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Collies & German Shepherds
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I am a dog breeder.
I spend a lifetime learning pedigrees, going over dogs, talking and learning from those in my breed and those outside it. I raise each litter as if I gave birth to them and spend an equal amount of time finding them loving forever homes. I only put puppies on this planet that I think will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and nicest examples of their breed.
I support each family who chooses one of my puppies and let them know they are now a part of our extended family. I am there if one needs to come back and will aggressively pursue the return of one of my dogs if its in the wrong place. I support my breed in rescue and education. I hold them when they arrive and leave this world, not only my own, but my brethren in the fancy. I share my knowledge and socialize my dogs so that they will be the advertisement for my dedication.
I don’t keep track of the money and time I put in to my love of dogs, it would not be true measure of how I feel. I support my friends in the fancy, because it takes a village sometimes and only WE know how things are for us.
The price I charge for my puppies is never profit, but investment in the next generation. I will not be ashamed of who I am, I work hard at being a good dog person and encouraging others to be the same. I am a breeder and I am proud of it.
As a Breeder I title my dogs, this demonstrates that I do more then just breed dogs. I am engaged with and involved in other activities besides breeding dogs , I am able to connect regularly with other people within the breed, therefore building a better breeding program.
Welcome to Coppermoon. We are located in beautiful northern Minnesota.
Dogs and horses have always been my passion. In the past I have shown Quarter horses in pleasure and just all around trail riding. Collies have always been in my life and who can't say that "lassie" hasn't inspired that dream as a young girl. Hence how I picked the name for my kennel. "Coppermoon".. The rich beautiful sable color of many collies. Along with the beautiful Harvest Moon that Northern Minnesota has in the fall.
My german Shepherd fancy came to me when I was given 2 pups from a very dear friend of mine, whose parents passed away Bud and Joan Bartosch. Bud and Joan raised German Shepherds for over 40 years under the prefix Jo-Bart. They were my mentors and in their honor I decided to carry on their passion for the German Shepherd Dog. Which is now totally my passion as you see, and will never be without this wonderful breed.
In both breeds I strive to maintain excellent stable temperaments, besides genetics, socialization and training is an important key. Our collies are not timid, nor are our German Shepherds shy. At Coppermoon we love sound nerves, self confidence, alertness and loyalty.
All these Characteristics make a wonderful working, protection,campanion and herding dog.
We have fun from performance events, to conformation events, to plain just having fun. We are AKC, UKC, CKC ( Canadian) , IABCA
Its my goal as a breeder to ensure to produce only quality healthy vibrant puppies from our home to yours. At Coppermoon our puppies are raised with our own adult dogs as part of our family. At Coppermoon our dogs eat together side by side, sleep together and play together.