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Welcome to Kavanaugh Shepherds 

With the words of the founder of the breed in mind, it is our goal to breed German Shepherd dogs that can not only work, but are structurally correct and sound.


Breeding brings with it great responsibility to ensure that the resulting pups are an asset to the breed. With that in mind, each litter of our German Shepherd puppies is carefully planned with great consideration given to how each male and female parent will complement each other in the resulting litter.


We are located in the Midwest north of Chicago, Illinois and our dogs are part of the family.  We focus on each litter with an emphasis on the proper socialization necessary to bring out the greatest potential in each youngster.  It is our hope that you find this site informative and easy to navigate.


Thank you for visiting and stop back frequently for our latest updates.

"The breeding of shepherd dogs is the breeding of working dogs; and this must always be the aim or we shall cease to produce shepherd dogs."

~ Max von Stephanitz ~ 

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