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Gaines Farm and Kennels

Harrington, Delaware

Producer of Working Lines German Shepherds and Seasonal Christmas Trees


 Looking for a working lines puppy?

Gaines Farm and Kennels is planning a litter with Tyarda x Bandit, this is a repeat breeding from last year.  


Welcome to the website for Gaines Farm and Kennels!

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, Law Enforcement/Security, Search and Rescue, Service and Therapy Dog venues, Family Companions, and used in the many K-9 sports. You won't find any white German Shepherds, cowhocked or sloped back dogs, long coats, American lines, or even show lines animals here. 

If you're not interested in German Shepherds, we're also a Delaware Department of Agricultural, licensed grower of seasonal Christmas Trees and trees for landscaping applications. Everything is grown on our farm. We don't cut trees from out of state and bring then in for resale, that would make us a retail outlet and not a tree farm! Gaines Christmas Tree Farm began growing trees since 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 or before Christmas Eve. We offer tag now, fresh cut daily, and you dig. No artificial dyes or sprays are used. With hundreds of trees on our farm to choose, start your tradition with a tree from us this year!


Seff Von Dem Waldkonig/Bandit
 AKC-CGC, AKC Trick Dog Novice, and NCTD Certified Therapy Dog
We're pleased to announce that Bandit became certified as a Therapy Dog in December 2017. This makes the second working dog from our kennel to do this. It should also speak volumes about the clear thinking and multi-use applications for the dogs we use in our kennel. Unlike some "breeders" out there, we work the dogs we sell and showcase their efforts! 
Certified through the National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. 


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

Have you ever noticed that some "breeders" or "kennels" have the same photos, year after year? If you're going to call your kennel and animals WORKING LINES, shouldn't you work them or be able to showcase it?

Not all German Shepherds can function in the many K-9 venues which are out there. Too often, many dogs will not make the grade for law enforcement or K-9 personal protection. There are two factors you need to understand here: genetics and training. Good genetics will get you in the training door. A good handler and a good training venue will keep you there!

Gaines Farm and Kennels starts with real working lines dogs and not lines from puppy mill operations, show lines divas, or backyard bred concoctions...Our dogs train with the Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club and we use different helpers/decoys in the training process. The dogs in our kennel have lines that go back to the working kennels in the Czech Republic, Belgium, DDR (East Germany), West Working. Nothing is show lines, high lines, American lines, or "Bubba's Big Boned Beauties."

Lastly, our dogs have the AKC Canine Good Citizen title or are working towards it. New for 2017, we're added the Therapy Dog certification to our kennel use...because some dogs are just that good!



 Tyarda Gardefense

AKC-CGC, AKC Trick Dog Novice, and Personal Protection Dog


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This website was last edited on Tuesday, April 17, 2018