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Arrack's Home Griet...Coming in September!


Gaines Farm Working Lines...Dogs

German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois



I have seen many dogs through the years. Much of what I've seen are American lines, show lines, or very poorly bred animals. Conformationally they're incorrect, temperaments are bad, and many wouldn't work if the job were easy. Our dogs are all AKC registered; they're either imported dogs that have the AKC-DNA profile done before they're bred or are working lines bred in country.

As an AKC-CGC Evaluator, I temperament test every puppy before it goes to the new home. This allows me to see which puppy will best fit into the home and for it's intended use. If it isn't a good match, it doesn't get sold! Because working dogs have higher drives than the average pet, it's important to do everything possible to ensure success. For a first time dog owner or someone very new to working dogs, these animals usually don't sit around and eat snacks, sleep all day, and do nothing very well. They will bark, bite, explore, talk to you, and get into EVERYTHING.

When misbehaviors happen, some folks will tell you to muzzle grip the puppy or smack its face when the puppy bites you. This is a genetic drive that you're seeing; to beat it only ruins the breeding that you have purchased. Redirect the unwanted behaviors and reward the positive ones. 

Let's address another issue, spaying and neutering. Other folks will tell you to spay or neuter your pet within a few months after you've purchased it. Their logic: the spay/neuter process makes the animal easier to handle and live with...funny, I thought TRAINING did all that!

Points to Remember

Our dogs are from working lines and not show lines.

Our dogs are AKC registered and have the AKC DNA and/or Dutch DNA profiles done.

Our dogs are either first generation, direct imports, or from kennels we know in the United States.

Our dogs train weekly with the Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club in Harrington, Delaware.

Our puppies and dogs will never be sold to K-9 brokers or puppy mills, never.

Our dogs have the AKC-CGC title or are in training for it.

Our puppies are sold under contract.



Gaines Farm Pepper
AKC-CGC, AKC-Trick Dog Novice, AKC-Therapy Dog Novice, AKC Achiever Dog, Certified Therapy Dog*, and PPD
Slovakian/Czech Parents, First Generation Dog
*Certified Therapy Dog with the National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.



Tyarda Gardefense
AKC-CGC, AKC-Trick Dog Novice, and PPD
2013 Import from The Netherlands



Seff Von Dem Waldkonig/Bandit
AKC-CGC, AKC-Trick Dog Novice, AKC Therapy Dog Novice, AKC Therapy Dog Novice, AKC Achiever Dog, and Certified Therapy Dog*
3/4 East German x 1/4 West Working
Dark Sable and Big Bone  
* Certified Therapy Dog with the National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.



Arrack's Home Griet

Belgian Malinois, Working Lines, Female

We hope to have her in our line up for protection training  and as a Certified Therapy Dog


What are you looking for in a protection prospect?

Breed, Courage, Willingness to Explore, Size, Sex, Balanced Drives

Some folks think that all working lines dogs can do protection work and be there for the family. They also think that just because they LOVE the dog that it will sace them...

Without good genetics, you will waste your time training the dog for any real venue. Fear biters, big boned beauties, fluffy coats, or your LOVE for the animal just doesn't make the grade for the protection training. Good trainers understand how to get the puppy from point A to point B. Developmental training plans are based on age, skill sets, and prior knowledge. It all starts with a well bred animal. How the pet is raised and the socialization work used are also key to the outcome.

The size and sex of your German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois really doesn't matter. You have to start off with good genetics and then a good training plan.


We offer Puppies, Stud Service, Importing, and K-9 Training

Why would you look any place else?

We train with our club, the Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club, this allows us to better understand working drives and the puppies that will best work in their new home. There are few breeders or kennels in our area that can't make this claim. Few folks really work and train their kennel dogs. They talk a good game, but games are something we don't have time for...and we think the idea works that way for YOU too!