When it comes to purchasing a purebred dog, finding the right breeder is half the battle. There are thousands of breeders out there, but not all of them are good. Choosing a breeder that pays special attention to health, conformation, temperament and working abilities is not easy, but it’s worth the time and effort. There’s a noticeable difference between puppies who come from run-of-the-mill backyard breeders or puppy mills as compared to puppies from quality, reputable breeders.

To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of recommended breeders. These breeders have been chosen based on our strict list of requirements. For more about that list, read our blog post titled: Guide to Selecting a Good Breeder. In no particular order, here’s our list of recommended breeders. Note: If you know of a breeder that you think should be added to this list, please email us their name and website. Don’t worry, we’ll contact them for permission before adding them to our website.

Recommended Dog Breeders

German Shepherd Breeders

Sentinel Harts German Shepherds

Feuergarten German Shepherds

Vom Amwolf German Shepherds

Sapphire Shepherds

Von Risden Haus German Shepherds

Tilton Haus German Shepherds

Von Lotta German Shepherds

Alta Tollhaus German Shepherds

Lytle’s K-9’s German Shepherds

Australian Shepherd Breeders

Flocks Mini Aussies

Lobo’s Australian Shepherds

Bernese Mountain Dog Breeders

WCC’s Bernese Mountain Dogs

Labrador Retriever Breeders

Lovable Labs

Golden Retriever Breeders

Sweet Cream Goldens

Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff) Breeders

Northwoods Cane Corsos