About Us

Who we are & why we breed our Shepherds

We are John & Brooke Rudis. My wife is with Chesapeake Public Schools & I retired, after 32 years, from the Chesapeake Fire Department. We live in Chesapeake on 21 acres with chickens, turkeys & horses; an ideal setting for our German Shepherds to train, herd & develop their internal drive.  

Our German Shepherds

 We are so proud that our beautiful German Shepherds are having another litter.  We are NOT in business to breed, we just know that our  two Shepherds are amazing and we want  to share with others the awesome experience we have with our dogs!   


Jager, the sire, has been with us for nine years now. He is a laid back, gentle guy; but, fiercely protective. He weighs 98 lbs, has classic coloring, red & black, with a striking dark face.



  Elsa, joined our family three & half years ago. She comes from a working line (West German/Czech, granddaughter of Vegas du Haut Mansard), her high-drive is evident as she progresses in her scent recognition training with Jim Duncan. Weighing 63 lbs, she is stunningly beautiful with a full red & black coat.  

Elsa & Jager's 1st litter May 5th 2017

The first litter yielded two puppies: a male and female.

Bear, the male,  lives with a Chesapeake Firefighter family & trains with Jim Duncan.

Elsie, the female, substance searches with her Chesterfield law enforcement family. 

Elsa & Jager's 2nd litter October 23, 2018

They had NINE puppies, 8 boys and Bella. She was the last pup born! Our puppies live with us, developing keen socialization skills, training for increased drive, obedience, leash abilities & crate competencies.