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Thank you for your interest in Vom Huelsman German Shepherds. I have enjoyed a love and passion for German Shepherd Dogs and the sport of schutzhund since the early 1970s. I was blessed to share my passion with my wife, Donna, for 35 years until I lost her to cancer in 2005. Vom Huelsman German Shepherds concentrates in all areas of the German Shepherd dog: breeding, whelping litters, schutzhund sport, police k9 prospect and training, and trial preparation to name a few. I welcome your visit and will be happy to provide you with any additional information.

Tom Huelsman

Contact Information:
14365 Brown Road
Verona, KY 41092


After acquiring my first German Shepherd Dog in the early 1970s as a security dog for a body shop that I owned, I knew I was hooked on the breed. I was hired as a policeman and K9 handler in 1978 by the City of Walton, KY. I handled three K9s before being appointed Walton Police Chief. As a member of the USPCA, I competed in numerous competitions and also certified two dogs to PDI and PDII. I raised my second K9 (Marko vom Huelsman TD, PDI, PDII, SCH3, DPOI, FH, KKL-1) from a puppy. He was killed in the line of duty while assisting the Kentucky State Police in the apprehension of a suspect barricaded in a home. Marko was the first police dog in the United States to receive the DPO title. He also received the Valor Award from USA-K9 (United Schutzhund Clubs of America Police K9).

In 1982, I founded the Greater Cincinnati Schutzhund Club and continue to serve as Training Director. I have been competing in schutzhund trials for 25 years, including three USA Nationals and in 1988 Pascha von Haus Anja was 7th place on USA’s ScH3 list. I have trained 3 dogs to the USA’s ScH3 Club and titled two dogs with the FH. Additionally, I have served as a USA Police K9 committeeman, Assistant Regional Director (Mid Eastern Region), awarded USA Gold Sport Medal, member of USA and SV (German Shepherd Dog Club of Germany), USA Breed Warden, trained numerous police K9s and handlers, and was hired as a canine consultant and evaluator to the Boone County Police Department (KY) and the Covington (KY) Police Department.

A few great dogs I have owned and handled.

Marko von Huelsman
Dando vom Huelhin Hof
Pascha von Haus Anja
Gauner von der Gansebrucke
Unkas zum Jurgenshof
Hascan vom Adelmannsfelder Land (I have now)

People that have been a huge influnce to me in training and theory

John Nussbaum, OG Ohio
Sgt. Tom Epperson, Ret. Covington Police K9 Handler and Supervisor
Steve Robinson, Common Scents canine training
Pat Matarrese, NE Ohio WDA

Walter Hoffmann
Harold Hansch
Roland Siedel
Gabi Koch
Jurgen and Ursula Kubik

For Information contact Tom Huelsman k911111@aol.com
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