von dem Felsengebirge Kennels
translation: "from the Rocky Mountains"
Our passion is the preservation of the German Shepherd to remain an all around utilitarian, whether it be for service, sport, or family companion.
We acquired our first German Shepherd Dog from the humane society almost 50 years ago and have since had a passion for the breed.
All of our German Shepherd Dogs are from 100% European Champion Imported bloodlines.
Although we can appreciate extreme drive working lines, that is not what we choose to produce through our kennel. Instead, we prefer a middle ground dog with beauty and still plenty of brawn to be a protective GSD without the over active level of working line drives.
Temperament and health are of utmost importance. Correct and sound structure of the German Shepherd, according to the standards of the German SV, are also required of our breeding dogs.
We are also active in providing suitable German Shepherd dogs for therapy assistance, SAR training and other areas of service work.
Previously, we were very involved in Schutzhund sport and the German showing for over 12 years at the National level.
Schutzhund is done in a trial setting and is a European sport which was originated to evaluate the temperament and trainability of each German Shepherd dog for breeding.
As well as being active members of our family, our German Shepherds are worked and trained on a regular basis.
All of our personal German Shepherd dogs are AKC registered, DNA'd, x-rayed, tattooed and micro-chipped.
Our German Shepherd puppies are family raised and socialized. They are individually selected to meet the needs and requests of each new home as closely as possible.
Continued assistance is always available in the upbringing of your German Shepherd puppies, as is basic thru advanced training, and our Canine Camp.