We occasionally offer puppies, when a suitable combination is found in order to produce the best German Shepherds possible – sound minds in sound bodies. Our breeding stock is chosen for temperament, intelligence, trainability, and correct conformation. Puppies are raised in the home and, at the appropriate age, exposed to various types of people and stimuli in order to socialize them to the world around them and lay the groundwork for them to become confident and well-adjusted adults.
Our latest litter was born on 2/4/13; this is a repeat breeding of Blackthorn's Liebe of Great Oak UDX OM1 RA ("Eva") to McKnight's Detective Serpico CD RN CGC ("Serpico"). Serpico's hips have been rated OFA Good; Eva's hips have been certified through PennHIP, her eyes have been CERFed and she is DNA tested clear for Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. Eva was ranked in the top 10 Obedience German Shepherds in the country last year per the GSDCA rankings.
A pedigree for the puppies can be seen by clicking here (Serpico's pedigree with ancestor photos is here, and Eva's is here).
UPDATE: All puppies in this litter are spoken for. We will be keeping a female from this litter, watch for updates on her career!
***We do not have any litters planned at this time. We suggest contacting either Margaret Arabia of Blackthorn German Shepherds or Brett McKnight of McKnight German Shepherds.***
Also, for anyone interested in working line dogs, an outstanding litter was born on 4/8/14. A pedigree for the puppies is here, and there is a blog about them here. For more information, contact Kristin Brooks Jones at 615-435-3370 (h), 404-788-5716 (c), or firstname.lastname@example.org. Kristin is located in Franklin, TN. This should be an outstanding litter for anyone looking for a serious working dog; there are currently males available.
I came across a site with "puppy shopping" tips here - it's made to be humorous, but it does have good information!