5 July 2020- We know that many of our Dog Parents and Clients are awaiting some new articles that we are preparing for this website. We want you to know that they are coming. 20+ years ago, when I first began publishing material on the Internet, I could get away with a non-factual or historical mistake, but not now. Not that the AKC dog breeders, or dog owners who signed up for a forum or chat-room and suddenly became an ” Expert ”, would know the difference anyway…… – they wouldn’t, but of course I want and need to be very accurate regardless. While I think I have it all memorized at this point, I find that I frequently need to go digging thru my dozens of boxes of research material to ensure that something that I want to convey is a fact. So while very time consuming, during this, our busiest time of the year, I hope to have the articles complete in the coming weeks.
Here is what you can expect- ” Qualified Breeders, what they are and what it means ”. On this website we discuss Authentic German Shepherds, vs the AKC version, in this article we will define Authentic breeders vs AKC breeders. This article will help the American Public, and ultimately the German Shepherd Breed.
” A crossroads for the German Shepherd Breed, and a major challenge for 21st century Qualified Breeders ”. While this breed continually improved from the 1890’s thru the early 1990’s, the German Shepherd Dog has been on a steady decline in every way since this time. This is still the most sought after Mammal on the Planet, VZH receives 50-100 request for Puppies and Dogs each day, for the 30-35 puppies that we produce annually, however breed Quality has and is declining. Not declining at VZH, however when we need to acquire new dogs to keep this going, it is becoming more and more difficult for us to find Quality dogs. This article will discuss why this has happened, and what must occur for the decline / demise to stop.
” The exploitation of the German Shepherd Dog ”. We discuss and touch on this subject all over this website, however we want to concentrate it , in a specific way into one article. Again, this will help the American Public, who are so brainwashed in this Country, to recognize what has and is occurring with the Breed. This again, will help the German Shepherd Dog.
” Why dog breeder health certifications are meaningless in America, and what you as a dog Parent / Owner need from a breeder to ensure your dogs health and happiness ”.
We will break it down and explain in this article.
30 June 2020– We want to provide an update on our recent Imports, of which many people have been inquiring about. A few months ago VZH acquired one of the absolute top young Males in the World,” Ciro Betiseb ” in Europe. While we literally think Ciro is the top young Male on the Planet, we won’t go that far ( although he might be ). He he is truly an incredible young dog in every way, and will be a vast asset to VZH in our quest to improve the German Shepherd breed and take it forward.
Whilst searching the World for such a Male, we came across an incredible young Female- Fergie Max Mastr – ( call name ”Fara” ), that we just couldn’t pass up, so we acquired her too. Fara is a heavily boned, heavily muscled young girl, with an impeccable work ethic and pedigree.
Whereas VZH has always bred West German dogs, Ciro and Fara are East German / Czech / Slovak dogs, with lines back to the legendary Pohranicni Straze Breeding Program. These two incredible young dogs arrived in the United States on 10 June and finally to VZH on 11 June.
Ciro and Fara are now settling in, hiking and swimming each day, playing ball and Frisbee, and going on morning runs with me. With already a strong foundation in Tactical Protection training, both will resume training at VZH in July, and should be finished ” Protection Dogs ” by the end of the Summer.
There are videos on the Internet of each during their early bite work training in Europe. Specifically a neat video of Ciro , with music, training in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in Central Europe. Just do a search with their names and you should find them.
Above all I want to thank God for all of this. The Europeans rarely send their good dogs to America. With Gods help I was able to purchase Ciro, then couldn’t get him into the U.S. because of the Covid 19 situation. I wanted Fara very much but she was already sold. So I asked for Gods help with it all. I was then informed that Fara’s American Buyer had backed out. That she had been booked for a flight into Chicago, and that they could get Ciro on the flight with her, if I still wanted her. So I said ” Send them ” !!!! – then of course Thanked God !!
Thanks for reading and God Bless All. Edward VZH
25 June 2020- As most followers of the German Shepherd Dog are aware, Max V. Stephanitz was the Creator of this breed, and he is Idolized throughout Europe. For many years now, the former Czechoslovakia , now the Czech Republic and Slovakia have the best German Shepherd breeding programs in the World, thus surpassing Germany many years ago. It began with the legendary Pohranicni Straze breeding program in 1955, and set a standard for breeding programs in these Countries going forward and up thru today. The greed that infiltrated breeding programs in Germany, that resulted in a mass produced, lesser dog, has not happened in Czech and Slovakia. These Countries still breed for the Original and complete German Shepherd dog.
It has recently been brought to our attention that we, Vom Zeder Haus – Edward Denny, are listed as a reference for the Wikipedia, Max Von Stephanitz article for the Czech Republic / Slovakia. This is undoubtedly the greatest honor I have ever received. For an American Man, who is simply fighting tooth and nail for the welfare of this breed, with the challenges of sever PTSD, who would no doubt have been in the Penitentiary or Cemetery years ago, if not for the emotional stability that these dogs provide me, thru God, I am so humbly honored.
15 April 2020- Effective 1 June 2020, the price of VZH puppies will be increased to $1800.00. Of course everyone on our waiting list prior to this time will pay $1650.00. We only seek to cover our overhead here and do all possible to keep our cost down. I drive and transport the dogs in a 1998 SUV with the back seats removed and a lot of miles on it. I also have 7-8 dogs with me everywhere I go. People tell me that I’m the only person that they know who drives a $1500.00 vehicle with over $100,000 worth of dogs inside. I’m proud of it……. I say that I have my priorities in order. Now it does cause problems when I ask a lady for a date. She sees what I drive, which is also full of dog hair, mud, and again …. 7-8 dogs. I don’t get to go on many dates….. lol…. oh well. Edward
23 February 2020 – I want to thank you all who have posted such nice reviews about me and my dogs on Google. Whenever I read those, I think, are these people really talking about me? As a Man who is challenged with the symptoms of PTSD, its not what I’m doing for this breed, but what these dogs are doing for me. However your words are very kind and I appreciate it ! If I was only half the Man that my dogs think I am, then I really would be something !!!! Edward
9 October 2019- We want to announce that our Frankie Z Lintichu, one of the top Protection dogs in the World, and simply one of the best German Shepherd dogs to ever exist, passed away on 30 September 2019 as a result of injuries he received in a training accident earlier this year.
We know that many of our Clients and GSD Parents were praying for Frank, and your prayers were answered as he lived way beyond of when he should have died. However God decided that he needed to improve the German Shepherd breed in heaven, and that Franks work was done here on earth, so he called him to be with him. While I’m hurt and will always miss Frankie, those months that he held on helped me to mentally and emotionally prepare for him leaving. My dogs are not merchandise to me, they are my 4 legged children, so I thank you all that were praying for him.
Frank was a throw back to the breed of 40- 60 years ago. The Son of Cak Hartis Bohemia , himself a high level protection dog in Europe. Frank was the only son of Cak to ever be bred in the United States. He was 80 lbs of bone and muscle, not too angulated, incredible working drives and instincts. Frank absolutely was not afraid of anything, he simply had no sense of fear. I was always very challenged with him, right from the beginning after I imported him from Europe. This as I’m not afraid of anything either, so Frank and I had to developed a mutual respect over the years, and in fact we developed a very strong love and bond, proof that two Alpha Males can co-exist. That love and bond lasted until the very end.
Very few people knew how aggressive that Frankie really was. He would bite and engage his tactical skills without hesitation. He displayed his tactical skills on me numerous times, (without protective gear ) and we had several very bloody brawls early on before we developed that mutual love and respect that I mentioned. However during hundreds of kennel visits and public working dog seminars, Frankie was always cordial, and never bit or harmed a single spectator. He was always especially kind to children, and would allow children to put their hands all over him. So I want to thank everyone again for your prayers , text , cards and kind words during these last few months. The whole point of breeding is to improve the breed, and Frankie definitely done that.
Thank you Frankie for those 6 short years, the German Shepherd Breed is much better because of you. God bless you and be nice in Heaven.
Regarding our breeding program without Frank, we are very fortunate to have access to two very high quality dogs who are here in the U.S., to cover our girls. Axel Vom Zeder Haus is a prodigy of Frank and our Gama Lastex, has many of his their attributes. A natural Protection dog with very good instincts and substance of character, very good conformation, and of course carrying those same great German / Czech genetics. A big THANK YOU to the Walters Family for making Axel available to VZH. We also have access to Braus Vom Stein Bauernhof, another very high quality Male here in the States. We very much appreciate the Hancock Family for making Braus available to VZH. We will still use our Ax for breeding if we can, as he is older now and his fertility and sperm count will need to be monitored. We have also just acquired a top young Male, from elite lines in Germany, who will become a part of our breeding program sometime in 2020 after his training is complete and he is mature enough.
God Bless everybody. Edward VZH
23 July 2019 – We had mentioned that we would have some reading homework for our new puppy Parents prior to placement this month. Some of you may have already read this info, however please read or re-read , and please do so with a pen and paper so you can list questions for anything that needs clarification. All of this will be covered during your placement conference ( with the assumption that you have read it ) along with many other subjects. Remember that the only dumb question is the one that you don’t ask.
Prepare for your placement by bringing a crate ( at least medium size ) for transport. Bring a towel and water bowl. Puppy proof your house by hiding electric cords, chemicals, your shoes, TV remote etc. Acquire lots of squeaky toys and tennis balls. Acquire a bag of Diamond Natural, large breed Adult, Chicken and Rice, green and white bag. We will discuss why the adult food during your placement. You will find this at stores such as Tractor Supply, Rural King, Farm stores, and possibly other places too.
Our address is 2171 Waddy rd. Lawrenceburg Ky. 40342. The last 10 miles of your drive will be on narrow curvy roads, so please drive carefully. Thanks again for reading, and some of these titles are abbreviated. They are on the ” Health and Info ” page of this website. Please read the following- Authentic German Shepherds living in America, the demise – The immune system- Front leg development – Crate use – Cryptochidism – Dirofilaria Immitis – Fleas , intestinal parasites and neuro damage – Genetics vs Environmental causes of disease – House potty training – How to keep your dog happy and healthy in America – Jaw deformity – Leashes – Nutrition – Socialization- The Am. Vet system – The De-sexing of dogs – Too much focus on obedience – Training vs Parenting – Vaccinosis – . Please excuse some typos in these articles, I will correct those when I get time. I know this is a lot of reading, but remember that the Euro GSD is the most exploited Mammal on this planet, and the United States is the worst for this exploitation. So this info, along with the remainder of the placement conference will literally make ALL of the difference in your experience, IF you follow directions after taking home your four legged child.
We appreciate the opportunity to place a puppy with you, and look forward to seeing everyone. When you arrive, the gates will be open but our ATV will be in the road. In case you are the first person to arrive, please stop at the ATV. Please do not be late. Thank you!!