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Distinctly West German, Uniquely American

 Breeding to a higher standard.  Herding, Performance and Service Dogs.  We train/work/title our dogs as well as health test.
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Show 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 program maintains the integrity of the German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the ideal human-canine bond. 

Our Merkel Geneology is from
Haίloch, Germany

We are published in these books

Haus Merkel
   Breeder Name: Dyan Merkel
   Location: North Texas
   Contact Info:

   Hip/Elbow Certifications: Yes
   Degenerative Myopathy Certifications: Yes
   Thyroid tests: Yes
   CERF tests: No

   Titles/certifies breeding stock in discipline?: Yes

   Raises breeding stock from puppies: Yes
   Titles dogs bred on premise:  Yes
   Imports titled breeding stock: Yes
   Buys from other Breeders:  NO MORE!

   Has trained in Schutzhund: Yes
   HOT from puppy to SchH3: Yes
   HOT and bred to SchH3: Yes

   Show ratings: Yes
   Breed survey: Yes

   V Putz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a
   V Ulla vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a
   V Zessa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, IPO3, Kkl1a
   V Riesa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, Kkl 1a
   V Puma vom Haus Merkel SchH2, Kkl 1a
   V Emma vom Haus Merkel SchH1, Kkl 1a
   SG Wickie vom Haus Merkel IPO1 a
   SG Vessa vom Haus Merkel IPO1 a
   SG1 Clar vom Haus Merkel SchH1 a
   Ch Merkel's Opium SchH1
   V Merkel's Arletta SchH1, a
   SG, VP2 Nixe vom Haus Merkel BH, AD, a
   SG Feli vom Haus Merkel BH, AD, a
   Ch Merkel's Leica UDT, OFA
   Merkel's Leibchen Shiloh UDT, OFA
   Ch Merkels Sangria UDT, OFA
   United States Grand Victrix
   Ch Merkels Vendetta  ROM, OFA
   Ch Merkel' Quaestor CD, ROM, OFA
   Ch Merkel's Essence UD, OFA
   Merkel's Coda vom Jennerick CDX, OFA
   National Certified Search & Rescue
   Lieb vom Haus Merkel OFA,
   National Obedience Winner
Ch Merkel's Cut Up of Timmee UDT, OFA
   Certified United States Service Dog
   Bryn vom Haus   Merkel CGC, OFA
   Certified United States Service Dog
Fred vom Haus Merkel
   Ch Merkel's The Cutting Edge OFA
   Ch Merkel's Virtual Reality OFA
   Ch Merkel's Tequila CD, OFA
   Ch Merkel's Sante Fe OFA
   Merkel's Spellbound ROM,
   Merkel's Emma ROM , OFA

   Merkel's Estes CD, near ROM
   2009 Annual Achievement Award Recipient
   Ch Merkel's Heart's are Wild
   Ch Merkel's Heart to Heart CD, OFA
   World Sieger Larus von Batu SchH3 Kkl 1a
   World Sieger Zamp vom Thermodos SchH3, Kkl 1
   World Sieger Yasko vom Farbenspiel SchH3,Kkl 1a
   VA Dux della Valcuvia SchH3, Kkl1a


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Any health care links located here 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

von Willebrand Disease •
Coprophagia •
Hip dysplasia Positioning •
(A badly positioned x-ray can make
your dog look dysplasic!)
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My beloved mother
(Dorothy Conner Merkel Obituary)
Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.  Always on my mind forever in my heart!


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Calorie Content (calculated):
ME 3894 kcal/kg;429 kcal/cup

Formula for Active Dog & Puppies contains high levels
of Proteins and Energy with only 30% carbohydrates! This super premium food is naturally formulated with added vitamins, minerals and other additives that work
together to support a strong and healthy immune and digestive system. As with all Victor dog foods, this formula is free from Corn, Wheat, Soy or Glutens and is also made using GMO Free. Dogs love the all natural flavor of this super premium food



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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!


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.

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"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"

"Fun at Work"

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 possible.

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.  READ MORE...


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 objects, too!

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 Vom Haus Merkel
Germany’s Finest in America”

Guarantee and Sale Agreement

Sire: _______________________________________________________
Puppy DOB: ________________ 
Litter Letter _______________
Male  [  ]    Female [  ]

 The health and temperament of this dog is excellent to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of sale.  The required vaccinations and dewormings are as indicated on the health record below, attached, or sent with the dog.  We advise the Buyer, however, to have the dog examined by a licensed veterinarian of Buyers choice within 48 hours after receipt of the dog.  We recommend you take a stool sample.  If the veterinarian finds the dog to be in poor health, the dog must be immediately returned to us at the expense of Buyer for a replacement of equal value, unless other arrangements are mutually agreed upon.  Failure to see a veterinarian within 48 hours will void all guarantees and a copy of the Veterinarian visit sent to the Seller.  Seller is not responsible for any vet bills occurred after puppy/dog left Seller possession.

If this dog develops bi-lateral crippling hip dysplasia at anytime from purchase to one year of age (confirmed by X-ray films of the pups hips showing proper positioning, proper identification (name and Microchip) and meeting OFA, SV, or USA standards must be submitted to us from a competent licensed Veterinarian).  We will replace the dog (due to crippling dysplasia) as soon as possible with a replacement of equal value to the dog at the time of original purchase providing the dog has not produced a litter and has been permanently AKC registered with vom Haus Merkel as the kennel name.  We reserve the right to request that the x-rays be sent first for review to a board certified Veterinary Radiologist or other Veterinarian of our choice.  Should the Buyer prefer to retain the said dog, the Buyer thereby forfeits any replacement unless other arrangements are mutually agreed upon.  This guarantee is null and void if Penn-Hip procedure or clicking and subluxation with manipulation has been used at any time during the life of of this dog.  If buyer does not permanently register this dog with the kennel name 'vom Haus Merkel' and the letter of this litter as noted above, this guarantee is null and void.  A copy of the permanent registration papers must be mailed to us to continue this guarantee.  If the puppy is returned for any reason no replacement will be given if the puppy is not intact.  The dog should be returned to us in excellent health (current vaccinations, heartworm check, stool sample with a health certificate) at the expense of the Buyer.  Signed original AKC/SV registration papers must be sent (overnight) to us before returning the dog or the dog will not be taken back.   No further guarantee is made.

The purchase price of $                           is mutually acknowledged.  Buyer represents that he/she is buying this dog primarily as a personal or family companion even though the dog may have show quality structure.  Buyer understands this dog is not guaranteed for show or breeding and Buyer has no obligation to Breeder/Seller for showing or breeding this dog (nor for sharing stud fees or puppies resulting thereof).  In the event, buyer is unable to keep the puppy/dog for any reason he/she agrees to notify and give Haus Merkel first option to take the puppy/dog back.    It is considered a breach of contract to drop one of Haus Merkel dogs to any Animal Shelter, Rescue or unsafe environments at any time in the life of this dog.  All sales are final and down payments/deposits and/or other payments are non-refundable.  

The entire agreement between the parties is contained herein.  In the event of a dispute, Texas will have jurisdiction over the matter in Collin County under the laws of the State of Texas.  The law of Texas  U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms of Service.

By signing this contract, the buyer acknowledges they also have been informed that growth plates of young dogs do not properly calcify until 12 months of age. Buyer acknowledges we will guarantee the hips to 12 months of age, providing the buyer agrees they will not allow environmental conditions to adversely affect the development of the hip and elbow structure. Buyer will provide a certified nutritionally complete food that will not promote excessive growth or obesity.   Buyer will provide regular moderate exercise. The buyer is aware if they allow the dog to engage in activities that would stress the hips before the age of 10 months the hip  guarantee becomes null and void. Activities include, but limited to, exercise on hard unyielding surfaces, continuous running, repetitive jumping, jumping higher than their elbow, training in competitive dog sports, or any activity that may cause falling and injury before the age of 13 months.

I have read the above conditions of sale. I understand and I agree to all conditions of sale as indicated by my signature below or by making the agreed upon payment.    DATE:______________________________


BUYER SIGNATURE_________________________________________________________

BUYER'S PRINTED NAME__________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF SELLER:_______________________________________________________



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