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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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Show puppies by structure; loyal Companions and Protection by nature; Health and Longevity by good genetics. Brought to you by a thoughtful knowledgeable trusted breeder of over 44 years. Breeders of the finest quality Schutzhund/IPO titled & Breed Surveyed German Shepherds in the United States for over 44 years. Our breeding program maintains the integrity of the German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the human-canine bond. 

Our Merkel Geneology is from
Haßloch, Germany
Contact:  214-755-5755

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Haus Merkel
   Breeder Name: Dyan Merkel
   Location: North Texas
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   Hip/Elbow Certifications: Yes
   Degerative Myopathy Certifications: Yes
   Thyroid tests: Yes
   CERF tests: No

   Titles/certifies breeding stock in discipline?: Yes

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

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

   Show ratings: Yes
   Breed survey: Yes

   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,
   Merkel's Emma ROM , OFA

   Merkel's Estes CD, near ROM
   2009 Annual Achievement Award Recipient
   Ch Merkel's Heart's are Wild
   Ch Merkel's Heart to Heart CD, OFA
   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


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Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.  Always on my mind forever in my heart!

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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!


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.

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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


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"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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German Shepherd Puppies for sale from $2500.
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We adhere to the German Standard of Perfection -
Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV - The founding registry of the
German Shepherd Established In 1899)

We have owned/bred 5 generations of the female/male line of the dogs in our pedigrees!
Many famous and important breeding dogs such as the perfect

have lived here with us and they are in all our pedigrees.   How many breeders can say  that?  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 and have good social livability skills to make them tops as companions for individuals and families with children as well as assistance dogs!
"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 Elzmündungsraum with their father World Sieger VA1 Zamp vom Thermodos SchH3,Kkl 1a

Compare the unknowledgeable breeders dog to...

what real breeders are producing below!

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

The IDEAL trot of the German Shepherd breed! 

 As breeders we are influencing the future of German Shepherds
today by breeding the best health tested and temperament tested dogs
for the best owners with every element of the canine human bond as our focus. 
Consistency of type, temperament, trainability with knowledgeable
support for the lifetime of your dog is what we build our reputation!

Haus Merkel German Shepherds are noted for their large size. rich color, outstanding correct structure with gentle and loving dispositions.  Haus Merkel German Shepherds are excellent for security in families with children as well as Assistance, Handicap, Seeing Eye, and other service related jobs.  Our German Shepherds are also noted for their eagerness to please &  easy trainability as they have excelled  in obedience, Schutzhund, Search and Rescue and other services to man in all categories as well as conformation shows and are documented for these facts.  These dogs are not afraid of thunderstorms or loud noises like I hear so many poorly bred dogs are.


Show structure by design, loyal companions and protection by nature, longevity and health by good genetics. Brought to you by a thoughtful knowledgeable trusted breeder of over 44 years. You can show or not, most important are quality forever homes. 

These puppies are happy, healthy, smart, beautiful and house trained to a dog door.  Suitable for home security protection, service for the handicap, mobility, hearing impaired, guides for the blind and assistance dogs,  excellent temperament, good with children and other pets.  These wonderful dogs are not your run of the mill German Shepherds!

All puppies are whelped in the house, socialize according to their age and dog door trained from the house to their fenced paddock at their convenience.

By raising a puppy this way we give them a good start for their entry in the world as a companion/working dog.  A puppy well raised by its breeder adjusts more easy to it's new home and surroundings.  Our puppies are more worldly, emotionally settled and confident.  Certainly more of a joy for the new owners rather than a nervous wreck from benign neglect after living in kennels competing for attention in a pack.

Big Handsome male puppy for sale!

Very large confident puppy who is outgoing, smart, and social.  Loves everything, enjoys being petted and loved too!  Plays with his toys and is happy all the time.  Has a fun personality who is focused on his people.  Even though he has show quality structure he is available to a quality family home where he will be treated as a family member.  Perfect for Show, home protection, agility, or many other sports.

DOB:  December 7, 2013


V Zibu
von der Freiheit Westerholt
AD,BH, SchH2, Kkl 1a

Zibu's breeders are a father & son team honored by the SV - The founding registry of the
German Shepherd Established In 1899 in Germany.  Awarded "The
Golden Breeder Badge" Father since 1975, son since 2006! And recipient of the

Best BreederTrophy from the LG07 02.02.2013

VA Tyson vom Kötterbusch SchH3, Kkl 1a father of Zibu.

The mother of these puppies 'NIXE' is a sister to
United States Service & Medical Alert Dog
K-9 Bryn vom Haus Merkel CGC, OFA

We are certified "Breeders of Merit" awarded this prestigious honor by the
American Kennel Club Established in 1884


SG Nixe
vom Haus Merkel
BH, 'a'

(Certified Hips/Elbows)
Nixe's father:

V Putz
vom Haus Merkel
SchH3, Kkl 1a
DM OFA Certified

Putz's grand father World Sieger VA1 Larus von Batu SchH3, Kkl `a

Larus           Ursus 'Larus and his grand father Ursus pictured above'


Outstanding World Class Litter by the Import son of one of the best producers in Germany!
VA Tyson vom Kötterbusch SchH3, Kkl 1a

Father of both the World 2010 Youth Sieger and Young Dog Sieger (Champion) and grandson of the most recent top producer in Germany VA2 World Vize Sieger (Champion) Quenn von Loher Weg SchH3 Kkl 1a
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Supreme Ultimate Male

January 25,  2014

Exceptional Male



These boys are outstanding in everyway.  Most importantly they are very solid in temperament and show easy trainability.   Very large bone, red and black in color with excellent male heads.


V Nero
vom Schlicher Hof
IPO3, Kkl a
(VA Tyson vom Kottersbusch son)
Nero's father:

VA Tyson vom Kötterbusch SchH3, Kkl 1a

View puppies pedigree/Ancestors here

4 generations behind Clar are still living and the 5th generation female just passed away this year at 15 years old.

Great Grandfather of the puppies
VA Irsus von Veracruz SchH3, IPO2, FH2, Kkl 1a, and his father and grand father!

father of a top producing female who produce a VA son in Germany.  Irsus' pedigree boasts the all time greats
Son of:
World Sieger VA1 Larus von Batu SchH3, Kkl 1a

Grandson of:
World Sieger VA1 Yasko vom Farbenspiel SchH3, Kkl 1a

Great grandson of:
World Sieger VA1 Ursus von Batu SchH3, Kkl 1a

Great Great Grandson of:
World Sieger VA1 Rikkor von Bad-Boll SchH3, FH, Kkl 1a

Rikkor, Me, and his son Kevin
on a rainy day in Germany


SG1 Clär
vom Haus Merkel
SchH1, 'a'

Clär's father:

V Putz
vom Haus Merkel
SchH3, Kkl 1a
DM OFA Certified

Putz's grand father (Clar's great grandfather World Sieger VA1 Larus von Batu SchH3, Kkl `a

Larus           Ursus
 'Larus and his grand father Ursus pictured above'


Great Litter by the Import son of one of the best producers in Germany!  VA Tyson vom Kötterbusch SchH3, Kkl 1a
Father of both the World 2010 Youth Sieger and Young Dog Sieger (Champion) and grandson of the most recent top producer in Germany VA2 World Vize Sieger (Champion) Quenn von Loher Weg SchH3 Kkl 1a 

Both Parents have the highest titles and breed survey!
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DOB:  February 25, 2014
Pick of litter male available


V Nero
vom Schlicher Hof
IPO3, Kkl a
VA Tyson vom Kottersbusch son)
Nero's father:

VA Tyson
vom Kötterbusch SchH3, Kkl 1a

View puppies pedigree/Ancestors here

Outstanding puppies for your consideration from parents who have competed at the highest level, earned the highest of titles in Germany, breed surveyed by the German Koermeister allowed and suitable for breeding!



V1 Zessa
vom Haus Merkel
AD, BH, SchH2, IPO3, Kkl 1a

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 puppies with calm temperament for Family Companion/Protection  $2000-$2200
* SELECT:   
House raised handsome puppies for Companion/Protection $2500 -  $3000 
Show quality Breeding Prospects and Family Companion/Protection  $3500 - $4500
Show/Breeding/Schutzhund (IPO) potential Top Prospects and Family Companion for Protection    $5000 - $6500
 Pick of litter, Show/Breeding/Schutzhund (IPO) potential
$6500 -$8500
Prices may change to reflect non breeding or non competition; titles of parents
 as well as the amount of training the puppy has for it's age.


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.  Therefore they will be spayed/neutered once retired from breeding.  These wonderful dogs are my 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. 

We are also a true certified BREEDER OF MERIT by the AKC.  Very few have attained this in the United States and we are very proud of our 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.

These dogs are bred to be 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 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.

FYI:  Price doesn't have anything to do with AKC papers. Price has everything to do with, hip and Elbow Certifications, titles of training and proven breed worthiness, 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. Controlling bloodlines to avoid Gastric Torsion, arthritis, bad temperament, rotten teeth, and cancers or drop dead bloodlines is just as important.   Being a reputable breeder means that you do all and spend lots of money to accomplish this. So even with $2500 puppies most breeders dig into their pockets to pay around 20K overage a year to get you the best puppies. I would rather see people who buy those less quality dogs from questionable breeders (who do not have each and everyone of their dogs health tested and certified) take that money to rescue and save a life versus support someone who doesn't do right by the breed.