About us

Von Tighe Haus is located on 25 acres near Ottawa Ontario (south of Kemptville) where we breed West German Working Line German Shepherd Dogs.

As a GSD enthusiast, I spent over 15 years on the breed before breeding my first litter. The following is a list of my qualifications in the breed, dogs and the sport of schutzhund:

  • Executive of the Ottawa & Area GSD Club from 2002-2014 having held the positions of President, Vice-President & Membership Director
  • Editor of the OAGSDC Newsletter (Capital Shepherd News) for 12 years
  • Professional Dog Trainer for six years
  • Competed in CKC and AKC Competitive Obedience and Rally Obedience, SDDA Scent Detection & CKC Tracking
  • Training and Trialling in Schutzhund (IPO) since 2008
  • Founding Member of IPO Ottawa
  • Founding Member of Rogue Working Dog Alliance
  • CKC Canine Good Neighbour Program Evaluator
  • Event Coordinator for the GSSCC 2017 Canadian Championships & Sieger Show
  • GSSCC Webmaster
  • 2016 GSSCC Ontario Region Board Trial Director
  • GSSCC National Trial & Show Paperwork Coordinator
  • Event Coordinator 2019 Ontario Regional GSSCC Championships
  • Event Organization Team 2019 CWDF Nationals

I have only ever owned one breed of dog, The German Shepherd Dog. My knowledge of the breed has grown exponentially since purchasing my first GSD (Tighe) in 1999 and my expectation of the breed have also grown to the point where I am dismayed by what most breeders are passing off as a well bred GSD. I have strong views about following the SV breeding system and passionate views about backyard and/or bad breeding practices and those trying to destroy the breed I love.

I breed for myself, and I want a puppy that is bred to the highest possible standards

Lee Hanrahan
Lee hanrahan
breeder / trainer

German Shepherd Dogs are my passion, my hobby, my life
not my source of income.

Lee Hanrahan

We will always do the very best we can do.

We will prove what we claim with titles and certifications

We will stand behind our puppies and take back any puppy we produce for any reason.

We will be honest, forthcoming and objective about our dogs and what we do.

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