Welcome

Welcome to Shephaven Kennels, located in Whakatane in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. At shephaven our dogs are our pets first, breeders second. Our dogs live in the house as much-loved members of our family. We have had shepherds since 1984, and bred our first  litter in 2005. In 2014 we had our first long coat German Shepherd and fell in love with the looks and personally of the long coats. Our goal for raising German Shepherds is to produce  puppies that will excel at any task given: companion, show, Obedience, agility, therapy, tracking  search and rescue, or maybe even couch potatoes.  Our main goal is to provide happy, healthy puppies that make excellent companions.
Our dogs LOVE people and like to be by your side no matter what you are doing. They need lots of personal attention so when considering to buy one of my dogs you need to be willing to have another FAMILY member.  Once you have owned a German Shepherd it is very hard not to have one in your life, they are the most dedicated dog there is. We care about our dogs and their future. We health test all our breeding stock and know the history behind them, not just the sire and dam. 
We stand behind every puppy offering lifetime support to new owners.

 

                                        Orka with Stephanie  her bronze medal handler



KEYBEAU HOOZMEDAD (ORKA) 'A''Z' BSCL 1. IS A MULTI IN SHOW WINNER, MUTLI EXCELLENT GRADED & NOW Multi GOLD MEDAL WINNER AND MULTI BEST IN SHOW WINNER.  Bronze Medal Winner SC bitch 2017

 

NZCh SHEPHAVEN DRAMA QUEEN (SENNA) 'A''Z' BSCL 1. DM Clear.  MULTI  CLASS WINNER.  2015 NZ NATIONAL CLASS WINNER LSC PUPPY BITCH. MULTI GOLD MEDAL WINNER AND BEST OF BREED WINNER. MULTI VGS GRADED.  MULTI EX GRADED. IN SHOW WINNER.  
 

SHEPHAVEN EUROPEAN BLEND (COOPER)  Multi IN SHOW WINNER MULTI VP GRADED. 2015 NZ NATIONAL CLASS WINNER LSC NZ BRED DOG 2017. GRADED VGS. BEST OF BREED WINNER.

BLACKASH LOYAL MIKA (MIKA)  Multi IN SHOW WINNER MULTI VP GRADED. iN CLASS WINNER.

 

I proudly raise my litters using Jane Killion's Puppy Culture program, and highly recommend the DVD for all dog owners.

OUR PUPPIES RAISED WITH PUPPY CULTURE

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