KRAFTWERK K9

Certified Fully Trained German Shepherds

Training & Breeding Over 500 Litters Since 1987

“…BEST GERMAN SHEPHERD breeder in America.”

— Der Spiegel, Germany

#1 Breeder and importer of working German Shepherds since 1987

Since its founding by visionary leader Wayne Curry , Kraftwerk K9 has been America’s #1 authority on breeding and importing of working line German Shepherd puppies for sale. Mr. Curry has represented the United States in several international schutzhund/protection dog competitions around the world including Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, and Italy. He has also been the winner of numerous Regional and National Championships, recognized by the New York Times, other major newspapers, New Zealand Radio, and Q13 Fox News TV as an expert in the field of breeding and training German Shepherd dogs.

Kraftwerk K9 working line protection-trained German Shepherds have been exported all over the world including the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, and Canada. Their signature appearance can be distinguished by the overall impression of strength and character they possess. Kraftwerk K9 is the only U.S. German Shepherd breeder in history to have three dogs compete at the BSP, Germany’s most prestigious schutzhund event.

Read Der Spiegel’s article on Wayne Curry.
Watch ABC News / Der Spiegel Video.

What we do & Where we do it

The property on which the Kraftwerk K9 kennels are located, was found by Wayne while he was on the way to a farmer’s field to practice tracking with his dog. It was a five-acre parcel of young Christmas trees and nothing else. Wayne and his friend, a deputy sheriff, then built the first four kennels. To get started, Wayne filled the four kennels with dogs from the animal rescue shelter and anyone else who needed their dog trained. The demand for well-trained dogs was very high. Subsequently, four more kennels were built. Later he added the main building with a front office area and 12 kennels attached. He built a concrete ring around the perimeter of the kennels and inside he placed cedar chips for comfort and cleanliness. Wayne designed four additional kennels around the Christmas trees in order to provide shade and privacy for every dog. These kennels were very successful, so, Wayne has continued to add kennels within the trees annually. The land surrounding the original property was acquired one five-acre section at a time. Training fields, houses for managers and trainers were added helping to create the twenty-five acre state of the art training and breeding facility that it is today. Kraftwerk employs a staff of around ten full-time people year round who are actively engaged and devoted to the dogs and puppies.

“Best Breeder in America – Der Spiegel,Germany”

Kraftwerk K9: Breeding & Training

By- Doug Marcoux, Guns & Tactics Magazine

When I first drove up to the Kraftwerk K9 facility I was greeted by a closed gate. On it hung a phone number, and beyond it stood two imposing German Shepherds who communicated clearly that they knew I was a stranger. They weren’t vicious or particularly aggressive, but they exuded a certain “standing-their-ground” confidence and presence that convinced me I would never want to jump one of these fences. As I would come to learn during my visit, these traits are a characteristic of every Kraftwerk dog.

Much of the difference between a Kraftwerk dog and a typical German Shepherd comes from careful breeding. These are incredibly beautiful animals, but their breeding has nothing to do with appearance. Rather, Kraftwerk’s breeding program is structured around these 3 specific areas: health and “hardness,” courage and drive, and temperament and intelligence. None of these dogs are “show dogs” and they would likely never win an AKC award for their appearance. What they would do, however, is outperform any best-of-breed dogs in strength, health, and training… and, when it comes to protecting my family, I’ll take a strong and well-tempered dog over a “perfect breed-standard” every time. Think of it as a shotgun – a finely engraved Browning Citori Lightning is a beautiful firearm… but when something goes bump in the night you’re probably going to reach for your Remington 870.

More articles – http://www.gunsandtactics.com/?s=kraftwerkk9

The Kraftwerk K9 Purchase Process

As great as Brasco is, I wanted to talk briefly about the purchase process from Kraftwerk K9, as it was really a straightforward and simple process.  I had certain fears buying a pet online – namely, how well would we bond with the dog – and in retrospect, I couldn’t have asked for a better family addition.  The process starts simply by browsing Kraftwerk’s available puppies (and various trained dogs) pages, which lists the puppies parents, traits and attributes, etc.  Once we had picked a pup, we spoke on the phone to arrange payment and shipment, and once completed, we received weekly updates with pictures about our chosen puppy (due to the fact he was still too young to leave Kraftwerk).  We also received a new puppy packet that included detailed instructions on feeding, his parent information, health certificates, and everything else you need to know to about your new family addition.  Once he was old enough, Brasco was shipped via a commercial airline in a roomy crate with food and water.  We picked him up, brought him home, and introduced him to the family.  Upon arrival, he was happy, perfectly clean, and immediately bonded with everyone, and although we didn’t visit the Kraftwerk facilities, it’s evident they take great care and pride in their animals.

To anyone questioning the process of purchasing from Kraftwerk online, I can assure you that based on my own personal experience, I would buy another dog from Kraftwerk again in a heartbeat.

Full Article- https://emercedesbenz.com/lifestyle/home/kraftwerk-k9/

David Wall
David Wall
19:54 19 Aug 19
Outstanding Facility. We were able to meet with the team and get a full tour of the facility. I was extremely impressed with how professional and knowledgeable this team was. They are extremely dedicated to these animals. The puppies are adorable and I was super impressed with the level of obedience and control the adult dogs had achieved. Wayne is clearly proud of these dogs and loves what he does.read more
Gregory Goss
Gregory Goss
02:17 10 Aug 19
I would like to thank Wayne and all the staff at Kraftwerk K9 for providing the best German Shepherd I have ever had the pleasure to call my own! After 14 years of fantastic memories I had to put Kodiak down, my best friend and companion. I have had Shepherds all my life and Kodiak was by far the smartest and healthiest German Shepherd that I have ever owned. He was a very special dog. If anyone is looking to purchase a Shepherd, as far as I am concerned this is the only kennel that you should consider! Keep up the great work! Rest in peace Kodiak!read more
Emma Ghasparian
Emma Ghasparian
19:29 07 Aug 19
I enjoyed your biography of work. I would love to get a german shepherd puppy. What is the price of these adorable creatures. Your answer would be appreciated.Thank you
lori blosl
lori blosl
06:23 07 Aug 19
Crazy dogs barking all the time. No way to really touch bases with more than an answering machine. Maybe a good idea years ago but, now highly priced over bred dogs, flooding the market. Don't know how he is still finding homes for all his puppies?? Don't visit. Will hear a lot of screaming dogs! Plus you have to make an appointment which is hard to do when no one answers the phone?
Marci Pekofsky
Marci Pekofsky
20:55 30 Jul 19
This is the second puppy that I got from Kraftwerk K9. My first was incredibly smart and sweet! She was trained in Shutzhund and did bomb sniffing with our local Sheriff’s dept. most importantly she had friends wherever she went. I just got a 3 month old female and she is beautiful, smart and well tempered. Once you have owned a dog from Kraftwerk K9 you can’t settle for anything less. Thank you Wayne, Sean and Lisa!read more
Edie Tracy
Edie Tracy
20:55 24 Jul 19
I got a puppy from this place about a year ago and he is the best dog our family has ever had. He’s great with our kids, super well behaved, and he always lets us know when someone is close to our house. The customer service was great and very friendly. If your interested in addicting a new addition to your family or wanting an already trained dog definitely check out their website. I’ve been following it on Facebook since we got our pup and it’s amazing all the stuff they teach their dogs.read more
linda T
linda T
19:26 13 Feb 19
Five years ago after someone attempted to break into our home. We decided to get a German Shepherd puppy from Kraftwerk K9 and to this day I couldn't ask for a better companion or protector. He is more than a dog to our family he has been a true angel and blessing to us everyday.
Andrew Brill
Andrew Brill
04:36 27 Jan 19
Working with the team at Kraftwerk K9 so far has been excellent. Dakota, chief trainer, was very patient and knowledgeable. We opted for a trained puppy. In a few months I will be able to fill in the blanks on how well it is working out for us.
Kristina Wilcox
Kristina Wilcox
23:34 08 Jan 19
We purchased our puppy Dax from Kraftwerkk9 this last December, 2018. We have had a very positive experience. The trainers and staff have been friendly and helpful. I am very happy with the quality, conformation and disposition of the puppy we chose. I would purchase a puppy from them again without reservation.
Ella Bruce
Ella Bruce
16:18 04 Jan 19
Would highly recommend. Wonderful care of their dogs and puppies. Highly knowledgeable with quality puppies. Very satisfied with my new puppy!Update! They also do a wonderful job boarding. I will be leaving my girl, Xola and my other gsd I got somewhere else this upcoming week. I know they're in great hands and that they will receive the love and attention they need. This puppy has grown up to be the most beautiful, intelligent, and kind 8 month old puppy. Thank you again Kraftwerk!read more
Ross Langford
Ross Langford
01:58 07 Dec 18
Kraftwerk K9 is a great place to get German Shepherds from. They will work with you every step of the way to make sure that your puppy/dog arrives and is well taken care until that time. My mother owns three dogs from Kraftwerk K9 and she couldn't be happier and I enjoy to see them as well.
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“The best working dog is the best family pet”

-Wayne Curry

Dogs are in many ways like people with the same emotions and attitudes. This is why we can easily identify with them. There are many individual personality types of people. Those that are high strung, restless and never settled. Others are at the opposite end of the scale, they do not get excited about much of anything and can actually be rather boring. Dogs can be categorized the same way.