German Shepherd Info & German Shepherd Breeders

The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) was originally bred in Germany in the 1800s as a working sheepdog; hence the name. The best bred GSDs were loyal, highly intelligent and naturally protective. However, backyard breeding and poor breeding standards since the late 1990s (supported by the various international kennel clubs) have resulted in a change for the worse in both health and temperament. The modern GSD is prone to severe hip dysplasia, anxiety, general nervousness and both fear-aggression and dominance-aggression. Be extremely careful in your choice of a breeder if you are intending to purchase a GSD puppy.

The German Shepherd is a large-sized dog that originated in Germany. German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding sheep.

In the book The Intelligence of Dogs, German Shepherds are ranked third for intelligence, behind Border Collies and Poodles. According to the book they are able to learn simple tasks after only five repetitions and will obey the first command 95% of the time. Together with their physical strength, their intelligence, and ability to interpret instructions better than other large dog breeds makes them highly suitable to work with search and rescue, police, and guarding. 

 

Well-trained and socialized German Shepherd Dogs have a reputation as being very safe, but they have certainly suffered from image problems.  Historically there has been problems with temperament and biting.  In the US, a 1996 source suggests that German Shepherds were responsible for more reported bitings than any other breed, and a tendency to attack smaller dogs was noted.  Australian statistics in a 1999 report showed that German Shepherds were the third breed most likely to attack people (in some locations).    Good breeders have done a great deal of work to improve temperament. A gene for fear biting had crept into the breed and affected dogs were noted to be timid, and when frightened had a tendency to  bite people.  

 

Well bred German Shepherds are known to be affectionate, intelligent dogs and loyal to the point that they are willing to do anything for the people they love including sacrificing their own lives. German Shepherds adore their family.   While they are great with children they shouldn't be left alone with small children and should always be supervised - mainly because they can be quite boisterous.

 

German Shepherds are the kind of dogs that would take a bullet to protect their owner. There are numerous heroic stories about German Shepherds, either while on duty or in normal daily life.

 

German Shepherd Dogs can be prone to health problems such as haemophilia and elbow and hip dysplasia ( a crippling disease of the hind legs). The GSDL has Breed Improvement Schemes that are designed to reduce the incidence of diseases with possible genetic links. The A clearance means that the puppy is of a quality acceptable for breeding.  If you are interested in buying a German Shepherd puppy you should ask if the parents have been breed surveyed and checked for hip problems (by x-ray).  Also ask to see the certifcates to make sure the puppy will be free of these health problems.

 

Check our listings for Puppies for sale here and click on the links to our breeders below to go to their profile page.  You can also click here to search for Registered German Shepherd Breeders by location.  

 

Source: Wikipedia

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Registered German Shepherd Breeders

ALDERHAUS German Shepherd Dogs - German Shepherd Breeder - Perth, WA
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ALDERHAUS German Shepherd Dogs. Registered Breeder since 1972, Breeding and ... read more
Almarjo Kennels - German Shepherd and Dachshund Breeder - Gatton, QLD
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We have been breeding for many years, hate to think how many, but over the ... read more
Ambala - German Shepherd Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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Breeder of German Shepherds since l968 - German Shepherd Specialist Judge/Breed ... read more
Aufgehts German Shepherd Dogs - German Shepherd Breeder - Perth, WA
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Aufgehts German Shepherd Dogs is located in the semi-rural area of Canning Vale ... read more
Augsrott - German Shepherd Breeder - Melbourne, VIC
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We are conscientious breeders focusing on breeding beautiful, healthy and ... read more
Brashawin Kennels - Working Line German Shepherds - Redbank, QLD
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We are a small Kennel breeding sound, quality & versatile German Shepherds. ... read more
Brigenti Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder - Taree, NSW
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We are a small but dedicated kennel in the beautiful Manning Valley. We promote ... read more
Chamshep Kennels - Belgian, German, and Australian Shepherd, Australian Silky Terrier Breeder - South East QLD
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Breeder and exhibitors of all varieties of Australian Shepherds, Belgian ... read more
Crossfire Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder - Queensland
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Crossfire Kennels was established in the 1980s and has produced some top ... read more
Debbar German Shephards - Breeder - Warwick, QLD
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My main objective is to breed German Shepherds with lovely temperaments first ... read more
Dienamic Kennels - Longhair and Shorthair German Shepherd Breeder - Vic
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Dienamic German Shepherds - Longhair and Shorthair GSD's of Pedigree and ... read more
Eternbur Kennel - German Shepherd Breeder - Southern Highlands NSW
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German Shepherd Dog Breeders Eternbur Kennels are located in Southern Highlands ... read more
FREMONT Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder - Newcastle, NSW
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Our kennel has selectively bred pups of excellent type and character. With ... read more
Gelbregen - German Shepherd Dog Breeder - Ballarat, VIC
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We have been breeding and showing since 1995, for dogs that can perform the ... read more
Gods Miracles - German Shepherd & Rottweiler Breeder - Camden, NSW
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We are a small kennel dedicated to breeding quality working line German ... read more
Hillmagic German Shepherd Breeder - Queanbeyan, NSW
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We are selective breeders and only use quality dogs and bitches. We do this to ... read more
Iccara - German Shepherd Breeder, Siberian Husky Breeder - Perth, WA
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We at Iccara – Sophie, Chivaun and Hazel, are excited to help you adopt your ... read more
Joanchell Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder - Perth, WA
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We are German shepherd Dog Breeders and have quality puppies that are Vet ... read more
Karraine Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder - Tasmania
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At Karraine we place great emphasis on temperament - most of our dogs live as ... read more
Kassaar German Shepherds - German Shepherd Breeder - Esk, QLD
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We believe that the most important aspect of the German Shepherd breed is ... read more
Kingkesha German Shepherds - German Shepherd Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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“KINGKESHA” German Shepherds are a small DOGS SA registered breeder in the ... read more
LaGuardia German Shepherds - German Shepherd Breeder - Queensland
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LaGuardia German Shepherd prefix was established as a partnership prefix for ... read more
Leafield GSD's - German Shepherd Breeder - Warwick, QLD
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Our German Shepherds are bred for excellent temperament, strong, large & ... read more
Leishjaclyn German Shepherd Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Established 30yrs. The ‘Leishjaclyn’ line of German Shepherds is the most ... read more
Masterkarn Kennels - Dobermann, French Bulldog & German Pinscher Breeder, Lockrose, Qld
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Masterkarn Kennels is producing quality German Pinschers by introducing the top ... read more
Masterton German Shepherds - German Shepherd Breeder - Queensland
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Many of our dogs have achieved their Australian Championship titles with the ... read more
Nighthaven Kennels - German Shepherd & Chihuahua Breeder - Bunbury, WA
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We are ethical registered breeders of German Shepherds, White Swiss Shepherds ... read more
NikobisHunde German Shepherd Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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Nikobishunde is a small kennel owned by Nev and Miriam Kirkham, breeding for ... read more
Regalschloss - German Shepherd Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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A small breeder taking pride in providing the right dog to the right person, ... read more
Sabaranburg German Shepherd Breeder - Perth, WA
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We are a small breeder located in Karnup. Our much loved puppies are reared in ... read more
Seigen German Shepherd Breeder - Melbourne, Victoria
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Seigen German Shepherd Dogs one of Australia's successful Breeders based in ... read more
Shepwest German Shepherd Breeder - Tweed Valley, NSW
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Shepwest is a small kennels breeding and showing quality German Shepherds. We ... read more
Sundaneka - German Shepherd Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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Sundaneka German Shepherds is a small and successful kennel being one of the ... read more
Tahonta - German Shepherd & Rottweiler Breeder, Queensland
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We are a small selective breeder with over 40 years’ experience Breeding plus ... read more
Trangold German Shepherd Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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At Trangold German Shepherds, we hope that your puppy brings as much love and ... read more
Tuabu German Shepherds - German Shepherd Breeder - Tasmania
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I am a registered breeder with Tasdogs /ANKC who aims to provide quality family ... read more
Von Jarntu German Shepherd Breeder - Perth, WA
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Von Jarntu Working Line German Shepherds is a small kennel in Perth, Western ... read more
Vonbeauty Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder,  VIC
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Vonbeauty Kennels is a working line German Shepherd registered breeder with ... read more
Vondoussa Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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Vondoussa Kennels was started in 1996. It is a smaller kennel on which we ... read more