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Cataloni 1

Dear Walter and Joanne,

“I just would like to sincerely thank you for selling me such a fine female Heidi (Nell). I am so very happy with her. She has a disposition and a “way” about her that you can’t help but appreciate.”

John and Ann Cataloni

10 Years Later

Dear Walter and Joanne,

“We obtained Heidi in 1998, had our son, John, in 1999 and Heidi took to him right away.  Now he’s nine years old and Heidi is still with us! Now we have our new addition, Hans, and he keeps the house quite busy!

Talk to you soon!  Best wishes and Happy New Year!”

John and Ann Cataloni

Cataloni 2

“she has a way about her”

Luc Shannon Hardyn 1

Hi Joanne and Walter,

Here is a photo of Lana from your Nov. 2002 litter. You may remember we came down to adopt her with our 5 month old baby and our 4 year old.  Things were crazy, then it all got even crazier. We went to Shanghai, China for 18 months. We needed to take her to the police department for records as she is a German Shepherd and only the Shanghai police are allowed to own Shepherds in that country. She just rolled with everything we asked of her.  Jenny came with us and did just great. She is so wonderful! We are back in the U.S. now in the Western Mass area.  “Jenny,” as we call her, is a love and we are so

blessed to have found such a great dog. She is the ultimate dog. Her coat is gorgeous.  Now that she is five years old, she has grown into her own little self.   She makes us laugh all of the time. Mostly, she just needs to snuggle with her pack people.

Luc and Shannon

8 Years Later

Hi Walter and Joanne,

We hope you’re doing well.  We thought we would share a few lovely pics of our wonderful “Jenny” aka as your Lana from your L litter Nov. 2002.  Her parents were Dana and Wilko.  We are still in Mass but will most likely move to NJ sometime in the coming year.

He brought Jenny into the office the week before Christmas and the Hartz photographer had a session with her.  The staff just loved her!  The pics came out beautifully.  I think she knew she was getting her silver screen audition and hammed it up in a few of the shots.   I’ve attached a few for you and hope you will not have any problems downloading.

Her coat and teeth are strong and beautiful. She’s just now starting to slow down a wee bit, but will still surprise us with her amazing speed and agility when the occasion arises.  She’s at her happiest when she’s working and “herding” our other pets (a yorkie and two cats), playing with the kids, taking a walk or playing fetch. During the night, we sometimes hear her making the rounds’ to all of the bedrooms and checking in on us.  She is our star and we are so grateful to have her!

Luc and Shannon H.

Belchertown, MA

Luc Shannon Hardyn 2

“the ultimate dog”

David Sarah Silva 1

Dear Walter and Joanne:

It’s been too long since we’ve updated you on Bosco. These pictures are from the vacation we took in August to Acadia National Park in Maine. You would have thought Bosco was a billy goat, he loved hiking with us, which we did every day. He was even allowed in most of Bar Harbor’s stores, restaurants and even on the trolly.   One person thought he was a wolf when hinking up a mountain. We can not thank you enough for this wonderful gift — Bosco is a joy!!! We hope all is well.

David, Sarah & Bosco

David Sarah Silva 2

11 Years Later

Hi Monroe’s,

Sorry it took so long to get some pictures to you.  We took Bosco and his little brother Mortie to Acadia National Park in Maine this August.  He was so happy to be back and although he walked a little slower he always had a big smile on his face.  While we were there we participated in an SPCA dog show.  Every dog won a blue ribbon, but Bosco won Most Memorable.  We can not tell you the joy Bosco has brought us over the past eleven years.  He is truly a very special dog.

Best to you and all your doggies,  David, Sarah, Max, Luke, Bosco and Mortie S.

David Sarah Silva 3

“can not thank you enough”

bev 1 timber

Walter and Joanne,

Greetings! It’s been a while since I have sent any updates on Timber, the Andrjuscha van Noort son from the K-litter.  The dog is wonderful.  His temperament is beautiful, and I get constant complements on his looks, obedience, and personality all of the time wherever we go.Timber and I work together everyday on obedience and attention training, and I take him to dog school 1x/week.  He does everything well, and I am thinking that in the Spring/Summer time, I may try to enter him into a competitionfor a Companion Dog title.  I have no doubt he will do well.  I also plan to get him certified as a

therapy dog, so that I can take him into nursing homes to see the old people.  Timber just loves everyone.  He’s so people oriented.  It’s a nice trait.  Anyway, I want to thank you again for such a great dog.  He is a treasure.  I can’t wait to get home to see him every day after work.

Best regards, Bev.

4 Years Later

Walter and Joanne,

Thank you so much for this email.  I wanted you to know that we just LOVE Timber (can’t remember his litter name).  He looks just like Andrjuscha dog in the picture with you.  He is absolutely beautiful. Everywhere we go, he is the main attraction.  His disposition is just as nice.  I’m at work now and don’t have any pics to send of him, other  than this one with my newest son.  It’s not a great picture of Timber,

but it just shows how good he is with my 2 boys.  He is so loved….he is a part of the family….does everything with us.  He also is a therapy dog, so in my spare time (which  I don’t have much of), I take him into the local nursing home and hospitals.  He really brightens people’s day.

So thank you so much for this wonderful dog.  I will be back again when Timber is gone.  Hopefully that won’t be for many years.  He just turned 4.

Happy New Year.

V/r, Bev

Bev 2 Timber

“He is a treasure”

Emmo 1-1

Dear Mr. Monroe,

Emmo is being a very good puppy. He’s really energetic and is very smart. I even taught him how to sit and fetch a ball and bring it back. He runs faster than I can already and I wonder how fast he’ll be when he’s older. Some day I will take him down to visit.

Sincerely, Frank

1 Year Later

Dear Walter and Joanne,

We love Emmo. We are always together. He is the best dog in the world! It was great to come back and visit.

Thank you so much for Emmo.


Emmo 2-1

“best dog in the world!”

7 Years Later
(from Frank’s little sister)

Emmo 3

Dear Walter and Joanne

I don’t no if you remember but about 7 years ago my family was searching for the perfect dog. Luckily we found Emmo. I was about 5 at the time and now I’m 12. Emmo is amazing! He has so much energy for 7 years old! I love him soooo much. Emmo LOVES to

play catch and he loves the outdoors. My brother Frank and Emmo are still very close even though Frank’s 20 now! Emmo is very obedient. He listens to everything. Emmo also like’s it when you tickle his belly and then he kicks his leg it’s really funny!  Emmo is a beautiful dog and I love him. Thankyou for bringing this wonderful dog into my family.

Sincearly, Vanessa

Dear Walter and Joanne

Robert is a wonderful dog ! He has fit in nicely here at the house and loves to go to the beach.  He sleeps in our bed room and is never anxious to go out in the night.

In between walks and the beach we go to for car rides to the office and the parks.  We walk at least 3 miles a day and take lots of car trips. Hotels are no problem. I bring food, water, and a dog bed for him to sleep on.

Thank you so much for getting us this great dog.

Sincerely, Lyman and Pat

lyman pat

“a wonderful dog!”


“my best friend”

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Monroe,

Thank you so much for letting Buster live with my Grandpa Rick and I. Buster loves to make me laugh, especially when he gives me face-washes right after bath time! Buster is my best friend and I know he’s always “got my back”. Buster is such a smart and loving dog, yet he really knows how to have fun. When he isn’t playing with me, Buster goes to visit my Great Grandfather and his friends at the nursing home, making their days bright and joyful. Whether he’s playing with Grandpa’s show horses or lifting office moral at Grandpa’s company, Buster fits in wherever he is. It’s hard to believe he’s only 3 months older than me!


Daniel, 10 months old

Fort Kent, ME

P.S. My Grandpa wants me to tell you that Buster is everything you represented and more!

Dear Walter & Joanne:

Jaeger is doing wonderful and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a G.S. this confident at 10 weeks-

I’m sure indicative of the time you both spend with your pups in those critical first 8 weeks.

He has absolutely no fear of stairs and having him around cats, goats, horses and other dogs, he thinks he’s the king of them all.

We take him to pick up my son from school and he loves having all the kids handle him. He is a true delight to our family.

Thank you and stay in touch!

Steve and Cheryl Nelson


“a true delight to our family”


“people just stop and stare… a beautiful dog”

Walter & Joanne,

I just wanted to thank you again for a great dog. My baby boy is just so curious about her and she is so gentle with him. My older dog is in heaven to have a playmate again. Hope all is well with you and your beautiful dogs. When I walk into the training class with her, people just stop and stare.

She really is a beautiful dog.

Talk to you soon.  Deb