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German Shepherd Dog

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
German Shepherd Dog
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Appearance
21-26" (55-66 cm) 48-88 lb (22-40 kg) Medium-length, dense harsh outercoat. Thick undercoat. May have ruff. Most colours accepted except white. White German Shepherds do exist, but are undesirable. Some breeders select for white shepherds and promote them as a separate breed.
Pacino 1 del Barranquet IPO3 VA Sweden, Switzerland, Canada. New breeding male imported and owned by Rivergreen Shepherds. Sheila MacLeod. www.rivergreen-shepherds.com
History

One of the world’s best known breeds, the German Shepherd Dog was created by Rittmeister Max von Stephanitz. In the 1890s, von Stephanitz sought to create a superb German herding dog. He selected the best dogs from local farm stock, and the result was the German Shepherd. When the need for herding dogs decreased, von Stephanitz continued promoting his breed by encouraging the military and police to use them. They did so well that 48,000 German Shepherds were enlisted in the German Army during World War I. The German Shepherd’s intelligence and versatility have kept him popular, despite the boycotting of German breeds during the First and Second World Wars. He now is used for many purposes including police work, search and rescue, scent discrimination, guide and assistance duties and military work. He is also a prized companion dog.

Personality

Intelligent and poised, the German Shepherd Dog is prized for his quick-thinking, brave and observant nature. He is easy to train, and loves to work. To stay happy, he needs regular exercise for both mind and body. German Shepherds make great family dogs, and do well with children.

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German Shepherd Dog Breeders

Breeder Spotlight: Guardian Angel Reg’d
Alberta

Guardian Angels Shepherds Reg’d, Mary Ann Marcellus. Breeding for health & temperament. All European working lines with no American show lines. German Shepherds the way they used to be! Three generations on site. Specializing in strong, sound and courageous partners! Bowden, AB T0M 0K0. (403) 556-3656; k9trainer@dogwhisperer.ca; www.myguardianangelshepherds.com

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Breeder Spotlight: DeepHollow Kennels
Ontario

Deep Hollow Kennels breeds for confident, intelligent, loyal working German Shepherds. Suitable for sport or as a family pet. Puppies, occasional adults, and stud service available. Port Colborne, Ontario. (905) 941-3176, brittany@deephollow.ca, www.deephollow.ca

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Breeder Spotlight: Burgimwald German Shepherds Reg’d
Ontario

Burgimwald Reg’d. Excellent temperament with high drive and happy disposition living on our forested 60 acre estate. Our dogs are from Germany’s top world famous bloodlines. Zamp, Farbenspiel, 14 generations of Trienzbachtal bloodlines and many more. All of our dogs are Canadian Champions. Our puppies are outstanding. Born and raised in our home puppy nursery. Puppy inquiries welcome. Orono, ON. Young dogs and trained adults from Germany available occasionally. Call Erwin at (705) 333-8888; burgimwald@gmail.com; www.burgimwald.com

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Breeder Spotlight: Committed to Canine, Lusescu Kennels
Ontario

Committed to Canine, Lucescu Reg’d. 100 % European Lines. Health Guaranteed. Puppies and adults for family companions, police and competition. (905) 386-6993; www.committedtocanine.com

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Breeder Spotlight: Rivergreen Reg’d
Ontario

Rivergreen Reg’d. Proudly continues to produce your canine companions, your protectors and many successful show dogs. We take great care to offer you healthy, happy puppies with beautiful structure and promising trainability. With over 30 years of Shepherd breeding. We appreciate our many contacts and friendships with wonderful people and their dogs. RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0. (519) 538-0910; rivergreen@xplornet.com; www.rivergreen-shepherds.com

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Breeder Spotlight: Winningways German Shepherd Dogs
Ontario

Abernot Linda, Winning Ways German Shepherd Dogs. Gorgeous, mentally and physically sound German Shepherd Dogs. OFA hips and elbows, genetically lab tested for DM and all GSD diseases for which testing is currently available.  All our puppies and dogs are fed a raw natural diet for glistening coats and gleaming teeth. We carefully select West German Show lines and DDR working lines that have sound, family-friendly temperaments, proven producers of mentally and physically sound parents.  All puppies temperament tested and carefully socialized with children, dogs, cats; moms teach how to use their dog door and potty outside; I teach them that meals only appear when they are sitting calmly and politely waiting.  Five-year nose-to-tail guarantee, lifetime support. Over 30 years in the same location. 568 Old Goulais Bay Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A  0B5.  (705) 759-6366; winningways@shaw.ca; www.winningways.org

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Breeder Spotlight: Von Aries German Shepherds
Ontario

Von Aries German Shepherds. Offering purebred CKC registered German Shepherd puppies from the highest quality pedigrees. Our goal is to produce sound dogs with great temperament, beautiful dispositions, fantastic personalities and dogs that are easily trainable. (416) 886-2901; www.va-germanshepherds.com

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MottoPride Shepherds Reg’d
Alberta

MottoPride Shepherds Reg’d, Sandi Evjen. We offer oversized Shepherds that are intelligent, smart, loyal loving companions. All pups come with a health guarantee. All breeding stock OFA’d. We live on 80 acres of grass and bush for exercising and training. Climate controlled kennel with large outdoor grass runs. We raise confident, happy, healthy, socialized puppies. Parkland City, AB. (780) 963-1697; sandi@mottopride.ca; www.mottopride.ca

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German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada, Inc
Ontario

German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada, Inc. Secretary – Tom Morgan. (613) 395-1182;
dawn@eagle.ca; www.gsdcc.ca

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Eves GSD Reg’d
Ontario

Eves GSD Reg’d. Breeder of German Shepherd Dogs for the last 20 years Black Tan, Sable and Long coats. Puppies for sale. One to two litters a year. For more info call or text (905) 537-9713. All Eves GSD are Raw Feed. 458 Hall Rd E Binbrook Ontario L0R-1C0. Also home of Binbrook Camp Kennel Quality Care for your pets on 25 acres. www.binbrookcampkennel.ca; (905) 692-3847 Also Home of Nibbles and Licks Petting Farm (905) 537-9713

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Ultrasound Reg’d
Ontario

McCartney Ron, Ultrasound Reg’d. Happy, healthy well-socialized puppies. Focused on Health Testing and Temperament. To approved homes only. Breeder of CKC registered Purebred dogs for 42 years. Reasonable prices. RR 4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6. (519) 794-3456; ultrasoundkennel@gmail.com

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Sanhedrin Reg’d
Ontario

Armstrong-Purnell Janice & Murray Purnell, Sanhedrin Reg’d. Quality home raised puppies from sound, health champion & obedience OFA certified clear stock. Our dogs do well in Obedience & Shows, but most of all, are loving family companions. 8676 Hwy 9, Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0. (416) 441-3724 Cell; (905) 936-3236 Home; willysammi@hotmail.com; www.sanhedringermanshepherds.com

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Backstromhus Reg’d
Saskatchewan

Backstromhus Reg’d, Edith Norling. Bred for soundness, loyalty, athleticism and intelligence. Home raised puppies are good with children and make excellent companions. They do well in obedience, tracking and protection work. All breeding stock is health checked working or VA lines from Germany. Guarantee provided. Stud service and custom importing available. Saskatoon, SK (306) 653-2324; gnilrone@sasktel.net; www.backstromhus.com

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