Vom Berk Haus Protection Dogs was started to fill a need for the everyday family. Repeatedly our clients came to us needing protection, and not wanting to wait the many months it took for their puppy to grow up and be trained.  The investment to take a puppy to protection dog is immense. Our protection dogs can bridge that gap, bringing you family friendly, yet real-life protection dogs, without the wait and work to train a puppy yourself.  Here at Vom Berk Haus, we unite IPO and everyday family life.  We emphasize the practical application of our dogs within everyday life, as well as on the competition field. 

IPO is an intensive test that was developed to put stress on the dog and the handler, evaluating the ability of the dog to function in even the most high stress scenarios.  Dogs that are IPO titled have been temperament and nerve tested by a licensed judge (third party). At Vom Berk Haus, we hold high value to the importance of this training, testing, and strict judging by an unbiased professional.  Our clients do not want to take just anyone's word that a dog is trained, and IPO provides them with proof and peace of mind. (See our Blog post - What is IPO? for more information)

Our protection dogs meet people in all types of environments, have traveled extensively, and been exposed to all sorts of things and situations. This gives you the benefit of enjoying the strength of a dog that understands its role in the family. You keep your family safe and enjoy peace of mind with the best experience and selection at Vom Berk Haus. 

Our world-class German Shepherds are meticulously selected from the top European pedigrees ensuring the best possible temperament and physical condition.

We hand-select dogs descending from a long line of animals who have passed rigorous temperament testing. The European approach tests a dog’s ability to fight an aggressor while maintaining a perfect disposition for living in a family environment.

These majestic companions are raised in families, well socialized, extensively trained and meet the highest breed standard (healthy hips, elbows, etc.). They are exposed to real world situations aimed at challenging their courage and emotional stability before the dog is deemed suitable for breeding.

Why Buy an European Import German Shepherd?

A robust community for sport dog training is found throughout Europe, and German Shepherd owners start their dogs in this program at a young age. They enjoy dog training so much that a typical German Shepherd owner gets a new puppy every 6 to 9 months. Although it might be hard for Americans to understand, these dog enthusiasts usually sell their fully trained dogs and continue the process of training more pups. This often becomes a life-long avocation.

Vom Berk Haus only considers those dogs that have truly excelled in all aspects of this intense and exhaustive system.  We can confidently stand behind your new dog knowing that this majestic companion will quickly become an indispensable and loved member of your family.

Higher Standards

The following factors contribute to the superb quality of our dogs:
  • Our dogs come from a long line of unique animals that have demonstrated complete mastery of tracking, obedience and protection work.
  • These magnificent creatures possess superior intelligence, working ability and physical prowess. They are courageous and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to their masters’ safety. Finally, our dogs are poised, self confident, and good-natured.
  • Our dogs must be free of any hip problems, as determined by a board certified radiologist, and must meet exacting breed standards, far in excess of anything the American Kennel Club (AKC) would require.
In the United States, almost any two dogs can be bred, and have their puppies receive “papers.” Not so in Europe. The German Shepherd Breed Warden must certify that the dog is of impeccable physical and emotional stability before the dog is deemed suitable for breeding.

The Perfect Fit

Vom Berk Haus engages in a comprehensive screening process to make sure the dog you purchase is the perfect fit for your lifestyle and needs. Through this process, we thoroughly answer all of your questions and help you find a wonderful guardian and companion. We believe this process produces the right results every time.

We welcome potential clients to visit our kennels located in Corvallis, Montana and meet some of our dogs.

Vom Berk Haus provides a handler course for you and your dog, for any dog titled IPO1 and higher.  We find and vet a trainer with working dog experience, local to you, to come out to your home, or wherever you would prefer, and help you and your dog work together as a team. Other companies deliver their dogs to you and leave, but we believe strongly in finding you a trainer that can work with you and have an ongoing relationship with you and your dog down the road, and provide the hands on help that simply can't be done over the phone.  Another reason why at Vom Berk Haus, you will discover the best!

This is one of our Executive Protection Dogs, Cap, being handled by a young girl for the first time.  He will protect her with his life!  People ask us all the time if protection dogs are kid-safe and good family dogs.  Take a look!