Welcome to Grand Canyon K9. We are working dog enthusiasts and a hobby breeder of working German Shepherd Dogs located in Phoenix Arizona. All of our dogs have strong , proven working bloodlines that originate from the Czech / Slovak Republic. Our goal is to breed healthy versatile German Shepherd Dogs with good temperaments, dark pigment, and balanced working drives. To stay true to our breeding goals we will continue to resist popular trends and limit the use of Western European Bloodlines in our program. Please realize this is a working breed and new owners will have to commit to training as our dogs are not happy without rules and a purpose.
Before breeding our dogs have had their hips and elbows X rayed , rated and approved for breeding by The FCI, SV or OFA. We have also tested all of our dogs for the gene that causes Degenerative Myeopathy as this disorder according to current research is easily preventable by using simple DNA testing in any breeding program! Our dogs must be social and stable family dogs while being worked in obedience, tracking and bitework . We work all of our dogs and any dog we use for breeding has at least one working title or police certification proving not only the proper working drives but also the proper temperaments needed as The German Shepherd Dog was bred to be and should always be a versatile Working Dog !
Genetics are very important but as the German Shepherd Dog is a working dog we have to attribute a large part of our success in our program to the regular training we do with our Working Dog Club for sport and real life personal protection. We are supporters of both PSA and The CCDL and feel these organizations promote challenging scenarios and responsible practical training for those wishing to train and compete to earn working titles in obedience and protection scenarios
Our puppies are exposed to early neurological stimulation by using the techniques developed by the The US Military known as The Superdog / Bio Sensor Program. Our puppies are AKC registered, fully guaranteed and are suitable for family / personal protection, SAR , sport and as active family members. All our dogs and puppies are raised indoors and are well socialized while being exposed to people and other animals. We offer a suitability along with a health guarantee on all puppies or dogs that originate from our program as we feel that placing the correct dog for each owner/handler is one of many very important aspects of being a responsible breeder. Feel free to contact us for more information on our dogs , training or to just talk dogs! We welcome and encourage visitors to stop by or attend training to meet us, our dogs and to see them work in person.
Our puppies are tattooed, vaccinated, dewormed, fully guaranteed and will be tested for drives and temperament. We offer a suitability guarantee on all our puppies. Keep in mind our dogs are all both working and family dogs first with excellent temperaments and are great with family and welcomed guests.