Our Puppies Will Spoil You !!!     

Welcome to my German Shepherd Dog Website...

    Where Quality isn't expensive, its Priceless...

We sell the puppies that EVERYBODY is looking for...the ideal loving loyal family companion, that is also the family protector and guardian without being a liability.  Isn't that what everyone desires?  I know I do and countless of others do too! Not to mention, they are drop dead gorgeous Black and deep RED German Shepherd puppies with big heads, large boned with superb temperaments! 100% West German Bloodlines !!!

We offer Top World Class AKC German Shepherd Black and RED puppies!

Our BIG, GORGEOUS male, VV2 Croatia Sieger BEN VOM BONIHAUS, is a powerful, masculine, strong male with a massive head, robust bone mass, correct body structure and a superior over-all type. He is a very correct and expressive male! 

Ben is a direct son of VA2 Quenn vom Löher Weg and the grandson of VA3 Orbit vom Huhnegrab.  Ben comes from very healthy lines and outstanding temperament.  Ben's hips and elbows are rated A1/A1 which is the highest possible German rating!

Ben is a proven producer of gorgeous, well-tempermented, confident, out-going, well socialized black and red German Shepherd puppies that are a perfect combination of qualities!  We couldn't be prouder of his puppies!!!

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website!  Congratulations, whether you are here considering the purchase of a puppy or just stopped in for a visit, I welcome you!  Perhaps you always had a German Shepherd in your family, or this may be a first time purchase, regardless I want to make sure your purchase of a German Shepherd is a enjoyable experience.  Here you will find information about me the breeder, photos of my dogs, their pedigrees and information about each individual dog that I use for breeding.  You will also find photos and info of past litters sold, on my "gallery" link I use that link as a reference page, from past customers who have bought puppies from me.  I have sold my puppies throughout the United States and have wonderful letters of recommendation.  (visit "gallery" pages here)

We are located in Northeast Missouri.  I have been in the same location for over 26 years.  The small hobby breeding program I have is a true labor of love, it comes from the heart, my love, passion and devotion is for the German Shepherd dog.  This is a small family hobby, not a commercial business or kennel.  I grew up with German Shepherds, and have owned German Shepherds my entire life.  I have raised German Shepherds for over 33 years.  We imported our first breeding pair of West German show line imports in 1995 through Heidi Hatfield, (German native) of "Vom Baerenzwinger Shepherds."  Sadly those dogs are no longer with us, but with Heidi's 40 + yrs experience to guide us, and our many years of researching the breed, and bloodlines, we feel we can offer you the best Quality German Shepherd, with outstanding German bloodlines, with superb temperaments, excellent health, highly intelligent, all at an affordable price.

Our goal is to produce a beautiful dog with impeccable temperament and sound physical structure.  The dog must have the spirit, courage and willingness to work in any area whether it is AKC obedience, agility, search and rescue or on the Schutzhund field.  Yet the dog must be entirely suitable as a loving family companion first and foremost.  Breeding dogs is not our livelihood-it is a joyous hobby that we take very seriously.  We strongly believe that a breeding should be carefully planned and done for the purpose of improving the finer qualities of the breed.  We select our dogs for breeding on the basis of their temperament, conformation and working ability.  We carefully research the bloodlines ensuring that breeding will produce only the finest quality puppies.

This is my full time job, if I worked outside my home, I could not do what I do.  Raising one litter of pups IS a full-time job.  Socialization is priority.

We are unlike other "breeders" who work a full time job, and at the end of the day, s/he comes home to raise a litter "part-time."  To raise a litter properly, it requires myself to be here full time.  I wouldn't want it any other way. 

What defines me from "other breeders" for one, I don't mass produce pups, which means we don't raise many litters all at one time.  I see websites from other breeders with many litters due all at or around the same time.  My thought is how does that particular "breeder" know each puppy?  How much time is the breeder spending with each puppy, when they have 4 or more litters?  That is just my personal observation on that, and that's not for me. 

I don't want care-givers or hired hands to raise my puppies.  The reason I choose to breed 1-2 litters at a time, is because I want to know each and every puppy I sell personally.  I want to know his/her personaility, temperament, behavior, drives etc., How many commercial breeders can say that?  Not many I'm afraid, while they have to hire care-takers to help, or sadly allow the litter(s) to raise themselves, I am giving my pups one on one attention.  My puppies are hand raised from birth until they leave here at 8 weeks of age.  No color coded collars for me, I know each puppy by face and personality as if they were my children.  The color coded collars are simply for potential buyers to identify the puppies in photographs.  My customers appreciate the manner in which I raise my pups.

We do not mix working lines with show lines, American lines with working lines like many other breeders do.  What other breeders do...that's up to them, but here we raise 100% West German Show Lines, no mixing American lines with working lines etc.,  Quality is #1 with us, always has, always will be.

Our puppies are hand-raised at birth and everyday until they leave our care. 

I spend unlimited hours per day, 7 days per week, just with the puppies.  There's no days off, or calling in sick, when raising a litter.  I have never taken a vacation in my life.  A well socialized pup, is a well socialized dog, that you can be very proud to own.  Each pup receives individual attention.  They receive the confidence they need to become the dog you expect and deserve for you and your family.  You get exactly what you put in to your dog.  They are familar with indoor/outdoor noises and activities at an early age.  Including riding in a vehicle, crate training, socializing with other animals, children, and people.  They each get tug toys, balls, lots of play-time, and lots and lots of LOVE and praise.  We motivate our pups with love and praise as teaching tools, not treats.  Its hard to part with them at 8 weeks.  Our puppies have the very best start in life, right off the bat.  Much blood, sweat and tears go into our breeding program!  I have devoted the majority of my life to the breed.   

I feel once you own a German Shepherd you will never desire another breed.  Why you ask?  For one, their intelligence is so amazing, they are very easily trained, you will be amazed by their level of intelligence at such an early age.  A German Shepherd will indeed spoil you!  They listen so well, you will wish your children listened as good.  Their patience level...only a GS dog could possess.  They will gladly lay their lives down for you or your family.  They are confident and fearless.  Their love for you is unconditional.  They hear, smell and sense danger long before you will.  They are so trusting that you will depend on them, and you know they will be right there for you.  Its called "natural protective instincts."  I know without a doubt, that anyone of our dogs here, would gladly lay down their lives for us, if needed.  They would do this without any hesitation, that is how loyal and devoted they truly are to their human family.  We give each one of our dogs much love, we have found our dogs are completely loyal and protective of our family.  Please don't get the words "Protective" and "Aggressive" confused.  There's a BIG difference!  I can be out in my yard and have my dogs out and the UPS man pulls in our drive, s/he gets out, our dogs will be alert, and bark to let me know someone is on the property, all I have to say "its okay."  They know who is a threat and who isn't.  An "aggressive" dog will go after whomever no questions asked.  We do NOT raise "aggressive" dogs.  All of our dogs have superb temperaments, which is passed on to their offspring.  Our dogs are part of our family and are treated as such.  We don't consider them "just dogs" and I know they don't.  They know they are part of our family and reward us with unconditional love and 100% loyalty.  Who could ask for more than that?

It has been said "if a dog was made for a man, and a man made for a dog, the German Shepherd would be that breed of dog."  The German Shepherd is the most versatile dog, from sports, herding, service K9, law enforcement, SAR, and everything in between, but mainly they are the most loyal loving companion of any breed. 

Our dogs consists of three adult females, and 2 adult males, they have plenty of room for daily exercise.  We give one on one attention, to our dogs and puppies, we don't raise them as "kennel" dogs.  Yes, I will have to admit, they are all spoiled rotten!  We specialize in Quality breeding, not quantity.  I cater to homes that want a puppy for their family, as devoted loving family companions.  Not to mention they can be easily trained for Schutzhund sport or Service K9s.  These pups are extremely intelligent they can be trained to do whatever you want them to do.  The dogs that we have now, and the litters they produce we are extremely proud of, we couldn't ask for any better.  Their pedigrees speak for itself.  (see pedigree link)

Puppies that are available, are located on our "Puppies" & "For Sale" link.  Please view the "Litters Due" link for upcoming litters.  Our dogs and puppies are family raised, much love and time is devoted to each individual dog/puppy.  We do all the work ourselves, this allows us to offer you the highest Quality puppy at a very affordable price.  Not only that, I want to know each puppy individually, that way I can tell you, the potential customer, everything about that particular puppy.  By knowing each pup individually we are confident in placing each pup in their new forever homes.  We take much pride in our name and our dogs.  We are very picky when it comes to placing our babies.

We have the beautiful Black/RED German Shepherd puppies, they are of West German show lines.  We don't mix "working lines" with "show lines" like some breeders do.  Nor do we have "American lines."  All of our dogs are 100% GERMAN dogs.  (See "Our Dogs" link)  We are committed to breeding the highest Quality German Shepherds which includes health, temperament, intelligence, conformation and working ability.  We use our own studs and we do not stud out to other breeders. Our dogs have generation after generation of good hips, this is documented on their German pedigrees. 

(see pedigree link)  Also by navigating to the pedigree link, you will see that our dogs are from TOP World Class German bloodlines.  These include World Siegers, VA and V rated dogs and Schutzhund titles in their pedigrees.  With this type of superior bloodlines, this means easier training for your new puppy!

ALL of our dogs that we use for breeding have been thoroughly examined by our vet, PRIOR to breeding.  Our dogs that we use for breeding have been

carefully selected, we only use the very best in our breeding program.  Our dogs are vaccinated yearly, vet examined yearly, and de-wormed on a regular schedule.  Our dogs are current on Heartguard preventative, and Frontline Plus year round.

We have outstanding females and males that produce fabulous off spring.  These pups are correct in structure, with superb temperaments, easy trainability and have nice bone mass with rich pigment.  Our dogs produce the type of puppies that everyone is looking for.  We have nice big boned, beautiful pups with absolutely gorgeous red color, with A-1 temperaments.


When you buy a puppy from us, you are getting a QUALITY German Shepherd to become a life time member for you and your family. 

QUALITY isn't expensive, it is priceless.  A Quality German Shepherd means everything to me, and it should to you.  Quality does not have to cost a arm and a leg either.  We don't over inflate our prices like many other breeders.  Our prices are affordable, and fits anyone's budget.  Many breeders are selling the same comparable Quality of pups that we offer for more than $3500 and up. 

 

Note:  Don't be fooled by other "breeders" who sell puppies at "cheaper" prices, and claim "champion bloodlines."  While this may be true, the "champions" are usually 3-4 generations back.  Usually they are "breeding" working lines "mixed" with show lines, or American lines mixed with German bloodlines.  Our puppies that we sell are 100% West German Show Lines.    Our puppies are hand raised on a full time basis to ensure you are getting a well structured German Shepherd of sound mind and body.  As the old saying goes..."You get what you pay for."

Purchasing:  When you buy one of our puppies, you will receive AKC litter registration papers, copies of both parents' certified AKC pedigrees.  Each pup sold, comes with their very own health vaccination & de-worming record.  Puppies leave here at 8 weeks of age.  They will receive 3 sets of vaccinations by the time they are 8 weeks old, beginning at 4 weeks of age.  De-worming starts at 3 weeks and repeated every other week until 8 weeks of age.  This is fully documented on each pup's health record.  Each buyer will receive a puppy folder that contains a contract, AKC litter registration application, copies of parents pedigree, de-worming and vaccination record, micro-chip enrollment application, vet health certificate in buyer's name.

All of our pups are sold with a State Vet Health Certificate from a licensed Veterinarian in buyer's name.  Our vet thoroughly examines each pup PRIOR to sale.  Note:  Avoid "breeders" who sell pups without a vet health certificate. 

Prices:  Puppy prices start at $1800 each and up, plus ALL shipping charges.  See "puppies" & "for sale" links for exact prices.  We will match you with the perfect puppy to suit your needs.  Our puppies are sold on AKC LIMITED registration on a spay/neuter contract.

Deposits on pups are $300 each (non-refundable)  Your selection of a particular puppy of a litter, is determined by order in which your deposit was received.  We do not hold or reserve any puppies without a deposit.  The reason for this, we only have a limited amount of litters per year, and the Quality of our puppies result in our litters to sell out quickly.  Early reservations are strongly recommended.  If a particular pup is not available your deposit will be transferred to the next available litter of equal quality, if no other litters are available your deposit will be rolled over to the next breeding.  Balance is due in cash at pick up, or if we are shipping, payment must be received 30 days before pup is shipped.  If you are sending a deposit the information to send the deposit, is located on the "contact" link.  Cash payment is required if you are picking up your pup in person.  We will accept cashiers check, money order for payment/deposit.  Sorry, we do not accept personal checks. Sold and shipped within the United States only.  We do not refund deposits.  All puppies are shown by appointment only.

Once deposit is received, we keep you well informed on your pup's progress.  From the time the litter is born, and every week there after, (as time permits) you will receive an email of weekly photos of the litter, and progress reports.  You will be kept well informed from the time the litter is born until the time you take your new family member home!  The 8 weeks go by in a hurry.

Please contact me if I can assist you further.  I am here for you, before, and after the sale.  If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me.  Thank you for visiting my website and thank you for your interest in our German Shepherd family.  Come back as often as you like.  I keep my site updated, my email is checked daily.  We look forward to doing business with you!

Warmest regards,
Kathy Roberts

 

        You won't find this Quality, at these prices anywhere else!

                   

                           ~Loyalty for a Life Time~

                    ~Big~Gorgeous Black and Red Pups~

             ~See "Litters Due" Link For Upcoming Litters~

          ~Elite Pups of Top World Class German Bloodlines~

               ~Our Puppies Will Exceed Your Expectations~

                             ~Elite Family Companions~

                   Loyal Guardians of Your Home & Children.

 

No matter what your preference, top Quality pet for family, protection/devoted companion, Schutzhund sport, Service K9, we have the pup that's right for you!  Our puppies will exceed your expectations!

Due to the bad economy, crime is on the rise, from home invasions to assaults.  Can you afford NOT to be protected?  Give yourself, and your family a sense of security and peace of mind.  Don't live in fear any longer.  These pups are extremely intelligent with strong willingness and high trainability.  Truly top notch puppies!  They are already displaying their natural protective instincts, very investigative, alert and focused.  Excellence in Family Protection.

"Dog breeding must be done by a dog-lover and cannot be a profession. The work of breeding service dogs must be the work of dog-lovers for they have the desire to breed for exemplary, efficient and useful dogs."

-Max v. Stephanitz, founder of the German Shepherd.

The above quote from Max v. Stephanitz, he couldn't have said it better!

Our puppies are sold to approved loving-forever homes ONLY.  We have invested a tremendous amount of time and money into each puppy.  If

we charged per hour of our time that is devoted to each puppy, no one could afford to buy one.  Much love and care is given equally.  This is done, so when you take your pup home, he/she is the pup you expected for your family.  We want to be sure that the same love and care is continued once he/she leaves here.  Remember, this is a life time commitment. 


As you can see not only do we care about our dogs, we care about their

"living quarters" as well, each chain link pen is 6'x12' and sets on a concrete slab.  Each pen has its own supported roof system as you can see, covered with a heavy duty weather-proof tarp.  Each pen has a 4'x6' rubber horse stall mat, insultated dog houses, 5 gallon bucket for water.  In the winter the pens are fully enclosed to shield the dogs from wind, snow and rain.  They have their own pool in the summer for cool off, and not to mention all pens are completely shaded.  Pens are always kept very clean and sanitary.

Spoiled rotten...you bet!

Something you rarely see on other breeder's websites, are photos of their kennels and where they "house" their dogs.  I am proud to show photos of my

pens and where my dogs stay.  Not only are they outside dogs, they spend a great deal of time in our home as well.  Most breeder's websites show photos of their homes, myself I don't want to see "their" house, I want to see how they are raising a dog that I may consider purchasing.  Just something to think about the next time you visit a breeder's website...

     

     

summer (July) 2007                                 winter (December) 2007

     

 

     

                     

We have a heated and or air conditioned (depending on the season) inside whelping area especially for the new moms to be.  As you can see, it works out great.

  

 

   

When puppies are old enough, and weather permitting they are taken outside to a secured fenced area for plenty of play time and socialization!

 

Every day our dogs are exercised...with plenty of room to run

Who needs a burglar alarm?  Nothing gets past them!

Over an acre completely fenced for exercise.

Our back yard.

back yard

back yard photo taken May 2011.

 

Whelping room # 1.  Climate control, heat in the winter, A/C in the summer.  Big window for fresh air, clean and sanitary and most of all quiet for expecting mom.

 

Whelping room #2.  Climate control, heat in winter, A/C in summer. Big window for fresh air, clean and sanitary and most of all quiet for expecting mom.

 

   

 

   

 

         

         The end result healthy-happy puppies!

We love the fact that our dogs are so lovable, and have the best temperaments in the world!  Not many dogs will allow you to put sunglasses on them, pose for a picture while sitting ever so patiently behind the wheel.  That's what good breeding is all about!!!  The picture of the "cool" dog is our baby Calla, she also does "therapy" work at the nursing home!

 

Books that I recommend...

"The Art Of Raising A Puppy"  by:  The Monks of New Skete

"German Shepherd Dog"  by:  Susan Samms  (Kennel Club Books #159)

"German Shepherds For Dummies"  by:  D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.

"How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend"  by:  The Monks of New Skete

"Dog Bible"  (Bow Tie)

The perfect grooming tool is the "FURMINATOR"

You can buy the "Furminator" at any pet store.

In good standing and member of The American Kennel Club.

GERMAN SHEPHERD TITLES & RATINGS TITLES
AD (Ausdauerpruefung) Endurance Test, Approximately 12 Mile Run with Obedience Test At the End
BH (Begleithund) Companion Dog, Temperament and Obedience Examination, Must Preceed Sch Title
Sch (Schutzhund) Includes 3 Levels (Sch1, Sch2, Sch3) of Diciplines in Obedience, Protection, and Tracking
IPO (International Prüfung) Includes 3 Levels (IPO1, IPO2, IPO3) comparable to Sch Titles using International Rules

HGH (Herdengebrauchshund) Herding Dog Title

PH (Polizei Hund) Police Dog
FH (Fahrtenhund) Advanced Tracking Title
BIH (Blindehund) Guide Dog for the Blind
ZH (Zollhund) Customs Dog
DH (Diensthund) Service Dog

RATINGS
U (Ungenügend) Insuffient
M (Mangelhaft) Faulty Show or Performance Rating
A (Ausreichend) Sufficient Show or Performance Rating
G (Gut) Good Show or Performance Rating
SG (Sehr Gut) Very Good Show or Performance Rating
V (Vorzuglich) Excellent Show or Performance Rating
VA (Vorzuglich Aulese) Excellent Select Show or Performance Rating, Awarded at Sieger Show, Highest attainable Award
SIEGER 1st Place Champion Male of National Show
SIEGERIN 1st Place Champion Female of the National Show
KOERKLASSE (KKL1) Breed Examination, Recommended for Breeding, Must be Titled Sch (KKL2) Breed Examination, Suitable for Breeding, Must be Titled Sch
HIP RATINGS ("a normal")(A1) Normal=OFA Excellent to OFA Good ("a fast normal")(A2) Nearly Normal=OFA Good to OFA Fair ("noch zugelassen")(A3) Mild Hip Dysplasia=Only OFAs Occasionally

SHOW CLASSIFICATIONS

BSZS BundesSiegerZuchtSchau=National Breed Show

BSP BundesSiegerPrüfung=National Working Trial
LGA Regional Show Or Working Trial
BLH BundesLeistungsHüten=National Herding Trial


GERMAN COMMANDS
Achtung=Watch

Aus=Let Go

Fuss=Heel

Bleib=Stay

Bleib Sitzen=Stay Sitting

Bringen=Fetch

Fass=Attack

Voran=Go On
Komm=Come

Platz=Down

Voraus=Go Out

Hier=Here

Hopp=Over

Nein=No

Pfui=Shame

Sitz=Sit
Gib Laut=Speak

Steh=Stand

Such=Track

Packen=Bite
Zur Wache=Guard

Zur Spur=Trail

Nimm=Take It

Kriech=Crawl

Halten=Halt Pass

Auf=Watch Out

 

When you purchase a puppy from us you will receive the following:

  • Unlimited hours of love and socialization.  When I raise a litter of pups it's done on a full-time basis, I do not work outside the home, unlike other breeders who come home at the end of the day and try to raise a litter of pups part-time.  Raising a litter of pups is a full time job.  I am devoted full time to my puppies! That is why our customers rave about how well socialized our puppies are when they get them.  We consider our dogs and puppies a part of our family, we do not consider them "dogs."  They are the love of our lives!  German Shepherds are the ONLY breed we raise/own.  
  • 33 + years experience in raising German Shepherds.
  • Over 26 years in the same location.
  • Puppies are stated at 3 wks of age on a "house-breaking mat" by the time they leave here at 8 wks they are completely broken on that mat, this makes house-breaking a breeze for our customers!  Our feedback from our customers using this method, stated that they have their puppies completely house-broken in 10 days or less.
  • Puppies are raised indoors.  Our puppies are not raised outside or in outdoor kennels, they are raised indoors, they have air conditioning in the summer, and heat in the winter. 
  • Holistic Nutrition.  Puppies are fed Quality puppy food that is free of corn.
  • AKC registration papers.
  • Copy of both parent's certified pedigrees w/photos.
  • Complete health exam by our vet, PRIOR to pups leaving.
  • Vet health certificate issued in buyer's name.
  • Health Vaccination x de-worming record.
  • Health contract.
  • Life-time breeder support.
  • Each puppy receives 3 series of vaccinations starting at 4, 6, 8 weeks of age.
  • Complete de-worming beginning at 3, 6, 8 wks of age.
  • Home Again Universal Micro-Chip with registration form.
  • K-9 Salon Works~regardless if you are picking your pup up or if we are shipping, the day of departure each pup will be shampooed, condition, blow dry, nail trim.  Using only the finest professional salon grooming products.
  • Why do we do all this? 

          Because, we care about our customers and we LOVE our puppies!

 

"Just A Dog"  By Richard Biby

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog, " or, that's a lot of money for just a dog."  They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."  Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."  Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.  Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.  If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."  "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.  "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.  Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.  So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.  "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.  I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog", but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman."  So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile...because they "just don't understand."

 

"Eulogy of the Dog"  By:  George Graham Vest

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.

A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness.  He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side.  He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world.  He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.  When all other friends desert he remains.

When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies; and when the last scene of all comes and death takes the master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there, by his graveside, will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death.

 

                      

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