Satisfied Customers

 

Hi Carlo,
I just wanted to give you an update on Rommel. He is from your March 17, 2015 litter. He has turned out to be such a great dog, with lot’s of energy and a really great drive! He is smart and loves to train and learn new things. He has been a great addition to our growing family, and loves all children and babies. He grew up to be a very beautiful, strong male and we couldn’t be happier with him.

Rommel

 


 

Carlo,
We just want to thank you for our first “fur baby.” I told my husband NO to a German Shepherd for about 13 years. I gave in exactly a year ago when we brought Trigger home from your kennel. She was in the litter of Fortuna Di Fratelli Matic and Diego Boghaus. This has been the best experience I could have asked for. We love her so very much. She is wonderful and doing well. Thanks again.
The Layou Family (Syracuse NY)

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Hey Carlo,
hope all is well! Just wanted to tell you about Barrett. Chad and I had first pick of a male from the Rizzo x Enzo litter born on 01/09/2016. Barrett is such an amazing dog – he is so smart and loyal, very protective! He follows me around everywhere I go. He really loves to swim and play fetch! We can’t go anywhere without someone commenting on how handsome and well behaved he is! Barrett and our Labrador Retriever are the best of friends! I spoke with Arpi on Instagram and he said you were looking for a reference, I hope this helps! I have attached some pictures of Barrett so you can see how beautiful he is. If you would like to see more pictures of Barrett or keep in touch, follow me on Instagram -> @theresa_barrettgsd (Theresa Robertelli) or add on Facebook *Also, I was wondering how Barrett’s litter mates are doing?! If you could please pass on this email to the owners I would love to see how their dogs are doing too!
Thank you,
Theresa Robertelli

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Hi Carlo

Just wanted to send a quick note thanking you for a wonderful addition to our family! Windham has quickly adjusted to our new home & kids and we have fallen in love with her beauty and demeanor. we’re so thankful we chose you (& her !). Thank you!!!

Kayla

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Thought it was time to let you know how Shadow is doing. He is from your July 26, 2014 litter. He is a wonderful dog and friend to both my grandchildren and myself. He is a beautiful dog as you can see in the attached photos.

Thank you for our boy!!

Ed (Sonny) Novak
Chittenango, NY

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Wanted to show u how beautiful Syracuse is! We love her!!

Judy Viger

Syracuse Syracuse

 


We named her Ziva, purchased Aug 19, 2016. From what I could tell, she looks like her mother.

Bob Hovey

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Hi Carlo, This is Esha, 3 in December……. An excellent companion, couldn’t have asked for a more devoted smart dog. She is so focused its incredible and if I was better at training she would be without a doubt the best at everything.

Thanks for all the education on the working line it helped me in my choice of her. We love her very much,

Linda
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Hello Carlo just wanted to show you how beautiful Zeus is. He is the best dog i ever had,very smart and good with children. You are the best breeder . Again thank you very much for this wonderful dog. See you soon because i will be getting one more dog from you.

Regards to all,

Jo

Zeus

Zeus

 

When deciding that it was finally time for us to add a dog back into our family, we knew exactly what breed would best suit us. It was very important to us that our dog is obedient and well behaved. From a family member’s German Shepherd experience we knew that the best place to go was Riverside Kennels. We decided to talk with Carlo to set up a viewing of the puppies for sale, and after seeing them we had to have one.

Now we have Boula and she, as we knew, is a great addition to our family. She is an energetic puppy who is already showing the breeds tendencies of being loyal. We take her everywhere and she makes friends with every person and animal she meets.

We just want to thank-you again Carlo with Riverside Kennels and let you know how much it means to us.

 

-Joel House

Billy house pup

 

Hello!
I just wanted to update you on the now named Akeira, or just Keira for short. She is from your March 17, 2015 litter with Chester and Doris. My dad and I picked her up from you in late June. She is an amazing pup who is absolutely fearless and has so much power and drive. If at any time she does feel nervous about something she will whine and cry a little bit but will put on a brave face and get right through it. I am not joking. Once I took her on a 6 mile hike in the mountains, she didn’t even show any signs she was ready to stop. She can be very sassy and has such a huge personality. But she also can put a smile on anyone’s face that she meets. In a couple of months I will be bringing her back to school with me for more training, where I’ll learn and teach her protection, police k9 work, scent detection, and search and rescue with the help from very experienced trainers who have been teaching it for years. My teachers are very excited to work with her and i with the police k9 work especially because of how much great potential she has and shows us everyday. She is also just starting in dog agility. As I mentioned above, she is the most fearless dog in the class and is also the best one there. I can’t wait to start competing with her in trials. Also am thinking about getting her into some schutzhund work. Thank you for such an amazing dog. Here are some photos over the past several months of her growing up. And yes, in the middle photo she decided to sit in her empty food bowl.
Shauna Zerbe

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Hi Carlo,

Wanted to let you know what  a wonderful puppy Mya is.She was part of the March 2105 Ivy and Enzo’s litter. She is beautiful, and so sweet!! We couldn’t  have asked for a more perfect addition to our family!! She loves to play, is gentle and captures the heart of all who meet her.Thank you again for all that you do!!

Chris and Kathy Kelly,
Syracuse, NY

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Hi Carlo, This is Harley born 9/28/15. He has been a great addition to our family. Very calm,gentle.When we are in public,people are amazed with his demeanor. He is a good boy ! He goes to daycare during the day, obedience training 1 / week. He is working to ba a Canine good citizen. Thank you again. He has brought great happines to our family.

Stephanie Grover

Harley


Hello Carlo,
Hope you are doing well!

I just had to share our good news with you. This past weekend Tristan and I attended some extensive training. Tristan is now a “Crisis Therapy Dog”. He turned three years old last week and I am so proud of him.

Paulette & Tristan

Tristan


This is Gus. He is an amazing puppy! Can’t thank you enough, Carlo, for this sweet and beautie of her. We love her very much,

Linda
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Hello Carlo just wanted to show you how beautiful Zeus is. He is the best dog i ever had,very smart and good with children. You are the best breeder . Again thank you very much for this wonderful dog. See you soon because i will be getting one more dog from you.

Regards to all,

Jo

Zeus

Zeus

 

When deciding that it was finally time for us to add a dog back into our family, we knew exactly what breed would best suit us. It was very important to us that our dog is obedient and well behaved. From a family member’s German Shepherd experience we knew that the best place to go was Riverside Kennels. We decided to talk with Carlo to set up a viewing of the puppies for sale, and after seeing them we had to have one.

Now we have Boula and she, as we knew, is a great addition to our family. She is an energetic puppy who is already showing the breeds tendencies of being loyal. We take her everywhere and she makes friends with every person and animal she meets.

We just want to thank-you again Carlo with Riverside Kennels and let you know how much it means to us.

 

-Joel House

Billy house pup

 

Hello!
I just wanted to update you on the now named Akeira, or just Keira for short. She is from your March 17, 2015 litter with Chester and Doris. My dad and I picked her up from you in late June. She is an amazing pup who is absolutely fearless and has so much power and drive. If at any time she does feel nervous about something she will whine and cry a little bit but will put on a brave face and get right through it. I am not joking. Once I took her on a 6 mile hike in the mountains, she didn’t even show any signs she was ready to stop. She can be very sassy and has such a huge personality. But she also can put a smile on anyone’s face that she meets. In a couple of months I will be bringing her back to school with me for more training, where I’ll learn and teach her protection, police k9 work, scent detection, and search and rescue with the help from very experienced trainers who have been teaching it for years. My teachers are very excited to work with her and i with the police k9 work especially because of how much great potential she has and shows us everyday. She is also just starting in dog agility. As I mentioned above, she is the most fearless dog in the class and is also the best one there. I can’t wait to start competing with her in trials. Also am thinking about getting her into some schutzhund work. Thank you for such an amazing dog. Here are some photos over the past several months of her growing up. And yes, in the middle photo she decided to sit in her empty food bowl.
Shauna Zerbe

Keira
Keira


Hi Carlo,

Wanted to let you know what  a wonderful puppy Mya is.She was part of the March 2105 Ivy and Enzo’s litter. She is beautiful, and so sweet!! We couldn’t  have asked for a more perfect addition to our family!! She loves to play, is gentle and captures the heart of all who meet her.Thank you again for all that you do!!

Chris and Kathy Kelly,
Syracuse, NY

mya


Hi Carlo, This is Harley born 9/28/15. He has been a great addition to our family. Very calm,gentle.When we are in public,people are amazed with his demeanor. He is a good boy ! He goes to daycare during the day, obedience training 1 / week. He is working to ba a Canine good citizen. Thank you again. He has brought great happines to our family.

Stephanie Grover

Harley


Hello Carlo,
Hope you are doing well!

I just had to share our good news with you. This past weekend Tristan and I attended some extensive training. Tristan is now a “Crisis Therapy Dog”. He turned three years old last week and I am so proud of him.

Paulette & Tristan

Tristan


This is Gus. He is an amazing puppy! Can’t thank you enough, Carlo, for this sweet and beautiful dog!

Gus


Dear Carlo,
In our darkest hours since Rudy’s tragic drowning in April, we thought that we could never love another dog again. Our hearts were shattered and we were left asking “Why?” to many times. Our prayers were answered when a dear friend, Carlo, became family to us and offered us Walter in the beginning of August. We are truly blessed with Walter as he is the most loving, cuddly and handsome dog ever! Darla (11 year old girl) and Walter have a special bond and share a love like no other; and now Heidi has come into our lives and boy are we busy! Busy laughing, caring and loving again. This is all because of Carlo and his generous heart. We cannot thank him enough for making out family complete. Everyone who meets Walter and Heidi tell us that there’s something special about them – well-behaved and wonderful temperament. A true reflection of Carlo’s expertise and loving care for all his dogs. Thank you, Carlo!


Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

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Brady

Hi Carlo,
Just wanted to send an update on Brady, the all black male from Drake and Ivy’s 12/16/13 litter. Him and Brooke (our other GSD) have formed quite a bond and have so much fun together. He is the perfect fit for our family and we couldn’t be happier with him.

Danielle & Jake


Hi Carlo,
Just an update… Esha has turned into not only a beautiful dog but a smart, wonderful companion. She’s tough, solid as a rock, weighs just 70 lbs., and loves to play and have fun. She’s the best! Thank you for all your hard work that goes into raising such amazing animals.

I couldn’t be happier!

Linda

Esha


Hello Carlo,
Just wanted to give you an update, we added Oskar (Born 9-15-2014) to our home on November 14th. He is a perfect dog, super energetic and LOVES to play with other dogs! He has a great personality, loves the snow, playing ball and anything to do with being outside. He is doing great in training classes and going from Kindergarten to level 2. I hope to come up again and see you in the spring/summer to meet all of your dogs and bring Oskar.

Jessica and James


Here’s my girl. (Dec 2011, Gina & Zamp) I love her and enjoy her with all my heart, she is always by my side! She’s the highest energy shepherd I have ever had! (Do you remember telling me, “You’re going to have your hands full”…) and how! I might have been better off sticking with my first choice in that litter, a larger male and much more easy going. But I would not trade my energetic girl for anything… there was something in Kyla’s eyes that caused me to change my mind and choose her. (She was next-to-smallest in that litter, by the way) It took a couple of years but she has grown up nicely, has learned more commands than any dog I’ve had, is friendly with everyone, people or dogs, (still a formidable watch dog) and is still learning more commands — because she is fun to teach. She is my constant companion, is lying right next to my computer chair as I type this. I have more photos of her on Facebook (Alyce Thompson Elliott). This property is perfect for her because she has plenty of places to expend that high energy — she loves the river, woods, meadows, and running running running. I thought you’d enjoy seeing one of your puppies all grown up. I certainly enjoy owning her. As much as she loves playing with other dogs, if a dog gets bossy or mean, she turns on them instantly, very alpha, but she accepts every person and every dog at first sight, just wants to be friends. She is a house dog, has free run of the whole house and there are no more puppy shenanigans of stolen or chewed shoes, etc. If we go out for the day, she takes care of the house, everything is in perfect shape when we get back. Well, there is all the hair wherever she is allowed to lay, but that’s to be expected! She knows to stay off beds and sofas, even when we are gone. I just wanted to give you, Zamp and Gina, a “Bravo!”

Regards,
Alyce Elliott
Antwerp (Oxbow) NY

Kyla


Dear Carlo,

Here are some photos of Truman (of Drake and Ivy’s 12/16/13 litter) taken at 8 1/2 months. He is drop dead handsome, loves people of all ages without regard to skin color, facial hair or anything else. He gets along great with other dogs, and even has maintained a good relationship with our barn cat. He does not have ball drive but makes up for it with stick drive, food drive, and drive to catch frogs and squirrels. He is smart, curious about everything, obedient mostly, strong, and loves running.

Peter Colman

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Hello Carlo,

I wanted to share with you a current photo of our pup “RUGER” from the DAC VON TEAM PANONIANSEE / YAZZ FIXFRUTTA litter. Ruger is now 5 months and just a bundle of love. He has picked up his basic training very quickly; he is such a smart little boy. We continue to work on his obedience training and see his improvements each day. We will keep you posted with his progress and his growth; we look forward to visiting with you soon.

Teri and Steve Wallace

Ruger


Hi Carlo,

We just wanted to send you pictures of our wonderful dog Liberty. She has been a perfect addition to our family and has been a great companion for Sam. This is sincerely a dream come true for her. She has a great personality and is a quick learner. We will keep you updated and thank you again.

Kim, Tim and Sam Monroe

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Hi Carlo,

It has been almost one year when I picked up Charlie from you. She was from the Ivy and Drake litter born in May 2013. She has been such a great dog. Her temperament is very mild mannered and gets along well with all dogs and people. I recall you telling me she is 100% energy and that is the truth. She wants to play fetch with her ball from the time she gets up until she goes down at night.

I want to thank you again for all your help and patience through the process.

Steve

Charlie


Carlo,

We hope all is well with you.

Lucie is turning into a beautiful dog. The camera does not do justice to all of the very pretty colors of her sable coat. We walk her daily and rarely a walk goes by without someone commenting on her looks and the coloring of her coat. She is a very healthy puppy and is still working on her obedience training.

We wanted to share this photo as the pictures and information presented on your website from other customers really helped us in making our decision to visit and choose a puppy from one of your litters. Thank you again for taking the time and interest to breed these beautiful dogs.

Carol and Peter Small

Lucie

 


Hi Carlo,

I just wanted to send you an update on Brady, the only black male in Ivy and Drakes litter. He is the most amazing little pup, so confident, and so smart. The day we brought him home, he immediately fit right in with our 2 year old GSD (Brooke). They have grown to be like best friends and have so much fun together. He absolutely LOVES training and learns very quickly. I can’t tell you how happy we are to have him as part of our family now. Thank you for doing what you do!

Danielle and Jake

Brooke and Brady

Brooke and Brady


Carlo,

I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how the puppy is doing.  We named her Elsa and she is doing fine.  I wanted to tell you what a nice puppy she is.  She is very well behaved and is coming along nicely with her house training.

You do a very nice job with your breeding of puppies based on this one.

Thanks for giving me the chance to give her a nice home.

Sincerely,

Joy Covey

Elsa


Hi Carlo,

OMG, this puppy is smarter then I am.  At 9 weeks old she appears to be housebroken, she’ll go outside and when I call her if she isn’t finished with her business she won’t come until she’s done. She is already walking on a leash and healing for treats as well as coming and knowing how to sit. Her personality is fearless, a little independent, curious, loving and very playful. I couldn’t be more impressed as I’ve had 12 German Shepherds and by far Esha I would say is the smartest. She is so well focused and appears to have the ability of listening.

I enjoyed so much coming to visit you and all your dog family and meeting the wonderful parents of all the dogs you breed. Esha is the daughter of Ivy and Drake that are both friendly and beautiful.

Thank-you so much for helping with suggestions on training her.  She’s running thru a make shift tunnel that I have in the back yard as fast as she can so just maybe this one will be my agility dog.  We love her, she sleeps thru the night and her crate is her den that she readily goes into when she’s tired.

She’s GREAT,  I’m happy, life is good.  Thanks again Carlo, you’ve been available and terrific.

Linda Pietroski

Esha

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Hi Carlo…

Just wanted to to update you on Ava, she will be turning 2 years old in just 2 weeks on December 28th. She has grown into a beautiful member of our family. This is a picture of her with our two children and Charlie, our Australian Shepherd. She has quite the personality and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks again and have a great holiday season and New Year!

The Peta Family

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Good Morning Carlo…

It indeed was a pleasure meeting you and our Beautiful new puppy “Gunner” last evening.. Melissa and I are so very excited and absolutely cannot wait until next Sunday evening ( 9/22 ) to bring him Home!!

We applaud you Carlo.. Your kennel is a dream come true and Everything we hoped for in a breeder of a high quality German Shepard puppy! To see and touch “Gunner’s” parents and be able to witness the incredible quality and temperament that you’ve bred into him is astonishing!!

Thank You Carlo, my new Friend, for being the catalyst for my finding “Gunner” at this stage in my Life…for He and I will share a Lifetime of Memories and Companionship Together..

…..No greater Loyal Companion

exists between a Man and his Dog than a German Shepard…

Thank You Again Carlo…

Mike and Melissa Di Natale

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The puppy is doing Great Carlo !!!

-the Anderson’s

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Hi Carlo….

We purchased Nala from you several months ago. She is a perfect fit for our family and with our other dog. We love hiking with her and taking her on long walks. She trains so easily and is one of the happiest dogs I have ever seen. She is very protective but not overly aggressive. I love Nala very much and thank you again for recommending her for us!

Ruth Ann


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Hey Carlo,Just wanted to email and congratulate you on such amazing dog!! I absolutely love the new litter! They are beautiful – you do a great job putting together a good set of parents! Look and temperaments are great!

Also wanted to let you know that Boeheim is doing great – we took him up to the St. Lawrence swimming and he loved it – he is a dark, big boy, with a big square head. Everybody up in Alexandria Bay loved him and he loves people. Maybe on our next time up we can stop and show you him.

I wish that I was ready for another dog because your dogs are great! Boeheim would love a sister too but I am not ready to train another one yet and Boeheim is still a pup himself.

Thanks so much for everything you’ve done in the breeding of Shepherds! I love showcasing him.

Steph and Mark


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Carlo,

Bella is now Kubi, named after Trooper Gary Kubasiak who was killed in the line of duty. She is doing well and has drives that are incredible. Thank you again for her and I’ll keep you posted as her training progresses.

Jason Cresanti

Trooper NYSP Jamestown

 


Hi Carlo,
I am sending you a picture of Bear who joined our family in 2009. Bear was from Gina’s liter and he was the last one available. We knew he was meant to go home with us from the minute my husband and I met him.
We couldn’t ask for a smarter, more gentle, lovable, loyal friend. He watches our every move. His personality is only out shined by his beautiful silky looks.
Thanks so much for giving us such a unbelievable companion.
Nancy and Rhett Kristl


Hi Carlo!

We are enjoying this puppy immensely!  He is amazing and has a wonderful disposition.  He made the transition flawlessly.  I have slowly introduced him to all household items.  He curiously explores everything new, that puppy that was a little reserved is gone! You were right!  He has only peed in the house once since we came home! Our dogs watch and tolerate him amazing well.  They follow him everywhere making sure he isn’t going to get away with anything.   I’ll keep you posted with pictures  in the future.  Thank You, Thank You!!Lisa Ellis


Carlo,

I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with my 7 ½ month old male from Deseree vom Kastanienwald and Espresso vom Hutweide’s litter of June 2012.  Tristan is very loving, intelligent, and has an outstanding temperament.   He goes everywhere with me and loves everyone he meets.  He did exceptionally well with his training.  He is already trained off leash so we have been enjoying some hiking together this winter.  Thank you again for such a great boy!

Paulette Trenca & Tristan


 

Hello Carlo,
Just an update on “Sarge” from Zamp and Ivy’s January 2010 litter. Awesome awesome awesome dog. He is the best friend to our kids and us. Very gentle with them and lets us know when anyone is around the property. You truly are a top of the line breeder. Thank you for Sarge.
The Clives

 


 

 

Hi Carlo,

We live in Shelburne, Vt and we got Remy from you in April 2009, he was the last pup of the litter and has been the most wonderful member of our family since then. He is more loyal and loving than any dog we have had in the past. He goes everywhere with us and everyone we meet falls in love with him. Remy attended all of the high school tennis matches over the past couple years as well as soccer games and ski races. He comes hiking with us all the time and loves the snow more than anything, except maybe the lake, which he loves a LOT. Here are some pictures from when he was a puppy as well as one from a hike we went on just a few days ago. Thank you so much for such a great dog! He has exceeded all of our expectations.

Laura Andrews

 

 


Hi Carlo, this is James from Watertown. Sorry it took so long, but I thought you might like to some pictures of Ranger, from Pepper and Valko’s litter of September 23, 2009. He is a wonderful dog, stands 29 inches at the haunches and weighs in at 116 pounds (and the vet says he’s not overweight!) They call him a gentle giant there at the vet’s office, he has a wonderful disposition and everyone loves him. He is always alert and lets us know when someone is at the door, but as soon as we welcome them in he knows they are ok. He is my running partner, we go four miles every other day. He gets so excited when he sees me getting ready for the run! I have had two other shepherds that I had to stop running early because of hip problems, but thanks to your careful breeding I expect to get many more years of running with my buddy Ranger. Thanks so much for a great dog!

Ranger


My 9 year old German Shepherd, Cheyenne, passed away from cancer in February 2012. Carlo’s expertise and knowledge of his dogs has led me to my new boy, Tristan. I have visited Carlo quite a few times and I am amazed at the immaculate kennels. I have met all his dogs and I am so impressed with their loving nature, beauty, and wonderful temperaments.

Thank you Carlo for putting a smile on my face again.

Paulette

Tristan


Hi Carlo, just wanted to give you an update on Charlie. He is doing great. Since graduating his detection has gotten so much better, almost as if his confidence has doubled. There honestly is not a time at work or at home when I’m on a walk that people passing by dont tell me how beautiful he is. He is doing so good at home, although sometimes he doesn’t know how big he is. I just wanted to say thank you again for a wonderful dog. Here are some updated photos. Anytime your down in my area just call, I’m sure he’d be happy to see you. Thanks again, Scott

Charlie

Charlie


Hello Carlo,

I just wanted to send you a couple of pictures of Hitch. He is doing great!! We are so happy with him! Would love to get another one at some point. Hope all is well with you and your family. Did you ever get a horse? Lol

Take Care

Susan Colpitts

Hitch


Hi,Carlo!

We just wanted to let you know how happy we are with Ava! She was from Zamp and Gina’s December litter though she’s been with us since March. She just completed her first session of obedience classes and is a very quick learner. She starts her next class in 2 weeks. She is everything we had hoped to find in adding another member to our family. Thank you again and we will keep you posted!

Sincerely,

The Peta Family

Ava


Hey Carlo,

Just wanted to drop you a line on my pup. He is doing great and we can’t tell you how happy we really are with you and him. I attached a picture for you. Don’t forget my book on german commands. Hope to talk to you soon. Mike Gaita (the Sheriff)


Hello Carlo,

I’d like to apologize for not contacting you sooner. I’d also like to extend my most sincere thanks for your dog Zorro (Charlie) to the K9 accademy school. Charlie truly is a magnificent animal. He is the definition of a police K9 in all ways. It only took him 1 1/2 weeks to catch up to the other k9s who were over a month ahead. Charlie is going to make a great partner and friend. I was also going to send you an invite to my graduation when all the information is set. I will also send a good write up and photos after graduation. But again thank you, he’s a great partner.

Sincerely,

Scott Kuntz

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie


Carlo,
Just wanted to show you an updated picture of my girl Shadow who will be 5 years old on February 5th (her parents are Ulk & Linda).
She is still the sweetest dog – very loving and loyal yet very protective when necessary. We love her – she is so beautiful!
 
Silvia & James

Shadow


Hello Carlo,
Just trying to keep you up to date with Sarge, from Ivy and Zamps 1/25/11 litter. He is an Awesome dog and member of our family. Just letting you know that we think that you do a great job with your breedings. Do you possibly have any information for me to get him involved in Schutzhund? Take care.
The Clives

Sarge


Carlo,

I just wanted to let you know how Meinem Madchen (Amber) is doing with our family! We received her from you when she was a little over 4 months old and she will be 2 yrs old in February. She is wonderful and we lover her to pieces! We named her after the German phrase for My Girl… but we call her Minna. She is such a charmer and so much in love with my boys! She follows them everywhere and is constantly protecting them! We literally cannot take her anywhere without people stopping to comment on how absolutely beautiful and well behaved she is. She really is strikingly beautiful and so smart and loving. We call her ‘The Supervisor’ because absolutely nothing gets past her! Everyone who has ever met her is instantly taken in by her charms! I am so thankful that I found her through you and I just wanted to let you know how much she means to us.

On a more serious note, a few months ago my 16 year old son was home alone and a bully from the neighborhood tried to break into our house to scare him. This boy had a knife and was threatening him. He was not at all frightened by my 130lb Black Lab Sophia as he beat her with a broom to get past her. He was determined to get into our home to scare my son. That was until Minna appeared and forced him out the door from where he came. She did not attack or bite him, but she made her point and made it well. She then proceeded to wrap herself like a blanket around my son until I came home minutes later. She would not leave his side. I dread the thought of what may have happened on that day if she were not there to protect him and I cannot even look at her without gratitude for her protective instincts and unconditional love. She is truly the owner of a piece of my heart and a gift from heaven.

Thank you Carlo for our girl!

Kristyn Hanna

Amber


Hey Carlo,

I have promised you a picture of Bella. Here is one taking a nap with her brother Riley. (Riley is a King Charles Cavalier.) Bella has stolen our hearts and has become a very important part of our family. As I have said she is literally with me all the time. She comes to work every day. At work she has her bed & toys to keep her busy. All my customers love her. On the weekends, where ever I go she is with me. She absolutely loves to ride in the car!!!. We have become inseparable.

Bella, had to fill some big paws after my Tara of 14 yrs passed away. She not only became my best friend, but helped heal a big hole in my heart.

We can’t thank you enough for such a beautiful dog. She is a credit to you & all your fine breeding. If you ever need a reference, please feel free to have any future customers call me.

Thanks again Carlo.

Dan Walker

Bella


Hey Carlo, Just wanted to email and congratulate you on such amazing pups!! I absolutely love the new litter! They are beautiful – you do a great job putting together a good set of parents! Look and temperaments are great!

Also wanted to let you know that Boeheim is doing great – we took him up to the St. Lawrence swimming and he loved it – he is a dark, big boy, with a big square head. Everybody up in Alexandria Bay loved him and he loves people. Maybe on our next time up we can stop and show you him. (I sent a picture of him at the river for you)

I wish that I was ready for another pup because your pups are great! Boeheim would love a sister too but I am not ready to train another one yet and Boeheim is still a pup himself.

Thanks so much for everything you’ve done in the breeding of Shepherds! I love showcasing him.

Steph and Mark

Boeheim

Boeheim


Hello Carlo,
Just a quick line to let you know how well Sarge has taken to our family. You have done a great job with your dogs and it shows in your breeding. Here are a couple pictures of Sarge with the kids. We will send more as he grows. He is also very quick to respond to our training too. Thanks for our new addition.
 
The Clives

Sarge


Carlo:

Just thought I’d share some pictures of Reagan with you. He has been an unbelievable addition to our family! We couldn’t be happier with him.

Peter

Reagan


Hi Carlo!

Just wanted to update you on Abby from Zamp and Ivy’s litter of August 2, 2010. She’s doing great! She’s 19 weeks now and about 40 pounds, she’s very sweet and listens well to my husband and I. Teaching her commands has been easy, she knows the basics like sit, stay, lay, shake. We are now wrapped up on all her shots and we just got her spayed about a week ago, the North Country Animal Clinic you recommended for Abby has been great.

Thanks for such a great girl!

Jessica P.

Abby

Hi Carlo,

Just wanted to send an update and let you know that Boehiem is doing extremely well! He has learned sit, stay, lay, easy and shake. Everybody that sees him absolutely loves him and thinks that he is so beautiful. The vet loved him, and he gave her lots of kisses. He has a very happy personality. Good job breeding Zamp and Ivy!

Do you have any pictures of his brothers or sisters? Would love to see what the others look like.

Thanks so much- we love him and he is a very happy pup

Steph and Mark

 

Hi Carlo,

Just wanted to update you and show you some pictures of Boehiem. He is a very good boy and is doing well with potty training and has learned how to sit already. I also met Lorry Moscow-the dog trainer who owns Dana- the pup from your Dana and we are going to have a play date and work the two dogs together hopefully.

Thanks so much for a great pup,

Steph

Boehiem


Hi Carlo

I was outside with Inka. I have attached a recent picture of her – as you can see she is growing beautifully. She has been meeting many people throughout the Ithaca area – one gentleman stated he would be contacting you – has been wanting a shepherd for a very long time and fell in love w/Inka. She was welcomed in the H and R block offices and sat quietly for an hour while they processed my taxes – no one could believe how wonderful she behaved. You are doing a great service for this breed – I wished all breeders took it as seriously as you have.

Andrea

Inka


Hi Carlo,

Here is an updated picture of our Dana. She was five months old March 5th, and we really are having fun with her.

I took her to some training classes, as it is hard right now to work her in mine. She was with dogs 9 months old and older, and she was the smartest one. She holds her sit, stay, down, and has a fairly good come, both off lead and on.

She still has the 5 month old focus, but we couldn’t be happier on how quickly she picks up commands.

She rides so well in the car, I take her just about everywhere with me, and on weekends Howie and I take her together. We have been stopped by so many people, I have handed out so many of your business cards. On the days that I have to be away for extended periods of time and cannot take her with me, I put her in Doggie Day Care, and they tell me she is the smartest puppy there. They said she listens well.

What a wonderful job you do in breeding dogs that represent their Breed so well. Even when I took her to the Vet, he said he has not seen a German Shepherd that was so friendly, instead of hide behind the counter, or between the owner’s legs.

I keep up with your website and see you have some litters coming up. I love the looks of Gina, do you have her on site?

I will keep in touch.

Lorry and Howie

Dana


This is our baby Leo. He was born February 10, 2009 to Pepper and Valko. He has a wonderful personality and acts just like a baby! He may act like a baby to us but won’t let a stranger anywhere near the house. Leo loves everyone in the family but in attached to me, he never leaves my side. Him and our oldest shepherd have grown really close and Leo learns a lot from him. He is a wonderful dog and we couldn’t of asked for a better addition to our family. Thank you Carlo for such a pefect dog!

Love Al Cammarono and Family.

Leo


Hi Carlo,

Here’s a picture of King (Feb 10, 2009 litter) from when we climbed Algonquin Mtn back in August. He was pooped! He’s been a super puppy – easily trained, so so smart and has a great disposition. We’re keeping him active (or maybe it’s the other way around) – he loves going for runs, hikes and swims. One thing is for sure, he’s quite the stud. He receives compliments wherever he goes! We couldn’t be happier.

Thanks and Happy Holidays,

Beth and Josh

King


Carlo,

Jossey has been doing great and has socialized with our family amazingly.

She even likes the chickens!

However, the cat is not her fan yet but they are beginning to get along.

Mike and Cindy

Jossey


Hello Carlo,

Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the puppy my son bought from you is the best puppy that we have ever had! His name is Taz and he has some of the best trait’s that I have ever seen in a breed. Taz is going to be an outstanding addition to our family, he is already showing loyalty and protectiveness at only 9 weeks, amazing. Again, thank you and we will keep you posted.

Jamie Endrina

Taz

Taz

Taz


I also added one of my favorite pics of her laying in the grass from July.

She is one of the most beautiful shepherds I have ever seen. Hope all is well.

Christina

Kami

 


Hi Carlo…Here are some recent pictures of Kami. She’s growing up to look just like mom. She loves running around and playing with the other dogs. She is a beautiful dog and everyone is always complimenting her.

Thank you

Deputy R. Ortlieb

Kami


Hi Carlo,

We have got to have one of the nicest puppies you could ever imagine. She is so trainable, loves the grandchildren, loves going for walks to the creek, loves riding in the vehicles, and is very loyal to my husband and I. Here is a picture of Sasha

Sasha


Carlo,

Havoc is a well-loved addition to our family. He enjoys camping and squeeky toys. He keeps a watchful eye over our children and our home. We’re having a great time watching him grow. We couldn’t have asked for a better dog. Here are some pictures of him at about 7 months.

The Stones

Havoc


Carlo,

I wanted to touch base with you to see if you made out alright with the paperwork that was mailed for the puppy. I have attached a picture of Cassia. She is absolutely amazing, very smart and so sweet. Her training is going very well and she is such a great addition to our family. Her and the kids are inseparable. She is so gentle with the babies and enjoys playing with them. She listens well and as adjusted to the family life without any problems. I am SO SO happy with her. I will keep in touch and keep you posted.

Thank You

Anna

Cassia


Hi,

Here is Ziva (female, March 21 litter). I love her — she is very smart!

Kitty Crawford