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 :)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!!
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
Summer.....it sure does go by fast doesn't it.....we have been really busy
with GYPSIE & BRUTUS'
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
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
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
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
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....
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
Neeno....it'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
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
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
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 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
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
email@example.com 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 Fall....watch
for updates :)
THANK YOU for stopping by and please come again!
Our Blessing Tree
Up all year :)
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
Please watch the
UPCOMING LITTERS page for more
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!
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
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
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
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!
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 :)
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!!
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 Chewy.com!
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 work....it was Feb. 2013 and we pulled in and just sat
there LOL It was completely blank, other then the lonely house sitting
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 settled....in.... :)
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
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
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
ready...so, 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
THANKS again for stopping by....we DO appreciate it.....feel free to look
around the rest of the website...as I am also cleaning up, purging and
updating pages almost everyday!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to everyone :)
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
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
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!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
THANK YOU for being a part of our lives!
Kellie & Paren and all the shepherds.....
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
on my website this month....so if you have one of our puppies
young or old, please send me an updated photo. I would love to hear
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.
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.
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 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 Ohio.....Still....in my inner self :) I feel like I should be preparing
and stock piling like our little squirrel friends :)
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 :)
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
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!
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 dogs...so 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
We will have puppies coming late
summer and you can read more about them on our
UPCOMING LITTER PAGE!
THANK YOU :)
Have a FUN FILLED SUMMER and many BLESSINGS to everyone!
Kellie, Paren and the Doggies :)