Who We Are. . .
We are dedicated admirers of the German Shepherd, located on the West Coast of the US, in a semi rural setting, perfect for raising this magnificent breed of dog. We have owned and loved German Shepherd Dogs for the last 30 years. Our first introduction to this breed was through a 3/4 GSD mix we called Timber. She was so awesome in her temperament, size, obedience and loyalty that we knew there would be no other breed for us than the GSD. Although Timber was spayed at an early age and never bred, our family of GSD's has grown. 

Since our first positive experience with this breed, our goal has been to produce the ultimate GSD, with temperament & health at the top of the list. We pride ourselves in having awesome size, temperament and health in all of our dogs. We breed for an oversized dog, with a straight back. Some of our females through the years have weighed up to and over 100 pounds! With an average being 80-90 pounds. Our males have topped that weight, and generally reach at least 100 lbs, but generally go over that. Although we pride ourselves with this large size, we never compromise the integrity of the structure and health of the dog. Their health and temperament are equally impressive. We produce a nice "pet" GSD, as the size of our dogs disqualifies them from the smaller conformation show dogs.

We have been breeding GSD's for 25+ years.  Our dogs are very versatile in their abilities.  The majority of our pups have gone into pet homes where they live out long, wonderful lives being the ultimate family companion.  Even though our GSD's are primarily pets, they have the capability to do just about anything that is asked of them.  For instance, we have had quite a few of our pups go as search & rescue dogs, therapy dogs, & service utility dogs for the handicapped or physically impaired. Coupled with the eagerness to please & the easy going temperament that we strive for, as well as the large size that comes from our lines, they make the perfect dog for whatever the need be.

My daughter, my husband & myself have comprised "Salhaus German Shepherds" for the past 25 + years. But we have a new addition to Salhaus & to our family. Our daughter was recently married to a wonderful young man. So now he & our daughter are "combining forces" to continue helping us produce the outstanding dogs we've become known for, all these years. See my beautiful kids below & also a picture of the "senior members" of Salhaus (my husband & myself.)

Our beloved GSD mix,Timber. If it weren't for her, we would have never come to know this wonderful breed!
Irish and Keisha (left & center), our 2 foundation purebred girls pictured along with Timber, on the right.
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With my husband, who has
supported me all these years in
my dog breeding efforts.
My daughter, without whom I
could not have produced these wonderful dogs for all these years. She's been my right hand puppy socializer since our first litter when she was just 9 months old! Now with her hubby, continuing the Salhaus tradition.
Holding a cluster of my precious 4 week old pups!
Helping take the pressure off of one of our girls & her litter of 12 pups!
Bottle feeding & bonding with a 2-1/2 week old pup! We do whatever it takes!
We are located centrally in the Pacific Northwest so we can accomodate puppy interest along the northern pacific coastline states, including Washington, Oregon & California.
You can email me here:
shelsheps@aol.com
Or you can call me here:
916-715-6833