GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS
"The breeder on a small scale, one who works with one or two bitches, is the most suitable breeder for working dogs because he can care for his breeding animals and their progeny… and can produce sound strong animals that can be trained."
Captain Max von Stephanitz
(Founder of German Shepherd Dogs)
A.N.K.C. - Dogs Victoria (Registration# 3100034530)
Animal Welfare Victoria (Source Number# RB100917)
March 28, 2023, 8:00 pm
VonBIOS Emeline ("Athena") came into season on March 15, 2023 and was mated first mated on March 26 and 27, with subsequent matings through to March 29.
The "lucky dog" being Alpinebase Lucky ("Luger"). Athena will have an Ultrasound around April 23, 2023 to determine if she is pregnant and if so, the approximate number of puppies in her litter.
See "Puppy Waiting List" on this web page for further oncoming "seasons"
A Real Champion
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Puppy Waiting List
The Planned Breeding of three (3) VonBIOS females and date estimates for Season Start and Puppy Adoption -
VonBIOS Emeline;(15/03/23) (24/07/23)
VonBIOS Franka (15/04/23) (24/08/23)
VonBIOS Fritzi; (26/06/23) (04/11/23)
VonBIOS Fritzi ("Puk") went into "Season" and reached ovulation but was found to be either too immature for mating at this stage in her life. We will try again around June 2023.
Upon further research, maiden bitches need to be "introduced" to the selected Stud Dog over several days from the commencement of the maiden bitch's "Season", thereby reducing, if not completely removing any apprehension, enabling successful matings.
It's a pity that the last Stud Dog kennel would not allow "in Season" females to be introduced in this manner. This became an expensive, stressful and time-consuming number of mating attempts.
VonBIOS has more client females coming into "season" as follows -
LITTER FEMALE AVAILABLE SEASON
"G" 1 n/a n/a
"H" no females n/a n/a
"I" about 4 May 2023 t.b.a.
"J" 1 Aug. 2023 t.b.a
VonBIOS females are X-Rayed for Hip and Elbow Dysplasia scoring assessment. They will or have been swabbed for a Full DNA profiles.
EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR PUPPY
PREPARING FOR YOUR PUPPY
PUPPY TRAINING VIDEOS
The above videos are for general guidance and there are some aspects where VonBIOS does not agree and willing to respond to questions accordingly.
OUR RECENT LITTERS
VonBIOS Litter "J" -
Sire: VonBIOS Claus BH FPR1 ("Chief")
Dam: Augerswell Simply Incredible ("Xeena")
Born on: August 19, 2021
5 x Puppies (1 x Female and 4 x Males)
All gone to their new homes and families.
10 x Puppies born 9/5/2021 -
VonBIOS Erna ("Marley") was mated with
Dasty vom Ludwigsek on March 8 & 9, 2021
10 x All-Black, working line,
German Shepherd Dog puppies -
4 x Males; and
6 x Females.
All Puppies are allocated to approved families on or around July 8, 2021.
Hip: SV: HD A-Normal (A1)
Elbows: SV: Normal (No changes)
DNA Profiled - DM Clear
VonBIOS Birget ("Eva" - Sable)
1 x female born (cesarean section) on
October 26, 2020.
"Eva" was Ultrasound scanned Monday, October 26, 2020, to determine puppy heartbeats and numbers. in her Litter, which sadly, was only two (2). However, the male could not be saved and the female is doing very well.
This puppy's pedigree name will VonBIOS Gretel.
Gretel is now 21 days old as at 16/11/2020. Gretel is in the "Back of House" care from her grandmother, Tessie, who will be 12 years old late in December 2020, as per the Youtube video below.
The Stud Dog is Dasty vom Ludwigseck BH AD, an "All Black" imported from Germany, October 2019. Eva's sire is the imported, Dark Red Sable, Bruno vom Wallensener Hof IPO2. Apart from the drive attributes of both imported dogs, their respective obedience and protection Dasty's all-black coat has darkened the coat.
Eva rejected her sole surviving puppy (female)., which means, hand raising her. So far, this puppy is getting fed on-demand.
VonBIOS Gretel, is now receiving "Back of House" care from her Grandmother, "Tessie". This relieves me of the task of stimulating Gretel's nether region to produce "1's and 2's". "Tessie" is providing parental stimulation as well puppy do's and don't's in behaviour.
Trading Terms for Calendar years 2022/23
Commencing January 1, 2022 where VonBIOS has not entered into an agreement with an approved Puppy Adoption Applicant and the required deposit has been received on or before December 31, 2022 for a VonBIOS Puppy, the following changes to our Puppy Adoption terms and conditions apply -
Puppies are to be released to allocated families/handlers once the puppy has reached 8.5 weeks, subject to the new owner's experience and qualifications, and has a puppy parent/trainer. This will cater to more critical period development and preliminary obedience training by VonBIOS -
Prices, which are not the sole consideration, include a Breeding Agreement (part of the VonBIOS Canine Adoption and Breeding Agreement, are as follows -
Males = $5,000; and
Females = $4,000;
Supplied with -
Early Neurological Stimulation Exercises;
Scheduled Intestinal Worming;
Criticaal Period Development
Puppy Feeding Guidance (This Web Site);
Microchipped (with Central Animal Records);
Canine Vaccination (C3/C4 to C7);
ANKC Pedigree Certificate (Mains);
Canine Training (Recommendations);
IMPENDING PRICE RISE FOR 2023
VonBIOS intends to update its pricing model commencing January 1, 2023. It will still include a Variable Price and a Breeding Agreement, still aiming provide the new VonBIOS Puppy owner with a favorable return on investment for quality puppy development and essential Obedience Training.
PLANNED SITE IMPROVEMENTS
VonBIOS plans to make changes to achieve the following outcomes -
Mobile/Tablet functionality improvements;
VonBIOS database enhancement to cater for dog-related information from birth to "crossing the rainbow bridge";
Scheduling facility for canine health management and VonBIOS progeny research;
Female season monitoring and prospective progeny management.
Contact Resource Management (CRM) to receive and respond to VonBIOS puppy adoption inquiries.
VonBIOS Aylissa ("Sophie") - sister to VonBIOS Amelia ("Nera"), mother of VonBIOS Litters "C" & "D". Sophie has been trained as a "Hearing Assistance Dog" for her owner. Sophie's new challenge is riding her motor bike (er, sidecar) for some road cruising.
A Video tribute to German Shepherd Dogs and their various abilities and service to their human companions.
interested in German Shepherd Dogs that can find GOLD? Check this video out.
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
WORKING LINE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS
Von BIOS is a niche Breeder and Trainer of working line German Shepherd Dogs (Deutscher Schäferhund), based near Melbourne, Australia. We just love these magnificent canines for their superior intelligence, high prey drive, bodily strength, strong character and friendly disposition, along with their devotion to their "Pack and Pack Leaders",
ARE YOU A "PACK LEADER"?
It is our mission and indeed, reward in life, to be able to facilitate the creation of exceptional litters of German Shepherd Dog puppies. We provide every opportunity for each Puppy to be enhanced and placed in readiness for adoption and placement with their new "Pack and Pack Leaders" (families and teams). We are seeking persons who are committed to developing these magnificent canines into functional, responsive and manageable members of their group.
As much as a working line German Shepherd Dog can be demanding for some inexperienced handlers, if you put the effort in, which is not onerous, you can become an effective “Pack Leader” with a VonBIOS working line German Shepherd Dog and reap the rewards of a healthier lifestyle with exercise and stress reduction aiding in a happier you (here is hoping).
SO WHERE DO YOU START?
Selecting a suitable working line German Shepherd Dog (Puppy) requires the initial question of, "why do you require such a dog and how do you intend to engage, train and utlise him or her"?
Just in case you need some inspirations on what you can do with a working line German Shepherd Dog, could I suggest that you have a look at the videos presented > DEVELOPMENT >> Inspirations to demonstrate the abundance of opportunities available to you and your canine companion.
Making a commitment to a new member to your family or team is an exciting occasion and engenders an array mutually rewarding emotions.
To explore the above process, you can simply contact us and we will be delighted to send you an Application Form to enable us to assess if a German Shepherd Dog, of the kind that we offer, will be suitable for your family or team circumstances.