The story of Heiko...

    Dagbreek strife to breed GSP’s that are versatile and have absolutely clean genes. The dogs must adhere to international standards.  

    I like strong, bold and high drive dogs.  The first male, Sven, answered to all these specifications and it showed in his pups.  

    Kai, the gentle male, is an outstanding runner with good endurance while working.
    And then I bought Quex Vom Mausberg…….. what a stunner he was!!

    He is the son of Conan Seehoff and Meike Von Thuringer.  He had an adorable personality and was taken through his training by world-renowned Jan Jannsen in Germany. The pups from Quex and various females, proof to be the cream of working dogs. Of cause, all owners do not show or compete in HPR clubs, but in private the success stories never stops.

    Quex and Kai start to get long in the tooth and Dagbreek search high and low for a worthy companion to the job of breeding…..

    The search started in South Africa. Then moved to Catrinel Pauna in Romania where Conan Seehoff is retired in her home.

    From many discussions and Catrinel’s expert advice, Heiko Von Den Donau-Wirbeln arrive in South Africa.

    I decided to make my sister, Petro, co-owner of Heiko. Petro is a dedicated person who took the training, showing and hunt training of Heiko upon herself.  Useless to say… I lost my dog    
    The bond between Petro and Heiko is incredible.

    Heiko at 4 months.
    Petro starts training in all seriousness. Heiko reacted eagerly to the challenges.


    Heiko during SAVHDA training, Heiko start to get his “field legs”


    Hard work and patience preceded the first open show. Heiko was selected as reserve champion at the age of 5 months.

    Heiko word aangewys as Reserwe Best of Breed!  Hiermee word hy ook n kampioen hond. Baie geluk aan Petro en Rina wat hard gewerk het om ons teelhond kampioen status te gee.




    Heiko had a great weekend at Transvaal Midlands KC on Saturday, with excellent handling by Amy Kiefer, Ch Heiko von den Donau-Wibeln of Ambelagi won BOB and first in Champions Class on Saturday under judge Mrs Nellie Abela (Australia) and on Sunday, even with the hustle and bustle, pushing and shoving, showed beautifully and passed his Canine Good Citizen Bronze without training specifically for it.

    All the SAVHDA, Field Trials and Obedience training kicking in when needed. Thank you to the Dalmatian Club, organisers of the KUSA CGC test, for allowing last minute entry for the CGC class and for the opportunity.



    Proud of Heiko and Amy Kiefer. Heiko got his CACIB with excellent and 2nd in Group 7 under judge Johnny Marques at the FCI International (Africa) CACIB show, KUSA Classic Weekend. CH Heiko von den Donau-Wirbeln of Ambelagi bred by Catrinel Pauna from Romania. Heiko is Kusa Nasionaal Champion and was placed 5th as the dog of the year.



    CH Heiko von den Donau-Wirbeln, KUSA National GSP of the year! Awesome handling by Amy Kiefer, thank you so much! He did so well in the tent with noise and lights, all new to him. From working in the field to one weekend to being a show dog the next.



    Heiko is ernstig bedig met field trail opleiding.



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