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Please note that all our dogs have now been tested and any future dogs for CDRM (Chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy). None of our dogs here at Calmholme are affected with CDRM nor will they ever be. All litters produced here will be free from developing this dreadful disease!

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Welcome, and thank you for exploring our world at Calmholme German Shepherds. It's our pleasure to present our passion through this site, filled with beautiful memories of our magnificent dogs and their progeny over the years.

German Shepherds have always held a special place in our hearts. Our love story with this breed began even before my birth, when my father introduced his first German Shepherd, "Rex," into our family in 1965. As a young child, I was utterly captivated by Rex's majestic presence. This fascination quickly blossomed into a lifelong passion for German Shepherds, which was passed down to my own children and now to my grandchildren, marking four generations of dog lovers in our family. We're delighted that our youngest daughter has also joined us, working alongside us and planning to introduce her little girl Winnie to our breeding programme in the near future.

Our beautiful homestead is nestled in the picturesque East Riding of Yorkshire, surrounded by the splendid rural beauty of Beverley. Here, on our 3-acre smallholding, our beloved German Shepherds enjoy plenty of open spaces and freedom to play.

Our journey as breeders began over 24 years ago, with our foundation girls "Gemma & Beauty," and our foundation stud Monty, who we were blessed to have until he passed at age 13. As fully licensed professional breeders, we devote ourselves wholeheartedly to every litter we have. We're proud of our 5-star breeding licence from our local council and even more proud of our furry family.

For over two decades, we've been dedicated to breeding large, long-coated German Shepherds. We don't breed for colour, but for health, temperament, and intelligence. Our goal is to improve the breed continually, prioritising excellent health, temperament, and construction. We combine the best of European and English lines, producing dogs with straight backs. All our dogs undergo health testing, and we only breed those that pass these tests satisfactorily. Our commitment to our dogs' wellbeing is unwavering; we are deeply passionate about our breed!

All the dogs you see on our website are cherished members of our family, chosen for their gentle and kind temperaments rather than their colours. They stay with us even after their breeding years, continuing to leave their mark on future generations. We take immense pride in training, socialising, and caring for each one of our dogs. The confidence, kindness, gentleness, and eagerness to please that our dogs display is something we truly value.

When our puppies are ready for their next adventure, our top priority is to find the perfect homes for them. Our puppies are never sold for guarding purposes; instead, we look for loving families who can provide ample time and affection to these treasured companions.

Adding a German Shepherd or any dog to your family is indeed a significant commitment. It requires your time, effort for training, mental stimulation, and socialisation. We're always here to provide advice and support throughout your dog's lifetime. Additionally, our private Facebook group offers an engaging platform for our owners to share photos, stories, advice, and even participate in fun competitions with great prizes.

Feel free to reach out to us for a friendly chat. We're excited to welcome you into the Calmholme German Shepherds family.

With Warm Regards, Caroline & Richard Fletcher

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