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Gaines Farm and Kennels

Harrington, Delaware

Producer of Working Lines German Shepherds and Seasonal Christmas Trees


Gaines Farm German Shepherds 


With crime on the rise, how safe do YOU feel?

Unlike some German Shepherd  breeders or kennels, we work what we sell...working lines dogs. Tyarda Gardefense working with one of our club helpers. It's a very simple: ask the breeders/kennels to show you a working dog demo, assuming they're producing WORKING DOGS. If they're producing workers, you'll see the engagement or drives of their animals.



Welcome to the website for Gaines Farm and Kennels!

Please understand, no protection measure is 100% foolproof for home, business, or personal use. The MORE options you have, the better your security. Gaines Farm and Kennels is a small scale, working lines German Shepherd kennel and Christmas Tree farm located just northwest of Harrington, Delaware. 

The focus of our kennel operation is on producing quality working lines dogs that can be viewed as prospects for: K-9 personal protection and home security, law enforcement, Search and Rescue, trusted family companions, and used in the many K-9 sports. You won't find any white German Shepherds, cowhocked or sloped back dogs, long or plush coats, American lines, big boned beauties, or even show lines animals here. We like real dogs, those bred for work...and unlike some breeders, we work our dogs. 

If you're not interested in German Shepherds, we're also a Delaware Department of Agricultural, licensed grower of seasonal Christmas Trees and for landscaping applications. Everything is grown here and sold here...FRESH! Gaines Christmas Tree Farm began growing trees back in 1997.

We have many varieties and sizes to choose. Prices for fresh cut trees start at $25.00. Seasonal tree sales start on Black Friday and end on Christmas Eve. We offer tag now, fresh cut daily, and you dig. No artificial dyes or sprays are used. Also, we don't buy BULK CUT trees from out of state and resale them, that makes you a tree a vendor and not a tree farm!

With hundreds of trees on our farm, start your tradition with a tree from us this year!


Gaines Farm Pepper, AKC-CGC/PPD

Training Matters...if you've done any internet searching, you'll find some "helpers" beating their dogs up in an attempt to make them LOOK tough. I feel it's important to train first and then test the dog. This is also the reason I don't crank puppies out faster than an auctioneer speaks! The proof is in the training.



"Don't be fooled by some kennels or breeders..."

Not all German Shepherds can function in the many K-9 venues which are out there, many will not make the grade for law enforcement or protection training. There are two factors YOU need to understand: genetics and training help create the true working dog. Our dogs start from real working lines, nothing is found in the show lines or backyard bred.

I like known lines, first generation animals, or direct imports. Our dogs train with the Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club and use different helpers/decoys in the training process. Lastly, our dogs have the AKC Canine Good Citizen title or are working towards it. 


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This website was last edited on Sunday, October 9, 2016