Welcome to Vom PearlinhausGSDS
Family Loved, Health Guaranteed, AKC Family German Shepherds born and raised in our family.
We are intent on breeding for the ultimate family dog and that's our main goal. Why a family dog instead of show dog? This link to an interview with a highly honored professional "old school" German Shepherd expert describes exactly why I breed for the "instinctual" trait rather than show traits: www.german-shepherdherding.com/the-genetic-origin-of-the-breed/
I love those German Shepherds I knew as a child, and I'm very particular to find those qualities in the picks 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 the family.
This is the regal and truly versatile dog it was intended to be. My aim is to take all these strong structures, high intelligence, and stable temperaments and breed them back into the mainstream German Shepherds meant for families, and hopefully bring back the instinctual intelligence all but gone now.
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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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of a German Shepherd!
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Family German Shepherds
Loving towards their families. Devoted to their children
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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.
"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
Raising German Shepherds in our country style life,
in the 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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Thank You ....for all you do.
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We are first and foremost a family.
We are, simply put, a family that loves the German Shepherd Dog and we share this love with others. We are NOT a kennel so don't expect the professional atmosphere of a competition breeder or commercial breeder, either on this website or at our home. When we do have puppies, it's best to get your name on the waiting list or "reserved pick" list. A written GOOD HEALTH GUARANTEE (refund or exchange) goes home with each puppy!
If you are looking for a cheap way to get into the competition circles, please look elsewhere, that is not what we're about. We don't breed kennel dogs, our dogs are meant for family lives. Our down to earth world of family dogs, and the high roller world of competition dogs in arena trials and bite games, for ribbons and trophies are as different as day is to night. If you're intent is on entering that world, my advice is to go to that world, find a top competition kennel/breeder and get your dog from them. I've been told by a former competitor that it's all about who you know and politics, so one of their own dogs is your best bet. Yes you'll pay a lot more, but it's their world, using one of their dogs in their world is only fair.
Now, if you're looking for a family companion that will excel in training, (training at least obedience, is a must due to their high intelligence) be the top in it's obedience class, can play ball with your kids, intimidate and raise his hair and even show some teeth at an intruder or unwelcomed stranger (but not go berserk unless needed), can go to show n tell with your son / daughter, be your 4 legged vacuum following after your kids, and be there to soothe the tears of an upsetting day, and cuddle at your feet (or in your lap!) after a grueling day at work, THAT'S what we're all about, that's what we strive for. ..*There is an occasional "working attitude" pup for a high energy/high drive working home, but these are not the norm for us and we recommend them for a working homes or highly experienced homes only*... You can see our family on our "About Us" page. Our dogs aren't drilled for competition trials, and they don't live outside in kennels. They have a dog house or two outside but won't even use them LOL! They live with us in our home and they know it. No we don't compete, but our dogs carry the same pedigree names/genes, they are as smart as the competition dogs, and maybe even more stable and loving due to their everyday life. (at least I have heard this from others that, until meeting ours, did not like German Shepherds LOL). I believe the difference is the way they are raised from conception up to the time they go from our home to yours. Our pups are born and raised in a family setting, not a kennel setting. Those competition games are just not for us, no offense meant towards them, that just isn't our world.
Our world, is in a calm yet occasionally hectic home setting. I believe the atmosphere that surrounds the dog from the time the mom is pregnant (just like other mammals, us humans included) and especially through the first few weeks of life makes a difference in the future life of the dog and it's potential family. The personal photos you see on these pages are of our dogs in their every day life, this is our world. They're absolute family dogs. I would like to think that my hard work to get back to the awesome instinctual intelligence of dogs of the past, but with family being it's "job" and that job is so natural to it, and is it's passion, it's very reason for being, that it's worth it. A dog that is so intelligent, it can work independently, with your trust that he/she will do the right thing.
I've often wondered if I was alone in these beliefs, but then I found this interview with a highly respected "old school" professional and seasoned veteran in the breed: "Schäfermeister" Manfred Heyne. Although our specialties are in different areas (my goal is the family dog, his being the herding dog) we agree on the instincual intelligence issue.
Some educational information regarding his expertise on "instinctual intelligence" is found in this website's pages: http://www.german-shepherdherding.com/the-genetic-origin-of-the-breed/ I hope all look into it, it's extremely insightful.
Family dogs living a family life
Our dogs work at home. They are protective, yet playful, loving and gentle with the family and friends. More than once they have settled the fear of a child and in just a few minutes, the child has reached out to the dog. This is why I choose family shepherds.
I come from a long line of German Shepherd people, people that had family type German Shepherds, not show types. Their dogs worked at home as ours do still today. My father had German Shepherds as did his father, who also had a knack for training. Their dogs were never a part of the competition world back then either, but were family dogs through and through. We played football (tackle yet!) frisbee, swam with them and snuck the food to them that we as kids didn't want LOL! Some of these dogs were trained far beyond the usual obedience and manners and might even have been top champions if they had been raised in that competition world, but as my dad always said, "the dog can't read and doesn't care about a shiny object", and he's right, only people care about those things.
As I was growing up, more often than not there were no fences to define property lines, the dogs just seemed to know where they belonged and that family was to be taken care of and intruders were to be kept out. These dogs were not trained to know this, they just seemed to "know". Our dogs aren't asked to "perform" for people's entertainment, I won't "put them through hoops" for anyone. They understand our language around here, are mannerly and obedient to us and not all of them will like a stranger, some do some don't, but I'm the pack leader and can stop them in their tracks if needed. They're individuals just like my two legged kids are and I know their personalities better than anyone.
There are family stories of these family dogs saving kids (even when the child was not their own), warding off drunk intruders, keeping strays from hurting us and yet leaving alone the wildlife that inhabited our property. This was all done without special attack training. One of our dogs even "helped" my little brother bring home a few baby bunnies, she never hurt them but carried one home in her mouth while my brother carried a few more in his shirt. Mother of course had them put the bunnies back, but this shows how a family German Shepherd can be. This is what was bred into the German Shepherds of days gone by. If there was no apparent danger nor "air of danger" they were fine. They didn't need to be ordered to do these things, they just seemed to know. With no actual "guard dog" training, they guarded with instinct and intelligence. Here's another example: My Uncle came from the east one year and even though our male had never met him, he greeted him as if he KNEW it was family!! How did he know? We didn't "introduce" him. This dog that did NOT like strangers accepted this man and acted as if he had known him for YEARS and that having him there was no big deal! This is the intelligence we strive for. Our dogs don't care that they don't have trophies (but if they could talk, they might brag that their parents or grandparents do LOL!) But more importantly, they have good instincts.They don't need the game of being taunted and hit with noisy sticks or ordered to bite padded suits in a training facility or arena in order to do their job here at our home, or on a ranch, or farm, or as therapy or personal assistant dogs. They do this with instinctual intelligence better than any other dog.
After 40 plus years of being with these family minded dogs, my training and breeding theories / knowledge have grown as well. I continue to research new findings / data. Continued growth of knowledge is so important in any thing we do, and I think everyone should be open to all that is offered out there today. There is tremendous opportunity for educational growth when a person is open to learning from the experiences of others. There are some amazing people out there that love to share their knowledge with those that are eager to listen and learn. These "teachers" come from all areas of expertise; from long established competition breeders or kennel breeders, to professional trainers, to vets and researchers with their constantly updated findings, to our own family and their many combined years, there are those that are open to sharing their experiences with those that are eager to listen. Their vast combined knowledge, as well as what I have learned from my own learning curves, 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 future 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 monopolizing our dogs" because I was always out training with our dogs LOL!) It's true! I LOVED working with the dogs! 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!
Our Dogs' Parents, Grandparents & Gr.Grandparents