loyal * noble * intelligent
My name is Linda DeLarso and we are located in Southeast Pennsylvania , 1 hour outside Philadelphia.
Here at Lindel Shepherds our German Shepherds are first and foremost cherished family members, show & performance dogs second. As you can see by the multiple pictures on our site and on our Lindel Shepherds Facebook page , our dogs are part of our everyday life and one of the family. We are a SMALL hobbyist, and our dogs live with us, not in runs or crates 24 hours a day. They are socialized, have manners and are JOY to live with!
Lindel Shepherds is committed to the German Shepherd as a Total Dog. Which combines Temperament, Intelligence, Sound mind and body with a drive that you can LIVE with! We use predominantly American bred lines with occasional West German Show lines.
We strive to produce a dog that is an ambassador for the German Shepherd Breed. A dog you can be proud of, with a family oriented temperament, easily trained, healthy, intelligent, striking physical beauty and correct conformation.
With limited breedings, We are proud to say that our puppies have grown into wonderful examples of a true German Shepherd Dog. We are proud breeders of AKC Champions, AKC Grand Champions, a #2 Select, Futurity /maturity placers, UKC Champions, Search and Rescue Dogs, Cadaver Dogs, Obedience Dogs, Certified Therapy Dogs, Dogs involved the 'Paws To Read Program', and just as important cherished members of the family and many Children’s Best Friend and Playmate.
We are proud of each and everyone!
We are serious about the German Shepherds health, so before any dog is brought into our breeding program besides having to pass our stringent temperament requirements all dogs are screened for hip and elbow dysplasia and certified through the OFA~ Orthopedic Foundation for Animals... Parents are also DNA Tested for Degenerative Myelopathy aka DM. We are dedicated to at least one parent being a DM Clear. And many of our breedings consist of both parents being DM Clear.
Much time and effort is taken into every litter we produce, so that we may have the best possible chance of producing Sound , Healthy, Lifelong companions.
Our dogs are:
Temperament Certified through the GSDCA (TC)
Canine Good Citizen through the AKC (C.G.C)
Therapy Dog Certified ( TDI or TD)
OFA Certified or Preliminaries
We are Proud to be :
AKC Breeder of Merit
Signers of the Breeders Code of Ethics
We are members and Good standings of:
German Shepherd Dog Club of America
Delaware Valley German Shepherd Dog Club
Lindel was formerly known as
Our babies are spoken for quickly, so reach out to reserve your furever friend or to ask any questions.