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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for Breeder in Midwest? (WI, MN, IL, MI)

Hi All
My husband and I are going to be getting a GSD in the next 6 months or so.

My husband raised / had a beautiful white german shepherd who passed away awhile ago (he's no stranger to shepherds).

We'd like a dog that is energetic, trains well, great personality etc...
I'm not too sure about this worker dog / show. We just want a solid, healthy companion dog with great temperament.

Particularly, We'd like a breeder that doesn't "Mass breed" or anything like that. We'd like a personal touch with beautiful dogs - Even someone that breeds out of home on a small scale would be nice.

Can someone recommend good, reputable, ethical breeders to check out in the Midwest?
Particularly WI but we're willing to drive for the right breeder / dog.

Thanks for any and all help!

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My breeder (Robin and Carlos at Team Huerta Hof) is in IL, and she's also a member of the forum. I've been happy with the support I've received.


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Are you looking for working or showline?

As marshies mentioned, Huerta Hof has some very nice dogs. Huerta Hof German Shepherds I also like Alta-Tollhaus's German showlines. Alta-Tollhaus German Shepherd Dogs

For working lines, I have had some good things about Von der Staatsmacht. Staatsmacht Kennel, one of the top working lines kennel in the world Gildaf is another working line breeder and she is located in Wisconsin. - Home Also, Wildhaus is in MI. (Wildhaus Kennels, Working German Shepherd Breeder in Michigan)

Good luck in your puppy search! I am sure more people will chime in with ideas. You can also do a search on the boards for MN/WI breeders. I know there are several threads around with people looking for breeders in the same locations you are interested in.
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You can try :: BILL KULLA DOG TRAINING :: in IL. Another thought is looking for puppies in rescue.

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I'm not sure I'm particular for showlines vs working.
I just want a great companion dog, healthy, beautiful, great temperament, loving etc...


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Mike diehl has some puppies still he's outta Indianapolis the pups are in gridley IL picked mine up last night
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2 breeders I'd recommend are where our dogs come from.

Staatsmacht Kennel, one of the top working lines kennel in the world in Minnesota

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Zu Treuen Händen Working German Shepherd Dogs in Michigan

Both of these are working lines.

I think both of these breeders are "good, reputable, ethical" breeders. I've found both of them to be very honest with us. Both breeders are concerned with the future development of the puppies and we remain in contact with both of them.

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My breeder (Robin and Carlos at Team Huerta Hof) is in IL, and she's also a member of the forum. I've been happy with the support I've received.


Cannot go wrong with Huerta Hof.

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Highly recommend Huerta Hof. My last three dogs have been from them...and the rest will be too!
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I also recommend Huerta Hof. I do not have a pup from them yet, but when my family is ready that is where it will come from. I have also met Melinda from Gildaf and she has some amazing dogs as well. As for working vs. show, if you go to a reputable breeder each will likely have a pup that fits your household. They will pick the pup that they believe will compliment your household. Not all working lines are crazy high energy dogs with no turn off switch and not all show lines are lazy dogs with no drive.

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