This weeks spotlight is on Samantha Merryman a German Shepherd breeder owner of Salty Raccoon Ranch.
Here’s our interview…..
Tell us how you got into the breed?
“I began breeding in order to produce services dogs for my own children.
I wanted to control the genetics, puppy raising and scent imprinting process.
This process has produced excellent Service Dogs for my family and other families have benefited from my techniques.”
Tell us why you love the German Shepherd breed?
“I have been in love with German Shepherds since I was a little girl, I have always had one right by my side. Their intelligence is superior to any other breed, along with their beauty. Loyalty is unmatched, they will stand by you until the end to save your life.”
Why might a German Shepherd be a good match for someone?
“German Shepherds are very smart, they just may be smarter than you!
They require more socializing than other breeds and you must be committed to training/socializing.
They are also know as the German Shedder, 2 times a year they shed out their entire coat, not an allergy friendly breed.”
What makes you standout as a breeder?
“I stand out from other breeders by putting my heart and soul into my breeding selection, health testing and puppy raising process.
I raise all my puppies inside and each puppy is started out as if it will become a future service dog.
All our females are active, working Service Dogs and have working titles as well.”
One of the things that we love about Samantha Merryman’s german shepherd breeding program is that she does health testing and proactive puppy raising!
Thank you so much for the interview Samantha! To learn more about Samantha’s German Shepherds visit the following links..