Lockenhaus German Shepherds

Quality Companion, show & Working Dogs since 1975

In the early 1970’s we began, as most people do, by purchasing a companion German Shepherd puppy. This first puppy turned out to become severely dysplastic, but we had luckily purchased her from a reputable breeder, who promptly replaced her. The new puppy was their pick from the litter and she later became OFA certified. Then we were bitten by the “show bug”.

Our “companion” was quality enough to place, but not win, so we leased a good bitch and bred a high quality litter sired by a Select Champion. One of the females from this litter became our foundation.


​We have predominantly been involved with conformation showing, but have also titled in obedience.  We constantly strive to produce that elusive “perfect dog”, and along the way have enjoyed raising many fine animals which have become working Police Dogs, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and wonderful family companions.

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in the beginning...