For many of us, love for creation deepens through the relationships we form with our pets, particularly our dogs. By their very nature and need, dogs draw us out of ourselves: they root us in nature, making us more conscious of the mystery of God inherent in all things. We cannot but delight in recognizing God’s mystery in the length and breadth of our daily life. In our particular monastic context of New Skete, we have been privileged to share this in a special way with our German Shepherds, who in an entirely natural way have taught us many important lessons about life and about ourselves.

Our relationship with the German Shepherd breed began when we were given our
first dog, Kir, in the early days of our monastery. Kir was a beloved pet to all of
us and our relationship with him led us to adopt more German Shepherd dogs
and eventually, at the request of friends, to begin breeding these intelligent
and beautiful animals.

 

For more information on our breeding program and to apply for a German Shepherd puppy or dog, click here.

 

We offer a 2.5 week training program for all breeds. Our books, The Art of Raising a Puppy, How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend, Divine Canine, and Dogs & Devotion, describe and illustrate our distinctive approach, and were written to help dog owners bond with and train their dogs, and ultimately, build a relationship based on love and respect that enriches both human and canine. For more information on our training program and to enroll your dog, click here.

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