Heidelberg German Shepherds

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We purchased a GSD from Heidelburg in 2004. Smart, energetic, and drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately, at age 7 he developed Degenerative Myelopathy, a genetic disease of the spinal sheath. He lost the use of his legs, and the last year of his life was pretty tough. As were the conversations with our 3 year old son about what was wrong with Max. We will never do business with Eugene again. His dogs have genetic issues in their bloodlines.

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We purchased a GSD from Heidelburg in 2004. Smart, energetic, and drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately, at age 7 he developed Degenerative Myelopathy, a genetic disease of the spinal sheath. He lost the use of his legs, and the last year of his life was pretty tough. As were the conversations with our 3 year old son about what was wrong with Max. We will never do business with Eugene again. His dogs have genetic issues in their bloodlines.

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I bought my first dog from Heidelberg in 1987. She was a wonderful, loving companion and protector for all thirteen of her years. I bought a second male dog in 1989 and he was just as great as her and lived twelve years. I suspect vet malpractice caused his death or he would have lived longer. I have now had my third dog for nearly ten years and she is the smartest one yet. I would never board her anywhere else.

All of my dogs have been healthy and free of genetic problems. Don't be mislead by the negative reviews of this place. Any pure breed may have certain problems but these are rare and unavoidable. I have sent numerous people there who have admired my dogs and would not hesitate to buy another.

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I bought my first dog from Heidelberg in 1987. She was a wonderful, loving companion and protector for all thirteen of her years. I bought a second male dog in 1989 and he was just as great as her and lived twelve years. I suspect vet malpractice caused his death or he would have lived longer. I have now had my third dog for nearly ten years and she is the smartest one yet. I would never board her anywhere else.

All of my dogs have been healthy and free of genetic problems. Don't be mislead by the negative reviews of this place. Any pure breed may have certain problems but these are rare and unavoidable. I have sent numerous people there who have admired my dogs and would not hesitate to buy another.

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Please don't jump into a purchase here. Go to other kennels. I can first say that I appreciate the amount of experience these guys have with this breed. I can also say that the dogs are beautiful. My overall experience with them is ok. My first issue is that I was sold a dog that was supposedly "trained". This dog had a very very minimal amount of training. Very mild leash training and with a smart dog that takes minutes. So for the price I paid the training wasn't there. This place is a business first. That may not of always been the case but it is but it CERTAINLY is now. They sell dogs like used cars. I didn't get any appreciation for the dog/breed at all in my dealings with them. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND VISIT OTHER KENNELS BEFORE YOU MAKE A DECISION. I would recommend a puppy BUT NOT AN ADULT. The puppies are very reasonably priced but the adults are a far cry from what you would expect after paying more than $2,000 or whatever they are getting now. The amount of training was equal to maybe an extra $100 bucks. Protective... most definitely. One thing I had was piece of mind when it came to going to sleep at night. He was completely horrible with other dogs and visitors....just dreadful. The dog was smart and had the quirks you would expect but overall a good dog.

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Please don't jump into a purchase here. Go to other kennels. I can first say that I appreciate the amount of experience these guys have with this breed. I can also say that the dogs are beautiful. My overall experience with them is ok. My first issue is that I was sold a dog that was supposedly "trained". This dog had a very very minimal amount of training. Very mild leash training and with a smart dog that takes minutes. So for the price I paid the training wasn't there. This place is a business first. That may not of always been the case but it is but it CERTAINLY is now. They sell dogs like used cars. I didn't get any appreciation for the dog/breed at all in my dealings with them. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND VISIT OTHER KENNELS BEFORE YOU MAKE A DECISION. I would recommend a puppy BUT NOT AN ADULT. The puppies are very reasonably priced but the adults are a far cry from what you would expect after paying more than $2,000 or whatever they are getting now. The amount of training was equal to maybe an extra $100 bucks. Protective... most definitely. One thing I had was piece of mind when it came to going to sleep at night. He was completely horrible with other dogs and visitors....just dreadful. The dog was smart and had the quirks you would expect but overall a good dog.

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DO YOUR HOMEWORK on this place! All of these glowing reviews are VERY suspicious. In addition to Googling them and reading reviews on other sites, do the following:

*Ask any vet you want to --they'll tell you to RUN from this place. (One vet posted a review on this page. Just scroll down and see what he had to say.)

*Ask the Better Business Bureau --they give them an "F".

*Read the court records in Montgomery County. The kind of people they are is all laid out there as a matter of public record.

We're not just talking about poor customer service here. These people are twisted and sick, and I don't use those words lightly. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

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DO YOUR HOMEWORK on this place! All of these glowing reviews are VERY suspicious. In addition to Googling them and reading reviews on other sites, do the following:

*Ask any vet you want to --they'll tell you to RUN from this place. (One vet posted a review on this page. Just scroll down and see what he had to say.)

*Ask the Better Business Bureau --they give them an "F".

*Read the court records in Montgomery County. The kind of people they are is all laid out there as a matter of public record.

We're not just talking about poor customer service here. These people are twisted and sick, and I don't use those words lightly. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

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The staff here at Heidelberg are incredible!! They are very caring towards the customers and the dogs that stay there.The dogs here are healthy, and very smart.I have been coming here for over a decade now and have had many great experiences.

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The staff here at Heidelberg are incredible!! They are very caring towards the customers and the dogs that stay there.The dogs here are healthy, and very smart.I have been coming here for over a decade now and have had many great experiences.

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Heidelberg is a wonderful German Shepard breeder. They devote their entire lives in making sure the puppies are happy and healthy. If you are looking for an amazing Shepard breeder, look no further!

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Heidelberg is a wonderful German Shepard breeder. They devote their entire lives in making sure the puppies are happy and healthy. If you are looking for an amazing Shepard breeder, look no further!

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this man is RIDICULOUS! i cant tell u how many pups ive seen come thru the clinics ive worked for that are just pathetic! FYI his dogs show severe signs of in breeding. his b.s diet plan is so abnormal..sure feed his food if u want ur dog to die...too over priced for crappy dogs..he needs to be shut down. it doesnt matter where in the state of texas u reside a veterinarian is the only person that can give a rabies vaccine! his methods are all screwed up..

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this man is RIDICULOUS! i cant tell u how many pups ive seen come thru the clinics ive worked for that are just pathetic! FYI his dogs show severe signs of in breeding. his b.s diet plan is so abnormal..sure feed his food if u want ur dog to die...too over priced for crappy dogs..he needs to be shut down. it doesnt matter where in the state of texas u reside a veterinarian is the only person that can give a rabies vaccine! his methods are all screwed up..

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I love the German Shepard that I got from Heidelberg. He guards his family just like you said he would and has never had any guard dog training, its all instinctive!!! If I let someone in the house and say "friend" he will lick them to death and try to get them to play ball. I love him how fast he learns. Thank you so much!!!!

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I love the German Shepard that I got from Heidelberg. He guards his family just like you said he would and has never had any guard dog training, its all instinctive!!! If I let someone in the house and say "friend" he will lick them to death and try to get them to play ball. I love him how fast he learns. Thank you so much!!!!

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I cannot tell you all how happy I am that I found this WONDERFUL dog, friend, companion and alarm system. I am sure you hear stories like this all the time, but he has saved my home from being robbed or broken into on two separate occasions. I am so grateful he has come into my life.

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I cannot tell you all how happy I am that I found this WONDERFUL dog, friend, companion and alarm system. I am sure you hear stories like this all the time, but he has saved my home from being robbed or broken into on two separate occasions. I am so grateful he has come into my life.

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I love the dog I got from you guys. She shows her breeding very well. You would be very proud, I know I am. She is so smart. Thank you!

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I love the dog I got from you guys. She shows her breeding very well. You would be very proud, I know I am. She is so smart. Thank you!

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We got our dog from Heidelberg and she is the most amazing dog. When I go out at night and take her with me she is never aggressive but ALWAYS alert. She is a great dog. Thank you.

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We got our dog from Heidelberg and she is the most amazing dog. When I go out at night and take her with me she is never aggressive but ALWAYS alert. She is a great dog. Thank you.

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We love our new puppy, he is just amazing and so smart. The breeder really seemed to know the breed well and loved her dogs, they live as pets in the home and not in kennels.

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We love our new puppy, he is just amazing and so smart. The breeder really seemed to know the breed well and loved her dogs, they live as pets in the home and not in kennels.

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This breeder lives and breaths for the betterment of the breed and truly cares and takes time to ensure all of her puppies are placed in only the best, stable, loving homes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

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This breeder lives and breaths for the betterment of the breed and truly cares and takes time to ensure all of her puppies are placed in only the best, stable, loving homes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

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I love the dog that I got from Heidelberg German Shepherd. She grew up to be a very nice dog. I am amazed at how my dog can control her strength as she loves to play with other dogs. It does not matter what size they are, she never over powers them at all. If I decide on getting another German Shepherd I was definitely get it from Heidelberg!

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I love the dog that I got from Heidelberg German Shepherd. She grew up to be a very nice dog. I am amazed at how my dog can control her strength as she loves to play with other dogs. It does not matter what size they are, she never over powers them at all. If I decide on getting another German Shepherd I was definitely get it from Heidelberg!

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Great place! I would not bring my baby, Zane, anywhere else! He loves it here and I see why! The people here are so friendly! Thank you!

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Great place! I would not bring my baby, Zane, anywhere else! He loves it here and I see why! The people here are so friendly! Thank you!

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We have been the proud owners of eight Heidelberg German Shepherds. Each one was beautiful, healthy and extremely loving and protective with our children. I cannot imagine my life without a Heidelberg dot at my side!

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We have been the proud owners of eight Heidelberg German Shepherds. Each one was beautiful, healthy and extremely loving and protective with our children. I cannot imagine my life without a Heidelberg dot at my side!

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I drive from downtown Houston to drop my dogs off there. They are just so happy to be there! .

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I drive from downtown Houston to drop my dogs off there. They are just so happy to be there! .

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Healthy Heidelberg German Shepherd puppies are the best of the breed! This breeder lives and breaths for the betterment of the breed and they truly care and take time to ensure all of her puppies are placed in only the best, stable, loving homes. I know because I have had 4 pups from them and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Heidelberg German Shepherd!

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Healthy Heidelberg German Shepherd puppies are the best of the breed! This breeder lives and breaths for the betterment of the breed and they truly care and take time to ensure all of her puppies are placed in only the best, stable, loving homes. I know because I have had 4 pups from them and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Heidelberg German Shepherd!

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We ABSOLUTELY love our Heidelberg puppy! She is a great dog and she is such a sweetheart. She is so loving and gentle. Just last week I took her to my daughters Special Education class (she is one of the teachers for 10 or 12 handicapped children). She wanted me to bring in my dog, Steffi, for "show and tell" before the school year was over. The hour that we spent there was magical, honestly. Steffi loved these special children and licked their faces and let them walk her! Her nature towards these children was gentle and sweet, and the love was reciprocal! Thanks for giving us a great dog! We absolutely love her!

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We ABSOLUTELY love our Heidelberg puppy! She is a great dog and she is such a sweetheart. She is so loving and gentle. Just last week I took her to my daughters Special Education class (she is one of the teachers for 10 or 12 handicapped children). She wanted me to bring in my dog, Steffi, for "show and tell" before the school year was over. The hour that we spent there was magical, honestly. Steffi loved these special children and licked their faces and let them walk her! Her nature towards these children was gentle and sweet, and the love was reciprocal! Thanks for giving us a great dog! We absolutely love her!

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I have 3 puppies from this breeder and I will never buy a German Shepherd anywhere else. The dogs are healthy, beautiful and very loving and sweet. They are all a German Shepherd should be. They are always available to you before and after you bring your puppy home. The entire buying experience was wonderful!

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I have 3 puppies from this breeder and I will never buy a German Shepherd anywhere else. The dogs are healthy, beautiful and very loving and sweet. They are all a German Shepherd should be. They are always available to you before and after you bring your puppy home. The entire buying experience was wonderful!

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This place is a gem! Not only are they passionate about German Shepherds, they are also passionate about the health and wellness of their litters. The dogs are all so beautiful and healthy. I am convinced that this is by far the best breeder around. I am so glad I went here to purchase the newest addition to our family! Everyone is well educated and they care more about the puppies than making money. I strongly recommend Heidelberg German Shepherd to anyone looking for an amazing, healthy German Shepherd!

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This place is a gem! Not only are they passionate about German Shepherds, they are also passionate about the health and wellness of their litters. The dogs are all so beautiful and healthy. I am convinced that this is by far the best breeder around. I am so glad I went here to purchase the newest addition to our family! Everyone is well educated and they care more about the puppies than making money. I strongly recommend Heidelberg German Shepherd to anyone looking for an amazing, healthy German Shepherd!

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We bought our first GSD from Heidelberg as we moved in down the road from their farm. We didn't research breeders, we didn't do homework, we went and while both Gene and Wayne can be peculiar in their approach, we found nothing shocking or alarming or whatever. We bought a brilliant puppy, never had issues with him, nor had view that because we have a 'Heidelberg' pup that somehow our dog is immune from natural issues that occur amongst many animals.

We have seen other Heidelbergs that have had issues, we are aware of some people kenneling their dogs unsuccessfully at Heidelberg, but our experience has been rock solid. Never any issues. We would not kennel a small dog there, its just not that sort of location. We have a chihuahua and she gets the private room at the doggie spa --- Heidelberg is NOT this sort of location. It's run by two guys that have fair concerns with the vaccination processes that happen. They have holistic approaches that may or may not resonate with many, but that didn't distract me from seeing a wonderful dog that became ours.

We tried to do the diet, but honestly, its a lot of work and found that he was quite happy to get a hamburger or steak or any other meat oriented scrap. Which honestly, both my GSD and Lab tended to get choice tenderloin as I just can't resist overcooking portions so they could have. I like seeing my animals vibrant in coat, eyes, fullness in form...not overweight, but healthy.

My GSD is beautiful and full in form, just amazingly protective, funny and has a wonderful disposition with my daughters and other pets.

We kennel him down the block at the kennel and guess what? It's great. We know them, they know us, its all good.

We have heard about the medical concerns and ultimately in every litter you have really beautiful pups and then some that are not so strong in personality or disposition. I think every pup should be adopted, but don't see the pups being harmed or not taken care of....they just aren't doted on as if at home being the center of the universe that every GSD should be once placed. That attention shows in the animal's health. I've seen irresponsible neighbors have a heidelberg and the animal suffered, not due to Heidelberg, but owner.

We have decided to get another puppy and similarly have sought to get the pick of the litter, to sort out the most dynamic, most energetic, well balanced in gait and overall health in eyes, coat, etc. We understand that people perceive buying a pup is an indulgance, but for us, we've found members of our family here and can't really relate to the other stories people have had. We don't have this with them, are not offended by the owners specific guidance over the animals, nor feel overtly inclined to 'have to do' whatever. We are responsible, we adore the pups and we have realistic objectives in any animal we get there. We ADORE our animals, we ADORE our Heidelberg dogs and would never kennel them anywhere but "home" at Heidelberg for them. We love Gene and Wayne and have never felt restrained in how we cared for our animals. We are clients and we are their business, and in five years, I've never experienced anything but consistency in seeing well cared for facilities, dogs, puppies, employees, and very involved concern for dogs. I totally disagree with this being a puppy mill. Talk about the puppy shops in the Mall --- run those shops out, but gimme a break on Heidelberg.

Further, if you are looking for a flawless dog and you don't SHOW dogs, then you shouldn't get a dog at all. All animals are beings that are not cosmetic trophies for you to blame a 'store' for whatever imperfections that can happen with any breeder. Further, Heidelberg breed their dogs for 'TEMPERMENT', their clients are not people looking for dogs for show, they are families looking for a protective, loving member of their family to protect their children, property, wives, etc and not be at risk in having some hyper jacked up aggressive dog that would EVER harm a child. Most people happy with their Heidelberg dog don't surf the 'reviews' on Heidelberg after they have animal, thus why the 'reviews' are so negative. This is my 2nd Heidelberg GSD and I am very proud to find this weblink and toss in my two cents and defend Wayne and Gene and Heidelberg.

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We bought our first GSD from Heidelberg as we moved in down the road from their farm. We didn't research breeders, we didn't do homework, we went and while both Gene and Wayne can be peculiar in their approach, we found nothing shocking or alarming or whatever. We bought a brilliant puppy, never had issues with him, nor had view that because we have a 'Heidelberg' pup that somehow our dog is immune from natural issues that occur amongst many animals.

We have seen other Heidelbergs that have had issues, we are aware of some people kenneling their dogs unsuccessfully at Heidelberg, but our experience has been rock solid. Never any issues. We would not kennel a small dog there, its just not that sort of location. We have a chihuahua and she gets the private room at the doggie spa --- Heidelberg is NOT this sort of location. It's run by two guys that have fair concerns with the vaccination processes that happen. They have holistic approaches that may or may not resonate with many, but that didn't distract me from seeing a wonderful dog that became ours.

We tried to do the diet, but honestly, its a lot of work and found that he was quite happy to get a hamburger or steak or any other meat oriented scrap. Which honestly, both my GSD and Lab tended to get choice tenderloin as I just can't resist overcooking portions so they could have. I like seeing my animals vibrant in coat, eyes, fullness in form...not overweight, but healthy.

My GSD is beautiful and full in form, just amazingly protective, funny and has a wonderful disposition with my daughters and other pets.

We kennel him down the block at the kennel and guess what? It's great. We know them, they know us, its all good.

We have heard about the medical concerns and ultimately in every litter you have really beautiful pups and then some that are not so strong in personality or disposition. I think every pup should be adopted, but don't see the pups being harmed or not taken care of....they just aren't doted on as if at home being the center of the universe that every GSD should be once placed. That attention shows in the animal's health. I've seen irresponsible neighbors have a heidelberg and the animal suffered, not due to Heidelberg, but owner.

We have decided to get another puppy and similarly have sought to get the pick of the litter, to sort out the most dynamic, most energetic, well balanced in gait and overall health in eyes, coat, etc. We understand that people perceive buying a pup is an indulgance, but for us, we've found members of our family here and can't really relate to the other stories people have had. We don't have this with them, are not offended by the owners specific guidance over the animals, nor feel overtly inclined to 'have to do' whatever. We are responsible, we adore the pups and we have realistic objectives in any animal we get there. We ADORE our animals, we ADORE our Heidelberg dogs and would never kennel them anywhere but "home" at Heidelberg for them. We love Gene and Wayne and have never felt restrained in how we cared for our animals. We are clients and we are their business, and in five years, I've never experienced anything but consistency in seeing well cared for facilities, dogs, puppies, employees, and very involved concern for dogs. I totally disagree with this being a puppy mill. Talk about the puppy shops in the Mall --- run those shops out, but gimme a break on Heidelberg.

Further, if you are looking for a flawless dog and you don't SHOW dogs, then you shouldn't get a dog at all. All animals are beings that are not cosmetic trophies for you to blame a 'store' for whatever imperfections that can happen with any breeder. Further, Heidelberg breed their dogs for 'TEMPERMENT', their clients are not people looking for dogs for show, they are families looking for a protective, loving member of their family to protect their children, property, wives, etc and not be at risk in having some hyper jacked up aggressive dog that would EVER harm a child. Most people happy with their Heidelberg dog don't surf the 'reviews' on Heidelberg after they have animal, thus why the 'reviews' are so negative. This is my 2nd Heidelberg GSD and I am very proud to find this weblink and toss in my two cents and defend Wayne and Gene and Heidelberg.

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If you want to know why vets dont like them is because they sell the HW preventative for 1/16 of what the vets does also the wormer. Of course the vets dont like them, they are keeping you form giving all your hard earned money to the vets and keeping it in your pockets.
Go by there and see for yourself, dont take a bunch of naysayers opinions.

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If you want to know why vets dont like them is because they sell the HW preventative for 1/16 of what the vets does also the wormer. Of course the vets dont like them, they are keeping you form giving all your hard earned money to the vets and keeping it in your pockets.
Go by there and see for yourself, dont take a bunch of naysayers opinions.

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I dont know where all these negative reviews are coming from. We recently purchased our SECOND dog from Wayne at HF. She is a lovable great dog. Or first one, Hans was with us for 14 years and passed away in 2009. The facility is world class. Ever go into a kennel and it smells? Not this place, it is kept immaculate. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quality dog..

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I dont know where all these negative reviews are coming from. We recently purchased our SECOND dog from Wayne at HF. She is a lovable great dog. Or first one, Hans was with us for 14 years and passed away in 2009. The facility is world class. Ever go into a kennel and it smells? Not this place, it is kept immaculate. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quality dog..

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We inherited a German Shepherd that came from this place. She has demodectic mange--a hereditary condition. These breeders should not be breeding dogs that have this genetic defect. The advice given to buyers is ridiculous, esp if one knows the buyer is getting a family pet, not running a kennel. Seriously, why would someone pay$1500 or more for a dog, then be unwilling to pay for routine vet care like fecal testing, flea prevention, heartworm prevention, etc.? Bordatella vaccinations have never caused pneumonia in any of the dogs we have had and they are required for boarding at most kennels, by puppy training facilities, and dog parks. Heartworm tablets are easy to feed and they work! This dog had fleas, mange, giardia and we are still waiting for her heartworm test--hopefully it is negative. Getting her spayed, though, because she is not suitable for breeding. Someone paid too much for this dog. She is sweet though and a good pet. Hoping she does not develop other health problems.

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We inherited a German Shepherd that came from this place. She has demodectic mange--a hereditary condition. These breeders should not be breeding dogs that have this genetic defect. The advice given to buyers is ridiculous, esp if one knows the buyer is getting a family pet, not running a kennel. Seriously, why would someone pay$1500 or more for a dog, then be unwilling to pay for routine vet care like fecal testing, flea prevention, heartworm prevention, etc.? Bordatella vaccinations have never caused pneumonia in any of the dogs we have had and they are required for boarding at most kennels, by puppy training facilities, and dog parks. Heartworm tablets are easy to feed and they work! This dog had fleas, mange, giardia and we are still waiting for her heartworm test--hopefully it is negative. Getting her spayed, though, because she is not suitable for breeding. Someone paid too much for this dog. She is sweet though and a good pet. Hoping she does not develop other health problems.

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My gosh, where do we begin. Wayne and Gene you two have the most incredible puppies on the market today. My wife and I have been dealing with these two Characters for a while now trying to get the the best fit puppy for our family.
About 6 months ago we bought a puppy and then my wife got food posioning at an Asian food restaurant and that very same day we bought the puppy I had to take my wife to the hospital.
I returned the puppy that day right as they were closing and they were very understanding. A couple of months later we decided to go ahead and get a puppy....that did not work out either....because all the puppies are happy being there at the Heidelberg farm but once you get home and a new environment for the puppy ....well, lets just say the puppy did not like being away from all his brothers and sisters. Ok, so we took that one back and decided to wait on a new litter that was out in a few months. Well, lets just say that WE LOVE BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, first night we realized that he was not going to put up with a kennel..ok, so went out and bought a futon, spent the night downstairs. Second day we started teaching him to sit and WOW!!! he learned realy fast. Ok, long story short.....Bear sleeps upstairs anywhere he wants and has never made a mess PERIOD! We do take him out a lot before bed time but WOW! He is already barking at strange sounds on the other side of the fence. OH yes, my 5 yr old daughter and Bear are best friends too!!!! They walk everywhere together. He seems to always be standing gaurd right by her side....he is only 14 weeks old :)

Gene and Wayne....you guys have the smartest/most loyal puppies/dogs we have ever seen. Incredible tempermant!!!

PS: Gene our prayers are with you! Remember to walk outside your balcony and see all that you have created!! You are the GSD GURU!

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My gosh, where do we begin. Wayne and Gene you two have the most incredible puppies on the market today. My wife and I have been dealing with these two Characters for a while now trying to get the the best fit puppy for our family.
About 6 months ago we bought a puppy and then my wife got food posioning at an Asian food restaurant and that very same day we bought the puppy I had to take my wife to the hospital.
I returned the puppy that day right as they were closing and they were very understanding. A couple of months later we decided to go ahead and get a puppy....that did not work out either....because all the puppies are happy being there at the Heidelberg farm but once you get home and a new environment for the puppy ....well, lets just say the puppy did not like being away from all his brothers and sisters. Ok, so we took that one back and decided to wait on a new litter that was out in a few months. Well, lets just say that WE LOVE BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, first night we realized that he was not going to put up with a kennel..ok, so went out and bought a futon, spent the night downstairs. Second day we started teaching him to sit and WOW!!! he learned realy fast. Ok, long story short.....Bear sleeps upstairs anywhere he wants and has never made a mess PERIOD! We do take him out a lot before bed time but WOW! He is already barking at strange sounds on the other side of the fence. OH yes, my 5 yr old daughter and Bear are best friends too!!!! They walk everywhere together. He seems to always be standing gaurd right by her side....he is only 14 weeks old :)

Gene and Wayne....you guys have the smartest/most loyal puppies/dogs we have ever seen. Incredible tempermant!!!

PS: Gene our prayers are with you! Remember to walk outside your balcony and see all that you have created!! You are the GSD GURU!

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I must say that was one of the best written high praising reviews I have ever read. I have a few questions 140 champions,in what rings U.S only ? from what I read it seemed the drives were bred out of that pup that was getting so much praise.I will say they have some attractive dogs and if you are looking for an American show dog then you can most likely get what you want there. I didn't see them posting any world titles all I am saying is there is a huge difference between show lines and what these magnificent breed was meant to do ie: be a working dog

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I must say that was one of the best written high praising reviews I have ever read. I have a few questions 140 champions,in what rings U.S only ? from what I read it seemed the drives were bred out of that pup that was getting so much praise.I will say they have some attractive dogs and if you are looking for an American show dog then you can most likely get what you want there. I didn't see them posting any world titles all I am saying is there is a huge difference between show lines and what these magnificent breed was meant to do ie: be a working dog

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I was originally excited to purchase a dog from Heidelberg, they have a great looking facility but then you meet the owner and immediately your BS meter goes off. Our dog is the only dog I've ever purchased that went home with worms. He gives crazy advice that he has little to zero formal training on (see other other reviews). At the end of the day, we have a dog with below average intelligence (compared to the many other shepherds I've owned), very bad hip dysplasia at only age 7 and most people think she is not a full grown dog because she is so small. I wish I would have researched this place before I bought her. She's a wonderful pet but will probably not have a long life. Our vet has seen many dogs from Heidelberg and hip problems at a very early age is very common with their dogs. Our vet couldn't say anything good about this kennel. Heidelberg will tell you that hip problems are caused by poor diet. They are out of their mind, its all breeding. Specifically, THEIR poor breeding. They also offer "guaranteed hips". That guarantee is completely worthless. I can not recommend this place in any capacity.

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I was originally excited to purchase a dog from Heidelberg, they have a great looking facility but then you meet the owner and immediately your BS meter goes off. Our dog is the only dog I've ever purchased that went home with worms. He gives crazy advice that he has little to zero formal training on (see other other reviews). At the end of the day, we have a dog with below average intelligence (compared to the many other shepherds I've owned), very bad hip dysplasia at only age 7 and most people think she is not a full grown dog because she is so small. I wish I would have researched this place before I bought her. She's a wonderful pet but will probably not have a long life. Our vet has seen many dogs from Heidelberg and hip problems at a very early age is very common with their dogs. Our vet couldn't say anything good about this kennel. Heidelberg will tell you that hip problems are caused by poor diet. They are out of their mind, its all breeding. Specifically, THEIR poor breeding. They also offer "guaranteed hips". That guarantee is completely worthless. I can not recommend this place in any capacity.

Pros: sweet dog

Cons: hip problems at age 7, poor intelligence and very small

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I am a vet in Houston (moved here 1 1/2 yrs ago) and personally own German shepherds that I train in Schutzhund. I love and know this breed inside and out. When I first moved here all the local vets warned me of this place: very poor quality with hip / joint problems being at the top of the list. I have copies of all the literature that goes home with new owners of Heidelberg dogs. The info they give out is mostly incorrect and if not down right ignorant. Example #1:They say do not waste money on fecal tests. We will worm your dog so you don't need fecal exams. -- We vets look for way more than just worm eggs in fecal samples including other parasites and abnormal bacteria. If your dog is having diarrhea, then a fecal exam is a must. I check fecal exams on all new puppies and many times catch things that cause diarrhea before the diarrhea occurs! Ex #2: Don't give kennel cough / bordetella vaccine because it causes pneumonia. I have been vaccinating dogs for years not to mention all of my colleagues and have NEVER seen this. Ex: #3: They will do all the vaccines at their facility for a lot cheaper than a vet. This is true BUT I don't know where they get their vaccines. I've seen places including feed stores who receive their vaccines and then do not immediately refrigerate them. This destroys the vaccine and makes it useless. I would hope that they are smart enough to purchase directly from a veterinarian and refrigerate properly. However, do NOT get a rabies vaccine from them. In the state of Texas (and I'm sure all others) an animal is not considered rabies vaccinated unless done by a licensed veterinarian. Therefore, if your dog gets a rabies vaccine by them and bites someone, it is not considered vaccinated and is quarantined for extremely long periods if not euthanized and tested for rabies (if bitten in the face). Heidelburg says that they live in a county that does not require a vet to give the rabies. This is absolutely NOT true and it Texas State law that it has to be done by a vet. Ex #4: Don't waste money on x-rays if your dog is limping. Just call us and we will tell you what to do.-- This is absolutely crazy! I've never heard of being able to diagnose lameness over the phone and where exactly is that DVM degree for you to diagnose anyway?! Some lamenesses are easily treatable if caught early but can progress into non-treatable conditions if mis-diagnosed or not treated properly.
The one thing I will say positive about them is that I agree with them on most commercial dog foods are poor quality. But the directions for the food they feed are complicated and can lead to mineral imbalance and bone problems if not followed precisely. There are several already prepared foods that are very good for your dog that are so much easier to feed.
This place is anti-vet and gives out mis-leading and incorrect info. There are much better quality German shepherds available. Call a vet or a Schutzhund club and ask where to find better quality and better educated breeders.
-MDL

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I am a vet in Houston (moved here 1 1/2 yrs ago) and personally own German shepherds that I train in Schutzhund. I love and know this breed inside and out. When I first moved here all the local vets warned me of this place: very poor quality with hip / joint problems being at the top of the list. I have copies of all the literature that goes home with new owners of Heidelberg dogs. The info they give out is mostly incorrect and if not down right ignorant. Example #1:They say do not waste money on fecal tests. We will worm your dog so you don't need fecal exams. -- We vets look for way more than just worm eggs in fecal samples including other parasites and abnormal bacteria. If your dog is having diarrhea, then a fecal exam is a must. I check fecal exams on all new puppies and many times catch things that cause diarrhea before the diarrhea occurs! Ex #2: Don't give kennel cough / bordetella vaccine because it causes pneumonia. I have been vaccinating dogs for years not to mention all of my colleagues and have NEVER seen this. Ex: #3: They will do all the vaccines at their facility for a lot cheaper than a vet. This is true BUT I don't know where they get their vaccines. I've seen places including feed stores who receive their vaccines and then do not immediately refrigerate them. This destroys the vaccine and makes it useless. I would hope that they are smart enough to purchase directly from a veterinarian and refrigerate properly. However, do NOT get a rabies vaccine from them. In the state of Texas (and I'm sure all others) an animal is not considered rabies vaccinated unless done by a licensed veterinarian. Therefore, if your dog gets a rabies vaccine by them and bites someone, it is not considered vaccinated and is quarantined for extremely long periods if not euthanized and tested for rabies (if bitten in the face). Heidelburg says that they live in a county that does not require a vet to give the rabies. This is absolutely NOT true and it Texas State law that it has to be done by a vet. Ex #4: Don't waste money on x-rays if your dog is limping. Just call us and we will tell you what to do.-- This is absolutely crazy! I've never heard of being able to diagnose lameness over the phone and where exactly is that DVM degree for you to diagnose anyway?! Some lamenesses are easily treatable if caught early but can progress into non-treatable conditions if mis-diagnosed or not treated properly.
The one thing I will say positive about them is that I agree with them on most commercial dog foods are poor quality. But the directions for the food they feed are complicated and can lead to mineral imbalance and bone problems if not followed precisely. There are several already prepared foods that are very good for your dog that are so much easier to feed.
This place is anti-vet and gives out mis-leading and incorrect info. There are much better quality German shepherds available. Call a vet or a Schutzhund club and ask where to find better quality and better educated breeders.
-MDL

Pros: Basically nothing but I agree w/ them about most foods

Cons: Ignorant and mis-leading, poor quality dogs

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My dad bought a dog at Heidelberg kennels. Do not be taken by their beautiful facility. In my opinion they are nothing but a fancy puppy factory.
This puppy was diagnosed with crippling elbow dysplasia which any vet will tell you is inherited. You can read more information about this at the website of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

When I called Mr. Thompson to let him know, he said it was because I did not feed his food, and the dog had "stomach worms", causing him to be dysplastic. He implied he was undernourished. The dog weighed 115 pounds and was 30 inches tall. He'd been fed Iams all his life, and wormed monthly as are all my dogs.

Mr. Thompson threated to take me to court for telephone harrassment if I ever called him again.

In the dog world, they are known for their inappropriate dealings with people. It's only the novice who will buy a dog from them. Like I said, don't be fooled by the facility and read the contract very carefully.

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My dad bought a dog at Heidelberg kennels. Do not be taken by their beautiful facility. In my opinion they are nothing but a fancy puppy factory.
This puppy was diagnosed with crippling elbow dysplasia which any vet will tell you is inherited. You can read more information about this at the website of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

When I called Mr. Thompson to let him know, he said it was because I did not feed his food, and the dog had "stomach worms", causing him to be dysplastic. He implied he was undernourished. The dog weighed 115 pounds and was 30 inches tall. He'd been fed Iams all his life, and wormed monthly as are all my dogs.

Mr. Thompson threated to take me to court for telephone harrassment if I ever called him again.

In the dog world, they are known for their inappropriate dealings with people. It's only the novice who will buy a dog from them. Like I said, don't be fooled by the facility and read the contract very carefully.

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I do not recommend buying a dog from Heidelberg German Shepherd. The 1st reason is that when I went to purchase a pet they said I could not buy the dog unless I signed an agreement stating that I would only feed the dog their dog food and if I didn't I could not buy the dog.
Through channels I did get a dog an it died 3 days later. I paid 1500.00 trying to save the dog's life w no avail. I was told it was caused the nutrition .
I will never purchase another dog where they put these type of restrictions and rules for a dog.

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I do not recommend buying a dog from Heidelberg German Shepherd. The 1st reason is that when I went to purchase a pet they said I could not buy the dog unless I signed an agreement stating that I would only feed the dog their dog food and if I didn't I could not buy the dog.
Through channels I did get a dog an it died 3 days later. I paid 1500.00 trying to save the dog's life w no avail. I was told it was caused the nutrition .
I will never purchase another dog where they put these type of restrictions and rules for a dog.