Process of selecting a German Shepherd Puppy

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German Shepherd Puppy
Visual Process to obtain a German Shepherd puppy from a German Shepherd breeder.

 First to start your journey to expand your knowledge of the German Shepherd.

DOG ORGINAL PURPOSE: Herding, protection


TYPES:  West German Show lines, East German working lines, DDR, American show lines, Czech working lines

HEIGHT: 22 to 26 inches

WEIGHT: 55 to 100 pounds

COAT: Stock coat and Long coat

COAT COLOR: Most colors are acceptable, such as bicolor, black and red, black and tan, black and silver, solid black, gray, sable. (Note that blue, liver or white are unfavorable based on breed standards.)

LIFE SPAN: 9 to 14 years

TEMPERAMENT: Intelligent, courageous, alert, bold, loyal, protective, confident

ORIGIN: Germany

GOLDEN RIDGE GERMAN SHEPHERDS:Black & Red West German Showlines. Authentic German Quality standard, of previous & current proven championship German Shepherds ancestral bloodlines Above all the quality of temperaments is of the utmost importance. Our dogs are noticeably more intelligent, obedient , confident and gentler than most litters you ‘ ll come across .

See our German Shepherd Qualities page for more information on the German Shepherd breed.


Choosing your Breeder

Once you have decided to purchase a Well-bred, purebred German Shepherd. We want to ensure we are the right breeder for you. Every breeder has different values & philosophy. We want the best possible outcome for our puppies in health, temperament & happiness.

Process of working with Golden Ridge German Shepherds for your next puppy.
  1. Puppy Application 
    (Call/text for questions we can answer for you. 410-200-9857)
  2. Schedule a phone interview
  3. Phone Interview
  4. Holding Fee (If approved) |:|Waiting List $200~Reserved List $500|:|
  5. Visit by FaceTime or in-person
Joining our Waiting List or Reserved List

Our Waiting List is for people who have filled out our puppy application or we have communicated about a future German Shepherd puppy. Together we have chosen to work together to match them up with a wonderful German Shepherd puppy litter. 

 The Reserved List is limited number of customers per future litter. This is an evolving relationship as we connect to discuss health & training tips in addition to answering questions as these customers prepare for their new puppies in addition to updates about the litters devlopment.

(Please note this is not a long list where you are a number but it is mutual commitment that your information is added to our master list to maintain contact about the best suited match based on details discussed in this process.


You can also follow along on our German Shepherd Puppies page for breeding announcements and updates of our German Shepherds in Carroll County, Maryland.