German Shepherds have always been a passion of mine which began with my first working dog Kita (a.k.a, Amerika vom Grauen Wolf). She was typical of the breed: intelligent, hardworking and devoted to her owner. I studied and trained under world-renowned Gottfried Dildei, a competitive dog training coach for Schutzhund – a sport where German Shepherds excel due to their incredible tracking, obedience, and protection abilities. Learning and teaching dog sports helped me develop an even deeper bond with my own dogs, but also a love for the German Shepherd breed.
My breeding program follows the breed standard of the FCI World Breed Club, which is a medium-sized German Shepherd dog with a calm nature, caring temperament, and a strong desire to protect their loved ones. Combine these traits with their intelligence and athleticism and you can see how German Shepherds are without a doubt a wonderful family and sports dog.
Blitz is an incredibly social two-year-old German Shepherd with a confident personality and excellent temperament. He has a strong food and toy/prey drive for all phases of training.
Dora is a sweet and obedient six-year-old German Shepherd from my third generation of breeding. She’s always eager to please us and protect my son, Brady. Dora is super social and faithful, and we’re lucky to have her as a family dog.
Fiona is strong-minded, super sweet, social and playful with other dogs. She is the daughter of Dora and Blitz.
We typically breed German Shepherds once a year. Fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch when we have our next litter.
German Shepherds are affectionate, friendly, intelligent, loyal, and courageous. They’re quick learners with a willingness to protect their owners like no other breed.
I have been breeding German Shepherds as a hobby breeder for more than 18 years.
I breed for sound temperament, health, and trainability. I research the family lines and specifically target certain qualities I want in my dogs. If you seek a great family pet that is good with children, is highly trainable, and has a willingness to please, then Atlantic K9 German Shepherds are right for you.
Hip and elbow dysplasia are the number one concern with any large breed dog. I x-ray my dogs and send results to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) to be rated before breeding them. All of my puppies are placed on a preventative hip and joint formula to keep them healthy and strong throughout their working lives, and my puppies come with a hip guarantee.
Before placing a puppy with a family, we complete the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test at the age of 7-8 weeks. The 10-part test measures a puppy’s:
We place our puppies in homes that best match the results of our testing based on feedback obtained in our consultative phone and in-person interviews.
My pups are available for selection at 7 weeks old. Owners make their selection in the order of which they made their deposit. Puppies can go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age.
I do expect my German Shepherd families to have a fenced yard and to never use a tie out as an alternative.
The American Kennel Club recommends early socialization and puppy training classes for German Shepherds, and continued obedience training which helps puppies grow into well-mannered adults. Consistency and positive, reward-based training will yield excellent results. German Shepherds bond to their family and should be raised in the household and exposed to the family’s activities.
When you own one of our pups, we consider you family and would love the opportunity to continue our relationship through training and boarding.
Learn more about our various training and boarding services at Atlantic K9.