Born: January 19, 2004
Top scores are Tracking 100, Obedience 93, and Protection 98
* 2006 O.G. Indianapolis Schutzhund und Polizei, High SchH1 and High in Trial
* 2006 Mideast Regional Competitor, SchH2 Mideastern Regional Champion
* 2007 O.G. Indianapolis Schutzhund und Polizei, High FH with 97 points
* 2007 Mideast Regional Competitor, 2nd place High Obedience with 94 points, in bitework respected backhalf helper John Bochenek stated "Stuka was the dog who really brought it! He clamped down even harder in mid air. Stuka...that is one radical animal. Straightest, fastest, most committed longbite of the 2007 Mideastern Regional...and you can quote me on that."
* 2008 O.G. Landseite, High IPO3 with 96-85-96=277
* 2008 HOT Championship Competitor, named a Helper's Favorite Dog
* 2008 AWDF Championship Competitor, awarded the Helper's Favorite Dog Trophy
* 2009 AWDF Championship Competitor, named a Helper's Favorite Dog
* 2009 O.G. Indianapolis Schutzhund und Polizei, perfect 100 points in tracking, with a 282V SchH3
* Stuka has been asked to be used as a Helper Tryout dog for numerous Regional and National
events, as well as for the 2008 WUSV. When the Judges want the Helpers tested, they call on
Sportwaffen K9 is proud to own the always powerful Stuka vom Enckhausen SchH3, IPO3, FH, Kkl1, HOT. Stuka is full power and drive and the total package when it comes to a working line German Shepherd. Stuka's drives are incredible. He has extreme ball and food drive, very strong natural aggression, hardness, and incredible fight drive. Nothing phases him. His temperament however is perfect and he is very social. Stuka is incredibly fast in all he does, comes like a freight train in the longbite, and his grips are always packed into the back of his mouth and crushing hard. Around the home and kennel he is an awesome watchdog and watches over our family. Stuka is Handler Owner Trained by Nate Harves from a 7 week old puppy to a National Level SchH3 Competition Dog.
As a stud dog, Stuka has tremendous blood pumping through his veins. His father is the legendary '00 and '02 National Police Dog Champion Stormfronts Brawnson, SchH3, IPO3, DPO2, WPO, FH1, Kkl2. Stuka is Stormfront Brawnson's strongest son. Brawnson was extreme power, all the time. Brawnson was described as "a piece of steel with fur wrapped around it." I had the pleasure of working with and being around this dog and he was incredible. Besides being a top level sport competition dog, more importantly Brawnson was a highly successful police dog. Brawnson worked the street as a police dog in one of the most active K9 units in the country until over ten years of age. Mike Diehl, the former owner and handler for Brawnson, stated that Stuka is the strongest Brawnson son he's ever seen.
Stuka is also a grandson through his motherline to the powerful and great Asko von der Lutter SchH3, IPO3, FH1, Kkl1. Asko was the 1st place winner at the 1998 Bundessiegerprufung, the 2000 FCI, and the 2000 WUSV! He was 2nd place at the 1999 BSP and WUSV. In 1998 he took fourth place at the WUSV. Asko was an absolutely incredible dog that has produced more top level sport dogs in the world than any other living stud of his time. At the 2006 Bundessiegerprufung in Bochum-Wattenscheid I saw approximately 15-20 sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters out of this single stud out of a total field of 126 dogs! Asko was an amazing competition dog, an absolutely incredible producer, and lived to be almost 14 years of age. He was an absolute living legend of our time, and a pillar of the modern day working line German Shepherd.
Here's a picture of Stuka x Jenny daughter Laila von den Sportwaffen. She is 15 months old and will be titled in the next months and enter Sportwaffen K9's breeding program. Laila can be seen on this website by clicking here and you can follow her training progress by clicking here.
This is the kind of news that as a breeder makes me very happy! Nova von den Sportwaffen is now a narcotic police k9 in Arizona. Go get em Super Nova!! Join the ranks of countless other Stuka progeny wearing the badge!
Born: December 22, 2010
Nova von den Sportwaffen was bred here at my kennel and raised for training as a narcotic detection police K9. She was bred out of my male SG1 Stuka vom Enckhausen SchH3, IPO3, FH, Kkl1 (son of two time National Police Dog Champion Stormfront's Brawnson) and import Facka z Vysneho Caju ZVV1. She was born on December 22nd, 2010 so she is just under one year of age. Her hips and elbows have been xrayed and passed normal-normal. She is extremely social and would be a dream at locations such as schools and airports because purchasing agency would have zero liability of any problems that can sometimes be present with K9's and instead would have a PR dream dog. Nova loves everyone, is very friendly and affectionate, and she loves to hunt dope. Nova was trained and certified on 7 odors of narcotic detection:
Lastly, on 12/17/2011 Nova is documented as having a live street find on the interstate at night and positively alerted to the presence of narcotics in a vehicle traffic stop resulting in the arrest of two subjects for possession of heroin and paraphernalia! Under one year of age, good hips and elbows, vet checked, certified on 7 odors, obedience trained, with a live street find on a vehicle stop already under her belt. My patrol K9 alerted to the vehicle. Nova was taken to the vehicle and offered the same indication in the same location as my proven street patrol K9, resulting in the heroin. What more could you ask for? (Pictures and Video below)
Nova in Vehicles:
Nova Detecting 5 Narcotic Finds:
Here's two pictures of two Stuka x Facka puppies, 8 months old. The darker one is a male and the lighter one is female:
Here's a picture of a Stuka x Facka female 8 months old in training for Search and Rescue:
This is 19 month old Stuka son, Felon von den Sportwaffen.
Stuka produces typey puppies with great drive and intensity. Below are pictures of Dixie vom Reichtal, from the 2008 breeding of SG1 Stuka vom Enckhausen SchH3, IPO3, FH, Kkl1, HOT and SG Aja vom Reichtal SchH3, Kkl1. Dixie and her mother Aja are owned by my good friend Richard Greba.
Here's a picture of her brother already looking very serious in the bitework:
Here are a couple of six week old littermates from the breeding with Jenny von der Langerts SchH1:
Below is a male from an outside breeding with a showline female:
The first video is Bello showing very high drive for top sport at only 11 months of age! Extreme drives, and perfect gripping. He had only done bitework with me twice when this video was made. What you see is not training; it's genetics! The second and third videos were taken at 19 months of age and were the fifth and sixth times he'd ever done bitework. We introduced him to the bitesuit and to the square table. Bello returned OFA Excellent prelim!
Here's another Stuka son at only 11 months of age. He has seen bitework 3 times before working on me in the video, each time on different helpers at different locations.
Video of 12 week old Stuka x Aja son showing extreme drive and perfect gripping during ragwork!
Here's a picture of 23 week old Stuka x Cheyenne daughter Farah von den Sportwaffen:
Stuka x Cheyenne daughter Farah von den Sportwaffen, showing extreme drive, powerful gripping, and something else Stuka puts into his puppies......speed!! :
Here's a video of Farah when she was younger, showing really nice intensity and fast strikes!!
Below is a video of Stuka with daughter Farah and son Loki working side by side. This was from a breeding with Cheyenne vom Severusbrunnen:
Video of 15 week old Stuka x Cheyenne son showing the same extreme drive and perfect gripping during ragwork! These illustrate multiple Stuka progeny from completely different females and breedings, over different ages and periods of development, all exhibiting the same extreme drives and perfect gripping behavior! Let there be no doubt, Stuka is a producer!
Today is a day I have feared for years and years. I hurt so much. I cannot express accurately the pain in my heart.
I was delivering a puppy to a good friend in South Carolina a few days ago. A very nice puppy that is a grandson to my old competition male Stuka. Stuka was born on January 14th, 2004. I got him at 7 weeks of age. I knew immediately that he was something very, very special and loved him immediately. That dog and I had such a connection and so many tremendous memories. As a competition dog we achieved many titles and showed in many trials. Stuka was named the Helper's Favorite at National events an impressive 5 times and anyone that respected strong dogs always tipped their hat to him. All his drives on a scale of 1-10 were a 15. The dog had an unbelievable ability to easily withstand extreme pressure and stress. Amazing fight drive in all he did. He proved himself on the street as a police dog after his sport career ended. I'm not a police officer anymore. But when I was I was a K9 handler. I'd take Stuka with me here and there when my other dog needed a break and when I ever called upon him he always came. This same dog that could impress the best helper on a sport field, and go to real life just as impressive, was gentle as a lamb to my little girl and would make her complain "Daddy, Stuka tried to lick me."
My friend watching my kennel while I was away called me. She told me she thought something had happened to Stuka. Of course I immediately jumped in my truck and raced through the night to get back to his side. We got him to the vet. After a few days of tests and prayers we finally determined that my Stuka had cancer. Always the fighter, always the warrior, this magnificent German Shepherd Dog, he had fought it as long as he could. And always the loyal friend, he made sure he waited until I was at his side before leaving.
I laid with that old dog out on green clover underneath a beautiful sky. I fed him nice lunch meat. I stroked his sable fur. I ran my fingers through that lion's mane as I cried. I gave him his precious ball he loved so much. I talked with him and we reminisced there on a sunny day of all the great times we had. I told him over and over how much I loved him. How much I respected him. How much he meant to me. How I'd never be able to replace him. How brave he was and how brave I was trying to be for him and that I was gonna be his friend again and not let him suffer. I thanked him for all he had ever done for me. I wrapped my arms around that old dog's neck and held him tight as we laid in the sun. We laid there together. I told him it was ok and not to worry for me, that I'd see him again someday soon. He nestled in to me and held his ball. I whispered into his ear, kissing his face, and telling him all the things I wanted him to know. I waited until his beautiful eyes told me it was ok and he was at peace, and I sent him home. As I held him sobbing, a lone cloud in the sky came seemingly out of nowhere and shadowed us there on the ground. It made me look up. The cloud looked just like a dog running with a handler and an outstretched arm behind him directing him forward. I smiled, and my friend that was with us laughed with me. We knew it was Stuka's way of telling me it was ok. And that he didn't hurt anymore. He was young. And free. And wanted me to smile and remember the good times. I cannot express accurately into words how much I love that dog, and how much reverence I have for him, what a special place he will forever hold in my heart, and how much I miss him. I love him so much it hurts.
The "always powerful" SG1 Stuka vom Enckhausen SchH3, IPO3, FH, Kkl1 HOT trained. RIP my Stukaboy. January 14, 2004 - October 8, 2014.
We Have A Secret
"We have a secret, you and I
that no one else shall know.
For who but I can see you lie,
each night in fire glow?
And who but I can reach my hand
before we go to bed,
and feel the living warmth of you
and touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths
and see ahead of me,
your agile form racing with the wind
so young again, and free.
And only I can see you swim
in every brook I pass,
and when I call, no one but I
can see the bending grass."
~Pet Loss Poem, Author Unknown
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