About Us
Our Dogs
Litters Due
For Sale
E-Mail Us


Email received 12/28/07



I hope you and your family had a great Christmas.  We are enjoying Zeus so much. He is so funny.  He's working on his big boy bark, and him and Kona are really bonding.  We take him next week for his last set of shots, I'll let you know how much he weighed.  He's quite the beast.  I have taken alot of pictures, but

have not downloaded them yet.  I promise to get some to you soon.

Thanks for everything!!  



"Zeus" is a puppy from Ginny x Dakota's October 2007 litter.




Email received 12/26/07




Hope all is well.  Just thought I would give you an update.  Kaya is doing well,  growing so fast!   She is so beautiful,  I love her personality.  We are all becoming so attached to her, but for me in particular, it scares me how attached I'm becoming to Kaya.  I didn't expect it.  I certainly do not have that kind of bond with our Lab, she's different.   Kaya's graceful trot is so beautiful.  I have a bond that is similar to my children when they were little.  Anyway, just letting you know I'm glad Allie found your website!!  



Rob Weaver


"Kaya" is a pup from Ginny x Dakota's October 2007 litter.




Email received 12/21/07



Just wanted to let you know we are keeping his name "Tracker." 

Everything has been going very well, he is very well behaved!

Thanks for everything!



"Tracker" is a puppy from Ginny x Dakota's October 2007 litter.




Photos taken 12/15/07


This is Tracker a 9 wk old red sable pup from Ginny x Dakota's Oct 2007 litter!

Tracker has been sold to a police officer in the St. Louis area. 

He's a BIG, GORGEOUS boy!!!


"Tracker" focused on the "tug"                              12/15/07


Tracker--he LOVES the tug!


Tracker, at 9 wks old, a beautiful red sable pup, from Ginny x Dakota.

Look at that red color!  He is gorgeous!




Photos and letter received 12/13/07


This is "Reese" a pup from Ginny x Dakota's March 2007 litter.

Reese now lives in Green Bay, WI.  8 months old.






Reese the "Cookie monster" stealing cookies!  : )



Here are the latest pictures of Reese.  She is stealing cookies as we baked!

She LOVES the snow here!  Chaos is beautiful, have fun with him.

Happy Holidays!

Tina & Reese


Hi Tina, thanks so much for the pictures you sent, I just got them in the mail today, scanned and just posted.  She is GORGEOUS!  What a big girl too!

I love the cookie photo.  How cute!  Reese has multiple talents doesn't she, she's the "kayak queen" and now cookie taster.  : )

Hard to believe she is almost 9 months old.  She is beautiful!

Take care and thanks again!  Hugs to you and Reese!




Email and photos received 12/10/07


This is "Hannah" she is a pup from Calla x Marco 2006 litter. 






Hannah and her "stick"






Hannah and her "big" stick!



Here are some pictures of our beautiful Hannah and her ever-present “stick”.

She absolutely loves to have her picture taken. I would swear that she even poses for the camera! 

We get so many compliments about her too. And as you know, we’re no experts, but Marie and I think she is the most awesome looking dog of any breed we’ve ever seen…and apparently others agree.


Have a very merry Christmas,



Thanks for the pictures of "Hannah" she is absolutely stunning.  What a big gorgeous girl she is!




Email received 12/10/07




I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying Zeus.  We have taken some pictures, and I will send them later.  His left ear is up all the time.  He is kennel trained for the night already.  He whines around 3:30 a.m. every morning to go out and that is it. Our other dog, Kona and him are really starting to play together.  They play alot of tug, and of course he is loving the snow and ice.  We will stay in touch!  

Happy Holidays!



"Zeus" is a puppy from Ginny x Dakota's 10/08/07 litter. 

Zeus was picked up on 11/30/07 to go to his new home!




Email received 12/06/07


Hi Kathy,

Makes me want another puppy!! J (I think Gary would skin me alive if I did that.) I was just browsing your website gallery of all the satisfied customers and their beautiful dogs.  I enjoy looking at Zoey’s brother and sisters and how they are doing, and how they resemble one another. (Kaya and Zoey for instance).  I can’t express what Zoey has meant to Gary and me especially after the year that I have had and resulting paralysis of my arm.  She brings such laughter and joy to me and allows me to forget my problems.  Everyone thought I was crazy to drive from Oregon to Missouri to get a “dog” but they have had second thoughts when they see what a wonderful dog she is. I know this is largely due to your love and care of your puppies before the owners get them. 

Thanks Kathy for the time, energy and love you put into your breeding of these wonderful animals.

Happy Holidays,


Thanks Joyce for such a nice email!




Photos received 11/29/07


Happy Thanksgiving from Zoey!

Zoey is a pup from Calla x Marco's Sept 2006 litter, Zoey now lives in Oregon!

I would say Zoey is "King of the Road"  : )


Zoey  (a pup from Calla's 2006 litter)

Thanks Joyce for such a cute picture! 




Photos and email received 11/29/07


Gemma, a Calla x Dakota pup!  (GORGEOUS)


GEMMA, (pup from Calla x Dakota)


Gemma, (a pup from Calla x Dakota) 


Gemma and her best friend and new brother "Duke"


Hi Kathy,  


How are you doing?  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I wanted to let you know how wonderful Gemma is.  She is such a wonderful dog, she has adjusted VERY well to our home and our schedule.  Gemma  provides hours of entertainment for us!!!!!  All of my "be the pack leader" stuff has worked and she has accepted her place in our pack.  I was afraid she was going to be very dominant but she is not...she is quite a nice balance.  When she needs to be she can be assertive but when it is time to listen to us...she does that very well.  JUST A GREAT DOG.  We could not be happier...everywhere we go everyone tells us how beautiful she is.  When I walk her outside and watch her get low to the ground...I can just see the adult shepherd she will be.  We went ot the Dr. Monday and she is 20.9 lbs!!!!  Nick and I had a bet on her weight and he won!!!!

Gemma loves Maddie and Dominic...I think she thinks Dominic is her "puppy" pal.  It is funny how she treats each family member different.  She probably listens the best to my daughter....I think her horse experience has made her animal relationships better and there is a lot of respect there between Gemma and Maddie.  Duke and Gemma.....I could write a book.  They love each other.  They play ALL day!!!!! It is so much fun to watch them roll around.  Gemma gets under Duke when he is standing up and you can see how much she has grown by how she is not fitting under him as well.  She will give him a run for his money when she is bigger!!!!  We are so happy with her and are so proud of her...thank you for the best dog ever!!!  



Andrea, Nick, Maddie Dominic, Duke & Gemma


Thanks so much Andrea for the GORGEOUS pictures of Gemma and Duke!

WOW she sure has grown!!!  Its hard to believe she left here only 3 wks ago tomorrow.  What a gorgeous girl she is! 




Email received 11/16/07



Thanks so much we appreciate it.  We are so happy we found you and your beautiful dogs...its been a great pleasure dealing with you. 

You and your family also have a great holiday and be safe. 

Thanks again, 





Photos received 11/10/07


"Gemma" a Calla x Dakota pup with her new family.

On her way to her new home.  Gemma left here on 11/09/07.


Gemma in the back seat~enjoying her ride home!


Gemma at her new home!


Gemma and her new "brother"


Gemma in her new bed!




Email received 11/06/07



Working with you has been a very pleasant experience.  

The diligent communication with pictures, and references on your web site. 

My daughters are so excited.   Everyone is counting the days.  

Thanks again for the updates. 





Photos received 10/29/07


Reese, a red sable pup from Ginny x Dakota's March 2007 litter!


Reese with paint on the top of her head, and right paw.

Helping paint!  How cute!


Reese on the left and her playmate "Roxie"




I just had to send you this beautiful picture of Reese.  (taken 10/25/07) 

She is majestic!  7 months old and knows hand commands now, for "lie down"

and "stay."  Although, she prefers not to be more than 6 ft away from me. 

If I shut my bathroom door to keep the heat in while I shower, she opens the door with her paw and nose.  She is an automatic alarm clock and wakes me with a lick like clock-work every morning at 5:30 a.m.  If I tell her to lie down-she does.  Smart as can be!  Loyal beyond belief.  She has always aimed to please.  Temperament is unbelievable!!!  I am trying to socialize her to others, as we are the same people she sees daily. 

Look at her colors!  Her underside is light and look at the red fan on her hind!

We will be completing 7 weeks of obedience school.  Then and the holidays she will start advanced obedience and agility.  The trainer "shows off" with Reese. 

He laughs because she is a mama's baby.  (LOL)

I had a day off work today and she played in the woods with my brother's dog Roxie.  She loves to chew on sticks and often chooses sticks larger than she is!

She still puts both front legs in pails and splashes!  Funny!  She does not splash in the house--too smart! 

I thank you daily for giving me such a gift!  I will keep in touch.  The babies on line are beautiful!  You must be exhausted.  Would love another but need to devote all my time to Reese for now...maybe a blk/tan in a few years.

She loves to be brushed and bathed.  Loves water period.  Lets me brush her teeth.  The dog clearly shows why we love German Shepherds. 

Thank you again.  I am a gushing/proud new parent. 

Tina & Reese


Thank you Tina for such a very nice letter and pictures of Reese.
She is just absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am very proud of her.  Thank you for giving her such a wonderful loving home.

Hugs to you and Reese,





Photo received 10/25/07


This is "Gretel" young pup from Ginny x Dakota March 2007 litter!

What a big beautiful girl!




Photos received 10/22/07


Dakota & Lucy pups from Ginny x Dakota's March 2007 litter.


Lucy and Dakota enjoying their pool!!! 


Thanks Joe for the pictures!  They are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!




Email received 9/12/07


Hi Kathy,

Reese decided to help me paint yesterday. She brought the paintstick from the paint can to me! Her tail had a few spots of color. She was hilarious. My God she is so smart that when my Grandma was crying in pain she whimpered and licked her hand and arm. I can not believe that a dog can sense someone crying and then try to comfort. Reese is doing great in obedience class.  She has gained 7 pounds since July!  She's a healthy girl, no problems at all.

Talk later,



Reese is a pup from Ginny x Dakota's March 2007 litter, you can view pics of Reese by scrolling down this page.




Email and photos received 9/11/07


"Kaya" is a pup from Calla x Marco.  Kaya is one year old! 

What a beautiful girl!!!


Kaya picking up a BIG stick!  (too cute!)


Kaya relaxin'


Kaya--What a gorgeous girl she is!!!


Hi Kathy,  

I am doing great - so is Kaya! She had a great 1st birthdy - she got a McDonalds cheeseburger - is she spoiled or what?!

Hannah is doing just as good as well...in fact, my parents moved up to Wisconsin, and have said that everyone in the neighborhood just loves her. The same with our neighbors, we have several neighbors that come over and visit Kaya at least  few times a week, bring her frisbee's and tennis balls....so, we are not the only ones that spoil her!  

I know my dad wanted to get you some pictures of Hannah, but with the move, they have been really busy. But, I m going to be up in Chicago in 2 weeks - and I will make sure to take some pictures of her and send them your way! Attached are some as of September 11th. The one picture cracks me up - the stick Kaya is trying to pick-up is huge - she tried  and tried, and did eventually get it!   But, she is doing so great! We have so much fun with her! 

We have been taking her to the lake, car rides in our jeep...she has been all over the place. Her favorite game lately is hide and seek/tag! I take one of her toys run and hide, and she just has a ball trying to find me and chase me down.   I can't wait to hear about Calla's pups and see the pictures - I know they will be beautiful! In the meantime, enjoy these new pictures....and I will send you some of Hannah in a couple weeks!  

Thanks so much Kathy,




Hi Kate, Thanks for the photos of Kaya.  She sure is one gorgeous girl, I am impressed!  Yes that stick photo is funny!  She looks like a very happy dog.  Hugs to you and Kaya!




Photo received 9/04/07


This is "Zoey" Calla x Marco's pup at 1 yr of age.  Zoey lives in Oregon.

Zoey just came in from outside playing in water.  (LOL)

Thanks Joyce for sending the picture of Zoey she is indeed BEAUTIFUL!

Amazing how much she looks just like her mom, Calla.

Hugs to you and Zoey!  P.S. She looks marvelous even if she's all wet!  : )




Email received 9/02/07


Hi Kathy,

I prayed every night that I would find someone with the same outlooks, and dogs as I was looking for, and after a year of searching, e-mailing people (that were rude, and their dogs didn't even look half as good as yours do) I started to believe that maybe it was not meant for me to have a Shepherd, then I came across your website, and I knew that this is it! And when you e-mailed me right away, I was shocked, all the breeders I had talked too, e-mailed me back a couple weeks later, which made me feel unimportant.  And I was going to pay them $2500 for a pup!! 

I just cant wait to see what happens with Calla's pregnancy.  She looks like she's could pop any day now!  I'm going to be floating around for the next week or so. 

Take care!!


Melissa left a deposit for a male puppy, Calla is due 9/18 and we are all excited to see how many girls and boys Calla has, if only 1 boy is born, Melissa gets to purchase him.



Photos received 9/01/07


This is "Lakota" a male pup from Ginny x Dakota's 2006 litter.

Lakota is 11 mos old in this photo!  He is GORGEOUS!!!!

This photo was taken 1/20/07, 1 month before his year old birthday!


This is "Lakota" and Ron his owner enjoying a treat of yogurt!

Ron reports that "Lakota" is spoiled rotten!  : )

Ya think?


Here is "Lakota" with not one, but THREE toys in his mouth!!!


"Lakota" with his best buddy Ron

The first pic, of Ron letting Lakota eat peanut butter!

The bottom pic of Lakota enjoying the good life.

This dog's got it made!  Awww the good life!  ; )

Thanks Ron for the pics, I received them today, I scanned them,

and will return them to you next week.  Thanks so much for sending.

Lakota is indeed a gorgeous, gorgeous boy! 

The stories you tell us about him, keeps us laughing. 

Thanks for giving Lakota a wonderful home!!!




Photos received 8/14/07


"Kaya" at 11 mos old, she is a pup from Calla x Marco.  Kaya resides in Kansas!

She is a gorgeous girl!!!  This pic is too cute!


"Kaya" what a big beautiful girl!!!    11 mos old.

Thanks Kate for the beautiful pics of your girl!




Photos and email received 8/06/07


This is "Reese" a GORGEOUS pup from Dakota x Ginny's March '07 litter.

Reese resides in WI.  Reese at 4 mos old. 






This is what "Reese" does in her 'spare' time...kayaking!  : )

I just LOVE this photo!  I don't see many puppies this age, behave so nicely

especially in a kayak.  Way to go Tina!



Reese starts classes August 16th. I will keep you posted. Reese also likes to lie on the tile in the kitchen and the tile in front of the fireplace. She sleeps on a rug by my bed. She no longer needs to be in a kennel in the bedroom. I have no problems with her chewing or making messes in the house. She is 100% trained to only go to the bathroom outside.

She is very sweet and only barks when someone approaches my house. If she barks for no reason I tell her "no barking" and she looks at me like she knows she is doing wrong. The temperament on this little girl AMAZES me. Once again I thank you and I will keep you posted. Your website is right-your dogs are worth so much more than you sell them for. She is great with both the 12 year old and the 7 year old in my family. One day she played with my cousin's 2 year old and was gentle with him. Amazing for a puppy so young. The kayak was used again this weekend-she knows that she is coming with when I place it in the water.

You would laugh. 



Thanks Tina for the beautiful pictures of Reese, I must say these photos do not do her justice!  She sure sounds like a lot of fun!  Keep me posted on her classes.

Thanks again, you done an excellent job with her!




Photos and email received 8/01/07


This is "Boone" a pup from Ginny x Dakota's March/2007 litter!

He is a litter-mate sister to "Reese."  Boone lives in San Antonio, Tx.

Boone is a GORGEOUS red sable big boy.  Here he is at only 4 mos old!

WOW what a stunning German Shepherd dog!!!


"Boone" a big beautiful boy!!!  He looks like he's got it made!


"Boone" 4 mos old.  What a beauty!



Wanted to give you an update on Boone.  He continues to grow everyday as you can see by the attached photos.  He seems to grow noticeably every time I look at him.  His attitude and disposition is just amazing.  He is calm, alert and always happy.  Whenever he sees me pick up the leash he starts making all kinds of sounds and his tail wags like there is no tomorrow-he is ready to go! 

He is just fantastic.

I know that I have said it before, but I want to again thank you for Boone.  Anyone who wants to get a fantastic puppy needs to get one from you.  

Boone is an example of that! 

Hope your summer is going great.

Take care,

God Bless,

Richard, Gina and Boone.


Thank you Richard for the awesome pictures and update on Boone.  He is sure a beautiful boy!  Thank you for adopting Boone and allowing him to be part of your family.  We are fortunate to have great people like you to give such loving homes to our babies-that's what makes great dogs!  Hugs to Boone!




Photos received 7/27/07


Tina & "Reese"  These pics were taken July 4th weekend, Green Bay, WI.

Reese only 3 mos old!  Reese is a pup from Dakota x Ginny's 3/2007 litter!

Tina says she LOVES kayaking!!!  What a BEAUTIFUL girl!


"Reese" a gorgeous red sable girl from Ginny x Dakota's March '07 litter.

Photo taken 7/04/07.  What beautiful scenery!


Photo taken 6/15/07 of Roxie a 3 yr old GS.  "REESE" 3 mos old.

Having a blast in the water!!!


"Reese" pic taken June 2007. 

She LOVES to play loud music with this shaker!

(too cute!)


Reese LOVES the water!      Pic taken 6/15/07


Reese and Tina enjoying their 4th of July weekend.


"Reese" and Alex in the canoe, 6/15/07


This was "Reese's" first time in the water, Tina says she went right in and swam!


Reese and Tina in the "Kayak" on the Bay of Green Bay.  7/04/07


Content in the Kayak 7/04/07


"Reese" photo taken 7/24/07 at 4 mos old.  A GORGEOUS girl!!!!!!

Thanks Tina for sending the photos I rec'd them in the mail this morning!  This truly made my day!  How cool is it to take your puppy "kayaking!" 

Thanks so much for adopting Reese I can surely see she is part of the family!

Hugs to you and Reese!




Email/photos received 7/23/07


Photos of "Dakota" and "Lucy" (Lucy under the chair)

These 2 are litter-mates from Dakota x Ginny's litter from March 2007. 

Both are beautiful dogs!


Lucy is a pup from Ginny x Dakota's litter at 4 mos old.

She looks just like her dad when he was at this age.


Lucy is a pup from Ginny x Dakota at 4 mos old, lives in KS.



Dakota is 52 pounds, Lucy 43.  But Lucy gets the better of Dakota in most arguments – she is a little meaner.  Dakota is kind of a lover – likes to curl up at your feet.  Lucy likes to bite your feet.


They are both great pups though.  Still working on a few things like jumping, but at least the biting is down to a manageable amount : )


I promise to send a few more over the next few months.  These are not the best, but I wanted to actually send some this time.


Talk to you later - Joe




Email and photos received 7/04/07


This is Nixie she is a pup from Dakota x Ginny's Feb. 2006 litter.

Nixie lives near Springfield, IL.  What a treat to see pics of her!!!

These photos were taken in Feb 2007 at one year of age.

Nixie is a litter-mate sister to Jazzy and Lakota.

What a big, beautiful girl Nixie turned out to be!


Nixie at 1 year of age.


Nixie--too cute!!!



Nixie is doing really well.  We took her through a couple of classes of training and she did well with my 14 year old son as the handler.  Gehrig and her have become best friends and I don't know what one would do without the other at this point. 

The one main thing about Nixie is she is very high energy and loves to be outside as much as possible.  I have taken up running and walking with her about an hour at a time and around 5 miles, but that doesn't seem to even wear her out a bit.  As I said she loves the outdoors.  I have attached some pictures taken of her a little after her 1 year birthday, which was Feb. 20, 2007.  



Thanks Mike for the photos and email, a nice surprise! 

Nixie is sure a beautiful girl!




Email and photos received 7/02/07


Zoey is a pup from Calla x Marco 2006 litter, at 10 months old.

Zoey lives in Oregon.  What a absolute BEAUTY!!!

Zoey looks so much like her mom.  Breath-taking!

Thanks Joyce for these pictures I feel like the proud mom looking

at her kids' school pics.  I just want to reach out and hug her!


The beautiful gazebo that Zoey supervised.  ;)


Zoey has a beautiful yard to play in, every dog's dream!

Joyce would you consider adopting me?  : )


Zoey's beautiful home in Oregon


Zoey's home sweet home


Hi Kathy,

I've just been looking at the news on the internet and hope and pray that
you and the dogs are safe from all that rain.  I don't know where some of
these towns are in relation to you so just hope all is well.  If you get
time drop me a line so I can rest easy.  Have enclosed Zoey's 10 month
picture.  She looks good I think and is doing well.  She is so smart that
you see the flower boxes on the gazebo, which by the way was a kit and two
of my sons and one of their friends helped with it, we keep her balls in
there and if she can't find one for me to throw she goes there and stands up
and gets one out of there and brings it to me.  She is also eating much
better.  There for awhile she just wasn't interested in eating.  I also
enclosed some pictures of Zoey play yard so you can see what her space is
like.  I think all in all she's a happy dog and I am forever grateful that
we took the time to get her.  Stay safe and dry if you can.



Thanks Joyce for the BEAUTIFUL pictures, what a treat!  We are high and dry here, we are on top of a BIG bluff that over looks the Mississippi River, even the flood of '93 didn't get us.  (No rain to speak of here)  Zoey is absolutely breath-taking.  I am so proud of all my dogs.  Thank you for keeping me updated, it is so much appreciated, and always welcomed.  As you know deep down I still consider these my babies.  : )  Thank you so much for giving Zoey a loving, beautiful home!  When you are ready to adopt me just let me know.  : ) 

Hugs to you and Zoey! 




Email and photos received 7/01/07


This is Boone he is a pup from Dakota x Ginny's 3/15/07 litter.

Boone lives in San Antonio, Texas.  He's a red sable.

What a GORGEOUS dog he is, absolutely breath-taking!!!

Photos taken 7/01/07 @ 3 mos old.



Here are some shots of Boone I just took this afternoon.  As you can see he loves to sleep in his spot on our Bed.  South Texas gets really hot during June, July and August, so Boone is on his best behavior so he can stay inside with A/C. 

He has learned how French Door handles work today.  He will calmly open the door and walk in-no problem. 

What a dog-he is great! 

Take Care,



Richard, thanks so much for sending the gorgeous pictures of Boone, I feel like a kid at Christmas when I see pictures of my babies, each email update and photos really makes my day.  They change so much from when they leave here at 8 wks and then seeing them as they grow up into beauties just makes me so happy!

Thanks again!  Hugs to Boone!




Email and photos received 7/01/07


This is Kaya she is a Calla x Marco pup from Sept 2006 litter.

Kaya lives in Kansas City.  Kaya is a big, beautiful girl

just like her mother, Calla.


Kaya enjoying her pool!!!!


This pic cracks me up, take a look at that frisbee!

Frisbee and a pool, Kaya you are spoiled!  ;)


Too funny!!!!


Kaya loves her pool!!!


Hi Kathy,  

I know it has been awhile - we have been very busy...especially since we are leaving for our wedding in Mexico in a week and half!  We got Kaya a baby pool - she absolutely LOVES it! In fact, she loves water in general. Down at the dog park, they always have a big bucket of water for the dogs - and Kaya literally dunks her entire head in the bucket - everyone laughs, because I don't think they have ever seen a dog do that!   As soon as I get more pictures I will send them - but I thought these were kind of cute! 



Thanks Kate for the beautiful pictures of Kaya, she looks like a lot of fun.

Her pictures sure had me laughing.  Best of luck to you and yours, many thanks!




Email and photos received 6/28/07


Zoey is a pup from Calla x Marco's 2006 litter. 

Zoey now lives in Oregon.

In this photo she is supervising the construction of a gazebo. ;)


Zoey supervises great work!

Zoey is gorgeous and so is that gazebo! 

Send Zoey back I want one just like it!  : )

Thanks Joyce for the pics and email, she is gorgeous!


Hi Kathy:

I was stunned to see Max and how big he’s gotten what a beautiful dog, I doubt Zoey will achieve that weight.  She’s 65 – 70 pounds.  I had to laugh at Max and Jazzy because the same thing is happening with Zoey and Otis.  She will bark at the least little thing and poor ol’ Otis has to get up and go around to see if it’s a false alarm (it usually is, I think she likes the sound of her own voice).


I have enclosed a picture of her helping Gary put together our gazebo, she assumes her usual role that of project director, we just have to laugh she has such a sense of humor and loves to play all the time.


Hope your days are full and happy and thank you again for your kindness.


Joyce, Gary, & Zoey




Email and picture received 6/25/07


Jazzy on the left a pup from Dakota x Ginny's 2006 litter.

Max on the right is a Calla x Marco pup from 2006 at 9 months old!!!

Big-Beautiful-Babies!  Thanks Nancy for the pic and email.

We will certainly miss you!!!!!!  Hugs to you and the kids.


Hi Kathy,  

How are things with you?  Sounds busy as usual.  We have also been very busy.  We are moving to Southern CA on the 12th of July.  The kids should love it, large fenced back yard.  They love to play chase.  Max is huge, I have not weighed him in a few weeks, but last check he was 95 pounds, I am guessing he is close to 100.  He is the sweetest, best natured guy ever!  He loves hugs!  Jazzy is the best patrol dog I have ever seen.  It is too funny.  Maximus will lay on the floor and give a little bark.  Then Jazzy will run around and check every door and window in the place.  I think he is messing with her!  LOL.  Here is a photo I took last week of the kids.  

Take care,





Email received 6/22/07


Hi -
I just wanted to say that I love your website!  It provides everything you
need to know and I think it's great how new owners can update you and
everyone else that has purchased from you can see updates from others.

I am very interested in buying a German Shepherd from you possibly in late
winter or early spring. I am unable to currently have a dog in the house
that I live now. I know that probably sounds like a long ways away but I'm
sure it will go by fast. I've had German Shepherds in my family and my mom
has as well since she was little.

I am from Washington state by the way. Also have relatives who live in
Kansas City, MO. I don't know that area but I'm guessing it's somewhat close
to you.

After looking at all the pictures which have been posted, I am interested in
one that looks similar to Zoey, Hannah, Kaya, or Maya (Zoey is probably my
favorite). If I read correctly, they came from Calla. Will she be breeding
again early next year or summer? Don't feel like you have to get back to me
right away, but I thought I would make an inquiry.




Email received 6/07/07


Hi Kathy,

Reese is so sweet! It has been 20 years since I have had a puppy and she is amazing! She only cried for 45 minutes the first night. She tries so hard to please. I am lucky to have her as my pet. My cousin is staying with me for a week and the kid loves her already-as I do also. I can not believe for as beautiful she is and how mellow her temperament that she was the last puppy to find a home. I will

send you pictures when I have them developed. Her vet appointment is June 15th. I will keep you posted. Thank you for all your hard work with her. I will be sure to tell everyone about your website. I will keep in touch.




Photos of Reese taken 6/06/07

"Reese" a gorgeous red sable of Dakota x Ginny.

Photo at 11 wks old on her way to Wisconsin!

Thanks Tina!  She is precious!!!



"Reese" at 11 wks old.






Email and photos received 6/04/07


"Boone" a beautiful red sable pup from Dakota and Ginny.

He now lives in Texas!

Thanks Richard for the update and the pics!


"Boone" a big BEAUTIFUL red sable boy!



Well as you can see Mr. Boone has grown like a weed.  He loves it as he is spoiled each and every day.  He and I have started Puppy Training.  While all the other owners and puppies are struggling to keep each other from tangling themselves on the leashes Boone falls asleep in my lap.  People ask "What did you do to get your dog to be so calm".  I tell them that Boone is Boone and he doesn't get excited

about much-except Breakfast and Dinner.  He already sits on command and comes to me whenever I call him.  He loves sleeping in our bed.  He does not really care much to be crowded when he sleeps.  He prefers to lay at the foot of the bed and lays flat on his side.  Once asleep I can grab him and pull him in any direction without him even opening one eye.  He just sleeps through it.  He is something else.  These pictures do not really show how big he has gotten.  I have not weighed him but he is long and heavy.  He is such a fantastic puppy. Well that is all for now-

Take Care, God Bless.

Richard & Gina




Email received 5/21/07


"Boone" is a gorgeous red sable male pup from Ginny x Dakota's litter. 

He was sold to Richard Z of San Antonio, Tx. at 8 wks of age on 5/14/07.

The email below is from Richard after having "Boone" for 1 week...



Boone has taken over our household.  He is growing right before our eyes.  He has settled in nicely and is very talkative.  He will make all kinds of sounds whenever he is on my lap and I talk to him.  He loves to be rubbed all over his shoulders and neck.  He will just stretch out and lay on his side, back, stomach and not move while I rub my hands all over his shoulders, back and neck.  Gina just rolls her eyes and laughs about the way he is spoiled.  He is so so smart.  Boone, Gina and I were in the front of our house when one of our neighbors was taking a walk and stopped to talk to us.  When the neighbors saw Boone they were calling him to

come to them and Boone just sat there and would not move.  He would turn his

head from side to side trying to figure out what to do but would not come to the neighbors.  I called him once and he ran to me and sat by my side-I of course was very proud of his actions.  He loves to sleep on our leather sofa in our Master Bedroom as the air conditioning is something he loves.  He will lay there go to sleep and I can move him around and he will not wake up.  It is hilarious. 

Well this is all for now.  I will send some shots of him in the next couple of weeks.  He is growing into his paws!!!!

Take care,

God Bless,





Email & photos received 5/14/07


She does love her pool!
Happy Mothers Day

Zoey is a 8 month old pup from Calla x Marco's 2006 litter!

Zoey is gorgeous!!!  Thanks Joyce for the pics!





Email received May 07, 2007


2 beautiful puppies, litter-mates from Ginny x Dakota's litter born 3/15/07. 

Email received 2 days after owner picked up. 

Both pups went to Kansas on 5/04/07.


Hi There,


The little fellas slept almost the whole way home.  BTW – girl dog is named Lucy (Lara’s choice – not mine) and boy is named Dakota (Sorry for plagiarizing – but we really liked that name.)  Lucy already responds to her name – cocks her head a little.  Dakota – pretty much clueless so far in regards to his new name.  : )


Dakota is the first one to fall in to the swimming pool – but he popped right above water and paddled before he got yanked out.  He was not scared or anything – actually seemed to like it. 

They are great together – get along very well.  My little girl (3 years old) loves them until they jump on her.  She has not figured out that running away from them makes them chase her.  She will catch on pretty soon.


I’ll send some pictures when we get some decent ones.  Its rained almost 8 inches here since Saturday afternoon – so not a lot of flocking in the grass time just yet.


Talk to you later,






Email received May 07, 2007



These 2 beautiful females are from Ginny x Dakota's litter born 3/15/07.

Both girls were sold to one family and are living in Columbia, MO.

Email received 1 day after purchase.



Thanks for the email.  The puppies are doing wonderful, just getting
used to the new home!  I think that the Sable will be named Gretchen,
the black puppy doesnt have a name yet.  They still wimper a bit from
missing their family, but it is only sometimes.  They spent last night
by my bed in a crate and did wonderfully, but after about 6 hours they
needed out to potty.  They are just about housebroken, and Gretchen has
already started going to the door when she wants outside.  1 had a
accident in the house yesterday because I wasnt quick enough but none

I'll get some pics out to you as they grow up!





Email & photos received 4/19/07


Hi Kathy,  

I cannot even begin to tell you how absolutely crazy everything has been the last month!   But, my parents - along with Hannah were in last weekend...here are the most recent photos of both  - as of last week!   They are both beautiful! They had so much fun spending the weekend together...as you will see...the last pictures are from Sunday, they had worn each other out!!!!!!!!!!!!!   And your new girl (Anji) is gorgeous. Also, I go to look at the newest puppies every week - God, they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks Kate for sending the BEAUTIFUL pics of the girls, they are so big and so GORGEOUS!  WOW indeed!!!!!

"Kaya" & "Hannah" are litter-mate sisters (Calla x Marco's pups from 9/06)

"Hannah" (Calla's pup) 7 months old


"Hannah" and "Kaya" 7 months old


"Kaya" 7 months old


"Kaya" and "Hannah"  7 months old


"Kaya" 7 months old


"Hannah" 7 months old


"Kaya" 7 months old


"Kaya" and "Hannah"   7 months old


"Hannah" and "Kaya" chillin'   (7 months old)




Email & Photos received 4/12/07



I just love them!  Max is huge and growing every day!   And Jazz is a prim proper, but strong girl!  She patrols constantly.   Our thanks to you for the great babies!


Nancy and "Max" at 7 mos & 80 pounds! Max is a pup from Calla x Marco.

Absolutely GORGEOUS!


"Jazzy" and Robert.  Jazzy @ 1 yr old, (Dakota x Ginny pup)

What an elegant beautiful girl Jazzy has become!

Thanks Nancy for sending me the photos!




Email and photos received 4/08/07


Happy Easter, Kathy.
Here is our Zany Zoey at 7 months.  She is doing great and having lots of
fun.  She has started Agility Training and her first class was great.  Maybe
we'll be able to use up some of her abundant energy.  The puppies are
beautiful.  Hope your holiday is great.
Love Joyce


Zoey, (Calla x Marco's pup)  She is beautiful!!!  4/08/07


Zoey (Calla's pup) 7 months old. Gorgeous girl

Thanks Joyce for sending these photos!




Email and photos received 3/11/07


We took Zoey to the lake today as it got into the seventy's today and I
snapped some more pictures hope you like them, I especially like the one
with the goose trying to back Zoey down.


Gary & "Zoey" in Oregon~pic taken 3/11/07

"Zoey" is one of Calla's pups~Zoey is BEAUTIFUL!






You can barely see "Zoey" watching the geese




Zoey a gorgeous "Calla" pup    




Photos received 3/08/07


Zoey, living in Oregon, 6 mos old.  (Calla's pup)

Zoey is GORGEOUS!!!




Zoey, very beautiful girl!  Zoey is one of Calla's pups.




Email and photos received 2/19/07


Good Morning Kathy,

I hope this message finds you well.  I’ve attached some recent photos of the kids and upon review I can see some further captioning would be in order.  As I’ve mentioned in previous emails Nancy and I are continually amazed by the GSD breed description and how a boy GSD should look like a boy and girl like a girl.  As you can see these two GSD’s are perfect examples of that description.  At the time of these photos 5 month old Max weighed in at 64 pounds and one year old Jazzy at 72 pounds.  Max “being a boy in the snow” photo shows off his big broad chest, stocky legs and overall strong muscular build.   Jazzy “girl pose” really

shows her delicate almost ballerina like quality.  This pose I’ve come to recognize as an alert posture as she evaluates all the information from those finely tuned senses.  The last picture is of the two together to show a size comparison.  They are looking next door where our neighbors recently got a small breed terrier mix of all white fur.  Of course several instincts kick in and they being curious about anything new wanted to go and check it out.  Unfortunately the terrier was a little spooked by their size and tucked tail under our neighbor’s legs. 

We continue to train them and increase their vocabulary of commands ~ both verbal and hand signals.  Max already came with a “shake”, so we decided to teach Jazzy that behavior.  Two to three approximations led to the desired behavior and in one short session she now knows how to shake! Amazing intelligence! 

Take care and thanks again. 

Robert and Nancy


Jazzy and Max.  Photos taken 2/17/07.




Max   (Calla pup)  BEAUTIFUL BIG BOY!  


"Jazzy"    (Ginny & Dakota pup)          2/17/07





Email and photos received 2/13/07


Hi Kathy,  

As for as Calla, the news article was so great to read, how neat!   And finally, here are the most recent pictures of Kaya - 5 1/2 months, I think she must weigh in somewhere in the 40-45# range. Like I have said before, she is growing like a weed! She just loves, loves loves the snow - and playing around in it....it is fun to watch her.   These pictures are from yesterday and tonight! She is aboslutely gorgeous! Enjoy!  



"Kaya" (Calla's pup) WOW!  absolutely stunning!


Kaya  5 1/2 months old


Kaya in the snow





Thanks Kate for sending the pics of "Kaya", she is gorgeous!




Email & photo received 2/01/07


Hi Kathy,  

I thought you would like this pic of the kids.  Jazzy now weighs 73# and Max, not even 5 months in this photo, taken 1/26/07 weighed in at 56#.  They are so special! 

Take care,  



What beautiful dogs!  Jazzy and Max




Email received 2/01/07


from Kate, from KC, "Kaya's" owner.

Kate's first paragraph, is in regards to Calla's (Kaya's mom) photos, of her visit to the MO nursing home being used as a therapy dog.

Wow Kathy,   she is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is great, it had to be an absolutely wonderful experience!   I just took some photos of Kaya, so I will try and get you those soon. Kaya is just growing like a weed...and her personality cracks me up!

She is so protective of me, I can't even tell you! Wayland travels a lot on business, and Kaya I believe feels she needs to step up and be the protector of the both the house and me. She will lay in front of the door and at the end of the bed every night while he is gone. Kaya is very sweet and loving, but she is also

very wary of strangers and let's everyone know it!   It's interesting, because my parents said Hannah just loves people, loves everyone - and wants to run up and play with everyone that passes by ~ where Kaya, is not as open to strangers, and takes a little time to feel people out. But once she is comfortable with strangers, she is great........

At least once a day I get a compliment on how beautiful a dog she is, and people want to know where I got her.   She is losing teeth like crazy ~ and like I have said before, could play with a frisbee or ball for hours on end.   I love her to death, like I said, her personality cracks me up - she is definitely our little princess. If she is not getting the attention she wants, she will find a way to get it! She waits at the side of the bed every morning until I get up.....and has no problem jumping up and giving me kisses to get me out of bed as well. Wayland and I have said we no longer need our alarm clocks, because Kaya makes us get out of bed around 6:30 every morning - because she is ready to start her day!!!!!  

She is also so smart.....we can lay a treat down a couple feet in front of her, and she will wait until she has permission to get it - which I think is great restraint for a 5 month old puppy.   I will get you those new pics soon!  

Thanks Kathy,





Email received 1/26/07


Christmas '06 photos of Kaya & Hannah 3 mos old

"Kaya" on left, and "Hannah" on the right (Christmas 2006 pics)

BEAUTIFUL pups!  Only 3 mos old!  (Calla x Marco's pups)

Kaya and Hannah are litter-mate sisters, Kaya lives in Kansas City and Hannah

lives in Chicago. Thanks Kate for the pictures the girls are beautiful!

They have grown so big and only 3 mos old in this pic.

They look very happy!


Kaya and Hannah


Kaya and Hannah


"Kaya" having fun in the mud!


"Hannah" looks like she was in the mud too


"Kaya" getting cleaned up


Hannah and Kaya waiting patiently


The girls and their "K9 cousin"


After a hard day's work!  Kaya, Hannah on red blanket




Hannah and Kaya


My favorite pic~~Kaya and Hannah~~Adorable!




Email received 1/24/07


"Zoey"  (Calla's pup living in Oregon) 4 mos. old.

Thanks Joyce for submitting Zoey's photo, she is beautiful!




Photos taken 1/20/07 This is "Lakota" a male blk/red pup from Dakota & Ginny's litter of 2006.  Ginny & Dakota's next litter is due 3/15/07.  Ron & Nancy are the owners of Lakota they are more than completely happy with him.  Lakota is being raised inside their home.  Lakota is spoiled rotten.  Ron said this is his 4th Geman Shepherd he's owned and by far, the best dog he's ever owned.  I asked Ron if he would sell Lakota, and his reply to that was "I wouldn't take $100,000 for him."  You can see the strong bond between the two.  Lakota is treated like their child, he gets to go for rides in the morning prior to Ron leaving for work, Ron is a business owner in Quincy, IL.  Lakota is treated on occasion to a "Happy Meal"  (lol)  Lakota is a big, beautiful, dog, I had the privlege to see him today, and to interact with him, he is GORGEOUS!  I was very impressed with Lakota.  Perfect temperament, nice masculine head, beautiful structure and beautiful color!  Very protective of his family and property.  He is an Awesome dog!  Here he is at 11 mos old.  I am very proud of the puppies my dogs produce.


Lakota a pup from Ginny x Dakota, what a GORGEOUS pup!!!!






Lakota says:  "how 'bout that 'happy meal?"




Proud owner Ron and his best pal, "Lakota"




Ron with his best buddy "Lakota"        1/20/07


Ron and Lakota playing on the ice 



I love these pics, there is nothing more rewarding than to see

true love and happiness between dog and owner.



"Lakota" LOVES a game of tug    

















Absolutely beautiful, Lakota!!!!!!




Photo received 1/12/07


"Maya" Calla's pup 4 mos old and what a beauty!




Email and photo received, January 11, 2007


"Zoey"  (Calla's pup)  Zoey lives in Oregon, she is beautiful!


Hi Kathy,
hought you'd enjoy this shot of Zoey with our first snow.  She loves it as
you can tell.  Isn't she pretty?
Hope all is well with you.

Take care





Email received 1/11/07


Hey Kathy!

You may have received a partial e-mail, I started it
and lost power, we are ok now.  Congrats on all the
new litters, yes you will need a clone!  You are going
to be very busy!  I will be happy to recommend your
pups to anyone, especially Dakota and Ginny's,  Jazz
is awesome, she increases her patrol when Robert is
out of town to at least double, she knows!  She checks
every door and window every 15 to 30 minutes, 24/7.  I
feel very secure, no worries here.  Jazz weighs in
at 71 pounds now, she is filling out, all muscle.

Max is awesome, Jan, 3rd he went to the vet for his
shots weighing in at 45 pounds at 4 months old and the
vet could not believe his disposition, wonderful.
Today he weighed in at 49 pounds, wow is he a big
guy!  He is so easy to train, he learns alot from
Jazz, but loves his individual training. 

I will be happy to spread the word of the upcoming
litters and will do so confidently.

Take care Kath!




Email and photos received January 11, 2007


Good Morning Kathy,

As I often do, and in addition to regular walks I take Jazzy and Max to a fenced in park to do training off the leash.  The attached photos are from a recent park session.  During our walks and training I am finding out just how much Jazzy and Max are different.

Jazzy is an athlete in every sense of the word.  Her keen intelligence, high prey drive and personality make her an amazing companion.  As young as she is I believe that she could run a marathon without any problem.  Quite simply, the more we challenge her, the more challenges she wants.  She takes the protection of the house very, very seriously.  No bumps in the night go by without her immediate investigation.  Should that “bump” be more then she likes, she issues low warning growls to let us know.  I am fully confident that should any intruder try to gain entry into our home, Jazzy will stop them cold and I would hate to be the poor fool getting stopped!  This behavior is a product of her breeding in that we never trained her to be a watch dog, or do those watch dog things she does.  When we have guest over she’s all about making new friends and gracious welcomes. When you get down to it, what this means is a feeling of security & safety, and I can’t describe how safe that makes my wife feel during those times when I’m not home. Because of Jazzy’s type “A” personality, she requires a lot of attention, training and love.  She definitely gives back much, much more.

In our home we also have two cats.  Jazzy and the smaller cat Onyx have become good friends.  Peepers, the larger cat doesn’t want to have anything to do with such large and energetic dogs, he will however enjoy filling his fat cat tummy on their dog food!  When we brought Max home he was naturally curious about the cats.  Jazzy considers Onyx “her cat” and because of that whenever Max tries to get close to Onyx Jazzy herds him away. 

That is a hoot to watch in action.

Max is a total boy GSD. When he jumps into something its with all four paws!   Also his personality is very laid back.  He has the same keen intelligence and high prey drive that Jazzy possess however when it comes to expressing those traits he prefers to take a watch and see approach.  His attention span right now is short, but he also loves to train.  The little guy does have a temper, but that only comes out when he gets frustrated and that frustration comes from Jazzy when the two are playing and Max wants a break.  Which Jazzy gives him after he lets her know. 

Both of them have bonded to the point that if we take one out, the other then vocalizes their displeasure in being separated.  Quite the team this pair of GSDs!!  We refer to them as the “Swat Team”. 


I hope you enjoy the photos.  I’ll keep the updates coming as long as you handle receiving them!


Robert P


"Max"  Calla's pup


Jazzy off the ground...in motion!


"Jazzy"  Dakota and Ginny's pup from Feb '06 litter

Both are BEAUTIFUL dogs!




Email and photos received January 10, 2007


"Kaya"  (Calla's pup)   What a beauty!  Big girl!






Hi Kathy,  

I hope you had a wonderful new years. I apologize I haven't sent you any updated photos, things have been crazy lately. But, both Kaya and Hannah are doing great...growing so fast.  My dad has pictures from Christmas with both girls...and I recently just took some of Kaya, I will have my dad send his over and then send a whole bunch to you!  Kaya amazes me more and  more every day. She is so smart, and loving and protective. I feel like the proud mother in her obedience class because she is so far ahead of where a lot of the other puppies aren't. We are able to walk her without a leash, and she stays right by us. We have brought her down to the dog park ~ she loves playing with the other dogs, and it is fun for us to watch as well. And, who knows what we would do without a frisbee....she would fetch it all day long if she could!   She had her last round of shots and rabies on Dec 29th - at that time she weighed about 33 pounds. I am sure she has gained a few more by now.  Working with you was terrific, and I would love someone else to have as good as an experience as I did. We have had a lot of people ask us where we got Kaya....so..who knows, maybe one of those people in the future will get a puppy from you!  I can't wait to see what all these new puppies look like (Shelly's and Calla's).  

Talk to you soon,  





Photo received January 06, 2007


Brandon and "Sophie" of Troy, MO

Sophie was a pup of Falko's and Kiara's  Dec '05 litter.




Email received January 01, 2007

Hi I saw your upcoming litters on your website. I just wanted to tell you that your

dogs are absolutely gorgeous!~ We've only ever had shepherds and each one has lived a wonderful, full,long life. Our current, Rebel, is about 13 and his legs are getting bad. We are considering another pup and if we do decide, I would like to check back with you because I like the idea that you spend so much time and love in preparing them to leave home. I am not quite ready yet for a pup because then of course we have to face the fact that Rebels time is soon up. But I just wanted you to know what a wonderful job you are doing and breeders such as yourself are a true rareity! 

Terri L


© 2005 - 2021, Kathy's Classy K-9's