You will find that most of our German Shepherds have long coats.
Why? It’s because we think the long coat shepherds are just beautiful animals! If that is not enough, long coats are more laid back, easy going and generally have better temperaments than the typical short coat German Shepherd. Also, many people believe that long coat shepherds shed more than the short-coated ones. Just the opposite is true. The long coats do not shed all year around but will 'blow' their coats twice a year and will need daily brushing for about 7- 10 days during this blowout period. During the rest of the year, a weekly grooming should include a brushing, nail-clipping, and an occasional ear cleaning.We believe that owning a German Shepherd is one of the most enjoyable things that a person can do in their lifetime. The companionship, love and personal satisfaction that we receive from each of our dogs individually is beyond explanation.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is hailed as the world's leading police, guard and military dog. As consistently one of the United States most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration Statistic, the German Shepherd Dog is also a loving family companion, herder and show competitor. The breed is approachable, direct and fearless, with a strong, muscular body. The GSD may be most colors, but most commonly is black and tan.
At AZSunshine K9's, our goal is to breed intelligent, healthy, and happy family companions that would also do very well as therapy dogs. We strive to produce dogs that are beautiful to look at, a joy to live with and yet be large enough to make a "bad guy" think twice. German Shepherds are born with the instinct to protect their family. You may never see your dog act protective until a time as is needed. Hopefully you will never ever have to see it.
All of our dogs are a part of our family. Our dogs have wonderful temperaments, are easily trained and have sound minds and bodies. We breed for a calm, laid back, intelligent and loving family dog. Our dogs are happy to go for walks or play a good round of fetch, but once back in the house they are calm and relaxed. They take turns going to the store with us and we take all of them vacation.