Ivan

Ivan vom Schloß im Wald SchH 2

born 4 Feb 1995 — died 25 Decem­ber 2008

aka “Ivie-Divers” aka “The Big Jerk”

Ivan the Jerk

Ivan was bred by Betsy Olivi­era. Willie’s great dog “Luke” (Linus) was the father, and Una (bred by Carol Ras­che) was the mother. Ivan was Willie’s pick puppy. Wil­lie wasn’t set up for a puppy at the time, so we took him home to raise him. But when it came time to give him back to Wil­lie, well, it just didn’t happen.

Ivan was a freight train on the cour­age test: fast, dir­ect, and very ser­i­ous and power­ful. But his drive and sus­pi­cion made him a dif­fi­cult dog to live with and made his obed­i­ence and track­ing some­what chal­len­ging. He was very envir­on­ment­ally aware, and reacted to people over in the next county. He had a “bull in a china shop” per­son­al­ity — over the top in enthu­si­asm and excite­ment, always on the go.

Ivan died of gast­ric tor­sion and volvu­lus on Christ­mas day.

Linus “Luke” vom Schreber­garten
SZ:1771254
SchH3
*1995–96 “a” (USA)
Groß, mit­telkräftig, typ­voll. Wider­rist aus­ge­prägt. Rip­pen u. brustver­hält­nis kor­rekt, in Mit­tel­hand betont gestreckt, Kruppe etwas abfal­lend. Vorhand darf im Ober­arm u. Schul­ter schräger lie­gen. Hin­ter­hand darf im Kniewinkel betonter sein, fällt in schneller gangart auf die Vorhand. Hin­ter­handak­tion darf kraft­voller sein. Wesen sicher, Härte, Mut und Kampftrieb aus­ge­prägt; läßt ab.
*Timmy von der bösen Nach­barschaft
SZ:1688830
SchH3 FH
“a”
*Fero vom Zeu­terner Him­melreich
SZ:1688832
SchH3
*Lbz “a”
*Flori vom Ber­glein
SZ:1415258
SchH3 FH
Perle vom Rosen­busch
SZ:1399999
SchH1
*Askia vom Froschg­raben
SZ:1491332
SchH3 FH IP3
*Nico vom Haus Marter­stock
SZ:1407323
SchH3
*Xenie vom Fidelio­haus
SZ:1414773
SchH3
*Dunja vom Schreber­garten
SZ:1581119
SchH3
“a”
*Uran vom Hüh­nersedel
SZ:1508298
SchH3 FH IP1 “a”
*Dunja von der Rheinebene
SZ:1485683
SchH3 FH “a”
Una von der Zederau
SchH3
KKL 1“a”
Kay vom Blauen Stein
SZ:1714129
SchH3 IP3
*1991–92 “a” nor­mal
Groß, mit­telkräftig, betont gestreckt, trocken und fest. Wider­rist sollte betonter sein, die Kruppe is etwas kurz und abschüssig. Gute Vor– und Hin­ter­hand­winkel, gerade Front. Gerade­tre­tend, wirk­samer Nachschub, freier Vortritt. Sicheres Wesen, Härte, Mut und Kampftrieb aus­ge­prägt; läßt ab.
Douglas vom Roten Feld
SZ:1633030
SchH3
*1988–89 “a”
*Ary vom kleinin Taller
SZ:1494693
SchH3 FH
*Anka vom Roten Feld
SZ:1540848
SchH3
Hel­len vom Nord­licht
SZ:1651389
SchH1
*1988–89 ZB:G
Quant von Ade­loga
SZ:1572501
SchH3 FH
*Catja vom Buck­ower Feld
SZ:1522823
SchH3 FH
Evita vom Koer­beltal
AKC
Armin vom Mendele
SZ:1672935
SchH3 FH
*1987–88 “a” ZB:
Berry vom Christelas
DDR:84291
SchH2 PSH1
Gitta von der Buschecke
DDR:118535
SchH1
Gitta vom Buck­ower Feld
SZ:1615221
SchH2
*1987–88
*Norbo vom Haus Marter­stock
SZ:1407324
SchH3
*Blanka vom Kor­bel­bach
SZ:1403315
SchH3

Ivan work­ing with Ivan, Spring 1998

BH in Utah, Spring 1999

Luke with Wil­lie. Luke (Linus) was Ivan’s sire.

War­ren and Ivan were ready to go for their Schutzhund 1, but War­ren noticed some reluct­ance to sit. Think­ing it was a train­ing prob­lem, they headed home to do some refresher work. They achieved their SchH1 in Col­or­ado, but then came the day dur­ing a sem­inar when Ivan said he’d rather lie down in the shade than do bite­work. That was like a starving dog refus­ing food, and we knew some­thing ser­i­ous was wrong. After xrays showed some spinal injur­ies, War­ren & Ivan left for Cali­for­nia, where Dr Richard­son per­formed sur­gery on a dis­lo­cated ver­teb­rae and her­ni­ated discs. After recov­er­ing from sur­gery, Ivan went on to his SchH2 title, and we all had high hopes for the SchH3. Unfor­tu­nately, although Ivan’s heart was still in the work, his body couldn’t achieve what his mind told him to do. His leaps to the sleeve, par­tic­u­larly on run­aways, were many feet short of the mark. We finally real­ised it was unfair to ask him work so hard for a title that was only import­ant to us. So, Ivan was retired in the Spring of 2001.