We are a small kennel located on a family farm near Sioux City, Iowa.
Our breeding goal is to produce German Shepherds for all types of situations:  K-9, narcotics, Search & Rescue, Conformation, Schutzhund, 4-H, Agility, Tracking, Herding, Pet Therapy,and most importantly, family members.

Each litter is carefully planned with specific goals in mind.  Our puppies are socialized and introduced to all the sights and sounds of a farm.  Each puppy is tested to match the right puppy with the right home.

Our dogs aren't just part of the program, they're part of the family.  That's why we are different from many breeders.  Yes, our dogs compete regionally and nationally, but they are also great family dogs.  You'll find our dogs aren't just pictured as statues, but also as real dogs in natural settings like our yard, our farmland, our creek, on trailrides, and such.

German Shepherd Dog is an all-around breed.  They are the dogs for real life.

~ February 2014 News ~
Jennifer Holtgrew
27921 K42
Merrill, Iowa  51038
712-251-3148 or 712-938-2164

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A State of Iowa licensed facility - AW0009774-00

This page was last updated on: February 2, 2014
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AKC Breeder of Merit

3 Males, 4 Females
V Boy von Zorro Sch3 KKL1 x 
SG Hoverythm von Holtgrew RE CD (Half x Zarah)

Solid temperament is the essential for a German Shepherd.  This litter personifies that.   No broom or shovel that moves or makes noise is safe.  They are social and ready for fun new adventures.  

The parents of this litter are titled to demonstrate their ability under pressure and high degree of trainability/ability.  Our pet companions are $1200 due to the titles, health clearances, and ability of their parents.  Why are breeders of untitled dogs charging our prices? They are about the money, not the quality of the dog.  There are breeders with similiar dogs who charge much more than we do.  We love the families that we deal with, so we don't want to price our dogs out of their reach. 

Picture at left with Maggie on their first day in the snow.  Litter will be available after February 8th. 

Gulliver von Holtgrew
(Irmus x Yankee)
Certified narcotics K9 donated by us to the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, Officer Wingert pictured with Gully.
Click here to read an article about this awesome team.
UKC CH H'Linea von Holtgrew BN RN
(Gordon x Valley)

This accomplished young female is doing an excellent job in the competition ring.  Congrats to Linea and her owner, our good friend Melissa McIntyre.
VP Godiva vom Adel Haus
2013 Mid Central Regional 
4-6 Month Siegerin
Sire:  V-1 Ollright vom Thermodos Sch 3 KKL1
Dam: V Jessie vom Taffhausstaff Sch 1 KKL1

We've added our Marin's little half sister!  GoGo is stunning and like a little party waiting to happen. Thanks to our good friend Christi of Adel Haus German Shepherds for allowing us to have such a special young female.