Our puppies are raised in our home with our family from the day they are born until they go to their new home. They are handled daily and socialized appropriately while taking into consideration their young immune systems. Our puppies are exposed from just a few weeks of age to various sounds and floor textures. We carefully interview potential new homes to find out what they are seeking in a new dog. We then spend time with our puppies every day, evaluating personality traits and characteristics, energy levels, drives, dominance tendencies, etc.
We take great strides to ensure that we pair our puppies with the most suitable families. We do not, however, believe that our responsibility ends when the puppy leaves our home. We encourage each family to maintain contact with us and provide as much feedback as they want. We always love updates and pictures! Questions are also welcome and encouraged regarding training, caring, feeding, etc. We are always available.
**Our dogs are not bred to be lazy couch potatoes. They are energetic, intelligent, and active. We strongly encourage all of our new puppy owners to become involved in some type of activity with their new addition. There are many activities available for dogs and their owners to engage in. This is very good for the dog, but invaluable for the human-canine bond. We are very active in Schutzhund, however, there are many others- Search and Rescue, herding, agility, tracking, flyball, and obedience. An active German Shepherd Dog is a happy one. A bored one will find a way to entertain himself, and the odds are very good that you will not like the outcome.**