Blackhaven Shepherds, we specialize in Blacks and Dark Coats, temperament, trainability and
family companions. All breeding stock
is certified. Puppies are home raised and imprinted from birth.
Tedesco's Mystery Night OVC H&E
In 2004, we purchased our first German Shepherd from the reputable breeder, Ingrid Wauro, of Tedesco Shepherds.
Let me tell you about my sensational girl.
Mystery was the ultimate Christmas present with so many qualities, being; high-energy, quickness to learn, protective, devoted, good bone structure, beautiful black coat, graceful body movement, out-going but gentle temperament and very loving.
Making her our foundation bitch to our hobby, Ingrid took us to our first puppy match when Mystery was the tender age of 6 mths, where she placed in a large class. Well that was it for us, we were hooked. We've been showing Mystery in conformation ever since. She has won numerous 1st placements at Specialties and All Breed shows, and we hope to complete her championship this year.
She is handled by Janice Purnell of Sanhedrin Kennels. Mystery is also training in obedience to work on obtaining her Companion Dog Certificate. She is also OVC clear ( hip/elbow) as are her sire/dam. Her progeny should carry the black factor along with black/tan, plus all of her other great qualities. Mystery is everything that we've dreamt of and some.
I'm one extremely lucky and fortunate woman to have such a dynamite German Shepherd female.
Ch. Abraxas Wildheart OFA ROMC
4x Sel Ch. Sanhedrin's Bewildered CD OFA CGC HIC ROMC
Ch. Mirheim's Ocassic CD OFA ROMC
Ch. Salmarson's Phantom Prince OVC
GV Ch, Proven Hill.s Banker of Altana OFA TC ROM/C
Dayglyn's Good Time Girl OVC ROMC
Ch. Mirheim's Mystique AOE CD TT OFA ROM
Am Ch Sel Can Ch Omega's Allegro ROM/C PT TC OFA
MV Sel Ch Tamar's Ind Coope OFA
Tamar's Gin N Tonic OFA
Tedesco's Georgia Cocktail OVC
4x Sel Ch Sanhedrin's Bewildered CD OFA CGC HIC ROMC
Tedesco's Raven Woman
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A Champion Within Myself
As you all know and have watched me over the last few years, I'm Tedesco's Mystery-Night, aka Mystery. I would like to announce that my Special Owners/Breeders Shannon & Mark have thought very hard and it wasn't an easy decision for them but came to the conclusion to retire me as their Foundation/Breeding bitch at the age of 6yrs and 3mths old March 2011.
Please give me a second to explain why this decision.
On March9, 2011, I was rushed into Oakville Emergency with a deadly disease that is unpreventable and is not hereditary. It's called Hemorrogic Gastrotentitis ( HGS). I almost didn't make it but with my owners forever love and perserverance I am here today to tell you who I really am. I couldn't be more grateful to them for what they did for me from the beginning of my emergency through 3 months of my rehabilitation at home recovery. Either both or one were at the hospital for 6 days that I was in visiting me. No matter what, they never gave up on me and I never gave up on myself. I was a true soldier and a champion within myself and they made sure I was coming home and for that,want to share my history with everyone
2007-I had my first litter of 7 black/tan munchkins on May26th. Didn't realize motherhood would be so much fun but hard at the same time. I found a handsome boy name Ch Alfaro's Ramboling Man aka Brandon who lives at Styleflight German Shepherds with breeders Dawn Peterson & Tom Morgan.
2008-I saw this stunning dark black/tan male that I just couldn't resisit, name Tazzman's Dio aka Dio and had 3 blacks and 2 black/tan boys on March20. Yes, all boys, and boy were they a handful let me tell you - but great kids.
2009- I went on a blind date with this stunning boy name Ch Brownhilll-Kysarah's Maricio aka Eddie and guess what? I did not have 5, I had 10 all black/tans, 5 girls and 5 boys. Now that was hard with all those mouths to feed but loved every minute of it. I liked him so much that went out with him the following year, 2010 and had 10 again on March 2nd.
My Champion Kids
In 2010, Blackhaven's Ray of Hope, aka Sierra & Blackhaven's Night-Skye both went Champion in
All-breed Dog Shows.
In 2011 Blackhaven's Firestarter, aka Ziggy went Champion one month after he turned 2yrs old. Ziggy doesn't live with me but with is own mommy name Elaine.
In 2011 Blackhaven's Firebird aka Fire ( Grand-Daughter ) went BPISS at 6-7mths old and got 2nd in a big class at The Ottawa Futurity/Maturity for German Shepherds.
Fire's mom is my daughter name Xena.
I couldn't be happier with my 3 Champions and my upcoming star name Fire. Not just these 4 kids of mine but all of my kids that are in very loving homes in my eyes are True Champions within themselves and may they excel at whatever their owners put them in.
Children Living with Me
There are times in a mom's life where she can't let her children fly out of her nest and that is me and yes, maybe I'm selfish but thats okay because mommy Shannon and daddy Mark fully agreed with me. My children that are still at home are Xena (who has had her own babies already) Skye-Skye (upcoming mom), Sierra (she needs a sweetheart) and Fire, my first grand-daughter. My daughters will have families of their own and hope they continue to follow in my pawstep and do whatever they can do to the best of their ability.
Mommy Shannon had a bad accident and practically gave up on life till she purchased me and I showed her she had a Special gift with animals and not to throw it away. Mom/dad always said they would protect, love, help and nurture me and you know what, they have, especially on that aweful day in March 2011. Mom looked in my eyes and said , Mystery you are a fighter, soldier and a True champion within yourself, don't you give up, you fight! Guess what? I did, and even though I would have liked to have one more family of my own later this year at my usual time, I can't because my owners think that much of me. So since June I've been doing what I love to do and that is running around playing with my log and enjoying my retirement. Before I go, I just want to remind you all that your GSD is a True Champion within it's self and I'm an example of a Champion within Myself .
Thank you to all of you for taking a few minutes and reading my story.
I'm a Grandma, I'm a Grandma Now,yipppeee. Life's Great!
Happy Birthday my Girl!
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about us, our gang or our litters.
We specialize in Blacks and Dark Coats, temperament, trainability and
We have longcoats available occasionally.
All breeding stock
Puppies are home raised and imprinted from birth.
See our Puppy Packages included on the Upcoming Litters page.
Mystery and her son Cash enjoying the fall colours.