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Hello GSD Lovers

Something New coming to our web site;
Our Blog!!

We will be posting information on our breeding, whelping, dog training tips, the best toys for GSD's, the food we recommend, and so much more!  We are going to becoming much more interactive with our New and Prospective GSD owners. 

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1. Mark Carlson | June 06, 2019 at 07:37 PM EDT

This is going to be fun!

I too have a blog: www.drmarkcarlson.biz

a Motivational and Success oriented site.

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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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Titan being attentive

Cinnamon Pups at meal time 

Do you want a puppy?
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.
(Deposits are non-refundable)

NOTE: Deposits are always non-refundable, if you are not sure you "definitely" want a puppy or feel unsure of being able to 

take care of him for his lifetime do not reserve one.  


Be advised that Carlson's Country Shepherds reserves the right to take the pick of the litter on any litter regardless of prepayment.  This is to guarantee 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!


NOTE: Deposits are always non-refundable, if you are not sure you "definately" want a puppy do not reserve one.



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.

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


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