vom Heinolf German Shepherds is owned and operated by Magen and Tegan Hayhurst. We are 26 year old identical twin sisters and both share a lifelong love and passion for the wonderful German Shepherd breed.
We are NOT a kennel, we are a small scale breeder that only breeds a select number of carefully planned litters per year. Our dogs are also NOT kept in kennels or runs outside. They are kept inside with us as a part of the family.
We currently own eight German Shepherds. Five were purchased from breeders as puppies and three we bred. Our dogs are mainly from working lines and we have spent countless hours training, socializing and shaping them into what they are today. Our dogs are all quality German Shepherds that are within the breed standard. They are all sound, sane and healthy.
Since our start with German Shepherds back in 2001, we have attended many puppy, obedience, agility and tracking classes with our dogs that were offered by various kennel clubs and private trainers. We have also attended and participated in various trials. At present we are not currently trialing and titling due to work and other obligations. While we are not currently trialing or titling our dogs, we know our dogs and what they are capable of. We have been with our dogs since they were puppies. We have trained them/socialized them, know their temperaments, drives, etc. We know their strengths and their weaknesses. If anyone has any doubts about our dogs, then they only need to pay us a visit and see our dogs for themselves. We ask that people look at the whole picture rather than focusing a single aspect whether that be color, size, pedigree or titles.
Our goal at vom Heinolf is to produce top quality German Shepherd puppies through quality breeding. As breeders, we realize the importance of health testing to produce healthier puppies. All of our dogs are OFA certified for hips and elbows, tested for degenerative myelopathy (DM) as well as having their DNA on profile with the AKC prior to being bred.
We select breeding pairs that complement each other and pairs that also bring out the best of the German Shepherd breed standard. This goes toward our goal improving their progeny. We strive to breed puppies that have impeccable temperaments, solid drives and sound structure. We want our puppies to succeed in every area whether that be in sport, performance, service or loving family companions.
In raising our puppies, we utilize early neurological stimulation. Studies show that puppies given early neurological stimulation exercises mature at faster rates and often perform better in problem solving tests than non-stimulated litter-mates. Studies also indicate improved cardio vascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress, and greater resistance to disease. We also use the rule of sevens technique when socializing our puppies.
When purchasing a puppy from us they will have/had: age appropriate vaccinations, routine dewormings since 2 weeks of age and veterinary checked before going to their new homes.
Our puppies also come with a a puppy pack. This puppy pack contains: AKC registration paperwork, puppy health record, puppy contract, parents information, pictures and pedigrees, copies of parents health clearances and registrations, small toy, small baggy of food puppy has been eating, a small towel that has mom's scent on it and lifetime breeder support.
Our name "Heinolf" comes from a mixture of the names Heinrich and Rolf. The word "vom" is German and means "from".
We feed our pack Victor Super Premium Dog Food!
Victor is a super premium pet food manufactured by family owned and operated Texas based Mid America Pet Food.
ALL victor formulas share these qualities:
Free from Corn, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, Grain By-Products.
All Naturally Formulated with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.
Contains scientifically advanced additives from Alltech that works to support excellent digestion and immune system health.
Selenium Yeast as the sole source of added Selenium in all formulas