SIOBAHN GERMAN SHEPHERDS
WHAT WE DO
Over the years, we have learned that we prefer to place our puppies with owners that we have had the chance to know over time. We like to meet prospective owners, have them meet out dogs and have both parties be sure that this is the right choice of home for one of our puppies.
This is a process that takes time and patience and we know that not everyone is interested in the process, but we do not breed every day!
If you feel we may have the dog for you and you are prepared to wait, please send us an expression of interest. We can then discuss a plan to move forward from there.
We know that this will not suit everyone, but we are convinced this is the best we can do for our puppies.
As with everything else in our lives at the moment we are unsure when our next litter will be . We are placing those interested on our waiting list, but are unsure about timing of future litters.
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