Grünberg Shepherds

"Where peace of mind is just
another member of the family"

Adult Dogs

When Grünberg Shepherds acquires an adult dog, it is offered for sale as soon as possible.

Usually, we get adult dogs when we are given a particular set of requirements by an owner-to-be. This way the dog is custom-tailored to specific needs and an owner need not pay for unnecessary training or titles.  Purchasing an incorrect dog is like jamming your foot into a wrong shoe.

So what’s the difference between buying a puppy and an adult dog?

 A puppy is truly a genetic wish. Figuratively, you are buying the parents. This is an important reason to buy from a breeder that has invested time and money in stock and has a sound grasp of pedigrees. A breeder should easily be able to answer the question, "Why were these two dogs bred?" The answer should be much more than “they are good looking” or “they eat their food well.”

A puppy is more cost effective, although responsible families understand there will be a commitment to training. And many clients enjoy the puppy stage and want to rear the pup themselves.  Most families can handle a puppy and training if they are willing to participate in Grünberg’s Puppy Imprint training.

When a dog is a puppy, no one can guarantee a competitor, if that is what a client wants to do. And no one can guarantee the dog will be worthy of breeding. Although we realize most do not need a dog for breeding or competing, some people want to know their dog’s exact potential.

Think of it like this: If two Olympic gold medalists get married and have children, those children will most likely be athletic. But will they all be gold medalists? Probably not.

If  a client wants a dog for a very targeted or specific reason, or they don’t want to deal with a puppy, purchasing an adult is the best option.

An adult is a finished product. You would have to have a bigger budget initially but, in the long run, you may save money.  This greatly appeals to busy families.  In general, a new owner just has to learn which buttons to push and the adult dog does as he is told.

If you want to breed, you will know immediately if the dog is worthy. Hips have been checked, titles won and Korring (a confirmation classification for breeding) is finished. Protection?  Preliminary training is finished and you and your dog will soon be a team.

Purchasing an adult dog is truly a luxury. You get a completely trained family companion right from the beginning.


GoranGoran: Stud, personal dog.
Sch 3, FH 1, KKL 1, certified working service dog, all around general Superman(!)

Owned by Marisa Shaw, the guiding force of Grünberg Shepherds.

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In Marisa’s words:

Oh my gosh, I love this dog. He is just right for me. I need a dog that is extremely good looking, very handler responsive and will be very combative (to the attacker) in protection work. Now we take the same dog and can turn him loose in a nursery school. That's hard to find.

When I first heard of Goran, I was intrigued. I loved his pedigree. It is very consistent and has more than it's share of what we call "bangers.”

I noticed he had some truly historic dogs in his pedigree. Then I looked at his bite work. The dog hit like a freight train and look in his eye was thrilling! Here is a truly courageous dog from the heart; the kind of dog that would lay down his life for me.

But I will say that I was still reserved because all the other things have to be there. Here is what won me over. When I heard he was such a friendly open dog that was so into his handler, the type of dog that gazes at you with adoring eyes, I was almost hooked.

GoranThe clincher was taking him to a German playground called a kinderpark. So charming! He adored the kids. They bounced all around him, gave him hugs and he enjoyed them, truly enjoyed them.

Goran has not disappointed. He understands his job is to be with me and watch over the family. He is loyal and devoted. There is no ceiling as to what this dog is capable of. He has blended with our family so well. He has been on vacation with us and has gone to soccer tournaments.

He is well mannered and I love the way he always checks in with me. I really look forward to our future together and to his puppies, of course. I made an excellent choice not only for me but for my clients as well.

HeroHero

Owned by Trisha Selbach

Some day I will grow up and
be just like my dad (Echo).


EikEik

Owned by Dr. Tonia Shamoo

Eik is a stunningly beautiful dog with a generous heart. He is very affectionate and loves to be cuddled. He works as a service dog for emotionally challenged children.


AthosAthos

Owned by Trisha Selbach


Enya

Enya has awesome strength of character, which shows through in her offspring.

Enya2

Chipsy

Our newest girl, Chipsy von Calculatorhof, is a delight! We’re looking forward to breeding her to Goran any day now.


GoranGoran: Stud, personal dog.
Sch 3, FH 1, KKL 1, certified working service dog, all around general Superman(!)

Owned by Marisa Shaw, the guiding force of Grünberg Shepherds.

In Marisa’s words:

Oh my gosh, I love this dog. He is just right for me. I need a dog that is extremely good looking, very handler responsive and will be very combative (to the attacker) in protection work. Now we take the same dog and can turn him loose in a nursery school. That's hard to find.

When I first heard of Goran, I was intrigued. I loved his pedigree. It is very consistent and has more than it's share of what we call "bangers.”

I noticed he had some truly historic dogs in his pedigree. Then I looked at his bite work. The dog hit like a freight train and look in his eye was thrilling! Here is a truly courageous dog from the heart; the kind of dog that would lay down his life for me.

But I will say that I was still reserved because all the other things have to be there. Here is what won me over. When I heard he was such a friendly open dog that was so into his handler, the type of dog that gazes at you with adoring eyes, I was almost hooked.

GoranThe clincher was taking him to a German playground called a kinderpark. So charming! He adored the kids. They bounced all around him, gave him hugs and he enjoyed them, truly enjoyed them.

Goran has not disappointed. He understands his job is to be with me and watch over the family. He is loyal and devoted. There is no ceiling as to what this dog is capable of. He has blended with our family so well. He has been on vacation with us and has gone to soccer tournaments.

He is well mannered and I love the way he always checks in with me. I really look forward to our future together and to his puppies, of course. I made an excellent choice not only for me but for my clients as well.

AnnieAnnie: brood bitch

Annie is the perfect girl; even-tempered and such a pistol in obedience! She is a dream dog. We call her "Boo-meister" and she is my 13-year-old's guardian. Annie will tear up the field in obedience, finish up the helper in protection and then cuddle on Lily's bed for a nighttime story.

Annie loves obedience. She has snap, crackle and pop. For her recall, Annie will not only come in like a locomotive but give you change for a ten besides. Her send-out is to die for and her heeling is energetic and focused. She is a pleasure in every aspect. She flies over the hurdle and the scaling wall is effortless.

She also has the heart of a true warrior. Her hold and guard is right up in the helper's face. Annie flew right on the bite suit. She would take on the Boston Bruins given the opportunity.

This very same dog can go into the local elementary school and pose for an art class on the structure of animals. With her friendly and outgoing personality, kids gravitate to her and can crawl all over her.
Yes, Annie is very special.

JosieJosie

"JoJo," as she is affectionately called, is the perfect blending of East meets West.  Her mother is pure East German (DDR) and her father is from West German work lines. She has an open, friendly character and very good nerve strength. She is a fun, upbeat dog who is always up for a walk and will pick up something like a small tree trunk and carry it the whole way. We look forward to entering JoJo in the breeding program and know she will be a wonderful, nuturing mother, just like her own mother.

Congrats to Josie, who just received and OFA “excellent” on her hips. Way to go!

 

HeroHero

Owned by Trisha Selbach

Some day I will grow up and
be just like my dad (Echo).


EikEik

Owned by Dr. Tonia Shamoo

Eik is a stunningly beautiful dog with a generous heart. He is very affectionate and loves to be cuddled. He works as a service dog for emotionally challenged children.


AthosAthos

Owned by Trisha Selbach


TallyTally

Tally is an exciting new addition at Grunberg. Hailing from the famous Salztalblick Kennels in Germany, Tally has incredible ball drive, an honest, open personality and is definitely a "game on" kind of dog.

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Enya

Enya has awesome strength of character, which shows through in her offspring.

Enya2

Chipsy

Our newest girl, Chipsy von Calculatorhof, is a delight! We’re looking forward to breeding her to Goran any day now.

Pedigree Information

Echo: pedigree

Uslan: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/614045.html

Gunther: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/333959.html

Holly: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/389659.html

Annie: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/para.utkoma?fadir=126012&modir=88962

Vetti: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/399330.html

Brenna: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/415446.html

Miss Kessy: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/384510.html

Eik: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/81274.html

Igor: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/123480.html

Rex: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/411782.html

Seline: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/362002.html

Canto: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/printer/477760.html

Goran: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/535129.html

Tally: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/516403.html

Klara:
  Klara’s parents are Sonia von Grunberg and Eik

Hero:
  Hero’s parents are Echo and Annie

Josie:

Athos:

Chipsy: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/5/123666.html

 

Downloads

Puppy Deposit Contract

Puppy Guarantee/Bill of Sale

Hip positioning video

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