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Layla von Hugelblick passes FH 1 tracking title with a V score of 98!!!

November 12, 2011, Germany
We are really proud of Layla von Hügelblick and her handler J├â┬╝rgen Rein. They proved today what a good team they have been in the past year. At 25 months Layla is SG, Kkl1, SchH 3, FH, "a 1 normal hips, normal ED!!! Only one week after her high in trial SchH3, she passed the FH today with 98 points and went home with high tracking in the trial!!

Pongo von Hügelblick and his handler Pete Kovach compete at the USCA GSD Nationals.

November 6th, Kansas City, MO
We are incredibly proud of our Pongo von Hügelblick and his handler Pete Kovach with an overall SG score of 274. 95-94-85 at the USCA GSD Nationals in Kansas City. This was Pongo's first GSD National event at the age of 3 1/2 years. Big Congrats and many thanks Pete!!

Layla von Hügelblick is now SchH 3!

November 5th, 2011, Germany
It is hard to believe that only 25 months ago our little Layla von Hügelblick was born. What is harder to believe is that in exactly one year J├â┬╝rgen Rein took Layla all the way to SchH 3!!! November 5th in Germany, Layla was high in trial with total of 280! 98-92-90. Congrats and big thank you to J├â┬╝rgen and our Germany team!!!

3 more titles for Hügelblick progeny at Harpeth River Schutzhund Club!

October 29th, 2011 - Harpeth River Schutzhund Club, TN
3 more titles for Hügelblick progeny at Harpeth River Schutzhund Club, under USCA/SV Judge Michael Caputo. Fera von Hügelblick earned her SchH1 with Pete Kovach. Jynx von Hugelblick earned SchH 2 with his HOT Karen Kominos!! Ignaz von Hügelblick earned SchH 3 with Pete Kovach!!! Big CONGRATS to Pete and Karen!!!

Sandro Sechi and Conny on the field again

October 8th, 2011 - Germany
We want to congratulate our friend and team member, Sandro Sechi, for a beautiful performance with the dam of our "A litter vom Hügelblick" litter, Conny vom Linzgau. She earned her Sch 3 with a V score of 287. 96/96/95!! Not only is Sandro an excellent handler, but he is also very talented protection helper. Congratulations!!!

More great news about our Baghira von der Riesling Route progeny

Great news about progeny from our "I litter" von Hugelblick (a son from our Baghira von der Riesling Route and Falk von den Wolfen) Ickky earned his SchH 3 with his handler and owner Josh Markow, under SV judge Rudolf Gimpel in South Carolina. Total V score of 287- 98-96-93!!!! He has had high obedience in all of his trials so far!!Big Congratulations!

Layla von Hügelblick is now Sch 2!

October 8th, 2011
We traveled to Germany to visit with our team and see our Layla von Hügelblick earn her Sch 2 with her handler J├â┬╝rgen Rein, 98/90/91- 279, under SV judge Reinhold Walter. Big congratulations to J├â┬╝rgen who has worked so hard in the last year since we took Layla to him. To accomplish so much in just a year with a young female is not an easy feat. There is a lot to be said for both J├â┬╝rgen's and Layla's talents!!

Pongo von Hugelblick Qualifies for the Nationals

September 18th 2011, Mid East Regionals, Ohio
We are so proud of Pongo von Hugelblick receiving his Sch3 with a V score of 287- 98/93/96 with his handler Pete Kovach, at the MER this weekend. As breeders, proofing our program by competing with our own progeny and seeing the progeny from our breeding program performing so well is incredibly rewarding. By the end of October, our progeny will have received 40 schutzhund titles. We can't thank our team enough, most importantly Pete Kovach, along with Karen, Matt, Roland and Sandro. Most don't realize that Pete has been Pongo's handler since he was only 9 months old, with Pongo being only 3.5 years old, look for more great things from Pete and Pongo in the near future.

Layla von Hugelblick receives a V score SchH1!!

August 13th, 2011. Germany
It was a very proud day as a breeder. Not only did our 22 month old Layla von Hügelblick earn her SchH 1 with an overall V score of 287 (98-94-95) but she did it with her handler J├â┬╝rgen Rein in Germany! Layla, J├â┬╝rgen and the rest of our team in Germany have been hard at work since she arrived in Germany, November of 2010. Thank you and big congrats team Germany!!!

News Hillview Kennels receives Certificate of Appreciation

July 7th, 2011.
Hillview Kennels is very proud that we exceeded our goal with the help of our new Facebook friends. The response was overwhelming in our effort to raise awareness of this incredible organization, United States War Dogs Association. Hillview Kennels donated $1,000 to the Operation Military Care K-9 program. To find out more about the organization and how you can help, please go to http://www.uswardogs.org.

Ingaz von Hügelblick earns his Sch 2

June 25th, 2011. O.G. West Penn Schutzhund Club
Ignaz von Hugelblick earns Sch 2 with his handler Pete Kovach with a V score of 97 in tracking! Hillview Kennels' wants to thank Ignaz's owner Tim Moreau for his dedication to the the sport and the working German Shepherd. And also for allowing Ignaz to be away for his family while he trains with Pete. Ignaz will be trialing this fall for his Sch 3.

We hit the 20th BH mark with Katya von Hügelblick!

May 29th, 2011. Charleston Working Dog Club, S.C.
Hillview Kennenls' hits the 20th BH title on May 29th! Katya von Hugelblick (Atze's daughter) and her owner/handler passed the BH at Charleston Working Dog Club's first trial. Big congratulations to Hunter Allred and Katya. Hunter is off to a great start in schutzhund, he also passed the BH with an older male of his. We couldn't be happier with our decision to place Katya in this great home!

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First grand progeny to pass the BH!!

May 21st, 2011.

Atze's grandson Nitro von Hügelblick (Etta von Hügelblick and Hudson's N litter) and his owner Dennis Brown passed the BH under SV judge Dieter Gerlach at the Oklahoma Working Dog Association. It was very good surprise to hear that Dieter was the judge, since he had judged Atze's FH and FH 2 and also Etta's BH and SchH1. Nitro will be working towards his SchH 1 now.

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Layla von Hügelblick passes the BH.

May 18th, 2011. Germany

Layla von Hügelblick passed her BH test with her handler J├â┬╝rgen Rein under SV judge Reinhold Walter. They did a super job and looked very happy together! The quality of our breeding program is not only being proven here, but now abroad. Layla and J├â┬╝rgen will now start working towards the SchH1.

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Middle Tennessee Working Dog Association

May 14th, 2011.

Two of Atze's progeny received titles under SV judge Dieter Gerlach. Drake von Vinzant passed the BH with his handler Tami McLeod. Drake will go back to his home in Seattle with his owners Jimme and Doris Vinzant. Cash vom Nykontal earned his SchH 2 with his owner and handler, Sheri Trudrung. Big congratulations.

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Ignaz von Hügelblick receives SchH 1

April 16th, 2011. Georgia

Pete Kovach also trialed at the Chatahoochee trial with his girlfriend Karen Kominos. Pete and Ignaz von Hugelblick received SchH1 with 271 points under SV judge Dirk Stocks. V score of 96 points in tracking!! Pete will be busy showing Ignaz and Pongo von Hugelblick this year.

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Jynx von Hügelblick and Karen Kominos pass the BH.

April 16th, 2011. Georgia

Karen Kominos and her dog Jynx von Hugelblick passed the BH with flying colors, 57 out of 60 points, under SV judge Dirk Stocks at the Chatahoochee Schutzhund club in Georgia. Karen and Jynx are off to a great start!!

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Layla von Hügelblick receives SG conformation show rating

April 10th, 2011. Germany
Our Layla von Hügelblick received her SG show rating in Germany!!!

There were a 100 dogs in the show and Layla happened to be the only black working female and American at show!! What an accomplishment for a black working dog to receive the SG with 90 show German Shepherd dogs!! This is the highest rating she is allowed for her age. We are very proud of our girl. Layla and her handler,Jürgen Rein and his wife Ute, even made a few local newspapers in Germany...A big thanks to our team in Germany!! It truly takes a strong team to accomplish great things. Click here to view German news article.

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Layla von Hügelblick & Isis von Hügelblick receive "a" stamps from the SV in Germany

February, 2011 Germany
Two of our Baghira von der Riesling Route's daughters receive "a" stamps from the SV in Germany. Our Layla von Hügelblick (sire Atze von Schattig Geholz) now training in Germany, received "a" normal hips and normal elbows!!! Isis von Hügelblick (Sire Falk von den W├â┬Âlfen ) also received "a" normal hips and normal elbows!!! Both of these girls will be on their way to achieving titles this year.

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Emmy von Hügelblick receive SchH1

February 19th, 2011 Atlanta, Georgia
Great news today, another of Atze's progeny, Emmy von Hugelblick and Roland Ybarra received SchH1 with High SchH1 in Trial! Big congratulations. That makes for all 4 in the litter working, one BH, 2 SchH1's and one police dog!!

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Pongo receives Sch 2

January 15th, 2011 Orlando, Florida
Pete Kovach and Pongo von Hügelblick went on their first big road trip to Orlando. They attended a trial hosted by the Space Coast Schutzhund Club. They received their Sch 2 under USCA judge Warren Jones with a score of 95-87-94=276 Congratulations!!

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Pongo receives Sch 1

October 3rd, 2010
Pongo von Hügelblick and Pete Kovach proved to be an excellent team at the Harpeth River Schutzhund Club trial judged by SV German judge, Reinhold Walter. Pongo received Sch 1 with a V score of 287, 98-92-97!! Big congratulations. The future is looking bright for this young Atze son!

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Emmy von Hügelblick receives BH

October 2nd, 2010 - Harpeth River Schutzhund Club trial
Emmy von Hügelblick and her owner and handler Roland Ybarra ended their haitus in training by obtaining their BH under SV German judge, Reinhold Walter at the Harpeth River Schutzhund Club. They will be going for a Sch 1 title this winter. Big welcome back and congratulations. Emmy makes for four out of four in the Hügelblick "E" litter official working dogs. Etta with her Sch1, Eric is a police dog, Elias has a BH and CGC and now Emmy with her BH!

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8 month old Hügelblick puppy protects owner

September 16th, 2010
Ryan Purswell and his 8 month old puppy, Stella were out walking on the night of September 16th. A man approached asking for Ryan's money and his cell phone. When Ryan did not comply a struggle began between Ryan and the man. Stella immediately grabbed the criminal's shirt collar and had him down in a matter of seconds. Together as a team they rolled the criminal over and while Ryan called 911, Stella performed a bark and hold on the man while they waited for the police. The first to arrive was a K9 officer and his dog. Stella impressed the officer with her courage and obedience that she exhibited at such a young age.

Stella shows the true qualities that we strive to consistently breed here at Hillview Kennels. The clearness to be able to determine when exactly the man was a threat to her owner without any training at 8 months of age is truly remarkable. Stella is from the M litter sired by Atze. Kometa whelped the litter on Christmas day and it was truly a blessing.

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Hillview Kennels' new male Hasko receives Sch 3

July 4th and 10th 2010, Germany
Hillview Kennels' young male, Hasko von Buren, was purchased on our trip to Germany last year. We saw great potential in the dog and placed him in great hands with BSP competitor Andrea Beyer. Andrea has been working with our team members Roland Seibel and Sandro Sechi. As a result Hasko had an excellent score of 288, 94-96-98 for Sch3!!! Within the same week, Hasko did very well at a K├â┬Ârung with K├â┬Ârclass 1. Andrea and Hasko are making an excellent team. More news to come from Germany very soon.

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Hillview Kennels travels to Abu Dhabi

May 29th, 2010
On May 29th, Hillview Kennels loaded up and headed to the United Arab Emirates' capital city, Abu Dhabi. We met our team member Sandro Sechi 30 minutes after landing to begin the training trip of a life time. One of our best clients requested that we come to his home to train the Hillview Kennels dogs he has purchased and to help establish the training program for his trainers and dogs. Our host was most gracious and showed his love for the working German Shepherd Dog. The kennels he constructed were immaculate, air conditioned and to be envied.

After getting settled in, we developed our training agenda for the next week. Due to the heat, we planned our training for the evening hours. Let me go ahead and tell you, it was HOT! Daytime temperatures hovered around 105-110 degrees, and it was not a dry heat. The first night, we evaluated each dog, and developed a specific program with goals and objectives for the week, and then for the next 90 days. I must say we were more than happy with each of our dogs and how the progressed throughout the week. Even with the evening temperatures in the low 90's Sandro worked each dog in a full bite suit. Our client attended training each night and was impressed with the progress he could see his dogs making. We were able to develop a program for his handlers to continue the work we began in obedience, developing drives and conditioning of the dogs. We look forward to returning to Abu Dhabi in December to continue the work we have begun, seeing our dear friends there and enjoying the culture of one of the world's most beautiful cities(when it is not so hot).

Hillview Kennels would like to thank Sandro for the incredible amount of work you did in very hot weather and for the progress you made with our dogs, you're the best! To our dear friends in Abu Dhabi , we can never thank you enough for an unforgettable experience, your hospitality and education. Your friendship transcends our business and we look forward to seeing you again soon and hosting you here in the States.

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Pongo and Hank receive BH's!

May 21st, 2010
May 1st, 2010 was not just a special day for Hillview Kennels, but it was historic as well. It was the first day of the "one in 500 year" flood that covered much of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Middle Tennessee Working Dog Association hosted the club trial, judged by Dieter Gerlach from Germany. The thunder and lightning began around 7:30 am and the rain started to pour at 8 am during tracking. The rain never let up but the trial could not be postponed until another day because, the judge was from Germany and his travel arrangements and commitments were already in place for the upcoming weeks. So the trial went on. The trial took place at Hillview Kennels training field in Arrington, TN. The field was beginning to puddle in the morning. By the time Pete and Pongo von Hügelblick and Kimberly Brown and Hank von Hügelblick took to the field to perform their BH's, half of the field was flooded. The rain didn't slow anyone down and the dogs passed! The judge said it was the worst weather he had ever judged a trial or competed in. Hillview Kennels commitment to proving our breeding and preserving the real working German Shepherd Dog shined through the historic rain storms. We are proud of our progeny and of the men and women who are dedicated and work hard to title their dogs. As of this trial, 17 dogs from our breeding program have received working dog titles.

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3 consecutive breedings from Germany's top 5 in the past 2 years!!

Hillview Kennels is proving it's commitment and dedication to improving our breeding program and providing Germany's finest to our clients in the U.S. The studs used in our O, P,and Q litters have placed in the top 5 at the BSP and gone on to the world championships in the last 2 years.

"O"┬Ł litter - Isaac vom Bracheler See, 2009 5th BSP and 16th WUSV
"P"┬Ł litter - Hoss aus der Zigeunerkuhle,(exclusively used and owned by Hillview Kennels) 2008 2nd BSP and 5th WUSV
"Q"┬Ł litter - Javir Talka Marda, 2007 3rd BSP and 11th WUSV, 2008 1st BSP and 3rd WUSV, 2009 2nd BSP and 4th WUSV

Find out more about these exciting litters on the Puppies page.

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Hillview Kennels continues to "Redefine Intensity"┬Ł, with the addition of their new stud dog Hoss aus der Zigeunerkuhle.

Hillview Kennels is proud to announce the arrival of SG Hoss aus der Zigeunerkuhle V BSP, SchH3, VP3, IPO3, FH, Kkl1, with a ZW of 78, to their home and breeding program. Hoss, a son of Asko von der Lutter brings not only an outstanding pedigree but also a world class record of performance. Since 2006, Hoss competed three times in his Landesgruppe 1, placing first in 2006. He competed at the SV Bundessiegerpr├â┬╝fung three times achieving vice sieger in 2008. Hoss competed in the WUSV in 2008 placing 5th. Hoss brings the temperament, drives and intensity that are a perfect complement to the objectives of our breeding program. Having studs like Atze and Hoss, enable us to have the flexibility to match the right male and female to continue producing the kind of dogs that the market demands. Our objective is to produce intense, strong, well balance working dogs that stay true to the original German Shepherd Dog standards and ability. We would like to thank Udo K├â┬Ânig for his dedication, love and training of Hoss.

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Pete Kovach and Dasko place 20th at the 2009 WUSV

Hillview Kennels is proud to announce that Pete Kovach, while representing the USA at the WUSV, placed 20th in the world. Pete is one of our team members and trains for Hillview Kennels. Pete and his dog Dasko von der Daelenberghutte, who is a son of Zidane vom Haus Sevens, scored 95 in tracking, 90 in obedience and 92 in protection, for a total score of 276. Pete has worked long and hard to achieve his goal of making the USA team and competing at the world level. We are extremely proud of Pete and Dasko and also want to thank our friends and team members in Germany, Roland Siebel and Sandro Sechi, who worked diligently with Pete and supported him throughout the event. Look for Pete and our Hillview Kennels' dog Pongo von Hügelblick, as he titles and campaigns him throughout the next several years.

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Brother team Gianni and Garron von Hügelblick sold to Sheriff's Department

We are very proud that the two 14 month old brothers, Gianni and Garron from Hillview Kennels' "G"┬Ł litter have started on with their new handlers at the Essex County Sheriff's Department in Massachusetts. What a great job Tom Black did raising and training these boys!

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Pete Kovach is officially on the USA team for the 2009 WUSV in Germany!

Unfortunately, Pete's training partner Eric Eisenberg had to pull his dog, Buddy vom Burg Kurzwallen, from the USA team due to an injury. So Pete is now officially on the USA team and Hillview Kennels is very proud of our team member!

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5 Atze progeny receive 7 titles at MTWDA club trial!

May 3rd, 2009 - College Grove TN
What a day it was for Hillview Kennels (von Hügelblick). Three of our very own Atze offspring received titles.
• Berna von Hügelblick received SchH and High SchH 1 in trial with her co-owner Margaret Trudrung.
• Etta von Hügelblick received her BH and SchH1 with her co-owner Margaret Trudrung.
• Fera von Hügelblick received her BH with Kimberly Brown.
• Bounce von Hügelblick received her BH and SchH1 with Jennie Jones.
• Elias von Hügelblick also received his BH title with his owner Marianne Whitaker.

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Briska receives her second High Scoring Female trophy at the WDA Nationals

May 3rd, 2009 - Spring Green WI
Briska receives her second High Scoring Female trophy at the WDA Nationals, placing 8th with Mark Saccoccio. It was only 2 weeks prior that she received her first High Scoring Female trophy at the WDC National event. This makes her the highest scoring female at the national level in 2 schutzhund organizations, the USA and the WDA.

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Pete Kovach and Dasco 4th place, Alternate for WUSV Team!

May 3rd, 2009 - Spring Green WI
Pete Kovach and Dasco 4th place, Alternate for WUSV Team! Pete Kovach and Dasco von der Daelenberghutte placed 4th for the World Qualifier, WDA nationals with a score of 282, 94-89-99.

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Briska takes High Scoring Female, 8th place at the WDA Nationals.

May 3rd, 2009 - Spring Green WI
Briska takes High Scoring Female, 8th place at the WDA Nationals. This makes for Briska's 2nd High Scoring Female title at two national, World Qualifying events, only weeks apart from each other. Briska is the best schutzhund female in the United States in 2009. Congratulations Mark and Briska!

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Briska vom Feenwald places 5th at Working Dog Championships!

April 19th, 2009 - Nashville, TN
Briska vom Feenwald places 5th and High Scoring female with Mark Saccoccio at the Working Dog Championships!!!!

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Briska vom Feenwald and Mark Saccoccio qualify for the WDA Nationals

April 4th, 2009 - New Egypt, New Jersey
Briska vom Feenwald and Mark Saccoccio qualify for the WDA Nationals with a 278, V in tracking.

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Aska vom Ketscher Wald receives lifetime Kkl

February 15th, 2009 - Amory, Mississippi
Aska vom Ketscher Wald receives lifetime Kkl 1 with youth handler Margaret Trudrung at the Heart of the South Schutzhund Club under SV judge Mr. Deiter Oeser. Congratulations to Margaret for job done very well, especially for being her first time participating in a breed survey, Margaret also received a show rating of SG for her dog Berna von Hügelblick. Job well done also for Kimberly Brown in the conformation ring with a SG rating for Aska and a G rating for Etta von Hügelblick. Full dental notations for Fera von Hügelblick, Etta von Hügelblick, and Berna von Hügelblick!

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Briska vom Feenwald and Mark Saccoccio take 4th place

February 8th, 2009 - San Diego, California
Briska vom Feenwald and Mark Saccoccio take 4th place at the Southwestern Regionals. Congratulations for qualifying for the USA nationals with a total score of 283, V in tracking.

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October 19th, 2008 - Atze receives his Kkl2
Atze von Schattig Geholz and his handler and owner, Blake Fohl participated in their first conformation show and breed survey, at the O.G. Buckeye club! Congratulations!

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