UPSTATE GERMAN SHEPHERDS

WE BREED & SELL SUPERIOR, EUROPEAN

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

Owning German Shepherd dogs is a joy. 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.

Featuring (TAZ)

Taz is an incredibly intelligent intact male born 11/27/2021. Super high food drive, and a strong desire to learn combine to make Taz extremely trainable in any endeavor. Taz has a strong desire to please, and soaks up praise like a sponge. Taz would do best in a home with children who are dog savvy, and over the age of 10. If around cats, be prepared to introduce carefully, and correct his behavior appropriately, as he is still a quite “interested” in them. Taz does seem to prefer the company of women more than men, though he will warm up to anyone willing to take the time to let him get to know and trust them. Taz has a solid obedience foundation, and is ready to head in nearly any direction of training. Much more information about this “handsome devil” available on request.

PAIRINGS & BREEDINGS

Born on 9/26/2022, Ida blessed us with a beautiful litter of 10 sables in shades ranging from golden to dark black sable!
There are 3 beautiful sable males with exceptional temperaments still available.

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UPCOMING LITTERS

Breeding taking place the week of the 28th.
Cruze and Chere are both stunning black and red long haired shepherds with exceptional temperaments. We expect a litter of drop dead gorgeous puppies that will look a lot like their beautiful parents!

Cruze and Mira are both almost too beautiful to believe, and the puppies they will produce are expected to be the same. This breeding will produce pups with rock steady, moderate drive dispositions that would be suitable in any family setting, and for many activities like obedience, search and rescue, or tracking. This breeding will be taking place soon!

Breeding soon, our stunning black stock coat female iris, a daughter of the great Quantum, to our rockstar long coat male Chewy. We expect stock and long coat, large bones beauties in sable, possibly black and red, and possibly black from this superstar breeding. Both of these parents have produced some amazing pups in the past for us separately, and we expect this pairing to be spectacular

APPEARANCE VARIATIONS
Color and Coat

Check Our Current Litters, Breedings And Available Dogs
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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
2022-09-30
Looking into getting a pup, soon !
John Shoop
John Shoop
2022-09-29
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
2021-12-22
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!!
C D
C D
2021-11-01
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
2021-09-13
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
2021-06-03
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
2020-11-24
Just wanted to see what's available in my area... no luck yet.

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