Von Goedehaus German Shepherds is a small working line German Shepherd breeder who has been raising and working with working line dogs since 2010, and has been breeding working line German Shepherds since 2014. They first fell in love with the breed when working in law enforcement. They purchased their very first working line German Shepherd puppy in 2010 and their love for the breed grew from there.
While attending training classes with his puppy, Kevin caught the dog training bug and has turned that love for training into a life long passion. After making the tough decision to leave law enforcement to follow a new dream, he decided to attend the Tom Rose School for professional dog trainers and the rest as they say is history. Kevin has now been in the professional dog training industry since 2011. His love for dogs doesn’t stop with the German Shepherd breed and he has trained a wide array and variety of dogs from high drive Belgian Malinois to goofy, stubborn labs for his dozens of clients. He uses his expertise to take an active role in assisting Von Goedehaus puppy buyers with finding the right puppy for them. Kevin has also taken an active interest in dog sports and titled his own dogs in a variety of them, notably PSA and IPO/IGP. He has placed in both regional and national events with their dogs with PSA, and is also an active judge for the sport. In 2018 he received the great honor of being invited to judge PSA Nationals in Canada, and looks forward to many years of continued judging in the sport he loves. Kevin’s current competition dog prospect/hopeful is Sav (Savage von Goedehaus – Haven x Armo). His hope is to title Sav, who is the grandson of his very first working dog, Havok in PSA.
Cheryl developed a love for working dogs when she had the opportunity to work alongside some of the finest imported European lines when she was a police officer for 14.5 years. She could be found asking the handlers if she could play with their dogs after their job on various scenes was done. Becoming obsessed with the idea of having a German Shepherd of her own, she decided to bring home her first working line puppy in 2010. The pup was a bit of a challenge to say the least, so Cheryl turned to online forums and pages dedicated to the breed. Deciding to start her own online community for the breed, with the help of amazing admins she grew the following for both the facebook page and group into a massive community. Over the years, the facebook page and group has helped answer questions for German Shepherd owners around the world ranging from nutrition to behavior related issues (and more), or directed them to professionals in their area who could help them. The community has also assisted in helping countless homeless German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and their mixes in finding forever loving homes. Cheryl believes there is more than one way to give back to the breed, and it should not be unheard of for breeders to be involved in helping rescues in some way.
Both Kevin and Cheryl decided to put quality dogs into the hands of working dog enthusiasts for work and also for families who wanted a stable active family companion dog. They began to utilize some of the finest European Working Line German Shepherd bloodlines to create the foundation for their kennel. They continue to further the bloodline they created from both the puppies they hold back from their breedings as well as importing very high quality dogs from trusted friends overseas. No matter what you are looking for in a quality pet or working prospect, you can trust them to work with you in finding the right dog for your family situation.