Since the breed is still a “work-in-progress”, King Shepherd puppies can be difficult to find. In fact, adding one of these gorgeous dogs to your family may take some time, as you will more than likely have to place a deposit and be put on a waiting list. On the other hand, you can always check with local breed rescues to see if they have any up for adoption. Either way, the following information will help make your quest for a King Shepherd easier.
Yes! There are actually several very reputable breeders of King Shepherds. Just keep in mind that this breed is still being created, so breeders are usually picky about the homes they send their new puppies to; hence, don’t be surprised if you are asked TONS of questions and subject to sign a contract. Some of the top breeders are:
- Chateau de Chief: This is a kennel ran by Shelley Watts-Cross (a developer of the breed). This kennel has been in operation for over twenty years, and the owners are officers for the American King Shepherd Club. The best way to contact them is via their website, which you will find at http://www.kingshepherd.com
- Royal Majesty Kennels: As an independent King Shepherd Breeder, Royal Majesty kennels has produced many family companions, champion dogs and therapy dogs. They actively breed these dogs and have puppies for sale quite often. You can find them on the web at: http://royalmajestykingshepherds.com/mpc/docs/Site/Home.html.
- Amy’s Acres: This kennel is set amidst a quiet Michigan horse farm. They strongly believe that all dogs are members of the family. Therefore, their dogs are raised in a huge family setting that also includes animals of other types, such as horses, a Michigan bobcat, cats, birds and other dogs. If you are interested in contacting them about King Shepherds for sale, you can do so at: http://www.amysacres.com/aaks.htm.
If you are looking to adopt an adult King Shepherd, there are a couple places you can check. The first place you can visit is the breeders listed above. Not only do these breeders sell puppies, but they also have adults to re-home from time to time. Another place you may find a King Shepherd for sale is at a local rescue. In fact, if you do enough research, you may even be able to find a breed-specific King Shepherd Rescue. A great place to begin a search like this is through the AKSC (American King Shepherd Club); you can find their website here: http://americankingshepherdclubinc.com
In the end, when you are looking to buy a King Shepherd, make sure you do your research and know what to expect; doing so will get the most for your money – after all, this breed is expensive! Happy hunting!