German Shepherd Dog




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by Ricardo E. Carbajal & Johannes Grewe
Hopefully we will all live to see the day when the German Shepherd dog world will be under the same concept, that of a well-structured, perfectly balanced dog capable of performing at the highest known levels. Perhaps we will see the day when fashion gives way to balance and the Golden Middle rises supreme, not as a choice among many, but rather as the only sensible option. In the meantime, on the eve of the centennial celebration of the "king of breeds" on this earth, let us remember the final plea of its founder, Max von Stephanitz's last words to his good friend Muller on his deathbed,
"Take this trouble for me:
make sure my German Shepherd Dog remains a WORKING dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim".

Team True Haus SDA (Service Dogs of America)
Team True Haus Obedience Only Trial 11-18-2016  Results click here 
SDA Western Region Regional Trial 11-19-2016  Results click here 
This page was updated on  3/28/2017
For more info see our puppy page  Puppies for Sale  

BH, ZVV1, IPO3, APr1, APr2, APr3, CD, GN, CDX, CGC, FO, P1(H), P1S(H), PD1, P2(H), PD2
Korung done in Slovakia 5V5/55 this is the best rating a dog can get
hips a normal, elbows normal
Black Sable
SUNCHO# 62965/11
tattoo-Nr. S62965
AKC # DN42323301
Date of birth 1/20/2011
height 26 inches, weight 85 pounds
Strong black sable with massive head, outstanding expression with world-class performance abilities .
Great proportions, good top line, powerfully built front and correct angulation with firm back. Athletic and quick to do anything asked of him.
True working character with great desire to perform. Shows an excellent relationship with his handler in obedience with reliable fast reactions to the commands.
Steady and sure, impossible to find fault, always full of self-confidence with nerves of steel.
Shows impeccable manners inside and outside, loves children and has no interest in other dogs.
Totally non-threatening character unless challenged.
Back's sire is the well know:
No other dog has ever accomplished what he has - winning the German Championship, the 7 Laenderwettkampf three times,
and then reaching the pinnacle by winning the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 3 Times in a row.
This has never been done before, and will most likely not be done again anytime soon.
3-22-15    Back was only here two months when he did his first SDA trail. We could not have been more pleased at how well he performed.
He was "HIGH IN TRIAL" for both obedience and protection out of 15 dogs. He earned his Family Obedience (FO) title with 97.5 and first place.
Then we went back and did his Protection 1 (P1H) title. He took first place with an obedience score of 92.3 and a protection score of 93.1 with honors.
He earned the (H) HONORS on his title because it was on a field he does not train on and on an honor decoy the he has never worked. He is a pleasure to train with.
3-28-15    One week after Back trialed in SDA we went to an AKC trial.
He earned his first two legs of his CD title, placing 3RD and then 2ND with a very nice 185.
5-29-15     Back has now finished his CD title. He earned two more legs even though he only needed 1 for his title.
These legs were even at an indoor trial. He is very confident and easy to trial with.
6-14-15    Back & I traveled to Pennsylvania for the SDA Championship. He added his Protection Dog 1 Sleeve with honors and his Police Dog 1 title.
Both titles with very high OB scores of 92 and 93 points.
7-4-15    Back has now added his Canine Good Citizen CGC to his growing list of titles.
12-5-15    Back was once again High in Trial Protection dog while earning his Protection Dog 2, also earning it with Honors P2(H).
4-2-16 Back earned his first leg for the Graduate Novice with first place and a great score of 193 1/2 points.
9-3-16 Back finished his Graduate Novice title with a first and a second place.
4-29-16 Back earned his Police Dog 2 (PD2) title with first place and High In Trial obedience, OB score of 94, protection score of 87.5.
He is always trying his best at what ever I ask him to do.
6-6-16 Back earned his CDX this weekend. Three legs, three first places, three very nice scores 188 1/2, 189 1/2 and 191.
10-23-16 Back earned his APr2 and was the highest scoring dog at the trial. We are very pleased with him.
3-25-17 Back has now earned his APr3 see picture on his picture page.
For more pictures of Back click here

Back's offspring:
This is one of our Back and Hawana's pups LINCOLN (Link)  click here     This is one of our Back and Brook's pups BADEN  click here   
This is one of our Back and Xara's pups BRODIE  click here


the girls

11-19-2016 Western Region Regional SDA Trial
Police Dog 3, (PD3).............. Wow! Brook & Gina are the first GSD dogs ever to earn this title in SDA !!
Two very strong females showing everyone how it's done! We could not be more proud.
In some of the worst weather we have ever trialed in, the rain never stopped all day.

SchH BH, FO, PD1, P1(H), P2S, PD2, P2(H), PD3(H), BN, CD
AKC# DN37689701
Tattoo-Nr. 44735
hips a normal (0/0), elbows normal (0/0)
Date of birth 3/12/2012
height 22 inches
weight 65 pounds
Brook has very good body type built for performance with strong bones,
broad powerful head and muzzle with terrific expression.
Highly motivated to work, retrieving instinct pronounced, will do anything for a ball.
Enthusiastic and enjoys performing for the handler.
Superior bonding capability with the handler and naturally guidable, follows the obedience commands without hesitation. In protection work she is highly determined, barking is consistent and strikes quickly to the sleeve, hits hard with serious guarding in the out phase.
7-5-14    Brook and I traveled across country to the PetU SDA trial in Milwaukee.
She did an awesome job earning first place over 7 dogs in the Protection 1 (P1) title.
She passed her obedience with a great score of 96 and earned a honor title by passing her protection with a 92.5 on an honor decoy that she has never seen.
Once again she shows us she is just the kind of dog we love to have in our breeding program.
3-22-15    Brook earned her Police Dog 2 (PD2) with first place. She did her call off with such speed and accuracy both judges were very impressed.
She puts her all into everything I ask of her.
8-31-15    Brook earned her BN title, 3 legs in 3 shows. She finished with second place out of 8 dogs with a very nice score of 195!
9-21-15    Brook has now added her CD title, 3 legs in 3 shows. All legs with second place and one with a very nice score of 190 1/2.
4-29-16 Book worked very hard at her Police Dog 3 title. She did great on her obedience portion earning 93.5.
She was off to a great start on her protection portion finishing the field work only down 11.5 points.
She did not complete the building search, maybe next time. We are still very pleased with her hard work.
11-19-16 Brook and I were back on the field to try the Police Dog 3 title for a second time. Even though I felt very confident a few days before the trial, day of I was not so sure.
The sky was dark the rain pouring and everyone watching or on the field was dressed in rain gear with hoods. They all looked like bad guys!
For Brook this was not a problem. She knew her job and did it very well. She passed her PD3 with honors, she also earned the judge's choice trophy.
She is the first dog to pass this title with honors and one of the first two GSD to have earned it. She had an excellent score in her obedience portion of 91.1 and protection of 90.5.
She is always so easy to work and she just loves to please me.
For more pictures of Brook click here
This is one of our Back and Brook's pups BADEN  click here     

Protection Dog 1 Muzzle.............. Wow! Gina is the first dog ever to earn this title in SDA !!
Well done and Congratulations to Brian & Gina.

  Gina vom Burgereck
SchH BH, CGC, CD, GN, FO, P1, OB1, P1M, PD1, PD2, P2S, PD3
AKC# DN36467701, SDA# 13-007-CA
Hips a normal, elbows normal
Date of birth: 4-21-2011
height 22 inches
weight 64 pounds
Gina has a beautiful head, correct ear set, with a very alert expression.
Strong body type built for performance, very good angulation and excellent fluid movement. Desire to bond and perform for the handler is extraordinary. Steady temperament with remarkable capacity for learning. Continuously demonstrates well developed desire to please the handler and is highly responsive to the obedience commands. Secure and steady tracking behavior. Highly determined in protection, hits hard with full grips and serious guarding in the out phase. Transitions between aggression and prey drive easily demonstrating a flashy and powerful performance. Gina is always enthusiastic and enjoys working, able to concentrate and focus on task easily.
4-27-13    Gina passed her FO (Family Obedience) title with a very nice score of 89.5 earning her first place out of 15 dogs.
She then when back on the field to earn her P1 (Protection Dog 1) title. We are very pleased with how well she handled the stress of trialing.
She always eager to work and easy to handle.
11-6-13    Brian and Gina have now added thier schutzhund BH title.
11-23-13    Brian and Gina have now added thier Police Dog 1 (PD1) title.
3-29-14    Zelda and Gina entered their first AKC trial. It was an ugly day with pouring rain. But they toughed it out and did an awesome job.
They earned their first leg for their CD title with First place and a very nice score of 188!
3-22-15     Susan and Gina are now working together. They just added their Police Dog 2 (PD2) title! Nice job.
5-31-15     Susan and Gina have now earned their CD title with a great score of 192. Good job girls ;-)
12-5-15    Susan & Gina earned theor P2S title with first place. They only had two weeks to get ready with Gina weening her litter. Very nice.
4-2-16 Susan & Gina entered two shows in 1 day and earned two legs to finish their GN title taking first place in the second show.
11-19-2016 Susan and Gina just earned their Police Dog 3 (PD3) title! This is the toughest title SDA has to offer.
It was not an easy job and they both put in many hours of training to achieve such a demanding title. Great job girls!
Wish it had not been in the pouring rain so we could have gotten lots of nice pictures, we were not that lucky.
But knowing the weather conditions just makes this WIN even sweeter.
To see more pictures of Gina   click here
Tesa Skocicka samota
BH, FO, PA, P1, CGC, BN, OB1
AKC# DN45573801, SDA# 15-126-CA
Hips a normal, elbows normal
Date of birth: 1-29-2014
height 24 inches
weight 65 pounds
Strong head with outstanding expression. Powerful bone strength along with correct proportions and fantastic muscle tone, built for functionality.
Superior bonding capability with the handler, guidable and responsive with pronounced desire to perform.
Energetic guarding with quick, full, and hard flawless grips on the sleeve.
12-5-15    Susan and Tesa stepped on the trial for their first time after knowing each other only a few short weeks.
They earned their Family Obedience (FO) and their Protection Alert title (PA). Nice job !
4-2-16 Tesa and Susan entered their first AKC show and earned their first leg of their BN title.
4-29-16 Susan and Tesa earned their Protection Dog 1 (P1) title with a tie for first place! Nice job girls ;-)
5-14-16 Susan and Tesa traveled to Oregon and earned their BH title.
6-2-16 Nice job passing your CGC. Tesa and Susan stepped it way up for this leg of their BN with first place and an excellent score of 196 1/2 ;-)
10-30-16 Tesa and Susan earned their BN with first place and an excellent score of 191 ;-)
11-18-16 Susan and Tesa earned their OB1 with second place.
To see more pictures of Tesa   click here
Zoe vom True Haus
AKC# DN37835906, SDA# 16-100-CA
Hips OFA Good, elbows OFA normal
Date of birth: 10-20-2013
height 24 inches
weight 76 pounds
You can find information on Zoe's sire Esko on this page  click here
You can find information on Zoe's dam Reva on this page  clack here
Zoe is a large, solid and powerfully built black sable with correct structure and great bone strength. Powerful head with highly intelligent expression.
Easily mistaken for a male. Naturally guideable, always responsive, friendly and outgoing disposition with good nerve base.
Very social and sure in every situation, perfectly behaved around other dogs and great with children.
To see more pictures of Zoe   click here
  Stella vom True Haus
FO, P1, PD1, PD2, P1S, CGC, CD, GN
AKC# DN26439905
micro chip#050-817-777
OFA fair
Date of birth: 12-22-2009
height 24 inches
weight 67 pounds
Stella is one of our puppies we are raising out of Nick and Odessa.
You can find information on Stella's sire Nick on this page here
You can find information on
Stella's mom (Odessa) and grandmother (Sankt) on our past dog page  here
Stella is a Tommy granddaughter.
Stella is a large and substantial dark sable. Masculine features, strong bones and broad powerful head with intense expression. Shows natural innate desire to learn and perform, with genetic capability to learn quickly. Enjoys the protection work, strikes quickly showing full hard grips on the sleeve.
11-6-10    Stella entered her first trial and passed her FO with a very nice score of 83.5.
At 10 months of age she is still very much a puppy so I was very pleased with how well she handled the stress of trialing.
It is a lot different than training with all of the distraction.
5-9-11    Stella earned her 3 legs to achieve her CD in just 3 trials. With very nice scores of 184, 187, and 188 1/2 taking third out of 10 dogs for her last leg.
We are very proud of her doing that well as young as she is.
5-14-11    Stella is working very hard. One week after finishing her ACK CD she has earned her P1 (protection 1) title. She did a great job and received second place.
10-15-11    Stella has now earned her GN. In just 3 trials she earned her 3 legs. She finished her title with first place and a very nice score of 191.
5-12-12    Chris and Stella earned their Police Dog 1 (PD1) title with second place.
There was only 1/2 a point difference in the protection scores between 1st and 2nd.
They have worked very hard in a short time to reach this goal.    Good job girls!
11-10-12     Chris and Stella have now added the Protection Dog 1 Sleeve (P1S) title taking first place.
They had to take the summer off for Stella's litter, but they did not let that hold them back. Great job!
4-26-14    Chris and Stella earned their Police Dog 2 (PD2) title.
Stella is the first dog to earn the NEW Police Dog 2 title that SDA added to their program early in 2014.
This title is now a step between the PD1 and the PD3.   They did a great job!
To see more pictures of Stella growing up and videos of her working click here
Stella's offspring:
This is one of our Esko and Stella's pups EDDA  click here    This is one of our Esko and Stella's pups HAGAN  click here    This is one of our Esko and Stella's pups ANYA  click here     
  Remmie vom True Haus
SchH BH, CGC, BN, FO, P1S, P1(H), PD1, PA, OB2
AKC # DN36972707
OFA Good
Date of birth: 6-17-2013
height 24 inches
Weight: 68 pounds
You can find information on Remmie's sire Trigger on this page  here
You can find information on Cat, Remmie's dam on this page  here
Remmie is showing us every day just what we would hope to get in any of our puppies.
Broad head and muzzle with terrific expression. Muscular and strong body type built for performance.
Highly trainable, steady temperament with remarkable capacity for learning. Her desire to bond and perform for the handler is extraordinary.
Highly motivated to work. She is enthusiastic and enjoys working, will do anything for a ball.
In protection she hits hard showing great power, along with full hard grips under pressure.
5-29-15    Remmie has now earned her BN title. Three shows, three legs 190, 191 1/2 and 193. We are very happy with how she is growing up.  
6-14-15    Remmie showed us once again what she is made of.
She was entered in the SDA Championship in Pennsylvania to do the Protection Dog 1.
One week before the trial Goodie's dog Reika came up lame, and Goodie was not going to make the trip we had all planed for almost a year.
I asked her if she would trial Remmie for me so we could all have a dog to work. To my surprise Goodie said yes!
So with only the 5 day road trip to bond, Goodie and Remmie stepped on the trial field. On Saturday they tried the Police Dog 1 but fell short of the needed score to pass.
But then on Sunday they stepped it up for the Championship and earned their Protection Dog 1 with HONORS (P1H).
To receive an honor title the dog must earn 90 or above (Remmie's score was 92) in the protection phase on an honor decoy they have not worked before.
They placed third for the P1's. We are so very proud of Goodie taking on a dog she had never worked, and Remmie putting forth all she has to make this all come out good.
12-5-15    Remmie back at work with her litter just 8 weeks old. Goodie wanted to finish what she started in June the PD1.
Congratulations to you and Remmie for a job well done. It is very hard to trial a dog you are not living with.
11-18-16 Susan and Remmie earned their OB2 with first place and an excellent score of 91.4 ;-)  
To see picture of Remmie growing up click here
  Abbie vom True Haus
SchH BH, CGC, BN, FO, P1, PD1, P1S
AKC# DN41367004
OFA Good prelim
Date of birth: 11-23-2015
height 24 inches
weight 67 pounds
You can find information on Abbie's sire Olex, and dam Mi-Jose Cayenne (Cat) on our past dog page here
Abbie has a broad and powerful head with captivating expression.
Correct structure, good bone strength, fantastic muscle tone and strong body type built for performance.
Friendly and outgoing disposition showing great trainability and has the genetic capability to learn quickly.
Superior bonding capability with the handler and naturally guidable, follows the obedience commands willingly.
Performs obedience exercises with naturally good drive. Pronounced retrieving instinct and loves to play with a ball.
Barking is strong and consistent showing great intensity in the hold and bark exercise.
Full commitment at all times, demonstrating full and hard grips on the sleeve, out behavior is clean and crisp with tremendous guarding.
We feel Abbie has grown up to be exactly what we look for in our breeding females.
4-2-15 Abbie has now finished her BN title with a first place and nice score of 191 1/2.
4-29-16 Abbie earned her Police Dog 1 (PD1) title with first place and a protection score of 91 points.
I was very pleased with how well she worked in protection after a very humbling obedience routine.
The wind was blowing and she is still very much a puppy at heart at just 18 months of age she took full advantage of her "puppy cuteness" ;-)  
6-25-16 Abbie has now earned her first leg of her CD title with a first place and nice score of 188 1/2.
10-23-16 Abbie held it together and earned her BH. It was a nice, cool trial and damp grass, and she is still enough puppy that this was a real test for her.
11-19-16 Abbie earned her P1S with first place in the pouring rain. She always puts her all into what she does;-)
To see picture of Abbie growing up click here

Visit this page to see some of the great dogs we have had the pleasure of owning  CLICK HERE

I would like to share a few words that express my thoughts on breeding working German Shepherds.
   There was a Germany before WW2 and all the German Shepherds came from that stock. What made the DDR program keep the dogs healthier and in some ways stronger in character is not the fact that they were bred in the northeastern part of the former unified Germany. It was because of the regulations the East government set for their police and working breeds after removing these breeds from the kennel club control and regulating their breeding programs governmentally.  The dogs all came from the same place. But went into different directions because of different breed regulations and controls. Since the fall of the DDR and Germany's reunification, the West (SV) regulations have been the only regulations in place. And we all saw the direction the West dogs had gone with their attitude about breeding. There were some isolated breeders in Germany (West) who bred according to their own standard they set for themselves. Greif comes from one of those, as did dogs like Bussecker Schloss etc.    My point to all this is that it matters most how dogs are bred, NOT WHERE.
Some dogs in West Germany, or Czech, or Holland, or Belgium, or Austria, or Switzerland were awesome. The fact that nobody seemed to care how these dogs were used in breeding is what caused the problems. It is getting very hard to find any good DDR stock.
There is no more DDR regulation stock.
So you have to settle for pedigrees with DDR dogs in them.
My point is that people slapping dogs who go back to DDR lines together does not make it a DDR dog, even if they claim 100%.
DDR dogs are German dogs anyway. The reason they were not messed up was because of the regulations the DDR had. Nobody follows those regulations, so there are no more DDR dogs.
Once again my point to this is:
     dogs who produced the same traits are important

Discussed and agreed upon by Armin Winkler and Jim Reed

Just who is looking after you and your family?
A German Shepherd dog is naturally equipped with what it takes to do the job better than any sensory system man has made. It can hear and sense danger where a video surveillance system does not, and can chase after any intruder and stop them. It can tell the difference between an intruder and a family time or at night.





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We have questions all of the time about the height and weight of our dogs. We have added that information by each dog. So we thought maybe we should add the standards for height and weight of the German Shepherd dog:
From Schutzhund USA web page: Size/Weight
Males: Height at the wither 60 cm to 65 cm.
Height 60 cm is equal to 23 inches. Height 65 cm is equal to 26 inches.
Weight 30 kg to 40 kg.
Weight 30 kg is equal to 66 pounds. Weight 40 kg is equal to 88 pounds.
Females: Height at the wither 55 cm to 60 cm.
Height 55 cm is equal to 21 inches. Height 60 cm is equal to 23 inches.
Weight 22 kg - 32 kg
Weight 22 kg is equal to 48 pounds. Weight 32 kg is equal to 70 pounds.
From AKC web page :
The desired height for males at the top of the highest point of the shoulder blade is 24 to 26 inches; and for bitches, 22 to 24 inches.

Our kennel was inspected by AKC on June 8-2016.
This is what the inspector had to say:
The breeder was in compliance with all rules and regulations with the AKC and should be commended on the overall care and condition of her dogs as well as the organization of her paperwork.
To see the full report CLICK HERE



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True Haus Kennel is located in Oroville, CA. North of Sacramento. We have a complete training facility here for your German Shepherd dog or Malinois.


To deepen the bond between you and your dog, and to increase the enjoyment, companionship and satisfaction of the relationship with your dog.
The best things in life aren't really things..................

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