Welcome to vom Pearlinhaus,
where Quality Bred and Family Loved AKC German Shepherds are raised in the home.
We're located in South Washington, close to the Columbia River. Our area is rich with western history and offers a variety of attractions such as the Maryhill Museum, Stonehenge, various Wineries, and of course the best Wind Surfing conditions in the Scenic Columbia River Gorge. We have the best of everything here that nature has to offer! We love outdoor activities around here and our "fur kids" enjoy it as much as we do.We love our dogs as family members. They live with us in our home, not in kennels. The personal photos you see on these pages are of our dogs in their every day life. They're true family dogs
When we do have puppies, they are raised in our home until 4 weeks old, then they start going outside to our fenced yard as well as their indoor /outdoor nursery area to experience a little more of their world such as the horse(s), cats and other life (pics on puppy page), but continue to spend their days interacting in our family life.
A written GOOD HEALTH GUARANTEE goes with each puppy! We do this because we KNOW that nature can throw a curve ball out of the blue (how many of us know a family member with health trouble that no one else in the family has had? I do) So we give a written guarantee in case any life threatening issue should arise. We would NOT walk out on you!
Our dogs come from beautiful lines. Some have CH ancestors in their background, some are direct offspring of Titled parents. I love them all!. **Just because my dad or grandfather or great grandfather etc are not around anymore, does that make me any less from those same awesome bloodlines? Of course NOT! I am who I came from! As are our dogs They carry the same bloodlines as their champion past relatives. I believe in our dogs, the same way others believe in theirs (and should!).
Ours are high quality, down to earth, traditional built German Shepherds with carefully selected bloodlines consisting of Work, Therapy and CH Show lineage to give you the best of the best. The original dogs were not separated into just work, or just color, or such trends. In my opinion, these lines were never meant to be segregated from each other. Each dog was meant to carry all traits, a well rounded "can do everything" breed. So our pedigrees include Service titles; Therapy (TDI), Tracking,(CDX/TD), Utility (UD/ROM), Companion (CDX), as well as ROMs and of course the usual Sch I,II, & III, V & VA1 ratings.
I think we all know that quality can come at a fair price. Our ancestor lines are competitive with the best, our pups go home with the same guarantees as others, and our pups are affordable for families. I will ALWAYS work with my new families with any questions or concerns they may have. Thus the reason to stay in touch with our "puppy families" as much as possible, (with respect to your privacy of course!) as well as to monitor our lines.... and I've been blessed with THE BEST of families!
Even though we don't travel to shows and competitions, I don't believe our family dogs are "less than" one that competes in shows, would you? Especially if they are from the same or similar bloodlines, (sometimes the very same lines that ARE in the show rings). But whether you choose "family pet" life OR "show" life, I believe all dogs should be part of a family and ours are and I hope you feel the same.
One of the perks of being so rural and not traveling, is that without the high overhead of the show life, naturally our prices can be lower and so they are. They are priced for families, as that is what our dogs are meant to be....family dogs. Also, since our dogs are not trained to be handled by everyone, (such as the show dogs MUST be), I prefer and do ask that strangers not expect to act as the handler or expect mine to obey your orders, that's just my personal preference and choice. (and that may come with criticism of course) I can bring them to obedience with a snap of my fingers and that is what we expect them to do. We are a family and the dogs are first and foremost our family members, mannerly for the most part, and not there to entertain and be handled by all. I watch for their reactions to people who come into our circle, and I do trust their instincts, they are rarely wrong. Their high intelligence is why I request all who get a puppy from us to get obedience training started early. They will be big, powerful and loving of their families, they DESERVE us to be their leaders.
Are you looking for a family protector, or the neighborhood playmate to everyone? German Shepherds can be taught either way!! That's part of the greatness of the German Shepherd. In just my life alone (of over 50 years, and not including my dad's years and grandparent's years of combined experience as well as a brother who breeds his pair) we have had all kinds of personalities in our family German Shepherds. That's the reason I love the breed so much, it's so versatile!
In my opinion, raising them in the home is also important! I believe a family life from the start makes a more stable, family minded companion/ protector. Our pups are born in our home so they have a natural bond with humans right from the beginning (and that bond transfers to you) and a realistic family/home experience from birth on. These are true FAMILY shepherds! This way of raising the pups has been in my family as far back as the 1930s, and over 80 years later they're still raised as a big part of our family.
Although our pups are capable of becoming anything you want them to become,
I hope they become your family member first and foremost.
My father had German Shepherds as did his father, who also had a knack for training. After 40 plus years of working with dogs, my training knowledge and breeding theories and knowledge have grown as well. I continue to research new data,.. from top trainers that share their vast knowledge, as well as following vet and breeder research and their constantly updated health knowledge and information. There are lot of breakthroughs and theories out there now that intrigue me. A good example is the subject of HD. I have found his subject has strong opinions on both sides of the Vit C research, so to be safe, I add it, ....again, better to be safe than sorry right?
Not one of us is perfect, and we all have had our learning curves. Being open to learning from others is something I think I can grow from. I've benefited from the vast experience of other big kennels, trainers and breeders. There are some amazing people out there that share their huge learning experiences,... from basic training, to health care, to housing needs, to food theories, etc,etc! Their vast knowledge as well as what I had learned growing up has taught me so much! I believe we should all be open minded to learning, and always know that we can improve, correct, and continue to grow so that we can provide the best for our awesome breed.
My love for the German Shepherd started with the dogs of my childhood in the early 60s, and it pushes me to improve at every chance I can get. My grandfather first introduced me to training at an early age, so I guess you could say that my interest is inherited from him. I trained my first one, a sable German Shepherd, when I was 12 /13 yrs old. I taught him to climb, watch,"send away", come, stop, sit, lay down,stay, heel,etc.all with hand signals as well as voice commands. I was hooked from that point on (I have been told more than once by a sibling that I was always out training with our dogs LOL!) For me, it's a fun and fascinating field and I will continue to soak up all the research and facts until my last breath!
I love those German Shepherds I knew as a child, and I'm very particular to the quality of dogs I have today. They're impressive, intelligent, devoted, gentle when needed and stable enough for a family pet, yet solid, brave, confident and intimidating enough to protect their family.
This is the regal and truly versatile dog it was intended to be.
My goal is to take all these strong structures, high intelligence, and stable temperaments and
breed them back into the mainstream German Shepherds for real families!
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From Military Working Dogs, (down through history and today) to Police K-9, Search and Rescue & Family Companions/ Protectors, this is a truly versatile breed!
Working long hours, side by side with their partners after 9/11
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Quality Family German Shepherds
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Another special thank you goes out to all the 4 legged soldiers out there keeping our loved ones safe. More would be lost without the detection and protection skills of these K-9s, not to mention the emotional comfort a bond can give! Our thoughts and prayers go out for their safety as well so that they can continue to serve and safeguard our loved ones.They give their lives for those who give theirs.
A Quick View of our Dogs
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"
Sick child's best friend.
child's favorite pillow
I also think the diet and maintenance care of these awesome dogs should be as natural & toxin free as possible. Like it was when we were kids and everything was a little more natural. Dogs just seemed to live healthier, longer lives. But that's just my own families experience, others might disagree and that's ok, each has a right to their own beliefs. But for every nay sayer of natural health care, there is another in favor of it with research to back it up... licensed vets' research included on each side of the issue. Each individual has to decide for themselves and their dog. Around here, I use Wolf Creek Ranch products in addition to my veterinarian. The natural products they offer cover everything from meds to shampoos and flea treatments.
**A friend's Welsh Corgi came down with vet confirmed Kennel Cough once and all the meds the vet was prescribing were super expensive and not doing much for her poor sweet Corgi. I suggested Wolf Creek Ranch products, she researched, ordered their products, and he improved as soon as she started the herbal meds and was completely well within 3 days. (It's worth looking into) http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/
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Raising German Shepherds in Washington / Oregon area,
the Columbia River Gorge, is a joy and my passion.
"I'm happiest when I'm with my shepherd"
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