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 Breeders of German Shepherd Dogs in Western Cape, South Africa


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We have been breeding German Shepherd Dogs since the early 1990's.  We are a relatively small kennel and believe in breeding quality as opposed to quantity having a limited number of litters per year. Temperament is very important to us and we strive for a good balance between breed and working abilities.

As evidence of our success we can proudly claim to be the first kennel in the Western Cape to bring home the Youth Siegerin Trophy and to breed a bitch to be judged VA. We were also the first local kennel to breed a bitch which ran first in the show ring and qualified at the International Schutzhund Championships held overseas. I think we have every reason to be proud of our achievements in the breeding field.  

Our foundation bitch 'MAJUTA WISPER' produced the first Western Cape VA in 'DELIA OF RYDENE' (Bobby Aus Agrigento).   'DELIA' gave us 'ODETTE OF RYDENE'  (Xavier von der Kahle Heide) who although not running a VA did very well in the show ring and gave us 'YOGI OF RYDENE' (Aiko v/d Weidenstrasse) who ran VA2 at the Federations National Show in 2006.   This shows the continuity of strength and balance in our lines and in our opinion is what the German Shepherd Dog should be.   YOGI's sire, AIKO VON DER WEIDENSTRASSE, was the first son of twice world champion URSUS VON BATU to stand at stud in South Africa and we were very fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to purchase him.  He was with us from the age of 2 years and stamped his progeny with his class which they in turn are passing on. Sadly he died in 2009 at the age of 12 years.

We have had progeny from both ODETTE and YOGI to the GSD Federation's 2008 & 2009 VA1, THOMSEBO NIMBUS, and are very pleased with the results. 

ODIN OF RYDENE and ORA OF RYDENE, a son and daughter of the NIMBUS/YOGI mating did very well at the GSD Federation's National show in 2010.   ODIN took the Vice-Youth Sieger trophy (18-24 month males) and ORA placed 9th out of 35 bitches in the 18-24 month  bitch class.   On the strength of this showing there has been much interest in using ODIN as a Stud dog and his progeny is looking very promising.   At the 2012 GSD Federation's National show in April 2012 he was judged VA7 by a top German SV judge, Herr Rudiger Mai.   We were thrilled as the dogs placed in front of him were imported German dogs.    

Thomsebo Nimbus carrying the Danish & South African flags

German shepherd carrying flags in his mouth

Nimbus won the 2009 GSD Federation's National Show. He did a 'lap of honour'. He is a really super dog - beautiful smooth topline, very masculine in appearance, steady and confident. He has a superb temperament and is the sort of dog that has it all - he looks terrific and is a Schutzhund 3 dog which shows that he works very well too. Most of the imported stud dogs go to Johannesburg but Nimbus' owner got to know us at the Nationals and was looking to expand his interests to Cape Town so asked us if we would stand him.  Needless to say we were delighted.



dog learns how to attack a criminal


 One of our dogs demonstrating attack work

Puppies are sometimes available to approved homes. 

THOMSEBO NIMBUS and ODIN OF RYDENE are available for stud duties to approved bitches.

The legal stuff

Our puppies are registered with GDFSA. We give the buyer a registration certificate. There are breeding restrictions.