Todorhaus German Shepherds was established in 1982. We bought
our first pet Shepherd, a sable male named Jecoda's Pecos Pete
in 1977. We joined the German Shepherd Dog Club of
Minneapolis/St. Paul and the German Shepherd Dog Club of
We started going to obedience classes and then we went to a
couple of breed classes.
We entered Pete in some local shows, both breed and obedience.
In the breed ring he came in dead last, but in the obedience
ring he earned his Companion Dog title in one show weekend. We
Our next Shepherd was a show puppy. Her name was Ch. Jecoda's
Double Trouble, CD, OFA, ROM. She was everything we had hoped
for, and became our foundation bitch. We only bred her three
times. She produced six champions and two major qualifiers. Our
son, who was 12 at the time, took her to obedience classes. He
completed her Companion Dog title in four shows. She was awesome
in everything she did.
We breed our Shepherds for sound temperament, good health and
longevity, plus to be able to do what they were bred for - a
working dog. We only use dogs in our breeding program that are
We breed one or two litters a year. We feel that any more than
that is not fair to the puppies. They need lots of attention,
and let's not forget the older dogs. They need attention too.
Todorhaus has predominantly American lines, but occasionally we
do breed to German lines. We do a great deal of conformation
showing, but our dogs also work in herding, agility, and
tracking, and I have always donated some dogs to the service
community.We do not donate to individuals, only to the
Todorhaus lines have blacks, sables and the traditional black
Following are pictures of our home and kennels. We hope you
enjoy your visit with us!