Buying a German Shepherd puppy?
One will have to be very committed when deciding to give a puppy a forever home. Puppies are like babies. They can’t talk and rely on great communication skills from their owner. Some don’t like the “puppy stage” – others do not want to miss it!
If you are the one that doesn’t like the puppy stage, you should consider buying a trained puppy, or even a trained adult German Shepherd. Every client we encounter has different needs and different criteria when choosing a puppy.
For number one, they don’t want to miss out on the puppy stage. Getting a puppy at youngest age possible is important for most puppy buyers. It can create an incredible bond.
What color do you prefer?
German Shepherds come in five different colors:
Black and red, black and tan, bi color, sable, solid black
Yes- there is no such thing as a white color within the breed of German Shepherds!
Color is carried by certain bloodlines. That is why certain color commonly is connected with certain temperament.
Male or a female?
It is a myth that certain characteristics are connected with specific gender. The individual puppy, no matter what gender, should be evaluated and considered, if you are undecided.
The obvious difference is that a male marks his territory and therefore urinates multiple times in different spots. The female eliminates in one shot. Unless she is into her heat cycle and wants to make it known. There is the second difference. Females (unless spayed) will come into heat every six months and will have bleeding for about two weeks during that period.
Does size matter?
For some people it does- for some it doesn’t.
Besides, size is very unpredictable. Some puppies that are small compared to others in a litter at the moment, will surprise with size once they are one year old.
What is your lifestyle like?
The breeder helping to make the best match.
Are you on the move a lot? Do you have a more calm household?
This is where the breeder comes into play, getting to know as much as possible about you in order to match you with the right puppy.
No matter what you see at the time you first meet a litter- it can only give you a snapshot of a puppy’s temperament. Who knows what happened right before you got there?
Maybe a puppy that appears to be calm at the moment had just been in a fight with a sibling. He now appears calm. This is where the breeder who has been around the litter much more than you ever can, comes into play. The breeder should be giving you advice about his own observation. You should expect to have some guidance.
All this being said, already requires that you choose the breeder you can count on to be there for you all the way.
Looking for German Shepherd Breeders?
It is suggested that you look at the experience a breeder has. The breeder should be knowledgeable of bloodlines and the German Shepherd breed in general. You should expect of him / her to support you and your puppy for the times to come. A breeder should have testimonials.
German Shepherd Dogs and German Shepherd Puppies for sale
More than three decades ago we started breeding German Shepherds. It was in Germany, under the name of “von der Quadriga” that our first litter from the strongest working lines was produced. Later, moving to the USA, we created the brand of “Zauberberg Kennels” , which is the German word for “Magic Mountain”.
Ever since , our German Shepherds have been shown in conformation as well as working dog competitions very successfully! Some of our progeny have been trained very successfully as service assistance dogs, or even as Police K9 dogs for patrol and narcotic- or explosive detection. I, myself, have been lucky enough to compete at Schutzhund Sports at high levels with dogs from our own Breeding Program.
Our German Shepherd Dogs here in Arizona are selected individually to fit their new homes as family protectors and companions, competition dogs or police service dogs. You will find the sable (gray), the solid black as well as the black and red type in our offspring.
German Shepherds from Zauberberg have proven to have the capabilities that Rittmeister von Stephanitz, the founder of the German Shepherd Breed, had in mind over 100 years ago.
Please fill out the questionnaire here and we will send you a direct offer of available puppies that best fit your needs in looks and temperament