Welcome to VonSila Kennels, LLC, a “quality” German shepherd breeder/kennel in Upstate NY. We are dedicated to raising healthy, clear-headed, large, family and working line shepherds that excel in either environment.
Our German shepherds are registered with the AKC and/or CKC for their lineage, which guarantees the careful research we put into our breeding program. When selecting our foundation dogs, we look into several generations of their pedigree, searching for OFA, PennHIP, HD-SV: HD a-normal (a1) — meaning hips are normal — and (a2) — meaning the dog is good for breeding. It is important that either, and/or all, of the parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents have these ratings in order to adhere to our standards, as we do not breed inferior dogs. We are able to use these ratings as a tool to help select the healthiest foundation dogs, and therefore reduce the occurrence of genetic diseases such as hip dysplasia which is a common occurrence in German shepherds.
We believe a VonSila German shepherd would be an excellent working line or family companion that strives to be a dependable part of the family, but also have the endurance and work ability that makes them suitable for “competition” homes.
If you are looking for an AKC German shepherd breeder with healthy, quality dogs, look no further. Our breeding program has grown throughout the years through our sincere love for canines, creating a lineage of German shepherds that stays true to our goal of quality not quantity. Our dogs are important to us, and we want them to be important to you, too.