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


Our spectacular breeding between Levi and Ida produced 9 stunning sables on 1/22/2024, and we currently have 4 adorable females still looking for their furever homes from this litter.  Ready for new families around St. Patricks day!







Levi and Ida.. a match made in doggy heaven!  This repeat breeding is second to none!  Paired together, Levi and Ida produce 100% sable pups, with some stock coat, and some who are plush or long coated.    PUPS BORN 1/22/2024!!!  these beautiful babies will be ready to go home around St. Patrick’s day!  We have 4  beautiful sable females still available from this superstar litter!

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!  We expect to be breeding Anoshi for what will be her very last litter within the next 30 days.  As always we expect beautiful and intelligent long coat sables and black & reds from this breeding.  We already have reservations starting to come on this last chance for an Anoshi / Chewy pup!

 Sit up and take notice of this one!  We have proudly placed some of Reece’s pups before, but just recently officially added her to our home.  Reece is a beautiful and sweet solid black female who carries the recessive gene necessary to produce beautiful blue pups!  We have searched far and wide for a stud to breed her to that met our exacting standards, and have finally found him in “Cam”.  Cam is a very rare blue and red long coat male who is OFA good / Normal, and DM Clear as are all of our dogs.  Cam’s owner has graciously agreed to let us breed our beautiful Reece to her handsome boy on Reece’s next heat, which should happen any time.  This cross should produce solid blue and solid black, with the possibility also of blue and red, blue and tan, black and red, and black and tan.  There may be long coated pups in the litter.  This litter is already filling fast!

 Cherie is a beautiful black and red daughter of Anoshi and Chewy, and has now passed all of her health testing (OFA Good  / Normal, DM Clear) and is joining our program.  We expect a heat cycle by the end of March, and plan to pair her with our handsome Czech imported sire Patton (Excellent hips, normal elbows, DM clear, working titled). This breeding should produce stock coated sables, and bi colored pups with great minds and moderate drive.


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

Ting Cai
Ting Cai
Our baby Hemi, Anoshi and Chewy’s boy, turning 2 next March. Only here to show how beautiful Hemi is. Enjoy.
Diana Anderson
Diana Anderson
Looking into getting a pup, soon !
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.


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