About Us

About Us

We are the Holmes family, breeders of top-quality German Shepherds from Germany and the Czech Republic. Our sires and dams all come from world class pedigrees with proven show and competition success, and are all certified for healthy hips and elbows.

Our passion for dogs began at a very early age. Jon was raised in California with shepherds, and as a toddler, learned how to walk by holding onto the side of his trusty, loyal shepherd, Prince.  Growing up with shepherds, Jon always had a love for the breed, and as an adult, while working as a paramedic in the San Francisco Bay Area, he began training his German shepherd, Mack, as a Search & Rescue dog with the San Mateo sheriff’s office. Unfortunately, Mack had genetic health issues that he later learned originated from his mother’s side, and could no longer continue training. From there, Jon continued to own and train a variety of shepherds from various rescues.

Fast forward to today, and that passion and dedication to the German shepherd breed continues. Each dog we raise is treated as a member of our family, whelped in our house, and is socialized with children and other animals in order to give you a loyal family dog, as well as an obedient, confident, and determined working dog.

Our Philosophy

At Schönheit German Shepherds, we believe that working dogs are an amazing combination of loyalty, obedience, strength, and focus. Our dogs are bred from top quality working lines in Germany and the Czech Republic, with proven pedigrees to give you both a healthy, loyal best friend, as well as a world class working dog. Schönheit German Shepherds have been certified for healthy hips and elbows, and excel in determination, confidence, obedience, and focus. Trained in a variety of situations, they are taught to be fearless and can easily adapt to any situation.

We believe that in order for a German Shepherd to be truly happy, he needs a job. As a loyal member of your family, our German Shepherds are socialized early with children and other animals in order to bring about a faithful family member who is eager to please, fiercely obedient, and ready to work.



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If you need a top quality german shepherd,
Schönheit German Shepherds
is the best choice.

Call Schönheit German Shepherds (602) 699-5775

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