These are 7th generation Black Magic dogs. They all produce classic, old-fashioned GSD puppies.
Some live with us and some with other families. You can trace their family history here:
and you can see many more of the dogs in our bloodlines (like Judah and Ali and Sunday) here
Black Magic's Bacchus of Salhaus
He has an excellent temperament and is VERY handsome! He loves kids and is good with just about everything and everyone. A very intelligent dog! But most of all super sweet. He has produced incredible pups for us, including several service and SAR dogs. He is Penn hipped at better than average, OFA good, with ofa clear elbows AKC registered DM clear
We just retired him but he is bringing up our new stud puppy: Black Magic's Crown Royal !
Sasha is our beautiful, super athletic plush coat black girl. Her mom is Black Magic's Kissimmee and her sire is Judah. Sasha is a fun girl! She plays well with other dogs and is careful with the puppies and babies. She is probably the absolute sweetest GSD we have ever known.
Black Magic's Miriam of Salhaus
Miriam is the epitome of the classic, old-fashioned German Shepherd. She had some fabulous pups for us and is now retired. She is the dam of Luke aka Captain Morgan, and Guinness.
Black Magic's Amazing Grace of Salhaus (Gracie)
Gracie's the babysitter here at Black Magic, and she's the best working dog we've ever had. SO easy to train! She loves to be asked to do anything at all. Super smart! Her sire is one of the biggest GSDs we've seen in years; he's extremely athletic and has ofa good hips. Her mom, Pony, is huge,super sweet, and a fabulous producer. So Gracie has it all! She's extremely intelligent, loves to please, and is affectionate and faithful. Love our Gracie! OFA excellent hips.
Gracie had her one litter and is retired now but her daughter Lola carries on her legacy. Gracie lives in CA with her son Lucca and Tobin James. They are our breed representatives. DM and RD clear. Tested for 170 genetic conditions with Embark, 100% clear.
Black Magic's Stella
a Kitty - Bacchus daughter! (Tobin's older sister)
Royal, our newest stud dog, at 11 months. He is tall, sweet and gorgeous! Health tests are 100% so far.
Grandpa to lots of our great dogs and Bacchus' sire: Diesel, Shelley Libby's wonderful stud at Salhaus.
Black Magic's Joshua
"Shua" is Mija's brother. He is a big, tall, classic GSD who has that "police dog look". He loves his kids and the toddlers love to nap on him. Shua is naturally protective and takes care of his family. He has produced terrific pups with every girl we have bred him to. Great hips! He is a PTSD service dog and has produced several service dogs. If you are looking for a family dog, a service or therapy dog, or just a faithful companion, this dog produces himself. DM clear. OFA good.
Clear for 160 plus genetic conditions thru Embark.
Another wonderful Salhaus dog,Midas, the sire of our Mija and Joshua. He's a happy, totally classic and handsome boy!
NOT RETIRED - standing at Salhaus.
MIDAS aka Salhaus' Touch of Gold
Black Magic's Mojito of Salhaus aka Mija
Mija is a real favorite at Black Magic. She has a great sense of humor. (like Ishah!) On the right, she's the one in front. She loves Guinness and Gracie... she's just a social girl! She has a great personality; she is very soft and extremely playful. She's a sweet dog who can amuse herself all day long, but she loves to play with her aunt Gracie! She's from Gracie's sister Journey, and Diesel son Midas, from Salhaus. Both have excellent hips. Mija was 105 lbs at 1 year. She is penn hipped at 80th percentile and in the 20s, perfect!
She is also OFA prelimned good. She lives with Jamison. Just retired!
Black Magic's Legacy
Our retired dogs
Black Magic's Jamison VF
Jamison is our wonderful family dog. He is a gorgeous deep red and black, very traditional. A great ball dog who LOVES his sticks. He is so sweet with the toddlers; a very kind dog, and a great guard dog. Quiet and calm in the house. He produces some gorgeous classic and exotic color pups.. He has perfect hips (penn hip 95%) and is RD clear.
Gracie and Bacchus produced a fabulous litter, and we kept Lola (Love Potion) to carry on our lines. With Gracie's OFA excellent hips, and Bacchus' history of making incredibly good dogs, their pups are very special. Lola is big, smart and beautiful! She has a gorgeous, luxurious coat.
She has her CGC certificate.
OFA fair at 4 after 2 litters. She's a big girl, 121 lbs!
100% clear for 160 genetic tests thru Embark.
Black Magic's Love Potion aka LOLA
Tamar is a wonderful girl with a lovely temperament. She is sweet and kind. Her mom is a short coat black and tan Bacchus daughter, and her sire Judah is a long coat, so we get a variety of coats and colors from her. Her first litter with Jamison produced exceptional pups! Tamar has perfect conformation, good hips, and is very athletic even though she is more than 110 lbs. She has had white, blue and solid black pups as well as traditional black and tan, and a service dog from her first litter.
Mija - lovely flat back! She was raised with girlfriends Gracie and Guinness.
Black Magic German Shepherds
spectacular black and tan pups and also some of our best whites. She already has pups training for therapy dogs out of her first litter.
Argus and Lola enjoying some time together in front of the fire. They have great noses, love their balls, and have exceptional temperaments.
Black Magic's Golden Argus "Gus"
Gus is a very special boy out of Mija and Jamison. Both of his parents are black and tan, so he is a good solid white without too many recessive genes. He has a great temperament; loves people and loves to play. He is very good with children, like his parents. Gus is over 100 lbs, tall, and is
OFA EXCELLENT. OFA clear elbows. Still growing! RD clear, DM normal. 100% clear on 160 DNA tests for genetic problems thru Embark. He produces incredible noses and is doing nose work classes. Everyone with a Gus pup is crazy about them!
A young Gus shows his excellent conformation. Gorgeous color, as well! He is just a lovely boy in every way.
Argus and Lola produced some absolutely incredible whites, as well as gorgeous black and tans and blues.
Sunny (right) is a wonderful Jamison/Mija boy who has finished 2 legs of his AKC obedience championship. He has done very well in AKC Rally also, with several first places. Jamison also produces great noses - his pup Surf is a certified Search and Rescue dog in CA. His son Argus is our OFA excellent stud dog.
Joshua is super patient with babies and toddlers; and is extremely trustworthy. He is also a great babysitter for pups in training.
Legacy (Lizzie) is one of the new girls here at Black Magic. She is a remarkable puppy in every way. Calm, intelligent, affectionate and a great sense of humor. And huge! We were fortunate to get this girl from Lisa. We'll get all her tests done in 2019 and then will look forward to some terrific pups in 2020.
Gracie is Lola's dam.
Black Magic's Conundrum V. Salhaus
Conundrum is a wonderful girl who comes to us from Salhaus. She carries the Black Magic lines and the melding of our dog's lineages makes for a very special dog. She is very bright, fun and absolutely loves the kids. We just got her DNA results back from Embark and she is clear for 160 genetic conditions, including DM and RD! Soon she will have her OFA prelims. Watch for Conundrum and Jamison pups in 2020.
Jamison loves his little girls!
He watches over them without being told. He is careful when playing fetch with them. He is 100 percent dependable with the kids.
Argus and Lola's first litter is already proving to be very special! The pups are BIG, some over 100 lbs at 8 months of age. Left is Pax, he works at the Wildlife Science Center and helps raise wolf cubs, as well as guarding visitors from the grown wolves. These are some incredible dogs.
Black Magic's Moonshine
Moonshine is a very special girl, sired by the fabulous Bacchus. She is mellow and so loving... absolutely terrific with the kids. She passes her calm nature onto her pups. Good hips; penn hip taken at age 4 shows no evidence of DJD even after two litters! She has such a good temperament and is just an all-around wonderful dog. She throws mostly short coats. A headhunter's dream; she has that big broad Bacchus head! Sweet but still a great guardian. Classic old-fashioned flat back even in a show pose!
We kept a Moonshine daughter, a blue girl, Black Magic's Curacao. She is tested 100% for 170 genetic problems with Embark. Watch for her soon! She's already shown she has a great nose!
Great dogs from Salhaus you find in our lines.
Black Magic's Karma
Karma is a terrific girl who loves her kids and takes care of the family. She is a substantial dog who always produced huge males and females with great temperament. Good hips, We will see her lines again this year with a new pup who is a grand puppy! Watch for
Black Magic's Conundrum.
Black Magic's Zoi Life
Zoi is a beautiful Moonshine/ Joshua daughter. She is a sweet, faithful girl who loves to play ball.
She's kind and easy going. Zoi has our trademark flat back, good health and great temperament. Penn hipped.
She is a full sister to our girl
Black Magic's Curacao.
Zoi at two years old.
Black Magic's Curacao
Curacao is our lovely blue girl from Joshua and Moonshine. Named after the lovely turquoise waters of Curacao. She is a terrific pup that has lots of admirers! She is out in public a lot and just loves everyone. She's already had her pennhip done and is 100% clear on Embark testing for 160 genetic conditions.She's not quite a year old here.
Gus is so great with his puppies!
Conundrum at ten months old, lovely old fashioned flat back and great conformation.