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35 years of WindRidge 

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Meet the Family at WindRidge

At WindRidge German Shepherds, we are passionate about breeding healthy and happy German Shepherds. Our family has been breeding German Shepherds for over 30 years, and we are committed to producing top-quality dogs for families and professionals alike.

Our Mission Statement

      Our mission is to produce the best possible puppies that represent the GSD standard and are capable of fulfilling their roles as companions, guardians, therapy dogs, service dogs, and canine good citizens. We don't breed specifically for show or sports that include bite-work and/or personal protection training. Therefore, our puppies are sold on limited registration (limited Registration means that the dog is registered but no litters produced by that dog are eligible for registration). We maintain contact with breeders of both AKC conformation and Schutzhund/IPO German Shepherds nationwide, so if you are looking for a puppy for show or working purposes, we may be able to assist you although we do NOT guarantee conformation, temperament, or health of puppies from other breeders.

      At WindRidge, we are guided by our dedication to preserving the unique qualities of the breed described by, the following passages from the WUSV Standard: The German Shepherd that corresponds to the Standard offers the observer a picture of rugged strength, intelligence and agility, whose overall proportions are neither in excess or deficient in any way. The way he moves and behaves leaves no doubt that he is sound in mind and body and so possesses physical and mental traits that render possible an ever-ready working dog with great stamina.... With an effervescent temperament, the dog must also be cooperative, adapting to every situation, and take to work willingly and joyfully. He must show courage and hardness as the situation requires to defend his handler and his property. He must readily attack on his owner's command but otherwise be a fully attentive, obedient, and a pleasant household companion. He should be devoted to his familiar surroundings, above all to other animals and children, and composed in his contact with people. All in all, he gives a harmonious picture of natural nobility and self-confidence. Also, from the GSDCA Standard: The first impression of a good German Shepherd Dog is that of a strong, agile, well-muscled animal, alert and full of life. It is well balanced, with harmonious development of the forequarter and hindquarter. The dog is longer than tall, deep-bodied, and presents an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. It looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or soft living. The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility--difficult to define, but unmistakable when present. Our breeding decisions are based on the belief that health, conformation, and temperament are equally important. What so many people notice about our dogs is the result of this belief, and they frequently comment on the lovely dark eyes, beautiful movement, beautiful and correct coats, and correct conformation as well as stable temperaments, vigor, and trainability of our pups.

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      AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program members pledge to uphold the program values of health, education, accountability, responsibility, and tradition.

                    To advance the health and welfare of all dogs and uphold the following principles:

HEALTH: Certify that your breeding stock is health tested in accordance with the recommendations of their breed’s AKC Breed Parent Club.

EDUCATION: Pursue AKC-provided or AKC-approved continuing breeder education so that you stay educated on the best breeding practices, including advances in canine health.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Agreeing to comply with the AKC Care and Conditions Policy, including inspections by the AKC, and promising to share health testing and continuing education documentation with AKC.

RESPONSIBILITY: Accepting responsibility for the health and well-being of the puppies you produce and for complying with all laws regarding the ownership and maintenance of dogs.

TRADITION: Upholding the AKC’s tradition of breeding purebred dogs that are happy and healthy.

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