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A Monthly Memorandum from Walt Sr

 Greetings to Our Many Friends:

How The Bach Family Choose our Kennel Name

This February Post allows me the opportunity to discuss many topics in the context of this open forum.

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In 2005 My Family and I moved from Houston Texas to Raeford, North Carolina to make our home and establish a German Shepherd Kennel.

Many of our puppy owners have inquired obout just how we decided on our name of Constantine (the call name) von BachHaus Kennel.

CONSTANTINE

We started off by deciding on choosing a biblical character in history. Our research came up with the Emperor and first Pope of Rome, Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus.  Constantine ruled the Roman empire from 306 to 337 AD. For four thousand years the Roman Empire served their Pagan Gods. 

Constantine as the Emperor and First Pope brought Christianity to the Roman Empire.

THE CALL NAME

This is the name choosen (used) to call our Puppy/Dog – Example: Attila

VON

This is a German Nobility word that means FROM

BACH

In Germany a very common SURNAME

HAUS

Translating German to English, HAUS becomes HOUSE

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Our first German Shepherd puppy with our Kennel Name:

Constantine Attila von BachHaus

This will give the reader an understanding of how we decided on our Kennel name.

Constantine (call name) von BachHaus

Revised February 14, 2015

Nutrition, Exercise, Affection & Grooming Your German Shepherd

Summerwood FarmNC, LLC

von BachHaus Kennel

My Family and I wish to thank you for the purchase of your German Shepherd Puppy.

We truly believe that your owning a von BachHaus Kennel puppy makes you part of our Family.

  The needs of your new German Shepherd Puppy shall be discussed in four segments that we hope you will find informative. 

At von BachHaus Kennel, we have learned a lot from many years of experience of breeding, training and selling of German Shepherds puppies.   

In our opinion there are four main components necessary to maintain the health and well being of your puppy/dog.

NUTRITION – EXERCISE – AFFECTION – GROOMING

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NUTRITION

In this segment, the nutritional needs of your dog will be discussed.  Again, the information being offered is merely our recommendation.  You may find that other foods satisfy your dog’s nutritional needs as well as those we feed our dogs.

Always remember that the German Shepherd is a carnivore and is the closest relative to the Grey Wolf.

A healthy, well satisfied puppy/dog is everyone’s goal, so let’s begin to examine and consider my feeding suggestions.

What are the Nutritional components necessary to insure that your pet is healthy?  First, would you enjoy your daily diet consisted solely of dry dog food day after day?  Most dog owners believe they are providing the best diet for their dogs, believing in the antiquated idea of only providing dry dog food and water.

Here is the menu we feed our dogs at  von BachHaus Kennel German Shepherds

Dry dog food:  The first ingredient listed on the bag should state Duck, Lamb, Fish or Meat (not by-products or meal or fillers)

Dairy Products, Cottage cheese, Meat & Fish Products such as Tuna, Mackerel, Salmon, Hamburger, Ham, Pork and Beef bones, Canned dog food, Poultry Products,  raw chicken quarters (not cooked), eggs, raw turkey necks and tails, honey & molasses  (2 tablespoons), Cooked white/red or sweet potatoes, Cooked white or wild rice, Vegetables: Green beans and carrots

(Most breeders will agree that you should not feed your dog nuts, onions, seeded grapes, raisins, chocolate or cooked/baked chicken/turkey with bones)

Having a variety of food choices, along with the daily mainstay of dry dog food, will satisfy your dog’s hunger requirements and protein intake.  A healthy dog is our Goal.

While we do not recommend a particular brand of dry dog food, we do suggest that your dry dog food contain no artificial coloring (dyes), grains or similar fillers and contain a minimum of 32% protein.

For our adult dogs we choose to feed “Taste of the Wild” with 32% protein, either Wild Prairie or Bison.

EXERCISE

Always  remember that your German Shepherd puppy is an extreme athlete.

German Shepherds are still grouped today as “herding” dogs because of their speed, determination, agility and fearlessness.

Whether you live in an apartment, townhouse/condo, house or farm, with or without land, your German Shepherd requires daily exercise.

Your German Shepherd needs to be able to run daily, and requires long walks which will assist in increasing muscle mass.  Be sure that any exercises you give your dog to perform require that he/she runs full out.     

In addition, German Shepherds have web feet that allow them to easily navigate in water, which gives you the opportunity to exercise your dog in a pond, lake or ocean, if you desire.

Obviously, the exercise period can be utilized as play/training time and/or bonding time.

Exercise accomplishes many things with your vonBachHaus Kennel puppy/dog.

Our puppies have a lot of “drive,”  which requires walks, runs and play time. 

Throwing a ball for your dog to retrieve is great exercise, as well as a great way for you to bond with him/her.

AFFECTION

Affection may be the most important aspect of the FOUR necessary requirements that I have mentioned.  

German Shepherds, in my opinion, have superior ability, endless courage, large size, super intellect and stamina that other breeds lack.

German Shepherds require a lot of affection, praise and constant reassurance they are loved.  In return, your German Shepherd will continually desire to please you and your Family, and will be easily trained.

Treat your German Shepherd with respect. 

You should always place your dog’s needs before yours.

German Shepherds are the most loyal of the large breed dogs.

Your purchase of a German Shepherd will be, in time, best possible investment you have made.  They are the greatest living alarm system in the world.

Your German Shepherd will protect you and your Family above all things.  All they ask in return is your Affection.

GROOMING 

As pet owners, we consider our personal grooming a part of our daily activities.  

Our puppies and dogs also require the same constant care and grooming.  

This means:

Daily brushing with a “FURminator” brush

Weekly teeth brushing

Daily check for ticks

Weekly cleaning of ears

Monthly nail trimming 

Grooming your puppy/dog on a regular basis will provide a bonding experience for both of you.

 Use this quality individual time while “grooming” your puppy/ dog to feel or see any issue he/she may be having with his/her coat or anywhere on its body.  

One last thing, “talk to your dog.” Your puppy/dog loves to hear your calm nurturing voice speaking its name with affection.

It is my Family’s desire that the information provided has given you more insight into your dog, the German Shepherd.”

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this information, please e-mail or call us directly.

The Bach Family

 Should you ever have any questions or comments my Family & I are always available.

 

 

Revised 8/27/2014

von BachHaus Kennel German Shepherd Testimonials

Good Evening, Walt!

I just wanted to keep you updated on Beowulf! He’s doing amazingly well, and has shown remarkable trainability already. He has yet to have any accidents in the house and sleeps through the night with no problems. He even knows to go to the door when he needs outside! He has been an absolute joy, and I am so very thankful for him. I’ve attached some pictures for you! He loves posing, so I’m sure I’ll have more soon. Thank you again for everything!
Leanna

Hi Walt! Just wanted to share with you our 6 month old Bender from your K liter! He is 50 pounds now! He is the sweetest little pup ever with so much energy! Although his ears are still a little confused haha! We just absolutely adore him! Thanks again,  Ashleigh

Hi Walt,

 I wanted to share a few pictures with you of Sampson. He is now one year old. He is the most incredible animal that I have ever seen. He is “ALL IN”. He is super energetic and full of personality. He is so much fun. When he is in the room, he wins over the crowd quickly. He steals the show where ever he goes. We are absolutely crazy about this big guy. He is now about 77 to 80 pounds and still a lot of growing to do. He is everything that we expected of a German Shepherd. We may certainly be a little bias and think he is one of a kind. He is big, handsome, full of energy, and all he wants to do is play.

 We are very grateful to have this wonderful creature in our lives. Sampson certainly keeps us on our toes, but he sure does make us laugh a lot. I really don’t know what we would do without him in our family. We try to take him to as many places as possible. You can see where he met the VCU Ram Mascot at the Fido Festival that was held in Richmond this year. We talk about this animal as if he were our child, which he is. He is a big part of our family.

Joe

 Hello Walter,

 I am not sure if you remember me but my family bought one of Phanda’s puppies last December 23rd.  We named her Sydney and she is about to turn 1 next week, November 18th.  I thought you might like to see a picture of our beautiful girl.  She is doing very well and is full of energy!  She loves to play and run in our yard but we can’t seem to get her in our pool. 
 
We really love her and we wanted to let you know she is thriving in Cary, NC!!
 
Take care,
 
Debby and Rich

Hi Walt

As far as Sampson, he is the most awesome dog. He is everything you could ever want in a German Shepherd and more. The girls and I are crazy about him. He is so smart and catches on to new training quickly. We have him in regular training class Wednesday and Saturday. We will be starting agility training next Sunday. We had him weighed on Friday. He is 75.1 pounds. He will be 9-months on August 19th. He is very social, friendly, and just a sweetheart. At the same time, he looks intimidating and strong. When he is training, he works hard at it. When he is having fun, he plays hard. Sampson takes over the crowd with his personality. Everyone that meets Sampson, loves him. Absolutely incredible!!!

 I cannot thank you enough for bringing this wonderful creature into our life.

 
Hi Walt,
      Here is a recent picture of Thor – I took him to the Vet to get him weighed for more Heartworm medicine.  Seven months old now and 78 lbs of puppy.  I frequently take him to Petsmart and his positive interactions with all the people and other dogs of all breeds never cease to amaze me.  I am very proud of him.   Once again – I want to thank you.
 
Have a great day
Randy
Walt, I just wanted to tell you again how pleased we are with the puppy. After picking him up Saturday, his first walk was Sunday. It’s like he was trained. He heels very well, and when we stop he sits automatically. Compared to our last shepherd, he is learning much faster. We plan on going to next Saturday’s training session if weather permits. I recommended you to a friend at work, he is checking out your web site this weekend. See you next week. Glenn
 
Hey Walt,
 
Haven’t sent you any updates on Xena in a while. She is doing fantastic. We’ve been doing a lot of obedience training. She is super smart. Here is a picture of me and her out shooting this past weekend. She is without a doubt the best friend I could ask for!!
 
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Hi Walt,I hope all is well. Here is Sampson at 8-months. He is a little over 70 pounds and doing fantastic. The girls and I are crazy about him. Sampson is stunning. People in cars will actually stop and get out of their car to meet him. He is smart and full of energy. He is our “Rock Star”.We are grateful to you for brining him into our life.We will be on touch. Take Care! Joe
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A so-called friend of mine visited this week and Thor did not 
like him – I always had my doubts about his character – Thor sealed the deal –
I  could tell he had those same doubts.  Goodbye – my so-called friend.  I
have always known German Shepherds to have great judgment.Have a great weekend
Randy
Thor is outstanding – about 6 months now – he is very intelligent and loves my 4 yr old granddaughter.  He is a great looking dog – picture attached.
 
Thanks Walt for an outstanding German Shepherd – as you promised..

 Walt,

Our boy Sampson is now 70 pounds. He will be 7- months in 5-days.  He is so much fun for the family. Our girls are crazy about him.
Good talking to you today.

Hey Walt!!

Just wanted to let you know that both of our pups (Ella and Earl) made it into the 2015 GSD Wall Calendar……. I did not get to choose which photo of each dog would be in it, the creator of the calendar did. This is a worldwide calendar and is being produced in Turkey and South Africa. I ordered one to send to you, and will ship it as soon as it arrives. :)
Hope all is well!
Karen

Hello Walter, Thank you for keeping me updating, Kronos is doing great. I love him so much, have actually just been calling him Fenrir :). He was very easy to potty train, and he is pretty good with sit and lie down already, stay is difficult because he needs to be right by me all of the time, but we are working on it. The only times he has gone to the bathroom in the house in about a week were when he was really excited while playing and when I was too slow to get him outside. He is such a good boy and I love him to death. Thank You, Amanda 

Walt, I just wanted to share with you a picture of Noble who was born in the W litter on Jan 1.   She is just under 5 months old in this picture and weighs between 35-40 pounds. She is absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t be happier with her. Angela and James 

Hi, Walt! How are you? Just wanted to touch base with you and say hello and send you a few pictures of Ella. She’s 85 pounds of pure excellence! Most amazing dog ever!! How is Akita doing? I’d love to stop by again to see you and let Ella run with Akita again! Earl is doing well too! 1 year old and 95 pounds of pure chicken!! Sweet tho. :) Karen

Hi Walt!!  I just wanted to touch base and let you know what an awesome pup I have thanks to Keagan and Attila!! Blaser is just a little over 4 months old and 50 pounds!! We’ve been in training every week for personal protection and my trainer is amazed by him! He has awesome drive and a natural desire to protect me. I could not have hand picked a better puppy!!

Thanks again! Amy

Hi Walt,

 I hope you are doing well. We wanted to share some pictures with you. You know on Saturday our Sampson will be 5-months old. We went by the vet to have him weighed today. Our Sampson is 57.2 pounds. He is full of energy, lots of fun, and gets everyone’s attention when we are out with him.

 One Happy Family!!!

Hi Walt,  It’s quite a drive but SO worth it just to see her truly start to get to use all of her potential. I will be coming as often as possible. I researched you before I decided to purchase a pup and I have not been at all disappointed. Vader is all she was promised to be and more. She makes me so happy and I’m glad to have the opportunity to learn how to be the mom she needs me to be. Thanks as always! Nakia, Vader and family. 

Hi Walt!

 I hope all is well with you. Coty wanted me to send you a pic for the website. Elle has just completed 5 weeks of obedience training. It was well worth the money. What an amazing dog. Her trainer was so impressed with her for her age. She says her drive is ridiculous and that she is extremely intelligent! She is 5 mos old and 50 lbs! We want to bring her to see you one Saturday. We may try to attend your open house. We love Elle and are so blessed to have met you and privileged to own such a wonderful dog! She is so loyal to Coty. She only loves us when he is not here! I can’t wait for you to see them together. Thanks again for helping us get such a wonderful and beautiful German Shepherd! We will be in contact in the next few weeks to come down and see you guys!

Just wanted to let you know Rex already knows the German word for sit, he is crate trained, and 90% potty trained! And doing really good with tracking down smells I’ve been hiding treats and he finds them quick! He will definitely be in the tracking lessons!! Thank you so much for him, he is the greatest puppy I’ve ever had. He has been so easy going, our doberman loves playing with him also!!! See you Sunday Walt!

Co-ownership AKC German Shepherd Female Adult

 von BachHaus Kennel Co-ownership Program for our AKC Adult Female German Shepherd

Our co-ownership program costs between $600.00 and $1,200.00, depending on the quality and age of the dog, and is offered to acceptable Families. 

As the AKC co-owner, you are responsible for the day-to-day care and medical needs of your adult German Shepherd female from our von BachHaus Kennel.  It is also essential that you provide her with adequate affection.    

This Program also includes unlimited free training at the Facility and Boarding up to two weeks a year.

 Monthly (Trifexis) heart worm preventative and (Comfortis) for fleas and ticks are mandatory for the Health and well-being of every dog. The total cost is approximately $25.00 a month.

In the event you decide to opt-out of this program before your German Shepherd is bred and you wish to own her outright there will be a $500.00 additional payment due to von BachHaus Kennel.  At that point, I shall sign over my portion of the AKC registration paperwork and you both become her sole owners.

von BachHaus Kennel will pay for the following four items upfront and will keep one puppy from the litter as payment for these items.  

The pre-limb OFA hips and elbows at 13 months of age.

The pregnancy ultrasound & The pregnancy x-ray

We shall birth the Female’s Litter.

When the co-owned Female comes into Season at 16 months of age or older, she will be bred to a suitable IPO3 sire.

  When your dog begins to spot bleed, you will contact us and usually, after eight days have elapsed, we shall meet and take her back to Raeford for mating.  Seven to Ten days later, we will again meet and you will take her home.  Thirty (30) days later, we will meet once more and have an ultra-sound performed to determine pregnancy.   At 55 days (if pregnant), we will meet again and bring your dog here to have the litter. 

We have been doing this for many years and know just how to deal with most litters and complications that may occur during the birth of a litter.

At day 28 after the puppies’ birth, you will receive $500.00 sent through PayPal or, if you desire, cash for each puppy (with the exception of the ONE puppy kept by von BachHaus Kennel in payment for incurred expenses).   This breeding process will continue once more with the same compensation arrangement.

At that time, the female will be yours, as I will sign over the AKC co-ownership registration papers to you as the new owner.

If you are ever in a position that caring for this dog is no longer an option, please contact us and we will gladly accept her back.

 Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us about this exciting co-ownership program.

 von BachHaus Kennel German Shepherds

311 Summerwood DriveRaefordNorth Carolina 28376-9534

Toll Free: 877-230-2192    Office/Facsimile: 910-875-9492    Cellular: 910-916-9911

Website:  www.SummerwoodFarmNC.com  E-mail: summerwoodfarmnc@yahoo.com

Co-ownership Adult AKC German Shepherd Agreement

    Between Walter N Bach (von BachHaus Kennel) owner and______________________

If the dog has been neglected or abused in any way at any time, we will remove this co-owned female dog from your premises, and, at that point, our contractual agreement shall be rendered null & void.  You will be responsible for any Veterinarian charges and medication, if needed.

The Sire:                                 The Dam:

Female’s AKC name:        AKC: DN

Date of Birth:      Microchip:          Color:

                                                                        Having read the information provided on the Summerwood Farm NC, LLC website regarding the Co-ownership responsibility for the female German Shepherd, and having indicated your desire to enter into a Co-ownership agreement with von BachHaus Kennel, we are delighted to welcome you into the von BachHaus Kennel German Shepherd Family.

von BachHaus Kennel is financially responsible for the yearly wellness exam (check-up) which is mandatory to insure that all of your dog’s vaccinations are current.  In addition, a fecal exam is required to determine if there are any parasites present and any medications prescribed by the licensed Veterinarian at the time of your visit.

Monthly Trifexis (heart worm preventative) and Comfortis (flea control) are Mandatory.  In addition to Trifexis and Comfortis, high quality food, shelter, and loving care are the only expenses you will incur as your responsibility in this Co-ownership Agreement.  von BachHaus Kennel will pay the cost of the Ultra-sound, pregnancy x-ray, stud fee and all expenses related to the birth of the two litters covered by this Agreement. In return for our payment of the above listed expenses, von BachHaus Kennel will keep one puppy from each litter.

  Signature of the co-owner:  _______________________________Date:  _________          

 Signature of the co-owner:  _______________________________ Date:__________

   Address: _______________________________________________                                                                                      

   Signature of the owner: ________________________________Date:__________ 

Walter N Bach, Sr   311 Summerwood Drive Raeford, North Carolina 28376-5934

 Revised 1/1/2015


Shadow Pricing Information



Owners of intact Females von BachHaus Kennel Dogs

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My Family and I are reaching out to those owners of von BachHaus Kennel German Shepherd intact females.  There is a huge demand for our quality puppies. We recently purchased and co-own a Large IPO3 titled male that is not related to Attila or Titus for your female.

If you have ever considered breeding your female for any of the following reasons we would enjoy talking to you about this opportunity. 

Financial Compensation

Becoming a Breeder

Medical Reasons

Please contact me directly:

E-mail: SummerwoodFarmNC@yahoo.com

Text: 910-916-9911

Call: 910-875-9492

 

Pictures of von BachHaus Kennel Family German Shepherd Proud Owners

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Jane & Andrea’s spoiled female Sophie

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Leanna’s Big Boy Beowulf

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Sallys Beautiful Female Puppy Bee

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Robin & Frank Sable Male Bowdock

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Leanna’s Big Male Beowulf

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David’s Handsome Boy

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Here are Several Pictures in Time of Joe & Mary’s Male Sampson

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Celebrating Christmas is Bryce with his Male Duke

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Lauren with her solid black male puppy Fredrick (Fred)

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The VCU Ram Mascott with Joe and his big handsome Male Sampson

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Happy Birthday to Stacy’s one year old female Jett

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Debby & Rich’s 1 year old Sydney from Carey, North Carolina

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Bryce’s 9 month old male Duke

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Randy’s Big 7 month old Thor weighing in at 78 Pounds

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Andrea with her big girl Sophia resting after a hard day of playing

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Savannah’s big puppy Rex with his ears up

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Welcome Aurora to Teresa’s new Family member with Remi

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  Ethan with his three week old black & tan female puppy

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Joe & Family’s 8 month old Sampson who weighs over 70 pounds

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Randy’s 6 month old male puppy Thor

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Amy’s Blaser on the sleeve doing bite-work Protection

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Randy’s almost 6 month old male Thor

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Nakia’s Vader playing in the pool of water

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Here is Joe, Mary & the Girls’ 7 month old 70 pound boy Sampson

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Missy & Chuck’s Sable Female Athena

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Andrew’s Female “Heidi

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Bryce’s male puppy “Duke

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Niki & Mark’s boy “Niko” on the first night in his new home

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Amanda’s “Kronos” with both ears up

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Al’s 6 month old puppy “Zeus

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The Patrick Family’s “Sampson” at 6 months of age

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Here is Jon with his show-line Female “Roxie

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Angela and James’s handsome puppy “Noble”

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Here is Karen’s female “Ella” from our Akita von Lotta

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Here is Missy & Chuck’s “Athena” relaxing on her recliner — I mean “Thor

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Amy’s  male puppy “Blase” at 4 months of age

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Matt’s 5 month old female “Xena

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Stacy’s Big Puppy “Jett

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Coty with his 5 month old female puppy “Elle

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Michael & Brianna’s Boy “Tank

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Here is Charlotte & Family’s 7 month old puppy “Ripley”

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Missy & Chuck’s dark sable Female “Athena” being spoiled

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Ann with her boy Constantine “Hunter” von BachHaus at the Farm

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Darren’s Boy “Magnuss”

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Nakia Family Female “Vader”

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Matt’s 4 month old Female “Xena”

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Alex’s girl “Oakley” 

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Canis Lupus otherwise known as the Grey Wolf

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Canis Lupus otherwise known as the Grey Wolf

The top predator in the Canine Family

The Male Grey Wolves can easily reach 130 pounds in weight

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Wolves are legendary because of their spine-tingling howl, which they use to communicate. A lone wolf howls to attract the attention of his pack, while communal howls may send territorial messages from one pack to another. Some howls are confrontational. Much like barking domestic dogs, wolves may simply begin howling because a nearby wolf has already begun.

Wolves are the largest members of the dog family. Adaptable gray wolves are by far the most common and were once found all over the Northern Hemisphere. But wolves and humans have a long adversarial history. Though they almost never attack humans, wolves are considered one of the animal world’s most fearsome natural villains. They do attack domestic animals, and countless wolves have been shot, trapped, and poisoned because of this tendency.

In the lower 48 states, gray wolves were hunted to near extinction, though some populations survived and others have since been reintroduced. Few gray wolves survive in Europe, though many live in Alaska, Canada, and Asia.

Red wolves live in the southeastern United States, where they are endangered. These animals actually became extinct in the wild in 1980. Scientists established a breeding program with a small number of captive red wolves and have reintroduced the animal to North Carolina. Today, perhaps 100 red wolves survive in the wild.

The maned wolf, a distant relative of the more familiar gray and red wolves, lives in South America. Physically, this animal resembles a large, red fox more than its wolf relatives.

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Wolves live and hunt in packs of around six to ten animals. They are known to roam large distances, perhaps 12 miles (20 kilometers) in a single day. These social animals cooperate on their preferred prey—large animals such as deer, elk, and moose. When they are successful, wolves do not eat in moderation. A single animal can consume 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of meat at a sitting. Wolves also eat smaller mammals, birds, fish, lizards, snakes, and fruit.

Wolf-packs are established according to a strict hierarchy, with a dominant male at the top and his female mate not far behind. Usually this male and female are the only animals of the pack to breed. All of a pack’s adults help to care for young pups by bringing them food and watching them while others hunt.

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The Grey Wolf can not be domesticated

The German Shepherd Temperament

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German Shepherd Dog Temperament Characteristics:

Watchful

 

Alert

 

Curious

 

Obedient

 

Loyal

 

Confident

 

Courageous

 
Intelligent
Powerful
The Bach Family
 Revised 1-1-2015

Co-ownership Program for our AKC German Shepherd Female Puppy

 von BachHaus Kennel Co-ownership Program:  Female AKC GS Puppy

This program is offered to acceptable Families as our co-ownership Program.

As the AKC co-owner you are responsible for the day-to-day care, medical needs and

affection of your puppy German Shepherd female from our von BachHaus Kennel.    

  (We do not have a Male Co-ownership program available at this time.)

This Program also includes unlimited free training at the Facility and Boarding up to two weeks a year.

Your cost is $1,250.00 for the co-owned Female Puppy.

 Monthly (Trifexis) heart worm preventative and (NetGuard) for fleas and ticks are mandatory for the Health and well-being of every dog. The total cost is approximately $25.00 a month.

In the event you decide to opt-out of this program before she is bred and wish to own her outright there will be a $500.00 additional payment due to von BachHaus Kennel. At that point I shall sign over my portion of the AKC registration paperwork and you both become her sole owners.

von BachHaus Kennel will pay for the following four items. In return for our payment of these items, von BachHaus Kennel will keep one puppy from the litter.

 The pre-limb OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of Animals) hips and elbows at 13 months of age.

The breeding.

The pregnancy ultrasound.

The pregnancy x-ray.

We shall birth the co-owned Female’s Litter.

When the co-owned Female comes into Season at 16 months of age or older, she will be bred to a suitable IPO3 sire.

  When your dog begins to spot bleed, you will contact us and usually, after eight days have elapsed, we shall meet and take her back to Raeford for mating.  Seven to Ten days later, we will again meet and you will take her home.  Thirty (30) days later, at our expense, we will meet once more and have an ultra-sound performed to determine pregnancy.   At 55 days (if pregnant), we will meet again and bring your dog to von BachHaus Kennel to have the litter. 

We have been doing this for many years and know just how to deal with most litters and even complications that may occur during the birth of a litter.

At day 28 after the puppies’ birth, you will receive $500.00 sent through PayPal or, if you desire, cash for each puppy (with the exception of the puppy kept by von BachHaus Kennel in payment for incurred expenses).  This breeding process will continue once more with the same compensation arrangement.

At that time, the female will be yours, to solely own, as I will sign over the AKC co-ownership registration papers to you as the new owner

If you are ever in a position that caring for this puppy/dog is no longer an option, please contact us and we will gladly accept her back, no questions asked.

Congratulations!

 Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us about this exciting co-ownership program.

 von BachHaus Kennel German Shepherds

311 Summerwood DriveRaefordNorth Carolina 28376-9534

Toll Free: 877-230-2192 Office/Facsimile: 910-875-9492  Cellular: 910-916-9911

Website:  www.SummerwoodFarmNC.com  E-mail: summerwoodfarmnc@yahoo.com

Co-ownership Puppy AKC German Shepherd Agreement

Between Walter N Bach (von BachHaus Kennel) owner and _______________

If the puppy has been neglected or abused in any way at any time, we will remove this co-owned female puppy/dog from your premises, and, at that point, our contractual agreement shall be rendered null & void. You will be responsible for any Veterinarian charges and medication if needed.

 The Sire:                                 The Dam:

Female’s AKC name and DN Number:                                      Litter”?

 Microchip:                                                                                          Color:

Date of Birth:                                                                                      AKC: DN

Having read the information provided on the Summerwood Farm NC, LLC website regarding the co-ownership responsibility for the female German Shepherd, and having indicated your desire to enter into a co-ownership agreement with von BachHaus Kennel, we are delighted to welcome you into the von BachHaus Kennel German Shepherd Family.

von BachHaus Kennel is financially responsible for the yearly wellness exam (check-up) is mandatory to make current all of your dogs vaccinations.  A fecal exam is required to determine if there are any parasites present and prescribed medication as stipulated by a licensed Veterinarian at the time of visit.

Monthly Trifexis (heart worm preventative) and NetGuard (flea and tick control) are Mandatory for the health of your dog.  In addition to Trifexis and NetGuard, high quality food, shelter and loving care are the only expenses incurred as your responsibility in this Co-Ownership Agreement.  Otherwise, there are NO other out-of-pocket expenses to you. von BachHaus Kennel is responsible for the Ultra-sound, pregnancy x-ray, stud fee and all expenses related to the  birth of the two litters covered by this Agreement.

          Signature of the co-owner:  _______________________________

Date:  _________          

 Signature of the co-owner:  _______________________________ Date: __________

               Address: __________________________________________________                                                                                      

Signature of the owner: ___________________________________Date:__________ 

Walter N Bach, Sr.,  311 Summerwood Drive, Raeford, North Carolina 28376-5934

 Revised 11/13/2014

To Spay/Neuter or to Keep your Puppy/Dog Intact

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To Spay/Neuter or to Keep your Puppy/Dog Intact

Many dog owners are confused about the question of whether or not to Spay/Neuter or keep their pet intact. In this Post, we at von BachHaus Kennel will give our opinion on this important question.

IMAG1122Many dog owners are confused about the question of whether or not to Spay/Neuter or keep their pet intact. In this Post, we at von BachHaus Kennel will give our opinion on this important question.

Most Veterinarians will tell new puppy owners that to be responsible you should Neuter or Spay your puppy. They will also state that Spaying and Neutering will decrease the chance of a variety medical issue.
Please do your own research and be an informed dog owner.
You have committed a large sum of money and ten years to have your German Shepherd part of your Family
Neutering your dog will not make behavioral issues disappear. You will still have to train your dog. Neutering will not make the “red rocket” disappears, the humping to go away, the constant barking to stop, the food-aggression will end or the toy-possessiveness vanish. If your dog had problems with recall, neutering won’t make it magically come when you call. It won’t make your dog easier to walk, or make it stop smelling every fence post, bush, gopher hole, and strange stick it sees.
Your dog won’t suddenly become friendlier to strangers, humans or animal. It definitely won’t make it stop chewing up your stuff. Neither will it make your dog less afraid of loud noises. It won’t make your dog “better with children.” It won’t teach them that the carpet is not okay to pee or barf on.

That’s not to say that neutering is pointless—it has a very concrete and valuable purpose. But there’s a lot of misconception involved, and many people seem to think that neutering is required to make dogs behave, or to clear up behavioral problems their dogs have. If you decide to neuter your dog, do it for all the right reasons, from a place of knowledge.
Remember, the biggest single factor in the behavior of your dog is not its ovaries or testicles; it’s the training and structure you provide. There seems to be a cultural perception that “fixing” dogs is the only way to get good behavior from them; the only thing that “fixes” a dog’s issues is training and love. It’s very tempting to buy into this idea that “fixing” makes for better, easier dogs, but at the end of the day, all dogs take plenty of work, love, and training, and neutering is just a surgical procedure to prevent unwanted puppies.
Another thing to keep in mind is that for dogs, humping is just as much a dominance display as it is a sexual one — that’s why female dogs mount other dogs. Many neutered animals hump each other to try to assert dominance, and plenty of neutered animals get into fights.
There’s also research indicating that neutering dogs can increase nervous or neurotic behavior like barking, noise sensitivity, and fearful behavior — so be prepared that those behaviors may increase post-surgery, and have a plan to help your dog overcome them.
Choosing not to neuter your dog means you’ve chosen to take responsibility for all future puppies. You will have to prevent escape attempts (especially when neighboring dogs or your dog is in heat and all the unaltered dogs in the surrounding area go nuts). It will be necessary to train your dog not to hump away whenever it wants, as well as teach your dog not to display aggression toward other dogs or humans.
But guess what? If your dog is neutered, you will be doing all of that anyway (except for the puppy care). You’ll also have the added burden of public judgment, so make sure to hit the training extra hard, just to show people that intact puppies/ dogs can still be an amazing pets!
We hope that this post will give you a little more insight into the real reasons you should choose to neuter your dog, and if you decide that your dog should have a chance to pass on its lineage, we just hope you do it in the most responsible manner possible.
The other issue we have found is that puppies/dogs that are neutered or spayed have a greater tendency to gain weight which places more weight on their hips and elbows.

We would appreciate your comments or questions regarding this Post.