Our Past

 The Heritage of Santana

Crossbreeding West German & American Show Lines Since the late 1950's


Santana's  3X Select  and Select Two 2X, 

Champion Von Schrief's "Portrait"  ROM

Twice Pacific Coast  BOB Gr. Victrix.  

Top Winning  German Shepherd in the USA in 1959 and Number  Seven Top Working Dog in the USA. Exhibited only 8 times in the most competitive Competition.

First German Shepherd Bitch  to win  BIS at Largest One Day Show in America..Santa Barbara..on her way to BIS she defeated 126 German Shepherds under Reginald Cleveland. Defeated the Boxer Ch. Evo-Win's Impressario who was BIS the year before...For BIS she defeated the Top Winning Dogs in the USA  of the Day.

Portrait was .BIS at the  highly competitive Orange Empire KC  , the first GS to ever go BIS there.  

Featured in several books.. including 'The Top 400  Winning Dogs in the USA.'

Highly Regarded as one of the Breed's most correct and outstanding exponents of the 'true flying trot.'    

Reginald Cleveland said of her "She has tremendous power and she uses everything she has...They don't come along like this, but once in a lifetime, and only then, if we are very fortunate.. 

She is easily an E (excellent bitch) 

She is a 'Real One'....'



SEL CH (US) Von Schrief "Portrait"

7 Generation Pedigree (Pictured at 9 years of age)


Portrait & Barbie

"When We Were Very Young"


Champion Santana's 

Man O' War 



Sire of 14 Specialty Show Champions 24 Qualifiers

BEST IN MATURITY Under Lucy Woodward at Southern Pacific Maturity

1st  6 to 9 Puppy under Tom Bennett at Southern Pacific Futurity


West German/American Show Line Cross

Born November 16, 1962




Breeder / Owner / Handler

Barbara Lee Williams


Ch. Santana's Man O' War ROM , handled by Barb Williams, going WD..BW..BOB over Specials  for a 5 point major under Lang Skarda and  Ch. Santana's Deidre ( litter sister to Man O' War's Dam) handled by Doyle Williams going WB and BOS for a 5 point Major  over Specials 

Champion Santana's Man O' War Pedigree

Great Example of West German/American Show Line Cross