Landschaft German Shepherd Puppies
German Shepherd puppies for sale
THIS IS NOT JUST A PUPPY. IT IS A FAMILY MEMBER AND A LIFETIME COMMITMENT
The first step to purchasing a Landschaft German Shepherd puppy. Is a telephone interview.
A non refundable deposit of $500 will reserve your puppy. Please contact us at 815-568-6450 for more information
Potential puppy purchasers are carefully screened for suitability. As lifetime homes for our Landschaft German Shepherd puppies. It is important that dog and owner are compatible. Landschaft German Shepherds cares about your satisfaction. And will assist you in selecting the puppy that is right for your unique situation.
Landschaft is available as a resource for our clients for the life of their puppy. We have a waiting list for our German Shepherd puppies. So please plan ahead for your special companion.
We prefer a personal interview. To better help you select the right puppy for your individual needs. Landschaft working line German Shepherds does not agree to sell our puppies lightly. We feel that the buyer should enter into the commitment of a new puppy. With the same forethought. In order to secure an outstanding partnership for life.
At Landschaft we breed uniform litters that are consistent in type and temperament; dogs that have sound nerves, exceptional drives, correct structure, good health, and a strong desire to please. Landschaft specializes in breeding German Shepherd puppies for dog sport competition, Search and Rescue, law enforcement, and above all, outstanding family companions. Good puppies begin with good breeding choices. Our breedings are carefully planned to ensure the highest quality puppies, and all of our puppies are whelped, raised and socialized in our home. Landschaft German Shepherd puppies receive a great deal of hands-on personal attention and imprinting with exposure to all of the day to day activities their new world has to offer. By the time a Landschaft puppy is ready to go into his or her new home they have already been exposed to a variety of flooring, household noises, people of all ages and backgrounds, and other types of animals. Landschaft feels that it is not ethical or moral to breed any dog without hip certification. A good breeder would never even think of it! We also feel that if you are breeding German bloodline dogs, you should at least attempt to follow the German standard by breeding dogs with hip certification, working title, breed survey, and conformation rating whenever possible. Prospective buyers should educate themselves as to what makes a reputable breeder and insist on quality. A breeder should ask as many if not more questions of the buyer than the buyer does of the breeder. A written contract including guarantees should be given to the buyer upon purchase. The contract should include a comprehensive health and hip guarantee. The hip guarantee should not just cover crippling hip dysplasia but should guarantee the puppy to OFA certify at two years of age and should give the buyer adequate time to obtain the OFA diagnosis. Anything less is a bogus guarantee. OFA does not certify a dog clear of hip dysplasia until age minimum age of TWO! A breeder should also gladly answer questions and willingly supply references if requested.
Importance of a Good Pedigree
Buying a puppy with a strong pedigree helps ensure trainability. The number of Schutzhund titled dogs in the pedigree is an indication of the merits of the litter as a whole. It is important to locate a puppy that comes from bloodlines that have proven themselves on the schutzhund field. Working German Shepherds have solid nerves and are healthy and hardy for the longevity of a successful working career. There is a false assumption that working dogs do not make good family pets. Landschaft German Shepherds possess correct temperament with the solid nerve combined with drive necessary to excel in dog sports or police work, yet are gentle enough to play with a room full of children.
Current /Upcoming Litters/Adult Imports
Please CALL us at 815-568-6450 for additional information on litters for 2020.
Rules of Seven
We follow the “Rules of Seven” with every litter RULES OF SEVEN Written in 1989 or 1990 by Pat Schaap, Shenanigan Shetlands, USA submitted by Marj Brooks, Manorie Dobermans, USA By the time a puppy is seven weeks old, he/she should have:
1. Been on 7 different types of surfaces: carpet, concrete, wood, vinyl, grass, dirt, gravel, wood chips, etc.
2. Played with 7 different types of objects: big balls, small balls, soft fabric toys, fuzzy toys, squeaky toys, paper or cardboard items, metal items, sticks, hose pieces, etc.
3. Been in 7 different locations: front yard, back yard, basement, kitchen, car, garage, laundry room, bathroom, crate, etc.
4. Met and played with 7 new people: include children and older adults..
5. Been exposed to 7 challenges: climb on a box, go through a tunnel, climb steps, go down steps, climb over obstacles, play hide and seek, go in and out of a doorway with a step up or down, run around a fence, etc.
6. Eaten from 7 different containers: metal, plastic, cardboard, paper, china, pie plate, frying pan, etc.
7. Eaten in 7 different locations: crate, yard, basement, laundry room, living room, bathroom, etc.