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vom wunderhund German Shepherd Dogs
Top Connecticut Breeder and Dog Trainer

German Shepherd Puppy Puppies for sale due July 28, 2009

Character, beauty, and bloodlines— Our German Shepherd puppies are bred to work but home raised to become the ideal family dog!

Our European Working Lines GSD breeding program is a unique combination of knowledge and passion for the German Shepherd Dog and expertise in dog behavior to create very special puppies for families like yours.

For pictures & info on our current German Shepherd puppies for sale click here.

Contact John today at (203) 232-8018 or
wunderhund@do-behave.com
to inquire about availability.

Heidi Working German Shepherd Dog

vom Wunderhund German Shepherd Dogs
Old world character and beauty



"The breeding of shepherd dogs is the breeding of working dogs; and this must always be the aim, or we shall cease to produce shepherd dogs."

Max von Stephanitz
The Father of the German Shepherd Dog

About Us. Our German Shepherd Dog breeding kennel name is vom Wunderhund, meaning Wonderdog. The name symbolizes how we feel about the German Shepherd Dog and the goal of our Connecticut breeding program. We are located in Connecticut (CT) but serve national and international dog enthusiasts--for home, for work, for dogsport.

  • Exceptionally bred European German Shepherd working lines
  • Puppies raised with children in our home
  • Applied science for ideal physical and mental health
  • Veterinarian Health Certificate
  • Written contract and health record
  • Parents' hips X-rayed and certified
  • Registered either AKC or Import
  • Plus a whole lot more

"Dog-breeding must be the work of a dog lover, and cannot be a profession, as is the case with other animals, and a means of acquiring bread and butter. If it once becomes that, then it will be dog-dealing that has nothing more to do with serious dog breeding."

We take Max's words to heart. Breeding German Shepherd Dogs is not our livelihood, it is our passion. Since our first litter of German Shepherd puppies over 20 years ago, we have had fewer than two dozen carefully planned, meticulously cared for litters. Dogs of tremendous character, beauty, and background—bred and raised with extraordinary attention to detail.

Our German Shepherds are first and foremost valued members of our family. By living, raising, training and competing with our own puppies, we have a deep understanding of our breeding program and the progeny it produces. We understand your needs because we are Schutzhund competitors, trainers, and loving pet owners ourselves!

By having a limited number of litters, we can give each puppy the individual care and attention he needs to develop physically, intellectually, and socially. The work of a serious dog breeder necessary to create a very special German Shepherd dog--one Max would be proud of--one ready to become a super working or competition dog or a beloved member of your family.

History. We began raising and training German Shepherd Dogs a quarter of a century ago! We breed, raise, train, and compete with puppies from our breeding program. John made the Schutzhund USA top scores list several times with owner bred and trained German Shepherd dogs. In 1993 he ranked number 1 on the Schutzhund Top Ten list with Bona vom Wunderhund, one of our puppies. He is also a multiple Schutchund 3 club member with owner bred and trained dogs.

Love of the German Shepherd, grew into love of the sport of Shutzhund. In the 1980's we founded the Connecticut Working Dog Association, the first schutzhund club in Connecticut. As President and Training Director, John helped members achieve regional championship titles, compete successfully at a national level and attain dozens of working titles (AKC, Schutzhund, and police certification) on German Shepherds as well as other dog breeds.

In 1994 we launched one of the first web sites dedicated to the German Shepherd Dog. We also wrote dog training and behavior articles that were published across the globe, including articles on the German Shepherd Dog in DogWorld Magazine, Shutzhund USA, and the German Shepherd Quarterly. We'd like to say a "Thank You" to those who visited and wrote to us during those early years.

We are dedicated to preserving this truly amazing breed adhering to the German Shepherd Dog's creator when he said, "our dog is completely ruined in mind and body wherever he is treated only as merchandise, (which, indeed may have a high monetary value as such), or when he is regarded as an adjunct to feed vanity." For Max, for us, for a limited few, form must always follow function and character is paramount!

For more information on available
German Shepherd Puppies,
call John at (203) 232-8018


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Find out more about available puppies or upcoming German Shepherd Dog litters for dale.

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For more information about Shutzhund, canine behavior, or the German Shepherd Dog, read one of the many free dog training or puppy articles that were published in national and international dog magazines, including Schutzhund USA, The German Shepherd Quarterly, and DogWorld.

Read more quotes from Max von Stephanitz.

Learn about the personalized dog training services John offers, including Schutzhund, police, and estate dog training.

Respected around the world, we have played host to or trained with many top dog trainers, judges, and dogsport competitors--we have had the privilege to call many of them "friend." For a walk down memory lane, visit over the years.

German Shepherd Dog Facebook

Dogs Milo and Abby with John on MTVs The Phone

Our Milo and Abbie
with John on MTVs
The Phone Episode 4


Bona a German Shepherd Dog in CT.

Bona vom Wunderhund
Schutzhund 3
OFA: Excellent
Ranked #1 in US


girl with puppy

our GSD puppies are
raised with children


Estate Dog Training

Hobo vom Wunderhund
protecting his home
Top 10 for Schutzhund 1

German Shepherd Dog headshot

Nature AND Nurture!
make the best puppies


Connecticut German Shepherd Puppy with kids

German Shepherds with
impeccable character


Female doing Schutzhund

Ufa !!
Shown here at 15 months
Phil Hoelcher, Decoy



German Shepherd Dog Tracking

Ellie vom Wunderhund
100 pts Tracking



We Are Members of the
following Dog Clubs


Verein fur Deutsche Schaferhunde

Verein fur Deutsche Schaferhunde–
German Shepherd Dog
Club of Germany


<u>United Schutzhund <br>Clubs of America</u>

United Schutzhund Clubs of America


German Shepherd Dog Club of America Working Dog Association

German Shepherd Dog
Club of America–
Working Dog Assoc.


Association of Pet Dog Trainiers

Association of Pet
Dog Trainers


Ocean State Schutzhund Club

Ocean State Schutzhund Club


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