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von Schwartz GSD prides itself to be a small kennel, where all of our "babies" get individual attention and live inside the house, as part of the family. Unfortunatly, this provides us without enough "bed space" to keep back enough puppies to sufficiently continue our own, quality bloodline. For this purpose we need loving families who are dedicated to improving the German Shepherd breed to help us with our efforts. If you are considering a von Schwartz German Shepherd, please review our various ownership programs below.

Puppy Raising Program
This is ideal for families or individuals with a lot of time, patience and LOVE. In this situation a family is given a promising puppy to raise until 6mos, 12mos or 18mos. Between 6mos and one year the puppy's hips and elbows will be x-rayed, the puppy's tempernment will be assesed for SchH world and the puppy's structure will be judged in a conformation show. If the above elements are satisfactory, the puppy will join our home, make his/her SchH titles and join our breeding program. The family may then take another puppy to raise. If the puppy fails any of the above elements, the family may choose to keep the puppy as a pet or have us place the puppy. There is little or no cost to the family. All shots will be done by von Schwartz GSD. Cost of food/approved vet care will be reimburst to the family, up until the puppy is accepted into our program, is signed over to the family as a pet or is placed for adoption. To qualify, family must be located in Southern CA, plan to keep the puppy as part of the family, have proper facilities to safely house a dog. Must have a CA drivers license, show proof of residence. Refferences are required. We will make a home visit and provide further education on proper raising techniqes. Obediance training lessons will be available at no cost.

"Foster Owenrship Program"
This is a program ideal for families or individuals looking for a more permanent fostership of a female von Schwartz GSD. In this program, an approved family is given a very promising female puppy or a titled/trained female to love and keep as their own for the majority of the female's life. The family is encouraged to participate in SchH, showing and all aspects of breeding...however, they may choose not to. Once the family is approved for our breeding program, we will breed the female to an approved top quality male. The family may choose to have the litter at their house or have us take the female to have the litter with us. All cost of breeding are covered, if the family chooses to keep the litter at their home, they are supplied with any and all required mateirals. For their time, effort and costs families are given a precentage of each litter profit(litter profit minus our cost). The female will retire at 6-8.5 years old. The female is then spayed and Ownership is then transferred to the foster owner. To qualify, family must be located in Southern CA, plan to keep the puppy as part of the family, have proper facilities to safely house a dog. Must have a CA drivers license, show proof of residence. Refferences are required. We will make a home visit and provide further education on proper raising techniqes. Obediance training lessons will be available at no cost. Families must have proper facilities to avoid accidental breeding.

Co-Ownership
This is ideal for families or individuals with a passion for the German Shepherd breed who plan to be involved in serious show, Schutzhund and breeding. Purchase price of a TOP puppy, cost of show/title/breeding is split between von Schwartz GSD and the co-owner. Litters and Stud Fee Profits are split between von Schwartz GSD and the co-owner. Co-owners may be located in any of the 50 states.
Please contact for more information on these programs!!

Email: vonschwartzgsd@yahoo.com