I am afraid my letters were all thrown off the server so I will have to reorganize and there will be repeats as well. Some letters are below and some are on the links just below. I lost all the photos on several of the pages. It will take months to fix now so hopefully you can revisit the pagelater on. I may have lost alot of letters & photos permanently.

Newer and larger more detailed letters are on the links

puppy letters page one

puppy letters with pictures

second page with pictures

Third page of letters with pictures ( lots of kody and mark sons) (the last three links are more indicative of the dogs I am breeding now)

Fourth page & 5th shorter pages and newer

6th page with pics

7th page 2011 letters lats of them here

Hi Robin-  Just wanted to let you know that I just had Morgan's hips done for a preliminary ofa.  The vet said they looked really good.  I'll let you know how they turn out.

 

Morgan officially weighed in at 90 pounds, lean weight no less.  She is one big girl.  She will be a year on Jan. 6th. Tina/Kody puppy in case you don't remember.  Smart girl, she now retrieves the paper for us and we don't even have to outside.  She pulls it right out of the box and brings it to us at the house.  Really good dog.

 

I'll let you know how the hips rated when I get it back.

 

Ellen Dahm

Lily is now 14 weeks and weights in at 39lbs. Here are a couple of pics for you. I have never had a dog/puppy get as many compliments as I get for Lily. I still get a lot of people asking if she's part Husly. I get stopped every where I take her and she's well behaved most of the time. Lol. She's not barking as much now except for when she really wants my attention to play. Thanks for such a beautiful dog

                                                                      NIna

 Puppy letters 2005

Hi, Robin!

 

It’s been awhile so I wanted to check in and let you know that we’ve begun our fourth round of obedience training with Biscuit. She is awesome—so beautiful and EXTREMELY pleasant personality. Last night, our instructor confided to me that Biscuit is actually FAR better behaved than her own dog (a lovely Bernese Mountain Dog, 5 years old) was at the same age (14 months). We were working on stuff like maintaining a sit-stay while I threw a tennis ball, and not running after the ball until she gets released from the stay. Seemed like hard stuff to me, but Biscuit caught on fast!!!

 

Also, her health has been terrific—any “poopy puppy” problems went away for good once we transitioned her off puppy chow and onto Royal Canin Maxi German Shepherd kibble when she was about 5-6 months old.

 

I hope the spring bring you some lovely new pups!

 

Betsy Lane

Hi Robin, it's Jenni Lloyd. Just wanted to show you apicture of our baby that we got from you in August.Her name is Bell and she is the best addition to thisfamily that we could've ever asked for. This is apicture of her last month when she turned 8 monthsold! She is the daughter of Emma & Kody from the June25th litter. She just completed her basic traininglast week with flying colors and we are going intoadvanced classes at the end of April. She is soooosmart it's unbelievable. She currently weighs 85 lbsand is still growing like a weed. I'll send youanother picture once she gets a little older. Thankyou so much for bringing her into our lives. We haveno children so she is a real blessing for us. Thanksagain.         Sincerely,                         Jenni LloydHi Robin,Hope you're well. I thought I'd better give you an update on our female pup, Ursa(Tina/Hawkeye).She's 19 months now, and has been a real joy--everything you promote on thesite! I think she looks a lot like her mom, but has some of Hawkeye'sredness. She's about 78lbs now, so not enormous--but a perfect size for us.Here are a couple of current pics from a trip to the beach: <<DSC_1187.JPG>>  <<DSC_1181.JPG>> Take care, and thanks again for the ultimate shepherd!!Best, DirkDirk KaufmanHi, Robin!I don't think I sent these to you before--they're pretty recent (about a month ago, at 14 months of age). One is of Biscuit being a nice, well-behaved doggy, and one is of her being totally happy and relaxed after her first swim of the season. She loves the water!Do you ever hear from her mom, Rainy Daze?Thanks again--we LOVE Biscuit more than we ever imagined possible!!!! What a great temperament!!!! And every time we go out, people comment on how beautiful she is. Of course they all think she's a boy, but we take the compliment just the same--she doesn't seem to mind!All the best,Betsy Lane Hello Robin,I just wanted you to see my Princess Grace (Gracie) from your Knicki/Kody litter. She is so beautiful!!!! Her ears were standing a few weeks ago in these pictures, but have now flopped over inward and one outward. I hope this is normal and that we won't have to tape her ears because she is rather energetic! She has become my elkhounds best friend! They do everything together and he is so good with her, he adores her! So do we! She will be 4 months old on Mother's Day. I just wanted to thank you so much for her, she is the most loveable girl! She is learning quickly too! I already have people asking me where I took her for obedience, when I tell them she hasn't been yet they are so amazed at how much I taught her myself! We will be going to obedience soon though also. You were right about her retrieving skills! She already fetches! She learned that in 1 week! Sometimes she likes to play keep away with the ball but eventually she brings it back to throw. She does have some food aggression issues, she trys to bite us if we go near her when she is eating or has a dental bone. I am working on this and wish I could leave her food out, but Hershey would eat it all up and be as big as a house! He is on a light diet because he needs to lose wieght. If you have any suggestions I could use the help. I have been putting goodies(turkey) in her food when I go near her bowl so she will learn it is a good thing! I wasn't sure if she would grow out of this once she realizes nobody is going to take her food or if this will only get worse. She is never aggressive about anything else, just food. I do feed her 3 times a day and she is usually good except at night, I'm not sure why she acts up at supper and not during the day. She loves being outdoors and going for long walks and we plan to take her swimming this summer, because she seems to love water too.Thank you so much for raising such a beautiful dog with great personality, we truly love her!Denise Koestner & Pete

Robin,

Just wanted to say thanks, we both were very impressed with the size, calmness, and the all around quality of all your dogs.  You have a very impressive quality of German shepherds.  The internet pictures do not do any justice for the size of Cody and silver mark.  There size was very impressive; I loved the color of silver mark.  I also liked the size of Shadow.  My wife was very impressed with the dogs’ acceptance of us to come in and not bark or show aggression.   

If and when puppies are available I would like to have your help in picking one out, I feel I have learned a lot about shepherds from your site.  I just don’t think I’m ready to look at a pup and say that is what I want in color, size, and temper. 

Any time you want or need the other $400.00 dollars, anytime after the first of the year we should be able to get it to you.  We are all very excited about getting a new addition to the family.

Thanks again for all the help, Todd

Letters from puppy owners :

SEE A PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION BY GUIDE DOGS ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE

Dear Robin,

Thanks so much for the puppy you sent us-We are calling him Nico. He is the most etraordinary puppy I have ever owned and he has captured our hearts lock, stock & barrel.He came through his journey without problems, we have had him out for socialization at the local park where a camp of 12 kids between the ages of 6 & 9 were playin g. Nico ran right over and included himself in the playing to the delight of the campers and their counselors .Everyone had the opertunity of petting him and the counselors remarked to eachother about one youngster who had problems-that her face lit up when she was petting Nico.The Next day he wound up playing with young girls (5-8) years of age. Who took turn holding him as if he were a doll. The adults we’ve met have all commented on how friendly, calm and relaxed he is.He has already learned to come and is getting used to the leash. He is very easy to train! We’ve also got him learning to retrieve a ball as well and he can really run! As far as his housetraining, he uderstands that he is immedialty supposed to do his stuff.(we thank you for that!) He has had only one accident so far. We are amazed how easy he is to take car of for a puppy.

Peter Diamond, NJ

Hi Robin, This is Steve Fillmore I purchased a female from you a year and 3 months ago. It has been a struggle for me the dog is doing fine. I started training at 7 months for Search and Rescue and then the guy training me got a job promotion and I just wasn't satisfied with the training time so in the meantime my friends and I went on a pheasant hunt in Northeat Kansas and one of the guys with us happened to be a k-9 officer and I told him my story and he told me about a dog trainer in Lawerence, Kansas so I called him and told him about my dog and he said bring her up. So I did and I said I wanted to do Search and Rescue with her so we started and he was impressed with the drive and nose she had. This went on for a couple of weeks I went up there twice a week. So I knew I had something special and he ask me if I ever thought about having her be a detection dog, so we done a test to see if she had it in her and she did. So now I'm doing the tracking and doing narcotic work with her and now he thinks she would be a Schutzhung dog so we are just getting started with that. I'm sorry that this is long but I just wanted you to know just how wonderful she is, not only to me but to my community. Dixie is to me as Falco is to you. Once she is State certified in narcotics and has a tracking and Schutzhund title I will get back with you. Thank you for the wonderful dog that you brought into my life! Steve Fillmore

Hi Robin - I just wanted to give you an almost one year report on Nick. He is fantastic!! I little hyper at times, but truly charming and a joy to have as a member of our house. He is growing up to look exactly like Falco. He sits on our couch exactly like the picture of Falco on your web-site. I took both of them to the vet two weeks ago and he weighed a whoppig 82 pounds of pure muscle!! (about 8months) maybe we could get together sometime and I can show him to you?

Linda Quinn

Robin,

Merry Christmas! Widus is a great dog! He seems to be everyones envy in our nieghborhood Here’s a picture of how he’s grown, He is 13 months and is 120lbs.

Lu Brevetti, CA

Hope you enjoy the photo's- must mention last feb Kieth and I went to the mall shopping, we were gone for about 31/2 hrs. when we returned the dore was about 4" open.Joshua was right there waiting . a few things wer upset but nothing taken.I don't think they got to far. A few others in our area had items stolen. When we leave he is always inside.I can't say enough about my Joshua.

Barb , Michigan

Hi Robin:

 I wanted to keep you posted on Zest's progress in her training with GuideDogs of America. As you know, she is now 9 months old. She came into season for the first time August 17. GDA likes us to havethem stay in their kennel while the females are in heat and so during the three weeks Zest was there, they took the opportunity to do hip x-rays andher evaluation. I do not have a "good-fair-excellent" reading on the x-rays yet, but suffice it to say they were good enough for her to continue in the program and since she was in heat when the x-rays were taken, it is probablewhen she is not in season, the rating will be even better.Her evaluation was also done and a copy is below. At the time she washaving a second bout of panosteitis in her left front leg. Both lasted approximately 2-3 weeks and were managed well with anti-inflammatories and rest while in the kennel.

 Puppy Temperament Progress Report

****EVALUATION BY GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND IN CALIFORNIA*****

 Recommendations and Summary:

Generally Zest was easy to manage and control on the evaluation walk. She was not hat interested in environmental stimuli. She did not show any signs of fear while out. She did well around traffic and noises. She walked well on leash andmaintained a loose lead for the majority of the walk. She did go out to sniff distractions and needed corrections for thisbehavior. This is the area where she needs the most work. She should be corrected for attempting to go and sniff the environment when she is on leash with you. The only time she should be allowed to sniff the ground is when she is given the GET BUSYcommand and when she is on free play. Even when she is sniffing for the GET BUSY command it should not be excessive and she should not be allowed to "lockin" on smells. She had average interest in strange dogs that were barking at her. Shealerted to them but was easily managed past them.Appeared to be pretty stable.

 Health Comments: Lameness throughout walk. Puppy raiser was aware prior to eval and it was diagnosed as panosteitis.

 I plan on having Zest temperament tested by the GSDCA when she is a year.Could you send me a copy of her pedigree? I don't have a current pictureofher, but she looks a lot like her father and is a good retriever. Her sister Zealand, who looks like her mother, is also still in the program and both are attending the obedience class taught by Bob Penny. Bob is incharge of temperament testing for the GSDCA and has been involved with GSDs for more than 50 years.

 Ann and Zest ^~^

 Thought you might like a little update on our new daughter! She has been adelightful addition to our family, though I must confess she has not metall the cats yet.She is doing well at house-breaking (she has US trained for her trips tothe door) and is such a well-behaved puppy - pretty calm compared to what we have seen in the past. She now sleeps through the night without a potty break :)She has only been "spooked" a couple times - her reflection in a mirror orin the glass door at the bottom of the TV! She barks and backs up!! She has a TON of toys and loves to play tug 'o' war.She remains unregistered as we're having trouble settling on a name. She's been called Molly for a few weeks and it seems like a pretty good fit!She's about 28 pounds now (can't believe how fast she seems to be growing) BOTH ears stand up! We are SO pleased :)And so grateful for your breeding program. Take care and give a hug to Falco for us.

 Tom and Sue Buboltz'

Robin,

Just a quick note to tell you that Liberty is the finest dog I have ever had. She's my fourth German Shepherd, too. She weighed in at 54 pounds the other day. Still lean and growing faster than her fur can keep up. Linda has had her to Doggie Kindergarten twice now and she is doing really well, the teacher keeps asking if she has any search and rescuedogs in her family tree. Everybody including my dad thinks she's a he, because of her size. The smallest any of the doctors (even when we got her), said she would go 90 pounds, her Kindergarten teacher is also a doctor and a (doggie shrink) says probably 100. Take Care,

Linda and Dave Huff

Hi Robin -- Just a note to let you know that Rosie (of Falco and Emma) is doing spectacular. What a wonderful dog! She is in her second round of training and is responding quite well. She is a bit of a rebellious teen on occasion: refusing to come when called, harassing the cats and other such misdemeaners. But overall she is perfect. And very, very beautiful.   Congratulations, Robin: You breed tremendous dogs.   Doug, Sally, Jacob & (of course) Rosie. Minneapolis

Hi there Royalair German Shepherds,

I was so very excited when I came across your web. Wish I had a picture of my Joshua. He looks just like his daddy luke. Love him very much. He is a house dog but likes to play out doors. He is spoiled....very spoiled and wants for nothing. I prayed for a very special dog, with all the mix up I sometimes was little doughtful, but in the end god did answere. I would not give him up for anything.

God bless, Barb grant, MI and Joshua von Grant.

Dear Robin,

Could find a picture with a smaller boy and a bigger dog! Sophie is doing well. She’s still leading the good life protecting her boy and her cats. She’s finished beginning obedience(won the Blue in fact) Hope all is well with you

Judy

Dear Robin,

We just wanted to write you and let you know how our puppy is doing. He is one of Kira and Falco’s boys. He is about 4 months old now and he is so good. He’s not quite house broken yet but he’s almost there. I’ve enclosed a picture of Ranger for you to see. He has beautiful markings and very large paws. I can’t wait to see him full grown. I take him to puppy kindergarten. He’s extremely intelligent and learns very quickly. Were almost done with the class and are signing up for puppy advanced classes. It’s amazing how smart he is. We are very happy with him.

Randy & Jill Guzz0

                                              

Dear Robin,
As you can see Spirit is growing up just fine. He still has to grow into his ears though! He’s such a good dog even though he is in a slightly defiant stage. Actuallly he’s quite obedient for his age. But still so easily distracted. I sent the one where the snow is on his nose because he reminded me of his dad on in that photo. Thought you might enjoy seeing the resemblance. Spirit is a real people dog and adores kids. He doesn’t understand yet that he is frightening to some of the kids , but I’ve seen him belly crawl up to a group to be closer to their level. I don’t think I broadcasting to much to say he is very smart with such a sweat personality. Although I remind him dailey that german shepherds don’t cry, He’s extremley vocal and I’m sure he thinks I’m talking. As you can tell we are enjoying each other , Thankyou for breeding such a terrific dog!

Marsh Sherland

Robin,

 just a note to let you know about cassie. she is a big hit at the park. lots of people ask if they can pet her as they walk by. several people have expressed how beautiful they think she is. i have met more people in the last three weeks when i take her as opposed to the three years that i have gone there to run. she is very friendly with everyone and enjoys all of the attention. she continues to grow. i had to go buy a new harness for her tonight. the pink one was going to be too small soon. she sleeps in my bedroom now on a pillow and blanket. she likes to go for a drive. it was raining the other day and she just wasn't sure about the windshield wipers. thanks, i do appreciate what a good pup she is.

randy

 HI! Here are 2 pictures of Rex- who is now about 2 1/2 years old- youcall a few weeks ago and inquired- he has been in good health and has acompanion- a lab- Daisy who is a year younger- is a happy boy- thanksagain for sending us such a great companion-

Ilsa Werrion

 Hi Robin,

Just happend to see your ad in the German Shepherd magazine and I just found your website........love looking at your pictures. You mightremember me....Pam Thomas from Des Moines, Iowa......we purchased" Tasha" from you in July of 1990....she is the most beautifulSilver-gray shepherd that anyone has ever seen.Anyone and everyone who meets here is amazed at how wonderful she lookseven at her age. Just wanted to let you know that is Tasha is still with us and remains in good health......will send you a picture of hersoon. Thank you for raising such wonderful animals!

Sincerely, Pam Thomas this was written whe she was 11 1/2 tasha just passed at 13 1/2. Pam now has another royalair puppy

robin,

 just a note to let you know about cassie. she is a big hit at the park.lots of people ask if they can pet her as they walk by. several people have expressed how beautiful they think she is. i have met more people in thelast three weeks when i take her as opposed to the three years that i have gone there to run. she is very friendly with everyone and enjoys all of theattention. she continues to grow. i had to go buy a new harness for hertonight. the pink one was going to be too small soon. she sleeps in mybedroom now on a pillow and blanket. she likes to go for a drive. it wasraining the other day and she just wasn't sure about the windshield wipers.thanks, i do appreciate what a good pup she is.

 randy

Hi Robin,Just a short line to fill ya in on Reco. The ear is coming up and he islooking good!!!!!He started school last night. I should say we all started school because me,Bob and Reco are all going and learning. Its just basic obedience for now. Hedid really well for the 1st night and you could tell he was really gettingnto it. The instructor said Reco is the first German Shepherd Dog that'sshe's had in class for a long time that has such a good disposition. She saidthe ones coming though lately have really been nippy. Im so proud of my furkid!!!!!!

Hope you and your family have a nice Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

Thanks again for our boy.

Cyndi Robinson

 

-------Hello Robin,

It has been almost six months since I picked up Xena. She has turned outto be a wonderful dog. At eight months she weighs in at 85lbs. She loves tobe outside and will play ball for hours just like Falco. Here are some

pictures.

 Thanks,

Ehren Bilshausen

 We adopted one of your male pups born on October 12th of 2000. His name is Schultz (after the character of the same name on "Hogans' Heros"). I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how well he is doing. He will graduate from Clicker Obedience Training next Monday. We have had a lot of dogs (and we've loved them all), but Schultz is by far the brightest. He is so easy to train it's unbelieveable! And, he is extremely affectionate. He has a terrific sense of humor..he is such a tease. When he wants to play he certainly lets us know. We all truly appreciate your care of the breed. Schultz is everything we wished for and more. We can take him just about anywhere and he knows how to behave, winning hearts along the way. My Mother and my stepfather each grew up having dogs put upon them and into their care when they were children themselves,( My Mother had the assignment of taking care of my Uncles dogs when he went off to the war and she had been attacked by a boxer when she was three years of age and my stepdads father was a breeder and my stepdad had the job of mucking out the kennels daily, plus he had a real fear of dogs) consequently, neither of them had much affection for dogs period. They simply tolerated our dogs all of these years, until now, they have developed a real love of Schultz because it was through him they both overcame their fear of at least THIS dog. My stepdad is so proud of himself that he can take the ball out of Schultzs' mouth, that is a huge occasion for him in itself. And my mother just enjoys the real companionability of this sweet, wonderful dog. Our dog trainer just lost her Shepherd in June, and she fell in love with our pup. I have given her your e-mail address. Thank you again, Robin. Sincerely, Lynda Pickhard

 

Robin,

Just wanted to let you know that we sent the puppy crate you loaned us back last Friday. It should be arriving soon. Thanks so much for it's use. Elke is absolutely wonderful! We all love her dearly and are trying not to spoil her too much. She is adorable and a real sweetheart but has plenty of spunk. She is very self-confident and social at puppy class and loves to learn. We couldn't be more pleased! We'll keep you posted on her progress and growth (we think she'll be a very big girl!) Thanks so much for this wonderful addition to our family.

Pat Woelk

 

Hi Robin,

Just a quick note to say how much we love our new pup... From Falco, & Emma born January 3 2001.I wish I could of been able to bring 2 home with me...At 3 months Sable knows sit, stay, down, crawl,and a few more tricks also...Just an all around excellent pup...I noticed she gets board quick and we need to keep teaching her new tricks...And taking her new places...She has no fear, witch is really great! She will follow me any were and do anything I ask of her at such a young age...Within reason of course...She just loves to be with us and has a spunky personality... Sable talks back allot witch is so funny... She is just what I was looking for in a German Shepherd. ..Everyone teases me about going all the way to Iowa to get a dog...But they all are very impressed by her Good looks and Super personality.

Thanks for such a Great Pup. I hope someday I will be able to get another from you!

Carol Strean, from Wisconsin

 Hi Robin- Just browsing thru your web page(Dog Fancy you recall our meeting) and just had to up date you on our wonderful Brandy-yourvery special puppy which we got from you. She will be 10 in January 2002, she still is wonderful and healthy. Gives us much joy andcompanionship. Often tell folks she is our "9th child" that spoiled! I continue to marvel at how fortunate we were to find you in the DogFancy that year. You raise wonderful Shepherds and I especially appreciate having been one of the fortunate ones to find you(and Brandy).

Thanks again. Jane and Brandy

 Robin,

 Just wanted to say hello and to let you know how Prince (son of Falco &Emma) is doing. He is over nearly 10 months old and doing very well. He is literally a bundle of energy. We love him to death. He is 70 lbs now tall.He looks like he is all legs. He runs like the wind and does not tire.Yesterday he trotted with me for 7 miles. I think that is very respectable.He carried his frisbee the whole way. We recently returned from a trip toFlorida. Prince had a blast there. He really loved the beach. He is anatural digger and loves to run into the water. He even went for a swim.He is everything we wanted in a dog. Thanks again. We will send you apicture of him when he turns a year old. Hope all is well with the family.

Take care,

Peter, Diane& Prince

Dear Robin,

Just want you to know how much I love my dog I got from you in May. She is a daughter of Falco and Kira, I just love her. She takes good care of me and is protective when necessary but loving otherwise. She is the smartest dog I have ever had and I love her so much. 

Diane Watson

Altoona Iowa

 Hi, Robin!

 Well, it's been ablout 2 years since we adopted Jags from you. And he is quite possibly the most spoiled dog on the planet! He thinks that our sole purpose in life is to throw the Frisbee for him!!! He will play for hours, if we'll throw it that long... luckily we have 5 people with pretty good throwing ability!! He is a real sweetie. He stands 29 1/2" at the shoulder, and weighs about 85 lbs. but he tends to lose 5 -10 lb. in the summer from all the running!! We think he looks an awful lot like his daddy. Just wanted to say thanks for continuing to breed the kind of German shepherd that I remember as a kid.

 Connie Ortz

Petersburg, Ohio

 Robin, My name is Dave Read. I just found your website.

We purchased a dog from you about 6 years ago. WE named her Keisha. She is a daughter of Falco, and Franka.

She has been a terrific dog. We have thought about having her bred a couple different times and never done it. Just wanted to see if you had any input for us. I do not have accsess to a stud to my liking. We mainly want this to be a 1 time thing due to keisha being such a great dog. We have owned 3 other German Shepherds and none of these can compared to her. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave

Dear Robin,

Believe it or not, the day you shipped Igraine into Tallahassee is still the coolest day we have had. We have never run the air conditioning in October, until this year. And they say the weather is not changing. Igraine is proving to be every bit the "pistol." Last weekend the basset hound was instructing her on the finer points of digging a nice cool hole to lie in. Then she dug herself a similar spot. She had a blast; dirt was flying everywhere. A few hours later we were all in the house. I heard this splashing out in the laundry room. When I got out there, Graine had her front paws in the water bowl, and she was "digging" the water out of the bowl. There was water everywhere, but all I could do was laugh.She has developed into quite a "vent hog." This is an animal who lies on top of an air conditioning vent, cooling themselves but not letting any cold air into the room for anyone else. Igraine has learned to listen for the outside cooling unit to kick on, and then she dives, head first, for the nearest vent. She can be in the middle of anything and when she hears the a/c nothing else seems to matter. She is also an ice-aholic. Anytime someone opens the refrigerator, she goes running to the refrigerator and waits until you give her an ice cube. Some days I think she has 20! (Every time she does a lovely sit, so this command should not take much work.) Her attitude of excess extends to her playthings as well. We keep a small basket for her toys in the family room, and if any other dog expresses an interest in "her" toys, she will go to sleep with her head in the toy basketWe went to the vet on Friday. Igraine was exactly 14 weeks old and weighed 30 pounds. She no longer gets adult food, but instead has been switched to senior for a couple of weeks. While her looks never mattered to us, she is turning out to have a lovely face and ruff. She seems very bonded to us all, and greets us all with great enthusiasm, however short our absence has been. She is already barking protectively, although sometimes with amusing results. She is in no position to take on any of the neighbors' big dogs, and the great dane has had to go to her rescue a couple of times. So far, its great!

Thanks. Jo Ann

Robin,
Just wanted to let you know that we sent the puppy crate you loaned us back last Friday. It should be arriving soon. Thanks so much for it's use. Elke is absolutely wonderful! We all love her dearly and are trying not to spoil her too much. She is adorable and a real sweetheart but has plenty of spunk. She is very self-confident and social at puppy class and loves to learn. We couldn't be more pleased! We'll keep you posted on her progress and growth (we think she'll be a very big girl!) Thanks so much for this wonderful addition to our family.
Pat Woelk

Hi Robin,
Just a quick note to say how much we love our new pup... From Falco, & Emma born January 3 2001.I wish I could of been able to bring 2 home with me...At 3 months Sable knows sit, stay, down, crawl,and a few more tricks also...Just an all around excellent pup...I noticed she gets board quick and we need to keep teaching her new tricks...And taking her new places...She has no fear, witch is really great! She will follow me any were and do anything I ask of her at such a young age...Within reason of course...She just loves to be with us and has a spunky personality... Sable talks back allot witch is so funny... She is just what I was looking for in a German Shepherd. ..Everyone teases me about going all the way to Iowa to get a dog...But they all are very impressed by her Good looks and Super personality.
Thanks for such a Great Pup. I hope someday I will be able to get another from you!
Carol Strean, from Wisconsin

Hi Robin- Just browsing thru your web page(Dog Fancy you recall our meeting) and just had to up date you on our wonderful Brandy-yourvery special puppy which we got from you. She will be 10 in January 2002, she still is wonderful and healthy. Gives us much joy andcompanionship. Often tell folks she is our "9th child" that spoiled! I continue to marvel at how fortunate we were to find you in the DogFancy that year. You raise wonderful Shepherds and I especially appreciate having been one of the fortunate ones to find you(and Brandy).
Thanks again. Jane and Brandy

Robin,

Just wanted to say hello and to let you know how Prince (son of Falco & Emma) is doing. He is over nearly 10 months old and doing very well. He is literally a bundle of energy. We love him to death. He is 70 lbs now tall. He looks like he is all legs. He runs like the wind and does not tire. Yesterday he trotted with me for 7 miles. I think that is very respectable.
He carried his frisbee the whole way. We recently returned from a trip to Florida. Prince had a blast there. He really loved the beach. He is a natural digger and loves to run into the water. He even went for a swim. He is everything we wanted in a dog. Thanks again. We will send you a picture of him when he turns a year old. Hope all is well with the family.

Take care,

Peter, Diane& Prince

Hi, Robin!

Well, it's been ablout 2 years since we adopted Jags from you. And he is quite possibly the most spoiled dog on the planet! He thinks that our sole purpose in life is to throw the Frisbee for him!!! He will play for hours, if we'll throw it that long... luckily we have 5 people with pretty good throwing ability!! He is a real sweetie. He stands 29 1/2" at the shoulder, and weighs about 85 lbs. but he tends to lose 5 -10 lb. in the summer from all the running!! We think he looks an awful lot like his daddy. Just wanted to say thanks for continuing to breed the kind of German shepherd that I remember as a kid.

Connie Ortz
Petersburg, Ohio
Robin,

Robin, My name is Dave Read. I just found your website.
We purchased a dog from you about 6 years ago. WE named her Keisha. She is a daughter of Falco, and Franka.
She has been a terrific dog. We have thought about having her bred a couple different times and never done it. Just wanted to see if you had any input for us. I do not have accsess to a stud to my liking. We mainly want this to be a 1 time thing due to keisha being such a great dog. We have owned 3 other German Shepherds and none of these can compared to her. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave

Thank you so much for the picture of Falco-what a dog. I have a friend with a digital camera who's a pretty good photographer and I'm going to have her take some pictures of Dax and send them to you on the computer. He is such a wonderful dog, smart, loving, calm, friendly, playful, and eager to learn along with a natural protective instinct that's balanced with a stable temperament. I guess I don't have to tell you all this you bred him, but I have to brag about our bunny bear-that's his nickname-once in awhile. We nicknamed him that because he's all black and big like a bear but loveable and snuggly like a bunny! I have owned shepherds before and they were all great but he is the best example of what the breed is meant to be that I have ever seen and had the privilege to be owned by! :) Thanks again for the picture, Dax's Mom and Dad.

Hi Robin!  I have changed jobs as you can see below.  Ninna is almost six months old and weighs over 70 pounds.  She graduated from Puppy Kindergarten and we are in Big Dog Obedience classes right now.  She has been spayed and came through that with no problems at all.  She is still on the Purina One Large Breed Puppy formula.  I am worried about her growing too fast.  My vet x-rayed her at the time of the spay and said her hips and elbows looked just great.  He also put in a chip.  I've still got her on the Nu-Joint and she gets vitamins every day.  She is a beautiful dog.
I love her dearly and wouldn't trade her for anything.  She is very smart.  She knows heal, sit, down, wait, gentle, easy, give it, and the names of all her toys.  She has a great time once a week running around my mom's farm and playing rough and tumble with her dogs.  We play with her toys upstairs every morning and every night.  In addition we walk and jog five miles a day and have twice daily Frisbee tournaments.  I'm exhausted and she's just getting warmed up!  J
Laura L. Appleget

Robin,

I flew to Iowa in June 1998 to choose and pick up my Royalair puppy. You
had two litters at the time for me to choose from and it was an agonizing
decision because they were all so wonderful. I chose a male and flew him
home to VA; named him Spirit. He is now 6 years old and is the most loved
and lovely dog. He has educated several people who were previously
extremely afraid of dogs that dogs can be trusted and loved. His reaction
to fear is to take it on as a challenge to win that person over--and he's
done it every single time! People stop me and ask me about him. If they
know anything about German shepherd's, they know that there is something
different about him. I explain your policy and vision for the breed and
explain the differences to them. They are always impressed and can see the
healthy results that appear so correct and balanced. For the folks that
are not afraid of dogs in general but are a bit timid with German
shepherd's, I tell them that he looks like a German shepherd but acts like
a Lab. That gives them the confidence to approach Spirit and to become a
friend.

Last June, my son married. There were people all over my house and Spirit
was in heaven! At one point he was in the corner made by two sofas at
right angles to each other. There were two young children on each sofa
leaning over him with three additional children on the floor. He was
completely hemmed in. One would think he would become nervous, but one
look at his face and instead, he was in rapture! He would like my house to
be filled with people all the time.

By far he's the best dog who has ever lived with me. He is constantly
impressing people with his intelligence and understanding of the world. He
totally lives up to his name, Spirit. He is the joy in my everyday life
and a loyal companion. He like to show off his tricks--lots of basics but
the one that the kids seem to enjoy is "spin" (around to his left) then
"OK, now unwind" (around to his right). He works almost entirely with hand
signals which is handy when I'm talking to someone and want him near me or
want him to 'sit' or 'down' or 'quiet'.

I was sorry to hear about his sire, Falco. My heart goes out to you. I
don't know what I'll do when Spirit passes, but I'll be comforted knowing
that he has more than accomplished his self given mission in life to
convince everyone he meets that dogs can be loving and kind and gentle and
generally marvelous creatures.

Thanks,
Marsha Mills (was Sherland in 1998)

 


 
 
 


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