How long are do you breed German Shepherd dogs for?
Our family is breeding and raising top quality German Shepherd dogs since over 39 years and in third generation (grandfather, mother and now the granddaughter).
Where is your business located?
Our business is located in Miami and also in Ocklawaha on a 5 acer farm near Orlando Florida. Pick ups may be available in both location, depending on availabilities.
Are all your dogs pure bred?
Yes. All our German Shepherd dogs are to 100% pure bred and we can provide you with a 4-7 generation pedigree for each dog!
Do your dogs have any kind of health testing?
Yes. All our dogs have been DNA tested and are also free of the hereditary diseases such as hip and elbow dysplasia,
Are your dogs free of hip dysplasia?
Yes. Our dogs have certified hips & elbows and are free of dysphasia. If they were tested here in the United States, it will be with the OFA. If they were tested in Europe, they are FCI certified. A big plus is, that FCI tests dogs of any age!
Do you have testimonials?
Yes. We are having many many testimonials. You can find some on our website or visit our Facebook page and Instagram.
What kind of payment methods do you accept?
For deposits we're accepting Venmo, Square Cash app, cash or financing. The balance paid by pick up we only accept cash!
Do you take credit cards or personal checks?
NO! There are too many scams or dishonest people out there.
Are deposits refundable?
Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE. We will do whatever we can to ensure your complete satisfaction which includes transferring your funds within a 2 year period to another litter or dog purchase.
Do you do any special health testings prior or during pregnancy?
Yes. All our breeding females and studs are going to see a licensed veterinarian prior breeding. They are getting dewormed again and the females will have several progesterone and vaginal smears done, to find the exact day of their ovulation. Both parents are on special multivitamin supplements to insure they are producing healthy and strong puppies for you.
How often do you breed your female in her heat cycle?
We only breed our females twice in her heat cycle. More is unnecessary or even cruel. Breedings too early or to late can be very painful for a female and she could injure the stud. The health and well being of our dogs is number one priority. That's why we make many tests prior breeding, to make sure it's the perfect timing.
Are all your dogs imported?
Yes, all our breeding stock is imported from Europe, or they are our offsprings from these imports.
Do you show your dogs in any competitions?
Yes. We participating in conformation shows, obedience and IPO. We are also raising puppies for service work.
What do you feed your dogs?
We are feeding our adult males and females (not in heat) Royal Canin Maxi Adult dry food.
We are feeding our females in heat Royal Canin Professional HT 42D large dog dry food.
We feed our females from the end of gestation (3rd trimester) till the puppies are fully weaned Royal Canin Professional Maxi Starter Mother and Babydog.
What do you feed your puppies?
Week 1-4 they only getting nursed.
Week 4-7 Royal Canin Professional Medium Starter Mother and Babydog.
Week 7-15 month Royal Canin Medium Puppy.
How and where do your puppies grow up?
All our puppies are raised with quality care from day one to insure a happy, confident and well balanced temperament. They are born inside our house and are a part of our family! They are around children and other dogs to make sure they will acclimate well with any kind of household. Our puppies are NOT Kennel raised!
Will my puppy be vaccinated or microchipped?
Yes your puppy will come with his first two sets of vaccinations and is already microchipped.
Do you deworm your puppies?
Yes. We deworm all our puppies bi-weekly.
Will my puppy have any kind of training?
Yes. We will start them off with a formal house training and basic commands like "come" and "no" etc.
Will your puppies see a licensed veterinarian before we will pick him up?
Yes all our puppies will see a licensed veterinarian.
Do you offer any kind of health guarantee?
Yes we are offering a one year genetic health guarantee, what also cover heritage hip dysplasia on our puppies. Environmental dysplasia (what would happen in your household, due to slippery floors, stairs climbing, jumping on or off furniture, overweight etc.) is not covered.
What does it mean to have a 1st pick, 2nd pick, 3rd pick and so on?
A "pick" means, choosing a puppy. The picks will be made in the order of the deposits came in. Here an example:
Mr. Tom made a deposit for a male puppy on 01/01/15.
Mr. Albert made a deposit for a male puppy on 01/02/15.
Mr. Michael made a deposit for a male puppy on 01/03/15.
Tom will have the 1st pick male, because his deposit came in first. Albert will have the 2nd pick and Michael the 3rd pick.
Let's say the litter has 5 male puppies available. First Tom (1st pick) will have the chance to choose his puppy out of the 5 available puppies. After Tom, then Albert (2nd pick) will have the chance to choose his puppy out of the 4 available puppies. Then Michael (3rd pick) will have the chance to choose his puppy out of the available 3 puppies. In other words, first comes first serves.
Note: everyone will be treated equally, fairly and honestly. No preferential treatments will be given for any reasons.
Another Note: we are dealing here with nature and living creatures. Things could happen. If unexpectedly not enough males/females are being born in the litter of your choice, your deposit will be transferred to a litter of your choice.
Can I come and make my pick in person?
Yes, of course you can come and pick your puppy in person. If you live too far away, don't worry, we can forward you beautiful pictures and videos from all the available puppies.
Do I get updated pictures of my puppy after placing a deposit?
Yes. We take the first pictures when the puppies are 2 weeks of age. After that you will receive bi-weekly updated pictures.
When can I come by to make my pick?
The picks are going to be made, after the puppies have their second sets of vaccinations. By then you will get a good idea on, how the personality and conformation of each puppy might be.
Are the parents on premises?
By request the parents will be on premises. An exemption would be, if we don't own the stud dog and used a stud-service.
When is my puppy ready for it's new forever home?
Your puppy will be ready for its new forever home by 8-10 weeks of age and after his second set of vaccines.
Can I come and see the facility?
Our facility is NOT open for the public. It is strictly only for us, our caretakers or customers (deposits already placed, with a Meet & Greet appointment or coming to place a deposit on a specific litter! - No exceptions).
Can I transfer a deposit to another litter?
Yes. You can transfer your deposit to a different litter, until the puppy from the current litter of your choice, is three weeks of age.
Are you dogs suitable as pets or for protection?
Our puppies are suitable either as loving family members or serious protection dogs. Just let us know for what you are looking for and we can help you to choose the right puppy for your needs.
Can you recommend me a professional local dog trainer?
Yes. We also offer inboard dog and puppy training.
What makes you a good breeder?
We are a recognized AKC B.R.E.D with Heart Breeder and visit their canine seminars regularly, to assure our education is always growing and on point. We care about the wellbeing of our dogs and puppies, provide them with the best healthcare available and spend plenty of one-on-one time with each and every dog daily.
What if I can't keep my puppy/dog anymore?
If you can't keep your dog or puppy anymore, we are gladly taking them back and look for a new good home for them. No monies will be returned.
Do you offer financing?
Yes. We do offer financing over our financial partner
Do you offer shipping?
Yes. The price for nationwide shipping for puppies under 10 weeks is $400.
Will the puppies come with any kind of papers?
Yes our puppies will have limited AKC (American Kennel Club) registration papers. These papers will be handed out, after proof of spaying/ neutering the puppy or Full AKC if breeding rights were purchased.
Can South Florida Shepherds deny a potential customer?
Yes. We can deny a potential customer, if we think he can’t provide a suitable, responsible, forever and loving home for our puppies.
Do you take the dog or puppy back if it doesn't work out between us?
For purchased puppies or adult animals, whether trained or not, we cannot guarantee that the said animal will adjust to you, your family or environment. South Florida Shepherds cannot be held responsible for the personal likes, or dislikes of any animal being adopted or purchased through our kennel. We ask that adopting families take great care and thought into the adoption process. This is a creature that will be affected by life changes. Please be considerate of the precious creatures feelings and needs, especially adjustment periods.
We will do whatever we can to ensure your complete satisfaction, including assistance in training for the dog or you and your family members.
Under no circumstances will this kennel refund any money for; returned, exchanged or rescue dogs / puppies
Do you offer any kind of customer support after I picked up the puppy?
Yes. We are offering life time customer service support!