Happy 1st Birthday to Fame x Sonny’s pups
Sire and Dam are AKC champions and have passed all OFA health testing.
CH. WAR BOUVIATOR EKABU'S FAME V DEWERCKERS (DN31130003) X CH. DEWERCKERS ASHLEY FORCE SON OF A GUN (DN40807001)
Hi Cristy & Pat!
Can’t believe Oberon is a year tomorrow!! He is a sweet, handsome boy with warm sweet eyes and who is eager to please and learns quickly!! He and Baloo are buddy’s but every now and then Baloo will put him in his place!:) Great with grandkiddos too❤️ He is a huge addition to our family...can’t imagine life without him!! He is quite inquisitive and makes us laugh quite a bit!!
Thank you so much!!!!
Hey Cristy and Pat,
Nice to hear from you and I hope all is well!
Bodie is da bomb! Very smart, super agile and tons of drive! He's pretty trained up and hes in the backcountry most days off lead and can be recalled from a 1/2 mile with confidence... very solid for his age! He is alpha dog in each situation he encounters but responds to commands and never seems to go too far.. still some work to be done but he's ready for it and eager to work. We just rescued another livestock guarding dog( anatolian shepard) from Texas and Bodie has taken him under his wing and helped socialize him ( the dog is 3 and has had contact with only one human).
Two quick stories;
At 6 months old, when we first got to Colorado, Bodie started barking at a moose in the yard, which is not an ideal reaction as moose can charge in that situation. I put him in a down and stay and tried to keep him calm .I was somewhat concerned about how he would react in the backcountry in a similar encounter . 3 months later he is out with my wife on the trails and he encounters a mama moose and a calf, he gets in between my wife and the moose , dead still but vigilant- perfect reaction i.e. protective but not escalating a potentially dangerous situation just like our lother bouvs. Needless to say, Chris was very happy with him and slowly backed away , praised him and hiked back up the trail. 5 minutes later they were safely up above the the moose, Bodie ran to the edge howling at the moose, pee'd on a tree and bouv trotted away...Mama didn't raise no fool!
Other story: I was snoeshoeing in backcountry in 3 ft of snow with Bodie and Banjo(new rescue). Bodie was off lead and Banjo on long lead. I stumbled and let go of Banjo's lead and he took off. I tracked him through the snow until i had nothing left in my tank and stopped, Bodie looked at me , and with nothing to loose and limited expectations I told Bodie to "get him" figuring Bodie knows his way home and could hear my backcountry whistle.At the top of the next rise i could see both dogs.. Bodie was pulling Banjo's long lead backwards in 4 wheel drive til that dog submitted and went along. Bodie was coming back with Banjo come hell or highwater! Bodie shredded that long lead with his molars by the time we met up on trail... he never let go of that lead, As a matter of fact he still grabs the other two dogs leashes on a walk and tries to lead them.
I'll send a few pics as well.
Thanks for a great dog!
April 2, 2017
We are looking to add another Dewerckers Bouvier puppy to our home. I have spent my life with various breeds of dogs--shepherds, retrievers, terriers, spaniels and collies & a rottie--none have, or will ever, compare to the love and companionship Heidi has brought to our lives over the last eight years.
We have seven children. After a rough transition period for Heidi, (she was an older pup when we got her) she bonded to each of them as though they were her own. We have had two more babies since she joined our family, our youngest baby is now 2. Being the wonderful "Nanny" dog she is, she would lay next to their cribs and whine if they cried. Last summer, Heidi became more than my favorite dog, she became a hero.
Our neighbors had an unruly, untrained female bulldog. She often bolted out of their front door or gate and chased down any child or unsuspecting person in the vicinity. She wasn't vicious (yet) in her attacks--just aggressive. She would knock any child down and bite at their ankles or hands and would pin them. The seven year old across the street became terrified of this dog because he'd been knocked down and nipped at. My children too avoided her. The owner's aren't "dog" people. They're nice enough but don't have *any* experience with dogs and called this aggressive behavior "playing." They bought the dog because it was such a cute puppy but it had grown into an out of control menace. One evening last June, we were all outside enjoying the evening sunshine. Heidi, just like her cousin--the Briard--from the coyote cartoons, always stands guard quietly watching over her flock. Heidi is completely obedient. She only ever wants to be near us sitting at attention always scanning the horizon.
My toddler, Hadley who was about 22 months, had a baby stroller and was pushing her baby doll around about 20 feet in front of me. Hadley would push her in circles back and forth in our cul-de-sac. My other children were riding their bicycles around giggling in the sunshine. I heard a boy yell sharply. I turned to look across the street to see what the boy was yelling about but some cars were parked along the street blocking my view. Suddenly, I saw what the boy was screaming for--the bulldog, at full speed came out from between the cars and was headed right for my baby. Instinctively I ran toward my daughter and, as I went to pick her up, Heidi, out of nowhere--never having been called but recognizing the danger--ran at full Bouv speed colliding with the bulldog and bowled it over end-over-end giving me the precious half a second I needed to get my baby. Then my panic turned toward my other children. The bulldog went after my 8 year old on the bike. Heidi, undeterred, and with the heart of a lion, pinned the bulldog. It wasn't a dog fight. In fact, the bulldog was completely uninjured and surrendered to my much bigger girl. Heidi however just wasn't going to let it up until I got the kids inside.
In all the commotion, the owner came over to get his loose dog. He asked me to "get my dog!" and with one word, "Heidi!", she let go and looked up at me. As soon as she did, the owner who had no control of his dog, went to pick up his dog. Instead of grabbing the collar, the man attempted to pick up the bulldog and the dog bolted again and made a run for me. Without any word, Heidi again rolled the dog and held it. This time I said, "You need to get your dog's collar before she lets it up." He did and Heidi immediately came back to my side and sat in front of me until he made it back to his house with his dog. There wasn't a mark on either dog. She didn't attack their dog-she just controlled the situation. Heidi accepted my love and affection for what, to her, was just a "day in the office."
If that bulldog had reached my baby before Heidi intercepted, I can't imagine what would have happened. It easily weighed 100# and my baby was only 20. After this event, the neighbors, recognizing the true danger their untrained dog posed and gave it to a more seasoned dog owner for training who ended up keeping her.
Heidi's love for us is unwavering. She waits for me at the front door when I leave. She sat at the end of my bed in 2015 when I had serious kidney surgery. Even old friends, who she usually greets warmly, that came to visit me while I was recuperating weren't allowed in the room. She warned with a low growl that this wasn't a room they could not enter. She intuitively knew I was ill and literally NEVER left my side. She has somewhat human intelligence. She understands complex instructions and her scent finding is absolutely amazing. When I leave, she will go through my hamper or closet and select ONLY the clothes or shoes I've recently worn. She gently takes them to the front door to lay on until I return. It can be a hamper full of other miscellaneous things but she ever so carefully sorts them until she finds the most recent thing I've worn (assumedly because it has the most scent) and takes it with her. She doesn't slobber on it or harm it in any way--just wants to be near me. If I could harness that and redirect it, I think of what an amazing search and rescue dog she could be!
She is irreplaceable. But she is going to be 9 this Fall. I want a smart female pup to learn from her-maybe some of her behaviors & personality. We still have one very old Westie too. She is 15 this year. The other Westie that Heidi grew up with died three years ago at 14 of cancer. Heidi has no bad habits and is in excellent health but I know they don't live into their teens which makes tears well up in my eyes. Please let me know how to get you the deposit and if there are any females in this current litter that would make a good companion and protégé to our Heidi. Smart, assertive (but not aggressive), cropped ears and black or brindle are our preferences.
Thank you for this wonderful dog. She is loved more than I can convey. In fact, I'll never own any other breed of dog.
Green Window Group LLC
“Heidi” with new pup “Hudson”
Hudson stealing Heidi’s bed.