If you are looking for a superb German Shepherd Dog you came to the right place.”


Breedings at “Von Den Oher Tannen”

We are very proud of our own breeding program. Our females are bred, after extensive research, to only the best stud dogs in the world. While we only have a few litters each year, we are certain that the quality of dogs is unbeatable.”

We breed by the rules set forth by the German Shepherd Dog Club of Germany (SV) which means our dogs have met all of the following requirements:

  • Hip and elbow certification
  • Obedience Test (Begleithundprüfung BH)
  • Endurance Test of 12 miles (Ausdauerprüfung AD)
  • IPO1 title for females, IPO2 title for males
  • Breed survey by a German judge
  • Conformation Show rating of SG (Youth), V or VA

We currently have imported German Shepherds as well as U.S. bred German Shepherd puppies and adults available. All adults and puppies are sold with limited AKC registration (no breeding rights) unless previously discussed and confirmed by us in writing. A deposit paid to us in cash, check, credit card or PayPal is not refundable. Please contact us for more information.


We specialize in imported German Shepherd Dogs from Germany. Our experience, knowledge, and love for the breed will help us find the right dog for you. No matter if you are looking for a lovable older dog to be your family pet or a puppy with true show potential, we can help you find her. We hand-pick each and every dog, in most cases specifically for the buyer. We have longstanding relationships and friendships with some of Germany’s most reputable and successful German Shepherd breeders but also work with rescue organizations and private citizens to give well-tempered, beautiful dogs a second chance.

Search, Research & Consulting

Finding the right dog in a foreign country is difficult, especially if you can’t travel there yourself or don’t understand the language. After extensive research, we travel to Germany to see our prospects first hand. Being a German native allows me to negotiate with breeders in German and we have brought home the “pick of the litter” on more than one occasion.


Setting up a live animal shipment from one country to another can be overwhelming. We will take care of everything for you:

  • Health requirements
  • Transport to the airport
  • Airline & customs paperwork
  • Intra-US transportation
  • Special requirements like customs brokers or airline temperature acclimation certificates


We research bloodlines in great detail to ensure that we find you the healthiest dog possible. For dogs younger than a year, we provide you with the parent’s hip and elbow ratings so that you can feel confident about your new puppy’s health. We also provide you with a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” that will keep your puppy’s bones healthy during his vulnerable first year. If your new friend is older than a year he will have certified hip and elbow ratings of his own. Regardless of your dog’s age, he will come to you with a veterinarian issued health certificate.

Lifelong Support

Letting us help you find your German Shepherd means having support for life. No matter what your needs are, we will do whatever we can to assist. Do you need help with choosing the right food for your new dog, finding a trainer or Schutzhund or Agility club, getting your dog registered with the American Kennel Club, or showing your champion at a conformation show? We can help. Let us know if you would like to have your dog professionally trained. We can arrange for your dog to be sent to Germany and train with the experts. While this option is not exactly cheap it guarantees that your dog reaches its full potential. Getting your dog from a pet to a IPO1 level can happen in as little as four months. Ask us for options.