"Do right and fear no one"
of the Max von Stephanitz coat of arms)
Welcome to NordOsten Kennel
"East German Shepherds Bred With Integrity"
We are the home of Von NordOsten Shepherds & Von Barren Berg Shepherds, Quality Working Line German
NordOsten Kennel is located
in Northeastern Massachusetts. We are a small personal kennel breeding mostly East working line German Shepherds (some with a little West & Czech lines).
Our goal is to breed the best temperaments and
health, dogs that can be good family members or working companion.
We choose our breed stock carefully and raise them properly to ensure their temperaments and health.
You may visit our dogs
by appointment and let them speak for themselves.
I started breeding German Shepherds after my good friend Linda from Miles River Training Kennel, introduced
me to the East German Shepherds. I purchase my first German female, Tula Von Barren Berg, from her in 1996,
then Zella Von Barren Berg in 1999, and the rest is history. I breed for temperament, health & structure. My dogs and
pups are raised around kids and are very social. It is important to keep my dogs healthy and happy so they produce the same.
When choosing a stud dog, I look for excellent temperament, stable nerves, good hips and other qualities that will compliment
my females. I want a dog that can be a good family companion and also capable of sport. Check out the testimonial page to see what some of my customers have to say.
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|Zima Von Barren Berg CGC 83% East (DDR)
|Cathy & Jada Von Barren Berg
From time to time people tell me, "lighten up, it's just
a dog", or "That's alot of money for just a dog". They don't understand the distance traveled, time spent,
or costs involved for "Just a dog". Some of my proudest moments have come about with "Just a dog". Many
hours have passed with my only company being "Just a dog", and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest
moments were brought about by "Just a dog". In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "Just a dog"
provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "Just a dog", you will probably understand
phrases like "Just a friend", "Just a sunrise", or "Just a promise". "Just a dog"
brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion
and patience that makes me a better person. Because of "Just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.
For me and folks like me, it's not "Just a dog". It's an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the
future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me
and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday people can understand it's not
"Just a dog". It's the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "Just a woman".
next time you hear the phrase "Just a dog", smile, because they "Just Don't Understand".
Dogs Leave Pawprints On Your Heart"
|Chevelle & Kasch with the kids
sweet just as soon as you ban all sarcasm and meanness from your repertoire. Furthermore, there is no reason to hang
around anyone who dwells in these nasty tones."
| Zima & Kasch Von Barren Berg
A little humor....
10 Reasons I started Breeding
10. Thought the house was too orderly
9. Never did like
having a full night’s sleep
8. Wanted my Vet to get a new BMW
Thought the furniture looked too nice
6. Love the sounds of puppies in the morning,
noon, afternoon, evening, midnight, pre-dawn, etc.
5. Garden and backyard needed renovations,
and didn't want
to pay a gardener.
4. Neighbors didn't complain enough
weren't enough of a challenge
2. If you can train & show one dog, why not ten
Wanted to see if spouse really meant those vows