Puppy Information                                                Puppies for Sale

Our puppies are born in the home and raised with continuous human bonding and socialization. We are there when the puppies take their first breath, when they open their eyes, when they begin to walk, when they eat their first puppy mush meal, and when they leave to go to their new home. Stoneridge puppies have the opportunity to grow up around other dogs, cats, horses, a goat and people of all ages. This socialization process combined with sound genetics gives you a German Shepherd that will be second to none!

Litter Observations, Personality Profiles,
Temperament Evaluation and Pricing

We do litter observations beginning at Day One. Each puppy is identified with a different color/style of ribbon or yarn. The males wear one style (usually yarn) and the girls wear another style (usually ribbon). This identifies them as individuals from day one.

Between the ages of 5-7 weeks, each puppy wears a different color or print of collar. This is the beginning of 2 weeks of intensive observation, interaction, formal socialization, and documentation that make up our personality profiles/temperament evaluations. This is not a quick 10 minute temperament test done in a few minutes on just one day. It involves hours of observation, interaction and documentation on each puppy. When the puppies are 7 weeks old, all of their important information is compiled and written up. Once this process is complete, the pricing is done. You then have the litter observations, personality profiles/temperament evaluations and pricing when you choose your puppy at 8 weeks.

If you are an out-of-state buyer on our reservation list and it is not possible for you to choose and pick up your puppy in person, we will provide litter observations, personality profiles/temperament evaluations and pricing. It will be at least the next best thing to being here in person. We, of course, are always available to answer questions and give input when asked. We do nationwide shipping as needed.

Reservation, Deposits and Puppy Selection

You can reserve a puppy with a $500 deposit. Puppies are chosen according to the date of deposit, on a first come, first served basis. Early reservations are recommended for best selection. Deposits are transferable but non-refundable.

Health Record, Puppy Packet Info
and Lifetime Breeder Support

All important preventive health measures such as dewormings and vaccinations are kept current. Each puppy is sent home with a complete, current health record. This record shows what treatments your puppy has had and the dates he/she had it on. This is very important for you take with you to your puppy's first vet visit. Your vet can record what he/she has had and then get your puppy set up to finish his/her vaccination series.

A complete packet of puppy information on how to care for your new German Shepherd puppy is available to you before you take your puppy home. This packet includes information on the following:

  • Feeding your new puppy - important supplements
  • Crate/house training
  • Vet care
  • Socialization
  • Training
  • Chewing, mouthing, and teething
  • Exercise
  • Grooming
  • Toys and chewing
  • Feeding schedule
  • A recommended reading list

Your German Shepherd puppy is guaranteed for two full years. Lifetime breeder support is also available to you. We stand behind each puppy we sell.