At von Tighe Haus, we will only breed dogs who have been proven breed worthy. We adhere to the FCI German Shepherd Dog standard.
Von Tighe Haus started in 2009 after our GSD Tighe passed away. Tighe was not a good example of the breed, but he ignited our passion for the German Shepherd Dog.
we breed for
Von Tighe Haus is a small hobby breeder of working line
German Shepherd Dogs in Ontario Canada.
Our next litter will be in 2018
"Learn, have fun and trial with dignity."
"Take this trouble for me: Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim."
"You will never find The Best of a Breed
at a Conformation Show."
"Putting too much pressure on your dog or yourself is a disservice to you both"
"Training is not just a sterile series of cues and rewards but a beautiful relationship that needs to be built and maintained."
"Breeders that tell you their puppies will be suitable for everything, probably do nothing"
"Breeders with no standards sell to buyers with no standards."
"When the health aspect takes front and centre above everything else in breeding, you can say goodbye to some of the better traits that make a GSD. The dogs will live for 15 years...
....but the question will be, will you want to live with them that long?."
"If we want to try to preserve the abilities for which a breed was originally created, we cannot do it by just looking at the dog,
because what it looks like doesn't tell us what it can do."
while watching a conformation show, a horseman once said "if those handlers had to ride those dogs - they'd learn what proper movement was all about"
"It's not the size of the prey in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the prey."
"You should always purchase a puppy with your brain and not your heart."
"Pedigree indicates what the animal should be.
Conformation indicates what the animal appears to be.
But performance indicates what the animal actually is."
"Utility is the true criterion of beauty"
"You can breed crap to gold and all you will get is
gold covered crap."
"I have a plan, not a crystal ball"
"And that's exactly why dogs need to be genetically solid. You don't have to worry about socializing or messing up a dog with excellent temperament"
The state of thinking your dog is better trained than it really is.
"In breeding, shit happens, but I am not going to step
in the shit I know about."
"Canes mitissimi furem quoque adulantur
(The most gentle dogs also wag their tails for the thief)"
"...nature doesn't care about pretty.
If an animal comes out pretty, that just happens"
"Indefatigable, always zealous for duty, always attentive, always ready to serve, such is the character of our shepherd dog."
von Tighe Haus German Shepherd Dogs
OTTAWA ONTARIO CANADA