Experience of over 30 years with German Shepherds:
Our commitment to exceptional puppies, and support to our clients,
is evident in every litter! The proof is in the progeny of our breeding dogs!
Matching the right dog with the right owner/family..
Please also see the For Sale page for other puppies and adults
Please note: We will not have fall litters in 2019..


Currently accepting reservations for our next litters
Breeding dogs have Hip & Elbow certifications from Germany, as well as
Eye, Dental, Degenerative Myelopathy, and Cardiac screening certificates from OFA.

Our imported stud dogs Franco and Zappo


Our Next Litter is planned for Winter 2020
Zhoo Zhoo will be bred late in the year for early spring puppies.
Black / Red, Stock and Long Coat

We are exploring this special sire for Zhoo Zhoo as this will be her last litter.  

V Hanco von Melanchthon, IPO 2

The spring litter will be from Zappo and our new girl, Tesla. 
Tesla is a Franco x Unique daughter
I am so very excited about this girl, as she has everything that I look for in a top female! This fireball is strong, athletic, and compact with excellent structure. I knew when she was 6 weeks old that I would hold her back.  She is a great addition to our ZK family.
Adult photos of Tesla coming soon! 
Black / Red, Stock and Long Coat


The proof is in the progeny!!

~ Please reserve your ZK dog early ~
Check out Cedar Crest K9 Academy Facebook Page for more photos!

* Disclaimer: We cannot attest to the quality of pups that are not from ZK registered litters.


What ever puppy you choose, please use a high quality dog food! After selection of your breeder, it’s the most important decision you will make…

For other available pups / dogs see our For Sale page.

Protocols and Policies:

We take great pride in our pups and care in raising them! Each breeding we do is carefully selected by looking at dozens of attributes of both sire and dam. We maintain the German standard as written for both physical attributes and character, and use only top examples of the breed for our program. Sales contract with health replacement guarantee and informative industry news to owners of our dogs is standard. There is no substitute for experience. This has been our life for over 20 years and 75 litters and our knowledge and training experience is evident in every litter we breed. Our pups are usually under contract early so reservations are recommended. We do these special things to insure our pups get off to the best start:

  • Researched early neurological stimulation program (3-16 days).
  • Specific vaccine protocol that protects the immune system.
  • Formal 3rd party Puppy Testing at 7 weeks.
  • Early socialization, exploration, problem solving and enrichment
  • Imprinting for various skills starting at 4 weeks such as scent work and agility.
  • Full health foundation includes 1st shots and worming.
  • Every dog in the pedigree has certified hips and elbows and most often a temperament certificate or working title.
  • Extensive Puppy Packet with background pedigrees, informative articles, training information, handouts.

Aspects of health, temperament and conformation are a top consideration. A dog’s ‘Breed Survey” (the KKL after the dog’s name), outlines how closely a dog meets the various elements of the standard. Occasionally we will use a dog who meets the standard but has not yet completed all their titles or received their breed survey.

Please read this article, The Elements of Temperament, by Joy Tiz before considering a puppy from our kennel, and to more fully understand what to look for in the parents of any puppy being considered as your companion.

We do require that prospective buyers complete a written questionnaire and give references. Reservations are accepted with a signed contract and deposit.

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