Welcome to Sable Fever
Shepherds, a division of Spotted Fever Ranch. We are
so proud of our sable German Shepherds that we created this website
to share them with you. We have had several types of German Shepherds
in the past, and we researched long and hard before we decided to
purchase our first Czech GSD import. Why Czech? Why imported? We
wanted to avoid inherent hip and elbow problems so common among
American bred GSD's.We wanted the whole package:
health, longevity, companionship, protection, loyalty, and the ability
to take these dogs as far as their capabilities will allow them
Our sable German Shepherds are raised on our working
ranch in southern Colorado. Highly intelligent, their bloodlines
have been used for police work, tracking, search and rescue, narcotics
detection, and personal protection. We use them for moving and herding
our cattle! They make loyal and wonderful family members. Many people
refer to this line of breeding as "fifteen year dogs"
as their health and physical well being usually results in a companion
that is with us considerably longer than the typical large breed
dog. We only have one litter per year and it is usually a mixture
of sables and blacks.
Please enjoy these pictures and contact us if you are interested
in getting on our puppy waiting list.
This is Raven, our solid black Czech female. The solid black
shepherds are fairly rare and only occur if each sable parent has
a recessive black gene and passes it. This will occur 25% of the
time. Raven, therefore, carries two recessive black genes and when
mated with a male like Vigo, who carries the recessive black gene,
half the litter should be black and half sable, which is exactly
what happened. If Raven was bred to a black stud, all the puppies
would be black. The black shepherds are usually a little longer
and a little slighter in build. Raven is bigger than average for
a Czech bred female and always has a very shiny coat, which we really
admire. We can never take her anyplace without people inquiring
about and admiring her for the unusual dog that she is. We will
keep this site updated on how well she does passing this shine gene
on to her pups.
Her November 2016 litter gave us 3 solid black puppies: 2 male,
1 female; and 3 sable puppies: 2 female and one male. Raven is the
daughter of Maximus Anreibi and Xena.
My daughter says that this is a picture of the ranch and a cut out
of a GSD! Yes, Raven is THAT black! Raven is an excellent companion
dog whose color, conformation, and amber eyes keep strangers naturally
at bay. She's friendly, very vocal, and an excellent mom.
This fine dog is the sire of Raven's November 2016 litter.
His name is Vigo z Tresnaku from K9 Specialists in Denver,
Vigo is a trained narcotics sniffing dog.
We like to keep our litters close to our living space and well socialized.
This litter was 5 weeks old when our kids and grandkids came for Christmas.
No one wanted to play with their gifts; just the puppies!!! Can you
blame them... (smile)
This handsome dog belongs to one of my daughters and her husband
who live in San Francisco. His name is Sagan. He's the whole
package: intelligence, looks, protection, and companionship. He is
from Maximus' and Xena's first litter in February of 2014.
My daughter and her husband are taking Sagan
through PSA training.
He took to it naturally and they were amazed. They said it was like
someone unzipped him and out came a personality that they did not
know was there.
They are thrilled. Needless to say, NO ONE bothers them on
the streets of San Francisco!
This picture melts our hearts! This little puppy is
from Maximus and Xena's 2014 litter. His name is Vadar. Vadar
has taken total protective custody of this little girl. He checks
on her at night and wakes her up for school in the morning. He plays
games with her inside of cardboard box forts. He could not be with
a better family.
Raven and litter mate Juniper at 6
months having a ranch play date.
Torvi, a female Czech sable, is living in Trinidad.
Reina, in purple, having a last night
snooze with her brother before she left to live in the state
of New York. Six week old sable Czech GSD Milo went
to live in Denver.
Panzer is living with family in northern Colorado.
Axl, a Czech black male GSD, is living with
family in Denver.
We just had to keep this little one: Nugget!
Xena, the ranch matriarch. We imported Xena
in March of 2012.
Constantly on the move, Xena's needs the ranch and the ranch needs
Xena. She is a highly driven, intense GSD, who demands a job.
We use Xena to drive our cattle. (Step aside Australian Shepherds!)
Her intensity made it difficult for her to resettle into a pregnancy
so we had her spayed. It did not lessen her intensity but made
her into a wonderful companion dog as well as the Ranch Manager!
Xena, proud and protective mother.
Maximus is our first Czech GSD import and he
got us hooked. He was, unfortunately, stolen from us.
We only hope that whoever has him is being good to him.
Three days before Max was stolen, we mated him with Xena. She produced
a litter of 5 beautiful pups some of whom are pictured on this page.
Put in you reservation now for Raven's
next litter due fall of 2017.
Puppies will run $2000 for sables and $2200 for blacks.
We have a 10% discount for law enforcement, military, veterans, and
IPO and PSA trainers.
A $500 deposit will put you in line to reserve your choice according
to submission order.
12525 Rd R.5
San Acacio, CO 81511
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