German Shepherd Puppies For Sale Changing Lives one dog at a time.
California AKC Breeder of Imported German Shepherds
JEAN X CHAPEAU LITTER - Born 7/29/23 Ready to go home September 30, 2023
This is a premium litter with Both parents fully titled. If you are interested in this litter you can get on our Reservation List with a $500 Reservation Fee. We have Males and Females currently available.
When you purchase a puppy from us you will receive a Puppy that is: Examined by a Veterinarian ~ Well Puppy Exam Current on all vaccinations for their age and Vaccination Record Current on deworming Written Health Warranty AKC Puppy Registration Application - Limited for pet/companion home Microchipped Raised on our extensive puppy curriculum
Here at CCGS we test our breeding stock for the following: Hip and Elbow Certified-SV (German) Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) Multi-Drug Sensitivities (MDR1) Von Willebrands Disease Type I (VWD1)
I am so impressed with Julie Bennett and her Central Coast German Shepherds program. The attention to detail in her breeding practices, informative/educational website, and puppy owner preparation prior to dog take home is the best I have experienced (this will be our 4th German Shepherd puppy). I strongly recommend anyone interested in German Shepherd Dogs to reach out to her. You will be happy you did.
We maintain a reservation list with a $500 Reservation Fee which is applied to your puppy purchase with the balance due by puppy go home day. We do have our own ultrasound equipment and are able to confirm pregnancy at about 30 days after breeding but are unable to confirm with accuracy any puppy counts or whether puppies are male or female. We maintain two lists, 1 for Females and 1 for Males. This is an ongoing list and not for specific litters. Once we have a litter on the ground with availability for you, based on where you are on the reservation list we will contact you and see if the timing fits your needs. If the timing does not work for you then you will stay on the list for the next litter. Occasionally things come up within someone's life that affects their ability to take their puppy that we have reserved for them. In that case, we will move that person to the next available open spot on our reservation list for a future litter and will offer the next person on the list the opportunity to move up. For this reason our list is constantly changing. If you have not committed to a specific litter and pass on a litter then you will retain your current position on our reservation list for the following litter(s). We typically have 2-3 litters per year.
Puppy selections are done after Health Exams are completed between 7 - 8 weeks of age and Temperament Assessments are completed. The ideal time to do Temperament Assessments is between 54 and 56 days old. If a puppy gets overly stressed and cannot recover quickly, during testing we may have to stop the test. Sometimes puppies are not ready and we just have to postpone assessments to the following day. Temperament Assessments are on puppies time, not ours. but they are typically always completed between week 7 & 8.
In the old days we used to have our puppy owners come and sit in a pile of puppies and select their puppy. It was overwhelming for some and for others it was easier. It was difficult for onlookers when someone else ahead of them chose the puppy that they wanted. I was always amazed by how many people chose the Alpha Female or Alpha Male, due to the outgoing personality, not really understanding what they were really choosing. Occasionally someone would choose the puppy that stays off to itself or chose the smallest puppy because it may have just been super cute. Commonly everyone wanted the puppy that had his ears up already, despite his personality traits. Although a popular way to choose a puppy from most breeders, it is not always the best way to choose a puppy. Although it takes a lot more of our time to Access each puppy and write up a report it is better that you have an opportunity to see the natural traits of each puppy to make a more educated selection for your puppy. It's not a difficult process and it leaves our clients having a better understanding of their puppy when they go home. After all, the more information you have, the more you can focus on your puppies needs to help him to develop into all he can be so you have that amazing German Shepherd you are here for.
We are breeding with families in mind. This means we are breeding excellent Temperament and Character. You still however need to take into consideration your lifestyle. Every puppy has his purpose. German Shepherds are energetic, working dogs. They are not lay around the house lap dogs. They need their needs met through proper feeding, exercise, mental stimulation, setting boundaries and consistent training. It is only then that they will be able to relax and chill with you. Some puppies will have naturally higher energy, some will be more dominant, others may be very soft and tenderhearted and so forth. By doing Temperament Assessments we can identify natural tendencies of puppies to help you understand what areas you might need to focus more on with your puppy with training and exercise and just overall puppy management. We can also identify those dogs that have stronger desire to scent or work for prospective service homes to increase the success rate of service dog training.
We do have many people coming for their 3rd, 4th or 5th German Shepherd. We understand that some people have very special needs as well as having different levels of experience with German Shepherds and we will consider alternative selection process under certain circumstances when arrangements are made in advance so it can be worked into our current processes.
We are fortunate that most of our puppies look very similar so color is not so much of a concern when selecting a puppy. We prefer you select your puppy by Temperament Assessment however, we will post photos of each puppy at 6 weeks of age. We do carry the Long Hair gene in our lines and occasionally do have Long Hair German Shepherds. If you have a preference of Stock Coat or Long Coat, please let us know. Many American bred German Shepherds have very short coats however, the German Shepherd as a breed standard has a medium length coat. By doing Temperament Assessments we can provide you with information about which puppies have natural tendencies that would fit best into your environment so you can choose a puppy that has the natural traits that you are looking for. We will refer to your Reservation Form at puppy selection time so we can suggest puppies that most closely match your family profile. Service Dog homes take priority selection in each litter and they have a fee premium for that selection priority. Most of our puppies go to homes as family companions.
Some people are looking for a Service Dog and Family Pet. Service dogs cannot be family pets and service dogs. The reason is because a service dog is trained to do a service for one specific person and needs to bond to that one person and be with that one person for extended periods of time. A family pet will divide its time with various family members.