Training & Breeding Over 500 Litters Since 1987

“…BEST GERMAN SHEPHERD breeder in America.”

— Der Spiegel, Germany



Our German Shepherds function in the capacity that they’re originally bred for, excelling in every way!

Sound in mind and body. Strong and functional, intelligent, trainable, courageous and resilient.
Natural qualities that only can be realized through great genetics!


#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 Curry 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. Read more about the Kraftwerk K9 Story

“…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.

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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.