Upon first contact with Audrey, it was extremely clear that she was fully educated in all lines of German Shepherds , and there was not a question she could not answer. Audrey and I discussed her breeding line and I was most impressed! She took the time to explain her dog's lines, what some of them had gone on to do : police, detection, protections, pets - it was impressive. I was beyond happy that Audrey not only had the experience, but also had the educational degrees to back up what she was saying.
I did not meet Audrey when this litter was born but instead there were a few male puppies available ( black and sable ) but none had been actually chosen yet. Everything felt ‘ right’ and I decided to put my trust in Audrey and sent her a deposit. Audrey put me down for a sable male per my request. Please keep in mind I was going to do this long distance which I can admit was ‘ foreign’ to me. I knew I would not see whatever puppy was to be mine except through videos, pictures, etc….... I put my faith in Audrey and also knew that my girl would send me the ‘ right one.’
Audrey and I communicated a lot during those few weeks. She would send videos, pictures, and just general updates. Audrey was always available and responded quickly to any correspondence. I sometimes wondered when she slept with all these clients and pups. Dedicated to a fault is only one way I would describe her, there are so many positives. One day Audrey sent a particular video and I fell in love. The ‘ connection’ was felt right through the video. I knew this little guy was ‘ the one’ but also knew that I had come into the litter late so we would see. It is the fairest way to allow clients to choose. Audrey and I continued to correspond sometimes daily and she was amazing. Please do keep in mind she is ‘ no nonsense’ but at the same time she has a heart of gold for these dogs and her clients.
A few weeks went by and Audrey asked me to please send her the picture and/or the video of the puppy I wanted to be sure she had the correct one I had told her. A day or so later, Audrey let me know that this little guy was mine. I believe that Audrey does everything within her power to ensure that clients do receive the puppy they want if the fit is correct.
Now, we had to transport this little man. Audrey and I communicated a lot! I had never had a puppy brought to my door physically unseen. This was completely new to me yet, I know dogs are flown all over the world. Together, Audrey and I navigated this last leg of the journey and I could not have asked for more from her. Dedication, patience, and caring are truly not strong enough words to use when describing how Audrey was during this process. Audrey ended up keeping my pup who was named Malachi for an extra week. While he was there, she taught him his name and sent pictures and videos often. They certainly made my day! Since Malachi has arrived home, he is nothing short of amazing! He is exactly as Audrey described him and the litter ( Daisy x Maverick ) focused, well behaved, eager to learn, and dark stunning sable! He has been home a week and Audrey continues to ‘ check in’ to see how he’s doing. Exactly what a great breeder should do. My experience with North Mountain Kennels was wonderful. If you are looking for a well bred high quality working German Shepherd l highly recommend North Mountain Kennels. Audrey is in a class all of her own and I am grateful that the stars aligned so that I was able to be blessed with one of her pups. Malachi Riyon ‘ From the North’ - His name means : my messenger , my angel and an immense beauty from heaven, it could not have more meaning. He is a true gift and I look forward to all the days ahead with him. Thank you Audrey!