Upstate New York – Northern New York – Ft.Drum/Watertown – 1000 Islands Area
German Shepherd Dogs have always been part of our family. My parents have been breeding, handling, competing and titling working line German Shepherds long before I was born. More than one dog they produced – Pilot vom Bärenfang, Wotan vom Bärenfang, etc. – became a Legend and went into the history of the breed.
I grew up with dogs like Gildo vom Körbelbach, Olko vom Bärenfang, Satan vom Bärenfang and Garfield vom Bärenfang. Most of my teenage duties revolved around cleaning the kennels, feeding the dogs, exercising, switching them in and out of the runs and socializing the younger dogs.
I’ve been watching my parents train and compete, listening to the stories, learning about dogs, pedigrees and genetics. However, because of us “kids” my parents focused more and more on the horses instead of dogs and so the “Gestuet Neuschloss” was born.
My husband, an American Soldier, and I have relocated to the US in December 2010. We have built a small breeding program of our own with our foundation bitch Nala vom Kassler Kreuz and our foundation male Yukon vom Baerenfang. Nala has been retired as a breeding female after her second litter and Yukon has gone to the Rainbow Bridge at 12 years of age.
We have kept Athos from our A litter and Bruna from our B litter. Both have been selected to carry forth the legacy my parents have once started.