KRAFTWERK K9

Certified Fully Trained German Shepherds

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.

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.

soledad luna
soledad luna
17:02 07 Feb 20
I have been in the market for buying a GS for years now and finally decided to hit the go button. Called up Kraftwerk and a very nice lady who I believe her name was January, she answered all my questions (which I did have a lot) and was very friendly and helped guide me to which dog I wanted. I called a few more times in between spoke to Dakota on training which was again very helpful in the... learning process. I received my pup after trying with January on different flights but she was awesome enough to keep trying to get my pup where I needed him to go. Needless to say, I can definitely tell my pup was handled and well taken care of before even having him arrive. We are ecstatic and glad we decided to go with Kraftwerk K9. Thanks again for all your help in finding our new best friend.read more
Jim McNab
Jim McNab
15:46 11 Jan 20
When I recently started looking for a German Shepherd puppy, I was pretty overwhelmed by all the options I found online. There were breeders in my state, in surrounding states, and all across the country. Just the number of people out there breeding GSDs was daunting, and in my searches, I came across more than a few questionable breeders as well as straight up puppy mills. However, one breeder... kept rising to the top of all my search lists - Kraftwerk K9. I was extremely impressed with their website because of the sheer volume of information available about the lineage of each puppy. It became apparent very quickly that this was a breeder who had a dedicated facility quite unlike any other breeder in America. There was just something special about this place and Wayne Curry's dedication to preserving the true working line of the German Shepherd. (Initially, I didn't know there was a difference between West German working lines and AKC show dogs). My first contact with Kraftwerk was with the Office Manager, January. She spoke to me at length about their program, facility and answered all my questions about the puppies i was considering. She really helped guide me to the perfect choice. I also spoke with Dakota who was just as friendly and helpful. I made my initial purchase online and the process could not have been easier or more expeditious. After making the initial deposit online, I received a phone call and email from January in which I signed our puppy up for Obedience Level 1 training. After that 4 week course, I made the final payment and she made the arrangements for the puppy to fly to our local airport. Our puppy arrived without any problems and the first thing we noticed was that she was a magnificent example of the breed. She was immediately impressive with her size, stance and bone structure. She was also one of the sweetest puppies I've ever had. Her temperament was just so even and rock-solid! My entire family could tell instantly that this dog was something special. She is so intelligent, alert and driven! We could not have picked a better suited puppy for our son even if we'd toured the facility. During this process, I'd purchased another puppy that was shipped at the same time. She was also incredible but sadly, it wasn't going to work for us. That being said, within the 72 hour window, I called Kraftwerk to make the arrangements to send my puppy back. There were not any problems with that process and, even though it broke my heart to send my pup back, January was EXTREMELY sympathetic and understanding. There was never a problem or issue even with the refund for her which was extremely fast! Every single time I've called Kraftwerk, I'vs spoken to somebody (usually the office manager, January) and had excellent customer service. January was in constant contact with me throughout the entire purchase. She updated me via email with pictures of the puppies and even links to YouTube videos of the pups as well. She was also my point of contact when I had to sadly return my girl, too. I have nothing but glowing praise for my entire experience with Kraftwerk. They could not have been more caring, attentive and professional! In the future, I will contact them again for my dog! If you are in the market for a GSD, I HIGHLY recommend Kraftwerk. The puppies are pricey, but, as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. These dogs are EXCEPTIONAL and Kraftwerk is the truly the best breeder in the US!read more
Dino F
Dino F
19:13 24 Nov 19
I adopted a 2 year old GS from someone who acquired the dog from this breeder. Long story short the dog has been a amazing addition to our family. Extremely protective and alert. Most of the training came from this facility as my dog behaves just like the dogs in the videos. We found out it was a Czech GS and extremely alert to strangers which proves it didn't come from a show line of dogs but... a working line which is important when advertising breeding. These dogs need a dominant owner and if you can give them that they will give you everything they can to please and this also comes from proper training at a young age. Our next addition will definitely come from here.read more
Ira Ehrenkrantz
Ira Ehrenkrantz
16:47 14 Oct 19
I have bought over the years three of the most beautiful, smart, healthy German Shepherds from Wayne and my friends and cousins have also purchased shepherds from kraftwerks k9. I am in the security business and I can tell anybody that is even thinking of owning a German shepherd their is no better people to deal with. Ira Ehrenkrantz president Circle security Systems inc
TheHaiconcop .
TheHaiconcop .
19:51 04 Oct 19
You’ get what you pay for, that’s all I have to say about people complaining on the price . Kraftwerk K9 has the best German Sheperd. Customer service are top notch, they pick up my call every time, answer all my questions. Waynne will answer his Cell and text anytime even on the weekend. They’re not only care about their dogs, they care on how to get the right dog to you as well. Can’t... say thank you enough to Kraftwerk to help us add one more member to our family. P/S: And this is the second dog I got from Kraftwerk.read more
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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