Aspen Peak Shepherds

Breeders of champion line pedigreed AKC registered German Shepherds.

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So you want to be the proud owner of a German Shepherd Dog. Welcome to the world of loyal, super energetic, and intelligent dogs. German Shepherds will be a constant source of attention and devotion in your life, but not without a return of the same. However, there are certain things you should know before you venture off into buying a German Shepherd Dog. Read a little more on this web site to help you understand the intricacies of getting a dog from a reputable breeder. You will appreciate the wealth of information you might find with a little research.

The use of the word Minuet is related to the breed and includes both the short legged Minuet and the Minuet Tall.

To see our boy parents (studs, sires, kings), click on Lions.

To see our girl parents (dams, queens), click on Lionesses.

Aspen Peak Shepherds Kennel believes in producing healthy puppies so the next generation of German Shepherds do not carry any genetic diseases, which would violate our commitment to the German Shepherd Dog breed. As such, all our dams have been DNA tested by Wisdom Health, Optimal Selection for over two hundred genetic canine diseases. All our parent dogs’ tests have come back as not having any of the tested genetic diseases. Those test results are available for review upon request. We require the same from the studs we use and will ensure that any stud provides documentation of the same clearance.

We also do OFA tests on hips, elbows, and eyes to ensure that we are producing puppies that will have a foundation for good structure that will last a lifetime. Please see each dam’s OFA certifications uploaded on their individual page on this website.

Our Commitment to the German Shepherd Dog Breed

IMPORTANT: Choosing the right puppy from any breed should be important to any dog lover. We support adopting dogs from animal shelters, but if you have your heart set on a certain breed, whatever it may be, you should do your homework. Not all dog breeders are reputable. Do your homework. A little research will save you a lot of heartache, money, and time in the future. I continue to hear horror stories from people who have been duped by breeders who sold them sickly or non-pedigreed dogs. If you purchase a dog instead of adopting one from a shelter, it pays to know where you’re getting it from. To learn more about choosing a reputable breeder, see our Breeder Information in the Advice menu. This is an important article to read for the money you will be investing in what will become a family member.

One of the most important things I can tell you is that you should never buy a puppy from a breeder who is not up-front about the puppy’s parents. A reputable breeder will be forthright with you about everything concerning the parent dogs. Do not hesitate to ask any question about them and to see the parents. ASK TO SEE THE PARENTS’ PEDIGREES!  Ask to see OFA certifications and DNA test results of the parents.

Aspen Peak Shepherds is a no-cage kennel, with the number of dogs we have being extremely small. We integrate our dogs into the family so we can enjoy them just as much as anyone who has a dog as a pet does. As such, our dogs learn to socialize with people, cats, and other dogs (rescues). When you get a puppy from Aspen Peak Shepherds, it will have the same social interaction as our adult dogs when it goes home with you.  

Although not always a given, a rule of thumb is that the puppy will generally have the temperament of its parents. I don’t know how true this is, but if the parents are happy dogs, then it stands to reason that their puppies will be happy as well.

Aspen Peak Shepherds is open about all our dogs. We post all the information you would want to know about them on this website. If that information doesn’t answer your questions, don’t hesitate to contact us about them. You can reach us through the following ways:

Home: (719)687-4484

Catherine’s Cell: (305)333-3186 (call or text)

Scott’s Cell: (305)333-5316 (call or text)

Or at email:



To see our Dams (moms), click on Dams.

Information about the Studs we use will be added as we use them.