"German Shepherd Owners give their dogs time they can spare, room they can spare, and love that they can spare.
In return, German Shepherds give their Owners their ALL".
-Edward Denny

     Welcome to the website for Vom Zeder Haus German Shepherds. We are a German Shepherd breeding and training kennel located near Norris lake in Tennessee, a little over two hours south of Lexington Kentucky, and one hour northeast of Knoxville Tennessee. Our dogs are European West German Shepherds,or in other words they are Authentic German Shepherds.You will find no American, Americanized or watered down German Shepherds at Vom Zeder Haus.We Breed only European quality dogs, and we adhere to the European breeding standard. All Vom Zeder Haus dogs are either European Imports, or are 1st generation U.S. born. All of our dogs are real life working dogs, trained in protection and tracking. All Vom Zeder Haus German Shepherds have healthy hips, having either been certified in Europe, or are Veterinarian Certified in the United States. 
     We do business Worldwide, and we have German Shepherd Puppies for sale   in Ky, TN, OH, VA, W.VA, IN, SC, NC, GA, FL, AL, and MS.
     As you read thru our website you will find that it is very different than other German Shepherd Breeder websites.The main purpose of most German Shepherd websites is to ''sell'' you a dog. The main purpose of this website is to educate the American public about the German Shepherd breed. We are always looking for responsible, intelligent people to place our puppies with, but first and foremost, we want you to learn more about these magnificent Animals. Unless you have either owned, bred or trained German Shepherds in EUROPE, then there is much for you to learn about this breed!!  By reading this website, you will know more about the German Shepherd Breed than 99% of Americans associated with this breed, including Veterinarians, German Shepherd Owners and German Shepherd Breeders!!  The reason that puppy mills and irresponsible greedy breeders have all but ruined the German Shepherd breed ,and gotten away with this for years, is because of people taking an irresponsible laid back approach to pursuing a German Shepherd!! We Have a passion for the German Shepherd Dog, and we despise the Worldwide greed, ignorance and exploitation that surrounds the Breed. We never want to give the impression that we think we are the only good German Shepherd Breeder in America, there are other good breeders in America, but for each good one, there are literally one million bad ones and we want you to recognize the difference!!
     There are many mis-conceptions about the German Shepherd , and there has always been a major exploitation of the Breed which has ultimately led to an inferior dog in the U.S., and a reduction of breed quality in Europe.  99.9% of so called German Shepherds in America are not Authentic German Shepherds, only a watered down, distance cousin of the true Breed.  Sometimes this is a result of greedy people who are just out for your money. In other cases, it's simply a situation in which some person knows very little about the German Shepherd breed,and probably less than you do, they just go out and buy multiple inferior German Shepherds and begin breeding them. 
    "For 70+ years, the German Shepherd was used by Police Departments in the U.S., as well as the United States Military. Since the 1990's, Very few U.S. Police Departments use the German Shepherd. Additionally, German Shepherds now only make up a small percentage of the dogs used by the United States Military. In Europe However, where they have been Enforcing the Law, and exercising Military Warfare for hundreds of years, the German Shepherd Has, is, and will always be an elite working dog and Family Dog"!! It is the True European German Shepherd, that make up the dogs of Vom Zeder Haus. 
     While we have placed German Shepherds with high level Law Enforcement agencies and the U.S. Government, 95% of our dogs are placed with Families and private individuals. German Shepherds should meet the European breed standard,so we breed as they breed in Europe, that is....to produce a very balanced, complete dog.We produce German Shepherds that can be your running or hiking partner in the morning,do Police tactical work during the day,a childes playmate during the evening,and protect his owner and Family at night. 
     When Max Vom Stephanitz, Arthur Myer, Wolfgang Hobbes and Konrad Most developed the German Shepherd breed in the early 1900's, the modern German Shepherd Dog and the breeding practices that surround it, are NOT what they had in mind.  Most people in the United States are unaware that there are actually three sub-species of the German Shepherd Breed and that each is a completely different dog.  As you read thru this website,the three sub-species of German Shepherds will be discussed in detail. 
       So why are our dogs Authentic? There are three principles that have to apply to any kennel and breeding program in the World for the dogs to be Authentic German Shepherds #1 Whether imports or not, the dogs must have been bred to the European Breeding standard and actually be European quality German Shepherds.#2 The person calling themselves a Breeder should be able to identify breed quality dogs. The breeder should be able to evaluate true working ability and whether a dog has the attributes to contribute to the German Shepherd Breed. #3 A breeder must be extremely knowledgeable about pedigrees, lineage, and the science of reproducing an animal that is the result of 120 years of very select breding.   Vom Zeder Haus adheres to the old German Breeding standards, which required that whether a dog was Schutzhund titled or not, it had to be a True working dog, not the modern Schutzhund titled dogs, most of which are merely show and competition dogs that are not capeable of real work. The European Breeding Standard, and the breeding programs in Europe are discussed elsewhere in this website.
      Authentic German Shepherds were created from Wolves which is why they are so magnificent and make the best working and Family dogs. In 2011, the University of Tennessee Veterinary research program conducted an extensive study to see how close the modern German Shepherd was to the Gray Wolf both genetically and behaviorally. After  U.T. toured and researched dozens of German Shepherd kennels in the State of Tennessee, it was our kennel, Vom Zeder Haus that was chosen as the subject of their study. This because our dogs are of a very pure West German strain of the breed, and because of the overall quality of our breeding program. 
     
Our German Shepherds can speak for themselves, Vom Zeder Haus welcomes good potential placements to our Kennel to meet our dogs, meet us and see the environment we have chosen for our operation. Our Kennel is actually a German Shepherd farm as it encompasses 52 acres, two homes, two barns, two ponds, two creeks, and several other out buildings. We keep an ample supply of good German beer,and the coffee pot is always on....
......Of the Millions of German Shepherd breeders in the world,Vom Zeder Haus is the ONLY Kennel to provide a 100% buyback policy with every dog that we place!!!!....Why?....Because people in the United States breed dogs because they need your money! We don't need your money,we breed German Shepherds for the sole reason of improving this breed.When we place a dog,we want our owners to be satisfied and our dogs to be happy!
........Of the Millions of German Shepherd Breeders and Kennels Worldwide,Vom Zeder Haus German Shepherds, located in a rural farming community in East Tennessee,is the ONLY kennel to CONSISTENTLY maintain a waiting list for German Shepherd puppies!!!!  Why?.....Because of the quality of our dogs, and the quality of our breeding program........ This is something that we are not boasting about, its just a fact!!!!

     
 


 

 

 


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