|Joan Fox and her Campaigner's German Shepherds kennel have
come to be synonymous with outstanding quality marked by soundness and
strength of character.
Over 140 US AKC Chs have been bred or owned by the kennel.
A small breeding program of one or two litters a year has utilized the best quality available starting with a BIF CH. from the first litter and the ownership of a US. Fut. and US. Mat. Vix.,CH. Erika v. Markheim, who finished in 3 shows, as dam of the next few, was a positive start and the direction has always been to settle for nothing less than this level of quality. Along the way, Best In Show dogs, US Nat. Mat/Fut titled dogs, numerous ROM's and Sel's , have been bred, owned and co-owned. Proudly, many other dogs have been utilized by various police departments in Ohio. None of this is important though without healthy dogs that make satisfying family pets and many have been utilized in performance venues.
The show dog must be, first of all, a pet and the sacrifice of correct type and soundness whether mental or physical for sidegait has never been practiced.
The purchase of a puppy that became a US Fut. Vix., Mat Vix. and GR. VIX. CH. Merkel's Vendetta, ROM, was an inspiration. Then her daughter, US Sel. CH.Campaigner's-Gatewood Haganah, ROM set a bloodline that has carried the Campaigner's name even further and in recent years, the breeding that produced the Most Titled Dog and Youngest ROM in Breed History, AOE 2 X Sel. CH. Campaigner's-Gatewood Uzi, ROM and his progeny have set a type and strength that is seen today in the ring through his children and grandchildren now winning top honors.