We are a small, family owned breeder of top quality Working Line German Shepherds. We are located on five acres of Old New England family farmland dating back to the 1700’s. Open fields and miles of wooded trails provide the optimal environment to breed, raise and train our beautiful German Shepherds.
We are centrally located to many cities of New England. We are approximately 2 hours from Boston, 2.5 hours from Providence, RI; 1.5 hours from Worcester, MA; 1 hour from Springfield, MA; 1.5 hours from Hartford, CT and 3.5 hours from New York City.
For over 15 years we have owned, trained, and bred German Shepherds. In recent years we have begun to take our breeding program more seriously. This has led to the investment of better facilities for our program and more importantly top quality imports of SV pink papered, titled, West German Working Line as well as Show Line Shepherds. We have been working hard to promote the careful breeding of top line German Shepherds. These wonderful dogs have become a passion as we have come to love their look, temperaments, drives and obedience.
Our Shepherds are family raised and are not “kennel” dogs. While we have a quality facility to house our dogs they are truly a part of our family. They spend most of their time with the family, sleep in our bedrooms and lay at our feet while we watch TV. Each dog is rotated in and out of our kennel area depending on current litters, family schedules, and activities taking place in the home. We have no dogs that are resigned to the kennel area; all our dogs go into town to run errands, play with our kids, and interact with company and our kids’ friends.
Our puppies are given the same level of care and attention that our dogs receive. From birth until they are placed in the proper homes they are carefully handled by friends and family members. They are socialized and introduced to regular sights and sounds that any puppy is likely to experience in their permanent homes such as: vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, dishwashers etc. We socialize each pup as though it were going to be a member of our own home. They are leash trained at an early age. We take them for rides into town and walk up and down “Main Street” where they meet new people and other dogs. We begin some light basic training such as “sit”, “here”, “down” etc. for pups that remain with us beyond 8-10 weeks.
While not a certified trainer, I have many years of experience training dogs. At Diamond Match we realize that not everyone wants to purchase a “brand new” untrained pup. For an additional fee, we are willing to provide basic obedience training for your pup. If you are local we are willing to provide training services and coaching. If you prefer, we will train your pup in basic obedience before we send him/her to their new home. This is a customized service that we would be happy to discuss on an individual bases.
We know that buying a top quality German Shepherd is a long term investment. They become part of your life and family. They become your best friend, companions for your kids and protectors of your home and property. We raise each of our pups to fulfill these unique roles. This is what makes the working German Shepherds some of the best dogs on earth. Please feel free to contact us and see if Diamond Match German Shepherds has the right match for you.