|Moose at 11 years
|Casamoko Shepherds was started with my first German Shepherd, my childhood babysitter
and guardian, Sadie. She was born in 1990 and followed me all the way to college where
she passed away in 2002. My family got their second German Shepherd, a male named
Moose in 1994. He followed me to Massachusetts and passed away in the fall of 2005.
Kodiak is the first shepherd that I bought shortly after Sadie was gone and she has been
amazing since the day I brought her home. Kodiak is everything that people want in a
German Shepherd, extremely intelligent, loyal, athletic, beautiful, and able to always make
me smile. She is the foundation of Casamoko Shepherds and we are happy to have her
teaching her granddogs the ropes around here. Kodiak got me into conformation showing
and then into agility. Agility was the perfect match-high energy, rewarding, and FUN!
The next shepherd I got was an American-bred male, Canyon, from GretchAnya Shepherds.
Canyon competed in the conformation ring, winning several champion points before moving
on to obedience and rally. He has recently started training in agility with my husband and
seems to really enjoy that as well. Canyon has sired several litters as well from our own
females as well as other females in the area and is a proud father for sure! He is proving to
be a very exciting dog and an excellent producer of gorgeous pups with wonderful
temperaments, as he has produced over 50 pups.
Dakota is from Kodiak's first litter and has proven to be everything I could ask for in a
german shepherd-intelligent, beautiful, loyal, driven, protective, aloof to strangers, yet
affectionate to family and friends, and a wonderful producer and mother. She competes in
rally, obedience and agility with several upper level titles already earned. She continues to
excel at everything she does and is the ultimate working dog. She inherited her mother
Kodiak's wonderful producing ability and has several pups that are intelligent and wonderful
Aurora is from Kodiak's third litter and is the welcoming committee here at Casamoko
Shepherds. She is super outgoing, confident, full of energy and a true sweetheart. She has
had some early success in the conformation ring, but has also tried some rally and agility,
earning some beginner titles so far. She is just starting out, but is proving to be a great dog
to train and work with. She also is a superb producer, like her mother Kodiak and has raised
3 litters totaling 27 pups and takes it all in stride. All of these girls are super mothers that
take care of the pups above and beyond and teach the pups until they leave from their new
Eureka is from Dakota's second litter and is all grown up. She has won some best puppies
in the conformation ring and a second place in her teenage bitch class at the Northeast
Futurity. She earned her first point toward her championship from the 12-18 month class.
She placed in her Maturity class at the Northeast Maturity in 2013. She has earned her AKC
CGC title and has passed all her OFAs, with excellent hips and certified elbows, heart,
thyroid and is clear for degenerative myelopathy. She will continue showing off in the
conformation ring as a fluid moving dog that floats, this girl can move. She has recently
started agility training and is having a blast and will be competing spring 2014. She is a very
driven pup and will be sure to keep us busy, busy, busy.
I am a breeder who is working first and foremost to improve the breed while creating sound
puppies with exceptional temperaments. I strive for my puppies to have correct
conformation with a medium to high activity level and the ability to do anything. Casamoko
puppies excel at obedience, agility, conformation, rally, herding, tracking, schutzhund, and
Canyon, Sadie, Moose, and Kodiak are the four cornerstones of Casamoko Shepherds and
their names and influence will live on with the kennel. They inspired me to get involved in
the breed by joining local and national clubs, and to compete in the conformation, agility,
and obedience rings. They are not just my pets, but my best friends and family members.
I am a veterinarian who works at Warren Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Rhode
Island. My primary interests are in canine reproduction and helping other breeders produce
quality dogs for each of their breeds. I graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine
in May 2008, where I began my training in canine reproduction. My dogs and puppies
receive the highest quality veterinary care available. All of my breeding stock is OFA
certified hips and elbows and screened for other genetic disorders. I strive to provide the
highest quality dogs and puppies I can and all dogs come with a health guarantee. See the
puppy page for more info.
|Sadie at 12 years