Stone River German Shepherds
                                                                            Meet "STONE!"
Stone is our well established stud dog out at Stone River German Shepherds, our affilitates!
He is very obedient & willing to learn & to please. Nothing much bothers him! He's great in public, but content to hang out at home with his human pack or with his dog pack! He's great around chickens, cats & livestock, & is very gentle! He's a great watchdog when the need arrises, but he's not an agression liability. 
He has been tested negative against DM. 
According to the tests, he can never pass on DM to any of his pups!
He is a black & tan short coat, & weighed 80 lbs at 8 months of age! His father maxed out at 95 pounds.
Stone now ranges at 97-101 lbs as a mature boy & produces male pups as big as 100-120 lbs!
Even though he's already majestic & handsome, he shows promise to continue to blossom & mature!
He has a Penn Hip rating in the 90th percentile, which means, like Salhaus dogs, his hips are better/tighter than 90% of all German Shepherds tested in the United States!
He can produce pups of all colors, including black & tan like himself, solid blue, solid black, blue & tan, as well as white, depending on what colors the female we breed him to, carries. 
He can also pass on short coats & long coats. So far he has mainly produced short coats.
He passes on his wonderful traits to his offspring!
Below are photos of him prior to a year old:
The dogs of Stone River Shepherds are owned by my good friend, Jacque Tulles of Myrtle Point, Oregon. Their litters are home raised by Jacque, her husband Tim, & their grown daughters Courtney & Whitney,  in the same fashion that Salhaus pups are raised, with love in a home setting, and are overseen by Salhaus GermanShepherds.  You can contact myself, Shelley Libby here: 
shelsheps@aol.com or 916-715-6833 
Or you can contact Jacque here: tullesjacque452@gmail.com
Puppy Price $1800
with a full genetic health guarantee  

Shania has been our foundation girl & is now currently retired. But her bloodlines live on in River, her daughter sired by Salhaus Touch of Gold, as well as in her grand daughter Riley.
Shania is a tall girl with a gorgeous blue/red, short coat coming from renowned Backacher Kennels. Her dad is an AKC conformation Champion! Shania comes from a long line of well- bred, gorgeous Shepherds & we are pleased to introduce her lines to the long established Salhaus legacy! As we mentioned, Shania is a BLUE German Shepherd! Her color comes from a gene that dilutes the black pigment thus giving her that blue/gray cast! Blue is a totally accepted color for this breed. There are no health issues or temperament issues associated with a Shepherd of this color! Being blue does not make a Shepherd any less of a dog than black does! It's just another wonderful color that this magnificent breed comes in!  Shania is a happy girl! She doesn't know a stranger & is one of the most confident, discerning, easy-going & stable temperamented Shepherds I've ever met! She just settles into whatever new situation she is confronted with. She gets along great with people & with other animals . . .not shy, not confrontational! She just begs to please! She'll sit at your feet & ask you with her eyes, what she can do for you! Fabulous Girl! Her last litter of pups (crossed to Midas) are turning out to be just what we expect from Salhaus dogs! Shania has been retired from our breeding program, but she is a wonderful puppy sitter for the pups from our younger girls. Her wonderful traits & bloodline lives on in her daughter River, below. Shania is OFA good, hips & elbows. Click here to see her OFA rating here.
 Shania as a 4 month old pup! 
As you can see, she did grow 
into those enormous ears!
  COMMENTS FROM CLIENTS & PICTURES OF PUPS FROM  STONE RIVER'S PAST PUPS:
Blue Girl from Shania's last litter shown at 7 weeks below & then at 7 months to the left.
Her new owners say of their whimsical girl: Meika is so great! We love her so much! 68 whopping lbs at 7 months!
Comments from Blue Boy's owner from Shania's last litter shown at 8 weeks & then at 7 months to the right: We are so in love with Oso.  Everyone agrees that he is the perfect fit for our family & is a perfect addition to our pack.  Oso is constantly getting compliments on his temperment & beauty.  Even at the vet yesterday they said they have never had such a mellow puppy!  Oso is the most amazing addition to our family. He quickly became my son's best friend and filled a whole in my heart left by Lobo (our previous large GSD).  He is truly a love and I can not imagine our world without him.  
Meeting you & your wonderful daughter confirmed we had made the correct choice.  
Always, Christina
Here is a progression of pictures of Black Boy, one of the blue/tan pups in Shania's last litter: Above shown at 5 weeks.
Above & left at 4 months with floppy ears.
Above & left at 5 months with those huge ears finally standing!
Handsome boy!
This is Shania's Pink Girl shown at 5 weeks on the far right. Then below at 8 weeks with "her" new baby. 
See what her new owner says of her: Pink girl is doing great! She slept the entire way home :) She's doing great with the kids! She likes them but is not over excited with them which I LOVE! She pretty much leaves baby Roman alone completely, and that's awesome since he is on the floor a lot. Right now we are working on her learning her name, being gentle with her mouth, and no jumping up on us or the furniture. She's catching on quick! She's already sitting on command! I'll definitely keep you posted :) 
This is Shania's Pink Girl shown 
at 5 months on the far left. See her gorgeous red color! 
Last but not least! This is Purple Girl, now known as River. These pups were so nice that 
Jacque kept this one! It says a lot when a breeder keeps one of their own pups! She will 
be one of Stone's future "wives!" She has been easily trained & is mellow like her mama, 
with a straight back & gorgeous coloring! She lives on the ranch surrounded by 
livestock, chickens, cats, & other dogs. She's just so even tempered! She is shown at 5 weeks on the left & then at 5 months in the other picture. 
  "Oso"
  "Bubba"
  "Siri"
  "River"
  "Dex"
This is Dex, aka Red Boy from the last litter. His owners are thrilled with him. They love his color, temperament & size! He's everything they had hoped for!
  "Meika"
 
Comments from Green Girl's new owner!
Meika is doing wonderful!! She's growing every week. She understands a lot of commands and just wants to play ALL THE TIME! haha. We love her and take her for walks often and she seems to really like it. She completed petsmart training and now we are enrolling her in another program that everyone speaks highly of here. She has a lot of energy and just needs a little more obedience but it’s so hard because all we want to do is play with her too! haha. Also, she loves our pool!! We love her! 
  "Meika"
This is one of Stone's darker male pups out of Salhaus Lizzy. Such a handsome boy with his mother's markings:

Greetings! I am so sorry it's taken me so long, but I wanted to send you an update on "Blue Boy". I have attached a photo of him at about 12 weeks. His name is Ragnar Lothbrok (after the Viking). He is doing really well and is very happy. I have him walking on the leash, he sits on command. We are working on the rest! I'll keep you updated. We plan on taking a photo every month. The one I attached was taken in my studio and I had to photoshop out my boyfriend. LOL
River has served us well & is now retired. Her lines live on in her grand daughter Riley, Above.
River is a daughter of Salhaus Touch of Gold, aka Midas, & Stone River's Shania, below. River comes from a long line of AKC conformation champions on her mom's side from Backacher Kennels & on her dad's side from the long established & well known breeders of the Old Fashioned, straight backed German Shepherds at Salhaus. We are so happy that we have River to carry on this fabulous legacy! River is a mild girl, not easily rattled! She is confident, discerning, easy-going & even tempered.  She gets along great with people & with other animals. Not shy, not confrontational, just like her mama! With Salhaus size behind her & all of the colors she carries from both her mom & dad, she produces black & red pups, black & tan pups, blue & tan pups and  white pups! She's 27" tall & 84 lbs, and is black & just as red as they come!. Big girl, that produces big pups!
She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! 
Penn Hip certified in the 100th percentile! Her hips can't get a higher rating than this! DM negative
  "Ragnar Lothbrok"
Nessa has been retired at the end of 2020. 
She's an amazing dog who has her daughter Opal to carry on her lines.
Nessa is a daughter of the fabulous pair, Salhaus Touch of Gold, aka Midas, & Salhaus Amazing Journey, aka Journey. Nessa embodies all of the qualities that Salhaus strives to produce. She is the perfect embodiment of huge size, great straight or flat back conformation, & she has the most easy going, willing to please, gentle disposition ever! She comes from the long established & well known breeders of the Old Fashioned, straight backed German Shepherds at Salhaus. We are so happy that we have Nessa to carry on this fabulous legacy! Nessa is a mild girl, she just goes with the flow! She is curious & confident, easy-going & even tempered.  She gets along great with people & with other animals. Not shy, not confrontational. With Salhaus size behind her & all of the colors she carries from both her mom & dad, she should produce black & tan pups, black & silver pups, possibly blue pups and possibly white pups! She's 28" tall & 100 lbs, with that old fashioned black & silver coloration. She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! 
Penn Hip certified in the 100th percentile! Her hips can't get a higher rating than this! DM tested

Alder is a gorgeous black & silver daughter from the outstanding pair of Salhaus Touch of Gold, aka Midas, & Salhaus Silver Twilight, aka Bella. Alder embodies all of the qualities that Salhaus strives to produce, in a black & silver coat! She is the perfect embodiment of huge size, great straight or flat back conformation, & she has an easy going, willing to please, disposition! She's a wonderful companion & protector, having a more serious side. She is very expressive & vocalizes (not barkey) , just like her mama Bella, and her grand father Monty! She comes from the long established & well known breeders of the Old Fashioned, straight backed German Shepherds at Salhaus. We were so happy that we have Alder to carry on this fabulous legacy!  She gets along great with people & with other animals. She loves being around our horses! She produced fabulous pups, but just couldn't cut is as a mom. We have other girls to carry on our lines.
She's 27" tall & 80 lbs, with that old fashioned black & silver coloration. 
She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! 
Penn Hip certified in the 100th percentile! 
Her hips can't get a higher rating than this!
DM tested
Alder as a younger dog, playing with Stone on the beach.
Gorgeous blue & red color!
Always wearing a smile!
Pretty Shania!
Meet Riley!
Riley is a gorgeous black & tan (bordering on red) grand daughter from the outstanding pair of Midas (Salhaus Touch of Gold) & Shania (Gemini's Not Just Another Pretty Face). Her sire is Dex, (son of Midas & Shania) who is a gorgeous blue & red boy standing at stud at Sprague's German Shepherds. Riley carries on all of the qualities that Salhaus & Stone River strives to produce! She is the perfect embodiment of size, great straight or flat back conformation, & she has a sweet, and easy going, willing to please, disposition! We are so happy that we have Riley to carry on our wonderful lines!  She gets along great with people & with other animals. With Salhaus size behind her & all of the colors she carries from both her mom & dad & grandparents, she should produce black & tan pups, black & red pups, blues and possibly white pups! She's 27" tall & 75 lbs, with that old fashioned black & rich tan coloration. She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! DM negative.
Penn Hip certified at .25/.33! OFA rated at Good! 
Hips tight in the socket!
Now Retired! Alder is still a young dog & part of our Stone River family, however after having 2 litters, she truly did not like being a mom. So we have spayed & retired her & she will live her life out with us on our ranch! 
                  Current Standing Stud:
                         "STONE!"
Meet Timber!
Timber is a traditional black & tan daughter from the outstanding pair of Midas (Salhaus Touch of Gold) & Cora (Salhaus Encore of Black Magic).  Timber carries all of the qualities that Salhaus strives to produce! She is the perfect embodiment of size, great straight or flat back conformation, & she has a confident, willing to please disposition! We are so happy with the results of her parents, Cora & Midas, that we have kept not only Timber in our breeding program, but also her sister 
Salhaus' Gray Girl! Timber gets along great with people & with other animals. With Salhaus size & temperament behind her, she should produce black & tan pups, black & red pups, blues and possibly white pups! She's 27" tall & was 92 lbs at 11 months, which was her last vet verified weight. She's going over the 100 lb mark! She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! 
Penn Hip certified at .18/.19, which means hips are healthy & are in the socket about as tight as they can get! 
DM tested
  "Our Retired Dogs"
Meet Sheba!
Sheba is a daughter of our very own Stone & River. She is also a grand daughter of our retired pair, Salhaus King Midas & Stone River's Shania. Sheba is the perfect embodiment of great straight or flat back conformation, & she has the most easy going, willing to please, gentle disposition. She is truly an Old Fashioned, straight backed German Shepherd. She's a nice blend of Stone River & Salhaus breeding.  She is curious & confident, easy-going & even tempered.  
She gets along great with people & with other animals. Not shy, not confrontational. She should produce black & tan pups and possibly black & silver pups. She's 27" tall & 65 lbs. She's not one of our bigger girls, but crossed to Bravo her pups will be really nice sized. She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! She is DM negative by parentage.
Penn Hip certified at .26/.26, which means her hips are tight in the socket! 
DM negative
Timber lives with Jacque's daughter Courtney. She's definitely part of our breeding pack, but just 
comes to visit on occasion to romp & play with the other Shepherds, or when it's time for her to meet up with one of our boys, for pups!
Meet Quinn!
Quinn is a daughter of our retired girl River shown below, and our gorgeous boy Stone. Quinn is a mild girl, not easily rattled! She is confident, discerning, easy-going & even tempered.  She gets along great with people, however my husband Tim is her favorite person,  & with other animals. Not shy, not confrontational, just like her mama River & grandma (Shania)! With both Salhaus & Stone River size behind her she will produce big black & tan pups when crossed to our silver boy, Bravo. She's 27" tall & ranges between 75-80 lbs, and she is black & just as red as they come!. She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! 
Penn Hip Certified at .20/.12 which means 
her hips are tight in the socket!
DM negative
​Meet Opal!
Opal is a daughter of our very own Bravo & Nessa. She is also a grand daughter of our retired pair, Salhaus King Midas & Salhaus Journey. Opal is the perfect embodiment of great straight or flat back conformation, & she has the most easy going, willing to please, gentle disposition. She is truly an Old Fashioned, straight backed German Shepherd. She is curious & confident, easy-going & even tempered.  She gets along great with people & with other animals. Not shy, not confrontational. She should produce black & tan pups and possibly black & silver pups. She's 28" tall & 103 lbs. She comes from a long line of good hips, good health & great temperament! 
Penn Hip certified at .20/.15 which
means hips are tight in the socket!
DM tested