ment is as soft as they come. She embodies everything we've come to know & love from this incredible line. She is a great grand daughter to Irish-the best female we ever had the pleasure of sharing our lives with. V is our "Irish" all over again, in size & already showing that wonderful maternal instinct, coupled with a very calm temperament. Irish was a whopping 136 lbs & lived to the ripe old age of 12. We still miss her dearly.
She was the most huge & loving, nurturing dog that we have ever had. She "raised" all of our young adults & got along with people & animals, alike. She would take on any orphaned puppy or kitten as her own. She has passed that incredible temperament & maternal instinct on to all girls related to her.
Her loyalty to me was unsurpassed. We are so glad to have her line carried on in our girls. Varuka has an OFA hip rating of "good."
Meet "Salhaus Sweet Varuka Salt," aka "Varuka or V." V is a huge girl standing at 29", 118 lbs. She has a massive presence & is commongly mistaken fora a male time & again, due to her size, but her tempera-
A Tribute To Irish
The ever faithful "Shepherd" of the pups, keeping a watchful eye, lending her stability of character & instilling it in future generations in the way of grand pups & great grand pups.
Even in her old age, she acted like a pup & enjoyed life to the full.
Lending a watchful eye over a young Juju.
Patiently putting up with our playful Exotic Shorthair, "Echo."
We are sorry to say that we lost Irish early in 2004. We miss her dearly, but have her wonderful temperament & great looks living on in her grand daughter Juju & her great grand daughter, Varuka.
This is "Salhaus Sweet Irish Finesse" aka "Fiona." "Fi" is a heavy boned daughter out of an out-crossed, nice white male & our 118 lb Varuka. (To see Fiona's father, click "here.") "Fi" is a great, great grand daughter of our 136 lb Irish. She has her GG grandmother's name as keepsake. At the vet for her OFA prelim at 10 months, she weighed a pleasing 86 lbs! She has topped out at 92 lbs & has carried on the Salhaus oversized tradition. She has already produced fantastic litters for us with both of our boys. Fiona is a very easy going girl & like her mother, is very sweet. We are very proud of the way Fiona has turned out. She has an OFA rating of "good."
Very square, just like her mama Varuka!
Thick neck & chest
Our Retired Girls
This is "Salhaus Mustang Sally V Sprague" aka "Pony." Pony is a bi-black grand daughter (from Spragues GSD's) out of our very own Dragon. She is a great grand daughter of our 136 lb Irish as well as a great grand daughter of our first blue German Shepherd named Gracie from 10 years ago. Needless to say, Pony comes from lots of original Salhaus dogs from years back. I love looking in her eyes & knowing that so many of our old "friends" from years past are looking back at me. With the dark faced Shepherds, they sometimes have a more menacing look, but Pony is as happy as they come! She's got sweet, clownish ways about her. . .not a mean bone in her body, although she is a good watch dog, as she should be. She definitely lets us know when there's a stranger about. She's a happy girl & wants to please. At 8 months, she weighed 76 lbs! Now as an adult at 106 lbs, she has carried on the Salhaus oversized tradition by producing both male & female pups weighing up to & over 100 lbs! We are very pleased with the way Pony is turning out. She loves people & does great with kids & other dogs. Hips xrayed at good.
This is "Salhaus Silver Twilight" AKA Bella weighing in at 95 whopping lbs! She is a daughter from our very own 130 lb mild stud dog Monty. Her mother is Fiona, our 96 lb girl who is 6 generations down from our original breeding pair. (Read about Fiona below & Bella's grandmother Varuka too.) Bella lives with our daughter & son in law. Bella comes to visit & loves to get to romp & play with the rest of the our dogs while she is here. She is full of life & is very loving, as well as protective & predictable, just as the rest of our own dogs are. Bella takes her "job" of protecting our daugher & son in law, very seriously. She is very loyal to them without being overly agressive or a liability. She's easy going but can be serious when the need arises. She's got the classic Salhaus straight backed stance & the traditional muzzle & saddle-back markings, while being a GORGEOUS black & silver! She's super tall & she's filled out nicely with her weight matching her height. At her last weighing, she's a whopping 90 lbs! Since her dad is Monty, she has been bred to Diesel as well as to Midas for her litters. They produce blk/silver & blk/cream/tan pups! Their pups have been exquisite! Her daughter Alder is continuing on her wonderful line for us. She has a Penn Hip rating of 34/37 which means tight hip sockets & she is rated in the 70th percentile meaning her hips are better than 70% of all German Shepherds evaluated.
Happy Girl! Gorgous silver color!
Huge head, straight back!
Straight back, thick build, huge head!
Play day with Bella near the beach!
Look at her run! Half the time she brings the stick, the other half she wants YOU to bring the stick! LOL!
Meet Salhaus Lizzy of Black Magic. . .AKA "Lizzy." She is a wonderful blend of Salhaus & Black Magic lines. It is so important that my girls can be traced back to our original pair of Salhaus German Shepherds from over 20 years ago. . .to our whopping 136 lb foundation female, Irish & our original 120 lb stud dog, Canaan. Each & every one of my girls here come from my own lines. I have either owned or personally known each dog that is in my girls' pedigrees. We don't just randomly breed a purebred pair just because they're purebred & they are the same breed! Having girls from my original pair gives me the ability to let my buyers know exactly where looks, health & temperament come from. We LOVE Lizzy! She's almost my "Irish reincarnate" in looks & personality! She's fun-loving & gentle, almost clown-like in her love of play! She definitely can be protective when the need be, but she's also very trustworthy & level-headed. She's totally non-dog-aggressive & is so calm with other people. She's got the classic Salhaus straight backed stance & super thick build! At 2 years she's a whopping 113 lbs, coming from a long line of Salhaus oversized dogs. She has been Penn Hip certified at 35/42, which means hips tight in the sock. She is in the 50th percentile group, which means she has average hips for a German Shepherd. So far by her track record, she produces pups with hips better than hers!
Even in the traditional Shepherd stance, her hips are not dropped! Beautiful top-line!
Happy, heavy-built girl!
This is "Salhaus Piper of Black Magic" aka "Piper." She comes to us from Wendy & Lewie of East Coast Black Magic GSD's. Black Magic & Salhaus GSD's share very similar bloodlines & have the same breeding goals. Piper can be traced back to our original pair of Salhaus German Shepherds from over 20 years ago, to our very own 136 lb female, Irish & our original stud dog, Canaan. She also has heritage from the dogs at Ardtalamcu Shepherds in Scotland & from Spragues GSD's. We are proud to have Piper in our breeding program. She is full of life & curiosity. Not much escapes her notice. She's fun-loving & gentle. She definitely can be protective when the need be, but she's also very trustworthy & level-headed. She's got the classic Salhaus straight backed stance & the traditional muzzle & saddle-back markings. She has matured out at 88 lbs, coming from a long line of oversized dogs. She has a good OFA rating.
Straight Back & Square!
As classic & beautiful as they come!
This is "Salhaus Amazing Journey" aka Journey, weighing in lean, at 114 whopping lbs! Journ is a daughter from our very own 106 lb bi-black female Pony. She is a distant cousin, related to all my girls above. She comes from our original pair of Shepherds from over 20 years ago! Her father is an amazing dog named Saber. You can see him here. Journ is just what we expect from our long line of Salhaus dogs. She's big, straight backed, has a zest for life & loves us, her human family. She is also protective & predictable, just as the rest of our dogs are. She's got the classic Salhaus straight backed stance with the classic black & tan saddle back markings & muzzle! Not at all what you would expect out of her almost solid black mama! Her current weight is 114. So she's way over the high end of what female German Shepherds should weigh, with the scale being 45 - 65 lbs for females. She has been bred to Midas for her past litters. They will blk/tan & blk/silver pups & even white pups! We had fabulous pups out of her mother Pony & our stud dog Diesel. She has been Penn Hip certified at 23/29 & in the 90th percentile which means her hips are better than 90% of German Shepherds in the US! Her daughter Puddin, is continuing her wonderful heritage for us!
Classic markings, straight back, epitomy of what a Shepherd should be.
Smiling for the camera! Gorgeous!
This is "Salhaus Encore of Black Magic" AKA Cora weighing in at 110 whopping lbs! Her grandparents are our old faithful dogs Monty & Varuka! She is a daughter from Black Magic's Karma, a huge darker marked girl who embodies all the traits that we have here in our Salhaus dogs. So Cora has huge size behind her & she will pass on that massive size to her pups! We raised Cora in the house with us, & at 110 lbs & being a moose of a dog, she still thinks she is the 20 lb puppy that started out in our family room with us! LOL! She is full of life & is very loving, as well as protective & predictable, just as the rest of our dogs are. She's easy going & loves life & people, but can be serious when the need arises. She's got the classic Salhaus straight backed stance with the darker markings! She's super tall, with a huge head, & she's filled out nicely with her weight matching her height. She will be paired with either Midas, our huge Salhaus boy, or with "teddy bear" Stone from Stone River German Shepherds. They will produce traditional blk/tan pups, and possibly blk/silver pups, & even blue pups! She has a Penn Hip rating in the 70th percentile, meaning her hips are better than 70% of all German Shepherds evaluated. We are so excited to have her in our breeding program!
Big, thick girl!
Straight backed, perfect conformation!
Heavy, square build! 110#'s!
This is "Salhaus Proof is in the Pudding" aka Pud, weighing in lean, at 80 lbs! Pud is a daughter from our very own 114 lb female, Journey. She is a distant cousin, related to all my girls past & present. She comes from our original pair of Shepherds from over 20 years ago! Her father is Stone, a very classic & easy going male out at our partners, Stone River German Shepherds. Pud is just what we expect from our long line of Salhaus dogs. She's quite tall & straight backed, has a zest for life & loves us, her human family. She is also protective & cautious, just as the breed should be. She's got the classic Salhaus straight backed stance with the classic black & tan saddle back markings & muzzle! She is a carbon of her mother Journey. She will be bred to Midas for her upcoming litters. Resulting pups will be blk/tan & blk/silver, blue & even white pups! We had fabulous pups out of her grandmother Pony & from her mother Journey. She has been Penn Hip certified at 22/22 & in the 95th percentile which means her hips are better than 95% of all the certified German Shepherds in the US! She has an OFA rating of "good."