20. January 2018 Welcome! Please introduce yourself and share your experience with Casa Ortiz German Shepherds! tagPlaceholderTags: Write a comment Comments: 14 #1 Leslie (Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:58) Hello! I have been involved with team di casa ortiz for years now I am thrilled to be a part of this team! I love the support, fun times and of course the exceptional dogs on this team! #2 Elizabeth O'Grady (Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:17) I have been involved with this amazing team for a year now, quite accidentally but that's another story :) They are a team of very knowledgeable, supportive, encouraging and fun group of people! I am blessed that they have my back and are walking me through every step of this new adventure of mine. Our goal is to produce with a purpose, train hard and show these beauties that we love. Looking forward to see what this year brings to us!! #3 Robin Nelson (Sunday, 21 January 2018 08:10) Hi! I’m located in Beulaville NC. I own Xymon Team di Casa Ortiz. I love being a member of this team mainly because not only are we team mates but they have become like family to me! I love the experience of training and showing these amazing dogs from our team. My goal is a future kennel full of Ortiz German Shepherds! #4 Alisha (Sunday, 21 January 2018 08:43) I have recently purchased a male puppy from team Ortiz. Couldn't have asked for a more sound, great drive lovable male. What a wonderful experience dealing with responsible reputible very sweet breeder! #5 Michelle Chagnon (Sunday, 21 January 2018 08:43) I have known Elena Ortiz for a couple of years, she actually found me, as I had purchased one of her dogs through another team member at the time. She saw photos on my Facebook of our Boy Ruger a offspring to her boy Esto. We had no idea, but Elena knows her dogs and was quick to ask who the parents were. Since I have only dealt with Elena Ortiz, Team Di Casa Ortiz team, she is one of the most knowledgeable, passionate, caring person, I have ever meet. She just loves the breed, and wants what is best for the breed. I have a great deal of respect for her all the work she does and her love for the Breed. I know have another one of her prodigies Xorro, he is just amazing and we couldn't be happier with our beautiful boys. I might not be in the competitive world but she is always there for us with any questions or just support. #6 Ana Lucy Hernandez (Sunday, 21 January 2018 10:04) I've known Elena for several years and just this past June,2017 purchased my Valmai from her! This past February, my 11yr old Wendy was diagnosed w cancer! Elena was there counseling n helping me through such a terrible ordeal! When my baby Wendy passed on 4/12 my world seemed to end...then, Elena told me of the birth of her latest pups on Easter Sunday ! A miracle !! It had been 11 yrs since I'd had a puppy!! Since before we picked Valmai up, Elena guided me on what supplements were best, coconut oil , food, etc. Elena is incredibly involved w all her puppies n their parents! She sent pics every few days of my baby! I knew every little quirk n head tilt before I had Valmai in my arms! I had a few panic attacks because V was not eating...text Elena : she's going to starve !! Her responses were almost immediate and patient and humorous!! Turns out, Valmai isn't food crazy ! Lol! Elena's knowledge, accompanied by her true love and respect for her GSD's is incredible! She's also a "dog whisperer!" I wanted a pup that I could train as a therapy dog. Elena knew from the beginning that my Valmai had the characteristics for the job!!! We're in training and may do rally n agility comp before we devote ourselves to therapy work! The only thing that saddens me is that I'm so far away, in Illinois, and cannot come down with Valmai! Oh...I almost forgot...Elena began a chat group for Valmai's siblings n myself...what a blessing!! We connected and shared pics, advice and questions about our pups: from teething to weigh ins, and Elena was,of course, in the midst of it all! I hope I can get another pup from Elena in the near future! #7 Manny (Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:10) Excellent Breeder , Excellent Dogs , im so happy with my Pup thanks so much. #8 Lars Beckmann (Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:18) Hi, I know Elena since 4 years. She is like a mom for me. Iam always welcome at her. She is a great person and great breeder who try to follow the rules of the SV. Congratulation to this website #9 Dana Bolton (Tuesday, 23 January 2018 13:40) I've rescued GSD for years and I had always wanted a clean slate puppy of my own. The thought finally became real when I started hearing of Elena n started to 'stalk'...Yes I honestly stalked her FB page for about a yr. We spoke often during that time n she was so very knowledgeable n I learned things I hadn't even known w the breed as in the show lines. The day finally came n she knew EXACTLY what I was looking for n I trusted her to pick my puppy. She did n words could never be enough as to how perfect she picked! Nikon was my 1st boy n he couldn't have been any better as she promised me when i picked him up. But he was so much better than she said! Moving forward.. I now have 3 from Elena n I'm always on cloud 9 with their temperaments n conformation. She has always been 100% honest n goes beyond to make sure you are ABSOLUTELY happy with each pup. She's a special lady and certainly loves her dogs, doing best by the breed and always there to answer any questions long after purchase. Maybe why none of hers ever came thru rescue...which is probably a good thing or I would of been out of rescuing LOL I'm also happy to call her a very dear friend. In my book she is TOP! All the way around. #10 Kim (Sunday, 04 February 2018 09:18) Elena from Team di Casa Ortiz has been fantastic. From the moment I contacted her 3 years ago till now she has been available for questions I’ve had, she’s been excited over pictures I’ve sent and overall just a great support system for me since purchasing a puppy from her. She has knowledge on everything I could possible need and is always happy to share. If you’re interested in a GS puppy I would highly recommend her and her dogs! I couldn’t be more in love with mine! #11 Debra Wood (Tuesday, 20 November 2018 15:43) Hi. A friend of mine gave me your name. I bought a gorgeous long haired female G. Shepherd who is almost 6 months old. AKC registration. In about one in a half years I will need a beautiful stud dog such as Aslan for her. I’m looking for a good stock and I found your web site. I would love information about your breeding site. I’m making sure to do research early as you can see. My email is Debrasuewood@yahoo.com. If you could send me some information please. #12 Kari Risley (Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:10) We got our little precious Ourora in September. We could not have picked out a better dog for ourselves. Elena and her whole team have beautiful beautiful dogs. The litters are healthy, happy,and gorgeous!! Thank you so much Elaina, she's been hilarious watching her grow, she changes everyday ���.Two thumbs up teamdicassaortiz!! #13 Debbie Stichberry (Monday, 26 July 2021 21:26) We got our Teddy back in 2014 and he has been a wonderful addition to our family. There isn’t a person who meets him who doesn’t love him. #14 John Bonfiglio (Tuesday, 05 July 2022 17:12) I bought a puppy from Elena in June 2021 and his name is Yasko Team Di Casa Ortiz. I spoke for many hours with Elena so she would know exactly what I was looking for in a puppy and ultimately an adult dog. She came highly recommended from my breeder( no longer breeding) that imported my last show-line GSD. I wanted a stock coat male that has drive for IGP work especially in protection. Not an easy task. Elena delivered perfectly. Yasko is now 15 months old and working towards getting his BH and AD in the coming months. Clearly I will continue with his training and hope get working titles on him. Yasko’s conformation is amazing as I have shown him 5 times —(Mid-Eastern Regional twice-2021/2022, VP-1 and SG1, North Central Regional -2022 SG1 , 2021 USCA Sieger Show- VP 4, 2022 Ontario Provincial Regional- SG 1. Little man as I call him, is working hard on his obedience, tracking and protection work. His bite-work is outstanding and not typical of a show-line dog. . He is a delight to have and Elena has been a very supportive breeder well past the purchase. She is always just a call away and is very responsive . It’s awesome being part of the Team.