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Hi Jackie, Just a quick note to tell you how great the puppy is doing. I had my family over for Thanksgiving and they were amazed that the puppy could sit, down, stay,
come and ring a bell to go outside (at 10 weeks old). This puppy is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I have had different breeds of puppies before but
nothing compares to this pup. He stays right with me...is not afraid.... is not aggressive..... great with nieces and nephews....and very curious. I am thoroughly
enjoying my "Hero" and thank you for raising such wonderful dogs. Ed A
My Veterinarian told me honestly that she feels German Shepherds are aggressive dogs which I told her was total BS and Orso is changing her mind about the breed, and she complemented me on the fact that maybe she has been blaming the breed instead of their owners because he was not like any other clients GSD's and was so social and obedient.
Your instructions for amount to feed and supplements etc. has been spot on and I will continue your instructions. His coat is so black that when he gets a bath he almost looks blue black when he dry's and fluffy.
If it sounds like I am happy with my dog, you're right. I almost wish I had bought two!
Hi Jackie! Just writing you to give you an update. Nate is doing great!!! He is being obedient & getting acquainted with our house.
Thank you so much for everything and all of the advice- He is wonderful!
Just thought I'd give you a quick update. Osti is doing fine. She has brought great joy to the house as I have had two dogs cross the
rainbow bridge since December and recently lost my father. Her enthusiasm for life and energy has been a source of entertainment.
She is the reason I get out of bed in the morning as she 'sings' when it's time to get up. She's even is kind enough to wait till
the alarm goes off. Thanks for a GREAT dog.
Patty and Richard
Just wanted to let you know that Zvezeda is doing wonderful. We both adore her!!! Anybody that worries about "bonding" with an older dog is crazy.
Steve had "fallen hard" in a major way for her in just the first week. They are almost inseparable. At first he was considering a puppy but now that we
have Zvezeda he can't believe how easy and wonderful it is to have such a beautifully behaved adult. She is still so frisky, too. We are taking your
advice and not playing much with her the first couple of weeks but she seems to really want to. We took her to the beach one morning last weekend. She
was so intrigued by the big fat seagulls just standing there in front of her on the sand. She got very frisky and bit at a couple small waves and tossed
bits of kelp up into the air. She is so much fun and relaxed in such a short period of time. We are really looking forward to seeing her whole
personality blossom as she gets more and more used to her new surroundings. Between the two of us Zvezeda gets almost 24 hour human companionship.
Thank you Jackie for such a WONDERFUL and BEAUTIFUL companion dog.
I know it's annoying when people brag about their new kids and pets, but I can't help it. This dog is real smart. He is already crate trained and we are following the Monks crate housebreaking and feeding and play time schedule that is incorporated. It's food, in crate and then rest for 20 minutes in crate. Then take out and offer water and take for potty and walk. Then back to home for a short play time and then back to crate, etc.
The second night, last night, he did not wine at all and cried to go out once at 3:30 and then at 6:00 am. He is walking on the leash already and sitting, which we started immediately. He never balked at the collar which was amazing and did not seem to mind the leash. Your dogs are awesome and so are you.
Barbara and Lee
Just a quick note to update you on two male littermates we adopted from you during December, 1998. I'm sorry that can't recall their formal names, but Hans & Tsar have been the joy of our lives these past seven years. They remain the envy of everyone we meet; they're very obedient, yet, at seven-plus years old (born 1 Nov 98), they still love to play ball and tug-of-war!! It's so entertaining to watch them, as they have such different personalities. Hans is a few pounds heavier than Tsar at 103#, and is the ultimate obedient and gentle dog who nonetheless is extremely protective of my wife. Hans is also the "alpha" of the two. Tsar gets in "trouble" the most, yet his mischievous looks when he knows he's done something not quite to my standard makes me try not to smile.
I continue to recommend you to my clients and friends. In fact, the occasion of looking up your web site was just that. I hope you're still having as much fun breeding and raising your dogs as you used to, and my best wishes to you for the holidays.
Semper Fidelis, Sean
YOU HAVE ADVERTISED HAVING WONDERFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS. RANGER WILL BE 1 1/2 YEARS OLD ON THE 30TH OF DECEMBER AND I CAN ASSURE YOU AND ANYONE ELSE THAT YOU BREED THE MOST WONDERFUL SHEPHERDS THAT WILL BE FOUND ANYWHERE. RANGER HAS BEEN THE BEST PET MY FAMILY HAS EVER HAD. HE SPENDS ALL DAY WITH ME AT WORK AND AT OUR BASEBALL FIELD WITH THE KIDS. HE IS VERY GOOD WITH KIDS AND OTHER DOGS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL FRIEND. BUCK H. ANDERSON SC
Jackie. Just an update on Elvis. He had his first visit to our local highly
recommended vet here in La Crescenta, Dr. Mitchell at Rosemont Animal Hospital.
She said he is "perfect". She was very impressed with his looks, range
of motion in legs and general all around health and disposition. Annmarie and I
couldn't believe how calm he was throughout the visit. He did not flinch when
any shots were given. The staff loved him and kept complimenting him on his
looks...everyone agreed he will be BIG.
told everyone what a beautiful Dad and Mom he has and what a great breeder as
well. Dr. Mitchell agreed with what you listed in your care and feeding
document. Even the rabies shot timeline as she noted that some Shepherds have a
knack for skin disorders, and early Rabies vaccination can be a contributing
factor in developing them.
He a love and very bonded with us. What a great dog.
to you soon.
Hi, Here are some pictures of Laica Schatzi Von Grunenfeld. Schatzi just turned one on 9/5/05. She is a WONDERFUL animal. We love her to pieces. And she gives us joy everyday.We had her in a local dog show...... she had the highest overall score for obedience and also got two trophies for the German Shepherd class, at only 6 months old! We were quite proud of her that day. I don't remember her obedience score, but she did everything almost perfect. ( I think she lost points from the handler!) We took the summer off for training, but we are starting back up this week. (we live in Calexico where it's 120 in the summer) And she seems to be very good with her sniffer......we hide in many different places, and she follows the trail exactly
Schatzi just started her second heat cycle last week. She weighs about 63 pounds (1 year old now!) and seems to get bigger every day. Her coloring is starting to get more red. And she is all around the most beautiful dog. We take her camping almost every week-end.....and every time we take her for a walk, she gets compliments, and we have given your name as a referral to a couple of people.
Our future plans for Schatzi are to obtain her Canine good
citizenship award, and then have her become a certified therapy dog. We
belong to our local AKC chapter, and we are bringing in a therapy certifier
person in January 2006.
Well, sorry to take up so much of your time......I just thought I'd let you know, you produced another fine GSD! Who probably gets way to much love from us. But she deserves it.
Thanks, Kori & Bryan
I'm not sure if you remember me but I got the puppy back in Aug of 2002 ("H" litter).My kids and I picked him up
from you in Oct 2002. I just wanted to let you know Duke is doing just great. No signs of any problems. In fact he's got more energy than any living creature I know of :-O We all love him and he still licks anyone's face who gets too close.
Whenever people see him when we're out walking they always
remark on what a beautiful dog he is. I've not really had the time for any
formal training but he's picked basic commands like sit, stay and come. He
even figured out that I wanted him to sit and stay at street crossings and
now does that and waits for me to say OK before he crosses. He's really a
joy and I want to thank you again for a wonderful experience dealing with
you. I always make sure to tell people about you when they ask where we got
Hope you had a great holiday.
I was going to tell you - I took Brinly to the vet
yesterday. Our Vet was very complimentary of her and kept saying what a
pretty and healthy puppy she was. I figure that on some level they
probably say that to everyone when they bring in a puppy. Dr. Hutson was
up front. She told me she saw another German Shepherd puppy that day but he was
not as healthy and not as pretty as Brinly. She wanted to know where I got
such nice dog. We visited for awhile. I told her about you and gave her
your website. She had German Shepherds growing up and was really impressed
with Brinly. Just thought you'd like to know you were talked about and
I know it's only been a couple of days since I picked up my puppy, "Trinka".
Thank you. I love this puppy so much. She is so full of energy. She didn't like her wire crate at first, but today she went in on her own and went right to sleep. I was so proud of her. She has her own personal fan and she listens to classical music when I'm gone.
I can't thank you enough for this puppy, so thanks again.
Just wanted to tell you – my puppy is beyond amazing. She arrived Tues evening in great spirits –played with her sister a bit before we left the airport for home – and arrived in the house as if she owned the place –which she does. Home now almost a week – not a single “mistake” in the house!! Great, great spirit.I absolutely adore her.
Thank you for producing such a wonderful puppy! Pictures will follow, though all to date are of her sleeping – she’s too fast to photograph when awake. I love her.....Vana
Thanks a lot Jackie, we will keep this photo page forever. We call
him Rocky, he is amazing. He is so attached to all of us already. He loves his new house
and yard. This guy is almost already house broken! He already cries to be let out and has
had only a few accidents. He learns very fast. He is eating and drinking well. You
certainly produce the finest GSDs.
Rudy and family
I've been meaning to send you some pics. and to let you know how Tino has been. He is from Tino and Daisy (HB1Alt2). You might remember us, Steve gave him to me with an engagement ring on the collar back in Aug. 01. Well, he is absolutely THE BEST ANIMAL ON THIS PLANET!!!! And I'm not the only one who thinks this. And as you'll see in the pics - he has two younger "sisters" to look after now Ruby will be 3 in July and Kathy will be 1 in June. He is just wonderful and you'll be happy to know he is NOT FAT! Many people comment on how "skinny" he is- the ones that don't know. He is about 92 lbs. Well, I just wanted to let you know - sorry it took so long to do so. He is wonderful and a very big part of my life. Thank you. LeeAnn
I couldn't wait to show you pictures of little Leddy. She has adjusted so well and has made herself right at home. Ziggie has decided she is his puppy and herds her everywhere. He is so funny and possessive of her. What a doll and a character she is. Anyway we will keep you informed. Thanks, Mia
just thought i would send you an update on JORN. he is 13 weeks old and just perfect. he has been potty trained (since he got here) and doing well with JOEY our daughter who is 18 months old. he has an awesome personality, just what we were looking for. he is a wonderful puppy and very good looking. thank you so very much for providing a wonderful pet. i can't say enough on how wonderful he is.
I've included a picture of him at 12 weeks old. his ears are up and he is as healthy as can be. Anne, Joey, and I want to again to thank you so very much for everything. it was a pleasure dealing with you.
Our new boy (nicknamed Apollo) is doing just great, adjusted quickly to sleeping in his crate at night, and the outside kennel during the day. He's was pretty much potty trained after three days. Our vet says he's a healthy lil boy, his next visit is in about a week. He does like to run around and try to play with Shaq (older shepherd), but they both seem to be adjusting quite well. Shaq doesn't seem to know what to make of this little thing trying to chase him around the yard. We don't allow the pup off the leash, or leave him unsupervised while Shaq is around. We'll send you some pics when we can, Have a good day Jackie.
I know you probably hear this a lot.; but Mancer is the best pup from the M-litter. He is so cute and smart. He knows his name already. He comes when you say 'Mancer come." He has not made a mistake in his kennel yet. We do not use paper, we walk him. We walked him every two hours. Now he let us know when he needs to go out. He says, "yep-yep-yep" We take him out of his kennel and he heads to the door. Bronson (our other dog from you a few years ago) is enjoying Mancer.
Glad to see you breeding Pharaoh and Ivory again. I purchased one of the pups from the last litter.
I have to say the Indy (Indefatigable) is the best German Shepherd that I have ever owned. I have in the past owned many very good shepherds, but this one Is absolutely wonderful. He is Intelligent, Beautiful, Strong, Protective and Fantastic with the Kids, and he will not be even a year old for two days. You breed amazingly great dogs...
Thanks, David K. Julian Ca.
Just as an interesting note- I get many remarks when I walk him on how beautiful he is. But this morning I had him out at a local park and I ran into Diane Keaton (famous actress) and her children. She immediately wanted to meet Jolly. She was very nice and she proclaimed him the most beautiful dog she'd ever seen! He was the perfect puppy and gave many licks and much tail wagging.
I just finished re-reading your Grunenfeld Puppy Feeding and General Care Information. I really appreciate such an excellent resource. It's been quite a while since we had a German Shepherd puppy (boy, are we excited!) so this is very helpful and appreciated. We'll keep it, follow it, and refer back to it over time.
Thank you!Best regards, Garet
Hi Jackie,I just wanted to tell you that my Obelix puppy grew up to be such a nice dog. He is going to be 5 years old this month, and I really am shocked at that. He is beautiful and really just the friendliest dog. Everywhere we go people go on about how beautiful he is and BIG. He loves all people and has never met a dog he did not like either. I know he would protect me if there was a need but so far he has been able to be his friendly self in every situation. He carries an object everywhere. He has toys all over the property, and he is always coming upon another one with great joy, and he immediately trades it for the object he was already carrying, which is why they are laying all over in the first place. We are moving to Arizona next Friday and I have had to make a lot of trips over there. He has gone on almost all of the trips and he is a really good traveling companion. This last trip I went without human companionship but I did not notice since my dog was along. I was really tired coming home (Ca.) and took a wrong turn in the dark and ended up going out of my way by quite a few miles. Well, Cody was passed out in the back sleeping, and when I started going on about thinking I was going the wrong way, he got up in the front seat and was sitting peering out the windshield like he was trying to help figure out if we were going the right way or what. He looked so much like a worried person, he was hunched over and had a frown, and I was cracking up and really grateful he was along. When we got back on track I told him thanks for being there for me. He just looked at me and got in the back and passed back out again. Thanks for selling me an adorable puppy who really turned out to be a great dog. I have meant to write and thank you a long time ago but time passes way faster than I am noticing any more, hence my shock that my little puppy is turning 5 years old on the 22nd of May. Bye,
Ellen Harris and Mister Cody Vom Grunenfeld
I hope all is well... as always, trying to determine if I need to get my Shepherd a little brother.
Just want you to know that everyone compliments me on the temperament of my dog from the Vet, to his trainer, to everyone he meets... I always praise the breeder... thanks so much for doing such a wonderful job.
Everything in Sioux City, Iowa is great...Getting ready for Police K-9 Narcotics Detection trials in April, Field Trials in September and Police K-9 Nationals in October. This is my year...I want to win Region 21 (again) and place in the top 10 at nationals. Czar will be three this year so I want to finish in the top 10. Missed a false start last year and it cost me 15 points and finished 34th instead of 17th at Atlantic city...Still not bad for a 2 year old huh.......His health is great and he is beautiful....Still catching alot of bad guys and getting about 3 pounds of methamphetamine a month on average off the street. I wish all this meth would stop coming here from California, but I guess it is job security....I have done 4 K-9 dogs now from puppies, and just something about your shepherds sticks out...Thanks for sending me Czar...He has made everyday going to work a blast....Can you believe they pay me for riding around in a police car with a dog and catching bad guys..ha ha....My goal is to send you a picture of me and Czar next to a National Champion trophy. I know I can get in the top 10 and just working hard to be number one. Just wanted to say hi...Mike
I thought I should write and tell you how things are doing. Heidi (born June 2002) has been the best dog I have ever had. We spend every day together and go everywhere. I took some pictures to show you how pretty she is now. Thank you very much for everything. If you are ever in Burbank feel free to come see her.
David A (1-31-04)
We are so delighted with our choice of "pink," forever known now as Liebling.
She has settled in and her true personality is now coming out. She is appropriately cautious but will investigate on her own. She puts herself to bed around 9:00 p.m. and with one "busy" at 11:00 pm can usually last until between 6 and 7 am. We have had no loose stools (we added the rice cereal for a couple of days) and no problems eating with the exception of dinner the first night - to be expected. She has begun chasing Hagrid, the 3 1/2 year old GSD, around the yard. We have been to the grocery store, the eye doctor, the material store, the eyeglasses store, the post office, mailboxes etc., the bank. Of course not all in one day, over the past few days. She can already go up the stairs to the second floor. She has signalled to go out several times by scratching and crying at the back door. No accidents in the crate at night.
I look forward to keeping you posted on Liebling's progress as a guide dog. It was a pleasure buying from you.
Ann and Liebling
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful puppy Saide has been. I was expecting a handful considering she is a puppy, but that has not been the case. She seems so mature for her 9 weeks. She has adjusted really well and is extremely well behaved. During night time she sleeps in a kennel next to my bed, and for the last 3 nights I have not heard a peep from her. Wow. I had bought myself some earplugs before she arrived to prepare me for the night but I have no use for them. She is wonderful . She is also a very fast learner already learning basic commands. On the second day she was here she already picked up the potty command and knows exactly where to go to the bathroom. This was the area I was most concerned with, but she made it so very easy on me. It amazes me that she is only a little puppy. The family jokes that she is better behaved than the older dogs.
I want to thank you for such a wonderful addition to our family
take care, davidlee (1-2-04)
Just a note to let you know that Racy went to the vet today and received her last distemper and corona and also her rabies shot. Her fecal was negative and she received her micro chip. Dr. Gary Sparshu liked her, and so did everyone at the vet office. My girl friend is the office manager and she raises and shows German Shepherds and asked all about where I got our Racy from. Another older couple was in there and just happen to be showing pictures of their German Shepherds that went to the Specialty in Florida a few weeks ago? They wanted to know where I got Racy and all about it. They really loved her and she really butter's up to everyone. Dr. Sparshu had me take Racy down the hallway at the vet's office and really checked out her moves. He is a AKC judge. Of course, she had to show off to all, and every vet in there came out in the hallway to watch!!!
We love her so much!! I tell everyone, if you want a good GSD, check out your website.
Take care, Kathy
I can't express enough how thankful and respectful I am of your breeding program...We have one of your male puppies from "S" litter Obelix/Olympia. I take him everywhere and people....dog owners...stop me and just stare at him and say he is honestly the best representative of a real German Shepherd they have ever seen. You were honest with us when you said you breed for temperament. My trainer always singles "Major" out in the group classes (all german sheps and rots) as the best he has seen in 30 years. My "Major" is truly loving and friendly with my 3 children, and beautiful....not to mention...HUGE.....
Thank you for your attention to detail!
We soooo love our dogs. We are spending lots of time with them, taking them with us everywhere we can and they are behaving well. When we go out in public, people stop us to tell us "Oh, you have beautiful dogs" at least once an hour!!
Racy is doing so good and still playing with the other dogs just fine. She is growing
up and looking so GREAT!!! We love her, and everyone that comes into work has to pet her.
The kids that come into work are drawn to her so fast, and Racy just loves the kids!!!
Everyone says she is absolutely beautiful!! Her ears are starting to stay up now and that
just makes her look even sweeter.
I will send pictures to you soon,
Thank you for such a fabulous puppy and best friend,
Kathy and Jim
Just thought I would write and let you know what a wonderful pup Lex is. I've enclosed two pix. He is loving, sweet, and full of mischief. I get compliments on him daily. People stop me all the time to tell me what a beautiful dog I have. He is indeed a credit to your breeding program. We live near the ocean and Lex goes down there every morning to play ball and run with the other dogs. He is very happy with his life by the sea. Thank you so much for caring enough to produce wonderful dogs.
Echo is really a great pup I dont have much experience with lots of breeds, but she sure learns fast. Shes been great with our kids and can stay calm most of the time even if they are jumping around. We cant wait to be able take her out on real walks once she has her last shots.
Ill send another photo in a couple of weeks
Hi Jackie and family,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your dog-kids. We are extremely happy with Okalani. She is terrific. I didn't realize how much I missed having a dog around. I don't think any home should be without one.
I also wanted to tell you how impressed I am with your dogs. They are incredible. I couldn't believe their temperaments. I'm hoping Okalani will be just as wonderful as they are.
Thanks again for giving us a wonderful addition to our family.
I was just watching Aries sleep and thought I'd drop a line to let you know how he's doing. There are so many great stories to tell for just 14 weeks old! I'm not sure where to start so I'll just summarize the finer points. This little guy has been amazing. Three little words: temperament, temperament, temperament. Outstanding!
He has proved time and again that he knows when it's O.K. to play a little rough and when to be very gentle. He even lets the little 10 lb. Border Terrier puppy beat him up (until he decides enough is enough) but never hurts her. We met a 4 mo. old Shepherd- Doberman mix the other day and he put the older pup in it's place when they played (no aggression just play.) I take him around as many people and new places as I can come up with and he absorbs it all and loves it (especially car rides.) He just loves children, especially little girls (he's all male!)
His intelligence never ceases to amaze either. I swear he came pre trained the day he came home. He learns new things I teach very quickly. I know he's ahead of most all pups his age. He gets compliments on how well behaved he is everywhere we go. Thanks for producing such a wonderful animal. See attached to see how big and handsome he's getting.
Our puppy, Trekker, is eight months old today. He weighs 71 lbs. Should we continue with his egg - he really loves it. We have been through one obedience training, and we are planning another intermediate one. Do you know of any Schutzhund trainers in the L.A. area? Trekker is very protective of my wife. She feels very secure when I leave on business. He is doing well on his stay and sit. He does well on the heeling, Hope all is well with you and your dogs.
Thank you, Georgia & John
Sarge is a great dog. He is really magnificent. He's good with the kids and just a joy to have around. He even goes camping and canoeing with us already. I have been asked repeatedly where I got him, and on 2 occasions, people have said "He's not from around here, where did you get him?" This was from a woman who shows shepherds here, and also from our trainers at puppy school .(I asked how they knew that he wasn't from here and they basically said that he was too gorgeous.)
Thanks again for a great dog!
Just wanted to give you a quick update on my puppy since we recently celebrated his first birthday hes just doing great and the pride of my day were just having a fantastic time together and couldnt ask for a better pup.
I should be able to get you a picture in the near future so you can see what a handsome young man hes turning into.
Was wondering if you are planning an all black litter sometime this year, I saw that you had one a few months ago. I may have to send you a deposit for a new puppy to keep Becket company let me know what you think.
I just gush about your breeding facility and outlook everyone always comments on what a well mannered, well behaved, social and good looking dog I have I thank you every time.
Hope all is well.