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Puppies & Planned Litters

Home of quality-bred Czech and Western German Shepherd dogs

Available puppies

German shepherd puppies

Choosing a pup

We work with each family to select a

puppy suitable for their lifestyle and

interests. We screen potential homes

carefully. We aim to provide both our

dogs and their families with a successful

lifelong relationship.

These pups do best with families who are active, willing to invest in training,

and have a large yard, acreage, or farm. It's important to us that our pups go

to homes that are suitable for German Shepherd personalities.

Before you get a puppy from us, we want to know about your family, your home,

activities you plan to do with the dog, and any previous dog-ownership experiences you have.

If you want to talk about our puppies and the process for owning one, please contact us!

German shepherd puppies


Many puppies born this year have families waiting for them. Our waiting list  is always open.

If you are interested in owning a Northernbear pup, please contact Esther for more information.

Upcoming litters

We have a waiting lists for our puppies. If you would like to be placed on the contact list for a pup from a future litter please email us.  There is no obligation or cost until the pups are born. 


If you are interested in a puppy in the spring of 2023

please let us know as soon as you can. 

Why buy from us

  • Small, local breeder with family-raised dogs who participate in our everyday life.

  • Strong nerved, well balanced dogs.

  • Robust puppies used to the rigors of being outdoors.

  • CKC registered pups from Czech and Western working lines.

  • All Northernbear puppies are sold on non-breeding agreements.

  • Vet checked.

  • Micro-chipped.

  • Two-year health guarantee.

  • Up to date vaccinations.

  • Regular de-wormings.

  • Six weeks free puppy insurance.

  • Parents on site.

  • Knowledgeable breeder willing to provide long-term support.

  • References are available.


Proud member of the Canadian Kennel Club


Our breeding dogs have certified hips and elbows through the OFA. We are confidant in the soundness of our pups and offer a two-year health guarantee should there be evidence of a genetic or hereditary condition.

Our pups stay with us and their extended dog family until they are at least eight weeks old. They are not kept in kennels but participate with us in our daily activities. They are socialized with children and adults. Pups are vet-checked, vaccinated, micro-chipped with their permanent ID number, and CKC registered in the buyer's name. Our pups are sold on non-breeding registrations.

Lifetime support

Our promise is to provide lifetime support. We can be called upon anytime for assistance, and we will work with the dog and owner to ensure their relationship is stable and balanced.


In the event that circumstances change, we ask owners to return their Northernbear dog to us. We do not allow our dogs to be surrendered to shelters, rescues, or be abandoned.

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Lisa Thompson

I can’t say enough about how happy John and I are to have Max! He is such an amazing good natured. Thanks for all the help and advice you have given us.

Emil Ulbrich

 I am so grateful to own a female from your kennel.  Thank you so much for all your help with her. Your lifetime support is so nice to have. We have come a long way with your help.

Nancy Hardcastle

 Esther is an amazing breeder who cares deeply about her puppies and the breed in general. This pup is incredible, loves kids, is a quick learner, and solid nerves. So happy with our dog.

Angela Kay

We brought home our second pup from Northernbear. They are the smartest dogs we have ever owned, excellent companions and a great joy! Esther's care and knowledge shines through these bright, confident, and strong dogs.

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