"Utility is the True Criterion of Beauty.” Captain Max Von Stephanitz

“From the moment I contacted Sarah I knew this was a person who cared deeply for her dogs. Her female, Sky Von Barren Berg, is beautiful with an exceptional temperament and is very well “decorated” with numerous championships so when I was told she had been bred I knew I wanted one of her pups.

Sarah always answered my e-mails right away and once pregnancy was confirmed she could not have been more gracious.  From the day the puppies were born she kept us updated with e-mails, pictures and videos of the progress that that pups were making.  I looked forward to getting those short videos and seeing how healthy and active those little pups were.

I have had several German Shepherds over the years and for the most part, have been happy with the breeders.  Sarah, however, went above and beyond.  Besides all of the customary first shots, worming, etc. she has her pups microchipped and sends them home with a crate and training books.  She even provided a trial subscription of pet insurance and an incentive if you enroll your pup in an AKC puppy and Good Canine class.  What more could you ask?  She is the first breeder I have dealt with to follow up to see how things were going after the first day.

We could not be more pleased with the new love of our family.  Our male pup, “Magnum” Ajax von Whitehall (out of Sky Von Barren Berg and Roland Glen Fingers Von Ryanhaus) is healthy, feisty, well-adjusted and just the sweetest pup.  I am so glad that I found Sarah and her beautiful animals.  I would not hesitate to recommend her.”

Carol J.

Boxborough, MA


“Working with Sarah at Von Whitehall has been nothing but a wonderful experience. She is fully committed to preparing your puppy for its new home and preparing owners for their puppy. Sarah is truly passionate about her dogs and has been such a pleasure to work with!” Brittany H. Milford, MA


“In the past, our family has had three German Shepherds and we have never seen the dedication that we received from the Von Whitehall German Shepherds from any of the previous dog breeders. They have given us the experience to see the growth of our puppy with plenty of pictures and videos that were sent weekly, and on some weeks, there were multiple messages with media of our puppy. The Von Whitehall family is also very helpful in the task of training their dogs, teaching the puppies and also giving tips on how to train them once they get to their new homes. You can tell that in the end, they truly care about their dogs and want them to have good homes and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for their own German Shepherd.”

Tara A.

Pembroke, NH


“Von Whitehall German Shepherds is a breeder of integrity, honesty and quality. Over the course of the past year and a half – we have exchanged phone calls, text messages and what must be hundreds of emails getting to know each other. You are an honest, caring and wonderful person who put us at ease and made every step of this process enjoyable and exciting!

As you know, after a bad experience, we were very patient and thorough in searching for the right breeder for us before we added a GSD to our family. Fortunately for us, we found you and Sky and were entrusted with one of Sky’s seven amazing puppies (our boy is affectionately now known as “Huck”). I had quite the wish list at the time and somehow, while keeping me grounded and managing my expectations – you were able to deliver on every one.

We have had Huck home now a week, the care, effort and time you put in is very clear. He is the sweetest and most loving boy who is adored by everyone who meets him! Huck has the most incredible personality, he brings so much joy to our family along with endless smiles and laughs every day! To say we are lucky is an understatement. We look forward to sharing pictures and updates in the future.

Sarah, we are so fortunate to have met you and are grateful that you became a part of our lives and gave us Huck. Hopefully we will be ready to give him a brother by 2020!”

Michael, Cayla and Huck – Setauket, NY


“Working with Sarah at Von Whitehall has been nothing but a wonderful experience. She is fully committed to preparing your puppy for its new home and preparing owners for their puppy. Sarah is truly passionate about her dogs and has been such a pleasure to work with!”

Brittany H. Milford, MA


“On December 31, 2016 we picked up Addie from Sarah at Von Whitehall German Shepherds. It was love at first sight. From day one, she was healthy, bright, loving and an affectionate puppy. She is so smart and listens intently when we are trying to teach her new commands. We’ve never had a dog that is as smart and learns as easily as she does. Everywhere we go, people constantly stop us and say what a beautiful and well behaved puppy. We are so grateful to you for giving us such an amazing little girl. Thanking you and thinking of you everyday!”

Amy and Jeff Z. Harlem, NY


“When I first talked to Sarah, I had to wonder if she was too good to be true! But after a few conversations and emails and amazing references, I knew we had discovered a truly remarkable breeder! From our first contact she was patient and answered all our crazy questions. Sarah’s passion for her dogs and dedication to her craft are obvious immediately, and it is clear that each of her dogs holds a very special place in her heart. Through her dedicated socialization, health screenings, and early training, she does everything in her power to make sure that her puppies will have happy, healthy lives. We are so lucky that she trusted us with Annie – the world’s easiest dog! Annie had extensive training before we received her, and she has been a wonderful addition to our family. Everyone in our family – adults, children, another dog and many cats – adores her. It may be many years from now, but when we look to add another shepherd to our family Sarah will undoubtedly be our first call!”

Erin D, Virginia