Von Ruh German Shepherds was founded upon, world class quality over quantity. We much prefer a small kennel, where our dogs are part of the family, and we have the time dedicated to give each dog specialized and individual attention, every day! We are located in Harrison, OH. On an 7 acre farm, where our entire property is dedicated to the dogs space to run and play, as we are fully fenced in! Our dogs are fully health tested, as this is priority number one, which we back up for every puppy produced by Von Ruh. Our second top priority is temperament and character. With these being our 2 top priorities, any dog at or raised by Von Ruh, will not ever be considered for breeding a litter without both, excellent health and excellent character.
We are very proud of achieving World Class Championships, in both Regional and National level shows across the USA, Canada and even Germany!
Our next priority, goes towards all of our breeding dogs being titled and having their IGP1, IGP2, or IGP3. This follows the German (SV) standards, for any GSD, being considered for breeding. Some may be more familiar with the word, Schutzhund, which is what the titles are. All of our breeding dogs, have 4 complete Generations of health tested and titled Championship pedigree.
Feel free to look over our website, and feel free to contact us for any further questions or information!
VA1 Yumen vom Messina IGP3 Lbz
Maesy v.d. Tempelhoeve IGP2, Kkl.
Maesy, where do I even start with this beautiful lady! Maesy was the first (dog) female I imported from Europe, Maesy’s birthplace was The Netherlands. I have had Maesy since she was 10 weeks old. Maesy is a very special girl, and it has been so much fun watching her, in the shows, where she has received top show ratings at Regional and National levels, in the USA and Germany. Maesy effortlessly obtained her IGP2, and absolutely loves her job. Any job you ask, she loves and gives you 100% every time. She is front and center here at Von Ruh, the first willing and wanting to please, especially if it includes a ball! Maesy loves all things fun, including swimming in our pool! She has been an exceptional mother, and has given us gorgeous litters with superior temperaments. Maesy is best described as a happy go lucky girl, with enough energy to go around!
HD: Nearly Normal
Brazil or as she’s known here at home “Yuri”, is a very special girl. I’m not sure I’ve met many like her in personality and character, she’s quite unique, giving you 110% every time. Like Maesy, she too enjoys swimming, one of her favorite things to do! Yuri has never met a stranger and she will be the first to give you a very warm welcome to her domain. Yuri is what you call, a patterned Sable. She is not black and red as the majority of our dogs. She is absolutely stunnning! Brazil is still showing in the shows today!
Piper! Piper is her dad, Yumen made over! She is a very special girl and she knows it! Piper draws a crowd wherever she goes with her long flowing hair, deep dark mahogany red and her super outgoing personality! Piper was bred here at Von Ruh, and an example of some of the dogs we are very proud to have produced! Piper is working on achieving her IGP titles and continues showing in the show rings today!
Gretchen is another bred by Von Ruh, her mother Maesy is one of the best females, and we see Gretchen filling in shoes already! Gretchen is a very sweet dog, with a huge personality and aim to please! We look forward to Gretchen’s show careeer which has just begun this year! Gretchen is also working towards her IGP titles.
Nixy is our sweetest and most genuinely gentle, loving and truly caring dog. Nixy has already 4 service or therapy dogs she has produced here at Von Ruh, and we are very proud of these dogs and their families! She has produced winners of Championships in the SV and AKC Show Ring as well. Nixy is a very well rounded dog, and is producing the same!
Vanida or “Nina”, is a spectacular female, she is as gorgeous as she is sweet with top of the line pedigree. Nina is a very sweet dog with true loyalty and dedication to what she wants or that you ask. Nina is finishing up her titles for IGP, and will be seen a lot more in the shows! We are very excited to have Nina as a part of Von Ruh, and excited for her future! She is a direct daughter of multi time VA Asap vom Aldamar!
Seela, what a sweetheart! She reminds me of her so very sweet mother, with the love & sas of her Father! A dear friend owns Seelas mother in Kansas City, a beautiful well accomplished female on the working field and show grounds! I was honored when she chose to breed her to Yumen, and even more so offering me a puppy from this amazing cross! Seela is still young and began her show career this year, and will soon be finished as well with her titles when she becomes of age.
Please be as specific as you can with what you’re looking for in a puppy, sex, color, your hopes and goals and a little bit about yourself and your experience (if any) with the breed.
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Yes we do! We are happy to add you to our no obligation waiting list. Deposits are not accepted until after the female has been confirmed pregnant, and we only accept 2 deposits per sex until after puppies are born, at which time we will accept as many deposits for all available puppies on first come, first serve basis. Deposits are $500 and they are non refundable, but they are transferable to another litter.
To be added to our waiting list, please contact me through email, phone call or by text message. I can also be reached through Facebook messenger. The quickest route is usually a phone call or text.
Our puppies range from $3500 to $5000 for limited AKC Registration. Full Rights are available to show or breeding homes in some circumstances for an additional $1500. Taxes are collected (7.5%) in the State of Ohio.
Every puppy from Von Ruh, will be guaranteed for 26 months for any proven genetic life altering condition (ie: hip or elbow dysplasi). We offer another puppy of equal value for your family when one becomes available. We never ask you to return your current beloved family pet. We do ask, that we are always given the opportunity to take puppy/dog back, prior to rehoming the dog. We will never turn away one of our puppies or dogs from Von Ruh.
All puppies will come with Lifetime Breeder Support, AKC registration, 30 day Health Insurance and Free First Vet visit through AKC, Microchip through AKC ReUnite.
Every puppy stays until 8 weeks of age at minimum, and will be seen and given a wellness exam and first vaccinations by our trusted Veterinarian. All puppy records will go home with new buyers.
Every dog considered for show and/or breeding go through an extensive health examinatio, as well as we certify hips and elbows with Good or Better through the SV or OFA. All dogs receive DM testing, as well as MDR1 testing.
Yes we do from time to time! It is always worth asking. Typically we keep puppies from most litters to watch them mature; if we feel they will not benefit for what we strictly look for, we do sell them to pet homes only. Price will be similar to our puppy prices depending on how much training the puppy has had. This is an added benefit!
As for adults, we do retire breeding females from our program, and they will leave with a full health examination and spay or neuter to fully screened and loving forever homes.
As for selling breeding females, this is often an option and would require more discussion.
Yes and Not always! All puppies are born and raised in our home until they go home to their new homes. This allows for proper social interaction and learning the household routines. Our puppies are monitored 24 hours a day by camera, and we also work from home and the majority of our time is spent home with our dogs and puppies!
Our adults take turn in the home. Unfortunately we can only bring certain groups at separate times into the home, to prevent jealousy and potential arguments between the dogs. We are very proud and fortunate to have a state of the art kennel only feet from our home. Our kennel is fully climate controlled with an HVAC system, air cleaner, each kennel is 5x10 with an access door to an outdoor 15’ run. In addition to the kennel, we live on 7 fully fenced acres and the majority of the time, the dogs are outdoors exploring and playing on plenty of land, or swimming in our inground pool!
Our property, home and kennel is under 24-hour a day surveillance through ADT, with many many cameras and surveillance of any possibilities that can arise. I’m