We have been raising German Shepherds under the kennel name of
“Broomeacres” since 1980.
In those years we have been very active in many different dog activities, below are some of our personal accomplishments, these are all dogs we have owned, trained and handled ourselves:
-13 consecutive years RCMP certified Search and Rescue dog team, with 2 different dogs.
-Championship show titles, on many different dogs.
-Numerous CKC obedience titles on different dogs, including high in trials.
- German Shepherd Dog club of Canada Register of Merit female.
-Breeder/ owner/ Handler of Winner - Best in Maturity specialty and on to Select title in Ontario.
- Many CKC tracking titles on different dogs.
-Multiple Schutzhund titles on numerous dogs, including high in trials.
- Canine Good Neighbor title.
-scent detection titles.
AND WE HAVE:
- Head trainer and helper for the North Island Schutzhund Dog Club for years.
- Certified helper for Canadian Schutzhund Club.
- Visitation dog evaluator for St. John’s service dogs.
-Obedience class instructor.
Tracking class instructor.
K9 scent work instructor.
- Private trainer for “problem” dogs.
-Sport scent detection judges.
- We have also attended many seminars, work shops and courses, as well as putting on seminars and work shops ourselves.
Thank you to all of our new "puppy people" we have met this year. We couldn't ask for better homes for our kids! It was a real fun year, and we have met many new friends....and thank you to all of our old ones also!!...I mean the families from before....not OLD ones...We love all your calls, emails and pictures! we just love the pictures and stories of the pups being bad!
Because we have Puppy people friends starting 34 years ago, every year we also have some of the not so happy emails telling us about our "kids" who have passed on. Trust me, they never go without tears, even here in front of my computer. I always go back and see the pictures of them as puppies. This year we saw 4 that were almost 15! We had 8 families come to get their 2nd, 3 rd and even 5th puppy from us!!! There is no greater feeling of success that when a family comes back for their next puppy! THANK YOU.
The last couple of years we have been working with people and groups who need service dogs. We have dogs that visit in hospitals, hospices, are companions for wounded soldiers, work at schools for autistic children, and family service dogs . I remember when I received the email from my friend in Boston with a picture of one of our dogs ...the two of them were at the memorial associated with the Boston bombings doing therapy work. The caption read "Breyer and myself listening to the bells chiming at the memorial"
These are REAL working dogs!
MAY THIS NEXT YEAR BE A REAL GOOD ONE FOR ALL OF YOU! BE HAPPY, HAVE FUN AND GIVE THOSE BROOMEACRES KIDS A KISS FROM US!!!!
HEATHER , DOUG AND THE OTHER KIDS HERE!!
It all started in a mall in Vancouver around 1963. I was 5 years old. There was a dog, a German Shepherd, and his name was “Littlest Hobo". I was there with my grandmother when we saw him. I turned to her and asked if I could get his paw print. Later as we were going home I told my grandmother that some day I was going to have German Shepherds……..
Wow, did I ever!
You can imagine how thrilled I was when my friend, Lynn, gave me the sign that hung on the fence of the owner and trainer of the littlest hobo's!! Yes, she lived right beside Chuck Eisenmann, owner and trainer of the Hobo's!!!! When Chuck moved he said he didn't want the sign, so Lynn's father took it. It was in their shop for many years. When she heard I loved the Hobo's she dug it out, along with pictures of the dogs in training!! The sign now hangs above my fireplace in the living room and reads:
LONDONVILLE...HOME OF THE HOBO'S
Thank you for your interest in our “kids” I have been lucky enough to have German Shepherds in my live since 1980.
My two daughters grew up with German Shepherds, and now my grand children. Just the other day I watched as my 4 year old grandson, Jesse, decided that "SWADE" (Slade) should go in a crate because Jesse wanted to play with his toys by himself. He called Swade, told him "crate" Slade went in, and Jesse closed the door! Jesse helps do the chores, has his very own pooper scooper and loves giving the dogs their "vitiiiimins"
I met my husband , Doug, in 1986 when he came to buy a puppy from me. Whow, talk about luck!! He loves German shepherds, kids, living in a "gated zoo community"...(hehe) and I got the puppy back!!!!
We have enjoyed many happy times with the dogs, and have gone through sad times together also.
Our goal is to breed puppies with sound minds and healthy bodies combined with balanced temperaments, and that noble look. This combination makes the total package for a great German Shepherd, allowing them to become loyal companions, protective friends, beautiful family pets, and great working and sport dogs.
Over the years of breeding dogs we have learned many things, but one of the most important is that having a dog as part of your family is a great and rewarding experience. Everyone should feel the love and devotion that a canine companion can bring into their lives. Another thing we have learned is we will breed for what we want, not what some judge wants to see, or breed because this dog has that title, or this title. All of our dogs are valued family members and receive the love and attention they deserve. We raise only a few litters a year so the puppies will receive the attention and socialization that is so important in their early development. It also allows us to spend time with each litter and watch them grow and develop into their own personalities so when it is time for the new families to get their new puppy we can pick the right match for them. We temperament test our puppies from day one, and by the time they are ready to go we know them very well!
All of our dogs are OFA or German stamped certified clear of hip and elbow dysplasia. All puppies will be CKC registered, micro-chipped, tattooed, de-wormed, vaccinated, vet checked and come with a written guarantee, as well as 6 weeks insurance. You will also receive a 5 generation pedigree along with a photo album, lots of fun info on puppy stuff and a health record of the puppy. We provide continuous after sales support and assistance to all of our shepherds and puppy buyers, and feel honored when these people come back for their second puppy. We have one family who bought a puppy from our very first litter and have now owner 5 of our dogs!
Our puppies are born in our house where we can constantly watch over and monitor their growth and development. We have a video camera in the whelping room so we can watch the mother and puppies without always disturbing them. Once they are 5-6 weeks old, they are allowed to be outside in our big covered kennel runs so they get to interact with the adult dogs and see the big wide world. We believe that lots of handling, attention, love and socializing is essential for our pups. We spend many hours walking down Main street Courtenay and standing in front of busy stores with our pups!
A deposit is recommended. A non refundable deposit of $300 is required to hold a puppy for you. This can be transferred to another litter should there not be a suitable pup in the current litter. Deposits are taken on a first come first serve bases. The deposit will go toward the total price of the puppy. We do not have a "Puppy Buyers Questionnaire" for you to fill out. We would rather talk to you and find out lots of things about you and exactly what you want in a pup. We do need to talk to you, even if its over the phone because sometimes its not possible to meet in person. However, we have had families fly out to visit, then put a deposit down, and that is great!!!
Sometimes with the internet, emails seem to take over....emailing is just not the same as talking to someone!
We have returned deposits and denied people from buying our pups.
Sometimes we will take a deposit before we really get to know someone, and that's fine, when you put a deposit down that's telling me you are serious about getting a pup. But before the families get their baby we need to talk!! We have many people telling us to "put us on your list", or "let us know when you have a litter" but usually the pups are all spoken for before they are born, again, that's why we take deposits.
Just because we take a deposit does not mean we have to sell you a pup. These are OUR babies. We are responsible for their well being and sometimes something just doesn't feel right with a potential family. Not that the family is bad, but maybe they are just not ready for a new member. Our first feelings about a home are usually correct.
In all these years we have had a couple of homes that we were worried about, we bought back both of those dogs.. the rest of the homes are amazing, some dogs are just too darn spoiled, but that is OK!!!!