About MottoPride German Shepherds

Our farm is situated just outside of Stony Plain, Alberta. We have 6 large German Shepherds, and 3 large pens for them! There are usually 2 dogs per pen and are often switched around daily so they can all get along together. We usually have 2-3 of them outside with us daily when doing chores, or simply to have a little fun!

Our focus is breeding for good temperament, loyalty and an overall high quality shepherd. Our female shepherds are from German lines, while the males follow American lines. We have found over the years that breeding the 2 lines produces a slightly angulated pup which are very showy and have great conformation.

All of our shepherds have nice, quiet and calm personalities. They welcome new comers to our home with a little bark and A LOT of tail wagging. Being a shepherd, they are of course, very protective over each other, ourselves and our home. We generally believe that the size of them are more than enough of a deterrent, we do not aim for any aggression in them.

Our female German shepherds are bred once a year only. They tend to bounce back far better this way and have healthier litters. When the females reach 2 years of age they are OFA’d for hips and elbows. They are registered with the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals. www.offa.org.

Food & Training

Both our adult dogs as well as the puppies are fed Royal Canin dog food. We only want the best for our dogs, and after extensive research, I have found this to be a superior food. Their coats are smooth and rich looking. Additionally, when cleaning up after our dogs, I found there is less, more manageable waste which is more ideal for anyone living in the city. Royal Canin offers breed specific dog foods, making sure we get our dogs the specific nutrients they need.

We all know German shepherds are very intelligent animals that can train very quickly. The biggest concern for a new owner is house training their pet. I generally suggest that once you have the pup home, take him/her outside to do their business and praise them highly for doing it outside. Use treats if need be, but the most important thing is consistency. I cannot emphasize enough the importance to be consistent. If you work and you take the pup out weekday mornings to the bathroom say at 6:30, the puppy will get used to that. However, when the weekend comes and you want to sleep in, the pup doesn’t know this and will likely piddle on the floor. To do the job right you have to get up at 6:30 and go for the bathroom walk. Remember, you can always go back to bed! This applies to any type of training. If you say to the pup “Want to go for a walk?” or “Do you want a bath?”, follow through with it! They do understand some of the things we say to them and will anticipate the walk, or dread the bath. Whatever it is you are trying to accomplish, it will work if you are consistent!