High Quality German Shepherd Dogs Are Available To Go Home Soon!!!

Owning German Shepherd dogs is an experience like no other. They make great companion animals. Shepherds have great playful energy and are a highly trainable breed. Shepherds desire an intense relationship with their families. You probably have a lot of questions if you’ve never owned a German Shepherd before, and you’re considering getting one. We provide first-hand expertise and advice so that you can spend more time engaging with your new family member and less time learning the ins and outs of German Shepherd ownership.

Here at Upstate German Shepherds, we offer German Shepherd puppies bred following finest European traditions. German shepherds are consistently ranked as one of the most popular dog breeds in America.

Our Featured Pups

“Egyptian Import Black and Red Long Coat male”

WOW!  That is the first thing that comes to mind with this pup!  Imported from Egypt with some of his siblings, this handsome pup is a rare opportunity! “Max” as we are calling him for now was born 4/2/2023, and is ready for a new home now.  Max has been with other male and female dogs and puppies, is doing very well with his crate and house training, and is attending a weekly obedience class for socialization and training. He is up to date with his vaccines and de-worming schedule.  His full brother (same litter, same import) went home through the Make A Wish foundation to fulfill the wish of a little boy in the Bronx in late August, and is reportedly doing wonderfully!  We may wish to discuss with this pups new family the possibility of using him as a stud in the future.

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“Liver and Tan juvenile male”

This rare Liver and Tan puppy is a healthy 10 month old!

He’s ready to go home and meet his furever family now!

This baby is fully crate trained, good in the house, good with cats and other dogs, and has a solid start on his obedience training.. all he needs is a family or person to call his own?  Could you be his special person??

 More photos available by request

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Black and Red from excellent import line

Beautiful 8 week old black and red long coat female from exception import bloodlines.

Words cannot describe how much we love this wonderful puppy.

!!!This exact puppy has now found her Furever home, but more like her are due in October for a mid December go home date!!!

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Anoshi has long been one of the most consistent and sought after females in our program.  She is the mother of our top sire Levi, a new female “Mon Cherie” – (also sired by Chewy who is now 2 and has passed all health testing, and will be entering our program this fall, continuing on for her wonderful mother), and so many more amazing offspring it would take too long to list!  This breeding took place 8/15/23, and was confirmed pregnant on 9/18/23  These pups will be sable and black and red long coat pups with great minds, good drive, and lovable, playful dispositions.  Pups will be ready to join their new families around December 10th!!!  Taking deposits on this amazing litter now!!!  This may be your last opportunity for an Anoshi pup due to retirement – Don’t miss out!

Patton, our stunning, titled male from Czech, will soon be mated again with Iris, our beautiful solid black daughter of the great Quantum!  The last time this pair came together we had a great litter of solid black and sable pups.. these pups are over a year now, and I am hearing wonderful reports from their loving families about how smart and loving they are!  This cross will produce 100% stock coat pups in solid black and sable.  We expect Iris to come in heat within the next few weeks.  Taking deposits for this wonderful cross now.  Suitable for sport, obedience, working and active pet homes.

 Cherie is our absolutely beautiful daughter of the spectacular pairing of Chewy and Anosi!  Her pictures just can not do her true justice, and everyone comments on both her true beauty and wonderful disposition when they meet her in person.. Cherie truly is made up of solid love!  She OFA good hips and normal elbows, and like all of our dogs, is DM clear.  We fully expect Cherie to pass on her wonderful and desirable characteristics to her future offspring!   We are carefully searching for just the right outside stud to sire Cherie’s upcoming first litter!  We will post said males full information once we have made a final decision!  Cherie is due to come in heat around December for a early spring litter go home date!  Spots on this breeding are sure to fill up fast!  Pups from Cherie and whatever stud we decide on will all be long coated, and will primarily be black and red.


Levi x Mira

 We anticipate Mira’s next heat to happen over the winter.  We are still deciding on what glorious stud we are going to breed Mira to, but its easy to guarantee that whoever we do breed her to, the pups will be stunning, and have a superb disposition like their amazing mother!  Posted is Levi, one possibility, the other possibility is Chewy. We will update once we have made a final decision.

 We eagerly await Glory’s heat cycle in a few months (expected in January) and Cannot wait to see the stunning black and red beauties she and chewy will produce.  Pups from this dynamic duo will be suitable for any type of family!


Color and Coat

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Stock – a top or outer coat about 1 ½’’ long with an undercoat of fine short hair so dense that it resists water.


Longhair – a top coat of fur about 3’’ long with the same undercoat as the stock coat.


A bi-color shepherd often has just just tan “socks’’ in tan, along with tan eyebrows, often some tan spots on the chest, and a small patch of tan under the tail, all on a base coat of black.


The black and red GSD can be stock coat or longhaired. Cruze is a stunning example of black and red longhaired.


When the colors are mixed or scattered the result is called sable. Such coloration can include blond, silver, brass, red, tan and black in an endless variety of patterns. The blond and silver can highlight the dog’s musculature. The sable is our most popular color. A majority of our dogs are sable like Patton.


The all-black german shepherd has become very popular. Iris and Karma are as beautiful as you will find in black. The coat absorbs so much light as to make the dog appear smaller and more slender than it actually is. A longhaired black is rare.


A variation of the black shepherd has a diluted color so as to have a gun-metal blue appearance. Such blue german shepherds are perfectly natural but very rare. A longhaired blue is the rarest of GSD’s that we deal in.


Plush – a cross between the stock and longhair, usually wavy with the same undercoat.

Many variations in German Shepherd dogs’ coats and coloration are natural and normal. A few have been produced by inbreeding of close relatives (mother to son; father to daughter) that invites recessive genes to express to the detriment of the breed. We never do such breeding. Examples of healthy variation are:

The traditional GSD breed standard, the black saddle. This is the stock coat or longhair shepherd which is mostly tan but with the large saddle or patch of black across its back. Chewy is a great example of this.

Any color or variation, mentioned above can be poorly or well bred.

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Our Testimonials

Diana Anderson
Diana Anderson
Looking into getting a pup, soon !
John Shoop
John Shoop
Wonderful place to do business with. Purchased black german shepherd puppy on 9-16-22. Jeff answered all of our questions. Allowed us time to have the mother of puppy get it's scent on it for the ride home. Meet mother and father of puppy, big black german shepherds. I would recommend giving Upstate German Shepherds a call or check out their website.
Edurne Alvarez
Edurne Alvarez
I have been in the market for the best bred Shepherd for a while and contacted a specialized GS group on Reddit for a breeder in the Northeast, which is how I found UGS. I have never experienced better customer service, or such knowledgeable, as from Jodi and Don. Every question I have had along the way has been replied to in such a friendly manner, and when I decided to wait for a bit longer with getting my puppy due to personal life events they were really cooperative and helpful, and I cannot wait till I can get back to them to get my puppy. The dames and sires are impressive stock - I have experience dealing with the best breeders in Scandinavia. I wholeheartedly recommend UGS for anyone considering a top of the line GS. Thank you Jodi and Don!!
Spoke with the breeder. Very knowledgeable of the GSD breed. I would recommend this breeder to anyone in the market for a well balanced GSD.
Yarri Soteros
Yarri Soteros
I called Don out of the blue after hours and he graciously took the call and answered all my questions. Having 50 years experience with large breed dogs, I could tell straight away Don was knowledgeable. We lost our beloved old man last year at age 14 and we're not quite ready for a new family member just yet. When the time is right, I'll be sending a deposit for my puppy from Upstate.
Cynthia Illicete-Burns
Cynthia Illicete-Burns
At first I thought my German Shepherd puppy I received from this breeder was actually an alligator disguised as a puppy! The Working Line variation of this breed demands your attention, lots of playtime, room to exercise, and early obedience training. My puppy is a quick learner when working with his trainer, attribitual to his lineage. Alas, I'm not as quick a learner, although I am improving. Be sure to have your veterinarian check for parasites, my guy picked up Giardia, which is readily treatable. The breeders are professional, knowledgeable and helpful.
J Nap
J Nap
Just wanted to see what's available in my area... no luck yet.


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