About us and our dogs!
Nestled in the orchards of south central Pennsylvania, we are a small scale breeder of old fashioned, straight-backed German Shepherd Dogs. Most of our dogs are long coats, however we do occasionally have short coat German Shepherd puppies available. We are not a facility, our dogs our our pets, most live strictly inside or are rotated because not all intact females will get along with each other. Because of this, we have had an addition built off the kitchen specifically for the dogs that allows for easier rotation. There are three 40 x 60 foot play areas, as well as access to the rest of yard when we are in it. We have four children and puppies are extensively socialized with these little helpers :)
Our puppies are raised indoors as well, being whelped in a separate area off the kitchen and become accustomed to household sounds from the moment of birth. They are socialized with our young children, our other dogs, as well as our house cat Angel who will sometimes sneak into the box to view the puppies. Our puppies are not always available, as of now we have 2 litters per year, and do sometimes have a waiting list before a litter is bred.
Please note, once puppies are born, we will not allow anyone on our property (even to just "view the parents") until they have then reached 6 weeks of age and have had their first set of vaccinations.
However, we do welcome visitors at the 6 week mark, and encourage people to visit before the puppies are born so that they can meet the parents as well as see the environment that the puppies are raised in. We are a busy family with young children and breed as a hobby, not an enterprise. Because of this, we will accept visitors by appointment only, usually after 6 PM on weekdays or most weekends. If you want to schedule an appointment in advance, that is more than welcome, however please call us again a few days beforehand to confirm that you are coming and at that point in time we will give you our address.
All of our breeding dogs are dual registered with both the American Kennel Club on full registration as well as the United Kennel Club. They are purebred German Shepherd Dogs. We x-ray our dogs before breeding, either with preliminary x-rays approved by our veterinarian or with a passing grade from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and/or the University of Pennsylvania's Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP) certification of being free from degenerative joint disease (DJD). Depending on the dog, they may have certifed elbows through the OFA, TLI testing for exocrine pancreatic insuffiency, our breeding males have been certified through the OFA to be clear non-carriers of degenerative myelopathy (meaning regardless of the females they are bred to, the pups will NOT have this disease), and AKC DNA profiling. Individual health tests for each dog may be posted on our dogs' page along with size and weight stats.
Posted below are tests we are using and registries we are affiliated with -
If you would like to do a Google Maps or Mapquest, our house is located just north of Biglerville, PA. We are situated approx. 8 miles north of Gettysburg, located only 45 minutes from the state capital of Harrisburg. It is approximately an hour's drive to our house from the Baltimore metropolitan area, an hour and a half from the Washington DC area, and two hours from Philadelphia.
Shipping may be available at an added expense, we will also consider meeting certain distances away for an added cost as well.
Please note, that we are a hobby breeder who only occasionally has puppies available, usually we are very busy with our dogs and children. If you do not hear back from us, try to call or email again!
Jason with his family's long coat German Shepherd, photo circa early 1980's.
Please note that we do not sell to breeders. ALL of our puppies leave here solely as companions with NO breeding rights.
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