WE ARE LOCATED IN
"The Gem of the Hills"
Surrounded by gently sloping hills in an otherwise flat state! And home to the Citrus Tower.
So come visit and enjoy some of Florida hills :)
Breeding Quality Straight Backed German Shepherds
from DDR Working Lines (East German Line)& Czech lines mixed with quality Show lines to take and even out the back line and balance out the drive/energy
EAST GERMAN SHEPHERD LINES, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik or “DDR” (1949-1990). The DDR was a political, social, economic, and geographic entity that was physically solidified with the tragically oppressive construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, and which began its political and physical dissolution with the history-making and liberating fall of that barrier on November 9, 1989.
Just as the geo-political entity formerly known as the “DDR” no longer exists today, the “DDR German Shepherd Dog” is a historical relic of a bygone time and place, and it no longer exists today. Rather, the generations of true “DDR” bloodlines are limited to a span of roughly four decades of breeding and development in the former East Germany. These bloodlines may be found in the third, fourth, and further generations back in the pedigrees of working, sporting, and companion dogs found around the world today. These modern representatives of the German Shepherd Dog breed, with a genetic heritage in the former DDR bloodlines, have their true provenance determined by the place of their actual birth.
The East German line & Czech line German Shepherd Dogs developed a little differently than German Shepherds from other locations. They have heavier bone structure, big block heads, uniform shoulders and an even top line "STRAIGHT BACKED" like the original German Shepherd Dog was.
This line is also strong, athletic and has a high work drive.
Mixing of the lines is determined upon the strength of visible traits and "genetically" of each parent and their lines. So it takes a great measure of thought when I choose what parents to breed with.
I have to consider each dog as an individual to see what traits would best compliment what I am trying to produce.
I consider temperament, color, size and drive, whether they are from a working line or show line.
But for the most part German Shepherds are very versatile breed of dog no matter what line they are from!
BEAUTY & BRAINS Solid Blacks, Black & Tans, Black & Reds and occasional Sables!
German Shepherd Dogs For Protection, Personal, or Pet!
We have produced pups over the the past 13 yrs German Shepherds to be :
- Family Pets
- Service Dogs,
- Therapy dogs
- Working dogs
Some are in the homes of local and out of state State Sheriffs, Deputies, Officers and even a couple shepherd of my Shepherds in Disney's Hollywood Studios
All of our German Shepherd puppies are Family raised (NOT KENNEL raised).
Our puppies are BORN INSIDE our home, in our hands!
They are well socialized and part of our well balanced PACK!
Our puppies also get early mind stimulation!
Breeders like myself can now take advantage of the information available to improve and enhance performance. Please see our "Early Neurological Stimulation" page.
All of our Puppies are Exposed to:
• household noises
• different types of flooring
• different people of all ages, races and sexes
• climb over, walk on, and play with many different puppy toys
• stimulation and early obedience training begins...
* BREEDER SUPPORT
WITH CHOOSING THE RIGHT PUPPY!!
*WE WILL HELP EACH FAMILY CHOOSE THE RIGHT PUPPY FOR YOUR WANTS & NEEDS!
WE WILL GIVE YOU TIPS, GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT.
& YES If a puppy does not have the proper temperament for you, WE will let you know, and we can wait for the right pup !
* I encourage you to go your own temperament testing as well !
German Shepherds thrive on human interaction within the family and are very cautious of strangers. They do not like being left alone for long periods of time.
Respect, firmness, love and praise in equal amounts are needed to train German shepherds.
According to Next Day Pets, individuals who are inexperienced with pets or very inactive do not make good owners for German Shepherds.
* We are referred and preferred Breeder of Bob Gailey, a retired K9 Officer & Master trainer here in Lake County/Central FL. for the past 50 plus years!!
He is OUR #1 referral and has trained several of our pups for families that have purchased them and he still highly talks about our pups, how BRILLIANT they are and how he loves working with pups raised by The Lords Shepherds.
YES, he can help you obedience train your shepherd too.
Bob Gailey is a Criminal & Civil Trial Expert for Dog Training and Behavior
Poem by Tecumseh
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
~ Chief Tecumseh
* Sent by Chris,
- former Long Island police officer,who flew here to Florida and purchased two pups from us .
Korah & Judah litter
We haven’t talked lately. But I wanted you to know how much I love you guys and how much I love baby Koa! He is my best friend! I hope all of you are doing well and I hope all of the dogs are doing well. Trust me I would still like a female puppy from you all!
Koa is huge, with an enormous scary bark. However, he is my big baby! LOL. He loves to whine and cry and try to make you feel sorry for him.
He also unlocks my sliding glass door and opens it to let himself outside.
He is so smart! And you won’t believe this, but when he cries at me in the morning he actually says the word, Mama.
I miss you guys, call me or email me when you can.
P. S. I want you to know how much I really enjoyed staying with y’all!
You are my family away from home!
_________________ Daisy (Leila & Judah pup)
Just wanted to touch base and give you an update. Daisy,is doing great and is such a love. Very affectionate and a little bossy with the boys.
She has incorporated into the pack with ease. I'm so glad I got her. She has brought me and the kids so much joy. I would love to get another female before I move.
You raise such quality, intelligent and well tempered GSDs.
I hope you never quit!
Keep me in mind for future litters!!
I apologize for this out of the blue email.
I purchased a male puppy from you on June 11 2010. His name is Vortex Viano.
He turned five on March 28…
He is a very big boy that is hard hitting during training and a large protective lovey for all four of my kids.
I get frequent offers to breed him. I never intended to breed him nor did I intend for him to be so talented and get offers of purchase.
He has been trained and thrives on the field… He is my very spoiled very loved boy. He has an incredible ball drive. Did excellent during scent work, agility and water training.
He does community outreach education seminars and loves to be out and about.
He has blessed us with the ability to shine as a protection K-9 as well as a big ball of love for us to love.
I feel like he was destine for much bigger things but my over protectiveness keeps him home and limited.
You would not know this but our meeting and your match of Vortex for my family was the best thing next to having my boys that had ever happened to me.
You truly blessed my family and made a very ugly divorce survivable!
You produced an incredibly balanced dogs that professional trainers, decoys and officers are continuously commenting on!
Naoc turning 6 months old and we decided it was time to give a testament to how wonderful you and your dogs are! You breed a very beautiful dog…we get compliments constantly on our Naoc. People are amazed how big he is and how regal he looks. Aside from his handsome good looks comes his astounding intelligence! We are simply amazed at how fast he learns new commands and how intuitive he is!
He is brilliant and your breeding helped to bring him to that level.
We are currently in training with Bob Gailey and we are hoping to get our AKC good citizenship certification and go on to maybe, if we get it right (We know Naoc will!) doing some obedience competition with him.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for an amazing puppy!
We couldn't ask for a better, smarter or well balanced puppy!
Thank you again!
Ken and Elza W.
I just wanted to give you a quick update on your puppy. To start with, we are very happy and glad to have her. Here are some interesting details.
On our way back home on Monday evening, we stopped at Petco. The employees there admired your/our puppy. One of them, who used to have a GSD asked about you and was really impressed by the looks and maturity of your female puppy. The even better part of the story comes next.
A lady walks in the store with a large dog. My daughter Clio had Meera on the leash - she was already getting accustomed to it. I went immediately to check on Clio because I was unsure about how the 2 dogs would interact. The lady of the big dog told me she was a dog trainer and commented that both the puppy and my daughter were doing just fine. The trainer kept observing Meera's behavior.
She was impressed by her and said she was an "exquisite" puppy.
Way to go Stacy!! You should be proud of your dog.
I want to brag about Callye! She's a prodigy. Her genetics are phenomenal. She is soooo smart! I am utterly amazed at what she learns and how quickly she learns at her young age of 9 weeks! I'm sending you videos. She has beauty and brains!
Thank you for the coupon and also thank you very much for having us over today and answering our questions. It was great to finally meet you and Titan today, and the information you gave to me is very much appreciated.
Love the website, congrats!!
I'm sending you pics of King Vegeta Lords of The Shepherds, so you can post them too. It has been a true blessing to have him in our family!
You are doing a great job, we will keep in touch, of course.
I purchased your male black and tan pup . He loves me so much and is getting huge. I wanted to share some pics with you then and now (8 mths) 80 lbs later. Isn't he beautiful, 80 lbs of pure muscle and very happy. We love each other.
He loves swimming, riding in the car, visiting pet smart and long walks on the beach, chewing big soup bones, And playing with anything that is brave enough to play with him cause he is a rough houser. He's my spoiled lil baby! He likes to carry my stuff in his back pack with his toys and treats. He feels important with it on like he has a job.