- What is the Price of a
West Coast Puppy?
How Can I Reserve My Puppy?
Does My West Coast Puppy Come With and When Can My Puppy Come Home?
- How Much is
- What Do All the Initials
Around the Parent's Names Mean?
What Is The Process To Adopt A Retiring
Female and What Are The Benefits For My Family and The Dogs?
- Can I Go to a Show?
Our prices range from $1,500 - $2,500. Pricing is
based on who the parents of the litter are and whether or not those
parents are imported, born in the US, SchH titled or if the litter
is from a breeding in Germany. Prices may be higher from certain
German breedings or depending
on the litter for pick puppies or those with exceptional show
potential. Older puppies may be priced higher as training progresses
and if they are shown. Prices on puppies imported directly from
Germany with German Pink SV Papers will vary according to
pedigree/training/etc., German Import puppy prices start at $3,500.
Deposits are $250 and are
non-refundable, deposits can be
transferred to another litter only if the current puppy on hold is
less than two weeks old.
Please Call or Email
for pricing on a specific puppy or litter.
If you are
interested in a puppy from one of our planned or
upcoming litters you can contact us and place your name
on a waiting list for the litter of your choosing
without paying any fee. Once pregnancy is confirmed by
ultrasound around 30 days of pregnancy, we take deposits
in order to hold your place on the waiting list.
Deposit's are $250 to hold a puppy in a litter and are
non-refundable except in the case where there are
not enough puppies born to fulfill the wait list for
each sex, they are however always transferable to
another litter if transferred by the time the puppies
are no more than two weeks old. Placing your name on a
waiting list or placing a deposit with us tells us that
you have chosen us as the breeder of your choice for
your future family companion.
the time spent waiting together with our clients for
their new puppy to be born and the excitement of
watching them grow with their littermates until they are
ready to join their new families at eight weeks of age.
We send photos of the litter at birth and individual
portraits at three and five weeks of age. We will also
sneak in candid photos of the puppies in between those
portrait times. We also will take photos upon
request in order to fulfill any needed puppy fixes!!
Each puppy bred here at West Coast German
Shepherds can go home no earlier than 8 weeks of age and will come
with the following:
- 5 Year Written Hip & Elbow Guarantee
and a 2 Year Written Congenital Health Guarantee.
do not require
you to give back your puppy/dog in order to receive a
replacement puppy under our guarantees.
We also do not
require special supplements or foods be purchased in
order to keep your guarantee in effect. Please
email us for a copy of our guarantee/purchase agreement.
- AKC Registration
- First Puppy Vaccinations
- Veterinarian Health Check
- Up to Date Dewormings
- International ISO Microchip
- Hip & Elbow Certified Parents with a
rating of no less than the German SV rating of "a" Fast Normal
(a2) or OFA Good Hips & OFA Normal Elbows. All litters will
be born with a
value of less than 100.
- Degenerative Myelopathy Free - Each litter we produce will
always be from parents that have been DNA tested for
Degenerative Myelopathy, one parent from each litter will be
CLEAR for DM, we will never produce any puppies that would
get two copies of this gene making them susceptible to this
crippling disease according to the current research.
Click Here to read
more about Degenerative Myelopathy.
- Lifetime Support - We encourage our
puppy owners to call or email us with any questions or concerns
regarding their West Coast puppy or dog. There is no such thing
as a stupid question when it comes to your puppy or dog. These
questions when asked can sometimes save you both money and
heartache, so please ask.
- "Forever Have A Home Guarantee" - If
you ever have to give up your dog for any reason our door is
open and we will take them in and spend the time necessary to
find them another loving family to call their own.
Total shipping costs within the United States
usually range from
$275 - $350 for a
puppy. Prices may vary depending on the weight of the puppy/dog, the airline and location. Prices
include the cost of the flight, shipping crate and the required
veterinary health certificate. International shipping costs will be
calculated on an individual basis.
Periodically we will have an adult
female that we are retiring from breeding. We like to retire our
females by the age of six years in most cases. At this age they
still have plenty of good years left in them for your family to
enjoy. We have made the decision here at West Coast German Shepherds
to adopt out most of our retiring females rather than keeping them
ourselves. Once the
decision has been made to retire one of our girls we have them
spayed and they go through the healing process here at home with us.
They are ready to go home with their new family once their sutures
are removed and they are back to full activity. This way if there
are any complications with surgery they can be dealt with by us and
Benefit For Our Girls
- We feel that this is the best and most fair thing to do for our
retiring girls. This way they get to live life with a family of
their own and enjoy adventures together with their families.
Although our girls live in our home as our family dogs already,
there are some unavoidable stresses in living with other intact
females in a breeding situation. These stresses are not something
that we want our girls to have to endure throughout their retirement
years. They have provided us with not only beautiful litters,
and future generations for our breeding program, but also with
companionship, love and loyalty. We feel by giving them the gift of
a family of their own that we can begin to repay them for all they
have given to us. The females that we have retired in the past have
bonded closely with their new families, adapted very well and very
quickly to their new environments and are enjoying a life full of
adventure and love. We enjoy hearing from their families and seeing
them happy and fulfilled in their new lives.
Benefit To Your Family
- Your family is able to adopt a well trained, hip and elbow
certified, housebroken, Degenerative Myelopathy Free, well
socialized female that has lived life already as a family dog and is
not a dog that has been raised and kept in a kennel for it's whole
life. Your dog will have current vaccinations, be microchipped,
dewormed, vet checked and spayed. You get all of this for a nominal
adoption fee. We do not "give away" our females, we feel that by
charging a nominal adoption fee that we are securing a stable and
committed home for our girls and not just someone looking for a free
If you feel like this is something that may
interest you, you are welcome to contact us
for information on any females that may be retiring in the
We always encourage our clients to both
visit us at a show and to show their West Coast puppies. Not only is
it a great opportunity to spend time with your puppy and your
family, it is a wonderful learning opportunity as well. You will get
to spend the day surrounded by other beautiful German Shepherd Dogs
and will learn a lot, both about the breed and your own puppy by
getting a critique from a German SV judge here from Germany to judge
the dogs entered in that particular show. If you are interested in
showing your puppy be sure to let us know at the time you reserve
your puppy so that we can help you to choose the best prospect for
you to take to the show ring.