Dog Profile

German Shepherds

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We have been breeding German Shepherds since 1976, when the ban on breeding in Western Australia was lifted. We even had the privilege of breeding the first legal litter in the state.

German Shepherds are a very popular breed, with outstanding characteristics such as sound nerves, alertness, self-confidence, trainability, watchfulness, loyalty, incorruptibility as well as courage and hardness. They are an ideal and superior working dog in general, and in particular to be a guard, companion, protection or herding dog, but most of all an excellent addition to your family.

German Shepherds love to be with people, so if you make the decision to own one, make sure they are not just put in the backyard and forgotten.

We strongly believe in responsible breeding, only breeding from dogs that have passed a range of tests.  While this doesn't guarantee a puppy will be free of genetic health issues, it does mean we do as much as we possibly can to reduce the likelihood of it occurring.  

 

German Shepherd DNA testing is done to screen for the following diseases:

  • Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III (German Shepherd Type)

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Haemophilia A / Factor VIII (German Shepherd Type)

  • Hyperuricosuria

  • Ivermectin Sensitivity MDR1 (Multi Drug Resistance)

  • Malignant Hyperthermia

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis VII - Type II (German Shepherd/Belgian Shepherd Type)

  • Pituitary Dwarfism

  • Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis (German Shepherd Type)

  • Scott Syndrome (German Shepherd Type)

Other screening is done to identify:

  • Hip and elbow displaysia

Before our puppies go to their new home, they are fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, wormed, and registered with Dogs West on the 'Limited Register'. You will also receive a puppy pack containing the food they are used to, a file packed with all the information you need along with 6 weeks of free puppy health insurance with PetPlan.

If you are interested in purchasing a German Shepherd puppy, or would like to know more about the breed, contact Jenny Boekelman:

Phone: 0412 811 151

Email: jentolkennels@gmail.com