Featured German Shepherd Puppies
Bring home a German Shepherd puppy today. This breed can be your best companion and we have the best quality German Shepherd Puppies for sale in California. This dog breed is well known for its loyalty and obedience. At Top Shepherd, you get the best deals and purebred puppies that have guaranteed health and strength. Our experts are always there to guide and advise you. Best of all, we ship globally too!
The German Shepherd's Beginning - Shepherd's tending their flocks on the European continent in the 1850's needed a bigger, more intelligent, stronger, completely loyal dog to make protection of the flock and family their primary duty. These dogs needed speed, keen senses, strength and sheer courage in the face of dangerous killers.
In In the 1890's Captain Max von Stephanitz started a breeding program to perfect these herding dogs. At a dog show in 1899 he found a dog that completely fulfilled his dreams for the German Shepherd - Hector Linksrhein. Hector was so impressive Captain Max bought him on the spot! Renamed - Horand von Grafrath, Captain Max founded the "Society for the German Shepherd Dog" and Horand was declared to be the 1st true German Shepherd.
During WW1 over 20,000 dogs were in service. I is estimated that 50% of these were German Shepherds on both sides of the conflict working for the Red Cross and troops. These dogs sniffed out the enemy, found wounded soldiers, delivered first aid, messages and protected both their handlers and the men in their troop. The German Shepherd excelled in helping wounded soldiers off the field of battle. After the war, this ability lead to the formation of the first Seeing eye dogs.
At the beginning of WW2, The US Army Quarter Master established training programs for 32 breeds of dog. By 1944 this list had been reduced to seven and ultimately the German Shepherd dog became the only dog in the K-9 corps. The German Shepherd's now had official roles - They were trained as Sentry Dog's; Scout or Patrol Dog's; Messenger Dog's; or Mine Detection Dogs.
Only 3 dogs have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Two fathom are German Shepherds - Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin. Strongheart was the World's 1st Movie Star Dog, bring audiences to tears as He performed on screen. Rin Tin Tin was rescued from a WW battlefield and became the star attraction of a Saturday morning Kid's show, "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin". From 1954 thru 1964 166 episodes were produced and Rin Tin Tin's fame spread around the world making Him the most famous German Shepherd of all time.
Our Top Shepherd kennel is situated in Temecula’s beautiful wine country. Here, we breed top quality German Shepherd dogs. We have learned a lot through our vast experience spread over a span of 25 years, which is why we would be your best choice when it comes to selecting the best puppy as your family companion. Our direct imports from Germany help focus us entirely on better genetics and healthier dogs.
Top Shepherds Kennel has over 25 years experience with German Shepherds. We have won various awards and accolades during this time. This speaks volumes about our dedication to quality, and our focus has been to breed beautiful, healthy, and easily trained dogs. Along this journey, we are also continually improving ourselves with feedbacks from our present and past customers.
German Shepherds have a lot of energy that must be utilized in a good amount of exercise and powerful training. Special food requirements, brain-boosting activities, a good bath, and proper care would go a long way that your dog stays fit and healthy always. We have many things to discuss, come and buy a training package for your German Shepherd puppy and see how your pet learns and grows better.