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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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COURAGE - CHARACTER - PREDICTABILITY
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. 
  "BREEDING HEALTHY DOGS BY DESIGN"


Our Merkel Geneology is from
Haßloch, Germany





We are published in these books

   BREEDER QUALIFICATIONS:
   KENNEL NAME:
Haus Merkel
   Breeder Name: Dyan Merkel
   Website:
http://www.hausmerkel.com
   Location: North Texas
   Contact Info:  vhmerkel@yahoo.com
   214-755-5755

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

   TRAINING:
   Titles/certifies breeding stock in discipline?: Yes

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

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

   CONFORMATION/BREED SURVEY:
   Show ratings: Yes
   Breed survey: Yes

   BREEDER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
   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,
OFA
   Merkel's Emma ROM , OFA

   Merkel's Estes CD, near ROM
   2009 Annual Achievement Award Recipient
   Ch Merkel's Heart's are Wild
CDTDTC HIC CGC TDI OFA
   Ch Merkel's Heart to Heart CD, OFA
   PRODOMINANT LINES USED:
   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
    Kirschental

   WRITTEN GUARANTEE:  Yes
   EDUCATION AVAILABLE:  Yes
   LIFETIME SUPPORT Yes
   YEARS AS BREEDER: 
46
 

S I T E    N A V I G A T I O N


About our 46 years in the Breed

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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

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(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!


THIS IS WHAT WE FEED & RECOMMEND

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VICTOR SELECT HI-PRO PLUS
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

 

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
www.dfdk9.com 

Canine body language
http://dfdk9.wordpress.com/

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!

 

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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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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE BIRDING

FDA DOG FOOD RECALLS    

 

 

 

 

I am placing some dogs for sale at lower prices to pay the vet bills for the attack on my female in my own yard on 8/25/12!  We live in a safe area in Dallas and in 30 years on this property in this location have never encountered Pit Bulls.  They went through 2 6' foot Chain link fences to get to my girl.  I was helpless to go in against the Pit Bulls. The police wouldn't even go in.  The owner will not pay the vet bills and left us hanging.   She will live but has a long journey ahead of her.  Donations are accepted through Pay Pal. Thank you for your generosity.   No place is safe anymore from this breed of dog 

Update after the pit bulls attacked her: She had a set back yesterday 9/14/12. The abscesses have gotten worse and they had to put her under sedation, clean them out and put in drainage tubes as well as put her on heavy duty antibiotics. She is a pretty sick girl. Vets bills have climbed to $3000 and the owner still is not paying. Hope they don't turn off my electricity for non payment!  As of today 9/25/12 there is still and area that that is not healing properly and we are expecting more vets bills.


Elbows, chest and side ripped open,
multi punctures from the pit bull  bites


 

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GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE
We are the future of German Shepherds Today providing the best dogs for the best owners for every element of the canine human bond.

All Pricing is located at the bottom of the page

RESERVE YOUR VERY SPECIAL GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY NOW FROM A TOP REPUTABLE  GERMAN SHEPHERD BREEDER OF OVER 43 YEARS. 
We adhere to the German Standard of Perfection -
Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde
(SV - The founding registry of the German Shepherd. Established In 1899) .

West German Uniformity of Type & we have the Type!


Ideal structure -Daira and Digger vom Elzmündungsraum with ZAMP


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideal German Shepherd Head


Consistent West German Breed Type!  Robust, Athletic & Healthy!

The IDEAL trot of the German Shepherd breed!  Photo by Basile Aldo
the worlds greatest photographer!

A very unhappy poorly structured German Shepherd male typical in the breeding
programs of unknowledgeable breeders! There is no comparison, these dogs do not fit the standard,
they are cheap dogs  and typical of what is in the animal shelters.  If you cannot afford a well
bred dog then save a life & rescue first, do not support these bad breeders.

We are breeders of uncompromised excellence using only the best Imported
VA/V West German bloodlines from Germany and breeding according to the
World Standard (Since 1965
every dog  in these pedigrees has been certified
 free of hip/Elbow dysplasia).  Our breeding program consists of 8 adults,
1 titled male and 6 titled females.

NOTE:  2012 rule change - Schutzhund (SchH) title has been
replaced by the IPO title internationally.

-NEW TITLES/SHOW RATINGS -

V Zessa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, IPO3, Kkl 1a
VP2 Nixe vom Haus Merkel
VP1 Quota vom Haus Merkel
V1 Riesa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, Kl 1a
SG1 Clar vom Haus Merkel SchH1
a
 SGV Emma vom Haus Merkel Kkl 1a
SchH1,
 Vessa vom Haus Merkel  IPO1 'a' 
SG Wickie vom Haus Merkel
 
IPO1 'a'
V Feli vom Haus Merkel IPO1, Kkl 1a


Typical West German Puppies

 

German Shepherd Breeders

 We love our dogs and are aware of the great sacrifice they make by being in a breeding program.  As breeding dogs with full hormones they have a greater chance of cancer of the reproductive organs.  Therefore they will be spayed and neutered once retired from breeding.  These wonderful dogs are my family.  We are proud to offer these outstanding  bloodlines in the puppies of these superb dogs to you & your family.  Generally we not only have the parents on premise but in some cases some grandparents too.  Most of our imports go back 5 generations that we own or owned.  Dogs we sought out and purchased as the best ones on our trips to Germany.  We are also a certified BREEDER OF MERIT by the AKC.

This is the temperament you should be looking for & what our breeding program is all about!


photo by URMA


"Pütz" & his little buddy "Ricky"


photo by URMA

German Shepherd Breeders
These puppies are suitable for family Companions/Obedience/Protection/Therapy/Guide Dog work/Handicap work/Search & Rescue/Agility/Herding/
PossibleSchutzhund
 etc.
 These dogs have the worlds best temperament and are genetically dominant for all the good things German Shepherds are and should be

FATHER:

 

MOTHER:


V Pütz
vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a

Bred

Father:V Pütz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl1a (FATHER: VA Irsus Veracruz SchH3, IPO2, FH2, Kkl 1a
MOTHER
:
V Lira vom Zellwaldrand SchH1, Kkl 1a

Mother: V Anuschka vom Kuckucksland SchH1, Kkl 1a
(FATHER:  V1 SchH3, Kkl 1a
MOTHER:  VSchH1, Kkl 1a


V Anuschka

vom  Kuckucksland SchH1, Kkl 1a


V Ken
vom Rosenblick SchH3, Kkl 1a
PLANNED BREEDING:

Father: V Ken vom Rosenblick SchH3, Kkl 1a(FATHER: VA3 Dux de Cuatro Flores SchH3 Kkl 1a
MOTHER
:
V Noela vom Kirschental SchH2, Kkl 1a

Mother: V Puma vom haus Merkel SchH2, Kkl 1a
(
FATHER: VA Irsus Veracruz SchH3, IPO2, FH2, Kkl 1a
MOTHER
:
V Lira vom Zellwaldrand SchH1, Kkl 1a


V Puma 
vom Haus Merkel
SchH2, Kkl 1a

PRICING SCHEDULE of PUPPIES

 German Shepherds that are used for breeding by Haus Merkel are selected to produce maximum health, structure, temperament, trainability, longevity and size in their puppies.  As a responsible German Shepherd Breeder we are constantly trying to improve the breed with every breeding.   We extensively study the pedigrees, structure and the genetics of each German Shepherd mother and father prior to breeding.  Nothing is left to chance from jet black eyes, rich pigment and red color to tight feet, large bone and big strong heads and muzzels.  We also never forget breeding for outstanding trainability, endurance and intelligence, mental soundness,  superb and predictable temperament creating the ideal German Shepherd for you and your family.  Please note:  Due to the high cost of Importing/Titling/Hip and Elbow certifications of our young adults in Germany & paying top dollar for only the best Imported titled females that we use for our breeding program  we  generally have no puppies  priced under $2500,  if we have a large litter some puppies may be in the 'Choice' category starting at $1500 by deposit before 8 weeks.

Deposits:  The 'CHOICE SELECT' as well as the 'CHOICE' (when we have them) category is the most popular.  Please get your deposit (Half the purchase price) in early for the "Choice Select" and 'Choice' puppies;    There are a limited amount of puppies sold as 'CHOICE' and CHOICE SELECT'.  Your reservation for a 'CHOICE', 'CHOICE SELECT' puppy will be accepted in the order the deposit is received (this is also the same process for all the other categories).   Deposits are non refundable.   *'Choice/Choice Select' puppies are not always available in every litter and not every female conceives, therefore deposits may be moved to the next available litter(s).

Puppies are chosen for the categories below according to the German Conformation Ideal/Standard.  While most people say they do not want a show dog, I will tell you why correct show dog structure is so important for your dog to have and for you to be looking for.
 
The German Shepherd Dog was created to be a herding dog and is in the 'herding group'.  As a dog bred to trot effortlessly in work...balance, forehand and rear drive is desired and the Standard dictates it.  In the mechanics of movement the legs must move cleanly not putting pressure or wear and tear on the joints.   Therefore, correct structure will help when your dog reaches old age; joints should still be stable and free moving and arthritis should be to a minimum. Our German Shepherds
are not designed to be overweight and unfit; they are actually genetically programmed to be lean, muscular and agile with potential for extreme longevity. Unfortunately, many people are not helping their dogs fulfill this genetic promise due to inactivity and poor diet.  Here is a link to seminars if anyone would like to know more...http://breedingbetterdogs.com/seminars-structures-and-movement.php 

http://www.caninetrainingsystems.com/product/V-GSD-1/The-German-Shepherd-Dog-...  
This production illustrates a detailed and biomechanical analysis of how the characteristics in the German Shepherd standard contribute to sound, strong structure and efficient, beautiful movement. The most up-to-date computer graphics and animation help both novices and experts understand canine movement more fully.  

Copyright Canine Training Systems®, 86 minutes, DVD

http://www.caninetrainingsystems.com/product/V-GSD-2/The-German-Shepherd-Dog-    ...

http://www.caninetrainingsystems.com/product/V-GSD-3/The-German-Shepherd-Dog-...
This production explains how to show your German Shepherd successfully, including the organization, procedure, and strategy of an SV-style show; raising the show puppy; teaching gun soundness and physical examination; and training the dog to "stack".  
Copyright Canine Training Systems®, 86 minutes, DVD

Haus Merkel German Shepherds are noted for their  gentle, and loving disposition, and are excellent in families with children.  Also noted for their eagerness to please &  easy trainability.  Our dogs have excelled  in obedience and service to man in all categories.


Powerful in motion


'Eros' displays the strong male
head we breed for.


'Eros' also displays the side gait
we strive for in our breeding program for
the effortless movement described in the
German Shepherd Standard

CHOICE  SELECT (Special companion price by deposit)(*Not available in every litter) Family Pet/Companion/Protection/Service Extra special puppies with superb temperament for Family Pet/Companion/Protection. (While these puppies may have show quality structure prices reflect a lower price for non-conformation showing and non-breeding purposes.)  Puppies with deposits must be picked up at 8 weeks and no later than 9 weeks unless other arrangements have been made.
MALES & FEMALES -
$2500(before 8 weeks) $3000(After 8 weeks) 

  SELECT  
Superb puppies for Family Pet/Protection/possible Schutzhund/Service

MALES & FEMALES -$3500(before 8 weeks) $4000(After 8 weeks) 

EXCEPTIONAL
 Family/Show/Protection/Possible Schutzhund/Service
MALES & FEMALES
-
$4000(before 8 weeks) $4500(After 8 weeks) 
 
ULTIMATE
Family/Show/Protection/Possible Schutzhund/Service
"Contenders according to the German Standard"
MALES & FEMALES -
$5000(before 8 weeks) $5500(After 8 weeks) 
 
SUPREME ULTIMATE
Pick of litter/Family/Show/Protection/
Possible Schutzhund/Service
"Superb quality according to the German Standard"
*(MALES & FEMALES -
$6000 -$7500(before 8 weeks) $6000 -$8500(After 8 weeks)

All prices subject to change without notice.   * Certain litters will not adhere to
Prices on the pricing schedule and will be on a quote basis.  Puppies are not considered SOLD  unless paid for in full or a deposit (half of the purchase price)  has been received.  Balance is due 2 weeks before pick up if paying by check.  There is a $50.00 service charge on returned checks.


WRITTEN GUARANTEE

Shipping costs, airline crate and health certificate are the responsibility of the buyer. Fees are currently $400 for a young puppy (Puppies must be 8 weeks old to ship) and includes a health certificate, shipping crate, and prepaid shipping costs. Due to airline cost increases and fuel surcharges this is subject to change at time of shipment.  All costs must be paid before shipping unless other arrangements are made.  The older/bigger puppies cost $500 to ship; larger crate, more weight at the airlines means higher shipping cost

We no longer tatoo or do puppy microchips.  We feel it is better for the new owner to be on the microchip rather than us (it costs almost as much to change over the microchip as putting a new one in.)  Adult dogs for sale generally have a microchip.



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