German Shepherd Puppies; Distinctly West German, Uniquely American
100% German Bloodlines -
 Breeding to a higher standard! 

Outstanding Companion and Family Protection dogs; Herding, Performance and Service Dogs are all our Specialty. 
We train/work/title and live with our dogs as well as health test.


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COURAGE - CHARACTER - PREDICTABILITY
Show puppies by Anatomy; Loyal Companions and Protection by Nature; Health and Longevity by good genetics; and proven by Health Testing Certifications. Brought to you by a thoughtful knowledgeable trusted breeder of over 45 years. Breeders of the finest quality Schutzhund/IPO titled & Breed Surveyed German Shepherds in the United States. Our breeding program maintains the integrity of the German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the ideal human-canine bond. 
  "BREEDING CORRECT DOGS BY DESIGN"


Our Merkel Geneology is from
Haίloch, Germany





We are published in these books

   BREEDER QUALIFICATIONS:
   KENNEL NAME:
Haus Merkel
   Breeder Name: Dyan Merkel
   Website:
http://www.hausmerkel.com
   Location: North Texas
   Contact Info:  vhmerkel@yahoo.com
   214-755-5755

   HEALTH TESTS:
   Hip/Elbow Certifications: Yes
   Degenerative Myopathy Certifications: Yes
   Thyroid tests: Yes
   CERF tests: No

   TRAINING:
   Titles/certifies breeding stock in discipline?: Yes

   BREEDING STOCK:
   Raises breeding stock from puppies: Yes
   Titles dogs bred on premise:  Yes
   Imports titled breeding stock: Yes
   Buys from other Breeders:  NO MORE!

   SCHUTZHUND/IPO:
   Has trained in Schutzhund: Yes
   HOT from puppy to SchH3: Yes
   HOT and bred to SchH3: Yes

   CONFORMATION/BREED SURVEY:
   Show ratings: Yes
   Breed survey: Yes

   BREEDER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
   V Putz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a
   V Ulla vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a
   V Zessa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, IPO3, Kkl1a
   V Riesa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, Kkl 1a
   V Puma vom Haus Merkel SchH2, Kkl 1a
   V Emma vom Haus Merkel SchH1, Kkl 1a
   SG Wickie vom Haus Merkel IPO1 a
   SG Vessa vom Haus Merkel IPO1 a
   SG1 Clar vom Haus Merkel SchH1 a
   Ch Merkel's Opium SchH1
   V Merkel's Arletta SchH1, a
   SG, VP2 Nixe vom Haus Merkel BH, AD, a
   SG Feli vom Haus Merkel BH, AD, a
   Ch Merkel's Leica UDT, OFA
   Merkel's Leibchen Shiloh UDT, OFA
   Ch Merkels Sangria UDT, OFA
   United States Grand Victrix
   Ch Merkels Vendetta  ROM, OFA
   Ch Merkel' Quaestor CD, ROM, OFA
   Ch Merkel's Essence UD, OFA
   Merkel's Coda vom Jennerick CDX, OFA
   National Certified Search & Rescue
   Lieb vom Haus Merkel OFA,
   National Obedience Winner
  
Ch Merkel's Cut Up of Timmee UDT, OFA
   Certified United States Service Dog
   Bryn vom Haus   Merkel CGC, OFA
   Certified United States Service Dog
  
Fred vom Haus Merkel
   Ch Merkel's The Cutting Edge OFA
   Ch Merkel's Virtual Reality OFA
   Ch Merkel's Tequila CD, OFA
   Ch Merkel's Sante Fe OFA
   Merkel's Spellbound ROM,
OFA
   Merkel's Emma ROM , OFA

   Merkel's Estes CD, near ROM
   2009 Annual Achievement Award Recipient
   Ch Merkel's Heart's are Wild
CDTDTC HIC CGC TDI OFA
   Ch Merkel's Heart to Heart CD, OFA
   PRODOMINANT LINES USED:
   World Sieger Larus von Batu SchH3 Kkl 1a
   World Sieger Zamp vom Thermodos SchH3, Kkl 1
   World Sieger Yasko vom Farbenspiel SchH3,Kkl 1a
   VA Dux della Valcuvia SchH3, Kkl1a
    Kirschental

   WRITTEN GUARANTEE:  Yes
   EDUCATION AVAILABLE:  Yes
   LIFETIME SUPPORT Yes
   YEARS AS BREEDER: 
45
 

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My beloved mother
(Dorothy Conner Merkel Obituary)
Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.  Always on my mind forever in my heart!


THIS IS WHAT WE FEED & RECOMMEND

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VICTOR SELECT HI-PRO PLUS
Calorie Content (calculated):
ME 3894 kcal/kg;429 kcal/cup

Formula for Active Dog & Puppies contains high levels
of Proteins and Energy with only 30% carbohydrates! This super premium food is naturally formulated with added vitamins, minerals and other additives that work
together to support a strong and healthy immune and digestive system. As with all Victor dog foods, this formula is free from Corn,Wheat, Soy or Glutens and is also made using GMO Free. Dogs love the all natural flavor of this super premium food

 

HOW TO GREET A DOG

Click on photo for the
BEST INFORMATION YOU CAN EVER HAVE ON MEETING OTHER PEOPLES DOGS-Children really need to learn this.
 


READING A DOGS BODY LANGUAGE
attribution (C) DFDK9
www.dfdk9.com 

Canine body language
http://dfdk9.wordpress.com/

THIS is why you do not walk your dogs on asphalt or concrete in the summer. If you see someone walking their dogs on asphalt or concrete, PLEASE educated them and get the pet to cooler ground. Original post was from Pet Ambulance Victoria

This should be sent to all the veterinarians including the specialists!



DOG PARK ALERT

We have received two notices. (1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog parks in Chicago and Massachusetts (see pic). (2) from some friends that in Augusta Maine dog park, antifreeze is being found in doggie water bowls. Please beware and be careful and PLEASE SHARE and spread the word



Ever wonder where puppy mill dogs come from? Here's an example. Many get cooked alive in the sun and freeze to death in the winter. If you purchase your dog from a pet store, I can guarantee your "AKC" certified dog came from a place like this.  This one is even better than the ones  I saw in Iowa and Missouri!



Do you recognize she is a Yorkie?
Please do not purchase your pet from a Pet shop, Backyard breeder or Commercial Puppy Mill.


ALL PETS RESCUES
needs your help!

 

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"The man who rears a dog must complete what the breeder began..." Max v. Stephanitz; Father of the German Shepherd Dog

 

 
"Fun at the Beach"

"Fun at Work"


This is a real combination of symptoms that spells out EMERGENCY. These are the classic symptoms of a condition referred to as "bloat" - a dog that is pacing, restless and has unproductive attempts to vomit.

This is a common problem in large breed deep-chested dogs but can also occur in smaller dogs.

Basically what happens is this - the stomach twists causing the blood supply to the stomach to be compromised then leads to tissue death. As tissues are damaged, toxins are released and a sequence of events occurs that if left untreated, leads to death.

If you ever notice these symptoms in your dog, call your local veterinarian or emergency clinic as soon as possible.

This is a condition that is fairly common and often occurs in the evening or nighttime hours. It is also a very expensive condition to treat.  READ MORE...

           

Dealing with Excessive Barking

The first step to stopping barking is to understand why it is happening. Dogs bark for all kinds of reasons, including anxiety, boredom and/or loneliness. Sometimes they bark just because it feels good.  Luckily, most dogs will respond to one or other intervention to curtail their barking. Whether you simply bring an outdoor dog inside or take the time to apply behavior-modification techniques, you can cause a dog to be less of a nuisance and to be more socially acceptable.


Removing Skunk Odor

No need for the tomato juice. Use a mixture of 10 parts hydrogen peroxide to 1 part baking soda. Add a dash of degreasing dishwashing soap and pour into a spray bottle. Spray liberally over dry coat and allow to air dry. Avoid eyes. Works on other objects, too!



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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE BIRDING

FDA DOG FOOD RECALLS    

 

 

 

        

German Shepherd Puppies for sale
Scroll down for puppies and photos after reading all the credentials for the breedings


We have owned/bred 5 generations of the female/male line
of the dogs in our pedigrees. World famous/important VA's including the 
2x WORLD SIEGER VA1 YASKO VOM FARBENSPIEL SchH3, Kkl 1a have lived in our house and are in our dogs pedigrees. 
These facts separate us from other breeders and is what makes us real breeders v.s. buyer breeders!  We have known the ancestors personally and therefore have genetic control through selective breeding for all the right things such as health, hardiness, trainability, temperament, the ability to work for man in societal  service jobs.  Our dogs have good social skills to make them tops as companions for individuals and families with children as well as assistance dogs or dogs for sport, agility, herding or therapy dogs, etc!
 
 
"I would like to interject here my observation of something that continually amazes me, and it has to do particularly with our present-day German Shepherd Dog breeders. Practically none of them have evolved a “plan” of ANY sort. There is presently a heterogeneous crop of imported males available and they are being used as breeders by hundreds of fanciers who have NO knowledge of those dogs’ ancestors. Neither have they the least knowledge of the producing abilities of these studs themselves, in most instances. I have asked dozens of these breeders (they cannot rightly be designated as “fanciers”), “Where do you plan to go from there?” and I cannot remember a single instance when any one of them could tell me of a breeding plan he had for the future"  An excerpt from the father of German Shepherds in America,  Lloyd Brackett.
 


Ideal structure -Daira & Digger vom Elzmόndungsraum with their father World Sieger VA1 Zamp vom Thermodos SchH3,Kkl 1a

Compare the unknowledgeable breeders dog to...

what real breeders are producing below! This is a progeny group...all the dogs below are from different mothers,

Consistent West German Breed Type!  Robust, Athletic & Healthy!

The IDEAL powerful trot of the German Shepherd breed! 

FYI:  Price doesn't have anything to do with AKC papers. AKC is a registration company that verifies that the ancestors have been registered in their corporation from the first imported German Shepherds registered here in the United States back in the early 1900's.  Do not confuse AKC with quality German Shepherds, the quality is produced by knowledgeable breeders that also AKC register their dogs and compete in shows.  

Our pricing has everything to do with, Hip/Elbow Certifications, titles of training and proven breed worthiness, including all the health testing for Degenerative Myopathy, Thyroid, Cardiac, Knee subluxation etc.  In top import pedigrees all dogs in the entire pedigree (parents included) since 1960 have been certified free of hip dysplasia. We are dedicated to controlling bloodlines to avoid Gastric Torsion, arthritis, bad temperament, rotten teeth, cancers, Epilepsy and bad temperament.   Being a reputable breeder means that one does all the above and spend lots of money to accomplish this. Excellent facilities, hands on 24/7 means the dogs from haus Merkel have all their needs met, emotionally and physically.  So even with $2500 puppies knowledgeable breeders that breed to this higher level (breeders like us represent 5% of breeders in the world, very sad commentary on German Shepherds today) dig into their pockets to pay the overage of expenses to get you the best puppies.

I would rather see people who buy those less quality dogs thus supporting unknowledgeable backyard or commercial breeders to take their money to rescue and save a life versus support someone who doesn't do right by the breed.

Superb Litters due/born from Health tested parents:

OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy/Free by lineage/ Cardiac/Patellas/Thyroid/ 'a'/OFA Certified Hips/Elbows
We adhere to the German Standard of Perfection -

Verein fόr Deutsche Schδferhunde (SV - The founding registry of the German Shepherd Established In 1899)

(Puppies are born and raised in our house).   We hand feed them and work with them from the time they are 3 weeks old.  They motivationally learn to come when we call at 4 weeks, to go up steps at 5 & 6 weeks, and are learning to sit by 8 weeks. They also experience all the rooms in the house (different flooring, sounds, and smells), these puppies below have/will have had the cat experience on a daily basis and will have gone for car rides when old enough.  They are more than ready for their new homes by 8-9 weeks when they are allowed to leave here.  Note: we do no formal training of these puppies, no compulsive training,
nor any negative physical reprimanding. 

These are well adjusted happy, loving puppies with a bright future. 
 

Phone (214-755-5755) leave a message AND email (vhmerkel@yahoo.com) for best results.

FATHER:

 
Date of Birth of Puppies
 

MOTHER:


V1 Ben von der Sheine SchH3, Kkl 1a
(DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)
OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy,

DOB: October 7, 2014
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2 beautiful girls available

Male photo coming soon


VP1 Quiny vom Haus Merkel

 (DNA,Vet certified Hips, free of Degenerative Myopathy by lineage)
OFA certified Patellas, Cardiac

 

FATHER:

 
Date of Birth of Puppies
 

MOTHER:


V Pόtz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a

 (DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)
OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy, Patellas, Cardiac, Thyroid.

Repeat breeding
DOB:  October 15, 2014
New photos soon of puppies


SG Wickie vom Haus Merkel IPO1, 'a'

 (DNA, SV certified Hips and Elbows)OFA certified Patellas, Cardiac

REFERENCE FROM THE 1st BREEDING:
Hi everyone,
we left Otto vom Haus Merkel on the deck one day unattended and we noticed he was all wet and no water was running. Our friend Josephine told us he could turn the faucet on and off. We didn't believe her. While we were at work, Josephine filmed this to convince us that Otto knew how to turn the water ON and OFF.  For those of you who don’t know Otto, he is our son Max's 17 month old German shepherd.
We think he might be smarter than a 5th Grader!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y-mewMaq84s
 
REFERENCE FROM THE 2nd BREEDING:
You Tube Video of Rudi at 8 months getting the morning paper. 
"Rudi" @ 8 months

'You Tube'  link.    http://youtu.be/264sihkCN

REFERENCE FROM THE 3rd BREEDING:


Jewel @ 3 months


Jewel @ 22 months


Jewel @ 12 months

Photos of 'Jewel' at 3 months keeping her toys away from another dog in the mirror (herself).  Click here to see photos...too cute!

 

FATHER:

 
Date of Birth of Puppies
 

MOTHER:


V1 Ben von der Sheine IPO3, Kkl 1a

(DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)
OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy,

DOB: November 17, 2014

1 female


SG1 Clδr
vom Haus Merkel
SchH1, 'a'

(DNA,SV certified Hips)
,
OFA Certified Patellas, Cardiac,
Putz daughter
 

Planned Litters Below:

 

FATHER:

 
Date of Birth of Puppies
 

MOTHER:


V Pόtz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a
(DNA, SV certified Hips and Elbows)
OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy, Patellas, Cardiac, Thyroid.

In season now
Puppies will be ready
to go in April

 


V Elvy vom Haus Tchorz SchH1, Kkl 1a
(DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)

 

FATHER:

 
Date of Birth of Puppies
 

MOTHER:


V1 Ben von der Sheine SchH3, Kkl 1a

(DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)
OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy,

In season now
Puppies will be ready
to go in April

 


Perle

vom Haus Merkel
(Vet certified Hips and Elbows)Photo taken at 1 year
 

 

 

FATHER:

 
Date of Birth of Puppies
 

MOTHER:


V1 Ben von der Sheine SchH3, Kkl 1a
(DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)
OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy,

In season now
Puppies will be ready
to go in April

 


Sara

vom Haus Merkel
(Vet certified Hips and Elbows)

Putz daughter
 

 

FATHER:

 
Date of Birth of Puppies
 

MOTHER:


V1 Ben von der Sheine SchH3, Kkl 1a

(DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)
OFA certified Degenerative Myopathy,

Planned Breeding


SG Nixe
vom Haus Merkel
BH, 'a'

(DNA,SV certified Hips and Elbows)
Putz daughter
 

German Shepherd Puppies for Sale:
All of our puppies are large boned red and black with dark eyes.  Parents health tested/free by lineage.  Puppies have top trainability, superb temperament for family companions (including small children) and security.
* CHOICE:   
House raised handsome puppies for Companion/Protection
$2500 -  $3000 

* EXCEPTIONAL:  
 Exceptional Anatomy for Family Companion/Protection 
$3500 - $4500

* ULTIMATE:  
Show potential/Breeding potential/Schutzhund potential
Ultimate Prospect for Family Companion Protection
$5000  
 
* SUPREME ULTIMATE :

  
 Ideal Anatomy, picked for winnability;
Top Show Potential/Breeding potential/Schutzhund potential.
Supreme Ultimate Family Companion/Protection
$5500 and up
*Prices are subject to change to reflect the amount of training the puppy has for it's age.
 
As breeders we are influencing the future of German Shepherds today by breeding the best health tested and temperament tested German Shepherds in our breeding program.  This produces the best dogs for the best owners and includes every outstanding element of the canine human bond as our focus; consistency of type, temperament, trainability, health, intelligence  and behavioral soundness.  We continue to offer knowledgeable support for the lifetime of your dog.  This is what we build our reputation on!
 

We love our dogs and are aware of the great sacrifice they make by being in a breeding program.  As breeding dogs with full hormones they have a greater chance of cancer of the reproductive organs, ruptured uterous', mastitis and pyometra etc.  Therefore they will be spayed/neutered once retired from breeding.  These wonderful dogs are our family.  We are proud to offer these outstanding  bloodlines in the puppies of these superb dogs to you & your family. 

Generally we not only have the parents on premise but in some cases some grandparents & Great Grand parent too.  Most of our imports go back 5 generations that we bred/own or owned.  Dogs we sought out and purchased as the best ones on our trips to Germany.  Our foundation female passed at 15 years of age and her daughter, our matriarch is approaching 14 years of age.

We are also a true certified BREEDER OF MERIT by the AKC.  Very few have attained this in the United States.  We are very proud of our status as a top Breeder of Merit.  Many breeders have this advertising on their site but are not.  You must check with AKC to verify their 'Breeder of Merit Status'.

Our puppies are not the hard working line dogs that need a job and are difficult for the average pet owner to manage. Our dogs are medium drive depending upon the litter and depending upon if you bring the drives up in your daily life or diminish them. Most people do not like a mouthy puppy so they diminish the drives as soon as they get them by not letting them do tug on pants, hands or feet etc.   I do breed for work and the higher drive puppy generally goes into a working home so if you wish to show at a higher level for conformation w/IPO title
please let us know.

Daily exercise can only be what the puppy wants to do, not what you want. Growth plates do not close until after 1 year so exercise must be at a minimum or you could permanently injure your growing puppy.   We will give you information about what exercise is appropriate for your puppy as well as what stages they go through and how they respond to training during puppyhood into adulthood.  We do not encourage dogs to play hard with other dogs during this growth stage.  Nor do we encourage jumping and running for tennis balls or frisbees longer than 5 minutes and further than 25 feet.   If injured the dog could end up with permanent injuries of the joints and longbones. 

These dogs are bred to be family companions, *Service dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, Guide dogs, medical alert dogs, working SAR dogs, Cadaver dogs, show dogs as well as couch potatoes!  We are proud of all our dogs that are in our home and your home.   

*A Service Dog is specially task-trained for a disabled person’s specific needs.  There are many different types of service dogs, some of the most common include:
  • Seeing Eye, Guide Dogs for the blind
  • Seizure Alert Dogs who alert their handlers to oncoming seizure activity
  • Diabetic Alert Dogs who alert their handlers to either high, or low blood sugar
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Dogs) who are trained to provide assistance in medical crisis, coping during emotional overload scenarios, and performing security assistance tasks
  • Mobility Assistance dogs who are trained to retrieve fallen objects, push and pull a wheelchair, open doors, turn on and off lights switches, retrieve medication and much, much more!

Thank you for your consideration while looking for your
new family member.

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