*Updated on 2-20-2024
ZULA IS OFFICIALLY PREGNANT!!!!!! And Wilhelm is the father! Puppies are expected in the coming weeks, and we are uber excited to again have puppies from this gorgeous mother and father!
REAPER AND FRAULEIN HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BRED TOGETHER!!!!! The litter due date is April 12th, 2024! This is expected to be a litter of all black puppies, large in size and very social/happy dogs. We are taking deposits on this breeding now. You have a few weeks left to take advantage of the Pay in Full discount for this litter before we are able to confirm pregnancy. Reaper is our brand new titled stud from Kreative Kennels, and we can not WAIT to see his puppies in action! His pedigree is phenomenal! Please go to our Sires page to check him out!
***Beginning in 2024, we will offer a 10% discount for buyers who pay the full price of their puppy before the litter is confirmed pregnant. We will add to that offering a 12% discount for the full pay price for Veterans and Active Duty. If for some reason a litter doesn't work out or your puppy is not available, the full price will transfer towards the puppy of your choosing on any available space on any litter so your payment is safe. We are still on the long road of trying to recover from the devastating fire that spread from someone else's farm to ours, and prepayments like this help to keep a business with constant overhead like ours afloat. Our dogs say many thanks to you as well!
***Also Beginning in 2024, we will again allow customers to place up to 3 deposits on puppies to help increase your odds of getting the puppy you want. For example, people looking for a puppy ASAP, or an all black puppy which are harder to come by, in the past we have allowed multiple deposits to be placed to help spread out the odds of success for bringing their desired puppy home in a timely manner. Then, once a puppy is born that meets your criteria, you can release your hold on the other litter(s) and move those deposits payments towards your remaining balance due on your puppy. So there is no money lost for you, and it helps increase your odds of success. Its a win win! Some people just want a puppy from a particular litter and dont mind which gender they bring home, so thats another great example of placing extra deposits in case the Dam produces way more of one gender than the other. We want to help you get your desired puppy! Please contact us with any questions or to place multiple deposits.
We have now opened all litters for 2024 and some already for 2025 for reservations!
***MAJOR NEWS!!! We have added a new Sire to our breeding program effective immediately!
REAPER OF KREATIVE, CGCA, CGCU, TKN!!!! Reaper is now 2 years old, has extensive obedience and protection work under his belt as well as his titles, he is DM clear, pending results of hip xrays from Germany (but they look good!). He is a very social loving boy. He does great with kid, dogs, cats, barnyard animals. He is an XL boy at 115 lbs and solid black! We are thrilled to add him to our upcoming litters! We are expecting several all black litters this year from him!
**Next up for heat cycles for litters is Zula, Zahne, Prinzessin, Fraulein, Kimber, Genesis and Gwendolyn! All litters for 2024 pairings are now available for placing a deposit to reserve an puppy.
***2024 litters have begun opening up for deposit reservations, and specifically there will be some all black breedings coming up for 2024! Take a look at our Future Litters Page to place a reservation, photos coming soon.
If you would like to bring one of our Upcoming Puppies home with you, please visit our "Adoptions" tab on our website.
There, you can fill out our Questionnaire and see if you qualify to place a deposit and reserve one of our pups!
*On April 23rd 2022, Krieghund Farm suffered a horrendous and tragic loss. Someone a few miles from us did a burn pit in their backyard, and did not properly cover and tend to the fire in the following hours/2days. On Saturday the 23rd, the winds were in excess of 60mph. We have had a severely dry winter and due to the low humidity and high winds, both our area and surrounding areas have been in a no burn ban and red flag warnings for sometime. We had more red flag warning in the early months of 2022 than all the several years prior combined.
Around 1pm the wind pulled embers out of the still burning pit and spread to the surrounding crop field. It spread literally like wildfire and within 30 minutes our entire farm was engulfed. We had almost no warning, the only call we received was from a dear friend warning us to get out. We rushed to save as many animals as we could, but there was so little time. We had our 4 year old with us, and I had to take her to safety as our entire property line was instantly a wall of flames and coming into our farm fast. My husband stayed behind to try to get as many dogs out as he could while I hurried to get our daughter and a few dogs away from the fire. Bob is an Army Veteran, and tried everything he could to get the dogs out. The high winds were just too much and the flames spread over all the buildings in a heartbeat. Between the two of us, we were able to save 9 dogs. But to our absolute heartbreak, we lost more than we could save.
The firefighters didnt arrive until all the buildings and equipment were already completely on fire. They wouldnt even enter the property for some time because the fire was so bad from the wind feeding it oxygen. No one should have been burning under such extreme drought and wind conditions like we had that spring!
My husband sustained serious burns all over his body, both legs, both arms, his head, face, neck, and particulary his ears had skin melting off of them. This was only due to his attempts to save our precious dogs. We never even attempted to save any of our property, we just tried to get our dogs out.
We sacrificed everything we have ever owned to this fire. Our home and business was a complete and total loss. The foundation is crumbling, thats how bad the fire was. There is nothing recovered from our home. Its all beyond burned. The windows and aluminum ladders all melted, to give you an idea of how bad this was. Our fire safes all melted through, some of them were not even recognizeable afterwards, which is extreme. All of our valuables, keepsakes, baby books and memorabilia, photos, electronics, SD cards, money, collectibles, clothing, toys, etc etc. Its all gone. We walked away literally with the clothes on our backs and 9 dogs, and one vehicle that I used to get our daughter and some dogs to safety. My husband ran past his expensive truck, car, tractor, skid loader, golf cart, farm machines, etc, he left them in the path of the fire because he was focused on our dogs. I fled knowing I was leaving behind not only all of our nest egg, and not only my dogs whom are like children to us, but I also had to drive away leaving my husband in the fire. He forced me to take the child and run and he refused to leave until he got the dogs. He thought he could get them all out, and there was just no time. No one can understand how bad this fire was unless you watched it. Seeing the pictures is heartbreaking, but seeing it in person is traumatic for most who have come by since it happened. We have grown men crying at the sight of our beautiful farm now looking like someone dropped a nuclear bomb on it. We had 18 buildings on our property and only 3 remain, and those were far from the fire/wind path.
The death and destruction we have suffered at the hands of someone elses negligence has been uber devastating. We are utterly heartbroken in every way. We will never be the same people we once were. We can rebuild, but we will never get our families beautiful dogs and cats back. There is nothing anyone can do to fix that heartache. But, we sincerely implore each of you, please spread our sad story, in hopes that if enough people donate we can rebuild our homes and business quickly. Those responsible have refused to help in any way, and the legal process will be years. We have 6 females left and all are breeding age and ready to go. We just need a proper whelping building before we can do anything in that department. Every dollar will help our rebuild efforts! We cant say thank you enough to everyone who has already donated to our GoFundMe, or sent checks to us directly, or donated supplies like dog food, dog houses, kennels, crates, treats, and also their time and energy trying to help. We are so very grateful for each and every one of you!!!
We would also like to thank all of you who have offered to let us use their dog from our prior breedings to build back our breeding program. We suffered so many losses, and one massive issue is we lost multiple entire bloodlines we have worked so hard for. We will be reaching out to everyone who has contacted us in the coming days/weeks. You can imagine we were flooded with messages, emails, texts, and calls and we just couldnt keep up with them. But they were so appreciated!!!
*Donations can be made in multiple ways:
*GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/dc93dae4
*Check/Money Order (Make payable to Serena Byrnes)- Mail to:
Krieghund Farm, PO Box 382, Lyons, NE. 68038
*PayPal/Venmo: Contact us for instructions
*Zelle: send to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Bank Wire: contact for more information
*There is also a fund that was set up by our local community that is through our bank in Lyons. You can drop off a donation at any branch of First Northeast Bank of Nebraska, or you can mail them a check as well. Please be sure to make the check out to "Robert and Serena Byrnes Fire Relief" and not the General Fire Relief Fund which never gave a dime to any local families who were damaged by this fire.
First Northeast Bank of Nebraska
440 N Main St
Lyons, NE 68038
Again, thank you all for your love and support during our very dire time of need! We cant do this without you!
*Facebook Group: Robert and Serena Byrnes Family Benefit Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1258465984684218
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