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  CH Windwalker-Kaimacha Bo Peep, HT ROM
"Peepers" OFA GS-46551F25F
CH Peepers was everything that you could ask for in a companion and a foundation bitch.

When I first saw Peepers she was 7 months old and it was love at first site. She could float effortlessly around the ring and yet had the drive and determination to hold a flock of sheep or the perceived “bad guy” where she wanted them.

Like the conformation ring and herding arena, Peepers excelled in the whelping box. Bred first to BIS CH Kaimacha Keystone Caicos, she produced 3 pointed daughters – one with a group 3 over specials. Second litter sired by CH Windwalker’s Yardley, ROM produced CH. Terra Norte’s Heart Strings and his sister Affair O’The Heart. Farrah has 12 points with a 5-point major all from the bred-by class, owner handled. Peeper’s third litter sired by CH DanAnn’s Seiko, marked Terra Norte’s introduction to sables with CH Terra Norte-Windwalker’s Movado, CH Terra Norte-Windwalker Tag Heuer, and CH Windwalker-Terra Norte Festina.

Peepers gave us a grace, spirit and determination that continues to flow through her progeny.

ROM information:

Champion progeny:    

CH Terra Norte’s Heart Strings                    DL 734364/03
CH Windwalker-Terra Norte’s Festina         DL 804575/04
CH Terra Norte – Windwalker’s Movado      DL 804575/01
CH Terra Norte – Windwalker’s Tag Heuer   DL 804575/02
CH Terra Norte’s Affair O’The Heart            DL 734364/05

Qualifying progeny  

 Terra Norte – Kaimacha Emerald                   DL 626260/12
(Emma was retired from showing with 11 points after going Best of Breed and Veterans Group 1 from the Veterans Class. She had also earned the prestigious Grand Champion Title from the UKC.)

CH MagicBelle & MagicMagic Dec 05 CH Hickory Hill's Excalibur, PT CGC(Magic)
OFA GS-41440G37M
Magic was “Mr. Personality” in the temperament department. When I went to see a litter that Ann Shilling Gray of Vinita, Oklahoma had available, I was shopping for a bitch. We spent the whole day talking dogs, watching puppies and meeting the rest of Ann's dogs. Throughout the day, this black and tan puppy dog followed me around, grabbed my shoestrings and basically laid his claim on me. He had decided that he was coming home to Colorado with me. Once home, my husband said he was a funny looking bitch...... Magic taught me about the conformation world and was my first AKC Champion. 

He was line bred on 4x Select AM/CAN CH Stuttgart Sundance Kid "Bear" and did not carry the coat factor. Magic was a dual titled dog who brought clean movement and sound structure to his puppies. He was an active, thinking dog until his death at age 14 of nature causes.  

CH Terra Norte's Time Traveler, HSs TT HTADIs "Owen" and BriarPatch-Terra Norté's Illusion, HSs CD TT JHD"Caleb"were both Magic sons.

German Sheperds from Terra Norte

Owen Best Veteran

  CH Terra Norté's Time Traveler, HSAs, HSCs, HTADIs HRDIIs TC "Owen" 01/03/03 - 03/13/2013
OFA: GS-71567G26M GS-EL17655M26


We lost the Big Sable Dog last Spring and we are still mourning his crossing over. He has a great, outgoing temperament and structural soundness to the end. While good sized and definitely masculine, he was within The Standard. His sire Magic "CH Hickory Hill's Excalibur, PT" linebred on "Sel CH Stuttgart's Sundance Kid "Bear" brings depth of bone, longevity and sound character to this dog. His dam Tina "CH Windwalker-Terra Norte's Festina" was a CH Seiko daughter out of our ROM CH Bo Peep, HT. Tina's pedigree brought together the proven sire lines of DanAnn, Windwalker & Kaimacha Kennels.

Just shy of Owen's 10th birthday - he took me on a great ride at the 2012 GSDCA National winning Best Veteran! Then the next day we made it through 2 cuts in the Specials class. While I wasn't sure I had another pass in me - Owen was ready to go all day! What great heart, temperament and character.







Terra Norte's Midnight Serenade, HIAs HSCs HRDIIIs HTADsII PT JHD "Norah"
12/23/2004 - 08/21/2014

Norah was the dark beauty that her name personifies. She inherited her grandmother CH Peeps looks and iron back. From her Mother - Sorcha, she inherited a wonderful giving temperatment and movement you would expect from blending GV Boss, GV Bull Durham and GV Uecker. She got her keen stock sense and working abilities from her dad CH Tag and worked as my regular stock dog right up to the end when her body could no longer keep up with her desire to work. She is sorely missed by all those who admired her competent way of getting the job done. I miss her everyday.

Norah's Pedigree