REGALWISE WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERDS
REFERENCES AND TESTIMONIALS PAGE!
These are long time White Shepherd owners who are actively
promoting the breed and are involved in White Shepherd clubs,
obedience training, conformation competition, and breeding. They have
known me for many years and visit my home and dogs frequently.
They can tell you of my principles, good reputation, the quality
and health of my dogs, my home and how I take care of my dogs.
Following them are some testimonials, some with pictures, from
people who have bought puppies.
|Pat & Don
Malinowski, Hopkins MN. 952-938-4369 DuckPatMal@aol.com
A retired couple with 2 dogs purchased from me. They have been
great family dogs who also have earned titles in obedience and
conformation competition. Czar & Frieda pictured
Valparaiso, IN. 219-733-2889 firstname.lastname@example.org
A breeder for many years and frequent exhibitor in obedience
and conformation. She has a pup from us and a daughter
of one of our studs, both have earned Championships.
Chairman of AWSA breed recognition committee.
"Maggie" and "Sierra" pictured here.
Margaret Stafford, Kokomo, IN
Breeder and conformation exhibitor for many years. AWSA
membership chairman. She has bred her bitches to several
of our studs and has kept a son and daughter sired by them.
Here is a picture of "Spike" winning Reserve
Winner's Dog at the WSCC show, June 28. He's a son of
| Dear Ronda,
I haven't written in awhile and just wanted you to know that the puppy
we purchased 6 years ago (Chopper) is the best dog we ever had.
Chopper is incredibly healthy (except for occasional bouts with itching
which isn't your fault-it just comes with the Florida climate) and is
always happy and loving. Although he has a very big bark when someone
comes to door (we encourage that), he's never met a stranger. He
actually grew to 110 lbs. which is fine by us and is perfectly
proportioned. Our vet says he is the best example of a white
shepherd in the area.
Chopper loves to play, go on long walks and especially ride in the car
or truck! He was very easy to train although he still hates the
cat (who taunts him mercilessly). She's outside and he's inside
with a dog door to a big back yard with a 6' fence. She likes going on
his daily walks, staying just out reach and then running madly ahead
and flopping down like she doesn't the energy to go one bit further as
she looks over her shoulder at him. He hates to be seen with the
He loves his big blue squeeky balls the best. And for his bed, I
figured out the K-mart has a Seally mattress for baby cribs for only
$45. By putting crib sheets on it, I can keep his bed fresh and
he really likes it. It is much better than a smelly dog bed in
I'm so glad we did our research and got your puppy. You're the best and keep up the great work!!
Kathy and Dave Hankins,
weeks ago Shadow and I got to work at Dog Scouts of
America again for the July DSA Camp, for a week. I was
Instructing Water Rescue Courses, (Beach Buddies,
& Boating Safety) helping with Backpacking and also a Camp
Photographer. While I was pretty busy (still hurt and
swollen), Shadow still managed to earn 7 new merit badges!
Hiking (all off leash), Puppy Paddlers (finally got her to
swim), Obstacle Course 1,Weight Pull, Fine Art of Shaping
(learned to play the drums and piano), Therapy Dog (was already
a registered TDI, but had to take test at DSA for badge), and
last but not least, she gets new initials for this one, she
passed the American Temperament Test Society test for her TT.
She already has badges for Backpacking, Obstacle Course 2, and
Art of Shaping (learned to paint watercolor pictures); Also
while at camp, I have become a registered Apprentice Tester for
ATTS, and got to help test 23 dogs.
We've already been invited back and will be part of the
Instructor Staff at the August DSA Camp from the 12th -
18th. So she's now -
GR CH Tumbledowns Moon Shadow TT,PD,DSA,TDI,CGC,PennHip,OFA
elbows. Here's a link to DSA: http://www.dogscouts.com/
Mark G Echterling Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue email@example.com
Shadow winning Best of Breed at a
UKC show. She is a daughter of Romeo
I received the registration form and will mail it out this week.
I've officially named Dakota: Regalwise Dakota GhostShadow.
Couldn't resist adding Shadow (instead of Spirit) to his name
it's because of Shadow that he is with us.
We attended our first session of Puppy Kindergarten yesterday
It was fun. Dakota did really well and I am so proud of him. He
went on the seesaw they have and walked up it and then down it
beautifully. It was hard to have someone else handling him
once I got used to it, it was ok. We will go again next Saturday
well. Dakota was first to do everything and really enjoyed it
much -- he was even upset that he couldn't do it all again and
At one point, he was crying and I turned to Marc and told him I
Dakota needed a bathroom break. I told the
"instructor" and Marc took
Dakota outside and my little darling had to go and go and go.
he must have been trying really hard to hold it.
He is doing super well still. He knows he's to go into his crate
sleep at night and goes right in. He's being able to wait a
longer each day to go out and is just so good at telling us when
needs to go. I can't get over how smart this little tyke is. I
really love him and am so glad he's home with us now. What joy
gives to us. And he and Cheyenne are now the best of buddies. I
so glad. This is just "perfect."
OH! Scott, the owner of the National K-9 here got to meet little
Dakota yesterday and was very impressed with him. He told Marc
nice dog he is and Marc said "Tell that to my wife" so
around, saw me and we chatted about Dakota --he was very pleased
Dakota's looks and attitude. I know Scott liked Shadow and likes
Cheyenne, so this made me feel really good. He was the person I
to when I wanted a second GS -- he found me Cheyenne.
Well, enough from me.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Thanks again for everything,
WSCC/AWSA CH Tumbledown's Tejano Tango,
"Tango" owned by Brad & Julie Hansen has
earned both a WSCC and AWSA Championship.
She is a daughter of
WGSDCI CH Phoenix of Tumbledown, OFA
and WGSDCI CH Gozer the Destroyer,
TT, HC, CD, OVC.
|Chris Eggenberger: "Komet
is well, I'm feeding him adult food now, but made the transition
slowly. His obedience training is coming along very nicely. I
swear he's a little taller every day! At 5 months to the day he
weighed in a 48.7 pounds..... The instructors at obedience
class always compliment Komet on his behavior and
disposition..... We had a great time at the lake a couple
weekends ago. Komet finally went swimming. He was so proud of
himself when he came out of the water, he completely soaked
Also: Komet at a Herding instinct test.
Tom & Carol Gottardo &
"Kramer is a joy to us. He has easily become part of
the family....He is very smart and trains easily...We have
started obedience training and the trainer is very pleased with
his progress. He rides nicely in the truck, laying beside
us or Harley. He doesn't mind the veterinarian's office
because they give him treats. He recently stayed at some
friend's while we were out of town and he behaved wonderfully.
He gets along well with people and other animals...He is
growing into a wonderful pet. He is a great friend and
good company. We get lots of comments from many different
people about what a beautiful dog he is."
Charlene Broudy: She is a delight! Yes, very
white (what do you bathe your white dogs with?) Black black
pigment. Erect ears. She seems very settled already. Happy. Full
of beans. Ula likes her new home, is full of joy, and is more
independent now that she knows her way around. She sleeps by our
bed with her crate door open and has free roam all day. She
knows her toilet area outside already and has not made a
"mistake" in the house at all, just once the first
day. We take her to her area often. We get up in the night once
with her. She's got a healthy appetite. She's such a
gentle puppy. Although we are here most all the time, she is
quite happy to be left alone and play by herself, unlike many
puppies. She never cries or complains. In the morning she wakes
up and entertains herself. We hear her go in her box and have
fights with her ball, barking at it. Then she'll run out and
gather things she can find and store them at the very back of
her box! Very busy and content.
|Laura & Reggie Roy
"We are sending a few pictures of Brutus. We really
enjoy him. We are still taking him to school, he is in the
advanced class now."
|Judy Grumdahl & Tumbledown's
Lady Francesca "Fresca"
"Here is the latest picture of Fresca. Am I wrong, or
is she absolutely gorgeous? Like I said, she holds herself
like a regal queen all the time."
Debbie Olson: "Thank You so much for my puppy;
she's perfect! I've named her Keana. She's added so much
to our lives already. My daughters (Auburn 10 and Kendra 8) are
both "in love" with Keana. This is their first puppy.
On her first night home, she slept in the crate by my bed.
She whined for only a few minutes but I reached down and petted
her and talked to her and she calmed down. She slept the entire
night!! During the day she won't leave my side. As I sit here on
the computer she's lying by my feet! When I cook, she's lying
down beside me, and will follow me everywhere. She goes
whereever I go (except to work) and doesn't seem to mind the
movement of the car. On the way home from Indiana, she sat on my
lap the whole way (8 hours!). She hardly made a fuss and she
went potty on command when we stopped. Up until a few
weeks ago, neither one of us had heard Keana bark. What a
surprise when she started barking at the mailman, the meter
reader, and now anyone walking close to the house. My girls
laughed so loud the first few times she barked. I am thrilled
that she's matured enough to feel she has to "protect"
|Jerry Dilling, MD
& "Tumbledown's Lucky Seven"
"I have owned lots of pets in my lifetime- several horses,
numerous cats and dogs, several squirrils, even a raccoon- but
this particular dog is one of the best, if not the best, of all.
He is very intelligent. He is very easy to train.
All I have to do is communicate to him somehow what I want
him to do, and he will do it on command from then on."....
"He is well known by many people here in town because
he is always with me on weekends.".... "He gets
lots of compliments on what a beautiful dog he is whenever I
take him with me."
Dean & Wilma Larson & "Backus"
Just a short note to tell you Backus is fine and a real delight!
He is a clown and keeps Wilma & I laughing all the
time. He thinks our grandkids are great and will play
fetch the squeeky by the hour.... Backus' father must have been
a real great dog to make Backus such a good dog and do so many
thoughtful and funny things."
I'm sending a picture of our girl, Abby. She is really
barks like a "big" dog, rides in the car without
throwing up, this is new and
good! she loves people and lots of attention. She and Ursa are
apart the run and play almost all day. She loves water, thinks
puddles after a rain were put there just for her. She sleeps on
the bed now
after her early morning out time, what a cuddler she is...to say
spoiled would be a lie..she is rotten! But well behaved, most of
She knows how to behave in public, walks on her leash like a
she's called and sits when told. She is quickly learning to
cats..they've had a few recent "chats". Any way she
continues to be a joy
for us and for Ursa..all is working out well.. Marty
I just wanted to let you know that the breeding of Ruff and
Rigel really produced a wonderful dog. Jake is an awesome dog
with an amost perfect temperment. As soon as I get my digital
camera fixed I will send you some pictures of Jake. His coat is
great and his build is going to be perfect. He still really
wants to eat all the time. Sometimes I think I am under feeding
him but 5 1/2 cups a day is want they recommend for his age and
weight. I did get a couple of names of people who could train me
to show Jake but I am not sure I have found the right people
yet. I am really glad to see you are breeding Ruff and Rigel
again anyone would be lucky to get one of their pups. I hope
they turn out as nice as the first two did. How is Jakes sister
I would love to see a picture of her if you have one.
Patick and Becky Voyles
Thought you might want to see a picture of THE cutest puppy
in the world...
Blizzard is just loving life these days. And we all love him.
We walk him around the block in the evenings and he's met a few
of his canine neighbors. He's settling into the house routine
nicely. His favorite spot is behind he toilet. Of course he
be able to fit back there much longer.
Hope all's well with you. I hope you can open this photo.
I'll be sending you more.
Regalwise Panzer Blitzkrieg
|(Posted to the American White Shepherd
Association email list)
I can't address the breeder's angle, but I can readily
provide the buyers angle.
Price was not much of an issue when I found Ronda. What I got
from her in information and caring about where the puppy went
told me VOLUMES of need to know knowledge on the buying end.
She was as busy interviewing me as I was her! And to me THAT
made all the difference. Here was a breeder who was not letting
her dogs go to just any ol' place. She wanted to evaluate my
abilities to handle the dog as much as I was evaluating her as a
responsible breeder. Easy to spot the breeder who isn't in it
strictly for the money game if you know what to look for.
Her kennels were well managed and clean. All her dogs were happy
and energetic, with the parent dogs right there in my immediate
line of sight to check out.
She answered all questions directly and with candor, and believe
me, I'm no slouch when it comes to brain-picking. *LOL*
All these things tied with a great pup are priceless. Good
breeders are NOT a dime a dozen, in fact they're hard to find. I
looked a while before I found the one I would invest my money,
time, and trust in.
While I can't say what I feel a reasonable price would be (each
dog is unique and would command the price of that uniqueness) I
can say that when you find breeders like Ronda, Jean, Joanne,
and the rest...price
tends to become much less of an issue. :-)
It has been a while since I have written to you about Cap so I
would drop you a line. To refresh your memory, we live in north
about 12 1/2 acres and bought our male White Shepherd puppy from
January of 1998. As I recall, he was born on December 7,
Cap is just about everything we hoped he would be. He guards the
property with enthusiasm but has never come close to biting
anyone. He is
intimidating with his bark and stature, but not terrifying, and
viscious. Once the vistitor is introduced, he warms up
He is about the gentlest dog I have ever seen with children as
well as with
small animals. We have chickens, rabbits and geese (which were
one week old
when we got them 5 weeks ago) and have no problem leaving him
with any of
them in the same yard unsupervised for hours at a time. Kids can
over him, pull his tail, ears, etc without so much as a look of
and he often runs around the place with the older kids as though
he is just
part of the group (or pack). If he has had enough of the
paying attention to him, he just gets up and moves.
Cap has absolutely become part of the family and, because we
work at home for
the time being, he is with us virtually 24 hours a day (even in
at night since we never got out of that habit from when he was a
boss will probably be moving our shop into town later this year
or early next
year and part of the deal of us making the move is that we get
to bring Cap
to work with us. He agreed to that and said that he might even
put up a dog
run for him for times that he might need to be outside. Anyway,
completely happy with Cap and thought you might like to hear
Jim and Cindy Brannon &
two horses, one mule, two cats, two rabbits, two geese, five
several mice (out in the hay shed), and, of course, Cap.
||Hi Ronda. Here is a picture of Skylla.
She is almost 7 months now.
We are so delighted with her. There are a couple of other
pictures that have been scanned, but since they take so long to
download I will probably mail them.
Thanks so much,
Brent and Tamara (Calgary)
Sorry I have not contacted you in so long, but with work,
school, and dog class I have been very busy. I just thought I
would give you an update on "Kira".......she is
growing very, very fast....and putting away the food I might
add. She is weighing in at a slender 70 lbs. at 6 1/2 months. I
can't believe how fast she is growing. She has already completed
a level 1 and 1 1/2 obedience course along with a level 1
agility course....she LOVES agility....A-frame, dog walk,
shoots, tunnels, weave poles.....she does it all, and with great
enthusiasm. She is learning very fast, and loves to
"work." I can't wait to start her on her narcotics
training, but I am sure it will not be as fun as the obedience
OH, I almost forgot...she will test for her CGC and TDI at the
end of July. I decided to go ahead with the TDI. I thought it
would be good Public Relations work for her to go into
hospitals, schools, and so on. The hospitals here have Therapy
Dog programs, and I think Kira would love it.
I have enclosed a picture of her at 6 1/2 months....not the best
picture, but this is the most recent I have on my
If you would like to see some of her working agility or some of
her obedience work I can send them. My other pics are of better
quality than this one.
If you don't mind change my e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk with you later, Nathan Spray #661 SPD
We think Maisy is the best looking white shepherd we've ever
seen. Of course
we haven't seen that many. Not only is she pretty, she's a
Thanks again for doing such a great job breeding these
shepherds. We hope to
be able to visit someday.
|(Posted on the White
Shepherd Email list)
I agree with you all !!
I also have a dog from Ronda, and he is a real american dog,
very big (for
Dutch Standard) but he is my baby and I love him to death.
My experience was also, since we have Timber, In the beginning
we had some
little problems, all we had to do, was send an e-mail to Ronda
helped us anyway she could.
Simply Ronda, You're the Best.
Greetings from the Netherlands, Peter, Alexandra and Mitchell
and off course
big kisses and hugs from Falco and Timber.
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|(Posted to the White
Shepherd email list)
Glad I'm not the only one who sings Ronda's praises. I can't
tell you how happy
I am with Dakota Ghost. He is absolutely the smartest pup I've
ever had and
is the happiest little fellow I've ever seen. He is my darling
baby and it
just about kills me to have to leave him when I have to go to
Yep, I agree with everything you said about he pups you've
gotten from Ronda.
Dakota is the same way -- he adapts so easily and is such a
He lies down in the back seat of the car when we are traveling
with him and he
just "settles" in no matter where we re or what we're
doing. Everyone at work
teases me as they say I really come alive when talking about
him. I know I do!
For all the breeders out there who are as careful in their
programs as Ronda is in hers, I thank you from the bottom of my
heart as I know we are
continually improving the White breed of Shepherds!
Ronda, I still can't thank you enough and am so glad I found you
when I did.
Dakota sends you a big wet kiss!
We're just telling it like it is. You are a GREAT breeder and
the dogs that
we have received from you are just so fantastic. We can't say
And we all thank you for having the careful breeding program
that you do. You
do us all proud.
I don't think you breeders get enough praise -- if it wasn't for
you, we really wouldn't be bettering the breed and none of us
who have your
pups would be so happy. And believe me, I know we are absolutely
with our babies.
Thanks and thanks again.
|(Posted to the White
Shepherd email list)
I couldn't agree more, di! i have several of ronda's dogs,
terrific. my female certi, that i got from her and jon, is about
pups by chief, a descendant. their last litter was great, and i
wait to see how this one turns out.
the infants i've gotten from her have been wonderful. very
well socialized, calm, and adapt so easily, taking everything in
they have gotten off the plane and as soon as they're out of the
in the car they settle down, giving kisses and looking around.
they bond so
fast - the first day they come here they are secure enough with
me to dive
under my chair when some exuberant member of the pack gets to
them. that tells you how well she's raised them, to know that
love, comfort, safety, dependability.
thanks for all the wonderful dogs, ronda! the world is a much,
better place with them in it.
Visit my website at www.goldfieldwhiteshepherd.com
thought I would say hello and see how you are doing. Josh is
doing just fine and the kid's love him as if it was the first
day we got him home. I do not have a scanner so we will get you
out some picture's ok. he is right at 90 Lbs. and love's too
swim more then anything. he also likes to play catch and
football. you would be very proud of him. he has given us so
much love and we all love him so much. well, I hope you have a
merry Christmas and a very good year.
The Mantei's & Josh........
it seems hard to believe that Halie turned 4 months old Saturday
as it seems like yesterday we were picking her up from you. She
much a part of this family that I don't know how we got along
her. She is probably the best puppy I or my wife have ever had.
had very few accidents in the house and you can be sure she will
know she has to go out. She chewed up very little and she has
up any shoes, furniture, clothing or anything significant. Like
puppies she likes to jump and we are working to control that.
been so good for Kelly and has helped Kelly get over her fear of
Lest I put to big a halo around her head, she is still a
puppy and acts
accordingly. I think the hardest thing for us is to remember
that she is
only four months and that everything is still play with
I have received both her AKC and UKC registration
certificates and will mail
you a copy of each per your request. I will also send you a
her so you can see how she has grown and how pretty she is. I
had a chance to go see your friend Chris, but will take Halie by
meet her relatives. Thanks again for being the kind of breeder
person you are.
Halie attests to how successful you are.
Karen, Kelly, and Chuck
||Hello, Ronda -
I received the UKC registration information. Thanks. I filled
out my parts on the form and mailed it in.
Lacey is growing and developing well. We have finished puppy
kindergarten. I think next month I will sign her up for a basic
obedience class. She really enjoyed the puppy kindergarten; she
is very sociable with people and other dogs and puppies. She
thinks everyone is her friend. :-)
Lacey knows quite a few commands now and is learning more. She
doesn't always obey, but I think that will improve. She knows
Sit, Stay, Down, Come and No Bite. We are also working on Heal,
Drop It, Crawl and Roll Over.
Lacey is only so-so on a leash. Sometimes she pulls hard and
other times she walks nicely. I have ordered a Halti type of
collar, on the recommendation of the teacher of her class. She
says that should make a big difference.
A photo is attached, taken just about a week ago as she turned 4
months old. She weighed 33 pounds at her vet check last weekend.
I have been watching her growth closely, following your
guidelines about feeling the ribs and seeing the first
Everyone comments on how pretty she is. Even the vet called her
"striking," and he sees a lot of dogs!
Lacey isn't a big barker. She will bark once to go out or to
come in, if we don't notice that she is sitting by the door.
However, even though she doesn't bark much (and we like that),
she is rather vocal in other ways. She makes lots of different
kinds of little noises, according to what she is doing, how she
is feeling, etc. It's kind of amusing. Rick was walking her and
met another GSD owner (black and tan), and as they got to
talking, that guy mentioned that his dog is also very
Lacey is a great dog. I am so glad that we came down to pick her
out in person. The responsiveness and sociable nature that
showed even back then has developed into a wonderful
Dawn De Grazio
The puppy is much much better than you described. Her
personality is excellent. She is very outgoing and loves
Will write you later, got to get back to work
Just letting you know everything is going great. Dora has such
a stable temperament; she was not phased by the plane ride,
the drive home( including a stop at my brother's work which
included an elevator ride), and she has already acclimated to
our home. She slept the whole night through. Coupled with her
color and overall structure, I couldn't be happier. Thanks
again, Les Stotler
Hi! Just wanted to give you an update on Kansas.
She is doing incredible! What an exceptional dog.
When I first emailed you about a pup, we had recently lost our
WSD to cancer. My greatest hope was to get another dog
that was as great as she was. Kansas has already
surpassed my greatest expectations! At just three months
she already knows sit, down, stay, lets go, and leave it.
When I say she knows these things, I mean it. She is
incredibly focused. She always looks to me for
direction. Her puppy kindergarten teacher actually
does additional work with us because Kansas is so far ahead of
The other people in class like to watch her because they can't
believe how smart she is. She is a joy to watch.
At home, she has already settled into a nice pup with the
kids. I believe she is housebroken. I don't
give her free reign of the house, though. She does cry
at the door when she has to go. We haven't had any
accidents in almost 2 weeks.
The bottom line is- we love her. I couldn't have asked
for a better pup.
Thank you! Tracy