German Shepherds have been the most versatile dogs in the world. The breed has also experienced greater diversity than any other breed (coat type, color, temperament, various bloodlines). In spite of detrimental breeding practices in some circles across the years, the GSD remains one of the most popular breeds in the world. The German Shepherd was first and foremost created to be a working dog. It was bred to look beautiful, run all day, have the intelligence to herd sheep and guard homes, while still possessing the confidence and desire to interact with the family in the home, even with small children.
In order to protect the integrity of the German Shepherd, we carefully select our breeding animals to uphold and enhance breed veracity by producing a solid working dog and stable home companions. We go to Europe and personally hand-select our breeding dogs. Only dogs with stable temperaments and the ability to work are bred. Our dogs are neither shy nor aggressive. They are alert, responsive, active, confident, healthy, and possess a solid nerve and balanced drive. Breeding this type of dog produces puppies that are worthy of the name German Shepherd. Parents have had their hips/elbows x-rayed and free of dysplasia, are current on shots, and imports have a DNA profile. These and other amazing qualities make Conifer Canine a solid source among German Shepherd breeders. We have produced confident family companions, drug dogs, bomb dogs, cadaver dogs, protection/police/security dogs.
Max von Stephanitz, “father” of the GSD
His motto was “breeding German Shepherd Dogs is breeding working dogs, otherwise it is not shepherd breeding.”
“Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life for that aim.” He devoted 37 years of his life to “create” his “shepherd dog.”
Here is some of our current and former dogs.
Thiago de la Corona, DPO 1
Thiago is a sable, German-import male who loves to work. He takes his work very seriously but is also a social boy with his family. He’s a super-strong yet clear-headed male who loves life and enjoys every moment. He passes on his confidence and strength to his progeny. His drive for work is phenomenal! He has been health tested through Embark. His hips/elbows are excellent and he is DM clear.
Wasabi del Camino Duro
born April 10, 2016
Wasabi is a sable import from Germany. She comes from a bloodline of strong, healthy working dogs, known for producing excellent hips/elbows, strength, and working ability. Wasabi lives to work and please her handler. She is social and strong, with a solid full bite. She is always looking for more, with a zeal for life and activity. Her hips and elbows are “a” normal. She has been health tested through Embark.
Milka del Camino Duro
born May 28, 2017
Milka is a solid, fast female with very strong nerves and the ability to handle stress. She scored an impressive 990 out of 1000 in the German talentsichtung with RSV2000. She’s a strong working female yet is a trusted family dog. Her hips and elbows are excellent. She is OCD free and clear of Degenerative Myelopathy.
Forever missed, Dara (as she was called) was a true working dog and friend. Protection dog, narcotics detection dog, trailing dog. She was always ready to work and eager to spend time with her family.
Cid von der Ellerbackbrucke, IPO 3
born November 28, 2009
RIP Cid, passed 6/20/20
Cid is a powerful male with a firm full grip on the bite, strong drive, yet balanced and clear-headed. He comes from very successful performance lines without inbreeding. He is a beast when working yet a very family-oriented dog. He received very high scores in his IPO trials, 99, 97,98. His hips and elbows are “a.” Cid’s pedigree