Walburga German Shepherds is dedicated to the preservation of the true working German Shepherd Dog. Because we focus on the true utilitarian aspect that the Shepherd was meant to be, our dogs are raised in our home. The German Shepherd was meant to have excellent drives for their work, but also to have such stability of temperament that they would be a trusted member of the family. The truly were meant to be the “Ruler of the Fortress”.
Mentored by Jim and Julie Barnes we strive to maintain the excellence in breeding standards that they set. Take a look at the Wenatchee GSD page to see a sampling of their tradition. Walburga GSD benefits from their experience.
Here at Walburga, we strive to continue the tradition of breeding, under their strict mentorship. Check out the page on “Breeding Philosphy” for more information and what goes into our decisions on which dogs to breed. We believe that every puppy needs the best start possible and that includes being raised in a home environment where they can be taught confidence from the earliest stages and we continue the traditions that Jim and Julie set for puppy raising. Before being placed, every puppy is tested in order determine its aptitude for his/her job in life. It is critical that the right homes get the right puppies. Like the Barnes, we understand what people are looking for in their working dog, because we are heavily involved in actually working the dogs we own. Our belief that every German Shepherd Dog should have a job is not just an idle philosophy with us.
Walburga German Shepherds are bred and raised by Mike and Cherie Flores. We know about true utility working dogs because we work them.