Viola von der Waterkant Owner: Pamela, GA
Viola just turned 10 months old today. Over Memorial Day weekend, Viola spent her first time swimming. She was so perfectly behaved! Here are a couple of highlights:
• We motored over to an island and lifted her to the beach. In paw-high water, she tried to spot me from the shore. I had waded a short way out, and was sitting on a noodle watching her. She spotted me, ran into the water, swam without fear straight for me, grabbed the noodle, and tried to pull me to shore! That was her very first swim. I was amazed! Could she have water rescue talent?
• Viola was off-leash on both the islands and the dock. She knew where "her" houseboat was and acted as official friendly greeter to dozens of people on the dock. Never strayed. Never barked. A perfect hostess!
• Other dogs off-leash seemed to make immediate friends with Viola. She just loves everybody.
In short, I continue to be thankful for such a good companion. It is crystal clear to me that her quality breeding gave her the the opportunity to be exceptional -- even-tempered, sociable, bright, beautiful and loyal.
Thanks again & keep in touch!!
Scout von Lotta (Mia) Owner: Chad & Molly, GA
Mia (Scout von Lotta) loves to have a job! She starts the day bringing in the 2 papers - runs right to get them and brings them to me on the front porch.
[How amazing is that? She is just 12 weeks old in this picture! Here is Molly's account on how she taught Mia to bring the paper:]
The first few days I had her on the leash with me to get it and kept saying "let's get the paper, let's get the paper," then the next couple of days we handed her one end the paper but held on to the other end of it and jogged back to the porch saying "get the paper, get the paper," and now we just let her out the front door and she runs right for it and brings it back to me. The only downside is when we go for our early morning walks she wants to bring me EVERYONE's paper.
Tyson von der Waterkant Owner: Michele & Jim, GA
We call him Ben. He is a very good dog and does everything we wanted from a good German Shepherd Dog. Hope the enclosed pictures show you how good he is doing. We are very pleased with Ben and he is a member of the family.
Jim and Mickie
Hep von Lotta Owner: Sibley, NC
I’ve been remiss about keeping you informed about Hep. He’s doing fine. He’s a great-looking shepherd, medium-sized (about
75 lbs.), very energetic, an excellent watchdog, and at nearly
three-years old he still has a lot of puppy in him. In terms of
temperament, I’d describe him as playful and very people oriented.
My mother and cousin - who are not by any stretch of the imagination
dog people - are crazy about him. In the case of my mother especially,
this is quite an accomplishment on Hep’s part. My daughter, who is a
dog person, fell in love with him the moment she laid eyes on him.
I throw him a ball off my back porch occasionally, and it’s one of my
small pleasures in life to watch him fetch it since he has such a
Once in a while I think about getting him a companion, but I’m not
sure I’m ready to go through the puppy stage again. Thank you so much for providing me with such a wonderful dog. Sibley
Oscar von Lotta (Sky) Owner: JP, GA
Just wanted to give you the 1 week update. Sky is doing amazing. he is a wonderful puppy. I took him to the vet yesterday and they were all impressed at how handsome and nice he is. Also, i would just like to enforce what you said about his prey drive. He has VERY strong drive. Chases around his toys, very agile and when i play with him in the back are he will try to bury his toys. Also, something that has really impressed me is how strong his grip is, even for a puppy. When we play tug-of-war, Sky will grab his toy and won't let go even hangs from his toy. He has VERY powerful bite, I'm loving it!
I've been taking him for night walks in a huge grass area right outside my house, with not that many cars and he loves it. Never poops or pees at the house. He also loves chewing on a raw beef bone I gave him. He also loves carrot so i hope he will have a beautiful red color when he is older. Its really hard telling people not to pet his ears, thats where people go pet him first when they see him ahha but his right ear is up almost all the time and his left ear is up sometimes too (a little wrinkly but up, so i hope i won't have any trouble with his ears).
I am completely in love with him and he really likes me too, never leaves my side. When i take him to meet people , he plays with them for a bit but if i walk away, i don't even need to call him and he will come back and follow me. He is also doing great with his training. Sky sits every time i tell him to sit (i bought him sit in portuguese though) and gives me his paw when I ask too.
Best and thank you so much for providing me with such a wonderful puppy. I was lucky the other family decided not to take him. JP
Zouzou vom Eichenplatz (Abby) Owners: Cathy & Jeff, Los Angeles, CA
I finally got a camera so now you can see how pretty our little girl is.
Abby's growing up so fast. Her teeth are changing, her fur is changing, but she is so beautiful,
she stops traffic, really! People stop their cars and some get out and ask if they can take her picture!
Abby is best friends with the 2yr old male German Shepherd next door. They walk together many
mornings each week, and then all out playtime after the walk. If there is water, she's in it!
I will try to send a picture of her in a neighbor's fountain.
We are so happy with her (even through her teething). Thanks.
Abby has been the ABSOLUTE BEST dog we have ever known. In every way.
You probably hear that from time to time, but she really is! Just about 16 months, now.
And she is always changing colors from month to month, just so beautiful!
I sometimes wish there was room for one more,
I'm hooked on long haired GSDs, but Abby is so great in our lives, why rock that boat?
She has several dog friends and is never alone, oh, and did I tell you she is Perfect?
Have a great summer!
Cathy, Jeff and Abby
Wiedu vom Gleisenauer Schloß (Ryker) Owners: Daphne, Folsom, LA
Just wanted to let you know Wiedu is doing great! The entire family is in love with him. He is certainly the center of attention these days. Everywhere we take him, he seems to draw people to him. I hope he doesn't get a big ego due to all the complements he is receiving. He has such a wonderful temperament and willing attitude. He's about 95% housebroken, sleeping 8 hours a night without a peep (and no accidents), and working on the 5 basic commands and doing quite well. I am just amazed at how quickly he has stepped into our home and family and learned the routine and his role. You certainly advised me well when you told me you had just the right puppy to meet our needs. We couldn't be more pleased and excited about him.
By the way, I see from your facebook page that your dogs were quite successful this past weekend in Germany. Congratulations!!
Cooper von Lotta (Marley) Owners: Linda, Gloucester, VA
Hi Yuliya, hadn't written you in quite a while. Thought I would let you know that Marley (4.5 y. o.) is doing VERY well. He is the sweetest dog we have ever had, can't say enough about the fantastic job you do with your puppies. He is soooo laid back and casual. He weighs about 104 lbs., I think he needs to go on a diet but the vet says he is fine! He loves his treats, that's probably part of the problem! He really enjoys going in the river, we have to watch him he will just keep on swimming. Hope all is well with you, the next puppy we get will definitely be one of yours, thanks so much.
Cora von Lotta Owners: Grace, Perrineville, NJ
Happy to advise Cora got her 2nd level herding title last weekend. The judges both days were very complimentary about her confidence, working ability etc etc. I am so proud of her.....This fall we will enter third level herding, as well as going for our TDX (tracking) if I can get enough time in on tracks. Plus this summer we are starting the pursuit of our utility title in obedience. Cora currently has her CD, CDX, TD, PT. She is a great girl, can't say enough about her temperament, work ethic, willingness to please, personality.....sounds like a brag session. Will keep you posted with our progress.
Hope von Lotta Owner: Jenny & Jerry, Dallas, NC
Just wanted to let you know that Hope saved us for a second time today. Emily had just gotten to our playground when she saw Hope studying something in the leaves. Turns out it was a copperhead snake! It was only a few yards away from where the girls would be playing, and if it hadn't been for Hope spotting it there is no telling what might have happened! Needless to say we "disposed" of the snake, and Hope got lots of extra loving :)
Hanjo vom Hauswalder Bach (Tino) Owner: Lucia, AL
We just wanted to update you on Tino (
- born November 2008). He is such a great addition to the family and we
couldn't be happier with him. He gets along wonderfully with our 9-year-old
male German Shepherd and he has somehow managed to keep his soft puppy fur. I
take him everywhere with me. He's so obedient and loyal, protective when he
needs to be, and just the ultimate companion. People go out of their way to
compliment his beauty and say how regal the breed looks.
Thank you so much for introducing him into our lives,
Karina von Lotta Owners: Danielle, GA
Facebook post: Another happy owner of a Von Lotta German Shepherd! We want to add another one in the future :) We have a 3 and a 5 year old kids. Our daughter (5) has autism and didn't exactly like her as a puppy and even without any sort of "formal" training ... she (the dog) knew to keep her distance and even now that she is big and our daughter likes her, she still is extra gentle with our daughter. I can't attach a picture to as a comment but will add one to the wall to show just how great she is with our son.
Klaus von Lotta Owners: Katy & Brandon, GA
I just wanted to give you an update about Klaus on his 1st birthday. He is doing great! We love having him as a part of our family and have enjoyed watching him grow every day. We had such a fun time playing in the snow last week!! Here is a picture from the past year. I hope everything is well with you and your dogs. Thank you again for such a wonderful fella!
-Katy, Brandon & Klaus
Luna von der Königin (Lucy) Owners: Karen, GA
Yuliya, Happy New Year!
Lucy is doing beautuflly and has gained about 5 - 7 pounds. Her undercoat is lightening up a bit but she is still predominantly black. Lucy is a good citizen when we go out - including the vets office. She cooperates for grooming and a massage - and lets me cut her nails.
She is gentle, loyal, smart, friendly with other dogs and people, confident, inquisitive - not at all fearful. House training is going well and she is quietly telling me when to take her out - she sits by the door and looks at me.
She is walking well on the leash. She does not want to use the bathroom anywhere except in our back yard, which I have read is common. This does make taking walks easier because we don't have to carry a soiled bag home with us.
Lucy knows the commands of sit, shake, lay down, stop, find, give and is getting better with stay. I am working on hand commands and voice commands. We start formal training with the Atlanta Obedience Club on Monday.
Lucy has many favorite toys - a Kong chew toy, and a ball that we hide a milk bone in, but especially loves soft chewable toys that have squeakers in them. She enjoys playing "find" and "give" with the kong toy. It bounces in unexpected directions so she loves to run after it and brings it back for me to bounce it again. I have had to sew and repair her bunny rabbit and miss piggy a couple of times each. We just bought a soft dog frisbee to play with in the dog park.
We drive to the senior living center every Saturday to visit my mother and the other residents. She enjoys being told how pretty she is and is quiet and gentle with them.
She stays very close to me when the house is quiet, but when the kids are here she is playing with them and loves to "work" in the yard with my husband.
She is the best dog I have ever had and I am so happy to have her!!!!! I will get the kids to take a picture of her so you can see how she has grown.
Titas von der Waterkant (Baron) Owners: Matthew & Elizabeth, NC
Happy New Year,
Hope all is well in the ATL. Dropping you a note to let you know Baron is doing great. 39 pounds, shinny coat and the vet says all seems normal. He has a great disposition and gets along great with Savannah.
We walk 3.5 miles Monday thru Friday, Sunrise on the beach. Taking him as many places as possible to socialize him seems to be working. Thank you again for him.
Matthew & Elizabeth
Fanta von Lotta (Gabi) Owners: Mo & Ruth, Seattle, WA
Happy New Year Yuliya and Chad,
I just wanted to say hi and let you know how wonderfully Gabi is doing. She has taught Mo and I so much about being good German Shepherd parents. We know so much more now about how to handle her and take care of her. She has finished her intermediate obedience training and is quite the good girl. Believe it or not I use an air horn to get her attention and as soon as she sees it she runs to me and sits at my feet waiting for a command. She is still very emotional and high strung so the horn is an effective way to get her attention. We take her to the beach very early every morning (before any people arrive) for a long off-leash walk. She loves it. She runs up and down the beach sniffing everything she finds and, when we aren’t careful, rolling in whatever stinky she finds to cover her scent. I’ve attached a picture of her in the snow we had a few weeks ago. She just finished ripping a plant out of our newly landscaped yard and shaking it like crazy as she ran full speed through the yard. She is a wild child to say the least. Needless to say, Mo and I love her.
I must also tell you Yuliya that every time we take her out people stop and say she is one of the most beautiful German Shepherds they have ever seen. They begin to talk longingly about the Shepherd(s) they had growing up and ask where we got her. I tell them about Kennels von Lotta. They are always disappointed to find out you are in Georgia, but I tell them you ship your dogs all over the world.
I hope your holidays are wonderful and the new year is prosperous for you and Chad and successful for your beautiful dogs.
Ruth and Mo
Khana von Lotta Owners: Suzanne & Al, TN
Just wanted to send you some pictures of Khana. She is doing very well and everyone says how beautiful she is. She is quite a friend maker and everyone loves her.
She also behaves very well. She also knows how to work me so I have to be careful to be consistent with her. We couldn’t have made a better choice. We love her and she has made a valuable part of our family. She has gone through her first heat and handled it very well. Please send me information on upcoming shows.
Hope you and your family are doing well. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Best Regards, Suzanne
Kluge von Lotta (Nico) Owner: Elizabeth, GA
Hope you, Chad and all the dogs are well. I keep up with your website and on FB. The dogs are all gorgeous! Everywhere we go, people are awestruck by Nico's beauty and disposition. We have spent a lot of time socializing and training, but since he came from such a great source, our job is easy!
Asta vom Helfer Land (June) Owner: Tim, GA
Hi Julia and Chad:
Thought you’d like to see some pictures that I took of our little girl - by the way, we’ve named her June. I’ve had dogs in my home since I was a child, and she is one of the sweetest puppies I’ve ever been around (once she loses her baby teeth she’ll be perfect!!) She’s very smart and we absolutely adore her.
Keep in touch –
Hi Yuliya –
Good to hear from you. June (Asta) is wonderful – she is smart, independent, and very happy; one of the best dogs I’ve ever had. A couple of recent pictures are attached. Hope you guys are doing well.
Keep in touch –
Gerry vom Mühlenschlad (Rocco) Owners: Chris, FL
I hope all is well and that Von Lotta Kennels is still going strong. Rocco (Gerry), has grown into a great male. He weights about 90 lbs. and is by far the most beautiful German Shepherd that I have ever owned. We get stopped all the time about how handsome he is. He is very well obedience trained and he loves doing bite work with our K9 home protection trainer. Most of all, he really enjoys the children.
Attached is Rocco’s latest picture
, taken in November, 2009. That is his normal stance; I don’t know how to stack him for pictures, but thought it turned out very nice.
Amos vom Ritterberg (Bode) Owners: Nancy and Jay, NJ
Here is Bode (Amos) at 6 months. He is a happy, very active, intelligent, outgoing dog, who loves other dogs (they have to be twice his size to play with him). He is well advanced in his training, and has become Jay's shadow. We just retired the crate he arrived in - he was still getting into it at night (I don't know how he fit), but he now has a bed - we also have a large crate where he stays when we have to leave him.
Nancy and Jay
P.S. Jay's only regret? That he didn't pick Bode himself, but has to give all the credit to you!
Yulius vom Roten Feld Owner: Mary, CT
It's hard to believe that I've had my dog for almost 3 years! He's grown into a wonderful boy with an excellent character. He's great around people and children. He has fans everywhere we go together, like the public library and the local Petsmart.
I've recently joined a WDA dog club and they are encouraging me to show him. So I'm continuing his training with some help and the next goal is to get his BH. I recently had an opportunity to meet Ansgar Kartheiser, and he had some nice things to say about Yulius. (Yulius is pretty good in protection considering that I've not done any previous bitework training with him, and I've also started him on tracking. I hear his half-brother, Tiras, has gained some popularity.)
It's pretty much an adventure for me, and it's so exciting meeting people and seeing all these wonderful German shepherd dogs! I couldn't imagine a better companion to do it with! Thank you for helping me choose Yulius! I think it was a good decision!
Mutz von Vierhundert Hertz (Leben) Owners: Sarah and Bill, GA
wonderful! He is such a great dog and has been doing so well. He knows
Sitz, Platz, Bleib, and Here very well now. We have taken him to a few
parks and PetSmart frequently and everyone just loves him and he has
done so well. He has learned too that he can't bite Liam, so he only
licks his hand when he gets close to him. It's so sweet.
Funny that you emailed us today. We went to the Dekalb Farmer's Market
today and stocked up on chicken backs, ground turkey, and ground beef.
Leben has done well on the kibble and the cottage cheese mix. But we
started his raw diet today and he absolutely LOVES it! We're happy
too that it's actually cheaper then feeding only kibble all the time,
and much healthier for him too...
Thanks again, and please keep in touch. The new puppies are just
adorable! I wish we had more land and could take them all. :) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Sarah, Bill, Liam, and Leben
Igor von Lotta (Silas) Owners: Barry and Lisa, WI
Silas "Igor von Lotta" is doing wonderful. He is pure joy! House training is going very well, with only a handful of liquid accidents. He is being fed on schedule, and his appetite is ravenous. He plays hard, and then it's time for a nap. We are thrilled to have such a wonderful pup!
Barry and Lisa
Yukon von der Fangschleuse Owner: Toni, MA
In short, Yukon is fabulous. We’re having so much fun and he is quite the joy. His character is superb: loves the grandkids, very confident, takes discipline beautifully. His intelligence is also high- not an accident in the house since the first day and that was only once. Already he is asking for the door and going through the night. The conformation is excellent. I love his deep body, good tail set, tight feet, dark eyes, (ears almost up) etc. So, the bottom line is that I’m very grateful for such a good puppy and will send you pictures as soon as things settle down.
Fantastica von Lotta (Gretta) Owner: Kate and Steve, VA
As Gretta's first birthday rolls around I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how she is doing. First, let me say that she is just the BEST dog. Well, ok, it's a tie with Logan (our other dog!) but still, she is pretty darn great. We just love her. She has settled down nicely, though still very much a puppy, she will now greet people at the front door like a lady- sitting and waiting to be petted. We take her pretty much everywhere and one of her favorite things is ridding in the car. She is so well behaved that all of our friends welcome her over with no problems. Well, our friends without cats that is. Since her prey drive is so high she just wants to chase them through the house. I don't think that she would actually hurt a cat but...I know that she would give it a run for its' money! We worked with a trainer one-on-one in our home for 8 weeks and that was a really wonderful experience. She is sooooo smart. I swear that she understand full sentences. Our goal is to get her Canine Good Citizenship cert this summer.
She is a stick to your side kind of dog and she just loves people, esp. kids. The only people she gets really puppy-crazy to see are my nephews who are 7 and 10. She can hear them in the driveway before they even get out of the car and will go sit by the front door waiting for them. She is very gentle with them though we have taught them not to run from her as she thinks this is the best game EVER and has to be taken outside to calm down.
She also likes other dogs. And when she encounters another dog that is not friendly she looks at us like, "Mom, why don't they like me?" We just tell her that dog is "busy" and she walks right on by. I have not seen any anxiety, fear, or aggression in her. She loves to learn anything new and is curious about just about anything. We came across a pair of wild turkey on a walk the other day and she sat down and stared and stared at them. I was tempted to let her off leash to see what she would do but was pretty sure I would have had to figure out how to cook turkey that night!
I can't imagine what our life would be like without her. Logan loves her so much too, and she has been a big help in getting him to come out of his shell. Typically a shy dog, he usually stays upstairs when we have company. This year at Christmas however, he was downstairs, right in the middle of everything with Gretta.Gretta likes to be where the action is. As I type this she is asleep at my feet. If Steve and I are on separate floors she will lay with her head at the top of the stairs so she can keep and eye on us both.
And we attribute so much of her wonderful qualities to you and your careful breeding. She is a great dog because she came from great dogs and people who are passionate enough about the breed to be responsible in breeding only the best. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have such a tremendous dog! Really, we mean it!
Hope all is well with you and that you have a great New Year!
Kate and Steve
Everest von Lotta Owner: Kristina & Paul, TN
December 2, 2008
Everest is a beautiful dog that looks a lot like his father Yash. His temperament is perfect, he is very affectionate and is very people oriented (he loves my nephew). The trainer we are using is in love with him and says he is as asset to the breed!! He (for the most part) learns really fast (the trainer said he feel like we shouldn't pay him the dog is so easy to train)...
And again thank you for the wonderful addition to our family.
Kristina & Paul
Fandor von der Urbecke (Max) Owner: Myke & Janet, TN
Yuliya, Max is currenlty in obedience and conformation training. He is doing well. We are about to go through the process to register him with the AKC. If we have questions we will send you an email. We think we are going to start Max in schutzhund training in the near future. There is a trainer who has seen Max and thinks he will do very will in that area.
We are very very pleased with Max and appreciate all your help. He has so much energy and can be such a handful and such a joy as well. He just loves everybody. (except cats and chickens).
Thanks again for so willingly sharing your knowledge with us. You are a special person Yuliya, and Janet and I both appreciate you very much.
Myke & Janet
Fa von Lotta (Elsa) Owner: Jeanie & Bud, TX
Good news about Elsa - we had a good bath on SAT. We went to the dog park where she played and ran with other dogs. Bud has taken her there a few times during the day while I was at work. She was pretty tired when we got home so I thought it would be a good time to try a bath. I started like we practiced at your house then Bud joined us. He held the leash while I shampooed and rinsed her. It was WONDERFUL! Bud fed her treats during the bath so that also helped.
Bud took her [to the dog park] TUE and today. I'm so proud of her - he called her back while she was playing and she same back immediately. He said all the other "parents" asked how he got her to come back! We both wear our treat bags when we go out so she always comes back on command. There are two gates to go through to get into the park. She will sit and stay while we go through the gate and waits until we say OK. She is doing great! We can't thank you enough for all your hard work.
Slava vom Gollerweiher (Zoe) Owner: Daryl and Sheri, FL
Just wanted to let you know how Zoe is doing. She is so sweet and a typical clown most of the time. I can’t believe how lucky we are to have such a sweetheart. Daryl has retired now and started his own business, Zoe goes everywhere with Daryl to post office, to get coffee, she even goes to McDonalds for cheese and egg in the morning and an hamburg in the afternoon.
Remember she likes to chase squirrels, well right after Thanksgiving she caught one in a playful grip, well the squirrel didn’t want to play with Zoe and bit her inside her lip. We took her to the vet to have her checked out. She was just fine, and she still chases squirrels...
We will be going on a cruise to the Scandinavian countries, then all future vacations will be traveling with Zoe. I would like to show her snow and the mountains. I think she would enjoy the cooler weather...
Yulia, Greetings from Sheri and Daryl in Florida. It is hard to believe that Zoe is three years old today. We both would like to thank you for finding her for us, and you couldn’t have made a better pick. Attached are a few pictures of her that we took today. Merry Christmas, and we hope you have a very blessed new year.
Daryl and Sheri
Bella von Lotta Owner: Darren, VA
August 14, 2007
Yuliya & Chad,
How are you? I hope this finds you well. The purpose of this email is to let you know we'd like to be considered for one of the male pups from Nemka's next litter.
We are the proud owners of the pup (Bella) from Nemka's first litter... Bella will be 2 years old this October and I think we are all ready for another quality addition to our family…
Attached are a couple of recent shots of our girl Bella. She has been a very special addition to our family. Again, I hope this finds you both doing well. Please let me know if we can get on the list for a male in this next litter.
November 7, 2007
Hope this finds you, Chad and all your pups doing well. Congratulations on your accomplishments with Yash at the NA Sieger show this year. I enjoyed watching the video clip of Yash and have probably watched it at least 20 times since. He is quite handsome and a joy to watch move. I can't wait to see the pups he and Nemka bring into the world. Everyone at my house is very excited about bringing in another member to our family. I wish we lived closer and I could swing by and show you how fine a companion Bella has turned out to be, plus take advantage of the training you have to offer.
Every time my parents visit, my Dad talks about taking Bella home with him (fat chance). They're very impressed with her obedient disposition, and attentiveness to my family.
We'll talk to you later, take care.
Sincerely - Darren
Contessa von Lotta Owner: Chris, NC
Sept 17, 2007
Hi Yuliya! Here are a few pics of Contessa as we close in on 11 months old.
She is doing fantastic.
I know you must hear this from all your puppy
parents, but she is everything I hoped for. I'm so impressed with her
intelligence, physical beauty and personality. People seem to be drawn to
her, and even those wary of the "big bad German Shepherd" are quickly won
over by her endearing tempermant.
We start each morning with a 3-4 mile
walk, and then have fun retrieving and play sessions in the afternoon. She
is very eager to please. I don't have a weight on her currently, but [she] is
strong, and has been in perfect health since I picked her up.
again, I noticed you will be breeding Nemka with Ham again... I'm fighting
the urge to get Tessa a brother or sister!
Jerry vom Valtenberg Owner: Tracy, NV
Jul 31, 2007
Jerry is Wonderful!!!!! He is HUGE, last vet visit he weighed in at 86 pounds. He has the silliest personality I have ever seen in a dog. He talks through groaning, sleeps in bed with my son, and is the loudest snorer you will ever meet. He is very outgoing, very loving and has become my son's best friend. He did really well training for search and rescue, but they wouldn't let my son test because he was too young. It was very disappointing for them both. But he has just about passed his Good Citizenship Program, and my son is working with him to be a therapy dog to go visit at nursing homes and hospitals in the area. As you can see he is very spoiled! He and our Golden can wrestle for hours. He is also really good with other Dogs...
He is actually a very sad boy this week as my husband and kids flew back to the Midwest to visit family, so he has practically slept on top of me the past two nights and my son talks to him on the phone twice a day. But I can' thank you enough for him, he is really one on the nicest dogs I have ever owned!!! I think my son will be hooked on German Shepherds for life!
Siberia vom Gollerweiher (Yola) Owner: Linda, MO
Jul 31, 2007
Yola as you can see is getting more beautiful everyday! I have high expectations for her future. She is one of the smartest dogs I have had in over 30 years of German Shepherds. She is a do everything-be everywhere kind of girl. Very high drive, focused, athletic and loyal. As you can read in her eyes, she has a very high intelligence level. Always thinking, thinking, thinking and more thinking!!!!! You may think that she would be hard to live with yet that is not the case with Yola. This package of dynamite has a whole other side that I treasure the most. She is an excellent house and traveling companion. Obedient and calm. Very good with my grandchildren. Yet you bring out the Kong or tell her "Ready" you have just lit the fuse and she explodes. She is ready to work and do what it takes to get the job done. Am I bragging? Maybe so, yet it is the truth.
Yuliya, I want to thank you for finding Yola and allowing me to have her. I believe God directed me to you in my search for my special girl. I was leery of breeders since my last experience was not the best. You are and continue to be a person of integrity. From the beginning you have been there to give advice and share your knowledge and experience. I can not express how much I appreciate all you have done. Have a great day!
Brianna von Lotta Owner: Cassandra, NC
May 12, 2007
Brianna is doing very well in
obedience. She is starting beginning bitework. There
for a while she lost some interest but as soon as we
started intermediate obedience and started playing more of
the games she suddenly turned into this different dog…
Brianna can do about a 2 hour down stay
although we don't do that regularly (at the time is
was a necessity because we were at a pool and there
were 20 kids running around and she wanted to play
with all of them) every child in that place hugged
and petted her and every child got a kiss! And she
didn't move from her down...
She is really liking the tug game. She is so smart
that she will not play tug with the kids. She goes
around the tug and licks them on the face and sits or
lays down for some petting. But if I pick it up boy
it is time to play rough. I didn't know a dog could
have that much sense.
As we thought she is a moose but a gentle moose. You
can take her anywhere. We are also teaching tracking
and practicing for a police assoc test (beginning
level)... Ok I’ll quit bragging but I did attach a
picture of her and my son getting into mischief.
Coda von Lotta Owners: Barbara & Wayne, FL
Feb 16, 2007
Yulya, I am so happy with [Coda]. She's everything a GS should be, but with the extra sweetness in her temperament that is special to her. Wayne is also so pleased with how well her training is going and how smart she is with a little stubbornness thrown in... And the funny things she does, and then looks to see if we laugh…
Mar 23, 2007
Of course I'm prejudice, but she really is very beautiful, smart and everything she should be....especially loving & sweet. I can't thank you enough for helping us choose her. I'm sure her litter mates are all just as good, and hope they are all loved by their families as much as we adore Coda. Our whole family does.
Mar 31, 2007
Yuliya, Coda is so beautiful and acts so regal when we take her places, sometimes it's almost embarrassing how much attention she gets. One thing about a GS, everyone knows immediately what kind of dog it is.
May 24, 2007
There was another craft show in the village last weekend and I took [Coda]. She loves going there… She met a huge mastiff this time and that was so good for her to meet a dog bigger than herself. Funny to watch her. So many people come over to admire her... She is so sweet with little children. I make her sit and she lets them pet her and licks them on their hands and face if they let her. She's very gentle when they are little. My two young grandsons are here today and the three of them were asleep on the family room floor earlier (wore each other out). I should have gotten a picture before they woke up.
Cooper von Lotta (Marley) Owner: Linda, VA
Jan 24, 2007
Hi Yuliya - Just a quick note to let you know that Marley is doing GREAT! He
weighs almost 32 lbs. and his training is going really well. He is a real
talker, whines to let me know that he needs to go out and hasn't had an
accident for quite a while. He comes to work every day and everyone just
loves him. He still has sharp little teeth, that's the thing we are working
on most-NO biting!
Apr 27, 2007
[Marley] is getting
bigger all the time. He's got to be over 60 lbs. He is house trained, the
best dog I have ever had as far as that goes. He always asks to go out and
is very insistent when necessary! He loves to chase a ball and play with his
toys, especially his stuffed animals. He loves to have his chest rubbed,
almost puts him to sleep. He has the best personality, you really were right
on with your description.
Jul 2, 2007
[Marley] is the best dog. I have never had a puppy so good, he is
trained and I have started leaving him out [of his crate] during the night, he sleeps in my
bedroom. He is quite attached to me, I just hate that!! He listens very well
and he and Zeus are like brothers, very cute together... I am just so
thrilled with him.
Cusco von Lotta Owner: Monica, ID
December 22, 2006
I just love this puppy, he is so smart and so gentle. We are having a snow storm and he loves the snow. He has already learned the word no and off and come and his name. What a blessing, you can be a proud breeder, he is a wonderful dog. He played tag with my Corgi, and my Australian Shepherd entertains him and he gets along with the cats and the chickens he is very curious about, but loves the raw eggs. Thanks again, Merry Christmas,
March 11, 2007
Dear Yuliya, Cusco and I went to our first search and rescue practice today, and he did well. He has so much confidence, and he is so calm around the other dogs for such a young dog. I love him so much, he is so fun to be around he prances around with a stick in his mouth, or when is chasing the ball. He loves to play in the water. I wanted to tell you again what a fine dog that he is. I will keep you updated on things as they happen. Blessings to you,
Aziza von Lotta Owner: Stanley, OH
December 12, 2006
I wanted to write and wish you a Merry Christmas. Hope everything is going great for you. It’s almost been a year since we had Aziza. We sure have enjoyed her, she sure is one special girl. We are enclosing a picture we took with Santa. Once again, thanks. Best wishes for you and your family this Holiday Season.
Baye von Lotta Owner: Tania and Kurt, UT
Hope your family, you and your GSD's are well. Greetings from Salt Lake
City. I thought you might like an update on Baye, our
puppy from your Nemka that was born last Oct 2, 2005.
We could not be more pleased with our girl! She has a rock solid
temperament, is great with other dogs, is wonderful with people and is a
devoted protector and companion. She eagerly goes on all sorts of treks
with me and is 100% confident in new situations, terrains, social
gatherings and other activities. She is great with the kitties now. They
often can be found sleeping together on one of the dog beds in the house.
At first I was a bit concerned that she hadn't yet barked but soon
after, she found her voice and she lets the Fed Ex man know this is her
house. She only barks when necessary and rarely, if ever, barks when
she is outside. She keeps a faithful watch just inside the front room
and alerts us whenever someone comes to the door or that pesky neighbor
kitty comes to raid the birdfeeder. :)
Baye has completed Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience and is just about
to graduate from Intermediate Obedience. She is easy to train and loves
going to class. Our trainer says Baye has the best jump and fastest
recall in the class. Of course we agree but we are a bit bias of
course! She loves to interact with the other dogs and has never shown
any tendencies toward aggression. There is another female GSD in our
class- she is 2 years old... Her owner commented on how impressed she was with Baye's good
temperament and nice size (hers is a bit on the small side, but quite a
lovely dog). We plan on doing Advanced Obedience and Rally this Winter
and Agility class in the Spring.
Baye loves tennis balls and has figured out how to de-squeak a new toy
in three seconds flat. She has excellent house manners and has never
chewed anything that did not belong to her. We are amazed and grateful
at the fact that everything in the house survived puppyhood unscathed!
She seems to have passed through the un-ruly teenager phase. For a few
weeks she decided to challenge some of her commands and pretend like she
didn't hear them, so I did a little research and realized she was
becoming a teenager. It passed and she is as attentive as ever. She is
heeling off-lead (in class), does sit, stand and down stays and is doing
a tiny bit of agility work (small jump, weave thru cones, go thru hoola
hoop and sit in pool). She seems to enjoy it but really prefers when I
take her out in the fields and mountains to do some tracking and hiking.
She weighs 65lbs and is very healthy. I just wanted to thank you for giving us the opportunity to purchase one
of your puppies. You are such a wonderful breeder with high standards
and a commitment to excellence. I love your website and check it often
to see if there are updates or new articles. We can't thank you enough
for always being willing to answer questions and give advice. After
raising one puppy, my husband and I are in awe of how you can raise
several at a time! We constantly tell Baye that she cannot have junk
food (chips, crackers, bread, pasta) because it would not be Yuliya
Tania and Kurt
Berit von Lotta (Cira) Owner: Cathy & Ken, GA
Jun 13, 2006
[Cira] is doing wonderful and growing like crazy. She is about 63 lbs. and still growing. She is tall and lean and absolutely beautiful!!! She definitely keeps us hopping around here. She looks like a lion, her fur is very long especially around her face. In fact people ask us all the time what kind of dog she is because her fur is not the usual short fur. But we think she is even prettier than typical shepherds. She loves to play and has gone to work with Ken several times when he was working at a house that had a large poodle. They would play all day and Cira would wear out that poor dog and he would try to hide from her but no such luck she would always find him.
She loves to chew on toys that squeak. But her teeth are so strong she usually ends up breaking the squeaky. Her training is going ok she can sit, stay, down but come is not one of her better commands in fact she can be quite stubborn but we love her lots anyway. She has been a wonderful addition to our family and we are looking forward to taking her on vacation with us to St. Simon's. She loves to ride in the car which is lucky for us. Thank you so much for the beautiful dog.
Bruno von Lotta Owner: Gordon, CA
Feb 11, 2006
Hi Yuliya & Charles, Bruno has completed all his shots. He weighs 42 lbs. I feed him now 2 times a day, and we go on walks 2 times a day around the area
and different locations. He no longer pulls on the leash, knows “sit,” “fetch,”
”come.” I take him to the pet store which is large – he loves the employees, loves
young kids that come in there, and they love to pet Bruno. He’s not aggressive with
other dogs in there. He loves going for rides in the car. Bruno looks just
like his mom - the red color is coming in. The vet said he’s in excellent
condition: ears pointing, very glossy coat and loves to play with any
excitable toy... People are amazed by his rich
color and big feet. Yuliya will Bruno be that big? He’s loving and protective. Thank you again, Gordon
Aug 31, 2006
What a dog! He is getting big, very sociable. He loves his walks and is very
protective. He loves and greets all people who he sees me greet or shake
hands - loves people, but if he is in the yard by himself and there is
activity around the fence he will not bark, but if it gets closer he will
send a chilling bark. When I walk him they all praise how good he looks, he
is quite a dog. Gordon
July 1, 2007
You should see [Bruno]! He is big, quite a dog, loves to go to the park. He has no problem when I walk him - likes other dogs. He is quiet but if any one strange parks in front of our house or in the drive way he will let you know he is there. Loves to walk and loves people. Little kids love him. He lays down while they pet him. He has a very strong grip! I play with him and he grabs my wrist, but never bites or attempts to, but you can feel his grip. The birds in the back keep him busy - he thinks he can catch them. Love this dog! I stick with the Canidae dry food. He sheds but it’s not a problem. When I get a chance will send photos. He is almost 2 [years old]. He is big and quite a character.
Samira vom Gollerweiher Owner: Julie, MN
Apr 11, 2006
even wanted to play this evening. Which surprised me, I thought she
would be jet-lagged and be very tired after her long journey. Samira even
met my mom and dad, and she went right up to both of them for them to
pet her. She wasn't even afraid of my dad’s wheelchair, which is
surprising. Most dogs are afraid of his chair and bark at him... I guess most dogs find him intimidating,
but not Samira. My mother said she looks like a little lady and thinks
she's just beautiful. So I know I can always find a sitter if I have to.
I will keep you updated with Samira's progress.
Apr 18, 2006
Hi Yuliya and Chad!
Glad to say Samira is doing great! Meeting new people all the time. I
have brought her to work with me for several night shifts where she got
a lot of attention by the Sheriffs and PD's I work with. They all fell
in love with her and said how beautiful she is. At home Samira has come to
be quite the watch dog. She barks when someone drives in to let us know
someone is there. She has been very good about approaching new people. I
try to take her everywhere I go... She's such a sweetheart, everyone who meets her has great things
to say. I want to thank you again for all your help and for helping us
get Samira as part of the family.
July 12, 2006
Hi, it's been awhile. Just a quick hello to say Samira is still doing
just great... She got to go on her first camping trip
this summer. We went by canoe out to an Island and stayed in a tent for
a week. I was really surprised, Samira did great in the canoe and she
loved sleeping in the tent. During the day we kept the tent zipped up,
while Samira thought it was her job to stand guard over it. She also had
so much fun with swimming and jumping at the waves. She followed me
everywhere I went, so John laughed and said we should have called her
Feb 23, 2007
Dear Yuliya and Chad, hope all is well with you two and your
family of Shepherds. Congratulations on your V-3 title in the 2006 Sieger show.
I check out your Website now and then. Samira, my little sweetheart, is
doing great and has grown so much. She is quite the adorable little
lady. I get so many compliments on how beautiful she is every where we
go. We have been so busy this last year working on the old farmstead
trying to get it ready to build. The dogs love it
there. They will like it all the more when we get the pond in. They love
the water. Take Care and thank you again
for Samira and all your help. Julie
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