Klaus has been involved with the German Shepherd breed for over 50 years. When he was 14 years old, he got a pair of males, King and Prince. Over the years, Klaus has had over 15 German Shepherds. His passion and love of the German Shepherd dog was ignited by a long family history of owning the breed, beginning with his grandfather in war torn Germany, whose GSD was trained to protect the farm, and did so on more than one occasion.
Through the early years, Klaus always had purebreds. Then in 2008, he and his wife, Jennifer, rescued Cheyenne, a 2 year old sable shepherd from a shelter in Gardnerville, NV. She had just given birth to a litter, with her puppies nowhere to be found, when a good samaritan found her and brought her in. And then in 2013, shortly after Klaus and Jennifer relocated to Las Vegas, they adopted Ammo from a local GSD rescue. For Klaus, rescuing Cheyenne and Ammo stirred a love for helping these animals in need that has now lasted for more than 15 years.
Klaus has used his passion for photography to help rescues get adopted by taking "glamour" shots of the dogs. Expanding upon his extensive years of experience with these dogs, he has spent countless hours training adopters as well as fellow volunteers in the handling of these dogs. Klaus is fluent in German, as well, and uses German commands with these dogs, which has come in quite handy working with some of these dogs who had formalized training in their background.
Klaus is anxious to begin this journey with a group of people who share the same vision, to help as many GSDs in need and help find them loving, lasting homes.