Puppy Sales & Litters Due

THIS PAGE IS CURRENT, AND WAS LAST UPDATED 18TH OCTOBER 2017

WELCOME TO OUR PUPPY SALES AND OUR NEXT EXPECTED LITTERS PAGE.

Please take the time to read this entire page so you will have a better understanding of my life long love of the German Shepherd Dog. I am commited and dedicated to breeding top quality puppies from our beautiful high quality females. We import males of outstanding quality from overseas on a regular basis from some of the best bloodlines in the world. We are very proud to say we have now imported 12 males from overseas. This page explains how it all works and how our puppies are lovingly and expertly raised. There is also other information you may find helpful. I was 18 years old when my first litter was born. Rahni my first German Shepherd had 10 beautiful puppies in February 1972. I kept 2 female puppies and they were 2nd and 3rd place at their first show. The rest as they say is history.

QUALITY BREEDING AND SUCCESS DOESN'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT

ALDERHAUS KENNELS. Winner of 2 GOLD & 3 SILVER National medals.

The only breeder in WA who has ever won this many National medals.

Breeder of quality German Shepherds since 1972, over 150 litters. 

Awarded "TOP BREEDER WA 2007" by the German Shepherd Dog Assoc of WA.

WA'S LONGEST REGISTERED BREEDER OF GERMAN SHEPHERDS.

DEDICATED BREEDER WITH 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE

GERMAN SHEPHERD NATIONAL SHOW NEWS
We had a very successful National show in Brisbane on 19th-21st May 2017. Between us and our partners John and Lee Martens from Aimsway Kennels in Sydney, we had 9 dogs in the show and 8 were placed 6th or better. All dogs in the top 10 in each class were awarded a sash. We had between us, 2 Seconds, 2 Thirds, 1 Fourth, 2 Fifths and 1 Sixth. There were 20 to 30 dogs in some classes. Our magnificent German import LABO was 3rd in his class and awarded the Bronze medal at over 7 years of age! A great effort. Labo won the Gold medal last year at 6 years. Progeny from our imported males Ury, Pepe, Labo and Destroyer did very well, with most being awarded 1st to 6th place in various classes. Both judges were from Germany.
 
VERY EXCITING NEWS!
We have just purchased our very first female from Germany! We have already imported 12 males since 1999, and felt it was time for a top class female. Our new girl is "Emina vom Kapellenberg" and she is one of Germany's top young bitches. She was awarded the placing of Excellent 3 at the German Shepherd Sieger Show in Germany last weekend. The biggest G.S. show in the world. There were nearly 90 bitches in the class, and Emina was 13th place. Last year at this big show she was 4th place in a huge class of 142 bitches! Emina is a grand daughter of our magnificent German import Labo. To the best of my knowledge, Emina is the highest show graded bitch in Germany to ever be imported into Australia. We are extremely fortunate to have a bitch of such high quality who is highly competetive with the best females in the world. Not sure yet when she will arrive in Australia.
Emina in photos below:
 
            
 
                                      
 
OAK ARRIVED IN PERTH FROM GERMANY ON 5th AUGUST!
EXCITING NEWS!
OUR NEW GERMAN IMPORT MALE
"OAK vom Haus ISKANDER" Born 16.12.14.
Oak is now living in Perth with us. He is a magnificent young male with a beautiful confident loving nature. We are very excited to be his new owners.
                                   
                         Oak at 20 mths                                                                Oak                                               
We are extrememly excited to announce the purchase of "OAK", a beautiful 2 year old high quality male from Germany, for showing in Australia as well as to breed from. Oak's sire is the absolutely   magnificent ZORRO vom La' MIRAGE who was 3rd place in Germany in 2014 in the 18-24 mth class, 100 males in class. Zorro is one of the most magnificent males I have seen in person. Oak was also very highly placed in Germany in 2016, 20th place in a huge class of 115 males (18-24 mth class)
Oak's paternal grand mother is Labo's full sister Laila. We imported Labo from Germany in late 2015. Labo is the highest awarded German Shepherd to ever be imported into Aust. Oak is owned in partnership with our friends John and Lee Martens from Aimsway Kennels, Sydney. Oak will reside in Perth with us. Oak is the 12th male we have imported since 1999. We are very proud of this achievement. To the best of our knowledge, Oak is the only import into Australia sired by Zorro. We're very much looking forward to puppies sired by Oak in early November.
 
             
                   
"OAK" above at 21 months     
 
                                
"OAK" above at 21 months
 
                           
               Above Oak's sire Zorro                            Zorro                        Oak's mother Romina 
 
                           
1.2.17. Outstanding quality. Just 5 mths, my beautiful girls from Pixie and Labo. Yahna left, Yazzie right. **Yazzie won her class at her first show on 9.4.17, and was 2nd at the National Show on 19.6.17!
 
PUPPY ENQUIRIES (UPDATED 18th OCT 2017)
Our current puppy price is $3,500 each. All our litters will be sired by either our imported high quality males, or semen we have purchased and imported from overseas from top winning males. Importing frozen semen and stud dogs is a very costly exercise. However, we have done this to broaden the genetic pool in Australia which will also enhance our breeding program. 
Since 1999 we have imported 12 high quality stud males from overseas, including our young male "OAK" who arrived from Germany late July. This is a massive achievement for any breeder to have imported 12 males. All our imported studs dogs since Vegas in 2010 are co-owned with our dear friends John and Lee Martens, Aimsway Kennels in Sydney.
 
 PIXIE'S BABIES SIRED BY DESTROYER ARRIVED 23/8, 3 males & 2 females. Sorry all puppies from this litter are spoken for.
Some of Pixie & Destroyer's puppies at 6 wks, 2 males and female on far right
    
 
Pixie & Destro pups above at 7 wks.
 
** NEW PUPPY ORDERS AND EXPECTED LITTERS. UPDATED 18.10.17 **
***  PLEASE NOTE! WE DON'T HAVE ANY PUPPIES FOR SALE AT PRESENT.  *** 
 
SORRY BUT I'M NOT IN THE POSITION TO ANSWER ANY PUPPY ENQUIRIES AT THE MOMENT. I GET ENQUIRIES ON A REGULAR BASIS. I CURRENTLY HAVE A VISITOR FROM HOBART AND MY 93 YEAR OLD MUM WILL BE ARRIVING FROM SYDNEY ON 24TH OCT. I'M VERY BUSY WITH PIXIE'S 2 PUPS WE ARE KEEPING FOR SHOWING AS WELL AS MY OTHER 11 DOGS. PLUS WE ARE IN FULL PREPARATION FOR OUR BIG SHOW OF THE YEAR ON 29TH OCTOBER. PLEASE CONTACT US AFTER 30TH OCT WHEN WE HOPE TO HAVE NEWS THAT FARRAH IS PREGNANT.
 
ANGIE WAS CONFIRMED PREGNANT ON 29/9 TO OUR MAGNIFICENT NEW YOUNG GERMAN IMPORT OAK. HOWEVER WE HAVE QUITE A FEW ORDERS ALREADY SO I NEED TO WAIT AND SEE HOW MANY PUPPIES SHE HAS. PLEASE CONTACT US AFTER 5TH NOVEMBER.
 
PUPPIES ARE ALLOCATED IN DATE ORDER OF WHEN $500 DEPOSITS ARE RECEIVED.  
 
  
                  Angie above on 1.10.17, is pregnant to Oak                      Angie 1.10.17
          
                                       
                                  Oak at 21 mths                                  Oak at 21 mths
                                                                                                     
OUR CURRENT LITTER. PIXIE WAS MATED TO DESTROYER ON 23rd JUNE. Photo taken 3 days before the babies arrived. All puppies spoken for.
21.8.17. I just felt a couple of the babies moving in her tummy!
Pregnant bitches go off their food at various stages. We feed them whatever they will eat. BBQ chickens, cooked or raw meat, canned food over their kibble, etc etc. Some days they get offered several different meals and they eat a small amount or nothing and we throw it away. Yesterday I cooked her a pot of stew, diced chicken, chicken livers and rice. Last night she ate well including some kibble. This morning I literally had to hand feed her by dipping my fingers in her bowl and trying to get her to eat the stew. No way she's eating kibble at the moment! She's not feeling like eating, but she ate a small amount. I had very messy fingers!
 
23.8.17. Puppies born today. Pixie is now eating well again. She feels much better after having the babies and losing the extra 8 kilos. 
 
26.8.17. Babies 3 days old. See 2 photos below.
  
     
29.8.17. Babies are 6 days and going extremely well. Growing before our eyes! They are very fat and content. Pixie is an excellent mother.
30.8.17. Photo below. Babies are a week today! They're very beautiful, but I may be a little biased! Pixie has very rich milk and the puppies have a drink, fill their tummies, then just fall off and veg out until they need more milk. I love watching them. They are very even in size. I'm very proud.
 
 
 
31.8.17. Babies below 8 days. "We've all drunk so much, we're about to burst, we'll just have a nap until we're hungry again".
5.9.17. Babies are 13 days today, 2 weeks tomorrow! Some have their eyes open, others won't be far behind. They are SO cute now! Big, fat, very strong babies. Pixie is a brilliant mother. I feel this is a very special litter. I hope I'm right. We're planning on keeping 2 or 3 for showing and to keep the blood lines going. Pixie is our best bitch.
 
8.9.17. Babies are 2 weeks and 2 days. They are moving all around the puppy box now and are learning to stand up and walk. They seem to be quite advanced for their age. One was just trying to play with another who was trying to sleep. He was mouthing the other one's face and pawing at his face until he fell on his back! So cute to see. This is the first time I have seen them playing. They are turning into little puppies and not just little creatures only wanting to drink from their mother. They'll be playing with me in a day or two. I can't wait. I don't exist to them yet, their Mum is all they know at the moment. They are a couple of days too young to know that I also exist! I'll get very little else done once they start responding to humans. They all have their eyes fully open now!
 
13.9.17. Babies are 3 weeks today. Playing and play fighting now! Their teeth are starting to come  through. They now look at me when I talk to them. Loving these babies! I won't make any decisions about which ones I'm keeping until they are 7 weeks old. This is a very special litter.
Photos below taken today. 3 males in photo on left.
 
                    
 
                     
 
Definition of contentment: When mother is laying with the babies, and none of them are drinking.
 
 
16.9.17. OUR VERY FIRST SOLID MEAL! Photos below. Very well soaked mushy puppy kibble and puppy canned food. We all got into it straight away and after 5 minutes it was all gone. Our Human Mum thinks we are pretty smart and very special.
 
       
 
16.9.17. WE HAVE MOVED TONIGHT! Photo below. Instead of us pups being in the specially  designed safety puppy box for new borns and small puppies, we moved into a wire pen in the open lounge room. We have more room to move around and play. The pen will be made bigger as we get older. Instead of Mum jumping in the box when she wanted to feed us or be with us, she can still lay with us or if she wants a break she can get into the puppy box as we can't climb into it, yet! Our Mum Pixie will be with us for a few more weeks. We may get some sunshine outside in the special puppy yard in a day or two. Our Human Mum will sit out there with us, with our Mum so we don't get scared being ouside and on grass for the first time. Our Human Mum can't wait to see us running around outside so she can see how we are shaping up. Our Mum Pixie loves us very much and she lays with us for hours when we are asleep, even though she can go out if she wants to. We hear our Human Mum say all the time that Pixie is the best Mum ever.
 
 
23.9.17. Babies are 4 weeks and 3 days. They are absolutely stunning. It's going to be difficult trying to pick the ones I want to keep for showing. Very high even quality. They are very quiet babies and are seldom noisy. Pixie still spends a lot of time laying with them even when they aren't drinking from her. The puppies are beautifully coloured with lovely quality coats. They have many toys to play with but they still sleep a lot at this young age. Photos below. 
 
       
 
       
    
                      
            Pixie's pups 4 wks                                                     Female left, male right, 4 wks
 
      
                   male 4 wks                             male 4 wks                               female 4 wks 
 
7.10.17. Pups are now 6 weeks and are absolutely gorgeous. This is a very high quality litter and I'm very excited. It's difficult to choose what pups I'm keeping. They are very well behaved and sleep well at night in our open living area. They are in a big wire pen at night and spend most of the day until dark outside on the long veranda or playing on the grass in the big puppy yard off the lounge room, where I can keep an eye on them. Below is where they spend their day, still with their mother.
 
    
 
2017 NATIONAL SHOW NEWS.
LABO at 7 years and 2 months was 3rd place and was awarded the Bronze medal. He was the oldest in the class. Labo won his class at last year's National and was awarded the Gold medal at 6 years.
 
Pixie's daughter "Yazzie" at 9 months old was called out in first position at the German Shepherd National Show in Brisbane on 19.6.17 and final placing was 2nd, in a very large class of 23 female pups (6-9 mth class) Yazzie below left. Yazzie is 12 months on 27.8.17. Her sire is LABO.
 
Also Pixie's gorgeous grand son "Romeo" below right was 4th place at the National in the 12-18 mth male class. His sire is LABO. (Romeo is proudly now co-owned with Dorothy and Ian Marr)
           Yazzie 2nd at the National Show                          Romeo 4th at the National Show                                                                   
        
 
 
                        
                          PIXIE above                    MATED TO                  DESTROYER above
Our stunning "Alderhaus Queen Pixie Vegas" (Pixie) is our highest show graded and best bitch. She has an impeccable temperament. She has had 2 litters (Dec 2013 and Aug 2016) and has produced high quality pups. Pixie won "Best Puppy Bitch 2012", awarded by the German Shepherd Dog Assoc of WA. You can read more about Pixie on her own page under FEMALES.
 
                                              
    Destroyer above 16.6.17 only one hour after arriving from Sydney. He has an amazing nature. He was with us for 7 weeks to mate some bitches however he has now retuned to Sydney to our partners. 
 
 ***** PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU CONTACT US, AND PLEASE FILL OUT THE QUESTIONNAIRE FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE, UNDER THE PHOTO OF THE GERMAN SHEPHERD SITTING IN THE CHAIR. SORRY BUT ENQUIRIES WON'T BE ANSWERED WITHUT THE FILLED OUT QUESTIONNAIRE. THIS INFO IS REQUESTED SO WE CAN MATCH A SUITABLE PUPPY FOR YOU, OR YOUR FAMILY AND LIFESTYLE.
 
HOW IT WORKS.
 
Breeders can only work in a 19 week window, starting from the day a bitch comes into season until the puppies are ready for homes. After a bitch is mated it's approximately 17 weeks later that the puppies will be 8 weeks old and ready for their new homes.
 
Breeders can't predict when they will have a litter until a bitch comes into season, it's purely guesswork until their season starts.
 
We ultra sound our bitches around 4 weeks after mating to see if they are pregnant and to determine the approximate number of puppies expected. Unfortunatey not every bitch will get pregnant every time mated. To be in line for one of our quality puppies you would need to be on our waiting list after paying a $500 NON REFUNDABLE deposit. We never have puppies "ready to go" and we always have a waiting list. We usually keep pups from most of our litters.
 
We put a lot of time and effort into raising our puppies in our family/living area of our house so you can be assured they get the best possible start. Our puppies are frequently handled and played with by us, other breeders and visitors. This is necessary for a well adjusted, confident puppy. We sometimes take the puppies to the dog club from around 7 to 8 weeks of age for socialising. It's then up to you, the new owner, to keep up the regular socialising as well as basic obedience lessons. 
 
We grade our puppies from 7 to 8 weeks of age and then we make our selection of what we're keeping for showing and/or breeding. We then offer the remaining puppies, if any, to people in date order on our waiting list. We usually keep pups from most of our litters. Pups can be exhibited in dog shows after 3 months of age.
 
OUR 2017 SHOW RESULTS (PERTH)
 
German Shepherd National Show, Brisbane 19-21 May 2017, 2 judges from Germany.
 
We had great success at this year's National. Between us and our partners John and Lee from Aimsway Kennes in Sydney, we showed 9 dogs and 8 were placed 6th or better, including seconds and thirds. Sashes were awarded to the best 10 dogs in every class.
 
4th place in the 12-18 mth male class, Alderhaus Wicked Romeo, sired by Labo. (Mother Emmy)
2nd place in the 9-12 mth female class, Alderhaus Yasmin Evelyn, sired by Labo. (Mother Pixie) 
 
*** Labo at 7 years of age was third and he was awarded the Bronze medal! He was the oldest in class.
 
Destroyer had 13 progeny in the top 10 in their classes, and Labo had 10 progeny in the top 10 in their classesm making them amongst the highest sires with the most progeny placed in the Top 10.
 
Our first show of the year:
9.4.17. Mr John Fenner (WA)
4 of our dogs shown for 3 Firsts, 1 Second.
Romeo 1st graded Very Good, his half sister Yazzie making her debut, 1st graded Very Promising, Briana 2nd graded Very Good, her mother Emmy 1st graded Excellent.
All our dogs received the highest grading possible for their age.
7.5.17. Mrs Jenny De Lucia (Adelaide)
4 of our dogs shown for 2 Firsts, 1 Third.
Romeo 1st graded Very good (highest for age) Yazzie 1st graded Very Promising, highest for age, Emmy who is Romeo's mother was 3rd, graded Excellent (highest)
 
OUR 2016 SHOW RESULTS (PERTH)
We have exhibited in 8 shows to date this year.
16.4.16. State Breed Show, panel of local Specialist judges. 
4 of our dogs were shown for: 1 First, 1 Third, 1 Fourth, 1 Fifth.
Romeo 1st graded Very Promising, his sister Hotty 4th graded Very Promising, Briana 5th graded Very Good, Angie 3rd graded Very Good.
24.4.16. Dr Karen Hedberg, Vet and Breed Surveyor from Sydney.
4 of our dogs were shown for: 3 Firsts, 1 Second.
Romeo 2nd, his sister Hotty 1st and Best Baby of Breed, Briana 1st and also Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy of Breed, Angie 1st and Best Junior of Breed.
29.4.16. Mr L. Teixeira, German Shepherd specialist judge from Portugal.
5 of our dogs were shown for: 3 Firsts, 1 Second, 1 Fourth.
Romeo 1st, his sister Hotty 4th, Briana 1st, Angie 2nd, Pixie 1st and also awarded Best Bitch and Runner Up Best of Breed. (She was awarded the second best dog out of all the males and females)
22.5.16. Mr John Fenner, WA. (Non point score show)
5 of our dogs were shown for 4 Firsts and 1 Third.
Romeo 3rd, his sister Hotty 1st, Briana 1st and also Best Puppy in Group 5, Angie 1st, Pixie 1st and also Reserve Challenge Bitch and Runner Up Best of Breed.
12.6.16. Mr Andrew Jones, from Victoria.
4 of our dogs were shown for 1 First, 1 Third and 2 Fifths.
Emmy 3rd and she received her first Excellent show grading! Hotty Fifth, Angie Fifth. Briana 1st. Briana has won 4 Firsts out of 4 consecutive shows.
26.6.16 Mr Bruce Knight, WA.
2 of our dogs were shown for 1 Fourth and 1 Second.
Briana was called out first and looked stunning, however the judge put he back to 4th as she is a little over angulated at the moment. He said he loved her. We know she will firm with age as she is only just 12 months in a class up to 18 months. Pixie who is Briana's aunty was 2nd and received the Excellent grading as always.
20.8.16. 3 of our dogs shown for 1 First and 2 Seconds.
Mrs Honey Gross-Richardson, WA. Romeo 1st & Best Minor of Breed & Best Minor in Show (He beat all the male and female puppies in the 6-9 month classes)
Mr Greg Green, Victoria. Romeo's sister Hotty 2nd, Briana 2nd.
21.8.16. Mr Greg Green. Romeo 1st & Best Minor of Breed.
Mrs Honey Gross-Richardson. Romeo's sister Hotty 2nd, Briana 2nd.
2.10.16. Natalie Humphries, WA.
2 of our dogs were shown for 2 Seconds.
Romeo 2nd, Briana 2nd.
23.10.16. Judge from Germany, our show of the year.
3 of our dogs shown for 1 Third and 1 First.
Romeo 1st, graded Very Promising, Briana 3rd graded Very Good.
 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
2016. "Bubby" wins Smartest Dog at the German Shepherd Dog Assoc. of WA Fun Day 27.11.16 for the second year in a row! Bubby's registered name is "Alderhaus Pixies Barbie Doll", she is sired by "PEPE" and her mother is our beautiful "PIXIE", who is our highest show graded bitch. 
"Bubby" in photos below, doing some of her tricks on 27.11.16.
"Bubby" will possibly have a litter of puppies sired by "OAK" this year!
 
                              Below "Waving"                                                            "Taking a Bow".
    
 
Below left 27.11.16, Bubby learning a new trick called "Dance". A bit like marching on the spot. When I raise one leg, she raises one leg and then we raise the other leg and repeat a few times. Photo below right, Bubby learning new trick called "Walk". I place Bubby's front paws on the top of my feet and we walk together. She has only recently started learning these 2 new tricks. These tricks are quite difficult. We're getting ready for the 2017 Fun Day!
 
    
Below, Bubby waiting for the next command!
 
 
              

ABOVE: Alderhaus Pixies Barbie Doll ("Bubby") Photo on 6.1.17 at 3 years and 3 wks. Sire is Pepe, her mother is our very beautiful Alderhaus Queen Pixie Vegas (Pixie)

Bubby's story. Bubby was born on 14.12.13, a tiny 250 gram puppy, less than half the size of an average puppy. There were initially 12 pups in the litter, all very small and premature! I lost one boy at 10 days, on Christmas Day. For over 2 weeks most of my time and energy went into rotating 2 lots of puppies around the clock until they were old enough for solid food. Pixie never had more than 6 puppies at any one time to start with. Bubby was a very delicate baby and I fought for months to keep her alive. She was basically hand raised by me and got special attenton from her beautiful mother Pixie. Now Bubby is a normal size beautiful adult. Bubby is very intelligent but very strong willed, and has around 10 tricks that she does, when in the mood! For example: waving with her paw, playing dead and my favourite, taking a bow, going down on both elbows with rump in the air. She knows my right knee from my left knee and will touch the correct knee with her paw. I have a very special place in my heart for Bubby. 

2015. Bubby first won "Smartest Dog" at the German Shepherd Dog Assoc of WA Fun Day on 20/11/15. Below, photos of Bubby when younger, at 7 wks, 5 mths and 22 mths. Also photos of her performing some of her tricks at the Fun Day. 

              

        

First photo above: Bubby "sitting up pretty", 2nd photo: me asking Bubby to place both paws on my knee (The command is "both") She will also place one paw on what knee I ask her. 3rd photo: Bubby "waving". Bubby has recently learnt new tricks. She is a very smart dog! Bubby will hopefully have puppies during   2017. Watch this space! Bubby is NOT for sale, EVER!

*** IMPORTANT. Please complete the Questionnaire below and send to us with your initial enquiry. We take the placement of our puppies very seriously. We like to find the most suitable home for every puppy, and we like to know a little about our prospective puppy buyers. If you phone and leave a message, please also complete the Questionnaire and email to us at the time of your phone call.

Sorry but enquiries won't be answered without the completed Questionnaire.

                                                                 QUESTIONNAIRE

***** IMPORTANT INFO REQUIRED PLEASE WHEN YOU ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR PUPPIES. PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTIONNAIRE AND GIVE US AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THIS INFO IS REQUIRED BEFORE WE CONSIDER ACCEPTING DEPOSITS AND IT WILL HELP US SELECT YOU A SUITABLE PUPPY. PLEASE NOTE: DO YOU WANT A LONG COAT PUPPY OR A NORMAL COAT PUPPY? Although the majority of pups in most litters are normal coats, we also get the occasional long coat puppy as all our imported males carry the long coat gene and have produced long coats in previous litters.

Do you want a long coat or normal coat puppy.

male or female puppy.

Are there young children, or grand children who visit regularly, as we would like to select you a puppy with a suitable temperament.

Are you prepared to have the puppy in the house as part of your family? Ideally puppies should sleep inside at night and be inside on hot, rainy or windy cold days, and spend as much time as possible inside or outside with family members. If you don't intend to have the puppy inside, please do not contact us as we won't sell you a puppy.

Do you have another dog? (details please)

Is that dog 100% trustworthy with little dogs/puppies? If you're not 100% sure, it's best not to buy a puppy. 

Do you have a pool? Is it fully fenced off? PLEASE NOTE: Puppies can squeeze through standard pool fencing for the first few weeks so you would need to buy wire mesh to put all around existing pool fencing. We won't sell a puppy unless this is done, as it will protect the puppy from accidental drowning, which can happen in minutes!

Is someone home during the afternoon, as it's not advisable to leave a young puppy all day by itself?

Do you have a suitable, safe, fully fenced back yard with plenty of shade/shelter from the hot sun, cold weather, wind and rain? A yard too small or without much green grass or with lots of wood chips or pebbles IS NOT a suitable yard for a puppy or growing dog. Pebbles and stones can easily be swallowed by an inquisitive puppy and can be life threatening. If in doubt as to the suitability of your yard, please send us a some photos. A young puppy ideally should spend as much time as possible in the house with the family, and not be left outside for many hours on end to get into mischief or dangerous situations. However, puppy WILL need to send some time outside in the daylight hours to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D from the sun and also so that their muscles will develop. It's not suitable for a young puppy to live indoors 24/7, but ideally should sleep in the house every night.

Have you or your family owned German Shepherds or large dogs before? Details please.

Do you have the time for a growing puppy who needs regular socialising, exercise and training?

Are you prepared to enrol in Puppy Classes run by most Vets? We suggest puppy attends as soon as possible after you get him/her home.

What suburb/town do you live in? Are you in WA?

If you live in Perth, are you able to train/socialise your puppy at either the Otago Park Craigie training grounds, or the main grounds in Passmore St, Southern River?

IMPORTANT INFO: Cocos Palms and Lillies of most varieties are toxic to pups and dogs. All lillies are deadly to cats! Please google "Plants and foods that are toxic to dogs" and remove anything that appears to be harmful. Some garden mulch is also highly toxic to dogs and will cause dogs kidneys to fail! Rocks and pebbels can also be dangerous to pups and dogs as well as spiky plants.

Please let us know if you are under 20 years old so we know we are dealing with someone possibly inexperienced with German Shepherds or other dogs.

We ask questions because we care about where our puppies are going and we try to choose a suitable puppy for you. Some breeders don't care as much as we do and don't ask as many questions. That should concern you. We take our breeding program and placement of our puppies very seriously. Owning a dog is a full time commitment for the dog's life span and it isn't part time. Dogs depend on us for everything.

We suggest you copy and paste the above Questionnaire for convenience.

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Our most recent litter at 6 wks, born on 27th August 2016 from Pixie and Labo. Male on left sold. We're keeping the 2 beautiful females for showing, Yahna (centre) and Yasmin (right)

         

 "LABO" (PRONOUNCED LARBO) 

WORLD BREAKING NEWS! 

"LABO VOM SCHOLLWEIHER" IMPORTED BY US FROM GERMANY 29th OCTOBER 2015.

ALDERHAUS & AIMSWAY KENNELS ARE EXTREMELY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE PURCHASE OF THIS OUTSTANDING WORLD CLASS DOG.
  • LABO WAS AWARDED THE 4th BEST MALE IN THE ADULT CLASS (OVER 2 YEARS) AT THE GERMAN SHEPHERD WORLD SIEGER SHOW IN GERMANY IN 2015 (120 males in the class)
  • LABO WAS 3rd PLACE AT THE 2014 SHOW IN GERMANY (101 males in class)
  • LABO WAS AWARDED THE BEST YOUNG MALE IN GERMANY IN 2011 (18-24 months, 153 males in class!)
  • LABO IS THE ONLY GERMAN SHEPHERD EVER IMPORTED INTO AUSTRALIA WHO HAS BEEN AWARDED THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION OF "VA" 4 TIMES IN GERMANY: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

 LABO IS CLEAR OF DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY. (DM)

LABO IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED GERMAN SHEPHERD AND ARGUABLY ACCORDING TO SOME EXPERTS, THE BEST CONSTRUCTED IMPORT TO EVER COME TO AUSTRALIA. HE WILL BE OF HUGE BENEFIT TO THE BREEDERS AND BLOODLINES IN AUSTRALIA. LABO AND DESTROYER WILL BE LIVING WITH OUR PARTNERS JOHN AND LEE MARTENS, AIMSWAY KENNELS IN SYDNEY AS THEY NEED TO BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE AS THE MAJORITY OF BREEDERS LIVE IN THE EASTERN STATES.

LABO'S HALF SISTER YVONNE vom KAPELLENBERG WAS AWARDED THE BEST YOUNG FEMALE IN 2011 AND IN 2015 WAS AWARDED THE 4th BEST FEMALE. AND LABO'S SIRE AREX vom WILHELMSWARTE WAS AWARDED THE 6th BEST MALE IN 2010.

LABO'S FIRST FEW AUSSIE LITTERS ARE BEING BORN AS OF JANUARY 2016.

10.1.16. Today is an historic moment in Australia! Labo's first Aussie litter has been born. Congratulations to the breeder Lyn.

13.1.16. Labo's second Aussie litter born to our beautiful "Emmy". 3 males and 3 femaes. We are ecstatic! These are very exciting times for Alderhaus Kennels. We kept a male for showing, "Alderhaus Wicked Romeo".

13.1.16. Another Labo litter born. Litters from Labo from all over Australia will continue to be born from now on. Labo is in high demand for matings from breeders all over Australia and New Zealand.

IT HAS BEEN OUR LIFE LONG DREAM TO OWN A DOG OF WORLD CLASS OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE. NOT ONLY DO WE NOW OWN "DESTROYER", THE HIGHEST AWARDED YOUNG MALE TO EVER COME TO AUST, WE ALSO  OWN "LABO", THE HIGHEST AWARDED ADULT TO EVER COME TO AUST.

LABO BELOW WAS ALSO AWARDED 1st AND SIEGER IN AUSTRIA in August 2015. (Born 7.3.10) AND WINNER OF AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL 2016 AT 6 YEARS OF AGE.

             

                          

Above photos: Labo in Germany, and Penny in Germany 6.9.15 with Labo's trophy the day he was awarded the 4th best male in the world 2015! This is the only trophy of it's kind in Australia and it now sits very proudly on the top shelf of my dog trophy cabinet.

    

    

ABOVE: 4 out of the 6 beautiful babies from Emmy and Labo at 6 weeks. Females top, males above. These will be shown.

LABO'S SHOW NEWS!

27.3.16. "LABO" OUR LATEST MAGNIFICENT GERMAN IMPORT WINS THE 2016 NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL, NSW AT 6 YEARS OF AGE!

9.7.16. "LABO" WINS "BEST IN SHOW" IN BRISBANE AT 6 YEARS OF AGE UNDER PROMINANT GERMAN SHEPHERD SPECIALIST JUDGE MR LOUIS DONALD.   PHOTOS BELOW:
Labo on right after being awarded Best In Show (the other dog is long stock coat Shernaa Pakros who was Best of Breed in the long stock coats. Not owned by us)
 
7.8.16 "LABO" WINS ANOTHER "BEST IN SHOW" UNDER MELANIE GROTH IN NEWCASTLE.
 
1.10.16 "LABO" WINS HIS CLASS AND CHALLENGE DOG IN CANBERRA UNDER LOUIS DONALD. 2.10.16 "LABO" WINS HIS CLASS AND CHALLENGE DOG IN CANBERRA UNDER STEFANO BEGGIATO FROM ITALY.
 
21.5.17 "LABO" WINS THE 2017 NATIONAL BRONZE MEDAL, BRISBANE, AT 7 YEARS OF AGE! 
 
Labo is now an Australian Champion! As well as a National Gold & Bronze medal winner.
 
LABO HAS BEEN SHOWN 5 TIMES IN AUSTRALIA IN 2016 FOR 5 MAJOR WINS AS A 6 YEAR OLD! 
 
 
 
                                         
                                    Labo in movement at the show 9.7.16 at 6 yrs & 4 mths of age
 
                   
Labo's many trophies from winning his class and the Gold medal at the 2016 National in Sydney.
He only arrived from Germany 5 months earlier.
Penny & Rob top centre, and Labo's owners from Germany who came to Australia to handle Labo in the show. Winners are grinners!
 
Labo & team at National above 
 
  
 
                   
Above 3 photos, the magnificent Labo after his Gold medal win at the National Show NSW 27.3.16. Lara from Germany on dais with Labo.
 
Photo above: Labo's handler far left, and owners in September 2015 when Labo was awarded the 4th best male at the Sieger Show in Germany. This show is held once a year in Germany and is the biggest German Shepherd dog show in the world. There is usually around 100 males exhibited in the class for dogs over 2 years of age.
Labo was awarded 3rd place (unofficially) at this show in 2014.
We are extremely grateful and very proud that we were able to purchase this very high quality world famous dog from one of Germany's top breeders KENNEL AURELIUS.
In 2015 Labo was described by one of Germany's top judges as the best anatomically constructed male in the world.
 
DESTROYER also did us very proud at the 2016 National with 5th place in a very high quality class of 34 males. 7 of the top 10 placed dogs were imports, and Destroyer was the second youngest of the top 10 placed dogs. We saw some very beautiful high quality puppies at the National (not old enough for the show) sired by Destroyer and Labo and I'm sure Destroyer and Labo will be a huge asset to the breed in Australia if some of the puppies we have seen are anything to go by. Thanks to all the breeders in Australia and New Zealand who have supported and used our 2 new boys so far.
 
Destroyer below at National (Sydney) March 2016
                                            
 
Above: Nangamai Hiawatha ("Drum") sired by Destroyer. This stunning young male was shown on 6/8 & 7/8 in Newcastle for 2 Firsts. His sister Hallie also won her class on both days.
 
"DESTROYER"
"JUWIKA DESTROYER" BELOW , ONE OF OUR 2 NEW MAGNIFICENT MALES, ARRIVED FROM GERMANY ON 8th OCTOBER 2015!

DESTROYER IS CLEAR OF DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY (DM)

"DESTROYER" born 16.10.12. Destroyer was awarded Best Youth Sieger (winner) in 4 countries in 2014: Britain, Denmark, Belgium and Holland. He was also 5th place in a class of 100 males (18-24 months) in Germany in September 2014 at the German Shepherd Sieger Show. Destroyer is the highest awarded young male to ever come to Australia. He has a very strong character and very striking rich colouring with excellent dark pigmentation. We are very excited to be the new owners of this magnificent male, owned in partnership with John and Lee Martens from AIMSWAY KENNELS in Sydney. Destroyer is producing winners in several countries in Europe! His first litters in Aust should be born around late December and will be ready for homes mid to late February!

Destroyer below, shown 22 times in Europe for: 10 FIRSTS, five 2nds, four 3rds, one 5th (100 dogs in class)

EXCITING NEWS!

24.12.15. The first of Destroyer's Australian litters was born in Sydney. 2 males & 5 females. Congratulaitons to the breeder.

16.1.16. Another litter by Destroyer born in Sydney. Litters from Destroyer from all over Australia and New Zealand will continue to be born from now on. Destroyer is in high demand for matings from breeders all over Australia and N.Z.

20.7.16. Our first litter sired by Destroyer was born, 2 males and 4 females. We are keeping 2 females for showing. Several puppies from this litter will be shown.

  

PHOTOS ABOVE. DESTROYER

Below are some puppies from the last few years sired by some of our magnificent imported males so you can see an example of the beautiful quality puppies our stud dogs are producing from one side of Australia to the other.

Above, sired by URY, Aimsway Kennels Sydney

 

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Above, sired by HOMER, Aimsway Kennels Sydney
 
 
Above, sired by PEPE, Aimsway Kennels Sydney
 
 
Above, sired by PEPE, Aimsway Kennels Sydney
 
 
Above, sired by DESTROYER. One of his first litters in Aust, Aimsway Kennels Sydney
 
 
Above, sired by DESTROYER, Aufgehts Kennels, Perth
 
 
Above, our beautiful litter of 3 males and 3 females sired by LABO. His second litter in Australia.
My beautiful babies from Emmy & Labo are growing so fast. From above to below in a few weeks.     
   
Above: Emmy's litter at 7 weeks, born 13.1.16. We have kept 2 puppies for showing, Romeo and Hotty.
Emmy's puppies are now 8 mths old
Below. Romeo at 13 wks                              Romeo at 7 mths                               Hotty at 7 mths
      
ABOVE: Congratulations to our friends at GRANDWEST KENNELS on a magnificent litter born 11.2.16, the first litter to be born in Perth sired by "DESTROYER". May you have great success with these beauties.
 
 
 

DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND FOR OUR OUR PUPPIES, UNFORTUNATELY WE NEVER HAVE PUPPIES "READY TO GO". THERE IS USUALLY A WAIT OF AROUND 4 - 6 MONTHS OR MORE. BOOKINGS WITH A $500 DEPOSIT TO GET ON OUR WAITING LIST IS ESSENTIAL. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WE SELL OUR PUPPIES AS NEARLY ALL ARE SOLD BEFORE THEY ARE BORN. WE GET ENQUIRIES NEARLY EVERY DAY, AT TIMES 3 OR 4 A DAY. WE SUGGEST YOU ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID A LENGTHY WAIT. MOST OF OUR EXPECTED LITTERS WILL ALREADY HAVE QUITE A FEW EXISTING ORDERS.

BELOW. One of our litters from 2016. Emmy & Destroyer puppies

         

14.8.6. Above. 3 weeks and 4 days. Looking beautiful, very playful now. Beautiful deep gold coming through. Lovely strong  heads and very glamorous coats. Stand out moment. Above right, first time outside on grass to get some sun. The pen will get bigger as the pups get older. They still sleep a lot at this age.

3.9.16. Puppies (below) at 6 wks. Looking beautiful and now have their own personalities. Very happy with these pups. We're keeping on of the girls for showing, far left, in partnership with our good friends at Elsass Kennels in Hobart.

EMMY + DESTROYER = STUNNING BABIES!

                       

                                                    Emmy                                                      Destroyer                   

PHOTOS BELOW: Emmy left & centre, taken 6.12.15 at 23 mths, photo on right when 5 mths. Emmy was 6th place in a huge class of 40 female puppies (3-6 mths class) at the National Show in Melbourne in May 2014. Her brother Ozzie was 5th place in the male class. 

     

                   

       Above: Emmy at 9 wks                              Emmy on left & Bubby 10 wks                      Emmy left, Bubby & Ozzie

           

           

Above photos. 4 of the 6 puppies from Emmy's first litter born 13.1.16 sired by Labo

Top left Hotty (ours) top right Star (NSW) bottom left Romeo (ours) bottom right Errol (Hobart)

These 4 outstanding puppies are in show homes

                                                                                         "PIXIE" 

Our beautiful Pixie had her babies on 27th August 2016. We'll be keeping two girls from this very special litter sired by Labo.

LABO is the only imported German Shepherd to have been awarded the VA show grading 4 consecutive years in Germany, 2012-2015. This is Pixie's second litter. Her first litter was born in December 2013. Pixie is of outstanding quality and received the highest show grading now possible in Australia, Excellent Merit in 2015.

Pixie has her own page which includes her show results. Her sire is our Dutch import Vegas von Dongmiran, who also has his own page. 

Pixie below. She has been shown 3 times in 2016 for: 2 Firsts, 1 Second, 1 Challenge BItch, 1 Reserve Challenge Bitch and 2 Runner Up Best of Breed.

                           

Above: Alderhaus Queen Pixie Vegas ("Pixie")

SORRY ALL PUPPIES ARE SPOKEN FOR. WE'LL BE KEEPING THE 2 GIRLS FOR SHOWING. (Yahna and Yasmin)

1.9.16. Below. Babies are now 5 days old. Pixie enjoyed some BBQ chicken tonight. We feed the mothers anything they'll eat when they have babies if they're off their food, be it fillet steak, chicken breast, pork or mince. (All cooked of course) 

                 

I had to share this beautiful photo above of Pixie with one of her babies. Doesn't it melt your heart?

      

Above. 24.9.16. 4 weeks today. Babies are eating really well, licked the bowl clean! The darker girl climbed over the low edge of the whelping box today, time to make it higher!

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON. By placing an order with a $500 deposit you acknowledge and agree that deposits are non refundable and that you are aware there will be a wait for one of our puppies, sometimes 6 months or longer. We never have puppies "ready to go". Our puppies are allocated in date order of when deposits are received and you will be offered a puppy as soon as one becomes available, as we get to your name on our waiting list. Most breeders work this way. 

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                                                      *** PUPPY PRICE ***

The price of our puppies is currently from $3,500 each, depending on who the sire is.

This is our price for a family companion, or a pup you wish to do obedience, agility, or tracking etc with. If you are seeking to buy a show potential puppy, please inform us at the time of your initial enquiry. To go on our waiting list we require a non refundable $500 deposit. If your circumstances change and you cannot take a puppy when planned, we will hold your deposit until you are ready for a puppy. We do not refund deposits under any circumstances, as we usually spend a lot of time with our puppy buyers, sometimes many hours, either by phone, and/or many emails.  

                                                                     HOW OUR PUPPIES OUR RAISED 

OUR PUPPIES ARE EXPERTLY AND LOVINGLY RAISED IN OUR HOUSE AND NOT IN KENNELS SO WE CAN KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THEM AND THEIR MOTHER. THEY ARE FREQUENTLY HANDLED AND PLAYED WITH AND THEY HAVE MANY TOYS. THEY GET USED TO ALL THE HOUSEHOLD NOISE INCLUDING PEOPLE TALKING AND THE RADIO AND TV. WE GIVE OUR YOUNG PUPPIES THE BEST START THEY CAN GET. IT'S THEN UP TO YOU THEIR NEW OWNER TO CONTINUE ON WITH REGULAR HANDLING AND SOCIALISING. OUR PUPPIES ARE CONFIDENT, HAPPY AND WELL ADJUSTED WHEN THEY LEAVE US, SO PLEASE FOLLOW OUR ADVICE ON SOCIALISING WITH OTHER PUPS, FRIENDLY DOGS, CHILDREN AND ADULTS TO KEEP THEM THIS WAY. IT'S AN ONGOING PROCESS TO TRAIN AND SOCIALISE YOUR PUPPY AND IT REQUIRES COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION FROM YOU AND OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY.

PLEASE DON'T BE RESPOSIBLE FOR RUINING YOUR PUPPY'S TEMPERAMENT AFTER THE HUNDREDS OF HOURS AND HARD WORK WE HAVE PUT INTO OUR PUPPIES. YOUR PUPPY WILL NEED REGULAR SOCIALSING AND BASIC TRAINING FROM THE WEEK YOU GET IT HOME.

PHOTOS BELOW: OUR PUPPIES ARE RAISED IN A WHELPING BOX UNTIL ABOUT 3 WEEKS OF AGE. THEY ARE KEPT WARM WITH SOFT BEDDING AND A HEATER LAMP AT A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE FOR THE CRITICAL PERIOD UNTIL THEY ARE AROUND 12 TO 14 DAYS OLD. THEY NEED FREQUENT CHECKING AROUND THE CLOCK AND I GET VERY LITTLE SLEEP FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS. THE ROOM IS KEPT AT A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE OF ABOUT 23 TO 24 DEGREES WITH AIR CONDITIONING. THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE FOR VERY YOUNG PUPPIES IS PARAMOUNT AS THEY CAN'T CONTROL THEIR OWN BODY TEMPERATURE FOR THE FIRST 2 WEEKS. A COLD PUPPY WILL RAPIDLY LOSE ENERGY AND THE ABILITY TO SUCKLE OFF IT'S MOTHER.

ONCE OUR PUPPIES GET TO AROUND 3 WEEKS, THEY GO INTO A WIRE PEN IN OUR LIVING AREA. THIS IS WHERE WE TRY TO TRAIN THEM TO GO TO THE TOILET ON SHEETS OF NEWSPAPERS SO THEY STAY AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE. THERE WILL BE ACCIDENTS ON THEIR BEDDING BUT THEY USUALLY GET THE HANG OF IT WITHIN A FEW DAYS. WE START FEEDING OUR PUPPIES SOFT PUPPY FOOD AT AROUND 3 WEEKS OF AGE. THEY ARE FED 3 TIMES A DAY. TOILET TRAINING, FEEDING PUPPIES, CHANGING THEIR BEDDING, KEEPING THEM CLEAN, PLAYING WITH THEM AND PUTTING THEM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE TO PLAY ON THE GRASS AND THEN TAKING THEM BACK INSIDE WHEN IT GETS TOO HOT OR TOO COLD IS VERY TIME CONSUMING AND AT TIMES EXHAUSTING. BUT WE SPEND MANY HOURS A DAY WITH OUR PUPPIES TO KEEP THEM HAPPY AND CONTENT TO ENSURE THEY GET THE VERY BEST START POSSIBLE. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES THAT WE BREED AND OFFER FOR SALE.

                          

Above: How our puppies are raised, from birth to around 4 weeks. When around 4 weeks of age when the weather is not too hot or too cold, they spend most of the day until late evening outside on the veranda. This leads on to a lovely large grassed puppy yard off our living areas where we can see them through two sets of large glass sliding doors. If hot, they stay inside in air conditoning until it cools down, then they go outside to play where shade is always available. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. From feedback I'm getting regularly from people looking for puppies, there seems to be a shortage of puppies in Perth from "reputable registered" breeders. Even if you don't order a puppy from us, I suggest you go on someone's waiting list to avoid a lengthy wait. Most litters are fully booked before the puppies are born.

OUR AIM: PLEASE READ. We are dedicated to breeding premium German Shepherds. Our breeding program consists of males and females from proven bloodlines and our imported sires carry some of the best producing bloodlines in the world. Every litter is planned with the intentions of producing high quality dogs. ALL our breeding bitches have been sired by one of our imported males.
We get a lot of enquiries from people saying "we just want a pet, we don't want a show dog". But just because we sell you a show potential puppy with world class genetics does not mean you have to show it. However, it may mean your dog will inherit fewer genetic problems. It may also possess intriguing beauty, above average conformation, strong nerves, and a well adjusted temperament.
In fact MOST of our puppies go to family homes and are not shown, except for the puppies we keep for showing. Our aim is to breed the best pups possible for us, as well as a loving family companion for you.
The overall quality in our litters is very high and we don't tend to breed "pet quality" puppies. None of the reputable breeders would be happy with breeding a majority of "pet quality" puppies. Although breeders may at times have puppies who we don't feel have "show potential" but the reasons for this would be subtle and not obvious to puppy buyers. Breeders set a very high standard as to what puppies we keep and show. 
When we choose sires for our bitches, we choose only top stud dogs who compliment our bitches, with the aim of improving the quality of the breed through every generation.
ALL our breeding dogs have official hip and elbow passes through either the German Shepherd Dog Council of Aust Hip and Elbow Scheme, or in the case of our imported males, through a recognised overseas scheme. Dogs must be over 12 months of age to be able to participate in these schemes. Breeders DO NOT get puppies x-rayed as their hips, and especially elbows, are not fully developed until around 21 weeks of age. Only the parents are x-rayed.
 
Our breeding program is focused on:
     Proven genetics
     Above average body construction
     Soundness
     Rich colour and pigmentation
     Vigor and sound temperament
     and of course good looks!
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
German Shepherd Dogs are consistently in the top three or four most popular breeds in the world, and are known for their intelligence, good looks, nobility and loyalty. German Shepherds were originally developed as a sheep herding dog.

Because of their size, strength, intelligence and obedience capabilities, they are often used by the Police and the Military and are also used in search and rescue work around the world due to their keen sense of smell. 

The German Shepherd is a very devoted and versatile dog, and their popularity makes them highly desirable and sought after as family companions, obedience or agility dogs competing in competitions, or show/breeding dogs.

BETWEEN MYSELF HERE IN PERTH, AND OUR PARTNERS WITH SOME OF THE IMPORTED MALES, JOHN AND LEE MARTENS FROM AIMSWAY KENNELS IN SYDNEY WHO HAVE BEEN BREEDING FOR OVER 30 YEARS, WE HAVE PUPPIES AVAILABLE ON A REGULAR BASIS. THERE IS A LARGE DEMAND FOR OUR QUALITY VERY WELL BRED PUPPIES. WE GET PUPPY ENQUIRES EVERY WEEK, SOMETIMES SEVERAL A DAY. AS NEARLY ALL OUR MAGNIFICENT IMPORTED MALES LIVE IN SYDNEY WITH JOHN AND LEE, PERTH BUYERS WOULDN'T GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A PUPPY FROM OUR IMPORTS UNLESS JOHN AND LEE SENT THEIR PUPPIES TO PERTH BUYERS. WE ARE PARTNERS WITH 8 MALE IMPORTS SINCE VEGAS CAME FROM HOLLAND IN 2010. ALL SIRES OF OUR EXPECTED LITTERS CAN BE SEEN UNDER 'MALES' ON THE INDEX. YOU CAN ALSO GO TO 'PROGENY PAGES' OF OUR IMPORTED MALES TO SEE A SMALL SELECTION OF PUPS FROM THEIR PREVIOUS LITTERS.

JUST A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF. I HAVE BEEN BREEDING SINCE 1972, AND HAVE BRED OVER 150 LITTERS. I am the longest registered breeder of German Shepherds in WA. My dogs and puppies are my life long full time hobby. I am the only breeder in WA whose dogs over the years have won 5 National medals. We are very proud of this achievement.

LITTER BORN 13.6.15 

OUR LITTER FROM GOLDY & PEPE WAS BORN 13th JUNE 2015.

WE HAVE KEPT ALDERHAUS VIVACIOUS BRIANA ON RIGHT

 

Taken 14/6, when 2 days old.      Briana at 4 mths (1.11.15)        Briana at 14 mths (21.8.16)           

Goldy's beautiful daughter Alderhaus Vivacious Briana above centre at 4 months, and on right at 14 mths, from litter in photo above left. We are keeping Briana for showing and possibly a litter when old enough. Briana was 3rd place at only 4 months of age at her first show on 25/10/15 under well known judge from Germany. Briana was awarded First in 4 shows in a row between April and June, including Best Puppy in Show on 30.4.16. She was awarded 2 Seconds at the 2 shows on 20th & 21st August. Briana was named in loving memory of my beautiful youngest brother Brian who passed away in July 2015, only 5 weeks after Briana was born.

OUR PUPPIES ARE RAISED IN THE HOUSE AND NOT IN KENNELS.

Our puppies are expertly raised by a caring breeder with over 40 years experience. Our pups are born and raised in our house in our purpose built air conditioned/heated puppy room only metres from our bedroom, and not in the kennel block. We keep a very close eye on mother and babies and are constantly checking them, especially in the critical period for the first 14 to 21 days after they are born. They are carefully monitored around the clock as we need to ensure that all puppies are drinking properly off their mother and are thriving. We get very little sleep! Lee in Sydney also raises her puppies in her house. DOG BREEDING SHOULD NEVER BE COMPROMISED.

Once the puppies are old enough to go outside to enjoy some sunshine, at around 3 to 4 weeks, they go out of their room onto a big covered veranda that leads onto a very large grassed yard where I can see them through 2 large glass sliding doors. They spend their days sunnung themselves, playing or just napping. They spend time inside with us daily to get used to various noises and the TV. Their toy cpllection is HUGE and gives them plenty of stimulation and they play for hours outside in the fresh air. Our puppies get lots of cuddles and playtime with us, friends and puppy buyers. They are not put away at night until quite late. On very hot days they rest in their air conditioned room or in the TV/lounge room with me until the outside temperature cools down a little. We don't expose our young puppies to very cold or high outside temperatures. Our puppies are well socialised and we expect the people who have ordered a puppy to visit at least once or twice a week so all puppies get used to having many different people and children around them. You can read more about me in ABOUT US (see the left hand index, second heading from top)

See photos of our puppy facilities and our lovely kennel complex under "About Us-Our Kennels"

We do our best to give our puppies the best start in life as far as their nutrition and temperaments go, before you take them at 8 weeks to their new homes. However there is only so much breeders can do in a short amount of time. We strongly recommend you enrol your puppy in a 4 week Puppy School program at your local Vets as soon as you know the date you are getting a puppy, and puppy should attend Puppy School within the first week of your getting him/her. This will give you and your puppy a great start. 

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF. Dogswest (or The Canine Assoc of WA) has a ruling that a bitch can't have more than 6 litters unless a Vet issues a health certificate for fitness for breeding for that bitch for one final litter. REALLY??? A breeder would actually want to put a bitch through 6 or 7 litters!!!??? NO bitch needs to have that many litters! This is my own personal opinion. We have bitches here who are now retired from breeding after only ONE litter. We have another bitch who had 3 litters but only resulted in a TOTAL of 7 pups from 3 litters. We also have other bitches who are 4 and 5 years old who have not even had one litter yet. Some of our bitches will never have any litters. Our bitches are not "puppy machines" unlike some others.

It's your right to ask breeders how many litters a particular bitch has previously had. Some breeders are claiming their bitches "are not puppy machines" but in fact some of their bitches have had 5, 6 or even 7 litters! It's also your right to ask the breeder WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE to show you where the puppies live. Their usual housing IS NOT in a nice grassed area in a small wire pen under a tree. This is only where you are "allowed" to view their puppies. This should sound warning bells.

                                          OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!

For 3 consecutive years, our young female pups have won "TOP PUPPY BITCH OF YEAR" (6 to 12 month class) meaning they are the best of their age for the following years:

  • 2010 Alderhaus Our Evette (sired by Mika)
  • 2011 Alderhaus Our Evette also won "Top Intermediate Bitch of Year" 12-36 mths class
  • 2012 Alderhaus Queen Pixie Vegas (sired by Vegas)
  • 2013 Alderhaus Shes Penny Pitstop (sired by Homer)

Proving that our careful planning and selective breeding of our quality females to our imported males gives us the desired results, which is breeding puppies of outstanding quality, looks and temperament.

At the 2016 National in Sydney, a young female "Aimsway Ripepe" (Groovy) who I am part owner of won the 9-12 month female class. She is sired by Pepe and was bred by John and Lee from Aimsway Kennels in Sydney. Groovy below:

Our dogs and pups are consistently placed in the top 3 in their respective classes at German Shepherd specialty shows in Perth.

WHO WILL OUR PUPPIES SUIT?

Our puppies will suit a vast range of people with various lifestyles. However if we don't think your circumstances are suitable for a puppy at the time you contact us, we will let you know. If everyone in the household works long hours and are away for 8 or 9 plus hours a day, this is probably not ideal for a young puppy. We are very selective about where we place our puppies. You must also have adequate time and space for a rapidly growing puppy. If you have another dog you must be 100% sure it will be OK with a young playful puppy that will at times chew on it's legs, tails, ears etc. If you are not 100% sure, then unfortunately we cannot sell you a puppy.

We take great pride in breeding quality, very beautiful, loyal companions of which the majority of our puppies are sold to families or couples, even though most of our litters will have show potential puppies. Rarely do our litters have "just pet quality" puppies, due to our very high standard of breeding. Our puppies will suit anyone just wanting a companion they can take for walks, or to do basic obedience, or even participate in competitions for show, obedience, agility etc. Please let us know what you want, and we will help choose that special puppy for you!

SOCIALISING YOUR PUPPY IS VERY IMPORTANT!

Regular socialising of your puppy with friendly dogs and other puppies, children and adults is very important from an early age if you want a well mannered, well adjusted 4 legged companion. This needs to be done from the first week you get your puppy home, once he or she has settled in. Basic obedience lessons are also vital.

We also recommend you join the German Shepherd Dog Assoc. or another dog obedience club where your puppy will meet lots of people, puppies and dogs of various ages. There are training grounds North of the River at Otago Park Craigie and South of River at the headquarters in Passmore Street, Southern River.

VERY IMPORTANT! Owning a puppy is a life long commitment and requires on going training and regular socialising. Owning a dog IS NOT part time. If you are not prepared to follow our guidelines and suggestions re training and socialising your puppy ON A REGULAR WEEKLY BASIS, please do not contact us. It is not sufficient to do full time training with your puppy at home. This may lead to behaviour problems with other dogs, people and children. Your puppy needs regular contact with people and children it doesn't see on a regular basis, as well as other puppies and friendly dogs for it's temperament to remain happy and friendly. This includes regular walks to the local shops and visits to dog friendly parks (always on a leash) where your pup can be patted by children and adults. It only takes a short time, sometimes just a few weeks, for a puppy to become unsocial with people and other dogs. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN to the beautiful friendly good natured puppy we sold you at 8 weeks of age.

WHEN CAN YOU VISIT OUR PUPPIES?

We usually allow our puppy buyers to visit the puppies when they are around 4 to 5 weeks of age. However we don't allow young children to pick up our puppies as they can easily be dropped and hurt. When you visit please don't wear good clothes as you will be expected to sit down, handle and play with the puppies!

** Please read all the info on this page if you are thinking of placing an order with us. It's a condition of us accepting deposits that this page is read in full, and also our Questionnaire towards top of this page is answered. Thank you.

ABOUT "PEPE". Pepe was imported by us from Germany in September 2013. In 2012 at the world German Shepherd Show in Germany, Pepe was awarded 16th place in a huge class of 130 males (12-18 mth class) He is from one of the top "proven and officially awarded" breeders in the world. At the 2015 National Show in Melbourne in May, Pepe's eldest progeny was only 18 months old. His progeny dominated the Top Ten placings in the majority of the youngest classes up to Junior (12-18 mths.) Pepe sired 5 CLASS WINNERS, 3 SECOND PLACE GETTERS and 3 THIRD PLACE GETTERS. An amazing achievement for a relatively new stud dog to Australia.

                        

Above photo: "PEPE" and friend at first meeting in Sept 2013       

TOP QUALITY LITTER, BORN 13th JANUARY 2015. See photos below. 

THIS LITTER WAS OUTSTANDING AND WE HAVE KEPT 2 PUPPIES FOR SHOWING AND WE HAVE A MALE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FRIENDS IN TASMANIA. EMMY IS A SENSATIONAL MOTHER. THIS WAS HER FIRST LITTER.

The mother of this very special and exciting litter is our beautiful "Alderhaus Pixies Emilee" (EMMY) in photos below. She is a daughter of of beautiful Alderhaus Queen Pixie Vegas (PIXIE) and PEPE. This is Emmy's first litter. Emmy has a wonderful temperament and she loves everyone. Her mother Pixie also has an impeccable temperament.

   

EMMY'S BABIES ABOVE LEFT, 13/1/16, THE DAY THEY WERE BORN. Another historic moment for Alderhaus Kennels as well as the breed in Australia. This is Labo's second Aussie litter to date and his first to be born in WA. (red heater lamp is on so photo is not true colour) CENTRE PHOTO, Emmy & babies 6 days old. PHOTO ON RIGHT, Emmy's babies 14 days old and going great. Emmy is a fantastic first time mother. Emmy has her own page, see photos and info under Females on left side index, scroll down and click on Alderhaus Pixies Emilee.

   

Above: Emmy's babies at nearly 5 weeks, and looking stunning. The male we kept is on far right

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

THERE ARE NOW ONLY APPROXIMATELY 12 to 14 BREEDERS OF GERMAN SHEPHERDS IN PERTH. ONE OF PERTH'S MOST PROMINANT BREEDERS MOVED TO VICTORIA IN APRIL 2015,  SO THERE IS NOW AN EVEN BIGGER SHORTAGE OF PUPPIES FROM REPUTABLE "REGISTERED" BREEDERS AND SOME OF THE LONG STANDING BREEDERS HAVE NOW RETIRED FROM BREEDING. MOST BREEDERS USUALLY HAVE WAITING LISTS SO IT'S RECOMMEDED YOU GO ON SOMEONE'S WAITING LIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

OUR GUARANTEE: If you are not completely happy with your puppy the day we arrange collection, we will refund in full, any money you have paid us towards your puppy. In 45 years of breeding and selling pups, no one has ever gone home without a puppy after placing a deposit!.

HOW OUR ORDERS AND OUR PUPPY ALLOCATION SYSTEM WORKS.

Between us and our very good friends John and Lee Martens from AIMSWAY KENNELS in Sydney, we have litters on a regular basis. However you will need to be on our waiting list after paying a $500 deposit. Most of our puppies are booked before they are born.

I have 45 years of breeding and showing experience and have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge over that time. You can be confident of buying a quality well bred puppy from us in Perth. However as I now only breed on a limited scale, you can be assured of getting a quality well bred puppy raised by our very good friends and partners John and Lee Martens in Sydney. We don't charge extra for the freight if puppies are flown over to Perth from John and Lee.

Penny & Fakir, imported from Germany in 2011.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS JOHN AND LEE FROM AIMSWAY KENNELS IN SYDNEY.

John and Lee have been breeding and showing for over 30 years with great success. They own a beautiful 5 acre kennel property with many beautiful tall gum trees, where their dogs and puppies have lots of fresh air, and plenty of room to play and run. They have 75 metre long grass exercise yards as well as many other various size grassed pens and excercise yards. Their puppies are raised in the house and are frequently monitored. Once old enough, they go outside in the sunshine to play or nap. The puppies are handled frequently by children and many adults to give them the best start in life which helps mould them into confidentt happy puppies. I have known John and Lee for over 20 years. We own 6 imported males in partnership. John and Lee were awarded "TOP BREEDER NSW" from 2002-2007. They are the very proud breeders and owners of the National Gold medal winning male AND female at the 2007 National show. (German judges) This is a fantastic achievement for any breeder. Their credentials speak for themselves.

     Above are just some of the many hundreds of show trophies, awards and sashes that John and Lee have won over the three decades they have been breeding and showing. We also have a very impressive collection of sashes and show trophies that we have been awared over 4 decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: Our partners John and Lee Martens from Aimsway Kennels, Sydney.

HOW LONG WILL YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR A PUPPY? Most of our puppies are sold before they are born or within a week of being born as we take orders months in advance. We get many enquires a week for our puppies, sometimes 3 or 4 a day. We suggest you order asap to avoid a lengthy wait. Most of our new born litters will already have some existing orders. Puppies are allocated in date order of when deposits are received. Where you are on our waiting list is no true indication of how long you will have to wait for a puppy, as we get orders for male and female puppies, and long coat (long stock coat) or normal coat puppies (stock coat) So it depends on what existing orders we have and how many male and female puppies there are in each litter and of what coat type that will determine your wait, which is usually 3 to 4 months. Also some people on our list may not want a puppy for 3 to 6  months or longer, so you would be ahead of them on our waiting list. Most breeders have a similar system. Few breeders would have puppies ready to go at 8 weeks without some prior orders.

PLEASE NOTE: As all puppies look the same at birth regarding the coat length, and most breeders can't tell if there are any long coat puppies until they are around 8 - 14 days of age. So you may not know for sure if there is a puppy for you from a particular litter until we can determine what there is in the way of normal and long coat puppies. Most litters, but not all, tend to have 1, 2 or 3 long coat puppies, with the majority being normal coat puppies. 

Once we have a new born litter we notify buyers next in line to say there is a puppy available and we email photos of the mother with her new born babies. Then every 2 weeks or so you get photos of the puppies so you can see how they are progressing. Depending on where you are on our waiting list, you may have a choice of puppies. As we keep puppies from most of our litters, our final selection isn't made until the puppies are around 7 weeks of age. This will apply to most litters, and most other breeders have a similar system. Our puppies can go to their new homes from around 8 weeks of age.

PLEASE NOTE: Our puppies have official certified pedigrees through DogsWest or in Lee's case, DogsNSW. We don't charge extra for puppy's papers. Most of  our pups are sold with "LIMITED REGISTER" certificate of registration and pedigree. The only pups we place on MAIN REGISTER are the ones we keep for showing and breeding, unless otherwise agreed, PRIOR to us taking your deposit. You will be asked to sign a clause on the reverse of your puppy's Limited Registration Certificate acknowledging you are aware this restricts your puppy from being shown or bred from unless the breeder otherwise agrees in writing. And then your pup/dog can be transferred to Main Register, which allows breeding and showing. You can still participate in obedience and agility trials on Limited Register.

Most breeders register the majority of their puppies on Limited Register, as showing and breeding is very involved with many schemes to follow and you would need some basic knowledge of showing and handler if you are to have any success in the show ring. Also, breeders only want their very best puppies to be on show and they certainly don't want their beautiful female puppies to be "breeding machines". However, if you would like a puppy for showing, please advise us of this in your initial contact with us and we can discuss it further.

Our puppies are de wormed regularly, Vet checked, vaccinated and micro chipped before going to their new homes. Once we receive your $500 deposit, we email you 5 informations sheets so you can be prepared for your new puppy. The info sheets include a comprehensive diet sheet, info on crating puppy, what toys, leads, collars and brushes we recommend.

ABOUT HIPS AND ELBOWS 

ALL OUR ADULT BREEDING MALES AND FEMALES HAVE OFFICIAL HIP AND ELBOW PASSES UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN GSDCA NATIONAL SCHEME, OR IN THE CASE OF OUR IMPORTED MALES, UNDER A RECOGNISED OVERSEAS SCHEME. Although most reputable breeders including us will only breed from dogs with passes, there is no guarantee that every puppy born from every breeder will also have acceptable hips and elbows. In saying this, there are many consecutive generations of hip and elbow passed dogs in all our puppies pedigrees. Genetics are very involved and puppies pedigrees consists of many generations of dogs, therefore breeding isn't fool proof. Some say the perfect dog has never been born!

I have been participating in the x-ray scheme since 1978 and I was one of the first breeders in WA to do so. Every pup we keep is x-rayed at about 6 months of age and every adult we keep has been re x-rayed after 12 months of age and has an official hip and elbow pass. 

PLEASE NOTE: It's impossible to know the status of a puppy's hips or elbows when they are sold at around 8 weeks. Hips and elbows are not yet fully formed in young pups and in fact elbows do not fuse until around 19-21 weeks of age. Most breeders will have a refund/partial refund/replacement policy if the breeder's Vet determines a problem after x-rays have been taken. 

DO NOT LET YOUR PUPPY BECOME OVERWEIGHT!

Developing puppies MUST be kept very lean until they have stopped growing at around 12 months of age. If you think your puppy looks too lean, then it's probably the correct weight for it's age. For your puppy's sake, too lean is far better than too fat. We also only feed LOW PROTEIN kibble to pups under 12 months. The protein level should be around 20 - 23% MAXIMUM. Your puppy can go on a slightly higher protein level once it has turned 12 months, if it is fairly active. Usually protein levels of around 24 - 26% is adequate for the average family dog once it has reached 12 months. The protein, fat, fibre levels etc are on every brand of dog kibble.

EXERCISING YOUNG PUPPIES

Puppies under 12 months of age must never be allowed to run beside a person jogging or running, or beside a bicycle. It takes up to 12 months of age for a puppy to become fully developed and running a puppy or over exercising it can cause damage to ligaments etc. Too much ball throwing and retrieving of toys where pups are running and quickly turning sideways can also cause major damage and your dog may tear a cruciate ligament in the back leg/legs. Corrective surgery is VERY costly and can be thousands of dollars. Walking on a leash once or twice every day for around 15 to 30 minutes is adequate for a growing puppy. Occasional retrieving of toys is OK as long as the toy doesn't bounce every which way, causing your pup to twist and turn suddenly. Please make sure your puppy DOES get adequate exercise on a daily basis otherwise he will become overweight, and BORED. 

STERILISING FEMALES OR CASTRATING MALES.

Males have an alternative of a chemical implant to make them sterile for some time. It's similar to a micro chip implant or a vaccination. It only takes a second. And there's no risk of your dog dying under anaesthetic! Ask your Vet about the chemical implant. If you must sterilise your female or male, please wait until they are at least 12 months old. Sterilising can cause a shortened life span, some cancers, thinning of bones etc etc. Try googling "The pros and cons of sterilising dogs".

We do our utmost to breed quality healthy puppies, however genetics being what they are, do not always produce faultless puppies in every litter. Every breeder knows this and at times breeders have to deal with a genetic flaw, some worse than others. For example, a testicle may not have descended (both should ideally be down by 3-4 months) an ear may be a bit soft or not fully erect.

PUPPIES EARS

DO NOT RUB OR PAT YOUR PUPPY'S EARS OR RUB BETWEEN THE EARS ON THE TOP OF ITS HEAD! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. ALSO TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT THIS IS A NO GO AREA. SOME PUPS HAVE A HARD ENOUGH TIME GETTING THEIR EARS TO STAND ERECT DUE TO TEETHING ETC, SO THE LESS THE EARS ARE TOUCHED THE BETTER. Some pups ears will start to stand erect to some degree from the age of 7 or 8 weeks. However, its quite normal for pups óf 12  to 14 weeks not to have erect ears. However, there should be some movement in the ears by the time the puppy is nearing 4 months. Their ears can change on a weekly basis. One can be up, and the next day it may be down, or both ears may touch in the middle of puppy's head. There are many different ear positions between 10 weeks and 6 months. This is quite normal. Please goolge German Shepherd Puppies" and you will see many different ear carriages even on pups from the same litter.

Please contact the breeder BEFORE the pup is 5 months old if you have concerns about the ears and they can advise you further. Sometimes a couple of weeks with a specially made ear insert glued into the ear/ears will solve this and help give the ear that little bit of strength to stand erect.   Please do not leave it to contact the breeder after the puppy is 6 months old as sometimes this can be too late for the breeder to have success with getting the ears up.

The day your collect your puppy you will receive a Puppy Folder containing comprehensive info and diet sheets, vaccination card with micro chip number, and worming details. Prior to collection of your puppy we send you a series of emails with details of what brand of dog kibble to buy, our suggestions of toys, brushes, collars, leads etc to purchase. We leave nothing to chance! We also recommend you buy either a wire pen or wire crate that you can have indoors where your puppy can sleep at night and also have "time out" during the day when necessary. We email you photos of crates/pens, toys , collars etc we recommend.

PLEASE do not isolate your puppy away from the family either in the laundry or garage etc. Puppies need to be with the family and not locked away in a room alone. This will cause puppy to become very stressed and it will cry and howl and be very unhappy. Puppies and dogs need to be part of the family. They need to be cared for as if they were a young child. They rely on you for everything. They also get hot and cold like we do. If you don't intend to have your puppy inside some of the time as part of your family, especially on hot or wet cold days, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US.

ABOUT THE SIRES OF OUR PUPPIES. WE HAVE BEEN IMPORTING STUD DOGS SINCE 1999 AND HAVE SINCE IMPORTED 11 MAGNIFICENT MALES. Most of who are owned in partnership with John and Lee from Aimsway Kennels, Sydney. Some of these have now retired from stud duties and are living their lives in luxury. Nearly all of our litters will be sired by one of our imported males. You can see all our imported males on our website under MALES in the left hand index. 

We are the only breeders in Australia who own FIVE current imported stud dogs and we are extremely proud of this achievement. To the best of my knowledge, no one in Aust. has ever owned this number of current imported males at any one time. These are our boys: Vegas (at stud in New Zealand) Pepe, Ury , Destroyer and Labo live in Sydney on a 5 acre property. These males are owned in partnership with our very good friends John and Lee Martens from Aimsway Kennels in Sydney, who I have known for over 20 years. You can see our imported males on our website under MALES.

We have gone to a lot of expense (not to mention all the stress!) of importing these boys either from Germany, Holland, Belgium or Italy. Most of our males have had either their sire or grand sire placed amongst the top 3 best males in the world in Germany in the last 8 years. Our puppies are bred from some of the best bloodlines in the world. The puppy you buy from us will be sired by one of our magnificent imported males. 

If you have any concerns about your puppy, please get back to us. You have a lifetime of breeder backup. If necessary, we can refer you to our very knowledgeable Vet for his opinion.

I have been breeding registered German Shepherd Dogs longer than any other breeder in WA. My first litter consisted of 10 puppies and was born in February 1972 when I was 18 years of age. I have devoted my life to showing and breeding beautiful German Shepherds and my love and passion for the breed has spanned over 4 decades. (Over 45 years) Please see ABOUT US and OUR KENNELS on the left hand index.

      Below are some puppies we have bred in the last few years, sired by Pepe, Mika, Homer and Fakir.

 


Contact Details

Penny Alder
Forrestdale, PERTH WA Australia
Ph: (08) 9397 0535
Email:
[email protected]

Quality German Shepherd Dog Breeders since 1972