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 co-partnership with On Point K9, the Gaya litter.
-The Marsden family.
My name is Mary Reed and I just wanted to say a few things about what an awesome breeder Jamie is. From our first contact she was a book of knowledge. She educated us about the German Shepherd breed. A relationship was started even before the puppies were born and has developed into a friendship. Once the puppies were born, Jamie made us feel part of their lives through photos, phone calls, texts, and visits. Jamie gets all of her shepherds from Europe and they are bred impeccably. Our girl Shayna is going to be 7 months old. She is the sweetest girl with with the best disposition due to the finest breeding. When we got her she was already trained to go to the bathroom outside. She could do the stairs, nothing startled her, and she loves people! This was all because of Jamie’s training. I could go on and on. Vogelhaus Shepherds rock!!!
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 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