WHAT MAKES A DOG A 'TRUSTED GUARDIAN'?
Temperament. Plain and simple. When you have the right genetics, you have the right base to work with. Now, add in the right training and handling, and you'll have a dog you can trust with your life ... and the lives of those you care most about.
German Shepherd puppies are adorable. They're smart and easy to train. They are also big, inquisitive and energetic. Some like to herd while others prefer chasing balls. Let us help you choose the right puppy from the right parents for your specific needs.
We take great pride in selecting only the highest quality AKC-registered German Shepherd dogs (GSDs) for our breeding program. There are many factors that we consider when deciding whether or not to breed a dog.
Health is first and foremost, of course. Temperament is equally important - we only want dogs in our breeding program that we trust with our children and other family members. Intelligence and trainability are also key.
We take AKC breed standards heavily into consideration, too, but because we are breeding working-class German Shepherds, we look for straight
backs - the way God made dogs to be - rather than show-standard slopes.
And we look for vibrant, plush coats that make the dogs and their puppies visually striking. Then, depending on the purpose we are breeding for, we combine the right female with our male, Rex, who has a strong prey drive - or we select another male with the qualities we are looking for and do artificial insemination to ensure we are producing the right kind of pups for the varied needs our clients have - companions, protectors or police work.
We know our dogs measure up ... but how do you know? Compare what you see in our dogs to the breed standard from AKC. We've included a few quotes from their breed description below so you can see the care we've taken in choosing only the finest parents for your puppy. See the gait and energy our dogs display. Notice their muscular, well-toned, correctly proportioned bodies. And you only have to look into their eyes to see their keen intelligence and to know that they would gladly trade their lives for ours.
"The first impression of a good German Shepherd Dog is that of a strong, agile, well-muscled animal, alert and full of life. It is well balanced, with harmonious development of the forequarter and hindquarter. The dog is longer than tall, deep-bodied, and presents an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. It looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or soft living. The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility – difficult to define, but unmistakable when present. Secondary sex characteristics are strongly marked, and every animal gives a definite impression of masculinity or femininity, according to its sex." Source: AKC
“A German Shepherd Dog is a trotting dog, and its structure has been developed to meet the requirements of its work. General Impression: The gait is outreaching, elastic, seemingly without effort, smooth and rhythmic, covering the maximum amount of ground with the minimum number of steps. At a walk it covers a great deal of ground, with long stride of both hind legs and forelegs. At a trot the dog covers still more ground with even longer stride, and moves powerfully but easily, with coordination and balance so that the gait appears to be the steady motion of a well-lubricated machine. The feet travel close to the ground on both forward reach and backward push. In order to achieve ideal movement of this kind, there must be good muscular development and ligamentation.” Source: AKC
“The head is noble, cleanly chiseled, strong without coarseness, but above all not fine, and in proportion to the body. The head of the male is distinctly masculine, and that of the bitch distinctly feminine. The expression keen, intelligent and composed. Eyes of medium size, almond shaped, set a little obliquely and not protruding. The color is as dark as possible. Ears are moderately pointed, in proportion to the skull, open toward the front, and carried erect when at attention, the ideal carriage being one in which the center lines of the ears, viewed from the front, are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. … Seen from the front the forehead is only moderately arched, and the skull slopes into the long, wedge-shaped muzzle without abrupt stop. ... Nose black. … The lips are firmly fitted. Jaws are strongly developed.” Source: AKC