I would just like to take a minute and thank Jamie and Vogelhaus for what they do. When I lost my GSD last year I was pretty devastated. He had been my partner on patrol as a police K9 for 7.5 years before retiring and enjoying his home life. He had been my first official working dog and was a Czech Shepherd. I had been contemplating doing the K9 program again and began looking for a breeder. I found Vogelhaus and saw the dogs, read Jamie’s bio and observed that not only was she breeding her dogs, but also working them. I also noticed that her limited litters that were upcoming were unfortunately sold out. I contacted Jamie with the hopes she could direct me to a breeder(s) she would recommend as I understood her litters would be unavailable for some time. Jamie and I had a wonderful conversation where I felt even more secure in her and her program and hopefully she felt comfortable with me as a prospective purchaser. I told her exactly what I was looking for as far as temperament, confidence, intelligence, athleticism etc. She asked me to wait a bit as she had “some things in the fire”. Jamie contacted me shortly thereafter and said she was receiving a Czech female who was already pregnant and sent me links to the parents (Frida). She said I could have a male out of that litter if one met the criteria. The pups were born and about 5.5 weeks later Jamie said Alphonse was the one. Trusting Jamie, we came down and picked up Alphonse 2.5 weeks later. He was a very serious confident pup unfazed by anything. As a side benefit he was also stunning in appearance, which means nothing for a working dog but it’s a nice bonus! In the following 4 months Alphonse, now Mayhem has been maturing better than I could’ve ever hoped. He’s a very confident, stable and intelligent dog. He’s also very HEALTHY. He is cautious when exposed to new things but rarely if ever scared and works through (with me) any unknowns. He has a great drive and is, as importantly, very eager to please and accomplish tasks. He has a great nose too. All the building blocks to grow into an exceptional Police K9. Thank you Jamie and Vogelhaus for doing what you do, and in the manner in which you do it. She is always there for support and following Mr. Mayhems progress. You don’t just get a GSD from Vogelhaus, you are brought into a very close community. If there’s any doubt left as to the validity of the above, I’m writing this en-route to pick up a second puppy from Vogelhaus for my mother as a companion/protector from the the Gaya litter. -The Marsden family.
After moving to our farm, we decided to set out in search of a puppy to raise for family protection. We spent several months researching as many German Shepherd breeders as we could find. We had definite ideas on qualities and types of programs we were, and were NOT, looking for. A search for DDR stud dogs led us to Vogelhaus German Shepherds and the ever so stunning Konig.
From the first conversation with Jamie discussing the program and Vogelhaus philosophy, we knew we had to have one of her dogs. In all the other research we had done, nothing stood out like Vogelhaus. Jamie’s dedication to bettering the breed shone through in her approach to puppy education and the quality of the dogs she chose for breeding. We couldn’t finalizeour application fast enough and added our names to the Freya X Konig litter. We joined the Vogelhaus Family FB page to keep up on all the various program updates and started our wait.
Almost 2 years after our initial conversation, Jamie placedD-Litter’s “Deimos von Vogelhaus” aka Miller in our home. At this time, Miller is nine months old and there has not been a single moment of regret or insecurity about choosing and waiting for a Vogelhaus dog. Jamie flawlessly selected this amazing puppy for our family. She goes above and beyond to support us as buyers by sharing her wealth of knowledge, answering questions and keeping us accountable. You literally could not ask for a more dedicated individual.
We could fill the whole website with things we appreciate and admire about our gorgeous boy. Miller is stable, driven, athletic, intelligent and extremely trainable. As Miller grows and learns he is not only showing excellent promise for the job he was selected for, he is pursuing his potential to be a police K9. He is aloof around strangers and carries himself with remarkable presence. Even as a young dog he impresses us with his confidence and discernment as a guardian. He can play and run with our kids, train in bite-work and tracking and then settle down with an excellent off-switch. Miller has been exposed to large tractor equipment, livestock, gunfire, new buildings, elementary school dismissals, busses, sports practice, feed stores, sirens, fireworks, heights and wonky surfaces. Through it all he remained calm, confident and did not waiver. Miller’s quality is all encompassing as product of careful and deliberate breeding. We couldn’t be more honored to have a piece of the Vogelhaus legacy.
As a retired police officer and current security coordinator for a NJ school district I was tasked with researching and implementing a school detection K9 program. Having experience with the GSD breed I began researching Czech/DDR GSDs for selection for the detection program because of their known workability.
During the research of breeders/importers throughout the US I came across the Vogelhaus website and immediately recognized and professionalism and attention to details. I reached out to Vogelhaus and was almost immediately contacted by Jamie.
I could tell by her questions during the initial interview she really cared about where her puppies were placed and how they would be raised. It was during this call I felt that a Vogelhaus puppy would be perfect for the school. Jamie even visited the school with Konig. (Echo’s father)
I joined Vogalhaus Family Group and was blown away. The daily videos posted to the group showing puppy imprinting in the critical periods of their development was directly in-line with all current research and recommendations. Jamie keeps all the selected families up to date on the puppies.
I was fortunate to be selected for a female in the Konig/Gaya E litter. We followed those puppies from birth to the day we picked her up on the family page. Jamie selected yellow collar female “Edie” (renamed Echo) for the detection program and she couldn’t have been more correct. Echo came to work with me every day since 8 weeks old, working on her environmental socialization and hunting ability. Because of the foundation training Jamie did during the 0-7 weeks’ time frame, my training/socialization of Echo was simple.
Echo is a beautiful, high drive dark sable with an excellent temperament. Her trainability is exceptional, and she is self-confident but not hostile towards anyone. She is perfect to many standards of the German Shepherd Dog.
In seeking a working GSD breeder I have found the best around. I feel I didn’t “buy” a puppy but invested into a family of helpful, knowledgeable and professional GSD breeder and owners at Vogelhaus.
I don’t really know where to begin with this because I rarely find the words that accurately describe my experiences with Xerxes. Xerxes is blue collar male out of C litter “Chips.” For starters, Jamie does everything physically possible to prepare her puppies for whatever their purpose will end up being, whether it’s barnhunt, PSA, Service Dog work, IGP, flyball, or lastly but vertically not least- simply being a pet. She goes above and beyond for her dogs, the preservation of the GSD breed itself, and the puppies she produces. Xerxes is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. And the funny part is, I didn’t even think he was going to be the puppy I’d end up with! Jamie choses homes based on very VERY specific details, needs, and wants and I’m forever grateful she chose “Chips” for me, because I couldn’t fathom any other dog for me. She’s incredibly good at what she does and she knows exactly what she’s doing. At 10 months old he excels in bite work (we do PSA) while simultaneously excelling in SD work, he’s an incredibly stable dog; was house and crate trained at 10 weeks old, brilliant as can be, sweet as can be, and happy as can be. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better best friend, protector, and everything else he is that I couldn’t sum up in to words if I tried. Vogelhaus for life.
When I was looking to get a dog the search is always difficult. When looking for a German Shepherd the search is even harder. So many different lines such as American, DDR, Western German Show Line, Czech lines, Western German Working lines. Then their are colors from black and tan, sable, red and black, bi-color and the list goes on and on. I was on the fence about getting a working line GSD as I wasn't confident about my abilities as a trainer, handler and father of two young children and didn't want too much dog. At the same time, I wanted a healthy, steady, social and eager dog. I called several breeders before Jamie and its always a daunting process of asking health and temperament related questions without offending the breeder while also gathering enough info to weed out the backyard breeders or those breeding without purpose. Shortly after getting in touch with her I was on the phone discussion her kennel, what she breeds for, health testing, and about 40 minutes later I knew I found the right breeder. I few weeks later I was at her kennel playing with her dogs and it confirmed our conversation.
A little of an outsiders thoughts on her process. You tell her the ideal attributes of the ideal dog you want and she picks. I know that sounds harsh, you probably imagine walking in and picking the cutest one, or the most outgoing one, or the one you "bond" with but that isn't the case for good reason. She observes these dogs over several weeks and has numerous tests and pairs them accordingly. In addition, its not just her, she has a community of trainers, handlers fellow breeders that come in and test the puppies out. From these assessments along the way you get the dog you should have. For me, I wanted a dog that could be everything, a family dog, a sport dog, a hiking companion, and a best friend. Others owners from my litter wanted strictly sport or strictly family dogs and they all seemingly got what they wanted.
About a year into having my dog from Jamie (Emma), I have everything I wanted. I can take her to club and watch her run down field and bite full and calm onto a decoy, I can also send her down the hall into a place command on my kids beds for bedtime stories. I can pull her out of her crate and play the nastiest game of tug with her and a few hours later have her on a hike with me where she'll casually walk up and say hello to other hikers when I let her. Then I can pull her back out of the crate do some hurdles, heeling and flashy obedience. To end the day, I work her "lap" command where she puts her front paws and check on my lap and sits calmly for pets. I couldn't have asked for a better dog. Sadly I fought with Jamie all throughout the process second guessing her the entire time and I couldn't have been more wrong in doing so, my advise trust the process and get a dog from Jamie.
The last part worth noting is the support post sale. When you are approved for a dog, its a community. We support each other, answer questions, share feedback, and advise. Jamie also shares her training network of dog experts for board and trains, decoys, trainers for private training sessions, top decoys, and she's always there for me when I need something.
Jamie has provided the ultimate experience. She is a very knowledgeable and responsible breeder. “Breeder” isn’t even an accurate title for how much she truly cares about the this blood line and that these puppies are prepared and equipped when they’re ready to leave the VogelHaus farm. She cares so much about the bloodline and is very responsible and attentive to the strong, healthy physical traits she is continuing to pass on to each litter. She invests so much time nurturing and developing these pups in their first 8 weeks. These puppies are beyond ready for the world at 8 weeks, and you get to enjoy the process every step of the way. From the ultrasound to their birth, to their little eyes opening up, and the wrestle mania matches amongst the litter. I received updates about the litter and my puppy specifically on a daily basis through social media and text conversations. At 8 weeks Jamie sends you home with a microchipped, vaccinated, practically potty trained, confident, puppy that’s ready for work, play, and tons of love. Her dogs are all very well behaved with a healthy pack balance. I was lucky enough to get Rue, a female from the “a” litter and I couldnt be more in love with this girl. She’s perfect, and Vogelhaus GSD has provided an amazing unforgettable experience. Rue “fatty addy” from the “a” litter is the perfect companion. She’s very loyal and protective of my family, sweet and gentle with my children, and has an amazing work drive with an incredible nose. @ruedogthegsd on IG . I can’t thank Jamie enough for this amazing companion!
If your looking for a well bred, stable, physically sound dog you’ve come to the right place! I was lucky enough to receive a female pup from the “A” litter and could not be happier with my decision in Vogelhaus Shepherds and Jamie. I can honestly say I’ve never seen such commitment to producing well rounded dogs capable of anything you ask of them! I was hoping for a medium drive, not overly assertive, small female and I’m very fortunate to have received just that! She is training in flyball, agility, and is also in training as an anxiety alert service dog. She can be a wild girl at flyball yet calm collect and on the job when she’s wearing her vest. She is THE perfect package and every single day I feel blessed to have this dog! We will do great things together! Thank you Jamie at Vogelhaus for your commitment to this breed, and the commitment to your vision!
I can’t put into words how grateful I am to Vogelhaus. Before contacting Jamie, I felt as if I was being too picky when it came to what I wanted from a GSD, but Jamie made me feel like I was in the right place. Ahsoka has become my best friend, and has absolutely changed my life for the better. She is everything I’ve ever wanted in a GSD, and has excelled at everything I’ve thrown at her. At just nine weeks old she was swimming and trying to jump off an NADD dock. At five months old she was blowing her service dog trainer away while practicing public access with unbreakable concentration on me. We even completed two rounds of puppy agility where she was fearless, and there was no such thing as an obstacle.
This dog is just so impressive, intelligent, biddable, and loves to work.. Training with her feels natural, she picks up on what I need from her so quickly. Everyone that has met her loves her, even her veterinarian! At work, I use her as a demo dog to show new staff members how to handle dogs due to her kind and passive nature. Jamie has been amazing and supportive throughout my time with Ahsoka. She loves updates and is open when I come to her with any questions. Having continued breeder support is one of the best things about Vogelhaus. Vogelhaus is truly a big family, we root for one another and love watching eachother succeed. It’s amazing to see all of the extraordinary dogs that are coming out of Vogelhaus. I am so excited to see what the future holds for Ahsoka and I. Thank you, Jamie for everything I asked for in a dog.
We spent over two years seeking out the perfect breeding program to get our second working line shepherd. What we saw with Vogelhaus had us thoroughly impressed with Jamie’s program, her screening and her entire puppy rearing process. Once we spoke with Jamie we felt that we immediately connected and had met someone who truly cared about the betterment of the breed and was invested in each and everyone of her puppies. It was great to have someone understand exactly what we were looking for in a dog. We wanted a high drive male that was genetically and mentally stable with a great off switch. We needed a confident puppy that could be both a family dog and have the potential to train and title in dog sports. Benno from “B” litter, blue collar male, now Sombra was the perfect fit. It was amazing to watch him grow and see all of the great tools Jamie gave him to make him the most successful puppy for us. His prey drive and food drive is through the roof. His on switch is 100%, he’s always ready to work and can flip it off just as fast. His bite work has been a thing of beauty to watch, thank you amazing genetics. The helpers we have worked him with so far have all had wonderful things to say about him and are as excited to see him grow in the sport as we are. We have had our challenges as well, he’s a strong willed dog and likes to push the limits if given an inch. His drive has pushed me as a handler to figure out how to slow him down for our more precision based training. So make sure you know exactly what you’re looking for in your dog because with Vogelhaus you will get it! Sombra is now a year old and we’ve been embraced in the Vogelhaus family seamlessly. Jamie has created this amazing family atmosphere. She stays in regular communication with each of her owners because she truly cares how her babies are doing. We share our love of the breed, the wins and challenges as a family from A litter now to D. When the time comes for another dog we will definitely stay with Vogelhaus, we truly can’t say enough wonderful things about the program and highly recommend Jamie to anyone looking for the best dog for them.
I cannot stress how important Jamie is to us when raising Archer. Please keep in mind these are Working Line Shepherds/Active house dogs, call it what you want - they need an outlet as well as early and continued obedience. Archer is our first dog together and we couldn’t be any more happier with him, we have ‘green collar, Argos’ from ‘A litter.’ He’s healthy, very smart, has plenty of energy, very affectionate, alert and aware at all times, completely fearless, handsome as hell and gets along with our indoor cats. We’ve also gained a few friends during the whole process, it’s a positive atmosphere within the Vogelhaus Family. We take Archer once a week to the Vogelhaus Farm for obedience with Jamie and social playtime with her dogs, she has also introduced us to bite-work and her best friend Jessica has introduced Nose-work as well. If you’re leaning towards a German Shepherd I highly recommend Jamie of Vogelhaus, not only is she the definition of a reputable breeder but we’ve also gained a family friend.- Jen and Phillip
After my fiancé and I made the decision to get a working line German Shepherd, I searched for months looking for the right breeder. I stumbled across Vogelhaus in 2018 and was immediately impressed by their breeding program. It was apparent that Jaime's dogs are her life and that she is dedicated to producing healthy and stable dogs with sound temperaments. After being selected to join the Vogelhaus family I was even more impressed to be welcomed into the tight knit community that Jaime has built around her dogs and her program. Jaime took the time to assess our needs and selected a dog that would fit our lifestyle. I brought home "Denali" (now Kona) from the Konig x Freya *D* litter and could not be happier. She is almost 9 months now and routinely gets compliments when we are out in public or at training on her temperament and disposition (and of course how gorgeous she is). I believe much of that can be attributed to the hard work that Jaime does ethically breeding quality dogs and designing her program to give her puppies the tools they need to succeed in any environment. I would recommend that anyone looking for a working line German Shepherd check out Vogelhaus, you will not be disappointed!
When I first contacted Jamie about getting on the list for a puppy, I had a list a mile long of things I needed and wanted in a dog. And that list only continued to grow, prompting my friends and advisors in the dog world to start fondly referring to my yet-unborn puppy as a “unicorn dog.” They said I would be lucky to get half the items on my list. I said I’d be happy with just the things I’d labeled “the essentials,” but why not ask for the other stuff too? Fast forward to January 3rd, 2019, when I finally got to meet my fluffy little black bundle. I held him in my lap in the backseat the whole drive home. It snowed. I remember taking him out for a potty break in a dark, somewhat chaotic Chick-fil-a parking lot, snowflakes drifting down through the yellow beams of the car’s headlights. And my puppy... he pranced through this new world like he owned it, basking in his very own spotlight, oblivious to all the honking and yelling and people running to get out of the snow. And then, the car parked next to ours suddenly jerked forward as a minivan backed into it. The alarm blared, the occupants came out screaming, and I fumbled for my treat pouch to make this a positive experience while my little black ball of fluff... well. He was so entirely obsessed with trying to catch the snowflakes illuminated by our car’s headlights that he didn’t even bother to look at the circus going on not five feet away. And I could only stand there in the snow and laugh, because of course he wouldn’t care. Since then, this puppy has continued to not only meet, but far exceed my expectations in all situations and in everything I’ve thrown at him. He is, indeed, the unicorn dog. Everything I’ve ever wanted and more. I like to say that his only limit is me. He’s the kind of dog that can excel at anything. He is absolutely a once in a lifetime dog, and there are no words to express how grateful I am to Jamie for pairing us and entrusting him to me. If you are looking for your next GSD, I highly recommend Vogelhaus. Jamie’s puppy program is absolutely top notch. The amount of time and work she puts into her dogs is insane. And she’s hands down one of the most ethical breeders I know of. Whether you need a working K9, a competition dog, a family pet, or a dog that can do all three, she can deliver.
I honestly have nothing but good things to say about Jamie and Vogelhaus German Shepherds! About a year and a half ago my boyfriend and I started to research what kind of dog we wanted to add to our family. We both loved shepherds and decided to start looking for breeders. We stumbled upon Jamie’s website through Instagram and started researching everything that she did with her puppies. We knew that she was the perfect fit for us. The application process was so easy and Jamie followed up with a phone interview to really determine what kind of dog we were looking for. We’re relatively active people and were looking for an active pet dog with a good off switch and that’s exactly what we got! We were updated through the entire process and knew exactly when the puppies were coming and how they were progressing inside mom’s belly. We picked the Konig x Frida litter and Our sweet Artemis is the perfect combination of both of her parents. She is a sound dog, stable in any environment and always willing to explore new things! Through Jamie I was introduced to a large support group and Artemis is not only an active pet but she’s been introduced to PSA and loves it! She does anything we ask of her. She is great with children, adults, large crowds and other dogs! She was the perfect addition to our family and we couldn’t ask for a better breeder. At almost 10 months old Artemis is thriving and we always have Jamie’s support whether it’s to just keep her updated on how Artemis is doing or if we have questions, she is always there to answer them. With her experience and wealth of knowledge, she has answered almost every question we have had about being new dog parents! We will definitely be getting another Vogelhaus dog in the future when the time comes!
My family and I would like to thank Jamie for blessing us with a wonderful and loving pup Cerberus Vonvogelhaus (Xander). He has been such a joy to our family.
Xander loves to work whether it is obiediance and agility. He has a ball drive like it's nobody's business.
Xander thinks he is a lap dog but at 10 months old and 82 pounds he certainly tries. He is such a cuddler.
We are so proud of how Xander has grown into a very lovable Hunky Boy!
Jamie did a wonderful job of selecting the right pup for our family.
Steve, Sherry and Sam
Arya is everything I dreamed of having and more. She is a sweet and loving companion, bubbly and full of personality, but also confident and brave. She is so intelligent and driven to please, she fit perfectly in my home from day one and I can’t imagine life without her. At home she is a laid back old soul, but she can go all day when we want to. She constantly impresses me with how she just gets things, this is the first dog that I’ve raised from a puppy and she made it seem like a breeze. Jamie went above and beyond preparing these puppies for the world and you can definitely tell, an amazing breeder that truly cares and goes the extra mile. I am so thankful that I found her and subsequently got my dream dog. I can’t wait until it’s time to get my second Vogelhaus puppy!