I have known Kathy and Hans Buflod as Clients and friends for more than 20 years. They have wonderful dogs and provide the best of care for all their puppies. Their dogs are healthy, beautiful, and have friendly stable personalities. They are some of the nicest German Shepherds I have ever seen. I have personally visited their kennels and found them to be exceptionally clean and very well kept. They also provide excellent training which I have used for my personal dogs. I would highly recommend Kathy and Hans as honest, caring, responsible breeders and trainers who you can trust.
Dr. John Raab DVM
Caesar Creek Animal Clinic Waynesville, Ohio
How is everyone doing your way? Thought you might enjoy this picture of Bella. I can't wait for you to see her again she is awesome in every way.Bob and I and probably all our family and friends would be lost without her. Bob said he would never let a dog sleep with us again, but this changed quickly! 99% of the time she sleeps below my feet. She has brought so much joy in our lives. My other dogs were great, but she as so much loyalty and love towards me it is amazing. She is protective yet loving with all and knows I'm "mom". I can not explain how it feels to have a dog with such a different caliber about itself than others. I think I actually was scared the first several (teenage months) or intimidated because she was soo smart. Now that it has settled in that I own a real German German Shepherd with police dog abilities let alone beautiful, I can now just sit back, enjoy, and smile!
Take Care and God Bless, Denice Nikias-Buffett and Bella
Hello Kathy, Its been nearly two years since Bear joined us and may I say, how I love that dog!!! He is the most marvelous and wonderful creature on this earth!!! He still gets comments everywhere we go and the trainer I am working with right now thinks he is the most beautiful shepperd she has ever seen. Of course he is. J Thanks so much.
Bear vom Buflod
son of Skip vom Kottersbush.
They're wonderful people and are very professional. Their dogs are always fantastic.
Dr. Matt Carey DVM
Caesar Creek Animal Clinic
Service Dog Zelig vom Buflod (Ollie son) and his best friend LucasZelig has been simply spectacular. He has mastered numerous tasks and is working on new ones. Zelig is devoted to Lucas beyond what I thought possible; they are inseparable. Tasks he can reliably perform include:
When he is not working, Zelig also enjoys retrieving balls, chewing on toys, and playing with his sister Cocoa (our 5-year old Catahoula Leopard-Beagle Mix). He enjoys canned pumpkin mixed with his food; his coat is a shiny red as a result. He loves snow, and has learned to swim, though it is not his favorite sport! Zelig is also the sweetest dog any of us have ever met. Sure, here is obedient and responsive to Lucas' needs, and reliable as an old Studebaker. But he is also a wise and gentle soul who loves people and has assisted in the conversion of more than a few anti-Shepherd people into devotees. We cannot thank you enough for bringing Zelig into our lives and hearts. e is a funny, curious, intelligent, devoted fellow, whom we all dearly love. Kind regards, Margie Beaudry
Recommendation I have owned German Shepherds my entire life. Within the past year or so, my wife and I decided after the death of our 13-year-old German Shepherd (GS) that we would like to buy another GSD for our family. My wife and I conducted thorough research on attaining a good quality GSD for our family. We have 19-year-old twin boys with autism and it was important to us to get a dog that would be loving, tolerable, and protective of our family. It was important to me, especially, to get a true GSD pedigree. I am not one to throw titles out, but I am a vice-president of a company in the Cincinnati area and I am able to travel essentially where ever I need to travel. Monetary means was not an issue in my search. In my research, I found Kathy Buflod and Vom Buflod German Shepherds. They were located closely to where I live – I thought why not look into their puppies? I can tell you that it was one of the smartest decisions that I have made. We bought our puppy, Ivan. He is the most gentle but protective dog that I have ever owned. He has been trained by their trainer Hans Buflod on-leash and off and I am constantly receiving compliments on how well he is trained/behaved. He is healthy, and he is a handsome dog! We were so pleased with Ivan that we returned to VOM BUFLOD and purchased another dog – a female that we named Maude. Maude was also trained by Hans Buflod and does incredibly well in a store/public setting. If anyone is searching out there for a high-quality German Shepherd, I strongly urge you to contact Kathy Buflod at VOM BUFLOD GERMAN SHEPHERDS. She will treat you fairly and pair you with the dog that will be a perfect match for you or for you and your family. Sincerely, Rod Randall
3 Vom Buflod German Shepherds family:
Excellent breeder. They breed beautiful dogs with great temperaments. All 3 of our current German Shepherds are Vom Buflod shepherds. Our youngest puppy that we got in November had some food allergies and Kathy was so very helpful. Highly recommend this breeder!!
Vom Buflod German Shepherd puppy:
We are so incredibly pleased with our newest addition to our home from Vom Buflod German Shepherds! Our pup is approaching 1 year old and is extremely healthy and friendly. I couldn't be happier with the service I have gotten from these great people. This is our second addition from Vom Buflod and our GSD gets constant praise for her beauty and temperament by others when we are out and about. Thank you!
Greta vom Buflod:
Bought female , Greta, and best dog ever. Is with me every step, does not leave my side, really loving, highly intelligent,but has her job, me. My previous German Shepherd was from Germany and 12 was his lifespan. Greta has been the best and not quite 2 years old.
Harley vom Buflod
We had the best experience with the Vom Buflod German Shepherds!! Our dog Harley is the best dog we’ve ever had! He has a wonderful temperament, and has been so easy to train. He’s great with people too! I highly recommend this breeder!!Tracy Sellers
Bo vom Buflod
Just wanted to say "thank you" for our awesome GSD pup, Bo. He just turned 8 months a few days ago and is already such a big, handsome boy. He has a great temperament and loves to play. I don't know if we could have asked for a better GSD pup JLH
Liesl and Gunner vom Buflod
My wife and I visited several kennels in the Midwest seven years ago to determine where to purchase our GSD. We chose Vom Buflod for our sweet girl Liesl. She has been the best pet for our three young children to grow up with! Perfect temperament. Loving and playful. Always gentle and loving to greet our guests. Then just recently we wanted to add a male to our family and so happy to see Gunner, a two year old available! I made the trip with my seventh grade daughter and he exceeded our expectations. So calm and loving, and absolutely gorgeous!! Reconnecting with Hans and Kathy again, seven years later, reconfirmed our decision to go with them. They truly have a deep passion for what they do in providing the best German Shepherds as well as specific training that is second to none. We will always go with Vom Buflod since they love each and every one of their beautiful dogs and provide wonderful support along the way! Thank you Hans and Kathy for your dedication to preserve the heritage of our favorite breed, the German Shepherd. Your tireless work pays off for each of us, your satisfied customers and friends! Scott Froelich
20 year reference as Vet Office Manager They breed excellent dogs. They take great pride and care of all their dogs and puppies. Great people
Vom Buflod German Shepherd pup
Couldn’t be happier with the dog I got from Vom Buflod. He’s extremely friendly,intelligent, and trainable and makes the perfect family dog. Kathy was very transparent and knowledgeable. I without a doubt plan on getting my next GSD from them and am convinced Vom Buflod has nothing but the highest quality dogs.
Dan Bowen Odissi vom BuflodAbsolutely love our girl. Could not be happier. Temperament is astounding. She is very loving and playful. We bought her as a family pet but she has qualities of a world champion. So grateful for Vom Buflod and our fur baby Odissi. We get compliments on her where ever we go. Truly appreciate the guidance on diet and the importance in her development.
Marko vom Buflod
Our family has known Hans and Kathy since 2009 when we brought Hans our first GSD for basic and then advanced off leash training. Onyx is still with us and known in our community as "the best well behaved dog ever"! We have since purchased Marko, who gets the best looking GSD award! Not only is Marko good looking, but he is sweet and smart! We live in TN and Kathy knew what we wanted and matched us to Marko! We drove up to OH to pick up our puppy - love at first sight! Special skills? Making kindling! Marko loves breaking up branches! Marko also makes sure he is gentle when playing with older Onyx. Actually, Onyx trained with Marko's grand-sire - we knew then we would want a Von Buflod dog when it was time! We highly recommend Kathy and Hans for both exceptional breeding and training!
Riley vom Buflod
We got our German Shepherd, Riley, from Vom Buflod and couldn't be happier! She is incredibly loving and smart, with an excellent temperament. She is healthy and beautiful.
Thank you, Kathy and Hans, for the perfect pup!
Obi vom BUFLOD
My wife and I were out shopping and saw two of the most beautiful dogs we had ever seen. We asked where they came from and were told Vom Buflod. Fast forward a year and we decided we wanted a German Shepherd and we already knew where we needed to go. Kathy and Hans were great to work with and answered all of our questions. Our Obi is now 3 years old and is easily the smartest and easiest to train dog I've ever encountered. He has bonded with our family in the most incredible way and we cannot imagine life with out him. You WILL be stopped by strangers and asked "where did you get your dog?" anytime you go out in public but you will happily exclaim VOM BUFLOD!
Maximilian vom Buflod and Bear vom Buflod Vom Buflod German Shepherds is by far the most caring, high quality breeder I have ever known. Our first puppy, Bear, was the joy of our life! When he passed at 11 yrs old, not only were Kathy and Hans so kind and sympathetic, I also had the joy of receiving a new puppy from them who came from the same bloodline. Maximilian is everything I expect from a Von Buflod German Shepherd. He is highly intelligent, gentle, loyal, and loves people and children. In fact he is our school dog and has been since a puppy. People are always stopping me when I walk him to comment on how handsome he is, but are then amazed at how well behaved and loving he is. If I could give Kathy and Hans more stars than five, I would.
4 Vom Buflod German Shepherds familyTerrific Breeder, we have purchased 4 GSD from VomBuflod, over the last 11 years. Currently have 9 week old puppy, 2 yr old male and 10 yr old female. They all have exhibited sound mind with playful loyal habits. Will continue to purchase from Kathy and Hans!
DUTCH VOM BUFLOD Our boy Dutch is a wonderdul dog! Every where we take him people always compliment how beautiful he is and how well behaved. (He was trained by Hans) Will never have a German Shepard from another breeder! Ours will always come from Hans and Kathy. We leave town twice a year and always leave Dutch with Hans while we are away. Dutch is always excited to see him and is so well taken care of that we won't even consider leaving him anywhere else! Hands down down the best dog we've ever had from the best of the best German Shepherd breeders!
VOM BUFLOD PUPPY Our GSD from Vom Buflod is an amazing family dog. He is well tempered with our 4 rowdy boys. He is loyal and happy to do whatever the family is doing whether it's active or just chilling inside. He will defend us if necessary, but is also very accepting of our friends and visitors. I appreciated that Vom Buflod expertly matched the temperament of the dog specifically for our family.
RHEA VOM BUFLODWe got our baby girl, Rhea, from VOM BUFLOD GERMAN SHEPHERDS. Rhea is the sweetest and smartest pup. She has the best temperament and is very intelligent. She learns quickly and is very protective. We get compliments on her beauty every time we take her out. She is very healthy. Meeting with Kathy and Hans, we knew right away that this was an outstanding breeder. I highly recommend them to anyone that is interested in a Shepherd or an excellent trainer. They provided us with all information on her background. We love our Rhea!
SHERLOCK VOM BUFLOD ( SON OF OUR OLLIE VON WALDHIMMEL)
I couldn’t be happier! I picked Sherlock up on December 14TH an early Christmas present to myself! The Vom Buflods were wonderful arranging our adoption . He’s everything I could ever ask for in a companion.... smart, gentle and of course gorgeous! Compliments every time someone sees him. He’s a quick learner & plays well with my 20 year old kitty and my 5 young grandchildren. He is well mannered beyond his age. If anyone is interested in a German Shepherd for a family pet, I highly recommend The Vom Buflod kennels. Patty P.
Skip and Laureen brought a very special and happy girl into the world, and we are very fortunate to have Maci as part of our family. My constant and faithful companion, she is intelligent, eager, communicative, and loving … truly beautiful inside and out. Maci has clear working-dog characteristics: lean and with a straight back, she is incredibly athletic with blinding (Saluki-like) speed and off the chart ball (prey) drive with staying power galore. Fortunately I work from home so we take frequent breaks to run and train off leash in the fields around town. I use a ball or frisbee as her main training tool. She enjoys bite-work with the tug as well. Maci is ever watchful and protective yet when given the ok, is eager to meet new people to play … or roll-over for a belly rub!
Lily Vom Buflod just turned 3 last month. Her parents are Dasha and Skip and she looks much like her father.
She is an 85 pound beautiful Girl. She is very healthy and active and loves to play catch and take walks. She
is our best friend and we love her beyond words. She is very smart and friendly and a joy to be with.
We appreciate all the time you took to help us find the perfect dog. We also appreciate how you have always been there to answer our questions. We think you have the best dogs in the world!
Have a wonderful and healthy holiday season
Very Best Regards,
Paula and Norm Beck
Reiko is very loving, smart, energetic and loves to play with his tennis balls.
He loves children and they always walk right up to pet him. He is very sweet
with them and that is why we are going to look into therapy dog training in the winter for him.
Thank you again for a great companion.