SIOBAHN GERMAN SHEPHERDS
WHAT WE DO
After what seems an age, we are moving forwards and planning future litters. Hopefully, one towards the end of 2022 and another mid 2023.
We are taking expressions of interest for future litters, but advise we are very "fussy" with our placements. For us, this has proven the best approach when as a result, our dogs have such wonderful homes and are core family members that are treasured.
So, if you are genuinely seeking a sound puppy that will remain with you as a family member, then please make contact to discuss your ideal dog. We may be able to help soon.
Whilst some of our dogs are in the show ring and are bred, they are first and foremost, our pets.
Our dogs stay with us for life and are family members.
Let us introduce them to you.
Things to consider
Please make sure you are ready to provide a loving home for life and the care and attention required to raise a German Shepherd well.
Responsible pet ownership is key and it is important our puppies go to loving, committed homes. Our dogs deserve nothing less.
In 1991 we acquired our first German Shepherd dog, a long coat called Quartorze Dallas.
The journey since then has been one of absolute joy and pleasure, tinged with the sadness of loss every time one of our beautiful animals passes.
We were led to breed our dogs because, knowing the privilege of ownership and remarkable bond we had enjoyed with this breed, we wanted others to experience what we treasured. We have now come full circle and only breed long stock coat GSDs now.
Our goal in breeding has always been for soundness, temperament and to produce a dog that others come to believe is the best dog ever. To quote an unknown author:
“Let’s not measure the success of a breeder by the amount of winning their dogs do in the show ring, but by the number of dogs that stay with the family that purchased them as a pup and die in the arms of that same family years later. In that case we have three winners : the breeder, the family and most importantly, the dog”
WHAT A GERMAN
Whilst there are always exceptions, the German Shepherd breed lives between 10 and 12 years on average. And assuming they remain healthy, active dogs, throughout their life, your dog will require:
TIME with you and other family members
PATIENCE & LOVE that will let them learn
REGULAR EXERCISE appropriate to their needs
POSITIVE MENTAL ACTIVITY to stave off boredom
QUALITY FOOD & HEALTH CARE throughout their life
A SAFE ENVIRONMENT to call home
SOCIALISATION & TRAINING that ensures they grow to be a positive ambassador for their breed and a credit to you, their owner.
Because they are so intelligent, they will test you at every life stage and they will rely on you to provide guidance, control and a stimulating and loving home.
Making a decision to purchase a German Shepherd now is a contract between yourself and your pet committing to being there for themthroughout every life stage. If you are not reasonably confident that this will be the case, please do not consider a Siobahn puppy.
German Shepherd Dogs and Alsatians are the same breed
There are coat two types of German Shepherds:
Long Stock Coats (long hair)
German Shepherds served in the trenches in
World War 1
German Shepherds were the first breed used to guide the blind
The German Shepherd should be a medium sized, medium strong dog
They carry a double coat, regardless of coat length
DOGS nSW mEMBER
For any inquiries and questions, please just fill out the following form. We are very keen to know a little about you and your lifestyle.
Hawkesbury Valley, NSW Australia
Snail mail: P.O. Box 251,
North Richmond NSW 2754