German Shepherd Puppies; Distinctly West German, Uniquely American
100% German Bloodlines,
 Breeding to a higher standard! 

Outstanding Companion and Family Protection dogs; Herding, Performance and Service Dogs are all our Specialty. 
We train/work/title our dogs as well as health test.

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Show puppies by Anatomy; Loyal Companions and Protection by Nature; Health and Longevity by good genetics; and proven by Health Testing Certifications. Brought to you by a thoughtful knowledgeable trusted breeder of over 45 years. Breeders of the finest quality Schutzhund/IPO titled & Breed Surveyed German Shepherds in the United States. Our breeding program maintains the integrity of the German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the ideal human-canine bond. 

Our Merkel Geneology is from
Haίloch, Germany

We are published in these books

Haus Merkel
   Breeder Name: Dyan Merkel
   Location: North Texas
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   Hip/Elbow Certifications: Yes
   Degenerative Myopathy Certifications: Yes
   Thyroid tests: Yes
   CERF tests: No

   Titles/certifies breeding stock in discipline?: Yes

   Raises breeding stock from puppies: Yes
   Titles dogs bred on premise:  Yes
   Imports titled breeding stock: Yes
   Buys from other Breeders:  NO MORE!

   Has trained in Schutzhund: Yes
   HOT from puppy to SchH3: Yes
   HOT and bred to SchH3: Yes

   Show ratings: Yes
   Breed survey: Yes

   V Putz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a
   V Ulla vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a
   V Zessa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, IPO3, Kkl1a
   V Riesa vom Haus Merkel SchH2, Kkl 1a
   V Puma vom Haus Merkel SchH2, Kkl 1a
   V Emma vom Haus Merkel SchH1, Kkl 1a
   SG Wickie vom Haus Merkel IPO1 a
   SG Vessa vom Haus Merkel IPO1 a
   SG1 Clar vom Haus Merkel SchH1 a
   Ch Merkel's Opium SchH1
   V Merkel's Arletta SchH1, a
   SG, VP2 Nixe vom Haus Merkel BH, AD, a
   SG Feli vom Haus Merkel BH, AD, a
   Ch Merkel's Leica UDT, OFA
   Merkel's Leibchen Shiloh UDT, OFA
   Ch Merkels Sangria UDT, OFA
   United States Grand Victrix
   Ch Merkels Vendetta  ROM, OFA
   Ch Merkel' Quaestor CD, ROM, OFA
   Ch Merkel's Essence UD, OFA
   Merkel's Coda vom Jennerick CDX, OFA
   National Certified Search & Rescue
   Lieb vom Haus Merkel OFA,
   National Obedience Winner
Ch Merkel's Cut Up of Timmee UDT, OFA
   Certified United States Service Dog
   Bryn vom Haus   Merkel CGC, OFA
   Certified United States Service Dog
Fred vom Haus Merkel
   Ch Merkel's The Cutting Edge OFA
   Ch Merkel's Virtual Reality OFA
   Ch Merkel's Tequila CD, OFA
   Ch Merkel's Sante Fe OFA
   Merkel's Spellbound ROM,
   Merkel's Emma ROM , OFA

   Merkel's Estes CD, near ROM
   2009 Annual Achievement Award Recipient
   Ch Merkel's Heart's are Wild
   Ch Merkel's Heart to Heart CD, OFA
   World Sieger Larus von Batu SchH3 Kkl 1a
   World Sieger Zamp vom Thermodos SchH3, Kkl 1
   World Sieger Yasko vom Farbenspiel SchH3,Kkl 1a
   VA Dux della Valcuvia SchH3, Kkl1a


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My beloved mother
(Dorothy Conner Merkel Obituary)
Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.  Always on my mind forever in my heart!


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Calorie Content (calculated):
ME 3894 kcal/kg;429 kcal/cup

Formula for Active Dog & Puppies contains high levels
of Proteins and Energy with only 30% carbohydrates! This super premium food is naturally formulated with added vitamins, minerals and other additives that work
together to support a strong and healthy immune and digestive system. As with all Victor dog foods, this formula is free from Corn, Wheat, Soy or Glutens and is also made using GMO Free. Dogs love the all natural flavor of this super premium food



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Canine body language

THIS is why you do not walk your dogs on asphalt or concrete in the summer. If you see someone walking their dogs on asphalt or concrete, PLEASE educated them and get the pet to cooler ground. Original post was from Pet Ambulance Victoria

This should be sent to all the veterinarians including the specialists!


We have received two notices. (1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog parks in Chicago and Massachusetts (see pic). (2) from some friends that in Augusta Maine dog park, antifreeze is being found in doggie water bowls. Please beware and be careful and PLEASE SHARE and spread the word

Ever wonder where puppy mill dogs come from? Here's an example. Many get cooked alive in the sun and freeze to death in the winter. If you purchase your dog from a pet store, I can guarantee your "AKC" certified dog came from a place like this.  This one is even better than the ones  I saw in Iowa and Missouri!

Do you recognize she is a Yorkie?
Please do not purchase your pet from a Pet shop, Backyard breeder or Commercial Puppy Mill.

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"The man who rears a dog must complete what the breeder began..." Max v. Stephanitz; Father of the German Shepherd Dog


"Fun at the Beach"

"Fun at Work"

This is a real combination of symptoms that spells out EMERGENCY. These are the classic symptoms of a condition referred to as "bloat" - a dog that is pacing, restless and has unproductive attempts to vomit.

This is a common problem in large breed deep-chested dogs but can also occur in smaller dogs.

Basically what happens is this - the stomach twists causing the blood supply to the stomach to be compromised then leads to tissue death. As tissues are damaged, toxins are released and a sequence of events occurs that if left untreated, leads to death.

If you ever notice these symptoms in your dog, call your local veterinarian or emergency clinic as soon as possible.

This is a condition that is fairly common and often occurs in the evening or nighttime hours. It is also a very expensive condition to treat.  READ MORE...


Dealing with Excessive Barking

The first step to stopping barking is to understand why it is happening. Dogs bark for all kinds of reasons, including anxiety, boredom and/or loneliness. Sometimes they bark just because it feels good.  Luckily, most dogs will respond to one or other intervention to curtail their barking. Whether you simply bring an outdoor dog inside or take the time to apply behavior-modification techniques, you can cause a dog to be less of a nuisance and to be more socially acceptable.

Removing Skunk Odor

No need for the tomato juice. Use a mixture of 10 parts hydrogen peroxide to 1 part baking soda. Add a dash of degreasing dishwashing soap and pour into a spray bottle. Spray liberally over dry coat and allow to air dry. Avoid eyes. Works on other objects, too!

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"I wanted to tell you that I have ALWAYS wanted a shepherd that would do the typical shepherd heel and focus solely on me while heeling.   I LOVE that look where they are just beside you looking at your face to see what you want them to do.  I have tried and tried with my other two German Shepherds...   BUT this girl is totally different.  When we are playing or she knows we are not “working” she does her own thing, even on leash.  But tell her to HEEL and she’s right there, watching me like I’m her world!  Awesome.  We stop and she sits, it’s amazing to me at not even 4 months of age she has it.  Tickled to death!!!"  Frances Huff Jones  Oleanna vom Haus Merkel's just won VP2 at the 2014 GSDC Sieger Show in St.Louis with a large puppy class.

Scroll down to see our youngsters with the breed type we strive for.
Another Stunning Black and Red
Haus Merkel German Shepherd Female
Gitta vom Haus Merkel
(HealthTested for Hip, Elbow, Knees
Cardiac and DM Free by lineage!)
Photo at 12 months of age

Service Dog Bryn


Service Dog Fred

"Excellent handler, excellent Dog my favorite of the day-pure class"
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The dog shown above has been shared around FB so I wanted to share it with you.  The handler is outstanding as is the dog.  Beautiful Working Conformation Show line (VA/V) dog.  The ideal structure of this dog allowed him to keep good rhythm in the heel position and his timing with the chair was like poetry in motion.  His confidence and courage and her control of her dog for the protection was excellent.  Job well done!


Support the breeders who work hard to breed this ideal dog,  not the ones who capitalize on others hard work and short change this noble breed by backyard breeding and running puppy mills.  The puppy buyer is the one who has the most influence on this breed.   Support the hard working, knowledgeable good breeders versus the opportunists.

Dyan Merkel of Haus Merkel German Shepherds has over 44 years of preserving and advancing  the German Shepherd Breed.  As Independent Professional Breeders with a passion for the German Shepherd Breed we have gained intricate knowledge of German Shepherds through many years of hard work and study. Commercial breeders, puppy mills and backyard breeders are only interested in profit and not the welfare of the breed or the individual dogs in their care.  We as Professional German Shepherd Breeders care not only for the welfare of the individual dogs we own but dedicate our lives to promote the German Shepherd Breed for everyone to enjoy.

The German Shepherds of Haus Merkel that comprise our World Class breeding stock speak for themselves; all are 100% West German bloodlines, VA/V, SchH1, 2 or 3 and all with the highest Breed Survey Koerklasse 1.  It is important for us to maintain the integrity of our dogs through  strong working ability, stable character, temperament, sound structure and solid nerves. All these virtues are  characteristic of what we strive for in our breeding program.
Haus Merkel German Shepherds have also been selected based on their temperament, performance, health, hardiness, longevity and anatomy. With every breeding it is our goal to improve the breed.   Below are some of the dogs we have bred over the years. 

V Pόtz vom Haus Merkel SchH3, Kkl 1a

SV Certified Hips & Elbows normal,  OFA: Degenerative Myopathy, Patellas, Cardiac, Thyroid. Temperament Tested, Courage Tested, Endurance Tested, Tracking, Protection and Obedience titled.  Proven Producer of Schutzhund titled/SG1 progeny.


V Emma vom Haus Merkel IPO1, Kkl 1a

V Puma vom Haus Merkel SchH2, kl 1a
(OFA HealthTested for Hip, Elbow, Knees,
Cardiac, Thyroid and Degenerative Myopathy!)

SG1 Clδr vom Haus Merkel AD, BH, SchH1, 'a'
(OFA HealthTested for Hip, Knees,
Cardiac, Thyroid and Degenerative Myopathy!)

V2 Zessa vom Haus Merkel AD, BH, SchH2, IPO3, KKl 1a

SG Feli vom Haus Merkel BH 'a'

Jewel vom Haus Merkel Photo@ 22 months
Putz daughter

Gitta vom Haus Merkel
(HealthTested for Hip, Elbow, Knees
Cardiac and DM Free by lineage!)
Photo at 12 months of age

14 month old female (Photo taken 4/16)
'Hδzel vom Haus Merkel'
(Health Tested for Hip, Elbow, Knees
Cardiac and DM Free by lineage!)

14 month old female (Photo taken 3/25)
'Hera vom Haus Merkel'

13 month old female (Photo taken 4/14)
'Jewel vom Haus Merkel'

12 month old German Shepherd Female (Photo taken 2/14)
Frankie vom Haus Merkel

9 Month old Male (Photo taken 2/14)
'Kurt vom Haus Merkel'

We also IMPORT titled adults.  Click here to view previous imports...



Dyan Merkel & Ron Fowler in San Diego/Gig Harbor Washington. 
A special thanks for to Ron Fowler for helping my dream come true with the purchase of 
3x high V at the German Sieger Shows Spitzen V Peco vom Basilisk SchH3, Kkl 1a.


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