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Shepherds of the Mount

About Us

Shepherds of The Mount is a small professional breeder of the working/show line European German Shepherds that conform to the true origin of the breed. The European German Shepherd is respected and admired throughout the world for its versatility, intelligence, and loyalty. Shepherd of the Mount dogs are Handler Owner Trained (H.O.T) and Titled. They are descended from titled European German Shepherds. These titles include: Shutzhund, SV, KkI, Sieger, World Sieger as well as Conformation Ring and other agility and competitive dog sports. It is my belief, that through careful selection and breeding, these championship traits are inherited by their descendants. All of our dogs have excellent proportions, very good dispositions and drive. Their larger size and dense bones reflect the breeding standards of the old European German Shepherd Dog. Our German Shepherds are of the highest quality available with healthy body and mind as well as a beautiful appearance, but still retain their working ability. They are suitable for all venues of work including being active family companions and personal protection dogs.

Our puppies are born in my home, not in a kennel, and are raised around children and cats. They're raised in a mountainous environment and are fed a highly nutritious and natural diet which helps to ensure a superior Shepherd in body, mind and temperament. Our goal is to consistently produce pups that have a large frame with a medium to highdrive, intelligent, courageous with a stable temperament and physically sound with great endurance. We also strive to ensure that they have good hips and excellent pigmentation. As a further precaution against genetic defects we do not linebreed (in breed) my dogs. My pups come with a genetic and health guarantee, an American Kennel Club (AKC) registration, and will have had their worming and been temperament tested.

We strive to keep our puppies affordable so they can be enjoyed by the largest clientele possible. Our puppies have gone to fire departments, cadaver search and rescue teams, artists, monasteries, crosscountry truck drivers, musicians, state senators, policeman, cleaning maids, FBI agents, attorneys, and families who want companionship and protection. Our puppies and dogs live throughout the United States. Shepherds of the Mount has dogs and puppies that live in : Arizona, California, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia.

We will, but prefer not to, ship our puppies. We much rather prefer that prospective owners come here to choose their pup. The best way to ensure a successful relationship between a prospective owner and a puppy is for them to interact with each other for an hour or two and then make a decision. We do this because we believe that if you put a great pup with the wrong owner then it's no longer a great pup. We will also work with new puppy owners, if needed, to help them during the adjustment period. This could be especially important for first time Shepherd owners.

Shepherds of The Mount has been featured on the Meet the Breeders segment of Tracie Hotchner's nationally syndicated Dog Talk Radio Show. (Tracie is the author of The Dog Bible and The Cat Bible.)

Member of Schutzhund USA and American Kennel Club (AKC).

Meet Our Dogs


Klondike is a West German show/working dog. He is AKC registered and titled as well as Schutzhund and physiological/personal protection trained. His coat is a traditional black and red short/stock coat and has "Excellent" hips. He is an overall outstanding house dog and loves children.
Height: 27 inches
Weight: 100 lbs
Traits: Very stable with a keen intellect and strong initiative, a medium-high drive with great stability. Phenomenal family dog.


Jäger is West German show/working dog. He is AKC registered and titled as well as Schutzhund and physiological/personal protection trained. His coat is a traditional black and mahogany red short/stock coat He has "Good" hips. He is a magnificent house dog, devoted to my son, and loves people.
Height: 28 inches
Weight: 90 lbs
Traits: Excellent temperament, medium-high drive, high intelligence and with a strong desire to work with people.


Electra is a West German show/working dog. She is AKC registered and titled. has 'Excellent' hips. She is a good house dog. Shutzhund working , physiological protection dog and an outstanding, observant first alert dog. Her coat is black and red traditional short /stock coat.
Height: 27 inches
Weight: 80 lbs
Traits: Highly intelligent with a medium-high drive, very stable, and wants to be with people.


Nadia is AKC registered and her X-rays showed 'Good' hips. She is CGC certified and has a traditional, black and tan coat.
Height: 27 inches
Weight: 100 lbs
Traits: Intelligent with an excellent drive and working ability, very protective of children, and has a very powerful build.

Hera - Retired

Hera is AKC registered East German Shepherd. Her X-rays showed ‘Good’ hips. She is CGC certified and has a blond sable, short coat.
Height: 26 inches
Weight: 90 lbs
Traits: Strong Alpha female leader, very courageous, intelligent with a very muscular body.

Zeus - Retired

Zues is AKC registered and his X-rays showed ‘Good’ hips. Zeus is currently CGC certified and he has a beautiful black and red, short plush coat.
Height: 27 inches
Weight: 120 lbs
Traits: Highly intelligent, powerful personality, strong protective instinct with an excellent muscular build and an exceptional sense of smell.

Breedings / Puppies

We only breed dogs that are titled, hip x-rayed as "Excellent" or "Good", DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) free and those that make great working dogs as well as house pets. All of our breeding dogs are DNA.

Basha - Sold

Black and Tan Female. 27" tall about 80lbs and filling out. Will be around 100 lbs, when fully grown. She will be 2 years old in Aug.

She is being sold with Full AKC Registration papers. Has just received her 1st AKC Title and has started her protection work on the field down in West Virginia.

She is smart, apprehensive, cautious in a good way, loves people, good with cats and other dogs.

She is still all puppy.

Her drive is medium/high. She will fit into any active family or be great in: agility, herding, search and rescue or shutzhund

Scirocca - Sold

Scirocca is a East German/DDR coated ( longer hairs) shepherd, dark sable. Her coat will change and become lighter with more red as she ages. Sables are like chameleons their coats change colors.

A people dog to the max. Gets along and lives with dogs and cats in the house. Full of play, drive and wants to be with you.

Her weight is 70 lbs., 22 inch. tall. Her proportions are perfect.

She has received her 1st AKC Title. Scirocca will be sold with FullAKC Registration papers.

She will be 2 yrs. in September.

The only reason I am selling her, is that she is a smaller GSD.

My breeding program deals with the larger GSD.

Please contact Shepherds of The Mount for additional information regarding breeding's
and available puppies at 814-467-1526 or use the contact form below.

Contact Us

We can be reached by phone at : 814-467-1526
Please use the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!