Hanabrit German Shepherds - Michigan - a family farm that raises lovable, huggable German Shepherd Dogs
Made In America


We strive to breed for the Big, Bold & Beautiful look. 
A German Shepherd that fits right in with the family environment.

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We are one of a few 100% raw fed and naturally reared
German Shepherd breeders in the United States.

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Planning 2019 litters NOW, get your applications & deposits in to hold your puppy.
When contacting me, be persistant !
dont be offended if I dont get right back to you, call/email again.
As I put my dogs first, paperwork & emails get squeezed into my days.


HANABRIT Standard of Breeding German Shepherds;

There is a passion to our breeding program here, to preserve the old, pure bloodlines. 
I've continued to research the GSD bloodlines and strive to breed for the Big, Bold & Beautiful look, with sound mind and body.  The German Shepherd dog fits right in with the family environment, that is why my husband & I love them so (we had Shepherds before & during the time, the kids were small). I searched for the German Shepherd I remembered as a child, the one that would play with us in the yard & protect us from strangers. A Shepherd that was squarely built, with muscle front & back, with a very slight angulation and a pretty head, and a huggable personality. Our dogs are observant, obedient and a pleasant member of the household, quiet in their own environment, especially with children and other animals, and at ease with adults. Overall, they present a harmonious picture of innate nobility, alertness and self-confidence. We breed for a medium energy/drive, straight backed dog to fit into the family environment, with temperament to be a Good Canine Citizen, to do therapy work and totally trustworthy with our most prized possessions, kids & grandkids.

I carefully screen all potential puppy buyers and require a huge amount of information before deeming them an acceptable home. Yes, even for "pet quality" puppies. I have and will refuse a sale, if I do not think the person would make a good life-long home for the pup. Starting with a 2 page application, then I call and visit local applicants and for non-locals, I google their address to see location and neighborhood. I offer a 2 year written hip and temperament guarantee. After Application is approved, a non-refundable, but litter transferable deposit of $200 for a puppy is required.  I will NOT sell 2 puppies at the same time to the same family. Or sell a puppy into a family that already has a puppy under 2 yrs old.

$1200.00 (Limited Registration)


Veterans and Police organizations receive a $100.oo discount

our brood

Papa Bear
Marshal Dillon, Lola, Dora & Hannah




*** Pic from 2017 BBQ***

* Mark your calender *
Annual Hanabrit Puppy Owner BBQ   Oct 12, 2019   noon to 4pm

Click to see
Photo gallery from 2018 BBQ
2017 Annual BBQ
2015 Annual BBQ
2012 Annual BBQ

Bring your pup, beverage of choice & a plate to pass. Meat will be provided.  Photographer with take pics of you & your pup
again this year.
  Games & Agility course will be ready for your dog(s) to play on.


Highland Activity Center
209 N. John Street
Highland, MI 48357



What Does "Naturally Reared" Mean ?

Naturally reared means that our dogs (and their puppies) are raised as close to how they would live and eat in the wild,
but with human love! We feed a species appropriate diet of raw meat (no processed kibble) and use no toxins with our dogs,
meaning no commercial flea or tick chemicals.   This also means that our dogs and their pups are raised inside our home, in a pack environment (with their siblings and other dogs as they are older), on clean ground (their huge  outside puppy play pen), and by having plenty of free access to fresh air, sunshine, clean drinking water, and room for lots of exercise!  

 Our dogs & their puppies are raised on a species appropriate diet of raw meat, raw bones and raw organs. 
No commercial dry kibble, canned, processed, or cooked food is fed....
this includes grains, fruits and veggies - all dogs are carnivores!  

We follow the "natural prey model" of feeding our dogs and pups!

**  Join our Local Raw Feeding Co-op group & buy in Bulk at a cheaper rate   Click here for more info

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I temperament test puppies at 7 weeks of age, to know the puppies energy, drive and personality, to make recommendations to help match the puppies personality with the right family. The ultimate goal is fitting the puppy into the right environment where it is to be placed. Puppy buyers choose their own puppies based on photos, temperament test results, energy and drive, observed in the litter. I do not choose puppy for buyers, but do make recommendations from the information on the application and many conversations before puppy goes home.

I always reserve the right to deny the choice, if the choice is not the right puppy for the environment.

Puppy is sent home with a toy/towel with the litter mates and moms smell on it, a comforting scent, to help get thru the first couple of nights.  Also a printed weight chart since birth, a weekly diary of its first 8 weeks of life, 4-5 generation pedigree, results of temperament testing, micro-chipping paperwork & tag and AKC application to register puppy.

Buyer will love said puppy with daily hugs and will send periodic (bi-yearly- minimum) updates w/photos (throughout her/his life) to seller. Buyer will train said puppy basic commands; sit, stay, come, leave it, heal, also socialize said puppy in public a minimum of 50 times before 1 year of age and continue training if youre so inclined. I suggest a puppy class, then adult class before 2nd year of age,

Buyer will also offer Breeder/Seller first refusal of puppy if ever he/she is for sale.

Life long advice and support is offered to our puppy owners, 
by phone, email or face to face.




 
Puppies are socialized with toys & tunnels,  with other pack members, horses & farm noises before going home at 8 weeks.    

Click to see video-   Playtime MM litter 6 wks old
live video
And this is how a great GSD breeder keeps her puppies happy till they go home at 8 weeks.
And this also shows how important mental stimulation is to a German Shepherd, because they are a thinking breed.
Marie D'Amico




  • I guarantee hips and temperament in writing as long as you DONT spay or neuter your pup until age of two years.
  • Large, straight backed, old-style German shepherds
  • All puppies Micro-chipped, vaccinated & de-wormed before going to new homes.

 I will not use spot on's or chemical insecticides on adults or puppies.  
There are many natural alternitives.

.....long life starts with eliminating insecticide use.


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Puppies are raised in our home, Bio Sensor/Super dog program administered (These 5 exercises impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected. The result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance. Those who play with their pups and routinely handle them should continue to do so because the neurological exercises are not substitutions for routine handling, play socialization or bonding. Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises:

    1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
    2. Stronger heart beats,
    3. Stronger adrenal glands,
    4. More tolerance to stress
    5. Greater resistance to disease

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.).

Pups are wormed twice, micro-chipped and vaccinated before going to new homes.

I temperament test puppies at 7 weeks of age, to know the puppies energy, drive and personality, to make recommendations to help match the puppies personality with the right family. The ultimate goal is fitting the puppy into the right environment where it is to be placed. Puppy buyers choose their own puppies based on photos, temperament test results, energy and drive, observed in the litter. I do not choose puppy for buyers, but do make recommendations from the information on the application and many conversations before puppy goes home.

I always reserve the right to deny the choice, if the choice is not the right puppy for the environment.

Puppy is sent home with a toy/towel with the litter mates and moms smell on it, a comforting scent, to help get thru the first couple of nights.  Also a printed weight chart since birth, a weekly diary of its first 8 weeks of life, 4-5 generation pedigree, results of temperament testing, micro-chipping paperwork & tag and AKC/UKC application to register puppy.

Buyer will love said puppy with daily hugs and will send periodic (bi-yearly- minimum) updates w/photos (throughout her/his life) to seller. Buyer will train said puppy basic commands; sit, stay, come, leave it, heal, also socialize said puppy in public a minimum of 50 times before 1 year of age and continue training if youre so inclined. I suggest a puppy class, then adult class before 2nd year of age,

Buyer will also offer Breeder/Seller first refusal of puppy if ever he/she is for sale.

Life long advice and support is offered to our puppy owners, 
by phone, email or face to face.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. 
You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. 
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"

-- Unknown          

    

The standard of the German Shepherd Dog has changed very little from the original written by von Stephanitz in 1899: "to breed Shepherds is to breed working dogs." What follows is the standard of the World Union of German Shepherd Dogs (WUSV) that was established under the auspices of the SV. There has been a movement toward greater uniformity in the standard. There is still nothing that will help you decide what the length of croup should be, or whether a dog is over-angulated in the rear.

Keep in mind that the original use of the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) was that of a herding dog, and required that the structure was necessary to trot with ease and endurance. Since it acted as a mobile fence to keep the flock away from adjacent crops in a largely unfenced countryside. Because of this, it had to move at a relatively fluent, even pace, with a minimal wear and tear on the dog's physique. The Shepherd also had to be able to stand for a reasonable time without tiring. The body weight must be correctly distributed and supported by his limbs. Any weakness in the ligaments and joints force the body to compensate and consequently lead to a loss of endurance must be faulted.




Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animals risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of golden retrievers ,,,,,,,,,, all breeds
 
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  • Here at Hanabrit German Shepherds we feed NuVet  to all our dogs, even to the puppies !   
  • The senior dogs get  NuVet extra joint health.                                 
  • We feed ONLY  a raw natural Prey drive diet of meats/bone/organ to our dogs.   Puppies & parents are raised on a species appropriate Raw diet.      
  • Research /google Dr Karen Becker for video explaining why a Species Specific diet is recommended.   
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  • Zignature is a good kibble choice, but have not fed kibble here for 5+ years.

  • The Dog Food Project Site!

    The above link is an awesome resource in understanding the current controversy and ingredients inside most brands of available pet dog food. So much has changed so rapidly in the area of canine nutrition, and continues to do so. Some insist BARF is the safest way to go in light of all the controversy. We Feed  a Natural Raw diet - If one must feed a dry manufatured kibble, we suggest a HIGH quality kibble such as  Breeder's Choice Pinnacle or Taste Of The Wild  and recommend you do your homework and provide a quality diet to avoid a host of issues poor nutrition can cause. In light of the horrors of last year's recalls, we know any old kibble won't do!  For those not convinced by the fact that there is not a single tooth in a dog's head meant to grind grain possibly being a good reason to consider grains may not be the best primary protein source, or for just insuring optimal vitality, we recommend NuVet, an excellent supplement, digestive enzymes & coconut oil & fish oils.