"The character of the ideal GSD is loyal, courageous,
confident and highly trainable.  A good German
Shepherd is the essence of the working and
companion dog."  Bonnie Dalzell
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Last updated February 27, 2015.
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Casamoko Brags:
  • Halfen's Grand Canyon of Gretchanya, BN, RA, OFA H/C/T/Cerf/DM, TC (Ch. pointed)!!  Canyon earns his
    Beginner Novice in July 2012!!
  • Casamoko's Daughter of Valhalla "Freyja" earns her TC in April 2013 and her CGC in October 2013!! April
  • Casamoko's Nila Blue Sky earns her BH toward her Schutzhund title!!
  • Casamoko's Northern Lights "Aurora" CGC, RN, NA, NAP, NF, TC, OFA H/E/C/T/DM CHIC, earns her
    Novice Agility Fast title October 2013!!
  • Casamoko's Land of the Midnight Sun "Alaska" OFA H/E/C/T/DM, TC (April 2013) CGC, RN, BN, earns her
    Novice Agility Jumpers title (NAJ) in May 2012 and her Novice Agility title (NA) in June 2012!!
  • Casamoko's Black Hills Gold "Dakota", CGC, BN, CD, RE, OA, OAJ, OJP, OAP, NF, TC, OFA
    H/E/C/T/Cerf/DM CHIC earned her CGC certificate and 5 titles in 2011!!  She has earned 7 titles in 2012
    and is working on more for next year!!
  • Casamoko's Like a Mack Truck v Honeytree "Diesel" OFA prelims H/E earns his CGC at 7 months June
  • Casamoko's Need for Speed "Zoom Zoom", CGC, OFA H/E/C/T earned his CGC in 2012 and passed his
    temperament certification in April 2013!!  Zoom goes WD and BOS October 2013!!
  • Casamoko's California Gold Rush, CGC, earned her temperament certification in April 2013!!
  • Katie's Kodiak M Shadow earned her temperament certification April 2013 at 10 1/2 years!!

Casamoko Shepherds is a professional German Shepherd Breeder located in
Rhode Island.  We strive to breed high quality German Shepherds that come
as close to the AKC standard as possible.  Health and temperament are our
main concerns and being a veterinarian makes the health part essential.  Our
dogs are all well socialized and attend training classes from an early age.  
Casamoko Shepherds strives to produce puppies that can do it all-so far we
have puppies that are competing in conformation (dog shows), obedience,
agility, rally, herding, tracking, therapy work, schutzhund, and of course many
that are wonderful companions and family members.  

We typically have one to two litters of puppies a year and are not a kennel that
produces numerous litters per year and lives off of the dogs.  This is strictly a
hobby and is done with the intention of improving the breed and our lines.  
Good breeders do not make money off their dogs or puppies because the
money is put back into the dogs.  This is definitely the case at Casamoko
Shepherds, as each year we spend more on the dogs than what we make.  
This is why this is a hobby and not a profession or a business.  Thankfully my
work as a veterinarian allows me to support this hobby.

Our dogs are a part of our family, first and foremost, and that is what we want
for our puppies.  We spend most of our free time training and traveling around
the country with our dogs, competing in various events from conformation to
agility to obedience and rally.  We strive to produce wonderful dogs that are
loving family members for other people as well.  Our dogs are exceptional
examples of what a German Shepherd should be.  If you are looking for a
German Shepherd that is a cut above the rest, with an outstanding
temperament and health, and not just a pet, then please contact us so we can
help you find your future family member.   

We are the proud home of 3 generations of OFA CHIC, Herding Instinct
Certified, and GSDCA Temperament Certified Dogs!!

Eureka had 6 pups born January 28, 2015!  The pups are sired by Canyon.  
We have one
female and one male puppy still available at this time.    
Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list for our next litter expected
Summer 2015 with Aurora.

Check out the
puppy page for more information or
see the
photos for pictures of past litters!!
Click on the German Shepherd above to learn more about finding a quality
German Shepherd breeder, questions to ask and things to look for or beware of.

We currently have German Shepherds that reside in the following states:
California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont,
Virginia, Wisconsin, and British Columbia, Canada.