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September 2019

September has been eventful LOL
We made it thru another Hurricane!!  Dorian!  I just wanted everyone
to know that we did fine and have no damage like last year!
Below are a few photos of some of the dogs afterwards :)
THANK YOU for checking in on us!!  We appreciate all the phone calls,
emails, messages and texts!!  They HELPED tremendously and we thank
YOU so much for the LOVE and PRAYERS!

PLEASE check out our UPCOMING LITTER Page as well!  We do have some wonderful puppies
coming in October and November!! Best time of year to share puppy love!!


August has arrived....still very warm and humid here in Eastern North Carolina!
We hope that Summer has been wonderful for you and thank you for stopping by to see what
news we might have!!

We look forward to announcing a litter from KREE & APACHE this Fall as well!!
We should have pups early October 2019!
Litter Page

Paren has had another surgery and is headed for another one here in about a month!
He is doing pretty good and we are hoping this last one really gives him some relief!
Thank you all for the nice messages, prayers and notes....we appreciate all of our
extended family!  TRULY!!

*** We do have a friend who has puppies and they are just adorable....raised with other dogs
and lots of kids :) they are really wonderful companions!  Check them out on the page

Be sure to stop back later this Fall as well to see if we have any puppies here in NC!!
And if you were one of the wonderful folks who got a puppy from us from Camo and
Nikkie, please share your photos and thoughts with me anytime!  I love hearing
about the pups and what they are up to!!

THANK YOU again and look forward to writing in September :)  It's coming quickly!!


JULY 2019

Well, ALOT has happened since my last update in April!
Sorry that it's been that lone!!
Two litters have come and gone now and I guess you can say I am an "Empty Nester"
It's hard to believe that it went so quickly!
Nikkie had 7 pups and Camo had 10 and they are all doing wonderfully in their
new homes!

THANK YOU ALL for coming back for another one of our puppies! Means the world
to us to know you would!

Paren had another surgery on July 16th and is recovering nicely.  We have a
couple weeks before seeing the surgeon again and there will be one more surgery
this year for Paren....Thank you all for the Prayers and's truly a
Blessing to know you all care!!

We should have more updates soon and hope that you will stop back for them!
Here are a few of the puppies in their new homes :)  What a blessing to see them
loved and happy!

Stop back soon!  THANK YOU again!
God Bless!!

APRIL 2019

Puppies from Nikkie & Brutus are arriving April 28th :) Please check back for updates!

THANK YOU for stopping by and checking on things here at the kennel!  We announced last month
that NIKKIE and BRUTUS will be having puppies late this month and we also have CAMO and BRUTUS
coming up as well.  Camo will have her pups first part of May!

Spring has certainly sprung here in NC and we hope that you too are experiencing the Spring changes!
Summer will be here before you know it! 

We were able to get some of our kennel fixed from the Hurricane last year.  It's certainly been a PROCESS
for us....But we feel like we are making good progress.

Each section was taken apart and all wood was replaced.  We did reuse the metal siding and fencing :)

Apache was our faithful helper :)

We also put in a man door on this side of kennel for convenience :) 

I am not sure we will even be DONE :)  But that is part of our life here :)
We DO THANK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ALONG ON THIS JOURNEY and we just want you all to know how much
we love and care about you!  THANK YOU for being loyal to our dogs.
This upcoming time for puppies, will bring back many previous customers who have been with us for YEARS!!
WE CANNOT THANK YOU enough for trusting us again with a new family member!! 

We look forward to sharing our Summer with you!  Please stop back as there will be plenty of puppy pictures
and lots of additional photos of the dogs :) 

Bugs continues to HELP me with raising my young pups....He doesn't look happy with Apache,
but he is :)  Also, Apache above-on his morning patrol LOL

PLEASE stop back soon!!


MARCH 2019

THANK YOU for stopping by!  We hope that everyone's Winter is going well and soon to be over :) We do not get much of a Winter
here in NC where we are but we have had some chilly days & nights!  SPRING is right around the corner for many of
you.....we are now seeing our trees budding and the grass is green....we are mowing already as well!

January and February flew by for us as Paren was in Recovery mode from his neck surgery in December.  He is doing
pretty good but still having some pain/numbness issues....We are hoping to address this soon.

We have been trying to do little things around the kennel that have needed done since last year, during Hurricane Florence.
We had alot of damage to fencing and trees and really couldn't do any repairs til after Paren's issues were taken care of
first.....Now we are slowly trying to fix up what was taken down....

The back area for the dogs to run in play in was really hit hard.  We had to remove all the temporary fencing.  We were blessed tho,
as our son, Dustin had some fencing that he was not using at his shop and gave it to us.....we were able to get it up just a week
ago and it's wonderful!  They dogs actually have more room to run and play and it opens up the back yard some, so you
can see through to the small pond and trees we have...

We still have much much more to do but we are going slow :)  We have more things to work on throughout the Spring and
hope to have updates for you.

One UPDATE WE HAVE IS NIKKIE is expecting and her puppies should arrive end of April 2019!
You can read more about her and Brutus' upcoming litter

We also have plans to breed CAMO and SOPHIE and will have updates in due time :)

Let us also take this time to THANK EVERYONE for all their thoughts and prayers during the last several months!!  WE LOVE
and APPRECIATE YOU ALL!  We feel very blessed to have such wonderful folks in our lives!  Your kindness has been such
a blessing!

THANK YOU again for stopping by and we shall have more updates soon!

Sweet Pea (hen) and my tom Turkey-Handsome below....they are always together and always next me :)

My two helpers :)  They help me with the dogs and puppies....they are both super patient and when dealing with
Shepherds, we all know how they love to chase.....Sweet Pea and Handsome, help us work with the dogs...
Apache is the newest addition to the kennel and he is already best friends with these two!

Apache....thinking  LOL

THANK YOU and have a blessed and happy rest of Winter...Spring is right around the corner :)

Please stop back!!



As we celebrate this Christmas of 2018, we truly do feel BLESSED!

We have made so many memories with so many folks and we are THANKFUL for them and also GRATEFUL for them!
We have cried, laughed, struggled, worried and prayed ALOT! 

WE WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE who has graced our lives this in years past.  We feel like we are
part of something way bigger than we are and this is a blessing!

We have received MANY phone calls, emails, text messages and messenger messages along with MANY beautiful
CHRISTMAS CARDS!  I have only one above but that does not mean that YOUR card was not important to us... IT TRULY IS!!

We just wanted and needed to
THANK YOU for caring so much about us and our dogs.... With your LOVE and GIFTS we are
going to be able to face what 2019 brings and we will share each step with you all-because YOU ARE ALL A PART OF IT :)

We DO NOT KNOW who SANTA PAWS is above :)  but we know we love them!!  We also have others who have done the same and

God will BLESS those who bless others....and we too want to continue that on as well...
who have helped us through this MOST DIFFICULT's been hard but it's been
such a blessing as well...2018 is almost over....but we are thankful for it, as we are thankful for all of you and we LOOK FORWARD
to 2019 with much love and gratitude!!






As most of you know, we have had a really "EVENTFUL" year :)

So many things have happened and we are thankful that we have been so loved and supported by those who know us and have one of our precious pups....and those who do not :) WE LOVE YOU ALL!

We experienced some frightening things but we knew God always had a plan and so we just prayed....thanking him and asking him for
guidance thru this journey called LIFE!! This certainly has not been the first rough spot we have walked through, and
as we all know, there will always be more....but we are grateful that we made it through!!

As the year comes to an end, we find it almost IMPOSSIBLE TO THANK everyone-individually, who has been a part of that is why
I have taken this time to write here where I hope that the message finds everyone! We also want to thank those who were part of the GoFund Me after Hurricane Florence.  Your donation and LOVE was received with grateful hearts and we cannot thank you enough!!
We plan to continue working through the tough days with Paren's healing of his neck and
will hopefully be on track with some puppies in the Spring-time. We still have some work to be done on the kennel
and yard from the damage that happened during hurricane Florence in September
but it's things that can wait and we will tackle them one by one!

We have also been overly blessed by several folks and there will be updates in the future of the kennel as well.
Please check back for the updates!! :)

SO with all that said :)  We want to wish everyone a




We are also trying to help a friend with her puppies...see below


We DO NOT have any puppies here in NC with us BUT we have access to some beautiful puppies
that are ready for their new homes NOW.....and a great time before Christmas :)

IF anyone who has a DEPOSIT down with me, would like some information please let me know!!
These puppies do carry some of my bloodline as well....
Click Below


I can send you the information and some photos!



November 2018

BLESSINGS from our Home to Your this Thanksgiving!

We wanted to tell everyone that
we Love and Appreciate you all :)
We have been so overwhelmed with love and prayers from all those who have our
Pups!  THANK YOU!!  Means alot to us and we truly do feel that our Extended Family is a

We are managing to get some things taken care of after the hurricane we had in September!
We will have more in the Spring as we will have the west side of the kennel to replace on
the outside.....the decking sustained damage from the hurricane. Most of the fence posts
in the front of the property are replaced....but we still have MORE :)

For now though, we will just wait til we can get to it :)  Paren will be having neck surgery in
December and we need to get thru that and about three months of recovery....THANK YOU
for all those who have asked about him and who are lifting him up in PRAYER!!

As for those waiting on puppies, I have to let all those know that we will not have pups
til Spring 2019.  If I have any updates, I will post them ASAP as I know I have alot
of folks waiting.....and we do apologize! 
The HURRICANE really changed some things for
us as well as the girls did not come into heat properly afterwards....

AGAIN, we want to wish everyone



September 2018

We really had alot going on in September this year.....we did survive Hurricane Florence but with some
damages that will take time to repair.  We are blessed to have so many folks who have called, text,
messaged and emailed.....THANK YOU ALL for your love, support and prayers!  We are so grateful!

We did sustain some damages that will take time to repair, plus we have Paren under doctor's care
at this point with neck surgery coming up in for now, we will make due and repairs
will continue in the Spring, Lord willing!

Thank you all again!


We are so blessed!  Nikkie and Camo's puppies are all in their new homes.  Meeting each of you
has added to our lives tremendously and for that we are thankful!!  We hope that your new additions
are keeping you busy and adding LOVE & JOY to your lives.....thank you all again!

Although, we were anxiously awaiting Gypsie's puppies, it didn't go as planned.  Gypsie had
some complications that we just don't understand and may never!  We do not have any puppies!
Gypsie is doing very well in spite of her losing 13 pups. Yes, 13!  We will forever hold them
dear to our hearts!

We do not have any upcoming litters at this time but we do plan to breed SOPHIE and NIKKIE
next and hope that you stop back for updates :)

One other thing we do have upcoming is that Paren, my husband-will be having neck surgery in the
near future and we ask for prayers with his recovery, as we have been told it will be pretty extensive.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for those prayers!

Hoping that everyone's summer was very fulfilled and we the start of kids back to school, we
are wishing everyone a wonderful end to Summer :)
FALL is just around the corner and I could not be happier LOL  Although, FALL here in North Carolina
where we are in certainly not what I am used to.....but we really do look forward to the cooler temps!

THANK YOU ALL for being a part of our extended family!
Please stop back and GOD BLESS!!

JUNE 2018

Waiting patiently for puppies to arrive.
Nikkie & Camo are doing great and we should have pups sometime early June!
Please check back!


APRIL 2018

SPRING has arrived in NE North Carolina!  It's a beautiful time of year and I so love it here right now!
SUMMER is a different story and it will soon be TOO HOT to be outside LOL

Planted some flowers and will watch them grow :)  Everything grows so fast here in NC!

We also have puppies coming in JUNE 2018 from Nikkie and from Camo!
Watch our UPCOMING LITTER PAGE for updates!

THANK YOU and hope that you are enjoying your SPRING as well!


January was a blur :) We were able to get all of Camo & Brutus' pups in their new homes and one, MOOSE, fly
to Alaska :)  It was a very full January :)
February brings us blessings with Gypsie & Brutus' pups a week old on February 2nd and with lots more updates
as they grow!  These puppies will leave for their new homes at the end of March!!
February is a blessed month as we all know it's Valentine's Day on the 14th!
ENJOY this day and share the love :)

Hope everyone enjoys their February and we all know that SPRING is right around the corner :)
Stop back later this Spring for updates on a couple of our young girls becoming moms this year :)

THANK YOU all and Blessings to everyone!


December 2017


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"

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.....



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

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!!