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Thank you all who have followed us this year....and who have received one of our precious puppies!
We are most Thankful and Grateful that you wanted to share your life with one of our puppies!

This year has had some challenges but we have made it through them best we can!  SO very thankful!

We do have a little of puppies coming anytime now from CAMO & BRUTUS and they should arrived sometime
on Thanksgiving, if not very close :)  We will update you :)

We want to wish everyone a Very HAPPY & BLESSED THANKSGIVING and hope that your able to spend this
time with your friends and family!

THANK YOU for becoming and being a part of our lives!  We are truly BLESSED and will always be happy to
hear from you with updates :)


Also, we wanted to share with you that KACIE- who we raised from puppyhood and adopted out earlier this year,
Has been blessed with a wonderful family to love her.  THANK YOU ART & NANCY!  I know Kacie is certainly blessed
and hoping the she is blessing you as well!
Love the updates and we hope that you have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Art & Kacie, November 2017

July 2017 sure does go by fast doesn't it.....we have been really busy with GYPSIE & BRUTUS' pups....
They were born June 22, 2017 and they are now 5 weeks old!
We still have 2 females available and you can check them out

We also have some exciting news.....Kevin & Beth Rowland of Neptune Kennels are joining us with their love and expertise in training!
Neptune Kennels is located in DELCO, NC!

Kevin is a wonderful Dog Trainer and we highly recommend him!  He provides Obedience and Working Dog Training as well as Boarding!
Professionalism and Dedication is what you will get with Kevin and Beth at Neptune Kennels!

We have a NEW BOY in the house....and he will be staying with Kevin.  He is great friends with Saleena, who we cannot thank enough.  She is
amazing with animals....all animals :)  and we look forward to watching her and Apollo do things together!!

Bugs & Smoke son

MAY 2017

Thanks for stopping back and checking on things :)  MAY is here already.  Hard to believe that 4 months of this new year has flown by!
CAMO had her puppies for us on April 27th and she and her 11 babies are doing great.  Gypsie will have her pups next month....So looks like I shall
have my hands full :)  Happy Times for me...I love my babies and meeting all my new folks!

We did hear from a friend in Ohio who adopted BRANDI from us years ago....BRANDI who was from our KODA and BUDDY has Crossed The Rainbow Bridge!
She was an incredible girl from the start and first made her way to Virginia.....after some unexpected events, she was back home with us.  She became a
wonderful MOTHER and we had many babies from her who are still blessing others....Actually CAMO'S LITTER are Great Great Grandkids of hers...

We wanted to THANK MELANIE, who was an incredible MOM to Brandi....and Brandi LOVED Melanie so much....First time they met, Brandi
jumped right in her VAN and said, LET'S GO!!  It was a perfect match.  I always fear adopting out one of our shepherds, but this meeting
was perfect and they were perfect for each other!  Melanie also has our CHARLEE, along with her girl Kita!

WE CANNOT THANK MELANIE enough for all her love and care that she gave Brandi along the way....
WE LOVE YOU Mel.....THANK YOU and we are so sorry for your loss...


Bless your heart sweet girl!  We love you and will miss you!
Crossed The Rainbow Bridge....

March 2017

THANK YOU for stopping by again.....We really do appreciate that you want to know how we are and how things are going :)
We look forward to the CLOCKS changing AHEAD again....longer days....more time to get things done :)
New this month is that CAMO and BRUTUS will have pups coming in APRIL :)
This liter is all spoken for at this time. We do have GYPSIE and SMOKE coming up to be bred this month as well.
I am trying my best to get those WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING, a puppy to you :)

We were made aware of some sad news just recently and that is that our beloved NEENO,
who was from CHEYENNE and BLUE, has passed. Neeno was super special to us,
in that she was the LAST PUPPY that my MOM was able to hold on her own. My Mom had Cancer.
My Mom passed away in 2004 at our home and Neeno was actually named after my Mom...a Fun name we used to call her :)
Neeno was born that year on our Anniversary, June 7th.....and my Mom passed on June 20th..It was a very TRYING
Time for us all and we will forever be grateful to all those who were there, surrounding our Mom with LOVE!
Neeno was adopted out to Wendy in 2012.  Wendy loved and cared for Neeno for several years before Neeno was
diagnosed with cancer....Unfortunately cancer is a mean disease and does not bother to ask WHO it invades....
WE just want to THANK Wendy for all her LOVE and DEDICATION she showed's truly a blessing to have folks want
some of our Older dogs....who we started adopting out late 2012. THANK YOU Wendy for giving her a wonderful ending
to her life!  Neeno had several litters for us and we are forever thankful and grateful for her love and devotion to us and her puppies!

Neeno a daughter of Cheyenne and Blue-below

THANK YOU again for stopping by and please come back soon!
Watch for updates on our UPCOMING LITTER PAGE as well...


January & February 2017

Thank you for stopping by to check on what is happening at the kennel! Gypsie & Bugs' litter from November are all in their new homes!
THANK YOU everyone who took home one of these little ones :)  We have a couple stay in NC, some went to Ohio and others to PA. We are
so excited to hear back from everyone on how they are doing and hopefully get lots of updated pictures :)

We do have plans for Spring litters and we will announce them as the girls are bred.  We have some young females who will be first time
Moms and look forward to sharing their puppies with you!
You can watch the
UPCOMING LITTER PAGE for updates if you'd like :)

We hope that the New Year is starting out wonderful for you and Blessings for Health and Prosperity.
We look forward to a year ahead full of love and laughter and sharing our puppies and adults with you.

Max is over a year old now and turning into a HANDSOME young male...Kacie is going to be a year old in April! They grow up so fast!
Brutus is 2 already and will soon be a father as well!  And we have Sophie who we love dearly and she is a big girl at 65 lbs and 5 months!
Nikkie is our girl from Gypsie & Bugs' November litter and we look forward to sharing her with you as she grows up!

We have lots to share with you this year and hope that you will stop back occasionally to see what is happening :)
THANK YOU again for stopping by and please stop back soon!




is here and it's a beautiful time of year!

Thank you for stopping by!  We are excited to share with you that Gypsie had her puppies on November 26, 2016!
ALL GIRLS :)  Seven of them :)  What blessings!  You are see them

I am grateful and thankful for all those who are already a part of our extended family!  It's incredible for me to see all your pictures you send and all the updates!
I love each and every one of them :) We are also very excited to welcome all our new folks into the extended family :)  Can't wait to share your new little
BUNDLES OF JOY with you :)

We want to wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and Peace to you and your family!
God Bless you and please have a safe and happy holiday!  May your NEW YEAR be filled with much love and happiness!


November arrived!

November was a very busy month and we are almost to a close already.

THANKFUL for the wonderful friends that are in our lives, who love our puppies!

We celebrated Thanksgiving with our family and feel very blessed to have them all close!

Gypsie had her puppies for us on November 26th and we will have more updates soon!

THANK YOU everyone who stops by to check out what is going on :)

Have a very Blessed and HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!!

Thank you :)


Welcome October :)
We are excited to welcome in this month as the weather is usually cooler and the dogs love being outside playing more!
I love being outside more as well.  Summertime in NC is extremely hot and humid!!
We are going to have some UPDATES later this month with who is pregnant.
We bred Gypsie and Bugs and those pups will be born right around Thanksgiving :)  If you are waiting on a puppy from
this litter, PLEASE WRITE me at so I can confirm it :)
Camo was bred to Brutus and as soon as I know FOR SURE, I shall announce her puppies coming with dates and particulars!
So excited about this litter as well....
We will be welcoming a NEW girl to our home as well later this for updates :)
THANK YOU for stopping by and please come again!

Our Blessing Tree
Up all year :)


September 2016
THANK YOU for stopping by and checking out what is NEW :)
FALL is my very favorite time of year....and maybe Winter here in NC!
The weather tends to be much warmer than Ohio where we are from! I keep thinking that it will be COOL soon, but we are still in the
HIGH 80's to 90's.....and we are getting some of those RAINS that is usual for NC this time of year as well.

We are waiting on our GIRLS to come into heat so we can announce some new babies coming!  We should have more puppies in the Late Fall, Early Winter!
Please watch the UPCOMING LITTERS page for more information!
Also, looking forward to the holidays....Christmas time may just be my all time favorite :)

We are blessed with so many of our friends and customers who update with pictures and videos of their pups and dogs! THANK EVERYONE OF YOU!
We are grateful for your loyalty and love for the German Shepherd!!

Watch for updates soon....THANK YOU again for stopping by and please enjoy the rest of the website!


MAY 2016
Wow, I think the first part of the year has flown by....what about you?  Seems like I have lots of great plans for Spring time and gardening and such and I always still, feel behind :)
Gypsie and Bugs' puppies were born on April 23, 2016.  They are beautiful and I have one or two black sable females available. You can visit their page here.
We did manage to get a few more trees planted.  This property had NO trees whatsoever so we decided to start planting a few every year.  I took a few pictures of LAST year's trees and the ones planted this year...It's truly amazing how FAST things grow here in NC!!  One year later they are taller than me :)

The larger trees are the ones we planted in JUNE of 2015 and they have grown this much. See the STICKS sticking up?  they show where the small trees are we just planted a few days ago.....

We also did a few in the front yard as well. Hard to see the small ones...but they are there :)  We actually brought a few Maple trees from Ohio and they are doing very well here!!  They were little twigs when we planted them.

Anyways, we just wanted to share a little about what we are doing.  We hope the tress grow to be big and strong and give us much needed SHADE for the dogs :)

We expect puppies at the end of JUNE from
Smoke & Bugs!  Can't wait...they are wonderful puppies as well!
You can keep up on them

Thank you for stopping by....We hope that everyone is having a wonderful SPRING and looking forward to Summertime :)

Have a great MAY!
Please stop back!
God Bless!

Sweet Pea & Max :)
Little conversations :)

Hope everyone's MOTHER'S DAY was special!  Mine certainly was! Very thankful!

Mother's Day was special....grandkids were here and the pups got some attention :)

They are always sweet and gentle!

Love my cards and flower....look forward to watching it grow all summer :)

APRIL 2016

Thanks for checking in with us!  We appreciate it and hope that you find your stop here at Mintern's German Shepherds, fun and interesting...We are anxiously awaiting Gypsie's puppies this month....will be close to the end of the month!  She is showing nicely and we are excited as I have so many folks waiting patiently on us!  THANK YOU ALL!!

Watch for
Gypsie and Bugs' Puppies towards the end of April :)

We hope that the start of Spring is special for all of you and that you are enjoying the longer days and beautiful weather!

Please stop back when you can for updates!  We have some news....
Dr. Gary's Best Breed Foods are now available online at!
We have always had to tell our customers to call Best Breed directly or if in Ohio, you can go to Doria at Kellie's Place.  Now there is a simple, fast and easy way to order the best food we have ever tried! and search for Dr. Gary's Best Breed!!  If you need any help or have any questions about this food, please let us know!  We love it and have it shipped here to NC from Ohio!!


THANK YOU for stopping by.....The holidays have come and gone.... and I always miss the Christmas Season!
I love all the lights and excitement, the snow and the calm beauty that it leaves behind...til next year......

I have been feeling sorta nostalgic lately after having to go through some of my Mom's things
(She passed at our home in OHIO several years ago)...
cleaning out our filing cabinets and trying to get more organized....
and so I had to say that as much as I love NC, I still miss home....I still miss Ohio.....and so.........

as we start a new year here in NC, we find that we are trying terribly to make this blank piece of land a place we can call home!
Those of you who know me, know that leaving Ohio was pretty hard and a rough thing for me to go through....even starting our 3rd year here, I feel like it was just yesterday that we saw the place and thought maybe....just maybe we can make this was Feb. 2013 and we pulled in and just sat there LOL  It was completely blank, other then the lonely house sitting here...

Life changes and things don't always work out like you think....good or bad....but you have to find blessings in everything you do.  You have to find the good about why this or that has happened....and so....that is just what we did...Fast Forward to this month 2016 and we feel like we are home....finally....The dogs are settled in and seem to really enjoy the freedom of running and playing daily in the yards....the chickens have settled in as well...and I think we have finally :)

THANK YOU all who have come along on this journey that we have been on.  It warms my heart knowing that we have touched so many lives with those little FURRY BUNDLES of JOY we call puppies :)  Thank you for trusting us with your new loves and companions.
Thank you also for hanging in there with us...following us on Facebook and keeping up with the website :)

** We do not have any puppies just yet but we are ANXIOUSLY AWAITING the girls to show signs of interest :) **
I have always said you cannot
PLAN on puppies when you want them :)  They come when they are, we are waiting on the girls to decide when we will have pups!  Looks like early Summer and then again later in the Fall. I apologize to those who are waiting and I understand what that feeling is like....It's SO HARD to do....But I promise all those waiting, will be most happy with their new puppy in the future! Thank you for hanging in there with us and please watch for the UPDATES under our UPCOMING LITTERS page.

THANKS again for stopping by....we DO appreciate it.....feel free to look around the rest of the I am also cleaning up, purging and updating pages almost everyday!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to everyone :)



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone!

Thank you for stopping by.....We appreciate your interest :)
We have been SO BLESSED to have you ALL In Our Lives!!
First let us wish you MANY Blessings for this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year : )

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all our WONDERFUL folks who have our PUPPIES
and those who will soon have one :)
We have been more the blessed over the years of NOT JUST sending home a puppy
but creating friendships that have lasted years and years :)
We continue to hear from those who have our old shepherds...
those who have recently lost a best friend, those waiting on a new puppy..
and those who are still THINKING they might want a companion : )
It's been a beautiful thing to watch how so many of our puppies have impacted those lives around us :)

Jesus is the reason that we are celebrating this beautiful time of year.
Take time to rest and enjoy your family, friends and please don't forget your "Furry Friends"

May you find that Peace in the fresh fallen snow,
the Love in the face of a child who's been surprised,
the Hope of a new day and
the Joy of knowing that YOU can make a difference in someone's life :)

THANK YOU all.....we love you and we hope that this Christmas is a very special time for you!


THANK YOU for being a part of our lives! 
Kellie & Paren and all the shepherds.....

November 2015


We are so THANKFUL For each and everyone of YOU!

This month we send home Gypsie & Bugs' puppies :) We have pups staying in NC, some going to Ohio, one to Florida and another out of the country to Honduras.  We are excited to share these puppies. We thank each of the new owners and cannot wait to hear their progress and see new pictures. A couple of them are folks who have had one of our dogs or who still have one :)  Thank you for coming back :) I am also updating the PUPPY PAGE on my website this if you have one of our puppies young or old, please send me an updated photo.  I would love to hear from you!

We are also excited for the cooler days and chilly nights as the dogs are enjoying their time playing outside! We are enjoying our time outside as well LOL  Being from Ohio, we are still not used to the hot days and nights of NC!

Thanksgiving is approaching and this is a wonderful time of year....My sister and her family will be hanging out with us this year. We are blessed to have family close by!

We are also getting ready for Spring Puppies to arrive.  We have several breedings coming up soon and I will be updating the website!  Please watch our

This is a wonderful time to be THANKFUL for all the things we have in our lives.  We are taking this moment to be thankful for all our extended family who have our puppies.  We are blessed and grateful to have such kind and wonderful folks have our pups and we are extra thankful for all those who chose US and one of our puppies!
We are THANKING God as he is our one true God who loves each and every one of us :) 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family!

THANK YOU for stopping by and catching up.

October 2015

This month has certainly started off with alot of RAINS here in NC as well as other parts of the south...SC was hit terribly with the storm!  We have had the first week just full of rain and winds but it's starting to get better now.  Gypsie's puppies are 2 weeks old today, Oct. 6th and all doing very well!   Soon, the little ones will be up and about and eating on their own and I will have lots of pictures to share with folks!  We are excited for those getting a puppy this time!  Cannot wait for you to meet your new family member!
We look forward to this month with cooler temperatures, crisper skies and family get-togethers around the fire!  This time of year always makes me feel grateful for all we have and are able to share with folks!
THANK YOU for stopping by....I will have more updates regarding UPCOMING Spring LITTERS as we get into the Winter months.

Have a blessed October and enjoy the change of season that is upon us!!

Thanks again for stopping by and stop back for updates soon!

September 2015

September is still very warm here in NC!  So different from our growing up in Ohio!  I keep thinking that it will be Chilly soon and I should be preparing for a long cold Winter...but here in NC, it's usually warm thru December and then Jan. and Feb. will bring the chilly days and colder nights....but NOTHING like my inner self :) I feel like I should be preparing and stock piling like our little squirrel friends :)
Gypsie is doing very well and we should have puppies soon.  I will be sure to announce her puppies arrival on our front page of the website!  We have all or most of the puppies spoken for in this litter.  I will have SPRING litters to announce as we move towards Wintertime...
Here is a picture of CAMO and BUGS...hanging out in the cooler weather...they are enjoying the 80's as much as we are....It's been near 100 most of the summer here... Whew!!  I am so ready for Fall!~

THANKS again for stopping by and please check back again!
Have a Great Start to FALL :)

August 2015

All is well and it's been a HOT Summer!  Gypsie is bred and due to have pups for us and we shall keep everyone updated!  You can follow along on our Upcoming Litter Page if you like.  We have a couple of new girls added and they are doing very well.  Sallie and Camo are great girls and we love them.  You can read more about them on the Females Page.
We have been enjoying the updates from those who got a puppy from Shilo & Lobo's recent litter and thank everyone for sharing.  It's great to see them so loved and growing up so fast!
We hope that everyone's summer is going well and school is starting all over. Time to get ready for the beautiful Fall weather and enjoy some cooler temps....atleast down here in NC :)
THANK YOU everyone and we appreciate you stopping by!

JUNE 2015

Half a year has flown by since I wrote anything....I am amazed how everyday seems to be full of things to accomplish and get done!! I continue to feel like I don't have enough hours in a day to write back, call or email some of the most precious people in my life...So, as of June 17th, 2015 I have made some changes :)

I am going to try to write folks back as soon as I get your email, text or instant message...if not, I won't be long...Phone calls are another story LOL  as most of you know how hard it is to reach me by phone....very hard but I try to do my best....and I will start DOING BETTER :)  Thanks to so many of you who have been patient during this time of our move and transition to NC. We are still adjusting to things, mainly the weather :) as it's been
100+ and that is very warm and different than OH.

Paren and I are more than blessed to have the folks in our lives who love and care about us....who support our endeavor constantly :) I NEVER stop thinking about our pups and dogs LOL  I am always searching for more info to share with folks and I am always needing to watch over and do the best for my pups and I constantly am trying to get back to everyone :)  I love that you all have one of my pups and some of you have more than one :)  THANK YOU...makes my heart so happy hearing all the fun and wonderful things that my pups get to do!!

After living here in NC for just over 2 years now....I have found that it's hard being away from those who I love helping...I miss the little store and will always be grateful to DORI who now owns Kellie's Place....she is amazing and is doing incredible with our original customers and many many new customers :)  SO HAPPY for her.....but that is something I still miss and I would like to try to be there more if anyone needs me...I want to see Dori's success grow and grow :)  We love Dori, Dan and Josey :)

I am concentrating on our dogs and our future and will have more to share about this soon.  I think most of you have met our newest girl CAMO and she is such a love bug!!  I absolutely love her and she is a granddaughter of our own LOBO and SHILO! Camo is one of the girls who will help carry on 20+ years of breeding and I am grateful to have her here with me. Watch for her updates and also I have a couple more things later this summer to share :)

We dearly hope that your SUMMER is starting out fantastic and that you have family, friends and fur-babies to enjoy it with :)
Not alot of new things to share at this time but wanted to write and let folks know how grateful and blessed we are to have such wonderful customers who LOVE OUR PUPPIES!!  It's been such a blessing being a part of your lives!!

We will have puppies coming late summer and you can read more about them on our UPCOMING LITTER PAGE!

Have a FUN FILLED SUMMER and many BLESSINGS to everyone!
God Bless!
Kellie, Paren and the Doggies :)