About Zwinger Von Dem Bauernhof German Shepherds

About Zwinger Von Der Bauerhof German Shepherds

Our vision is to create and continue breeding for a utilitarian German Shepherd Dog with temperament, working ability, conformation to get them there, and the health to keep going.

Maris decided to start a kennel when she started in the sport of Schutzhund as a hobby after professionally training dogs for years. The desire and need for German Shepherd Dogs of her personal preference of type, temperament and working ability sparked our desire to begin breeding for what we wanted in a dog.

About Zwinger Von Der Bauerhof German Shepherds

Maris runs a small hobby kennel, focusing the majority of her time on her German Shepherd Dogs. As a dog trainers first she feel it is of utmost importance to get a puppy off to the right start from the day they are born. Maris has a puppy program for the litters to encourage confidence, build up the ability to handle stress, and expose them to as many different surfaces and obstacles as possible. Preparing them for their entire lives in the first few weeks. This creates a very well rounded German Shepherd puppy making a fantastic candidate in a working home, or as an active companion for a family.

Bauernhof German Shepherds is a small hobby kennel to ensure each adult and puppy gets the dedicated time to their training, fulfillment, enrichment, socialization, interaction, exercise and health. Bauernhof prefers to train and title our dogs to gain a complete understanding of what our dogs have to offer to our breeding program. Breeding only a select few litters a year allows us the ability to evaluate puppies as they grow so we can match puppy and buyer for complete compatibility. With the small amount of litters, this means we may not always have puppies available. We choose to keep a waiting list to be called when puppies are born, and deposits to be placed on puppies for a place in line.

About Zwinger Von Der Bauerhof German Shepherds

We keep in contact with all of our puppy buyers to have a very good idea of what we are producing and how our litters are turning out. We care deeply about each puppy we produce and we want to make sure we can do everything in our power to continue improving our lines. Keeping in close contact allows us to observe the development of the puppy, the health of our lines, and most importantly the temperament. We encourage all of our puppy buyers to health test their puppies (DM, Thyroid, Hip & Elbow, etc.)  to help join in our breeding program and let us know the results so we can use that valuable information in our breeding choices. We also greatly encourage you to stay active with your puppies and share with us all of your accomplishments. A breeding program requires the help of all of the puppy buyers a long with the breeder to become successful. We consider our puppy buyers a big part of our family and program and offer support for the life of the dog.

Our goal for ourselves is to continue a line of strong, stable, hard working and wonderful companions to continue training and titling in our free time, while inviting others to join our family. Our first priority is temperament and health, followed closely by a utilitarian working ability. Utilitarian working ability allows our dogs to be clear-headed and ready to do any job their owners chooses for them; companions, sport dogs, agility dogs, you name it! We enjoy raising German Shepherds as a hobby and only produce dogs that we would be proud to call our own. We also ask that all of our puppy buyers return their dog to us if they can no longer keep it. We will take back puppies from our breeding program at any time no matter what.

When our puppies are placed into homes they come with AKC Registration, Pedigree, Microchip, Tattoo, Health Guarantee, Contract, Breeder support for the life of the dog, Puppy instructions on diet & training, and as many answers as you have questions!

About Zwinger Von Der Bauerhof German Shepherds

Maris Ewing is also the owner/trainer/behaviorist of For The Dogs Training LLC