Stella's "Pepper" Logan Von Winston
For Sale: $0.00
9-5-22: Pepper has been through hell and back and for a 'sensitive' over thinker, it devastated him. He was too young and impressive to have gone through a severe let down. The new owner put this sensitive male in a home with another dog that was a pistol and did not get along with him, thus the man and woman that owned that little dog hated and feared Pepper so Pepper did the only thing he could do and that was to slink around and be as invisible as possible, not interacting with these 'human beings' and their pack dog. Being a piece of clay without blemishes, this dog was now being molded to deal with life as he saw it. His only 'rock' was the new owner and the rock crashed, fell and broke his leg/hip. The home territory went into a frenzy, the police and ambulance rolled in and Pepper was scared and cornered with his 'rock' on the ground and without any protection or 'safe anchor/base'. He now must defend his only Safe Rock, his owner from this turmoil and defend him he did !!!! Just like he was suppose to! I am so proud of him, but.......... He had to be cornered and shoved into the old man's room to stay there, without any human approach, nor food, nor water? (so i heard) Until his 'rock' should return.
The old man loved this dog and Pepper bonded to him as a dog will. The 'rock' of his life took him EVERYWHERE with him. Pepper was the happiest in the back seat of the xtra large pick up truck! He was fed good meat and the old man was teaching how to 'fetch' a ball. Most of the time, i believe he was off leash in the back yard with his rock' but needed to be on leash around the smaller dog to walk through the house and into the bedroom where his 'rock' lived.
While his Rock' was in the hospital, we got a call to come help them with Pepper and we rushed out to go get him. We didn't know the trauma until Samantha Gage got there and saw the damage. Pepper would not allow anyone in the 'rocks' room so no one had gone in. Sam entered the room and sat down on the bed and called pepper to her. This is when he KNEW what he was trained to do. He came into her body and hugged her. She put the leash on him and he was ready to go. All he needed was a friend, some help and he was driven back to the farm.
At the farm he was a mess inside him, i could see this so i put him in a kennel by himself, small enough that he could not run and hide. He had to face life now and he was safe and back to the familiar place where he grew up. It was going to take some time to cool down all this 'stuff' inside him. He paced, he jumped, he whined, he was nervous for anyone to approach him, even me. He wanted to come see me but he was afraid. He did not know what to expect. There was no 'schedule'. There was no consistency in his life now, so... back to step one. Let's make a schedule and keep on it.. Soon after a month he was back on track, but still uncertain with humans. I asked everyone to go in and sit and pet him only when he sat up and did not crawl on the ground. He needed confidence built up in him so that he can come to me with a proud soul. I would not pay attention to him if he crawled, only if he put his head on my lap. He jumped around in his nervousness, pounced and did a happy dance. (nervous). I would not tolerate that. "you get NOTHING until you act properly''. Soon he was calm and today he is back to his old self.
He is still on touchy ground and NEEDS someone that can do what is needed to help him get over the issues he still has going on in his memories of life outside the kennels.
He has been neutered and even that was a chore. He growled at the attendants. He probably had to be muzzled but they did not tell my daughter if they did or didnt muzzle him. They said, he bit his flew area. I never saw a dog bite the flew area of the mouth, but ok. It is more like the tie down was too tight? But i was not there, so i can not say for sure.
What this boy needs is someone to show him the world in a safe way. From a sitting and observing distance AND to not allow him to show any signs of aggression. To actually BE HIS ROCK and not to let him down. To take charge of him and his feelings as he is not a dominant dog, he is a follower. He will keep you safe. He will tell you when you are sick if you pay attention to him and read him. He NEEDS someone to read him. To hear him.
So this is what i am looking for. He is FREE to this kind of person. You can not bluff me or him, we will know it. He needs a STRONG person that can tell him to stop growling, its ok and mean it. Then reward him for correct behavior.
This dog is special to me. He is the world to me. He can stay here forever if he needs to, but... I am sure there is someone somewhere that needs him as much as he needs them. He is a gift.......... of love and misunderstanding. He is a baby boy. He loves to cuddle on the bed with his rock and will give his life for you. <31-17-22: Pepper is the best dog a person could have. He is bonded to his owner and no one else. Though he is friendly to everyone and loves to be petted and talked too, he will stay devoted to his person. He is extremely intuitive and can feel your vibes.. He is in tune will all people and animals and has this as an instinct inside him. He will be able to tell if you are hurt, injured or depressed. He would be able to alert you to anything you wanted him to if............ you know how to reach him. He reads body languages. He has sharp ears and eyes and is a thinker. I kept him and bred him for a reason, he is that good. He does not resemble a mastiff. He looks exactly like a wolf and everyone will agree and even argue with you, that he is indeed a wolf! Of course he is not. I have used him and overly used him to breed all my girls with, (he is that good)... His coat and color are DIRE WOLF.. He is not too large, not too big either. He can jog a bit and will hike at least 30 min or 45 min until you train him one step at a time. Easy does it. He is not really a hyper dog, but he can be hyper in short spurts. He is more of a thinker and doesn't want to displease you. He wants and needs attention. He is not a 'baby' he is more mature and never was a baby.. I don't keep 'babies' i like a mature pup and this guy was the one. I would keep him if i could. Even though his ears never went all the way up, he holds them back like an irish wolfhound and to tell you the truth, he does look more like the IW than his mastiff x dad. He got the OTHER genes...
I also think once he is bonded and part of the pack.. he would put his life down for his master. He should live up to 15 years without any medical issues. He is a solid dog and i love him.
He is up for sale to the best person ever.. If you have ptsd, you will love this boy.. He is 'safe'.
5-25-20: Fourth pup born. Black silver sable. Black mask.
6-30-20: Pepper is a middle of the road pup. A tad bit standoffish as he should be at this age, but that will not be for long. He is bold and inquisitive enough to come forward now. Showing his growing nature and coming into his own. He is all about himself at this age. What ever it is he wants, he will figure out how to get it. He is extremely intelligent. He is not the boldest in the litter, YET.. but he is learning.
He is a striking pup and doesn't know how great of a pup he is yet, but he will. He will not ever be aggressive and will be a puppy for up to 3 years. He will lift his leg about the age of 13 months old and you might not need to neuter him if you do not wish to. He will be a stallion of a male. Ears will/should be erect.
6-7-20: All pups went out into the den outside and collars have been taken off so nothing can happen to them. We shall see who survives and who comes out first and last. Small pup. Smallest male in litter.
6-2-20: Silver gray with black points. white chin, feminine face. Did not like to be placed on back. Squirmy. Cried a lot to be put down. wanted mom. a very nicely put together pup. beautiful.
5-30-20: White throat. 2 w/rear feet. silver peppering on coat.
5-25-20: fourth pup born. Black silver sable. Black mask
NemexII - 6-14-20; 6-29-20; 7-6-20; 12-12-20
Dhalp+Cvk - 7-6-20; 7-20-20; 7-30-20
Duramune Max 5 - 12/27/2021
Aug. 2022 Neutered . Amoxicillin. Very sensitive to this neutering. He was upset when he got home.
(May 25, 2020)
|Intelligence (process of thought)||9|
|Pitch of/Vocal sounds||8|
|Whining and talking back||9|
|Dominance/aggression towards humans||8 He was rehomed and came back an 8 instead of a ten|
|Challenging owner/trainer||10 He knows weak people and will dominate them|
|Dominance/aggression towards other dogs||8 Intact|
|Dominance/aggression towards smaller animals||7 I would not trust him|
|Soft/hard bite (mouth)||9|
|Emotional sensitivity||7 Came back from a rehome with a lower score than what he went out with.|
|Ease of training for the average person||10 Was a 10 before he was rehomed. Now an 8|
|Velcro (not wanting to wander)||8 is devoted to this farm and me. Intact male new score 6|
|Genetic hyperness or Energy level (pacing the fence line)||10 Was a 10 before his rehome. Now a complete mess. 5. Will come out of it soon.|
|Investigative or inquisitive (independence)||10 doesnt care.|
|Stubborness (doing what it wants instead of what you want)||9|
|Eating of feces||10|
|Sanitational pooping in the designated spot||10 Never in house before he left us, Now he is not trusted inside.|
|Age of life||10|
|Retrieving or carrying objects||9 Came back not retrieving.|
|Digging||10 Might dig out.|
|Conformation||7 Conformation is nice as he has matured. Still on the small side but throws large pups|
|Girth of Skull||10|
|Length of Tail||9|
|Topline||5 Not Long Enough|
Pepper X Lori 2021
About the Litter (American Alsatian)
11/15/2021 They are on their way!!
11/9/2021 Lori is having the time of her life in the house, getting chicken, goodies and lots of love! She is due any day and we will be keeping the site up to date, as well as Lois's Facebook page (if you have not friended her, you can do so at https://www.facebook.com/schwarzkennels)
11-27-21: Ok, here is the update on the Lori x Pepper litter. BETTER THAN THE PARENTS is what we have here! As we figured, but as breeders we have to assume the worst and wait for the best. Again, we have DIRE WOLVES...............Since we kept 4 of Qleanna's pups to be absolutely sure we would have pups from all that i have done before this, we can sell all but one. But which one? Everyone but the white face pup has scored HIGH on our AmAlsatian charts and this is why it is so difficult for me to 'choose' which one stays. So how we go from this now is... Who do we NOT need..... This is now coming from a 'breeders' view, not as a pet owner or DireWolf owner as all pups will be direwolfish looking as i predicted when i kept the four out of Qleanna.
I am extremely clingy with these pups and i am not easily going to let them go. You are going to have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to get one away from me.. Ok... So, as a breeder we do NOT need a female.. (lucky you that want females !).. Those will be the first up for sale. As a long time breeder i shall keep ONE female up in price (just in case) as we do NOT want to not be able to bounce back if (God forbid) something should happen to any of these pups, so now i can put prices on the females. [This is how we do our choosing and pricing]. Go to each pups page and the for sale page for prices as they come down...At six weeks old we shall have our pick and all prices set... Thank you for loving my dogs <3
12-7-2021 All puppies and Lori were wormed with NemexII
1/6/2022 Please see the individual puppies pages for additional notes.
Pepper X Elsie 2021
About the Litter (American Alsatian)
Elsie was bred to her brother 'Pepper' in her first season in hopes of getting any fox project pups. What we ended up getting was Saigon duplicates as Saigon was the grandmother on both sides (4x) which quadrupled all dogs down the line in the Saigon's pedigree. We also doubled Winston which is and F-1 out of Englsih Mastiff lines so we ended up getting some very LARGE puppies which blew me away.
Saigon is not a really LARGE dog, so i thought she would make smaller pups in the uplines, especially since the mother of these two dogs "Stella" was not a large dog herself. Put that together with the INBREEDING going on, and i figured we would get small pups. Well that did not happen. We got DIREWOLVES...
At the time of this writting, her brother is now a mastiff direwolf, with a very thick neck and broad shoulders. He was the runt of the litter! Go figure??? Very slow growing into his own.
Elsie herself was slow in growth and both Pepper and Elsie were what i considered the 'runts' of the litter.
We were going to keep the JOKER but God put a new owner in front of me that needed him. We could always rebred this litter again since we only had 2 pups.