In October 2014 Fate led me to a litter of working Czech Shepherd puppies. Although I had planned to wait a few more months before adding another dog to the family, I knew that eventually I was going to be looking for a Shepherd specifically for SAR work, so I decided to take a look at the pups. After two visits, and some temperament and drive evaluation of the puppies (all named after NHL teams) Hawk came home with me. We started training with LCSAR & SARDOC right away and I can’t believe how amazing this dog is. He is inquisitive, adventurous and incredibly smart. He has loved every new adventure – the wilderness & all it’s critters and obstacles, deep snow & avalanche search, boats & water search, rubble piles, and many more new things to come; he just wants to work (play!). Every person and creature he meets is a potential playmate – he especially loves kids, and every new environment is a potential playground.