcement.  Sabiye will be working as a dual purpose (drug and patrol) K9 in LaCrosse County.  He is pictured here wearing his K9 Armor vest donated by the Wisconsin Vest A Dog program, that makes these life saving vests available to police dogs at no charge!  Thanks to these folks for their great work!  And good luck to Sabiye and handler Brandon Stoughtenger in their career together as a team.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2011 ABC Successes!

Congratulations to Anja von Waldstadt (Arames vom Messingsberg X Josephine von Bachbett), owned, bred, and trained by Renee Williams, and littermate Ava Josephine von Waldstadt, owned and trained by Elisabeth Lonergan, on their successes at the American Boxer Club Nationals!  Here's a video of the girls in the parade of titleholders!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday UVW von Bachbett Litter!

Today we wish a very "Happy Birthday" to...
Udo Josef,
Ulysses Samson,
Ursa Mukki,
Vanessa Mae,
Virginia Countess (aka Vonnie),
Wily, and

One year ago today, Sofia delivered our biggest litter in over 20 years of breeding, eleven sassy, healthy baby Boxers! Here's a picture of the very tired Mom and her active brood of seven girls and four boys!

May they and their owners all have a long and happy life together!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Congratulations to Sula von Bachbett, new CD!

Kudos go out to Scott Hurley and our Sula von Bachbett who finished her AKC Companion Dog title today!  The team did it in three trials, in three days, starting on Friday!  Their first leg was a 196.5 out of 200 and a 2nd place in class. (Beat by wife Carmen Hurley and her Rottie girl Noel).  Saturday was leg number 2 and a 1st place with 197!  Then today, the team sewed up the new title with a 195.5 and another 2nd place (yes, Carmen and Noel again in the top spot!!)  Congratulations to Scott and Sula (who is the daughter of Arames von Messingsberg, SchH2, DPO1, FH1 and Police K9 Heline vom Talersberg, SchH2, DPO1), and to Carmen and Noel.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday T Litter von Bachbett!

One year ago today, Shawnee gave birth to our "T" litter, sired by Cliff. Happy First Birthday to Titan, Tex, Troy, Tegan, Tawny, and Tugg! I would have loved to add a photo of them to this blog, but Blogger will not allow me to upload images today! Oh well, trust me, they were very cute!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

2010 Favorite Pic!

To the Chinese, 2010 was the Year of the Tiger, but at Bachbett Kennels it was the Year of the Puppy! Seventeen of them, to be exact, and so it is no surprise that my favorite photograph that I shot last year is an image of one of our puppies. Hope you like it, too!
I turned the original color photo into a black and white image, but kept the pink petunias and the eye color of the pup. Pups at this age have that bluish tinge to their eyes, and I think it is quite striking. What do you think?
Although the color version of this photo has been on our web site for some time, this is the first time I have published this B&W version.