Star Shepherds is a small hobby breeder located near Austin, TX. German Shepherds are my love, my passion... I didn't intend on becoming a German Shepherd breeder; I just wanted to share my love for the German Shepherd breed. I developed a profound admiration for the breed from my father who had them in the military and instilled within me a deep love and respect for them from my earliest memory. They have always been my favorite breed of dog.
Here at Star Shepherds, we are interested in the preservation and improvement of the original German working line dogs that originated in Europe.
It is our opinion that German Shepherds are the most intelligent, faithful, noble, and above all loyal dogs, you will ever own! They are not just ANY breed. There are a LOT of intelligent dogs, and a LOT of athletic dogs, but the uniqueness of the German Shepherd is that they sum up the best qualities of all working dogs into one breed. This is why they are used worldwide by both military, private security, and police.
Those who are fearful of this breed don't understand its purpose, its relationship to its owners, and its potential and willingness to want to please and offer its life for its owners. I have had many dogs that have been wonderful, intelligent pets, but none of them compare to the intelligence, loyalty, and intuitiveness that the German Shepherd dog just has naturally.
All of our German Shepherd puppies are delivered and hand raised in our home by our family. Each puppy receives individual love and attention and is exposed to children, other animals, and different environments, weather permitting. They get exposed to different terrain when we take them on "field trips" or little outings when they are old enough. We closely watch each puppy from the moment it is born. We watch how they interact with siblings, other animals, in different environments, and how they respond to different noises, toys, when left alone, etc. We want to make sure each puppy is matched up with the best home. For example, we don't want to give a first time GSD owner very high energy, highly driven puppy that they won't be able to manage when it is 6 months of age. We want to find the right and best puppy for you!
Our dogs are a part of our family and treated as such. They are not kept in kennels! There is a place for kennels, but it is our personal opinion that a home-raised puppy is a happy puppy. We keep them indoors as the weather requires or let them run outside where they cool off in one of their tanks or go swimming in their pond.
Our dogs are known for their good temperaments and are good with children while at the same time being naturally protective. Our puppies have gone on to working on ranches, serving alongside K-9 officers/handlers, serving in the military, serving retired military, and serving both police officers and former police officers. We have one that has become a K-9 narcotics detection dog and one in training to be a Therapy dog. But most of our pups have just gone on to become family companions and guardians in wonderful loving homes to everyday regular people.
We do our best in breeding purebred German Shepherds to match up dogs that will bring out the best qualities in each other. They balance out each other's weaknesses and bring out each other's strengths. My goal is to produce a beautiful healthy strong dog that far surpasses the norm in intelligence, one that has natural intuition, a dog that is emotionally balanced and stable, that you can feel safe with your children or other children around. I look to breed big, beautiful, and majestic dogs with a strong solid frame and straight back, much like the original German Shepherds had. But, I also want to breed one that you feel confident will do its job and protect you and your loved ones if it came down to it! We do not want to take away from what the German Shepherd truly was meant to be!
We breed many types of German Shepherds, including black and tan German Shepherds, black and reds, solid black, bi-color, long coats, short coats, plush coats as well as sable German Shepherds. It is important for us that if you choose one of our puppies, it is going to a "forever" home, and we do our best to match you with the right puppy for your home.
For puppy availably and updates please visit: www.starshepherds.com
Call us today at (512) 883-9281