COURAGE - CHARACTER - PREDICTABILITY
puppies by Anatomy; Loyal Companions
and Protection by Nature; Health and Longevity by good
genetics; and proven by Health
Testing Certifications. Brought to you by a
thoughtful knowledgeable trusted
breeder of over 45 years.
Breeders of the finest quality Schutzhund/IPO
titled & Breed Surveyed German Shepherds in the United
States. Our breeding
the integrity of the
German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the ideal human-canine bond.
"BREEDING HEALTHY DOGS BY DESIGN"
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are NOT to replace a veterinarian visit; please take your dog to a vet
immediately at any sign of odd behavior or any symptoms of illness or
injury. Call your vet and describe your dog's symptoms with any of your
concerns about the dog's well-being. Your veterinarian may discover
changes in your dog's health that you have overlooked. It is always
better to err on the side of caution
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My beloved mother
(Dorothy Conner Merkel
Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.
Always on my mind forever in my heart!
THIS IS WHAT WE FEED & RECOMMEND
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Victor dog foods, this formula is free
from Corn, Wheat, Soy or Glutens and is also
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HOW TO GREET A DOG
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BEST INFORMATION YOU CAN EVER HAVE ON MEETING OTHER PEOPLES
DOGS-Children really need to learn this.
READING A DOGS BODY LANGUAGE
attribution (C) DFDK9
Canine body language
THIS is why you do not walk your dogs on asphalt or concrete
in the summer. If you see someone walking their dogs on
asphalt or concrete, PLEASE educated them and get the pet to
cooler ground. Original post was from Pet Ambulance Victoria
This should be sent to all the veterinarians including the specialists!
DOG PARK ALERT
We have received two notices.
(1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog parks in Chicago and
Massachusetts (see pic). (2) from some friends that in
Augusta Maine dog park, antifreeze is being found in doggie
water bowls. Please beware and be careful and PLEASE SHARE
and spread the word
Ever wonder where puppy mill dogs come from? Here's an
example. Many get cooked alive in the sun and freeze to
death in the winter. If you purchase your dog from a pet
store, I can guarantee your "AKC" certified dog came from a
place like this. This one is even better than the ones
I saw in Iowa and Missouri!
Do you recognize she is a Yorkie?
Please do not purchase your pet from a Pet shop, Backyard
breeder or Commercial Puppy Mill.
ALL PETS RESCUES
needs your help!
"The man who rears a
dog must complete what the breeder began..." Max v. Stephanitz; Father of
the German Shepherd Dog
"Fun at the Beach"
just hanging out"
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This is a real
combination of symptoms that spells out EMERGENCY. These are the classic
symptoms of a condition referred to as "bloat" - a dog that is pacing,
restless and has unproductive attempts to vomit.
This is a common problem in large breed
deep-chested dogs but can also occur in smaller dogs.
Basically what happens is this - the
stomach twists causing the blood supply to the stomach to be compromised
then leads to tissue death. As tissues are damaged, toxins are released
and a sequence of events occurs that if left untreated, leads to death.
If you ever notice these symptoms in
your dog, call your local veterinarian or emergency clinic as soon as
This is a condition that is fairly
common and often occurs in the evening or nighttime hours. It is also a
very expensive condition to treat.
Dealing with Excessive Barking
The first step to stopping barking is to understand why it is
happening. Dogs bark for all kinds of reasons, including
anxiety, boredom and/or loneliness. Sometimes they bark just
because it feels good. Luckily, most dogs will respond to
one or other intervention to curtail their barking. Whether you
simply bring an outdoor dog inside or take the time to apply
behavior-modification techniques, you can cause a dog to be less
of a nuisance and to be more socially acceptable.
Removing Skunk Odor
No need for the tomato juice. Use a mixture of 10 parts hydrogen
peroxide to 1 part baking soda. Add a dash of degreasing
dishwashing soap and pour into a spray bottle. Spray liberally
over dry coat and allow to air dry. Avoid eyes. Works on other
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WHO LIKE BIRDING
FDA DOG FOOD RECALLS
wanted to tell you that I have
ALWAYS wanted a shepherd that would
do the typical shepherd heel and
focus solely on me while heeling.
I LOVE that look where they are
just beside you looking at your face
to see what you want them to do. I
have tried and tried with my other
two German Shepherds... BUT this girl is totally
different. When we are playing or
she knows we are not “working” she
does her own thing, even on leash.
But tell her to HEEL and she’s right
there, watching me like I’m her
world! Awesome. We stop and she
sits, it’s amazing to me at not even
4 months of age she has it. Tickled to
death!!!" Frances Huff Jones
Oleanna vom Haus Merkel's just won
VP2 at the 2014 GSDC Sieger Show in
St.Louis with a large puppy class.
Scroll down to see our youngsters with the breed type we
Service Dog Bryn
Service Dog Fred
Support the breeders who work hard to breed
this ideal dog, not the ones who capitalize on others
hard work and short change this noble breed by backyard
breeding and running puppy mills. The puppy buyer is
the one who has the most influence on this breed.
Support the hard working, knowledgeable good breeders versus
Dyan Merkel of Haus Merkel German Shepherds has over 47
years of preserving and advancing the German Shepherd Breed as
a Knowledgeable Hobby Breeder.
German Shepherds of Haus Merkel that comprise our
World Class breeding stock speak for
themselves; all are 100% West German bloodlines, VA/V, SchH1, 2 or 3 and all
with the highest Breed Survey Koerklasse 1.
important for us to maintain the integrity of our dogs
through strong working ability, stable
character, temperament, sound structure and solid nerves. All
these virtues are characteristic of what we strive for
in our breeding program.
Haus Merkel German Shepherds have also been selected
based on their temperament,
hardiness, longevity and anatomy. With every breeding it is our
goal to improve the breed.
Below are some of the dogs we have bred over the years.
V Pόtz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl
SV Certified Hips & Elbows normal, OFA:
Degenerative Myopathy, Patellas, Cardiac, Thyroid.
Courage Tested, Endurance Tested, Tracking, Protection and Obedience
titled. Proven Producer of Schutzhund
V Emma vom Haus Merkel IPO1, Kkl 1a
V Puma vom Haus Merkel SchH2, kl 1a
(OFA HealthTested for Hip, Elbow, Knees,
Cardiac, Thyroid and Degenerative Myopathy!)
SG1 Clδr vom Haus Merkel AD, BH,
(OFA HealthTested for Hip, Knees,
Cardiac, Thyroid and Degenerative Myopathy!)
V2 Zessa vom Haus Merkel AD, BH, SchH2, IPO3, KKl 1a
SG Feli vom Haus Merkel BH 'a'
Jewel vom Haus Merkel Photo@ 22 months
14 month old female (Photo taken 4/16)
'Hδzel vom Haus Merkel'
(Health Tested for Hip, Elbow, Knees
Cardiac and DM Free by lineage!)
14 month old female (Photo taken 3/25)
'Hera vom Haus Merkel'
13 month old female (Photo taken 4/14)
'Jewel vom Haus Merkel'
12 month old German Shepherd Female (Photo taken 2/14)
Frankie vom Haus Merkel
9 Month old Male (Photo taken 2/14)
'Kurt vom Haus Merkel'
We also IMPORT titled adults.
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Dyan Merkel & Ron Fowler in San Diego/Gig Harbor
A special thanks for to Ron Fowler for helping my dream
come true with the purchase of
3x high V at the German Sieger Shows Spitzen V
Peco vom Basilisk SchH3, Kkl 1a.
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January 3, 2017
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