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FAQs2020-08-14T08:22:07+00:00
How big will my German Shepherd get?2020-08-07T08:29:54+00:00

According to SV breed standard, your dog should be within the following ranges.

Male: Height 60 cm to 65 cm   Weight: 30 kg to 40 kg

Female: Height 55 cm to 60 cm   Weight 22 kg to 32 kg

My dog’s ears are not standing – what can I do?2020-08-07T08:28:43+00:00

If your dog’s ears are not standing by 7-8, please contact us.

What if my dog has HD/ED problems?2020-08-07T08:25:12+00:00

HD/ED problems can ONLY be verified by x-ray. Once your dog has been properly evaluated, please contact us with a copy of your x-ray for further instruction.

When do I need to take my dog for vaccines?2020-08-07T08:24:09+00:00

We recommend consulting your vet for exact vaccination schedules. More information on this can be found in our exclusive Puppy Guide.

My dog has diarrhea, what do I do?2020-08-07T08:23:24+00:00

Diarrhea is one of the most common complaints among dog owners. This could be for various reasons. If your dog has diarrhea, consider the amount of food you’re feeding as well as the type, where your dog has been playing, and any outside stressors. We recommend bland chicken and rice to help settle the stomach. If the diarrhea persists, consult your vet.

How often should I bathe my dog?2020-08-07T08:22:27+00:00

We recommend bathing your dog at least once every 3 months depending on activity, medical conditions, and coat length. If your dog gets dirty in between baths, you can rinse them with water or wipe them off with a damp towel. Spacing out your dog’s baths will allow the natural oils in their skin to come out and helps to prevent dry skin.

What do I use for flea and tick treatment?2020-08-07T08:21:36+00:00

There are several, widely available methods to prevent fleas and ticks. Please consult your vet to learn more about your options.

Should I brush my dog’s teeth?2020-08-07T08:20:23+00:00

Yes, dental hygiene leads to happy and healthy dogs for years to come. Failure to brush your dog’s teeth could lead to serious medical conditions. If you are uncomfortable brushing your dog’s teeth, consult your vet or groomer to see about other options.

What kind of shampoo do you use?2020-08-07T08:19:11+00:00

We use a special groomers shampoo. Gentle shampoos containing oatmeal or coconut oil are generally a good way to ensure your dog’s skin stays healthy during and in between bath-time

How often should I brush my German Shepherd?2020-08-07T08:18:15+00:00

You should brush your German Shepherd daily with a wide toothed, rake-like brush. This will help to limit shedding and will help to keep your house and furniture clear of pet hair.

Types of Food?2020-08-07T08:17:30+00:00

According to our contract, you may feed your dog Barca, Winner Plus or Royal Canin. Any other food must gain approval from Haus Amberg Shepherds.

Can we switch to another food?2020-08-07T08:16:48+00:00

You may feed your dog whatever you like, but without gaining the approval of Haus Amberg Shepherds, it will void your contract. Our recommended food brands have been tested and trialed by us on our own dogs. These food brands have exceeded our expectations and help to produce strong, beautiful dogs.

I already have a vet, do I need to use an EU vet?2020-08-07T08:15:51+00:00

No. You may use any vet of your choosing. However, if there is a problem that arises, we may require you to use one of our recommended vets for verification and treatment options.

If we purchase a Platinum Level dog, do we need to participate in training?2020-08-07T08:14:41+00:00

No, we will handle all training needs for your dog. Once you arrive to pick them up, we will teach you how to handle your new dog.

If I purchase a Platinum dog, will you show me how to properly handle it?2020-08-07T08:13:50+00:00

Yes, absolutely. On your scheduled pick-up date, we will give you a private, 1 hour lesson on how to properly handle your dog.

How do I potty train my dog?2020-08-07T08:12:58+00:00

Potty training begins with a crate and taking your dog outside to use the bathroom. Please refer to your puppy guide for helpful tips and tricks for potty training.

Do you offer training?2020-08-07T08:12:06+00:00

We do offer training. Please feel free to contact us for further pricing and information.

Are the puppies housebroken?2020-08-07T08:10:45+00:00

Based on your chosen star level, your puppy may come to you housebroken (platinum). Anything below Platinum level will not come to you housebroken.  

Are the puppies trained?2020-08-07T08:09:35+00:00

Based on your chosen star level, your puppy may come to you trained (platinum). Anything below Platinum level will not come to you trained.  

Will their color change as they get older?2020-08-07T08:08:40+00:00

Yes, your dog’s color will develop as they grow older. Their tans may turn to a red or deep rusty color. Their black will deepen, and their patterns will be more visible.

Can we name our dog?2020-08-07T08:07:51+00:00

Yes and No. Our litters have a designated letter assigned to them. Their official name will be predetermined before you arrange for their pick-up. This predetermined name will be what is on their SV Pink Papers. We use “call names.” Call names are names given to your dog that are not official, but what they respond to. You may call your dog whatever you so choose. If your dog is a Platinum level dog and is to go through our 10-week training program, you may tell us what your desired call name is, and we will begin teaching the dog their name.

Can we see pictures of the puppies?2020-08-07T08:06:28+00:00

Yes, we will take pictures of the puppies as they are closer to the time of pickup. Until then, we allow nature to take its course and leave mother and babies alone.

Can we come see the puppies?2020-08-07T08:04:54+00:00

No, you are not permitted to see the puppies until your scheduled time of pickup.

Can we see your facility?2020-08-07T08:04:07+00:00

You are welcome to visit our facility at the time of pickup.

Can we see the parents?2020-08-07T08:03:03+00:00

If the parents are on site, we may bring them out, but all information and pictures of the parents can be found on our website as well as on our facebook.

How much is shipping? And what type of shipping is available (Cargo)?2020-08-07T07:52:00+00:00

Shipping is dependent on your chosen method. Cargo shipping will be more expensive as it is generally handled using a third-party company. Costs are determined by the third-party company. If you choose to pick-up your dog and fly back with them as checked baggage, you may be able to cut some costs.

Do you ship your dogs?2020-08-07T07:51:05+00:00

Yes, we ship worldwide.

How much is delivery?2020-08-07T07:48:23+00:00

Delivery is determined by location. Our delivery pricing starts at 200 Euros.

Do you only breed german shepherds?2020-08-07T07:47:37+00:00

No. We breed a special type of malinois as well, but these are generally not for sale to the general public.

When will your puppies be available for pickup?2020-08-07T07:46:47+00:00

Puppies are available for pickup after the age of 8 weeks. 

Do you accept cash for a deposit?2020-08-07T07:45:55+00:00

No, all deposits must be made either using PayPal or bank transfer.

Your price is in EURO. What is this in USD?2020-08-07T07:44:59+00:00

Euro pricing may be converted to your chosen currency by using the daily conversion rate. You can find this rate via google or an app of your choice.

Is the deposit refundable?2020-08-07T07:44:09+00:00

No, all deposits are final and nonrefundable.

How do I place a deposit?2020-08-07T07:43:16+00:00

You may place deposit using our PayPal link here:

https://hausambergshepherds.com/payment/

Alternatively, you may place a deposit via bank transfer.

Is there a waitlist?2020-08-07T07:42:20+00:00

There is a waitlist ordered by the date on which  you placed your deposit.

What is the process to purchase a puppy?2020-08-07T07:41:07+00:00

The first step in our purchase process is to submit a deposit. Your deposit is nonrefundable. After you place your deposit, you will be notified of upcoming litters as well as dogs we may have available.

Are your dogs spayed/neutered?2020-08-07T07:39:45+00:00

No, our dogs are NOT spayed or neutered. We will not spay or neuter a male or female until at least the age of 2 after they are fully developed.

Are your dogs good with children?2020-08-07T07:38:38+00:00

Our dogs are good with people of all ages. They are handled by a multitude of caregivers.

Are your dogs good with other dogs?2020-08-07T07:37:50+00:00

Yes, all of our dogs run in a pack. It is a firm belief of ours that dogs will sort themselves in their own hierarchy. It is your responsibility to continue socialization throughout the entire dog’s life.

What kind of character do your German Shepherds have?2020-08-07T07:36:51+00:00

Our German Shepherds are bred to be courageous and intelligent. They must exude confidence.

Do your dogs hold titles?2020-08-07T07:21:21+00:00

Yes, All of our dogs MUST hold a minimum of IPO/IPG 1 as well as KKL in order to be considered for breeding.

What health tests do you perform on your dogs?2020-08-07T07:19:42+00:00

All breeding males and females must have hips and elbows scanned as well as DNA tracing to ensure pure bloodlines, and full teeth examinations.

Do you test for DM?2020-08-07T07:18:44+00:00

Our German Shepherds are certified healthy by an EU vet.Upon your request, we can have the spine scanned to check more closely for Degenerative Myelopathy.

What is your HD/ED standard?2020-08-07T07:17:41+00:00

The dog is guaranteed by Haus Amberg Shepherds, LLC to have an SV-rating of no less than Noch Zugelassen by 12 months of age (restrictions apply).

What are SV pedigree papers?2020-08-07T07:14:59+00:00

SV Pink Papers or Pedigree Papers are similar to that of the AKC certificate. These papers hold all of your dog’s records such as breed book number, lineage, chip number, and/or any titles held by your dog. The difference between AKC and SV pink papers is that SV pink papers have your dog’s dental records as well as HD/ED and DNA verification sections.

What is an AKC Bescheingung?2020-08-07T07:12:51+00:00

Bescheinigung is German for “Certificate.” This simply means your dog is registered or has the ability to be registered with the AKC. Your AKC certificate will have the information used to track your dog in the AKC’s system such as breed book number, chip number, pedigree information, or any titles held by your dog.

What is the AKC?2020-08-07T07:10:23+00:00

The AKC stands for American Kennel Club. This is comparable to the German SV or the UK’s Kennel Club. The AKC regulates the breed standards as well as competitions for all breeds in the United States.

What is the SV?2020-08-06T12:26:21+00:00

The SV standards for The Verein für deutsche Schäferhunde. This is comparable to the American AKC or the UK’s Kennel Club. The SV regulates the breed standards as well as breeding, testing, and competitions for German Shepherds.

Do you have a health guarantee?2020-08-06T12:25:18+00:00

Yes, our dogs come with a health guarantee. It covers HD/ED and genetic health conditions.

How many dogs do you have?2020-08-06T12:24:08+00:00

We have several locations internationally (Germany and USA), so we have a good number of dogs. Currently we hold a total of about 10 breeding males and females located at our various kennel locations.

Do you sell dogs without papers or discount dogs?2020-08-06T12:22:57+00:00

All dogs will come to you with either AKC or SV registration. We are able to give you an export pedigree to your chosen registration service should you require one (AKC, KC, etc.). Please contact us for further information as to how to acquire an export pedigree. 

Discounted dogs are not a normal practice for our kennel.

Do you have older dogs for sale?2020-08-06T12:21:44+00:00

Yes, we sell all ages of German Shepherds.

What is the cost of your dogs and puppies?2020-08-06T12:20:40+00:00

Our dog’s pricing varies based on each dog’s age, titles, and star level. Please contact us directly for more pricing information.

What are your certifications?2020-08-06T12:19:42+00:00

Both members of our team are graduates from the NePoPo silver and gold school.

Patrick is our lead trainer who has graduated from both NePoPo Silver and Gold school. He also has been e-collar certified in the NePoPo system. He is currently the European Legislative Representative of the IACP and is also a nationally certified helper.

Alishia follows closely behind Patrick and has completed her NePoPo Silver school certification. She is currently scheduled to go to Gold school this year. She is a talented handler who’s love and compassion for dogs and dogsport is unparalleled.

How long have you been breeding and training?2020-04-30T19:56:36+00:00

We have been breeding since 1969. It all started with Patrick’s Grandfather, Johann “Hans” Eiban

Where are you located?2020-04-24T14:11:48+00:00

We are located in Amberg, Bavaria, Germany. Our headquarters are in Austin, Texas, and we have locations in the United States in California and Virginia.

What forms of payment do you accept?2018-06-13T12:28:47+00:00

We accept credit card, debit card, cash (local clients only), PayPal as forms of payment. Please be aware of the  2.9% fee is charged to any debit/credit card payment.

How do I pay for shipping?2020-04-30T19:53:38+00:00

Please visit this page for instructions on how to pay for shipping.

Where are your kennels located?2020-08-07T08:33:43+00:00

We are headquartered in Germany, but have several US locations: South Carolina, New Hampshire and Oklahoma. Are you interested in becoming part of our team? Send us information about you and your experience. 

What is the proper size and weight of my German shepherd dog?2020-04-30T19:53:10+00:00

A German shepherd male 23.6 to 25.6 inches and should range in weight from 66 to 88 lbs. A female is 21.6 to 23.6 inches and 48 to 70 lbs. More info can be found here about height and weight tips.

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