About Us

At Alta-Tollhaus German Shepherds, our mission is to produce clear-headed, self-confident, social dogs that are incredibly beautiful and versatile. Our dogs are very intelligent—they are a thinking dog, eager to please and always loyal.

Our breeding program focuses on breeding German Shepherd Dogs, bred to the guidelines and breed standard of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV). You will often see the terms “World-Class” or the “Gold Standard” when people refer to German Shepherd Dogs bred to the SV standards.

Alta-Tollhaus dogs will fit a variety of needs—from Show, IPO/Schutzhund Sport, Obedience, Agility, Herding, Therapy, Service Dogs, Search & Rescue, and aways first and foremost Loving Family Companions.

Our foundation breeding females are from West German herding bloodlines. They have the drive and correct structure for work. They are sound in temperament and social with people and other dogs. At a minimum they are titled in Schutzhund/IPO/IGP and/or Herding; SV rated in conformation; have the German A-Stamp hip and elbow certification and/or OFA clear of dysplasia. All of our dogs are also tested for DM degenerative myelopathy. Breedings are carefully selected to ensure that genetics, temperament, disposition, conformation, and working ability to fit our high standards. Many times we will travel to Germany to find a suitable mate to maintain our standards.

We actively train, title, and show our dogs. Our puppies are born inside our home and are a part of our family.

Over the years our Alta-Tollhaus family has grown. We are a dedicated group actively involved in all activities of the German Shepherd Dog since 1977.

We are members in good standing of the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV), UScA, GSDCA, AKC, and UKC.