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About us...

Mark & Diana Carlson would like to welcome you to our Kennel home page.
We publish this page to share pictures, stories and information.

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"Carlsons Shepherds"

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Welcome!


 from
 
 Carlson's Country Shepherds
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We're Breeding!!
Edge has been been breeding with Gracy and Athena this last week.  Under the microscope edge's numbers are very impressive.
 
If all went well we should be delivering puppies sometime in early to mid June.
   

 
 
We will be posting information on future pregnancies
and litters in the near future.

Cinnamon Pups at meal time.  


 
Do you want a puppy in 2014?
 
 
Carlson's Country Shepherds is now taking deposits on our spring litters
as well as those planned for this next summer and fall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deposits are the only thing that will hold a puppy or dog for you. Go to our payment page and make your deposit when you are ready.
 
Be advised that Carlson's Country Shepherds reserves the right to take the pick of the litter on any litter regardless of pre-payment.  This is to gurarantee that we replenish our stock when necessary.
 
 
 
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We require a $200 deposit to reserve a puppy.

Go to our Payment page and reserve your pup today!

 The Closer they get to 8 weeks old the faster they will go!

 

Sorry, we cannot reserve a puppy without a deposit.

Deposits are non-refundable but are transferrable.

If you make a deposit, but do not want one of the available puppies that are delivered,

we can transfer your deposit to the next available litter. 
 

 

All of our puppies are desensitized, wormed,

Micro Chipped, and receive first shots. 

 

Most of all they are loved, played with, and introduced to the world in a loving way.

 

 

*** As part of our puppy sale contract, we now require our kennel name "Von Carlson" to be part of your new puppy's AKC registered name. This is a very common breeders requirement, as well as useful to us in tracking our dogs now and in the future.

You may add to the kennel name "Von Carlson" but your name should be unique if possible. This is part of your legal contract, signed and dated by both parties at the time of puppy purchase.

 

 

Active Service Military Personnel

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, US Coast Guard

Michigan National Guard

Get $100 off the full price as our thank you to your service

to this great country of ours.

See our Ad in the December 2013 Issue of Dog World Magazine!

Dew Claws?

 

We have stopped the practice of having Dew Claws removed on our puppies to spare them from unnecessary pain in their first few weeks of life.  When the new owner has them spayed or neutered they can choose to have them removed at this same time.   Many people feel that removing the Dew Claw is the same as removing a toe. We now leave this up to the new owner.

 

Mark & Diana

Nap time after a rough day of play.

JUST A DOG

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog" or "that's a lot of money for just a dog".  They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog".  Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog".   Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog", but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day. If you, too, think it's "just a dog", then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend", "just a sunrise"

or "just a promise". 

 

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

 

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

 

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog", but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman".  So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog", just smile -- because they "just don't understand".

 

-- Author Unknown