Current & Planned Litters
Over 30 years of experience with German Shepherds:
Breeding, training and showing…
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 ~
Breeding dogs have Hip & Elbow, DM, Dental and Cardiac certifications, and most often have completed
Eye/CAER certification from OFA and working title and / or temperament certificates.
Our imported ‘in house’ stud dogs Franco, BH and Zappo, CGC
J4 Litter , 2022
Puppies have arrived, 1 male and 4 females (all reserved)
Evita Boghaus, BH, IGP1, “a” normal hips/elbows, (ZW 88), our 2021 import female has puppies from VA1 Ballack son, Zappo vom Hauswalder Bach, CGC, “a” fast normal hips/normal elbows. Evita has an excellent pedigree of top producing VA dogs, such as Willas, Remo, Cobra, Vegas. She had a spectacular litter in 2021 with very promising pups. We are pleased with Vita’s lively, happy and balanced temperament and are excited that she is producing this in her pups. Zappo has 15 breedings to his credit, consistently producing sound, gorgeous progeny.
Zappo and Evita
K4 Litter, 2022
Due July 2022
Accepting reservations for females only
Hana Fixfrutta, BH, IGP1 ‘a’ normal hips/elbows, ZW 82, is an import female that arrived in May 2021. We searched and searched for a daughter of VA Asap Aldamar, and were so happy to find Hana from the very successful Fixfrutta kennel. She has a pedigree of top producing dogs starting with her well-known sire. Hana’s litter in 2021 produced smart, beautiful black and red pups. Zappo is the sire for this litter. There will be stock coat, and long stock coat puppies. Health certifications for Hana.
L4 Litter, 2022
Planned breeding Fall 2022
Accepting reservations for females
Evita, having had a year’s rest and smaller previous litter, will be bred again in the Fall.
Estimated breeding late June/July, puppies August/September, going to homes in October/November
A sire for this litter has yet to be determined at this time. Only stock coat puppies expected.
Health certifications for Evita.
Puppy pics are available on our Cedar Crest K9 Academy Facebook page.
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.
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! In the Fall of 2019 our kennel was inspected by AKC, They look at many aspects of how the dogs are kept and cared for, as well as our record keeping. Please feel free to check out our AKC Kennel Evaluation. 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 25 years and 87 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. 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…