What Should I Expect from a German Shepherd Breeder’s Contract?

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When bringing a German Shepherd into your life, whether as a loyal companion, a working partner, or a show dog, it’s essential to establish clear expectations and responsibilities with the breeder. A well-crafted contract not only protects both parties but also ensures the best outcome for the dog. Here’s what you should expect from a […]

What Age is best to welcome a German shepherd into Your Home?


Deciding to welcome a German Shepherd into your home is a significant commitment that requires careful consideration, especially when it comes to the ideal age of the dog. German Shepherds are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and versatility, making them popular companions for families and individuals alike. However, the age at which you bring a […]

Understanding the Significance of Dog Pedigrees


In the world of canine breeding, a dog’s pedigree is more than just a record of ancestry; it’s a vital tool that encapsulates a lineage of traits, characteristics, and qualities that shape the future of the breed. At Golden Ridge Farm German Shepherds, we recognize the profound importance of pedigrees in maintaining the integrity and […]

How to Spot a Bad German Shepherd Breeder


German Shepherds are loved for their intelligence, loyalty, and versatility. When considering adding a German Shepherd to your family, finding a reputable breeder is essential to ensure the well-being of the dog and your overall satisfaction. Unfortunately, not all breeders adhere to ethical practices, which can lead to health issues and behavioral problems in the […]

Golden Ridge Farm German Shepherds


When it comes to choosing a German Shepherd, quality should be your top priority. A well-bred German Shepherd will not only bring joy and companionship into your life but also excel in various roles, from family pets to working partners. If you’re looking for a German Shepherd of superior quality, look no further than Golden […]

Checking Breeder Reputations

Before you buy a puppy, you need to learn how to check dog breeders. We’ve heard of puppy mills before, and you want to make sure that you aren’t getting any puppy that comes from one. Why are puppy mills so bad? It’s because they’re inhumane, high-volume dog breeding facilities that ignore the needs of […]

Puppy shots, What do you need to know.

Vaccines come in two categories, core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines include rabies and the DHPP combination vaccine. (There are variants of this vaccine such as DAPP and DA2PP. DHPP stands for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvo.) These are very serious and totally preventable illnesses. All dogs must get the core vaccines. Non-core vaccines include […]

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Breeder

It should go without saying that every breeder isn’t the same. With that being said, every breeder isn’t a good one. There are plenty of breeders who solely do what they do for profit, as opposed to wanting to better the breed. But how do you know if you’re working with a good, reputable breeder? […]