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About Southernwind Kennels

Welcome to our Lifestyle!

We know there are many breeders to choose from...but ..there is Always a Difference, and we will allow you to find it on yourself!!

 

Our Journey in German Shepherds is dated many, many years ago, as a teenager, Those years were the most enriching educational wise that created the building block and foundation of what is today Southernwind Kennels

I will forever be highly grateful to Schlosserhauss Kennels, est. in 1965 By Mr. Joseph Palacios and his Friend Luis Maldonado. This is when our Story Begins..... check us out!!

Come to know who we are and our Journey in the K9 World

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Southernwind stands out as a distinguished breeder renowned for its exceptional VA genetic quality pedigrees, comprehensive health testing, and dogs with flawless temperaments. We are at the forefront of breeding and selecting premier family and companion dogs, alongside protection dogs with optimal traits for service, emotional support, and PTSD support roles. Our foundation dates back to 1974, marking our long-standing commitment to excellence. As a family-run breeding and training kennel, Southernwind champions the legacy of the German Shepherd breed, tracing its lineage to 1898 with the breed's pioneer, Max Von Stephanitz. Our breeding dogs and puppies undergo routine veterinary checks, are microchipped, and come with verified parent DNA certifications. Our puppies born in the USA are AKC (American Kennel Club) registered, while those from our European kennel are FCI registered and can be AKC transferred upon request. Southernwind is dedicated to optimal nutrition, feeding our dogs high-quality food with raw meat and supplements to bolster their immune systems. Each puppy is provided with a comprehensive package: a contract, warranty, vaccine and deworming records, a State Health Certificate, unlimited K9 educational materials, exclusive Southernwind educational videos, access to our informative blogs, and subscription to our bi-monthly newsletter. Find us on Facebook at Southernwind German Shepherds Tampa for more insights. Our breeding stock is certified by FCI or OFA for hips and elbows, with DM certification and health guarantees. We conduct hands-on evaluations to ensure your new puppy perfectly aligns with your family's lifestyle. Southernwind offers more than just German Shepherd puppies or young adults; we provide lifelong support to our extended family of owners. Our services encompass obedience training, personal protection, puppy kindergarten, show training, sensory work, CGC testing, stud services, and comprehensive K9 training, backed by over 40 years of experience in counseling and advisory. Located in Brooksville, Florida, you can reach Cecilia Martinez for inquiries at 787-509-8857 or 352-667-3844. For puppy basic training, contact Kennel Manager Jennifer Sowiecki at 586-933-7862. We also extend our expertise to Belgian Malinois in Tennessee, where Franco Santana can be contacted at 760-577-1688 for more information. For detailed puppy pricing and more about our wide range of services, Southernwind is your trusted partner in ensuring the best for your German Shepherd.

We understand many people want to come and visit our kennels and meet our dogs, for this we have created a Scheduled Meet and Greet Policy, Please chech the link below


About our Visiting Policies

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Many people question, if they can come by to "take a look" or play with our German Shepherd puppies before they are placing a deposit or decide to buy one of them. The answer to the question is YES under a scheduled visit with the cost of 100.00 for a 45-minute visit were we will offer information and show our facilities Please understand, you are one of many people which want to come by to "first see" our German Shepherd puppies for sale. Meeting multiple families daily, would be very time consuming for us and there is always a risk that one out of them, accidentally brings in a virus or parasite. We are not a store, these German Shepherd puppies are raised as a part of our family, where we live with our children. For the safety of our puppies and our privacy, we only meet with families which placed a reservation deposit or booked a Meet Greet appointment. MEET & GREET APPOINTMENTS We understand that some families are not familiar with the German Shepherd breed and must meet them first, before purchasing a puppy from Southernwind German Shepherds, or must meet a few of our puppies to see which one is the right German Shepherd puppy for them. These families can book a 45-minute visit for $100 (non-refundable) for our time and detailed consultation. You have the chance to play with our available German Shepherd puppies and ask as many questions as they want. Note: this deposit won't reserve a specific puppy. Rules: - No other breeders can be visited on the same day; we need to keep our puppies and Dogs protected from a foreign virus or Bacteria! - Wear clean clothes and shoes, sanitize your hands! - There is a limit of 3 visitors for the Meet Greet! - Meeting our German Shepherd puppies are only possible, when they got their second set of vaccinations! No exceptions. - The $100 is NON-REFUNDABLE! If you are going to place a reservation deposit or buy a puppy the same day and take him home, it will be deducted from the Reservation Deposit or purchase price! - If you are not interested in buying the puppy nor placing reservation deposit, the $100 will be for our time and will not be credited!

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