Location: Lisburn Northern Ireland
Our boy is nearly 3, he is our first ever GSD. He is called Dorian but also answers to handsome!!! He very quickly became part of our family he is like a big brother to our three beautiful daughters. Dorian is a gentle giant and is a bit of a celebrity in our local town!
His favourite pastime is playing with the girls,car rides , walks and playing with the hose!!!! We knew the minute we met Jacqueline that we would look no further the love and devotion shown to her dogs is beyond amazing, they know nothing but love and care. Dorian is thee most gentle/loving/protective/ loyal dog EVER he is our furry son .
Location: Essex U.K.
I was looking for a traditional GSD, a German Shepherd bred how they are meant to be. I found Jackie and her lovely dogs. A little trip over to Ireland and our bundle was chosen. T
Getting her home didn’t quite go as planned but Jackie and her lovely son pulled out all the stops so my new baby could be with me.
Got her home and she has been a star, full of energy and mischief but so adorable. Lots of people have commented on what a lovely example of a Shepherd she is. We are now enjoying training and getting out and meeting other people and dogs. She is a dream and very good with other dogs, she has even started to make friends with the cats in the house 😊
Can’t thank Jackie and her family enough, first of all for their hospitality, when we went to visit the pups and secondly for the lovely dog they have bred and that is now an important part of our family
Location: Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria.
My husband and I were looking for a ‘Straight Back German Shepherd Puppy’ just over two years ago. We wanted a ‘straight back’ as we thought (and still do find) that the aspect of breeding ‘Sloped/Stanted’ German Shepherds was poor, and sad. We have always believed that a German Shepherd should have a ‘straight back’; just as they did when we were first introduced to the breed. Every dog breed naturally has a straight back, and the fact that people choose to breed Sloped/Slanted GSDs is painful to us. The German Shepherd is a treasure in itself; and I have met so many ‘Sloped/Slanted back’ German Shepherds who have matured into cripples at too early an age. Hip Displasia is common in GSDs, yet breeding ‘Sloped/Slanted back’ German Shepherds increases a dog’s chance of developing the problem.
We did not want our puppy to have that setback in life, and so we searched the internet for ‘Straight Back GSDs’. We found many breeders, yet none seemed as professional, and experienced, or educated as Jackie and John. We took time reading about their ‘GSD Beliefs’ and also admired their beautiful images of shepherds in their online gallery. We read all about past litters, and decided that Alsace Royale German Shepherds were the perfect place to find our new puppy! Jessie-Honey, our eldest daughter of two, was especially pleased to find that we had found a breeder after searching month after month for the perfect fit.
We contacted Jackie and John, who were very helpful and enthusiastic, and arranged to meet a new litter.
Almost three years later, and our beautiful girl Storm has settled in perfectly with the family!
She is so great with the children; 13 year old Jessie-Honey, and 9 year old Renée. She enjoys playing with them in the nearby river, and walks on the lead with both of them exceptionally well. She is a gentle giant with Renée and her younger friends, and competes with Jess in local Dog Shows! She has so much fun participating in obedience, and she is very active; having many furry pals in my dog walking business. There is never a dull moment with our gorgeous girl, and I do not know where our family would be without her!
– I would absolutely suggest getting a puppy from Alsace Royale. Jackie and John are very helpful and have so much experience with the bigger dogs. I would definitely recommend them!
Location: Ards Peninsula
Cara has settled really well into her new home on the Ards Peninsula. She is a real character and all of our wider family circle have also fallen in love with her. We are very grateful to have found a reputable breeder in yourself and were most impressed with your kennels having visited on 2 occasions. Also, the advice you have given us in relation to settling in a new puppy as well as basic training tips has proved invaluable. Cara loves going on long walks and particularly loves the forest and the beach. The pictures I have sent you span Cara’s first 6/7 months. We will keep in touch and send further updates in due course.
Elsa came to live with us last year at 12 weeks old. From the very beginning she made our house her home. She moved in with Aslan ,our other GSD and followed him everywhere much to his annoyance . He had no choice but to accept her as she shared and took everything belonging to him. Now they are the best of pals ! Elsa adores him. At one year old she is the most loving ,affectionate dog and is so loyal. She even helps Marcus to study. She has never growled or snapped at anyone and has a lovely sunny nature. Thanks so much Jackie and John for all the socialisation you did with her as a puppy. She is so well balanced with her paws well on the ground. We received a warm welcome from Jackie on our first visit to view the litter. The dogs are well looked after and have ample space to run and play. Jackie gave us lots of tips and advice on puppy rearing and has kept in touch . Having already had another GSD (from a different breeder) who has hip problems due to careless breeding, it is wonderful that Jackie breeds the straight back GSD and puts such care into her dogs.
Alsace royale! How aptly named is that, I feel like I’m in the company of canine royalty with this prince of dogs that Jackie sent me. It’s been almost 2 months since Alsace Royale governor, “mac” to us, emigrated to Scotland to be with us and we’ve never looked back. I know I’m biased but he’s an amazing dog, he has a real laid back temperament, well behaved and well socialised with other dogs and children. He has such a mischievous streak as well and a right little kleptomaniac to boot. If anything goes missing you’ll find it in one of his nests. I knew from seeing the website and after speaking on the phone to Jackie for just a couple of minutes that my quest to find the perfect shepherd was over. It was evident when speaking to Jackie that I could trust her so I asked her to pick a dog for me, she said she would be happy to do that and that she would send me a good dog. Jackie had been 100% to her word and Alsace royale is the one stop, only stop to get the perfect shepherd. Aidan the dog courier was 100% as well, ferrying the wee man in comfort in his customised van and keeping me informed as to what was happening for meeting him at Hamilton services. Thank you so much Jackie, Saxon and thunder for trusting me with your wee man, he has made such an impact on my life in such a short time, it’s a great pleasure to have him.
Location: Boyle Roscommon
We heard about Alsace Royale from googling ‘Straight back German Shepherd’. I made contact with Alsace and spoke to Jackie on the off chance there would be a litter and there was one girl left, which is what I was looking for. The Pups were only 2 weeks old at the point, we kept in contact by phone and then we went up to see the pup and meet Jackie and John approx. 6 weeks later.
It was like meeting old friends, Jackie and John made us feel very welcome and we met ‘Mummy and Baby’, the father and grandfather. We then arranged to pick up our new pup in 4 weeks time.
The process around collection was simple, we went to collect our new pup and then welcomed her home.
Jackie and John are great to deal with, very friendly and made the process enjoyable and straight forward. They offered great advice and were very knowledgeable.
We have stayed in touch since having Elsa home and we have loved welcoming Elsa into our home and family.
Thanks to you both and I would recommend Jackie and John for their great service and support.
Please see Elsa from a pup through to 10 months old as she is now in May.
Jane and Elsa.
Hi Jackie, I got Maddie from you in February and she settled in straight away, the courier Lenny was fantastic he kept me informed all the way. She is absolutely amazing, my sister bought her boy Zak from you 2 years again and we have always said he come with manners, well so has maddie. She’s a delight to be around gets on so well with her “uncle” Zak they just adore each other. She’s extremely well behaved and easy to train and has bought me so much joy after losing Benji after 13.5 years. Thank you so much Jackie the amount of compliments we get about maddie and Zak is unbelievable. I took her to a fun dog show where she come 3rd for prettiest bitch and 5th for biggest ears.
Location: Toronto Canada
Having spoken to you pre-Christmas regarding the latest litter we waited anxiously to meet our new addition and the arrival of Pat at the pre-arranged time near Bristol was spot on.
Just to let you know that your “wee man” from Troy and Elsa’s December 2013 litter has totally transformed our lives. The courier van was well kitted out and all the dogs mostly greyhounds within the van were well taken care of. Paperwork and pup handed over professionally and the pup was in fine fettle after the ferry crossing.
Back home in Cornwall the “wee man” had a couple of days without being named just so we could see and understand his ways and thinking. Had the name Sheila on the back burner but naturally was not required. Having seen him in action we have named him Mac.
This coming Wednesday will his third week with us and believe it or not, he has grown two inches in length and two inches to the shoulder in those 19 days. I personally find the pup food beats porridge and certainly improves ones sense of smell.
Mac has met our neighbours who mainly have working dogs. We are surrounded by sheep and pheasants so it was important they all should meet the new member of the Community. No agro and Mac won everyone over within 15 minutes. We have geese and ducks wandering around and whilst most intrigued by them, Mac has learned very quickly to sit and watch. He did run up to a goose within the first week but the goose did not move and Mac stopped dead in his tracks. All are getting on fine now and he knows not to chase them. His sense of smell is excellent and he loves to work out where treats are hidden following his light training sessions.
The local vets were most impressed when we booked Mac in for his first local veterinary registration and all remarked on him being such a fine specimen and all wanted to know where he came from. His adult coat is just now starting to show down his back. This is the first instalment and just wanted you to know Jackie, that Mac is definitely full on and he loves company.
Sending you a couple of pics so rest assured your wee man and Jill and I have a new lease of life by having this chap following us everywhere. He is obvisiouly used to being around horses as he went straight up, nose to nose with our two neighbouring donkeys and no bother. All fine on that score. Secondly I had the tractor out and happened to be ploughing when he came up (first time he saw the tractor) and without any fear or concern he picked up a stick and started to chew on it about three feet from the furrows whilst I worked away.
He loves company. Just a few shots of the MAN about the house. Absolutely fantastic. What a lad. Everyone we have met since our midnight RV with the man with the white van (that’s two people) have said he looks superb and what a temperament.
Seriously, we have lots of folks visit us generally and not one aspect of aggression or fear from Mac. The other dog is ALFIE which belongs to Jill’s sister and he is a big lad. They get on brilliantly.
Rob & Jill & Mac
Owner: Chris Fitzgerald
Here we have Alsace Royale’s Elsa, what a stunner she is turning out to be and by the look of her pictures i think we have our first Alsace Royale’s model!!
As promised, here are some photos of our lovely girl, Elsa.
Although she’s only been with us a month now, these pictures don’t do the wonderful little lady justice. She’s really a joy to have around the house! I’m sure she’s going to grow up to be a magnificent example of Alsace Royale German Shepherds.
Many thanks for all your help and support,
Chris, Vera and Sarah.
Owner: John Coppard
Location: Portgordon, Moray, United Kingdom
As we discussed, here are the photos that were taken in March of Max and myself. As you can see, he is a stunning dog, taking centre stage wherever he goes. He, of course, thinks he is King Dick. The comments I get about him are amazing, and the dog trainer loves him to bits and has often asked about the breeder, so I often sing your praises.
He is already over 7 stone, but not a bit of fat on him, just muscle.
His temperament is wonderful, always friendly and just loves everybody and every dog he meets, although he always tries to dominate them.
He loves being with me and sulks when I have to leave him at home. He travels in the car all the time, I tried putting him in the back, but he sits in the passenger seat, claiming it as his own.
He loves walking and playing with his ball, and always finds something to carry when we are out walking.
He also jumps into the sea at the drop of a hat.
He is wonderful, thank you so much for breeding these magnificent dogs, exactly what a German Shepherd should be.
I hope you can open the pictures, can you let me know?
Owner: Kathy Mead
Location: Solihull, Birmingham, United Kingdom
This is our Seb (Sebastian) who we have had nearly 12months and we are delighted with him, so much so, we hope to have another of his lineage next year.
And this is Seb with Buddy – ever patient, tolerant Bud. They get on extremely well and Seb would be lost without him.
Prince & Jake
Owners: Marie & Jim Toman
Owners: Jennifer & Colm Toman O’Reilly
Prince and Jake are from Storm and Troy’s litter from September 2013, my fiancé and I bought Jake (lighter in colour) and my mum and dad bought Prince (dark in colour). We went visit our beautiful boys when they were 5 weeks old. We all fell in love on the spot to the point that I was nearly going to take up residence at Alsace Royale.
When the day came to bring Prince and Jake home we were so excited and travelled from early in the morning. We had a long journey home with the boys and for such a long journey they were so well behaved. The boys adjusted to their new homes like ducks to water. Prince and Jake get to spend every day together and some evenings they even get to have sleepovers in each other’s houses. They are great company for each other and love being together.
The boys get walked every day and each day everyone comments on how beautiful and well behaved they are, they love other dogs and are well socialised with people.
Jake and Prince are the perfect partners in crime and have a skill for stealing slippers, opening doors and opening pedestal bins, all of this in 4 months the future is bright for our wee boys. They are highly intelligent and have great temperaments. They are growing up so fast, I don’t know what we would do without them. Prince and Jake fill up our days with love and affection. The boys are a joy to have and a real asset to our family.
Owner: Frank Horne
Location: Alloa, Scotland
Hi Jackie, its Frank Horne from Alloa here, just to say our wee man has turned into big man now and in the photo he is 7 months old. He`s quite a character. His temperament is spot on and he rumbles with our 6 and 8yr old grandsons at will.
A few months ago they got the better of him but now he holds more than his own with them. They play “running with the bulls” with him in our garden, similar to running with the bulls that the Spanish do in Pamplona, the only difference he catches the kids more often than the bulls do in Pamplona. He gets loads of compliments about his size, colour and temperament.
He is a great addition to our family and now he is getting older we can`t wait to take him longer walks in the local forests with the kids, hopefully the days get drier and sunnier.
Owner: Lorraine Nicoll
Location: Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Dexter was one of Troy and Saxon’s litter, now six months he is already bigger than our adult German Shepherd Rupert!
The moment we looked into his big beautiful brown eyes it was love at first sight and our 12 year old Rupert gained a new spring in his step for having a gorgeous new little brother. Dexter has only been a member of the family for about four months but it is already impossible to imagine it without him, begging for his cuddles and kisses, bounding about on his runs at the woods and dragging his little blanket from the kitchen into the living room so he could sleep.
His favourite game is tug-of-war with his chew toy, and playfully tormenting Rupert by dangling chew bones in his face and running away. He has so much personality, so much character, such mischief in his eye, such intelligence and is by far the most beautiful looking dog we have ever laid eyes on.
But we wont tell Rupert that!
Owner: Melissa Bayley
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire