Testimonials for our German Shepherds
Below is a sampling of our happy German Shepherd dog owners who found their best friends at von Hena-C Kennels. If you have story you’d like to share about a dog you got from Pam, please send it along!
Just wanted to let you know that Tober is phenomenal! I had the baby on Feb. 24th, and after an adjustment period (for ALL of us- not just the dog, LOL) we are doing very well. Tober is 100% housetrained, reliable in the house, completely non-destructive, and LOVES her new baby girl- we recently had to move her dog bed, because she would lay on the floor next to the crib all night, instead of on her bed in our room :). We will be starting beginner obedience on May 4th, and I have high hopes for another top-of-the-class finish. After that, I’m thinking CGC, then Intermediate and advanced obed, then maybe Rally. The kennel club just started a Rally program and I think it would be fun… Anyway, things are great, and thanks again for the opportunity to take care of such an outstanding pup!
~Aimee, Greenfield, MA
My family and I had been searching for three years until we found von Hena-C kennels online and decided to take a three hour trip to visit. We were amazed at such a fabulous kennel. The kennel is clean and up to date with modern ammenities such as radient heat for the floors! We knew right then and there, our wait was not in vain. Pam Lake has been a Godsend. Her knowledge and love for ALL her animals truly shows in the care they all receive there in New Hampshire. My daughter, husband and I returned again that year to visit and pick out a pup from the litter of Destiny & Treu.Destiny’s Treu Child A.K.A. “Dutchess” has been the finest family pet possible. We did a year of formal training and she adapted very well to commands. We also have another German Shepard who is elderly, (had a Dalmation) and 2 cats. Dutchess does well with our 2 grandchildren too!! In October 2008, I bred back with Pam at the kennel with Blek- and now we have a brood of our own!! These pups are magnificant!! Pam was a lifesaver thru the whole process and really helped me tremendously. We are so fortunate to have someone like Pam Lake and von Hena-C kennels!! You really have a great fanbase! You should be really proud of yourself. Soemtimes we get so wrapped up in things and forget to appreciate wonderful people like you! Well I appreciate you a lot! Thank you again for all that you do-I literally couldn’t have done it without you!
From Wendy Sloss, Morris, CT
Hi Pam, I just wanted to give you a quick update on Toulie. I have never received so many compliments on anything in my life– since I have gotten her (when she was a mere 8.5 pounds!) I have had people continuously stop their cars to ask me about her. Now, 5 months later, she is still attracting the same attention– though now she is 55 pounds! Needless to say, she has grown up way too fast– into one of the sweetest, most loving, and energetic dogs you will ever meet. Everyone who has played with her even a little bit has declared that they want a GSD now because of her temperament and beauty. I’m attaching some photos of her so you can see her progress! Thanks again for everything. I couldn’t be happier with EVERYTHING! I’ve recommended your business to several other people who are in the market for GSDs, so hopefully they will be coming your way soon!
Best, Margaret Robertson
Hi Pam, We just wanted to pass along a heartfelt thank you and a few pictures of our new buddy, Cygnus! He settled into his new home without a hitch and has been awesome here everyday. We feel very fortunate to have found von Hena-C, and the professionalism and consideration that was shared by yourself, Don and Sue is far beyond what we could have hoped for. We fell in love with your beautiful dogs and couldn’t be happier raising a puppy from Treu and Midnight. I hope you and Treu are doing well – We look forward to coming by this Spring to see you guys and introduce you to Cygnus! Thanks again Pam for such a pleasurable experience. We’ll keep in touch.
Brian Milano, Warner, NH
Hi Pam, I wanted to shoot you a much overdue update on our Tera/Treu (Dec. 17th, 2006) puppy Ebin “Treu” von Hena-C; he is doing fantastic! He was housebroken by 11.5 weeks and hasn’t had an accident since. He’s obedience trained, and the only thing we’re still working on is occasional excited jumping. He’s fantastic and sometimes too clever for his own good. 🙂 We go for daily walks/hikes and he’s completely in his element running on trails off leash in the woods. He has an incredible ball drive; we are still desiring to get him into Schutzhund. Treu, Jr. is built superbly. I’ve gotten uncountable comments on him and where we found him. I’ve referred most to your website and they’ve been impressed! He’s about 24 or so inches tall and about 87 pounds, though he doesn’t look it. He’s all chest. Treu is…indescribable. He was worth every penny and we’ve had zero regrets. I wouldn’t trade him for the absolute world. He’s everything we wanted and more. Your dogs are incredible and produce amazing puppies! As slim as the chance would be, if (big) Treu doesn’t have a home after You are done using him as a stud, I would give You an absolute yes this very minute that we would take him in.
Sammy Miller, Manchester, NH
Hi Pam, This dog is an amazing dog! I have never owned a dog so loyal already at just under 4 months old. You have truly bred a breed of dog worthy of being labeled as, “The Best Family Dog” ever! I have been recommending your kennel to everyone I know who is thinking about getting a family dog. Thanks again and enjoy the pictures.
Kurt, Melissa, & Tyler LaCroix, Londonderry, NH
My husband and I were wanting to find a great dog for our home with wonderful temperment and we had our previous dog trainer call around to breeders to find one that would fit and takes pride in there work. Our trainer called us back and said he was so impressed with Pam Lake (Von Hena Kennels) that he put a deposit down right away for a pup. We ended up with a wonderful puppy named “Edgar” AKA Martinez and he is my baby boy, wonderful personality, sweet, sensitive. We had such great success with Edgar that we recently went back to Pam Lake for another puppy and she is also the sweetest thing! If you are looking for a good temperment puppy to bring into your home, I would highly suggest von Hena-C!!
Bailey Desrocher Oxford, CT
Pam, Fritz is a joy. The most lovable and well mannered dog. Thanks for breeding such a great dog!
Rhona and Bill Jarmulowicz, Sudbury, MA
We have purchased three gorgeous German Shepherd puppies over the past 10 years from von-Hena-C, Max – 9 1/2 yrs, Luke 2 yrs, & Stella 8 months. Right from the beginning Pam was wonderful to deal with. She is a professional, reputable breeder whose job doesn’t end at the sale of the dog. I have contacted Pam with questions on occasion and she has always been there to offer prompt assistance. If you are looking for a quality breeder that is a pleasure to deal with, contact Pam Lake at von-Hena-C.
Karyn Ridolfo, Weare, NH
A FRIEND OF MINE RECOMMENDED ME TO LOOK UP VON HENA-C WEBSITE. I WAS SO IMPRESS WITH IT. IT GAVE INFO ABOUT PAM AND ABOUT THE DOGS SHE BREEDS AND WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. I LIKE TO BRING PAM’S SITE UP OFTEN. I ENJOY LOOKING UP PAM’S STUDS AND BREEDING FEMALES. I BOUGHT A PUPPY FROM HER AND IT’S NEVER BEEN A DULL MOMENT WITH HIM. SHE HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL WHEN I E-MAIL QUESTIONS TO HER CONCERNING MY PUPPY AND ALSO WHEN HE IS ALL GROWN UP. HE IS 2 YEARS OLD NOW. I LOVE GOING UNDER HER PUPPY PICTURES TO SEE WHAT NEW ONES YOU HAVE ADDED. I SENT A PICTURE TO HER SO SHE COULD SEE HOW HER PUPPY THAT SHE SOLD ME TURNED OUT. SHE WAS SO IMPRESSED THAT SHE SAID SHE WOULD BE ADDING HIM TO HER PUPPY GALLERY SITE. I RECOMMEND IF LOOKING TO BUY A PUPPY THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME. ALSO WHEN YOU E-MAIL ABOUT A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR PUPPY SHE IS RIGHT ON THE BALL E-MAILING YOU BACK. THANK YOU PAM FOR THE WONDERFUL PUPPY AND ALL THE HELP YOU GIVE ME.
SANDRA PINARD, MANCHESTER, NH
Pam, Ako is such a great dog! He looks beautiful and gets compliments everywhere we take him! He is very, very smart and so sweet! Thank you so so much-he is the greatest! We have seen what a difference a great breeder makes! In fact, I am already looking ahead 2-3 years for my next one.
Donna and Doug Mcgill, Williamsburg, MA
Just a note to let you know how Magnum is doing. Great!!! He is one tough dog. Temperament is great, good with puppies, children, in the home, on and off leash, but when called on he comes out awesome. I have decided I am going to pursue a SCH1. He deserves it and you do as well. The only thing holding him back would be me. He is 83lbs at 8 1/2 months. Zoe (13 months) is doing great in her training. The Czech is really coming out in her. List me as the most satisfied customer you have had. You worked with me and together we picked the best dog suited for me. Magnum is wonderful. Your East and Czech bloodlines are exceptional.
Bill Prescott, Georgetown, MA
Pam: I just had to write you and tell you how thrilled I am with my German Shepherds, Peanut Butter and Jelly. They are interesting, fun and very beautiful. Every time I take them walking I get compliments on how beautiful they are. Looks aside, my vet is very impressed with the quality of the dogs. He has seen many Shepherds through out the years and never before has he never seen such healthy animals. He loves their gleaming coats, and was impressed that you are waiting until the dogs are older and have had their hips x-rayed before breeding. I am very pleased with my dogs, and tell everyone who asks about them about you and your kennel.
Thanks, Sue, Concord, NH
Pam, I would like to take this time once again to thank-you for allowing us to purchase one of your very beautiful, as well as very intelligent all black German Shepard puppies. We have named her Jetta and she has fit right into our family rather nicely. Pam we have spoken to many breeders about German Shepard dogs but you are by far the best as far as I’m concerned in knowledge, ease of doing business and most of all honesty. It would be a pleasure for me to highly recommend you as well as your puppies to anyone that would like to contact me. Again Many Thanks,
Steve Clark, Keene, NH
We got our first German Shepherd from Pam in 1998. Max is a big, handsome dog and he makes friends wherever we go. Last summer when it was time for another dog we couldn’t imagine going anywhere else! Cassidy is a joy. She is gorgeous, but more important, she is easy going and quick to learn anything. We get lots of compliments on their looks, but it is their temperament that makes them shine.
Cheryl & Paul Scott, Hillsborough, NH
Hi Pam- These pictures were taken at Christmas-thought you would like to see what a beautiful dog he is turning into. I think he changes color daily:) He is a wonderful pup, he fits in just perfectly, I couldn’t have asked for a better match. Loves his toys-hides things everywhere! He hide his toys or bones behind bottles on the shelves, or push them under the shelving, under the desk, its so cute! He’s so careful to have a good hiding spot. Potty training was a little slow, but he finally made it. Very eager to learn-very food and toy motivated-he loves the little training sessions. We start OB classes next week, I think we are ready, not sure about a whole hour for class though. Hope you are well, will keep you updated with pics and progress- Thanks Pam-I just love him-
Sue Kobus, Motley, MN
Hi Pam, We purchased a dog from you about 2 years ago. Just wanted to update you on his latest picture (see attached – he’s showing off his latest gift). We are absolutely in love with Nikko. He’s the offspring of Ako and Jade. He is so active and lovable and makes us laugh every day. Sincerely,
Michelle & Dennis Hardy, Tewksbury, MA
Note: Pam Lake is formerly Pam Hennessy.