German Shepherds of Münster Abbey’s selective breeding philosophy is no inbreeding. We have an excellent breeding foundation chosen from Europe’s finest working kennels of the French Ring sport and Schutzhund. We do not breed American show lines.
Our kennel is designed to stimulate and challenge the mind and body, exposing our German Shepherds to everyday experiences with an abundance of toys, etc. They are kept in climate controlled, well lit, immaculate, parasite free facility. All puppies and adults have access to outdoor kennels as well as large exercise areas. They are fed a premium food and are on a biologically appropriate raw food diet.
Environmental imprinting at a young age is crucial to a German Shepherd’s proper development socially, physically and mentally. Human socialization is continuous with children and senior citizens, as well as the physically challenged.
Our breeding stock is DNA profiled and has either been x-rayed for hip dysplasia and or certified “a” stamp, OVC, OFA or Penn Hip. Adult males range in weight from 80-95 lbs. and 24-26″ at the withers. Females are approximately 20 lbs. less and 22-24″ at the withers. We breed all colors except white.
Munster Abbey’s philosophy is no use of harmful chemicals in our breeding program for the prevention/control of flea and tick as well as dewormers. We utilize and recommend Diatomaceous Earth fresh water fossil shell Codex food grade type. Please view links page (dirtworks.net) for more info.
We do not believe in the over-stimulation of antibodies received via mother’s natural colostrum milk which provides immunity. We do recommend Titers for verification of T-cell levels. All 27 North American veterinary schools are in the process of changing their vaccination protocol per Dr. Jean Dodd’s recommendations. The Rabies Challenge Fund may be viewed on our links page regarding a study now being conducted by Dr. Schultz and Dr. Dodd regarding duration of immunity.