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LOCATED IN NORTHWEST OHIO (FORT JENNINGS, OHIO)

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419-969-9962

albeebug@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/shannon.holtzapple/

We specialize in creating healthy purebred German Shepherds in a variety of coat lengths and colors! Bringing happiness and love through puppies!!

Some of my story…. I have been in love with german shepherds ever since i was 20 and got my first German shepherd dog named Elsa. I decided about 10 years ago that i wanted to start breeding. I work hard on breeding only from the best lines. I breed for health, temperament, workability, beauty, and many other things. I try to stick to long coats because those are my favorite. I NEVER breed without doing health tests (Embark or PawPrint Genetics, and PawPrints full panel with Canine HealthCheck) and hip and elbow xrays at the least! Our goal with our breeding program is to promote healthy, sound dogs, who are suitable for any situation and be gentle enough to able to be handled by families as well. I have a variety of drives and energies and each puppy goes thru temperament testing to make sure they go to the right homes, as well as being raised on the Puppy Culture Program. I have both West German Showlines and Working lines, and I do not promote the extreme roach back shepherds. Mine either have the proper gentle slope or a more straight old fashioned back.

All my dogs are part of the family. We take them on vacations with us, and i take them anywhere I can with me whenever i leave, there’s usually always at least a couple, if not all, with me when I run errands or do things. We do not have kennels, and I will never keep my dogs in kennels. That would make them very unhappy lol. Every dog i own lives in the house with us and is part of our family. I have recently acquired a nursery shed! It was bought as a shell and we are building the whole inside into puppy rooms, and after the puppies are raised indoors for the first couple weeks, they will then be moved out to the nursery shed! They will still be in the house all the time, but they will be in the shed and outdoors when nice for a majority. I am so excited for the addition and have been waiting a long time for it!!!!

My goals for 2022 are to get ALL my dogs various titles, and to get Chewy into SAR, and Tiago into deer tracking!

I implement the Puppy Culture Program into our litters! Its amazing, and so much fun! I love being able to give puppies the absolute best start in their lives which will impact their whole life! Its an amazing program! Puppies are raised for the first 2 weeks in our bedroom so we can watch over them carefully and someone is always with them during that time, and during that time we also do the Early Neurological Stimulation with them. Then we move them to their bigger whelping pens (which will be the nursery shed now) where we play classical music and other varieties (including thunderstorm) all the time except bedtime when its quiet time. They learn to use the litter boxes and play with toys. We introduce to new sounds, smells, and textures daily. They are raised in our home and underfoot most of the time, and are handled all day everyday, so they get the full family setting and used to daily family activities and noises and such.

This is all a HUGE learning process for me. I do my best and try my hardest at all times. I do not claim to be perfect but i do always strive for perfection. I want to produce the best quality dogs i can and I want everyone to always be happy with their lifelong companions. I may make mistakes along the way, but i will always try to fix them and do better next time and move forward and take each mistake as a learning opportunity. My goal is to provide happiness and love to everyone thru my favorite dog- the German shepherd.

We also use Nuvet vitamins and highly recommend them! Somehow I deleted the section where it is talked about, with my link on it. So, i’ll get that figured out soon lol.

I also provide transport for my puppies and others as well. I charge *TBD-dependent on gas prices at the time*, per mile round trip for ground. At this time we are at 70 cents a mile 😦 And if flight is needed, I do flight nanny with puppy in cabin with me, and that usually starts at $600 and goes up or down, depending on what the flight costs are for that time. They change so often, I cannot give a set price at any time until its actually time to book.

Also, i have lots of references for reputable breeders i will share if I do not have what your looking for. I’m all for supporting my fellow breeders who work hard and health test and are doing the right things! I will start a list in the menu at the top, of websites, or breeder names, whom I feel are deserving of recognition. If I miss someone, I apologize lol, chances are I just haven’t had a chance to put you down yet! Ill try to update this list whenever I think of someone or something I may have missed!Breeder recommendations

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  1. Thanks so much!! If you go to the upcoming litters section, I have them listed! I do not have any puppies at this time tho, only upcoming spring litters.

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  2. We have a 10 year old German Shepherd. She is an amazing dog and we would like to get a puppy for her to help raise while she is still healthy and active. I love that you are working to breed genetically healthy shepherds. Do you have any puppies available?

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Shannon is amazing! I can’t say enough about her compassion and dedication in creating an awesome breeding program. Not only with her dogs but also with her buyers who become an extension of her family after getting one of her pups. I have 2 brothers a litter a part. She does her research to breed the best and also wants the best for her pups. They are extraordinary!!!

Shelley Schulke Walker

We absolutely loved working with Shannon, so much so that we have already recommended her to one of our friends. We love our little Luna! She is the perfect pup for us!

Lindsey Mock