Please NOTE, our dogs are NOT wolfdogs or wolf hybrids, but some colors can mimic the appearance. Reverse mask and maskless or color variations of white German Shepherds will appear very large and wolf-like, not your typical German Shepherd. Our dogs produce these unique colors occasionally.
Some of our puppies and adults are merely a normal, atypical color variation of purebred German Shepherd Dogs. This is due to a combination of dominant and recessive genes. Some of these may appear to greatly resemble a wolf in coloration and coupled with being oversized, they can look quite wolf-like, however all are 100 purebred AKC registered German Shepherds. Some of our dogs may have faded masks, reverse masks or no masks at all, and coupled with sable or sometimes silver sable coloring, they may have the look of a wolf without the wolf. We also occasionally have SOLID BLACK German Shepherds.
Please call for more information regarding this or our upcoming litters. Both Rin Tin Tin style short coats as well as bear cub long coats will be available While we prefer to meet prospective owners, we will occasionally ship puppies under certain circumstances for an extra cost. Our focus is on family companions, NOT show or working dogs. We are HOBBY BREEDERS ONLY, not a large scale kennel nor a puppy producer and strive for the ideal, calm family shepherd.
Pioneer German Shepherds breeds sweet-tempered short and long coat long haired German Shepherd Dogs that are oversized with a laidback temperament. They can also be considered old fashioned or old style German Shepherds due to their lack of angulation in the hindquarters. Our dogs would be much more reminiscent of Rin Tin Tin versus todays show dogs. Parents have had their hips certified through the OFA and/or Pennhipped, and we have begun testing elbows, TLI for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, degenerative myelopathy, AKC DNA.
Please NOTE, our dogs can be larger to much larger than the average German Shepherd Dog. Males can range from 28-32 at the shoulder, 100-140 pounds. Females can range from 26-28 at the shoulder, 85-110 pounds.
Puppies are whelped indoors and raised underfoot in our home with lots of love, occasionally available to select companion homes. Puppies come with a 2 year guarantee which does not require a pup to be returned, microchipped, first shots, vet checkup, dewormed, as well as registration papers upon proof of spay/neuter as per our contract.
We are located in central Pennsylvania about 8 miles north of Gettysburg.
For more information about our dogs and upcoming litters, see our website at -http//www.pioneergermanshepherds.com or read how our dogs differ from the typical German Shepherd Dog at http//www.pioneershepherds.com
For a video overview which gives a bit more information about us and our large German Shepherds, please see - http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKTLEkfoHsw
or for more information about old fashioned German Shepherds, please see our video at http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVvZKK21X2k