Frederick, MD​​​​​​​​​

German Shepherd Dogs

Rodina Straze​

​​​Rodina Straze German Shepherds

100% European Bloodlines from Czech & DDR

​He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog
You are his life, his love, his leader
He will be yours faithful & true to the last beat of his heart
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion

-Author Unknown-

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Rodina Straze was founded by Marie & Mike Donahue with the intention of preserving the Czech (Border Patrol) and DDR bloodlines. The name Rodina Straze loosely translates from Czech to mean Family Guards, which is exactly what are dogs are. We are located on a small farm in Frederick, Maryland where we live with our daughter, our dogs, cats, horses and chickens. Animals have been our life long passion and we have built our lives for and around them.


Our German Shepherd breeding program is a perfect example of our love for our dogs.  We keep our program small for our dogs are our pets and in order to give the dogs the time they deserve in training, care and attention. I (Marie)  previously had a successful Appaloosa Horse breeding program for over 15 years that I have now retired and am focusing on our German Shepherd program.  I have spent years studying genetics and pedigrees of this breed, to ensure I am combining bloodlines that complement each other and will produce dark pigment, correct conformation, stable temperaments, balanced drives, good health and longevity.

Our vision for Rodina Straze German Shepherds is such that we are not breeding for just a pet, though our dogs live as pets in our home that is not what this breed was designed for. As Captain Max Von Stephanitz quoted "Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog for I have struggled all my life long for that aim". Our breedings respect his wishes and are selected to maintain strong genetics to produce dogs that are able to do the job they were bred for.  Every litter will have puppies of different suitabilities, we find and match the right puppy to fit your personal needs. We recommend early reservations on the litter as we do not always have puppies available.


Our puppy's are AKC registered, and can also be UKC registered. Our puppies are raised under the Puppy Culture Program and come with a 2 year health guarantee on hips/elbows. (Please read our Health Contract for details.) We offer money back on titles earned and your dog will always have a home with us should unexpected circumstances arise. We offer lifetime support on our dogs and puppies.


We welcome you to become a part of the Rodina Straze family.