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We 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. Am also willing
to refuse a sale if I do not think the
person would make a good life-long home for the pup.
families must follow an even strictor program, as our breeding dogs
must be of sound minds and bodies, highly socialized and
must receive a minimum CGC certification, a Therapy
is a bonus and will only benifit the dog and our community's future.
I guarantee hips and temperament in writing
for two years.
carefully screen all potential puppy buyers
and require a huge amount of information before deeming them an
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
pup. Starting with a 2 page application, then I call and visit local
and for non-locals, I google their address to see location and
offer a 2 year written hip and temperment guarantee.
After Application is approved,
a non-refundable, but litter transferable deposit of $200 for a puppy
$1300.00 (Limited Registration)
Veterans and Police organizations receive a $100.oo discount
I wanted to thank you for all the wonderful posts and updates you provided for the buyers. It was such a delight to read and see and view the videos. You put a lot of effort into it and I did not want to have it go unnoted. Our dog Heidi seems to be growing by leaps and bounds already. Our cats have made friends with her as long as she doesn't get too pushy with them. We will be glad when she can go thru the night without having to go out. I put some of your business cards in our local feed & grain store. Lind & Peter 4/9/2014
She is doing great. She came to
school with me yesterday for a little while and we have been going on
short walks (about 15-20 min). I'll take her to school again
tomorrow for a short time. She did great on the walk Sunday but tends
to be a little less focused around my neighborhood. I have
been taking her and Duke together but think I will take her alone for
awhile to get her to focus more on me. She already knows how
to sit which I didn't really teach her, Duke did, does a nice job with
leave it and take it (I say o.k.), and is doing quite well on potty
training. When she has an accident it is because I missed the
cue she gave me. I'm getting better at reading her!
I can't wait to start the puppy classes with her.
She is so smart and quick to learn. Duke is doing
really well with her. Teaching her a lot and playing with
her. Thanks again for the amazing puppy! Jessi is
just wonderful and we all love her.
Hello! Congrats on your new puppies, they are
very adorable. I wanted to send you a quick update on Emma, I took her
to a dog show last Saturday. She got second place and a very promising
mark. I have attached the card for your review. Her only fault was her
front reach is too short, but really those thick little legs look
deceiving haha! She had a wonderful day seeing all of the other dogs
and experiencing different people handling her and such. She has a
perfect temperament and was a perfectly behaved little girl all day.
She was worn out after all that excitement.
01/30/13 Q litter male
Hi, Little Bear is doing great! Both ears
are up. Vet said he looks great.
beautiful boy at almost a year,
100 pounds. Such a good dog, I love him.
Good Morning Grandma
hope you are doing well. Lola & I are just
wonderful! I like having a little sister, we play all day
Lola looks a lot like
our Daddy, Bear. Actually we resemble one another very
much! We like to wrestle and play ball, the big wind storm
left a ton of branch’s in our back yard and we like to play with those
too! Mommy bought us a new toy each for Halloween and we
share them very nicely. I sleep next to my Mommy
and Lola like’s to sleep next to Jessica in her room. We get
up every morning very early with Mommy and help her get ready for work
and by the time everyone leaves for the day we settle in for a little
nap time. I hope all is well with
you and I will write more when Mommy is not so busy at work.
We are doing just fine and all is OK. We
LOVE you Grandma Judy and we will talk with you soon!
Max from "H" Litter
He is a King!!! We love him so much!!! Best Dog EVER!!!!
- O litter
I could not believe the focus in this puppy. Ava exhibits a
desire to please and learn and “do” that just thrills me to no
end. She is such an incredible joy to train with.
She catches folks’ eyes with her appearance: she is a lovely, bi-color
plush coat with a sleek, feminine head. But then they see her
work, and she ALWAYS garners comments and compliments. She is
incredibly smart, and it is very easy with her to turn that
intelligence on to working. At only 12 weeks, Ava and I were
participating in 2 - 3 obedience classes a week. At 14 weeks,
we were doing most of Ava’s work off-leash. We will soon be
doing her first AKC Obedience Trials, at only 7 months old. I
did not have to push her into any of this. We have moved at
this pace purely due to her desire to “do”. Her love of
working is so obvious in her attitude during training. Often
her enthusiasm results in a yip of joy when we step off the
line. Her tail wags as we work, and her eyes are on
Ava is, as are her siblings, a loving, snuggly girl. At the
end of the day she craves cuddle-time and will usually fall asleep in
my lap - upside down with back legs in the air, front paws wrapped
around my wrist, and her head stretched back. She and I have
formed the bond that every owner hopes for, and I believe - as with
everything else about her - that it is a result of her pedigree that
she is able to do this. Julie
Rafa is doing really well, just a smart
pup, and he is a very pretty puppy, he is learning so fast and he
mimicked everything Majai does, he is so funny .
Will send some pics........Ina Corky
Corky is doing well. Although she was
suposed to be Roger's pup, she is fast becoming Halle's girl. She sits
down and watches what we are doing. If someone is sitting on the couch
you can find her laying at their feet. many times she seems to enjoy
sleeping by one of the doors. She still has accidents but she is doing
pretty good. She is just a very nice puppy.
an extremely smart girl! Extremely quick learner..
- "P" Litter
Hello Judy I am sorry for the delay in updating you but Major is doing great!!! Our family is so happy with him he is ringing his bell to use the bathroom also he loves to play with the wife and boys. I am truly thankful Judy for allowing Major into our lives, he is so smart and loving. I will send you some videos of him playing with the boys. Thank you- Long Family for giving us such a blessing by allowing Major into our lives. The Bennett Family
Zoye is just over 10 months already! She is turning into an astonishly
beautiful young lady. She is about 85lbs and still growing. Zoye was on
her way to get the CGC license, unfortunately my back went out so it is
on hold for now until I'll get better.
She really bonded with our son Sammy (I was hoping for that). They play
all the time, even tho Zoye knocks him down with ease now ).
Thank you for the great addition to our family, not only Zoye is
absolutely the most beautiful GS I have seen, she is smart, very kind
and a lot of fun!
Hobbes is doing amazing, he is so smart. We are still working on the
stay command in different situations but with treats/incentives and
repetition he is eager to learn anything we want. I'll have to find
time to make it out to a Sunday walk or two this Fall. Thank you for
everything Judy, I absolutely love him.
Here's a few pictures from a trip we took three weeks ago to a roadside
beach we found north of Lexington that didn't ban dogs. He loves the
Caleb & Family
It's been a while since I emailed you but I wanted to show you an updated picture of
Heinrick (H Litter, 2009).
He is doing very good and he and Schotzie
adore each other. His last weigh in was 105.
Just wanted to let you know he is doing well and is a great addition to
is 2 years old! (Kiaya by Bear)
I just wanted to say hi to my first people parents on my second
birthday. I am doing very well. Everyone tells me
great, beautiful, and sweet dog I am. I do not shy away from
strangers anymore. I discovered that I actually love the
attention from every single person we pass and love to say hi and get
pet. I still remind my family that I am supposes to go
they go. Sometimes they actually forget me at home on rare
occasions. I love playing in my kiddy swimming pool, playing
the hose and sharing the sprinkler with my kids. I love
in the lake too. I just found out recently that I would not
to the bottom of the lake if I go over my head, who would have
figured? My legs actually kick and keep me afloat.
Now I am
having a ball swimming and retrieving things. I even got a
cool new swim toy for my birthday. I am holding it in my
picture. Don’t I just look so cute and adorable? J
wanted to let you know I am doing well and my family just loves me to
pieces. I don’t know what they would do without me.
Lily and my people family (Cathie, Don, Jaclyn, Rachel, Jamie and Adam)
and my cat (Sky)
you! from Sonny, myself, the girls
and most of all Kira. We do talk about Grandma Judy, and her
Dad Burgandy & Bear. We love her so very much; she is
the BEST dog
ever, most of all she is our BEST friend. She is such a
the most lovable animal in the world! It is amazing; she
someone is around our house before we know. Kira is
everything that we
could have imagined and more, I have you to thank for that. I
do want you
to know that she is doing so well and how beautiful, strong and smart
and by the pictures, you can see. I will send more, I have
them on my
home computer. It was great to chat with you and I do hope
that we can
come out soon and see you & the pack.
care Judy, and please give hugs & kisses to Ms. Burgandy
We just wanted to give you an update on Seau. He is everything that we
could have hoped for in a dog. He goes to training twice a week, one
night for obedience training, and the other is for group protection
training. He excels in every way, his bite is so strong and well
controlled. He loves to do the agility course, go swimming in the pond,
and run around with the other dogs. He loves playing with our 1 year
old nephew, he'll just follow him around the house for hours. Seau
keeps us busy to say the least. Our 105lb lap dog lol.
Thank you so much Judy,
Jackie, Jayson and Seau (Mr. Green White from H litter)
picture of Katie(E litter) this past fall at
Kensington Metropark and I've been meaning to send it along. It's a
and I thought you'd like to see it. Katie is now 4 1/2
years old and doing very well. Hope you're having a good holiday break
certainly plan to join you on some of the Milford walks this
(lost awhile due to computer issues)
know its been a
very long time since I last wrote you but I thought
I would update you on Crickett.
She is still an amazing dog, definitely an ambassador for the breed,
she is very well trained, laid back
and everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She is just under
100lbs and is a plush coat. Her and
my son are practically inseparable, they do everything together. She
even plays with him at the parks on
all the different playscapes and goes down the slides with him as well
as the other children at the park.
When we go for walks in the park I take her off leash and she just
sticks around or fetches the ball when
I throw it, if she is not busy playing with Jake. I plan to do AKC
Obedience and Agility with her.
See that you are still breeding exceptional puppies with awesome
temperaments, hats off to you for saving
this wonderful breed. I still send people your way when they stop and
ask where I got her from and they
are amazed at how well behaved she is, I tell them I would not go
anywhere else for a German Shepherd.
Thanks for this great dog!
(From 2006 C litter, Ms Orange, so sister to Sulley, Hugo &
Lily thought it would be a good time to say hi since she is
now an older more mature girl. I can't believe she is already 1 year
old.The kids sang happy birthday to her all day long (really... all day
long)! Lily went to the pet store this afternoon to pick out her
gift. The pictures show her with her kids and of course her new toy she
out. She passed her CGC test and we recently got her a therapy dog in
training vest. She is enjoying going to stores and the library. She
went to my
family reunion yesterday and was such a little lady. She had perfect
I was so proud of her. Lily and I continue to take advanced obedience
classes with Judy and Mona. I still think the training is more for me
because Lily seems to know what she is doing more than me most of the
Lily has found a love for jumping hurdles and anything else that looks
should be jumped. She also loves walking on benches, balance beams and
Lily also walked in the Fourth of the July Parade. She seems to love
in the parades. Thank you so much for such an awesome dog. She is just
amazing and beautiful. We could not picture our lives without her.
is a Bear & Kai pup from 2010.)
Hi judy, been a while, heres my Nikko boy running with his stick, he
loves our hunting property.
I've been looking at your web site, they all have same features! We
only have Nikko now, Kotta was 12 has passed,
so he needs a friend, but we would like to wait for same father he has,
so it looks like late summer early fall.
(Nikko is Mr.Blue from G '08)
Just wanted to let you know that Ruger is doing great. He is growing
into such a handsome boy these days.
At his last vet visit (7 months) he weighed in at 82 pounds! Here are
two pictures of him so you can see how big he has gotten.
Thanks again for such a wonderful boy! Jenny
(from the 2010 J litter)
Harlow is now 19 months and we are proud parents of a certified therapy
dog as well as a Canine Good Citizen!
He passed both tests with flying colors in September. Harlow has his
first job lined up as a Tail Waggin Tutor to
listen to children read at the White Lake Library. Hes the best dog
weve ever had and we couldnt imagine our lives without him.
Weve made many friends through the Hanabrit German Shepherd walks and
make new acquaintances everywhere we go because Harlow attracts
so much attention and even stops traffic! Weve had people drive by in
cars taking pictures of him! Sometimes I feel like hes a celebrity!
Thank you again for your breeding ethics and
being there for
us when we have a question!
-Betsy and Brian
(from the 2009 H litter)
Harlow from Burgundy's H litter, is the most magnificent German
Shepherd we could have ever hoped for!
We would be rich if we got a $1.00 for every compliment
Harlow has gotten in the 9 months we have had him!
We so appreciate your breeding ethics and the continued support and
education you offer. I can't imagine
getting a German Shepherd from any other breeder! Harlow will
be taking his CGC and TDI tests after he
turns a year old on March 19th. My husband and I are hoping
that Harlow will be able to become part of the
Reading To Rover program in which he goes to libraries and helps
struggling young readers become successful
and confident readers. Harlow is loving the snow. Be
sure to check out his very own YouTube sledding video
which we will be posting this week! He has garnered a fan
club right in the neighborhood!
Harlow is very excited to be a big brother to Burgundy's 9
puppies! He is especially excited we are
getting another Hanabrit GSD next year, 2011!
Hope to see you at the next GSD Sunday walk in Milford!
(from the 2009 H litter)
I just wanted to send along a picture of Ruger with his ears up.
Also, my parents would like to know if you have any litters planned
They absolutely adore Ruger and I think they are looking into getting
another one. Thanks again. Jenny
(from the 2010 J litter)
Maggie is the best. Doing so well, sleeping about 5 hours thru the
night. She is so smart, knows her name and comes when called.
She wants to play with Otis all the time, he is still getting used to
all her energy...but I can tell he is happy to have her around.
She loves my nephew, he is 3 and they were a riot together. I will send
more pictures soon! Thanks for the best puppy ever.
See you soon. - Stephanie
(from the 2010 K litter, posing with Otis)
Wolfie had his last full class today and graduates on
June 29. Then he starts his intermediate class on July
18. He's doing
wonderfully and I don't think I could love him more than I already do.
(from the 2010 J litter, posing with Brutus)
Ozzy are doing great.
They are having fun living on the lake swimming and chasing
(left) is now 108lbs (mostly head) and will
be 2yrs on May 8th, and his
side kick Ozzy is 105 lbs turning 3 July
3rd. They have both received
their CGC certification. We are working towards Bo's
TDI. Everyday is
definitely action packed and full of laughs and love.
See you soon!
Love, Pat and Heather
(from the 2008G & 2007E litters)
This is Sheba's first visit to the White Lake Library as a
Tail Wag-in Tutor. She proved to be a Great example as 5 different
children read to her for a total of a 1 1/2 hours. Both the children
and parents thoroughly enjoyed her. Sheba loves to go to work and all
the attention she gets doing it. Mona
(from the 2008 G litter)
just thought you might like to see this picture, we were out on Lower
Straits Lake taking our walk today.
Thanks for everything you do, you are a great breeder and Hagen is a
(from the 2008 G litter)
day in GA! Bear loved it! He pulled our
girls (18 & 25) down the hill on askim board.
I love the way he smiles when he is having
fun! We all love him sooo much :)
(from the 2008 G litter)
all is well this new year for you and your family. I wanted to
give you an update on Samson, now 3 1/2 years old and weighing 105 lbs.
He and I have taken up the sport of mushing. In the warm months he
pulls me around on a scooter (dry land mushing). We just got a Canadian
Kicksled and Sam is learning how to pull in the snow. He loves this new
"job"! After a good run he is so relaxed and happy. He thinks that this
mushing business is much better than walking with "slow poke
Samson wants to know if anyone else might like to join him in his
newfound sport. Any other "wanna be" mushers like us? Wouldn't that be
a great sight in the next Milford Parade ;)
Keep in touch,
Just a few words about Kaiser. He is doing
really well and is growing like a weed. He has become a great member of
smart as a whip, and very intuitive.
Once it gets a little warmer well send some more
pictures and send them.
Max is doing awesome. My family, dad, loves him. He is such a sweetie.
We are doing a good job at potty training.
There have been a couple accidents but truly he hasn't had many
considering how quickly he's picking it up. He
sure is getting heavy that's for sure. The kids weighed him the other
day and he was 26 lbs before the weekend.
So, we go to Griffith's for a round of shot's plus a poop sample on
Thursday and I will let you know exactly how
much he weighs. He's going to be a big boy that's all I have to say!
He sleeps in the bathroom of our bedroom because of the tile. It's
cooler for him. He sleeps through the night and
get's me up around 6:30-7:00 depending on our bedtime the night before.
He and Zeus get along really well. Actually,
Zeus is learning some of Max's tendencies to bark when he hears
something. That is something Zeus never did. He is a
very laid back dog. In fact, Max has picked that laid back attitude
from Zeus. My parent's thought he would be ripping
and roaring around but honestly he doesn't, he lays around. Don't get
me wrong, they do get in a zoom zoom moment and
rip and roar but after they're down for the count. He seems to be laid
back more from Zeus being the same.
(Max is from I litter, Mr Blue&Wht)
Imara is getting big and getting into everything...we cant imagine life
without her. She is a wonderful part of our family.
(H, Ms. Orange)
We finally settled on the name Shasta for Ms. Pink. Taking
her for walks on the leash and she's doing great. Both Ringo
and Gracie love playing with her and Ringo rolls over on his back
and lets her bite him. Might try her in the pond tomorrow. She
always has her front paws in the water bowl so I'm sure we won't be
able to keep her out of the pond.
(I, Ms Pink)
Griz loves his training! He is getting to work and play with puppies of
all sizes, though most four month old pups are not 51 pounds. As you
see and to our delight, he is so very gentle with the small pups and
plays hard with the pup his size or bigger and older. Griz is
smart pup, he has been working on
his pointing exercise, release and
other basic obeidence. I'm getting trained right along with
him, i make
more mistakes than he does. We are clicker training him and he has
responded to it fast. As for Lake Erie, it's his
swimming pool. He
took to the water like a walleye, although I let him do it on
not forcing him. He play and digs in the sand for ever, it
wears him out
and is a good workout. He is a great family addition, we love him
(H, Mr. Black)
Here are some pictures of Babba that I thought you would like to see.
doing just great. Nietzche now lets Babba jump all over her - so I
maybe Babba will be the head dog in our pack - of course after me.
(I, Mr. Green)
Hi Judy. we have had Blue on a leash few times now.
Jim and I are thinking about taking him in to the town on Sunday and
meeting you there at noon. I will let you know for sure. Hey Mr. Blue
sure is smart.. Jim says he may just be as smart as our old dog Rue.
Its is so
funny but you can actually see him think before he makes a move. He is
just about potty trained. He has had a few accidents but no big
that getting another dog was a good choice.. Jim is smiling alot more
I think he falling in love again. He is definitely a dog person.
Hope all is well with you.
Mr. Blue, Jim &
(I, Mr Blue)
I can't believe Harlow is 14 weeks old already! He is
gorgeous, but that's because he has gorgeous parents!
Burgundy and Bear could be models! I took him to the
Northville Farmer's market this morning. We didn't stay long
because it was so hot, but he was a hit! A lot of people
recognized by his size that he has German bloodlines and everyone said
how beautiful he is! We are enjoying the puppy
classes in Davisburg and Mona is always a huge help! I don't
know what we would do without her!
(H, Mr. Green)
Hemi is doing great. She went horse camping with us last weekend and
was perfect. I'm amazed at how well she sticks with her family. I had
her off leash most of the weekend and she stayed at our camp. When we
went riding I did tie her and she just slept, dug holes, and chewed her
bone. At night she slept on the floor of the trailer with my
other dogs. We got home Sunday night, she was so happy to see
her house and yard she ran all
around with her butt to the ground. Monday morning I had to wake her up
to go potty!
That never happens she is always up first. She is just what we were
Thanks so much for our new family member.
(H, Ms. Pink)