Illinois German Shepherd Breeders

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For most dog owners in Illinois, the toughest challenge has been to find a good breeder. This is why at Illinois German Shepherd Breeders, we have done the running around for you. We screen our breeders and only work with those who meet our breeding standards. Our trained puppy counselors help you in finding the right breed and puppy. Our puppies are thoroughly examined for health concerns before they join your family. We do all this because we believe you don't just bring home a puppy, instead you bring home a relationship!

We place puppies in caring lifelong homes in Illinois and across the US. All of the puppies available on this website are from our exclusive national network of the finest breeders and may not necessarily be located in Illinois. Shipping is available.

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Find Reliable German Shepherd Breeders in Illinois.

Buying a German Shepherd puppy can be a great step for your family. The love and loyalty given by a dog is second to none and, according to many health professionals, can even increase a human's lifespan. However, when it comes to adopting a new puppy, one cannot make a hasty decision. Being a responsible Illinois dog owner means connecting with reputable local German Shepherd breeders is a must, yet it can be so difficult to do so. The team at Illinois Puppies for Sale understands, so we have done the work for you. A new German Shepherd is not just a pet or a dog, this is a new member of the family, so you want to be sure the pooch you choose fits in. You must also make sure you choose one from among the healthy German Shepherd puppies for sale in Illinois. These are the reasons we screen both our breeders and our puppies. Breeders are screened to avoid those who are not genuine to the breed's wellbeing, and puppies receive three health checks as a part of our drive to only provide happy, healthy pups. We back this effort with our lifetime guarantee and professional German Shepherd puppy counselors in Illinois.

We put puppies from properly screen breeders in stable homes across the state and nation. Our breeder's network has many of the country's best, some of whom are not based in Illinois. Transportation for the pup is offered.

Consider These Before Getting German Shepherd Puppy

German Shepherds are naturally great dogs and are even better with early socialization and training. They are intelligent, energetic, big, entertaining and very alert. They also make great guards, offering love and protection to your family. But they, like all dogs, carry a lot of responsibilities that you must be sure you can handle before you get one. Ask yourself these questions:

Is this type of dog fit for my lifestyle?

Is my home suitable?

Will I be able to train, exercise, and groom a German Shepherd with my schedule?

Do I have the resources to give the dog the best possible life?

Congratulations if you can answer each question with a “yes”. This means that you are definitely suitable to own one of these beauties so the next step is to start looking at the German Shepherd Puppies for sale in IL through this site.

Is A German Shepherd Right For You?

This is a question you should ask yourself even if you are ready to take care of a German Shepherd. We urge you to find out as much as possible about the breed to make sure it is the right one for you, since being a good match is vital to the type of relationship you and your canine friend will have. Choosing a purebred gives you the ability to anticipate things such as your dog's size, temperament, coat, and care needs. This is an advantage because having a good idea of how your puppy will look as an adult and what it will require can significantly aid the selection. You will also have our expertise throughout the process. We are here to provide you with the advice you need to pick the best breed and puppy for you or your family.

How to Make A German Shepherd Happy and Healthy

Every canine has needs no matter the age or breed. Basic ones include socialization, training, food, a proper home, water, health checkups, love, grooming and physical activity. Mental stimulations and toys are also important. As a owner, it is your job to provide these needs, and the way you meet each one will determine the type of dog your pup growths up to be. Training and socialization, when done properly, will create your perfect pooch, so be consistent. Your dog will also need a confident pack leader who exhibits the right kind of attitude, so think on these. Note that your dog will go through phases that will lead to undesirable behavior. There is no need for concern, simply reinforce training and all should be fine.

Committing to your German Shepherd Puppy for Life

The importance of socializing your dog at a young age cannot be stressed enough. Nor can we here at Illinois Puppies for Sale point out the magnitude of the impact your love and affection will have on the dog. This is a breed that needs to be with its family, one that craves affection as well as attention. We therefore implore you to delay contacting an Illinois German Shepherd breeder or bringing home a puppy until you are sure you can cater to these needs for life. Dogs need stability, and an unhappy German Shepherd can be a problem for you, so wait until the time is right.

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Our Breeding Standards

We believe that our breeders should represent the quality we stand for, and we hand-select who we work with. Of the numerous new breeders we get in touch with, less than 15% get approved to become a part of our network! Below are a few of the factors we take into account while considering a breeder for our family:
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Our Health Check

We require all our puppies to undergo an extensive health check before they come home to you. This health check is performed by the breeder's veterinarian, who is required to fill out our Veterinary Health Report. This report, created for us by a licensed veterinarian, is designed to examine the condition of every puppy for:
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Our Partners

We believe bringing home a puppy is a huge responsibility, and we would like to ensure that our puppy parents are well-equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to help their puppy with the transition into the new home. We have partnered with companies whose values correlate to ours in terms of responsible pet ownership.
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