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Our Thoughts about the German Shepherd Dog, and Why

    The first dog in my memory was a German Shepherd Police Dog. At the early age of four years old, I can remember looking over the balcony into the foyer of our home watching, as my parents talked to two police officers, who had a beautiful German Shepherd K-9 with them. Our neighbor had been followed home from work that night by a man that attempted to break in her door.

I was totally intrigued by the beauty and majesty of the dog! I pursued wanting a German Shepherd for many years, until finally one day my older sister brought home an adult German Shepherd female. She had been given to her by a friend, a police officer, who had used the dog on patrol. The German Shepherd's name was Princess, and we immediately became the closest of friends. So finally at the age of 8, I got my first German Shepherd, and the German Shepherd Dog has been my breed of choice ever since. Princess was my friend, my playmate and my protector.

I have owned many German Shepherds, and each one has demonstrated their neverending devotion, love and friendship for me and my family time and time again. All of the dogs have performed courageously, one young male (Ralph) even saved the life of my six month old daughter, only to be poisoned a few days later by criminals wishing to rob a nearby convenience store. This breed of dog is one that you can count on to be there when you need him.

With this basic knowledge of the breed, I looked to the history of the breedís beginning in Germany in the 1890's to pursue and further my knowledge. Over the past 100 years, the Germans have strived to maintain and/or improve the workability, health, intelligence, beauty, conformation and the overall "spirit" of the German Shepherd Dog. In my opinion, they have succeeded, and their breeding techniques and goals are admirable. The knowledge I have obtained from my research has lead us to become involved with the German Dog Sport, "Schutzhund". In participating in Schutzhund, I have already learned there is much self discipline to be acquired, specific skills to learn, and most important .. one must have patience, both with yourself and with your dog.

About our Kennels

    In the late 1980's, my husband and I relocated from Houston, Texas to a rural area near Somerville, Texas. Our German Shepherds of course, came with us, and after several years of inquiries about our dogs, my husband and I decided that because of our devotion and love for the German Shepherd Dog, and the enjoyment that they give us, that we would build a kennel, and specialize in the breeding of quality German Shepherds.

Our kennel offers AKC (American Kennel Club) registered puppies and young adults. Our breeding program currently gives emphasis to the breeding of top German conformation lines, with future plans to incorporate German working lines into our progam.

It is our belief, that the German Shepherd Dog, unlike any other breed, can wear many different hats and serve many different purposes. Our program has been designed to assist you in determining what you are looking for in a German Shepherd Dog, and to help provide you with the information you need to make that decision.

Our ultimate breeding goal is to produce German Shepherds that are healthy, structurally correct, have sound temperaments, intelligence, and workability. Our breeding stock is either OFA certified or has received the "a" stamp from the German hip certification program, and are from top German and European bloodlines.


Verein fur Deutsche Schaferhunde (SV)
GSDCA - Working Dog Association


Contact Us:
If you would like information about us or our dogs, email us at orumhaus@earthlink.net
Orumhaus Kennels
P.O. Box 27
Somerville, Texas 77879-0027
(979) 596-2019