How much are your puppies?
All our puppies are $ 1,800.00 CDN plus shipping if applicable.
We do not breed to suit everyone - we breed dogs that can work.
Are your puppies cheaper if I don't want registration papers?
We will not sell a dog without Canadian Kennel club registration papers. All the puppies we sell are registered purebred German Shepherd dogs.
How do your deposits work and are they refundable?
We only take deposits once pregnancy is confirmed or a litter is on the ground. We require a $500 deposit to hold a puppy once you are approved.
Do you breed rare colors?
There is no such thing as rare color in the GSD breed. Blue, liver, panda and white are all faults and we breed within the standard.
Why are your puppies so expensive?
Our dogs are priced according to market standards.
You don't have any puppies; where else can I get one?
We can help you find a reputable breeder. Please reach out to us through our contact us section with your requirements and we will do our best to put you in touch with a breeder who can help.
Can I take a puppy home on a trial basis?
Do I have to do Schutzhund (IGP) with the puppy I buy from you?
Of course not. Schutzhund (IGP) is a breed-worthiness test (and a sport) - we do it to prove our dogs are worthy of being bred, you are not obligated to do any sport with your dog.
Can I meet your dogs or watch them train?
Yes! Please contact us for arrangements. We prefer to limit meetings to people who are seriously interested in purchasing a puppy.
Will you train my dog?
Sorry, we are too busy to train dogs other than our own. Training your new puppy is a huge part of the enjoyment of owning a dog and bonding with a new puppy. You should want to put the effort into doing it yourself.
What will you be doing for my puppy before it comes home?
We start our puppies on crate training, potty training and of course socializing before they go to their new homes. They are exposed to different surfaces, car rides, noises, people (including children when possible) and our other dogs.
What comes with my puppy?
Every puppy is wormed, vet checked, microchipped and has been vaccinated (Parvo & Distemper). You will receive your CKC Registration papers ASAP along with a puppy book with all this information.
Can I choose my puppy?
No. We match the puppy in the litter that is best suited to what the individual buyer is looking for. It is important to us that you get the right dog.
Can I choose my dog's name?
You will asked to provide 2 names starting with the current litter letter and we will choose one of the two for the registered name. We do not want the names to reflect badly on our kennel name.
Do you only sell to working homes?
No. Every litter produces dogs suitable to active pet homes, performance homes and working homes.
Are your dogs guaranteed against hip dysplasia?
No. We cannot guarantee that your puppy will never develop hip or elbow dysplasia - no breeder can guarantee that. We will stand behind every puppy we produce.
Will you ship a puppy?
Yes we will ship and / or deliver a puppy at your expense.
Can I breed the dog I buy from you?
All our puppies are sold on CKC non-breeding agreements. We will be more than happy to lift the condition if you title your dog in Schutzhund (IPO) and certify both hips and elbows.
Do I have to spay or neuter my dog?
You do not have to spay / neuter your puppy until you want (if at all) but we will not allow any registration of puppies you produce.
What if someday I can't take care of my dog?
We will. For the life of the dog you purchase from us. We will take back any dog we produce and find it a suitable home.
What type of buyers (homes) are you looking for?
We are looking for homes that have some experience with the breed or similar working breeds. Homes that will take the time for an active dog that will need training and exercise. The fact that you jog or hike doesn't impress us - it will be a long time before a puppy would be ready for that level of daily activity and we are more concerned with how you will make time for the dog rather than how the dog will fit in with what you already do.
We are also looking for homes that will prove our breedings with dogs competing in Schutzhund (IGP), CKC Competitive Obedience, Agility etc... We choose puppies based on what we think their abilities will be and we want higher drive pups in working homes.
At what age can my puppy come home?
We like puppies to go to their new homes at 8 weeks. We can keep your puppy longer (for an additional charge) if needed but we will not let any puppy leave earlier. We also insist that we keep puppies a minimum of 24 hours after their vaccination.
What food do you feed the puppies before they leave?
We feed raw and believe that a raw diet is better for dogs therefore, we wean our puppies onto a raw diet consisting of ground chicken, goat's milk and raw eggs. Before they leave us they are also fed raw beef and turkey
Will my new dog protect me?
Maybe, maybe not. If you are looking to buy a dog to use as a personal protection dog, or if you think your dog will fight off home invaders - this is not what we are breeding for. Most people want a dog to live in their home as a companion and then have an unrealistic idea that this same dog will know the difference between friend and foe. We believe that our dogs are more important than our televisions & smart phones and we will protect them - not vice versa. If you seriously need a protection dogs, yes, our dogs can be TRAINED to do this by a professional trainer.
Don't worry, your dog will bark when someone knocks at the door!
Are your dogs 'King Shepherds'?
No. Our dogs are registered purebred German Shepherd Dogs. King Shepherd is not a recognized breed.
Can I visit your kennel?
Of course - but we don't set up visits until we have something to sell. So unless we have bred, we don't have people come out and meet our dogs. We have two breeding female at the moment so we only have one MAYBE two litters per year. We have nothing to hide - but we are not a commercial operation. It's just our home and our pets...
Are your dogs from Champion Bloodlines?
Every dog in our pedigrees is titled and health tested.
How big will your puppies get?
No crystal ball here - your dog will be as big / small as it gets. We do not breed outside the standard.
Thank you to Lee Hanrahan of Von Tighe Haus kennel for her help with this section.