About Us

Kimberlite German Shepherds 


Welcome to Kimberlite Shepherds on the web.  I have been loved by and in love with German Shepherd Dogs for more than 35 years.  My kennel name, Kimberlite, is a reference to my name as well as the name of a rock in South Africa where diamonds are found.  I breed sparingly (hence the "Lite") but feel the dogs that I breed are "diamonds in the rough."  They are all truly gems to me.  This is my hobby, but even more importantly, this is my passion.


I am or have been active in AKC conformation shows, agility, herding and rally, and have titled dogs in all those venues.  I am a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of North Georgia and the German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA), where I have been active on several National committees including current editor of the GSDCA Red Book.


I bred my first litter in 1999, then took an 8 year break.  My intention now is to breed one or two litters per year, opting for quality over quantity.  I breed to produce dogs that can succeed in AKC conformation shows by coming as close as possible to the AKC Standard, but even the best bred puppy does not always turn out to be a show dog.  So I always do my utmost to ensure that my puppies have excellent temperaments and are well socialized to be appropriate for family companions.  All puppies are sold with a health guarantee and I am a signer of the GSDCA Breeder's Code of Ethics and an AKC Breeder of Merit.  My breeding animals are health screened by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and many have performance titles as testimony to their intelligence and trainability.

 A word about "German versus American" German Shepherd Dogs... you may see web sites that tout GSDs imported from Germany as "the total dog" or "true German Shepherds" and many even contain text that bash our American dogs.  Their dogs are better - because they say so - huh?  Here in the United States we have emphasized the beauty of the German Shepherd's flying trot over bite work.  That does not make our dogs any less total, or any less true.  At Kimberlite - we select for the best aspects of the German Shepherd as show dog, performance dog, or family companion.

Let me make your family complete with a beautiful new best friend.

Kimberlite has bred and/or owned the following AKC titled German Shepherds:

Dual Award Excellent CH. Kimberlite's Give My Love to Rose RN CAX TC

Dual Award Excellent CH. Kimberlite's Cant Buy Me Love Tindrock CGC TC RATN (co-owned with Cheryl Olson)

Dual Award Excellent RMB CH. Kimberlite's Shangri-La RN TC CGC RATO (co-owned with Joye Evans)

AKC/INT CH. Kimberlites Nighthawk Invasion of Windsong RN PT CA CGC (owned by CJ Lancaster Bellinger)

Major Pointed Kimberlite's Camelot

RFB and Major Pointed Kimberlite's Nina Simone

Kimberlite's Etta James BN RE CGC (owned by Marty Kaplan)

Kimberlite's Twist N Shout CD RE PT HSAs OAP NJP RATO TC (owned by Joye Evans)

Kimberlite's Rock Island Line CD RE PT HSAs (owned by Ren Burnette)

Kimberlite's Arabian Nights Princess HT PT CAA (owned by Lillie Crowe)

Kimberlite's Cold War (pointed) (owned by Lillie Crowe and Phoenix Crowe)

Kimberlite's Ice Age RN (owned by Ren Burnette)

Kimberlite's Cold Case RN (owned by Lisa Bacevic)

Kimberlite's Katy Too CA TC

Abraxas Kimberlite's Kacy PT HSAs RAE

Plus in Canada--

Can. Ch. Kimberlite's Hot Summer Night (owned by Marie-France Brochu)

Bred by others, owned, trained and loved by us:

Best in Maturity Dual Award Excellent CH. Signature's Abby Scuito RN CGC TC (bred by Joe & Leslie Beccia)

Dual Award Excellent CH. Jerrwen's Southern Sky PT TC (bred by Jerry and Wendy Bobak)

CH. Abraxas Repeat Performance HT TC (bred by Ken & Pat Downing)

Inflight's Total Eclipse PT HSAs TC (bred by Pat & Kathaleen Strong)

Melana's Lovin' Scoop-ful RA (bred by Melissa Campbell)

Major pointed Grey Pines' Blue Cowboy RN (bred by Bill & Jeri Pfeiffer)

Abraxas Play It Again Sam MX AXJ (bred by Ken & Pat Downing)