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… heart warming to see…”
I can’t thank Sam and His family enough for the incredible experience it has been to first pick a pup that was exactly what we wanted and then bring Akamaru (Maru) into our home and see her settle in with us so easily. Sam has quickly responded to all of our needs and questions. It is heart warming to see how much he cares about his puppies and assuring that their new family has everything they need to make the puppy a loving part of the family.
Maru is everything and more than we expected. She is totally loyal to us and doesn’t want to leave our side. She is a quick learner and a pleasure to train. Very smart and confident.
The 1200 mile trip out and back from California was seamless. Maru was a total trooper! How ever far you go RRK9 pups are totally worth it. Sam is incredible in his responses to whatever we need. You won’t be disappointed.
The Tom and Candy Gage family
Tom and Candy Gage Family Red Rock K9 Puppy June 12, 2022Read More Testimonials
…the answer is absolutely YES
Red Rock K9 has exceeded our high expectations in numerous ways. We already had a black German Shepherd, so we knew that they’re wonderful dogs, which is why we went looking for a second one. We were very picky about the breeder we wanted to work with, and we traveled out of state for the perfect fit.
I don’t usually leave reviews for anything, but this is an exceptionally good family business that I’d recommend to anyone and support in any way I can. If/when we’re ready for another dog, we sure hope they’ll still be breeding, because we wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.
From our very first contact, Sam has been very involved in making sure we were well prepared for our puppy, keeping us updated on him and his training, and coordinating the day he transitioned from RRK9 to our home. Communication has been quick and clear. On puppy departure day, it was clear that Sam and Linsey had formed a relationship with our puppy and had treated him as part of their family.
Our RRK9 puppy has been the easiest we’ve ever had. We keep thinking any day now, he’ll start the usual biting, jumping, chewing, etc. that all puppies go through (or so we thought), but at almost 4 months now, it hasn’t happened, and he is a joy to be around all the time. He requires supervision and redirecting like any puppy, but he has a calm, happy temperament that makes him an excellent addition to our family and a pleasure to take out into the world away from our home.
Our pup came to us with significant training by Sam, Linsey, and their family, and he has absolutely taken off from there with Sam’s expert guidance via instructional videos. We’ve read a lot about dog training and worked with a handful of trainers before, but Sam has a way of noticing the tiniest details and making it clear how to tweak this or that to get better results. Our puppy loves training and is learning so fast! In addition to formal training, they worked with him on all the little things that help a puppy learn to be a nice dog, like handling him in a way that helped him learn not to jump or bite.
For anyone who might be reading reviews to try to determine whether the higher cost of a RRK9 compared to many other breeders is worth it… the answer is absolutely YES. We don’t typically throw money around, we look for bargains when reasonable, and we consider things carefully when we do choose to spend more than usual. We wouldn’t trade our first (non-RRK9) GSD for the world, and she’s a wonderful dog now, but we went through many difficult months with her because she didn’t have the solid foundation that our RRK9 has, and his head start on life has really made all the difference.
Brenna Red Rock K9 Puppy June 12, 2022Read More Testimonials
“… drive back with our puppy was 1,100 miles back to Ohio was well worth it.”
I wanted to write to share with anyone considering Red Rock K9 for a puppy. My first words are, “don’t hesitate to do so.” Sam was awesome to work with and he was very helpful prior, during and after we picked up our puppy. Of course, it takes time to select your puppy and understand it’s a commitment. My wife and I did our research and knew we were ready for a new addition to our family. The biggest question I receive from friends is, “couldn’t you find a puppy nearer to your home?” I guess we could have but the flight to OKC and the drive back with our puppy was 1,100 miles back to Ohio was well worth it. Our new pup couldn’t have been better, he was calm and confident even at 12 weeks old for the ride. He quickly settled into his new home easily and his beginning training from the Red Rock team was a solid base for continued mastering of skills. He’s a fast learner and does not leave our side until bedtime. As said earlier, if you’re considering a new family member and considering Red Rock K9, “don’t hesitate to do so.”
Carl B. Red Rock K9 puppy September 4, 2021Read More Testimonials
Red Rock K9 exceeded Our Expectation
I cannot express how much RedRock K9 exceeded our expectations. My boyfriend and I thought about getting a dog for well over six months, and RedRock K9 was the second breeder we called to learn more about the services, training and expectations. However, after the call with Sam, we compared every other calls to RedRock. The other breeders were not as professional, accessible nor knowledgable about their training and services. Leading up to receiving our puppy, Sam gracious answered all of our daunting questions in a timely and professional manner. After Cazador came to live with us, Sam continued to provide training tips, support, and constant communication. Cazador is almost six months old, and if we ever think to get him a little friend, we will 100% go with RedRock. We are RedRock lifers!
Side note: We already referred one friend to RedRock and we are so excited for our half brothers to meet here in Sacramento!
Eliana Densow Red Rock K9 Puppy August 25, 2021Read More Testimonials
A Truly Phenomenal Dog
Our RRK9 puppy (Kodi) is a truly phenomenal dog, and I can’t recommend Sam and Linsey, enough! We have owned some pretty awesome dogs, but Kodi is literally a member of our family. Her natural instincts are incredible, and I have to attribute that to her breeding, and the training she has received since she was a puppy; beginning with Sam, and continuing with the classes Sam provided to our son, to complete in our home. She LOVES our family, as much as we love her, and guards us, every moment! So smart, so beautiful, so much personality, so amazing!
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Amanda Self Red Rock K9 Puppy August 25, 2021Read More Testimonials
Genuine, honest, forthcoming…
Sam is one of the human beings I would ever want to deal with when selecting a German Shepherd pup! He was honest and forthcoming with me throughout my entire experience and always available for questions. After this entire experience I consider Sam a friend and the pup is the best I could have ever imagined to receive; I have owned three other German Shepherds and this one has an excellent temperament, low anxiety, and is extremely intelligent; I have received nothing but, compliments from friends, family, veterinarian, and other German Shepherd owners.
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Phil Red Rock K9 Puppy June 20, 2021Read More Testimonials
We were completely blown away…Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
We Finally welcomed our new German Shepherd (Kobe) into our lives after a long military career. We waited for the right time to get our first dog because we didn’t want to risk taking him from base to base around the world. We sought out Red Rock K-9 after hearing glowing reviews about them and boy were we overly impressed. This company is second to none and they produce the most amazing dogs. We were completely blown away with the love and care they provide to all their dogs throughout the process and even more impressed with the attention to detail and communication they provided us during the process. You can imagine how excited we were to get our GSD and we were so thankful that RRK9 always provided update photos and videos to us! They kept up communication throughout the process (and still do) and they provided invaluable education on the do’s/don’ts and a bunch of recommendations to boot. They gave us options of different things to purchase (we bought it all) and things to stay away from. Overall we are VERY happy with the addition of Kobe to our family. He listens well and was able to flawlessly adapt my commands after learning them in his stage 1 training. If you are looking for a QUALITY German Shepherd, I implore you to check out Red Rock K-9. I promise you won’t be sorry and you will receive the highest caliber of an AKC registered pup!
Ashontay Owens Red Rock K9 Puppy June 11, 2021Read More Testimonials
Sam and his family go above and beyond…
We have only had Remi a week, but I can’t tell you how completely pleased our family is with our decision to get her from Sam and Red Rock K9. to make sure you get your puppy in the best physical and socialized state possible. Sam has a tremendous system in place to support the new owners starting with his 53 page manual and being accessible by email or text to answer any questions or concerns that may come up. All throughout the process you can tell that Sam and family truly care and are passionate about breeding and preparing the dog and their future owners for success. Perhaps one of the best complements Sam and Red Rock K9 received about Remi came from our vet on her puppy wellness exam. Our vet said “ Ive seen a lot of German Shepherd puppies over the years and so many are skittish and nervous at this stage, but Remi is very calm, confident and so well behaved”. I know we have a long road ahead of us with training, but we are confident that with Red Rock K9’s resources and continued support, Remi will grow to be an incredible addition to our family.
Chad Evans Red Rock K9 Puppy June 11, 2021Read More Testimonials
Sam and the Red Rock K9 team have been a breath of fresh air…
Sam and the Red Rock K9 team have been a breath of fresh air – dedicated, insightful, patient and professional. After having a couple of GSDs and seeing the potential of the breed, we wanted to find a breeder/trainer who would not only be very intentional in setting their puppies up for success, but also PARTNER with us AFTER we brought our puppy home. While we loved the rescued GSDs we had had before, we were all too familiar with the effects of poor genetics and inadequate early socialization and training. Thus, it was important to us that we be equipped to mold our puppy’s confidence and social behaviors well. Furthermore, we wanted to find someone who could provide breed specific insights, recognizing that raising and training a working-line GSD can, at times, call for strategies that are different from what might be used with a Golden Retriever or a Yorkie.
The Red Rock K9 Puppy Program was exactly the strong foundation that we needed. In addition to understanding a range of basic commands, our pup was crate trained, practically house-broken and sleeping through the night most nights as soon as we got her (issues only happened when WE screwed up!). When we had problems introducing our pup to our older dog the day we brought her home, Sam was able to offer multiple tactics (not just one way!) to work through the situation.
Sam’s assistance didn’t stop there. Despite not being able to coach in-person due to distance, Sam facilitated a remote, interactive and content-rich learning program that has educated and equipped us to continue building on the suite of behaviors taught to the puppies while they were in Sam’s care. When we struggle, he has been a phone call away (we try not to abuse the privilege). He is a wealth of information that has helped us navigate the not-always-intuitive world of dog psychology. Because of his guidance, I am confident that our pup will be able to be a part of our lives in a way that our previous dogs could not be.
Linda K. Red Rock K9 Puppy February 4, 2021Read More Testimonials
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Murali Nagarajan Red Rock K9 Puppy January 18, 2021Read More Testimonials