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Meet Gage

Gage is our beautiful long haired, flat backed German Shepherd who is the heart of our breeding programme.


Gage is an exceptional example of the breed and

has produced some stunning pups.

Gage is our beautiful long haired, flat backed German Shepherd who is the heart of our bre

Gage - the heart of our breeding programme

Gage is our beautiful long haired, flat backed German Shepherd who is the heart of our breeding programe.

He has produced some incredible pups over the years and he carries a huge range of colours which enables him to produce simply astonishingly beautiful babies in a range of beautiful and rare colours. 

Gage has been DNA tested and colour tested through Massey University who send it on to the Netherlands. Gage is also hip and elbow scored by a vet in Australia and certified by our vets to be used for breeding. 

Once our dogs have passed all of the vet requirements and been certified we then look very closely at our own set of requirements that we need in a dog before using for breeding purposes.

Beyond our vet testing, we also look for the following critieria: 

  • Flat-back

  • Trainability

  • Kindness

  • Good nature

  • Be able to go into a range of homes and excel

Gage produces a wide variety of colours: white, silver, black and tan, and black and silver. 


He is DNA tested, hip and elbow scored, and  certified to be bred from by a vet. 

We are proud to breed from an excellent all-round dog like Gage

Gage has met all of our strict requirements and met our vet's requirements as well.

Gage produces a wide range of colours, including all whites, silver, silver and black, and black and tan. His puppies have all been stunning!

Gage is a very large, beautiful long haired German Shepherd, and when we say large he is one of the largest shepherds I have ever seen.


He passes on his size, substance, nature and trainability to our puppies and we are so proud of that. Vet testing is HUGE for us but we also look very closely at looks, nature, trainability and kindness. If they do not have the qualities that we look for even with the vet testing, we will not use them to breed from.

Breeding happy, beautiful dogs that can go into versatile homes and live a long healthy life as a family member is our goal. 

Coupled with Gage's fantastic nature, his clear testing and looks, he really is one of the most wonderful dogs you could ever find and he has handed this wonderful, looks, nature and health onto his babies.


He has an exceptionally flat back and his hip and elbow scores are excellent.

He is a smart, kind, trainable, willing, sweet boy. He would go home with you if you would let him but he also has a great bark and lets you know when someone is here. 

He adores swimming in the lake each day and will jump right in to fetch the stick far out on the lake and swim for ages. He's fantastic around our other animals, including our ducks, chickens, lambs, Clydesdales etc. He is a very happy boy who loves everyone and is cuddly despite his size. 

He is one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen and he produces incredible babies. We are very proud of him. 

"Gage produces a huge array of stunning colours hard to find in a shepherd. Aside from black and tan below is some examples of the colours and puppies he has produced over the years."


One of Gage's brindle pups.


Erin with Gage.


Erin with one of Gage's white puppies.


Example of a Saddleback Tan Gage Produces


One of Gages  Saddleback silver puppies

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One of Gages brindles as an adult


One of Gages silver puppies

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One of Gages white puppies

One of Gages all white puppies

Gage and more of his puppies

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Testimonials from puppy owners

Erin was amazing when I first spoke to her. I had spoken to a couple of breeders previously but knew immediately that Erin was the breeder for us. We felt so comfortable that we ended up getting two puppies from her instead of just one! You can tell straight away that Erin absolutely loves her dogs, is super knowledgeable, completely honest and just wants the best for her dogs. 

Fudge and Kev are now 4.5 months old and are just the most amazing dogs. They both toilet trained within the first week of having them and it is crazy how fast they pick up commands. They fitted into the family perfectly, love the kids and adore our older dog without overwhelming him. We often take them to the beach in Raglan and it's incredible that even off leash they are constantly checking in where the kids and I are and never roam far away.


We are always getting comments on how beautiful and well-behaved they both are. As much as I'd love to take the credit for their behaviour, this definitely shows the way they've been bred. 


I'm so glad they are park of our family! 

Di Brinkhurst

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