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About Us

North Shore K-9 Services, LLC at Von Miller Kennels

We study all our blood lines going back 15 generations for health, temperament, and structure to make sure you have the very best dog we can possibly breed. All our dogs are directly imported from Europe from the best kennels. We specialize in old Czech and DDR foundation line German Shepherds. Our whelping rooms and facilities are state of the art and we provide the best nutrition possible. We encourage you to visit and see what makes us stand out from the rest!!!
Call Us: (847)867-7797


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Today, Von Miller kennels is one of the few breeders worldwide actively preserving the DDR lineage and it’s physical soundness and structure, intelligence, working abilities, natural drive, highly developed tracking abilities, temperament, and devotion to their handler.



Breedings are highly select and carefully planned Czech, East German/DDR, working line breeding combinations of excellent lineage. I breed DDR/Czech, Working Line dogs. I do not breed American or German Showline dogs. I expect very dark black sables, sable, solid black and occasional bi-color puppies in these breeding combinations with beautiful working structure, expressive head type and strong bone. The Von Miller Kennels German Shepherd Pedigree Database is made available to you proudly. My litters are extremely well bred and individually tested for their prospective placement in many types of homes from Law Enforcement to PPD, Schutzhund, SAR, Detection, Competitive Obedience, Agility, Nose Work, and Family.

We are not only breeders with years of knowledge but we operate a 365 day training facility for service dogs for PTSD, BI-POLAR DISORDER , depression and Crisis dogs , government dogs as well as civilian dogs that range from a companion dog to a full level protection dog. puppy prices start at $1,800-3,500 depending on the breeding and age of the puppy or young adult.

We have selected and imported our dogs from only proven producing working bloodlines and directly from the Czech Republic, Slovak, and East Germany/DDR.



DDR German Shepherds

DDR German Shepherds are named for the Deutsches Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic) or what is known in English as East Germany. The DDR was formed in 1949 at the end of the World War II. Grenzschutz Polizei (Border Police) DDR German Shepherd dog DDR German Shepherds are named for the Deutsches Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic) or what is known in English as East Germany. The DDR was formed in 1949 at the end of the World War II. After the surrender of Germany at the conclusion of the war, Berlin and the remaining German territory was partitioned into four occupation zones by the Allied forces. The Western three sectors, controlled by France, United Kingdom, and United States merged on May 23, 1949 to form the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland). On October 7, 1949 the Soviet Union closed the borders on the Eastern sector it occupied and it became the German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, or DDR). The two areas, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic) were informally known as “West Germany” and “East Germany” and the division began the period known as the Cold War. In East Germany, The Socialist Union party of Germany (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands) commonly known as the East German Communist Party, took control of German Shepherd pedigree registration and breeding, in effect making the German Shepherd dog part of its military complex. Strict breeding criteria was put in place and breed wardens aggressively culled dogs with any sign of hip dysplasia or weak temperament. DDR dogs were bred for power and athleticism, with straight toplines and large, strong heads. Breed wardens inspected every litter for proper dentition, temperament, bone structure, ear set, coat quality, and total overall appearance. Males with undescended testicles were culled. While West German dogs were tested over five-foot angled walls, East German dogs were required to scale straight six-foot walls. West German dogs searched six blinds, DDR dogs searched ten blinds. West German tracking tests included eight corners and angles, DDR tracking tests included 16. The DDR German Shepherds were bred to endure harsh weather conditions and long, arduous patrols. As part of the Grenzschutz Polizei (Border Police), DDR dogs were put to work actively guarding the 850 miles long East German border and the 100 mile-long Berlin wall. The DDR border patrol dogs served as sentries, tracking dogs, and attack dogs. Special units were formed to track deserters over large expanses of countryside. When the German borders were opened in 1989 the need for guards and guard dogs ended. Within five months of the border opening half of the 50,000 guards had been dismissed with the remainder retained to dismantle the border fortifications. Many of the DDR dogs were sold, abandoned, or put down.

Our Puppies

Companion/Home Guardians. Von Miller Kennels puppies are best suited for intermediate to advanced level handlers. My puppies are very warm and joyful in their character and form an incredibly strong bond with their owners from their first day home. They are best suited for an active family lifestyle, where they will live indoors and be involved in your day to day life, be within your presence and with people who are experienced and knowledgeable in dog ownership, upbringing and care.



(847) 867-7797

**DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE All services require specified deposit amounts to secure booking, and these are non-refundable.