german_shepherd_puppyThe goal of our breeding program is to breed healthy puppies with excellent temperaments. All of our German Shepherds are raised and socialized in a loving family surrounding. When selecting breeding stock, we breed only to the best quality German Shepherds from German bloodlines. All of our breeding stock is x-rayed for hips and elbows, have obtained a breed survey to determine if they are breed worthy. We will not breed any female, or to any male that does not meet this strict standard. We are dedicated to produce strong and healthy lines that conform to the German breed standard (SV). This results in German Shepherds with superior temperaments, obedient, intelligent and affectionate. All our dogs are registered with the Canadian kennel club.

Do your research
We strongly recommend that you take your time and do your research before you choose a breeder.
  • Visit the kennel to meet with the owner and of course their dogs.
  • Ask a lot of questions and find out about the backgrounds of the Sire and Dame.
  • Ask about hip and elbow certification, temperament and pedigree.
  • Make sure that the breeder you choose can backup their statements and has all the proper paperwork to prove this.
  • Beware if the breeder will not let you visit the kennel to see the Sire or the Dame, doesn’t ask you any questions and also if they are not registered with the Canadian Kennel Club.
There are too many dogs that are either abandoned, end up in shelters or destroyed because of backyard breeders and puppy mills!
Please help to eliminate backyard breeders and puppy mills by doing your research before choosing your dog.

german_shepherd_playing_puppyKOERKLASSE KKL1 & KKL2: This is a Temperament Title (breed survey) that is used by European breeders to evaluate conformation and temperament of German Shepherds. The dogs are measured in both height and weight. Measurements are taken from tip of the tail to chest depth and must meet an International standard. The dogs have to be of good nature and be easily approachable. They must not be spooky or shy, and they cannot act viciously or aggressively toward the judges.

The Koerklasse 1 is the highest temperament title a dog can achieve and is sought after by the finest breeders worldwide.

The Koerklasse 2 title is the second highest temperament title acceptable in Europe. Dogs achieving the Koerklasse 2 title are often slightly larger or shorter than the desired standard but the difference is in centimeters.”

SV Standard
What is the German Shepherd SV standard that is used at Arden Country Kennels?