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“our dog is just the best… Exceptional!”

Greetings Walter:

Here is a picture of Axel (in tub) and Rudy (wishing he was in tub?) on Christmas day, playing together with a new electric boat. They both had a grand time indeed! Our dog is just the best, and you can clearly see how beautiful he is. He weighs in at 60 pounds now, at 7 mos., probably where he should be. I wouldn’t be surprised if he hits 90.

Hope things are well with you and yours, and the Schutzen ring is finished. I’m sure it will be very classy, as per the rest of your kennel. We’ve decided to add another shepherd to our clan when Rudy is five, so we’ll have to talk about that in a few years. Our vet, who does all the exams for the local high volume shepherd breeder was very impressed with our pup. He learns very quickly, and you would be amazed to watch my 3 year old son fire out the commands, and the dog minds him very well. It is hysterical to watch, but both the boy and dog understand the rules, and this I would not have expected from a puppy. Exceptional!

Happy Holidays, and Peace in the New Year.

Dr. Tom Bonde and Family

Hello Walter and Joanne,

I am the proud owner of Olga, who will be 3 in February 2008.  She has turned out to be a beautiful family dog and I have worked very hard to socialize her with people, children, cats and horses.  We have 11 horses and my daughter, Rebecca, is a licensed riding instructor and Olga is very good with her students.  I have been very busy running my business in North Attleboro, helping with the farm and all. There doesn’t seem to be enough time, but this spring I would like to start Schutzund at least at the lower level. When that is complete I would like to breed Olga as I did not spay her. I would like your advice when it comes to that.

Thank you, Polly Schaefer


“beautiful family dog”


“the breeder is doing a fantastic job in preserving the breed as it should be”

Hi Walter and Joanne,

Just thought you would like to know Perla is adjusting fine. As Joanne suggested I brought her to my vet. He was very impressed with her and commented that “the breeder is doing a fantastic job in preserving the breed as it should be.” Perla’s confidence grows every day.

Today she started to protect her property by barking at the oil delivery man (She was in the house at the time). She is a real sweetheart. She is getting a lot of love and attention. Even Hercules is sharing his favorite “look-out” window with her. Thanks for a wonderful puppy!

Jill Peterson and Family

Dear Walter & Joanne:

Just wanted to let you know how much we are in love with Ilko von Monroe Haus! He absolutely the coolest dog ever. Whenever we go anywhere with him everyone always says he is such a beautiful dog. We thought we would send some pictures along with this letter so you could see that all your hard work pays off!

Ilko is a great family dog and protector. We have 50 acres and wanted a dog to be out when our kids are outside playing to keep an eye on them. If the kids go outside without him he paces every door and window and I have to let him out. Wherever the kids are, Ilko is sure to be there, too!

Thank you again for such a wonderful dog and we hope all is well!

Love,The Girroir Family


“great family dog and protector”


“you spent time getting to know us”

Dear Walter and Joanne,

The recent loss of our beloved German Shepherd Dog Oda-Bea who was sixteen years old left such a void in our life. Her companionship filled our days with so much happiness. The simple routine of caring for another is infinitely rewarding; everyday becomes an adventure and labor of love. Mark and I began looking for reputable breeders almost immediately.

We were very impressed with your website and the pictures of your absolutely gorgeous dogs. After perusing the glowing reference letters from very satisfied customers, we knew we wanted to visit with you and your dogs. A reputable breeder is always far more concerned with placing his or her dogs in the right environment than with their profit margin. And meeting you both and your dogs in person was one of the most positive and pleasant experiences for us.

You spent time getting to know us and answering our queries, and it became clear to us that besides your obvious experience and knowledge in breeding GSD’s, you also have a great love and respect for this exceptional breed of dog. The dogs we met were strikingly beautiful, remarkably friendly, and possessed wonderful temperaments.

We then met Leo von Monroe Haus, four months old, friendly, and extraordinarily intuitive. We call him Atsah (a Navajo Indian word meaning eagle) and each day he fills our life with so much joy and laughter with his exuberance and intelligence that our heartbreak has turned happiness. He learns so quickly and is amazingly friendly and eager to please. We just love him, and everyone who has met him finds him simply remarkable.

Thank you for this furry little gift that we call Atsah

Christine and Mark


“fills our life with joy and laughter… simply remarkable”

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“such a fantastic dog!”

Hi Walter and Joanne,

Just wanted to touch base with you and give you a quick update. McKinley is doing great. She’s sleeping through the night and very rarely crying in her crate (the sheet trick really worked!). We’re still practicing “hier” and she’s doing very well with her “sitz!” We took her on a walk today and tried her out on a leash- she did fantastic! She’s still our little shadow, but is slowly becoming more independent. I saw her and the cat touching noses today so I think McKinley is winning Olivia over with her personality.

Hope all is well!

Take care, Lindsey and James McElligott

3 Years Later

We couldn’t be happier with her- thank you for such fantastic dog!

Happy Holidays,

Lindsey & James McElligott

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“such a fantastic dog!”


“amazing with children, puppies & people”

Hi Walter and Joanne:

Anton von Monroe Haus (aka Niko, a Wilko/Lativa son) is now 16 months old.  It seems impossible that it has been that long since I called you looking for a German Shepherd with a SOUND TEMPERAMENT.  I had been researching German Shepherd breeders for about 7 months before I located your website and I haven’t looked back since.  He is truly what I had hoped he would be. He is amazing with children, puppies and people and SO REGAL looking. Everywhere I go with him, I get constant compliments about his beauty and behavior as you both have just seen with our visit to your home last week.  I absolutely love him and you both should feel so proud of the results of your breeding program. I also love the fact that you are always there to answer any questions I have. “Niko” and I will keep in touch. Yes, Joanne I know I spoil him but why not… he is awesome.

Thank you again, CeCe Fagan

Hi Walter & Joanne,

Hope all is well in Exeter. Donna and I wanted to send you a Happy Holiday wish and tell you that we have never had a dog like Drago. He is the love of our life. His intelligence, demeanor and overall breeding is nothing short of amazing. He is a confident and “Best of Breed” dog. He no longer requires a crate when we are at work and is very good with people, unless he senses a threat, then “LOOK OUT”.

I have attached a portrait I took of him a while back. Feel free to put them on your website. Also, now that he is 2 years old, if you ever want to consider him for stud let me know. We hope we can stop by one weekend when we are in the area so you can see him. He is magnificent.

Again, Happy Holidays and stay in touch.

Ray & Donna Larson


“love of our life”


“such a wonderful puppy”

Hi Walter and Joanne-

I just wanted to drop you an email and say “thank you” for allowing me the pleasure of being mom to such a wonderful puppy! Axle (Roger vom Olwenhof), son of Andrjuscha, is doing great and fitting in quite well. Our trip home was uneventful, and Axle even slept in the back the whole way (no nerves or car sickness). He seemed very excited to arrive home to find another dog waiting for him, and she accepted him without any issues. I honestly believe they will be best buddies in no time.

It was great to finally meet both of you after having spoken on the phone. I like to think I am a good judge of character, and my instincts were right on. Your knowledge of the breed and passion for it was quite evident. It is nice to know there are still honest, responsible GSD breeders out there. Keep up the good work!

I am attaching a couple of photos for you to enjoy, and will try to send updates on a regular basis.

Thanks again…


2 Years Later

Hi Walter and Joanne-

I wanted to write and give you an update on Axle, Andrjuscha’s son. We moved to Maine on February 1st, and he is adjusting very well. He was thrilled to play in all of the snow we got this year (approx. 20ft!). He could never get enough of it…..

We went to our first AKC trial this past weekend, and all in all he did great! We actually took home his first ‘Q’ towards his Novice Jumpers title, as well as a first place ribbon for that run as well. Needless to say I am very proud of him! He really is a pleasure to work with.

I hope all is well with you both. Take care, talk to you soon…. Andrea


“first place… pleasure to work with”

4 Years Later


“first place… Rally Novice Title”

Hi Walter and Joanne!

It’s been quite a while, so I thought I’d send you an update on Axle (Roger vom Olwenhof), Andrjuscha’s son. We participated in a Rally trial in September, and he took first place and received his Rally Novice title. We are now on to Advanced Rally (all off-leash work). I have also given him a baby brother, Thor. He absolutely adores him, and accepted him from day 1. I was truly impressed with how quickly Axle took to having another male dog in the house, and am having alot of fun watching the two of them. I’ve attached a picture of Axle for you to enjoy.

I hope all is well with you both…..


Dear Walter and Joanne,

Xabo, our Wilko and Klara son from the X litter is an absolute love.  {DOB-5/2007} I hate to put him into his kennel at bedtime because I just love to be with him.

He knows sit, down, come, heel and no (I still use nine when no doesn’t work).  He LOVES to play ball….he would play all day if I could stand it! His drive is amazing. He plays nicely with Mia… they play tug of war and bite my ear.  (Poor Mia!)

We all can’t believe he is already 6 months old.  I will send more photos soon. I hope you enjoy these.

Pam and Rick Seifert


“I just love to be with him”

3 Years Later


Dear Walter and Joanne,

Thought you would like to see Xabo, son of Klara and Wilko, turning  3 years old on May 1st.  He has two sisters…I am wondering if you ever hear from their owners – I would love to see pics if you have any.

As you can see, he’s is a very handsome guy.  But more importantly he is an amazing dog.  Loves people and has an amazing temperament.  Everyone loves him!  I call him my Love Bug!

Thank you for your wonderful breeding.

Pam and Rick Seifert