German Shepherds

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With profound sadness, we share the heartbreaking news of the loss of our dear friend, mentor, and beloved icon, Maren van der Heyde. She peacefully passed away in her sleep, succumbing to her valiant battle against cancer. Maren’s life was a tapestry woven with love for German Shepherds, and her unwavering devotion to the breed was a cornerstone of her being.

Maren’s influence was immeasurable, and her impact reached far and wide. Through the beautiful souls of the German Shepherds she nurtured, she left an indelible mark on the lives of those fortunate enough to know her. Her commitment to these magnificent creatures touched hearts, inspired many, and forged deep connections within our community.

As we mourn her loss, we also celebrate the legacy she leaves behind—a legacy of dedication, passion, and boundless love for these loyal companions. While our hearts ache with grief, we take solace in knowing that Maren’s memory will forever be intertwined with the graceful spirit of the German Shepherds she adored.

In the quiet of our hearts, we bid farewell to a cherished friend with these words: “Sleep softly, my dear friend, for your love and legacy will continue to shine brightly through the paws and hearts of the German Shepherds you so dearly cherished.”

May you find comfort in the knowledge that Maren’s love lives on in the gentle wag of a tail, the steadfast loyalty of a furry friend, and the enduring bond she cultivated among us all.
Rest softly dear friend

Weidenstrasse Zwinger, founded by the remarkable Maren von der Heyder, has been a dedicated pillar of the South African German Shepherd Dog community since its inception in 1996. With an illustrious history spanning 27 years, this kennel has consistently delivered top-class dogs to enthusiasts worldwide. Maren’s enduring legacy will continue to shine through the exceptional dogs she has bred and the hearts she has touched along the way

Zwinger von der Weidenstrasse is affiliated with the German Shepherd Dog Federation of South Africa and holds its highest breeder award, the prestigious Double Diamond Breeder Medal. This award is conferred on kennels that have demonstrated a consistent ability to breed dogs of the very highest calibre in both breed, trial, and qualification events.


See our current and upcoming litters

Thank you to our extended family, for your wonderful support over the many years.


Long Stock Hair Sieger – National Breed Show 2016 and 2017

Long Stock Hair Sieger – National Breed Show 2016 and 2017
*Jabari von der Weidenstrasse, VA(SA),
Sire: *Quentin von der Baiertalerstrasse, VA(SA)
Dam: Dixie von der Weidenstrasse, V
With his Team:
Nadine Bauer, his handler from Germany (front row)
Maren von der Heyde, Breeder (from left to right)
Charlie Baloyi (ring craft trainer and handler)  Marguerite Davis (owner)

Wasim (5)
*Wasim von der Weidenstrasse

*Wasim von der Weidenstrasse, V
Sire: *Paul vom Bierstadter Hof, VA
Dam: *Fanda von der Weidenstrasse, V(NS)

Wasim’s offspring having been shown at the National Breed Show 2016 and did very well.

Avici (5)

Class Winner NBS 2016
Avicii of Sharyleigh

Alejandro of Sharyleigh CT show winner

Class Winner Cape Town Show
Alejandro of Sharyleigh

Aztek (2)

Class Winner Momenta Show
Aztek of Cadeau

Pancho (3)

Vice Youth Sieger NBS 2016
Pancho von der Weidenstrasse

Lasca (3)

Class Winner Magalies Show
Lasca von der Weidenstrasse


Lumia von der Weidenstrasse

Azure of Cadeau

Wasim von der Weidenstrasse’s offsprings
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Recently Sold Pups To African Countries

2a - Takala w her boyfriend in Luanda
2b - Takala with her new friends in Luanda

 . Luanda/Angola  . .

3a - Aleska von der Weidenstrasse with her friend in Addis Ababa

  . Addis Ababa/Ethiopia  .  .

1 - Zoro von der Weidenstrasse with his friend in Khartoum
Yamin and Zoro

                                                         Yamin and Zoro on their outing!   . Khartoum/Sudan . . . 

 We created a page to honor the memory of our companions that passed away

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Read about Harto von der Weidenstrasse and his amazing journey to become Universalsieger 2008

Harto von der Weidenstrasse was the second dog having achieved this prestigious title since the beginning of the German Shepherd Dog Federation of South Africa .

See and read about the quality of German shepherds here

At Weidenstrasse Zwinger, our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber.

Browse our web site for more information about us. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Weidenstrasse representative regarding our dogs, please email us at or call us at +27(82) 489 5699

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