We celebrated Pippa's 1st birthday on St. Patrick's Day. I cooked her a nice steak to celebrate :-)
Pippa has definitely turned our world upside down, but in a very good way. When we traveled to your farm to meet her, my husband almost changed his mind when he saw how big the goldens and shepherds were. We never had a dog and he was a bit intimidated. You did a great job answering all our questions that day (and even now!). You said the most important thing in a dog was temperament, not size. So true! Pippa is a great dog. She really has the best of both breeds--the loyalty and watchfulness of a shepherd and the friendly, playfulness of the golden retrievers. (Plus she is the cutest dog!) Now Pippa and my husband are "best buds." She greets him every day after work like he's a rock star. This puppy always seems to be smiling. I hope you saw the pic of my husband and Pippa at her AKC Star Puppy class. She passed! I hope to train her as a therapy dog. For now she has a way of drawing our whole family together. We all like to sit around together and play and pet her in the evenings.
Thanks for taking care of Pippa as a puppy. She was obviously well-loved and cared for. She is still a healthy, happy dog!
I will continue to send updates and pics, and I hope the parents of the other golden shepherds in Pippa's litter do the same. It's fun to see her brothers and sisters growing up!
Kelly W. & Pippa
Click on any Picture Below to enlarge : Written Testimonials are Further below
update on Eleanor: she is an amazing dog, well behaved and easy to train. She loves to cuddle and just be with us. She is almost 10 months old now and weighs around 60 pounds. I attached a few photos for u!!
Hi Vickie, just wanted to send a hello from us and Tuukka. He's doing great.
Hi, I was just checking out your webpage. It's been really fun to see all the other pics of the golden sheps in Pippa's litter. Pippa is doing well. Very healthy. My husband is her favorite, ironic given how nervous he was about getting her on day one! Just wanted to say hi and hope things are going well. Hi to all Pippa's brothers and sisters too 🐶 !
(Stan Lee James)
StanLee is from your first oops litter. He is the GREATEST dog ever! Protects the family and plays with the kids. He LOVES to snuggle and give kisses. I couldn't ask for a better dog. He loves everyone, other dogs, cats, and all Lil critters. He carries the kittens around the house in his mouth. Startles people who visit and don't know him that well lol. My friend brought her 10 week old baby here and he smothered her with kisses! His health is great and I couldn't imagine life without him. I don't have a lot of great pictures of him because he bounces around too much lol. He is extremely smart, obedient, gentle, and loyal. Thank you SoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo much for this beautiful boy!!!
Remember how hesitant my hubby was to get a big dog??? They are best buddies now. This was taken right after Pippa passed her AKC star puppy class
Taakka Beautiful Male Kyler/Tanja Golden Shep Male.
Hi Vickie. Wanted to share some photos of Tuukka (too ka). He is doing great, learning a lot: sit, down, shake, high-5, time for bed (walks in kennel), he knows some toys by name, and he is a great retriever. He has been pottied trained since we got him. Only one mess in the house and that was when it was a downpour and he didn't want to go out. (Didn't blame him, neither did I). Last time he was weighed was June 25 and he weighed 25lbs, when he got his 3rd shot. He has issues with picking up rocks and digging but we are watching him and working on those bad habits. Walks are doing better, he likes to hold onto the leash at first then he let's go. He has been getting 2 mile walks in daily, will increase the miles as time goes on.
Thanks so much for a great addition to our home. We love him.
We love Bella she is healthy and a happy puppy!! She is WO great, we love her personality!!
I hope you and your family are all doing well and have been enjoying your summer! I just thought you would like a few updated pics of our Finnegan.
He is doing great and has brought so much fun and laughter to our family. He is such a smart little guy and already a great watch dog. He is about 32 pounds now and catches on to things so quickly. The little guy is already housebroken, and the kids love teaching him new tricks. He has already learned sit, lay, high-5 and roll over. He loves playing with the kids and my sisters' dogs, going on walks, and just being with the family. I have attached a couple of pictures with him by our pond, where loves spending time looking at the fish and trying to catch their food. He is a wonderful addition to our family!
Please take care, and we will be sure to send you some updates in the near future.
Bruin is doing so well! He's a joy. He sleeps all night now and house breaking is going great. Just a few accidents here and there but we're getting there. He's learning to ring a bell to go out. Smart boy!!
We go on short walks and he is great on the leash so far. He's met all of our family and friends and is so good with kids and our families' dogs. He loves our Beagle, Zeke who is 10, and they chase each other around the yard. So fun to just sit there and watch them.
Jim weighed him this morning and he is 13.5 lbs. He knows sit, down, and shake. And he's almost got stay down...almost!
I've attached a pic to show you how handsome he is. Thanks for our little Bruin. We'll keep you posted.
Brewski is doing very very well.
He seems to handle all types of food that we have given him fine. We feed him Blue Buffalo (puppy at first, and now he’s on the large breed adult formula. He seems to prefer the taste of the basic formula, but never had stomach issues with the regular formulas).
Brewski is as healthy as a horse. He is still very high energy, at almost 14 months old. We have had no health issues at all whatsoever. The vet says that his hips are perfect, and he has been cleared for short runs with Mom. He was neutered at about 7 months of age, and we have had no issue with marking etc. He weighs about 75 lbs, maybe a few more since last weigh-in. He is still has the lanky adolescent build though, so we expect he will fill out more. I think his build looks more like a shepherd, with the powerful shoulders and the hips dropping lower than the shoulders.
As for temperament, the only ‘issue' we have had is barking at strangers. We did want to have a dog partially for the purpose of deterring theft/break-ins, so we haven’t really done a lot to discourage the behavior. It’s a bit annoying when we have guests over, but he usually will just bark for a few minutes and then he becomes best friends in no time. This is pretty much exactly what we wanted.
It is evident that Brewski is highly intelligent and very driven to please. He is quick to learn new tricks and commands, and seems to have a very good attention span. He gives good eye contact and is very observant too. He does try to push the boundaries with us, like any adolescent, but he corrects quickly, especially with the use of a ‘gentle-leader’ head halter. He travels very well in the car. We have made a few road trips to Canada, which is an 8 hour drive, all in one shot. He is very well behaved in the car, and just lies down in the back.
Brewski is very strongly bonded to the two of us. He is a very loving and affectionate dog. He is gentle and gives lots of kisses! He loves for our little ‘pack’ to be together on walks and outings to the beach.
I feel that we got the best of all worlds with Brewski! The affection and playfulness of the retriever, and the loyalty and intelligence of the shepherd. We get so many compliments on his appearance; he is a gorgeous animal with beautiful flowing black fur and a lean muscular build. I have attached some pictures. We are very happy with our purchase!
Thank you so much for all of your help again!
Leah, Matt & Brewski
So great to hear from you….Sunny’s “coming home day” is January 26th and we were just talking about the blizzard we drove through to get him tonight at dinner. He is a beautiful and wonderful dog. He still loves the Diamond brand “Extreme Athlete” that you started him on. His temperament is more Golden with a little Shepherd peppered in…by that, I mean that he barks whenever someone enters the house and rushes towards him/her, but backs off as soon as he realizes that it is a friend. He hasn’t seen our Vet in almost a year and initially barked at her, but warmed up to her quickly. Otherwise, he is not a barker. He stays in our back yard quietly and doesn’t bark at other dogs when we walk in our neighborhood. He pulls on the leash a little, but settles down when I tell him “steady” or “heel”. He hasn’t had an accident in our house since he was a puppy…approx. Feb or March 2014. He is extremely loving, smart and is a true people pleaser. He does well with my kids (other than typical puppy/jumpy stuff) and as he matures over time, I suspect that will dissipate. He took a 6 week Kindergarten class and caught on quickly and has retained the info. He has no health issues. He is a big dude! 71 lbs and quite tall. He has added such joy to our household. Thanks and the best to you in 2015!
It's been one year since Santa brought the gift of our puppy, even though we didn't get Dasher until later in the winter! We just wanted to give you an update on our Golden Shepard, Dasher! He has grown like a weed and feels spoiled rotten lately! We celebrated his birthday and Christmas by getting him new toys. The kids have just loved him! He is very high energy, but so very loyal. One of our favorite days so far this winter was when it snowed early back in November. Dasher would grab the rope on the sled and pull the kids around. He loved to run around the yard with his mouth open and take in some snow!
He is a giant dog, but never too big for belly rubs! It has been a wonderful year!
Thanks for helping us find a great puppy!
Jonn, Valarie, Annie, and Aaron
He is such a wonderful pup I just love him to death and my daughter's golden she got from you last year Macy is his favorite play mate.
She is a wonderful dog too.
Bode is a great dog. He is great with the kids and the kids love him. He does have a lot of energy and needs an outlet for that- but my kids provide that for him naturally. He is often outside playing with them.
As a puppy, he was more headstrong than our retrievers have been, so I attributed that to the German Shepherd in him. He is protective, but not in a “scary to strangers” way- but gets concerned when the kids are too rough with each other. There was one time that I was massaging jacks back and pounding on his back- Bode did not like that and was trying to stop me by biting at my hands and barking.
Bode is sweet- he is a big dog! Long legs and long body- body similar to a German Shepherd but floppy ears. He thinks he’s smaller than he is and wants to sit on our laps.
He is smart and trained well. Good family dog.
Testimonials Golden Sheps
Below is Jed, loved by Brad, Darla and his Alzimm Golden Buddy, Redmond. Jed is a Kyler/Tanja Golden Shep and is a classic example of why the Golden Sheps are called Gentle Watchdogs!
Per Darla, April, 2017: We have 2 wonderful, beautiful doggies! Thanks to you and your wonderful pack!! The golden shep, is such a wonderful breed, you get the best of both breeds. Jed is so so smart, he just acts like he understands everything you say to him, it's unreal how really smart he is. Redmond is smart too, but there is just a difference between the 2. We feed taste of the wild, bison and venison formula, for snack they get a few green beans, and only homemade treats, by me!!! Lol..Thanks for such great pups, we love them dearly!!! I would do it all over again, no regrets here.