Brix came into our lives this past July. We had been on the hunt for a German shepherd for awhile. West side was highly Recommended To us by a Retired breeder. I contacted Stephanie and we had a long chat on the phone. After answering all my questions and not rushing me at all, I knew this was the right place. I could tell she loved the dogs. I liked how knowledgeable she was about the breed. I will admit I was nervous at first about them choosing my puppy. Stephanie explained they spend over 200 hours with the puppies, and get to know them well. They choose a pup not just based on looks, but temperament that would work well with our family. I felt I could trust her with this decision. After more phone calls and emails we took the drive to get our girl. Within 5 minutes of meeting Stephanie and her family, I knew we just made the best decision ever choosing to get a pup from them. They were down to earth, friendly, and very welcoming. Our puppy is perfect for our family. She has everything we could want in a dog. Stephanie choose the right girl for us that’s forsure! Since we brought brix home I have had long phone calls with Stephanie answering questions and helping me with training. She promptly answers emails. I have never felt she was annoyed or rushed me through any of my questions… and there have been many! Lol… our girl brix is such an amazing dog. She Is the whole package. Smart, beautiful, loving, protective… and of course has the shepherd feistiness we all love! Stephanie and her family love the breed and it’s a family affair. Pups are raised around kids, and a home life environment. I highly recommend getting a pup from them. You will not be disappointed. I’m so happy we found them 😊
Melissa – (Saskatchewan)
My husband and I decided it was time for a puppy. We both love German Shepherds so the search was on. After many calls and e-mails we found Westside German Shepherds. When Stephanie sent us an e-mail we knew we had to meet her so we drove to Moosejaw. We were not disappointed, Stephanie and her husband Jason were amazing! Very knowledgeable and so passionate about their dogs, and took the time out of their busy schedules to meet with us. We knew we wanted our puppy from Westside. We made arrangements for a puppy from the next litter, we were so excited! Once he was born we could hardly wait to bring him home. Our daughter came with us when we picked Tor up, our trip home was about 10 hours and he handled it like a real trooper. We have had Tor for 6 weeks and could not be happier. He has a fantastic temperament, you can just tell how much time and effort Stephanie had put into these puppies. Tor is 12 weeks old and knows how to sit, come and walks very nicely on his leash. We can’t believe how quickly he catches on. Tor is already house trained he sleeps on a blanket in the bedroom and asks to go out when he needs to and has no problem being in his crate. Stephanie made the transition a breeze. Tor was so well adjusted the first night it was like he always lived with us .No whining or crying just slept! We could not imagine not having Tor in our family.
If you are thinking of getting a German Shepherd for your family I would look no further than Westside. You will be amazed and very happy!
Thank you so much Stephanie and Jason!
Darlene and Galen – (Alberta)
I got my German Shepherd puppy at 7 weeks old from Westside Kennels out of Moose Jaw . Stephanie and co. were great to work with. It was obvious the first day home that my pup had been worked with a lot!!! First night at my home the little fellow slept on a pillow beside my bed, I was so surprised that he did not whine at all. My husband and I had a great sleep with the pup only waking up twice to go outside. My pup is now 3 months old and has learned good behaviour very quickly, he is good on the leash, sits, downs, and is learning to stay. It only seems to take a couple of tries and he knows what is expected of him. He rides in the car no problem, I even take him in my kayak and in the paddle boat. He is brave and curious lol. I get a lot of comments about how calm and relaxed he is . If your reading this you are probably looking into getting a Shepherd, if that’s the case then look no further ,Westside German Shepherds are beautiful, intelligent, quick to learn dogs. You won’t go wrong getting a puppy from them.
-Sincerely, Lila (Saskatchewan)
I reached out to Stephanie after the loss of both of my precious dogs, within two months of each other. I finally felt ready to have another dog and was excited to fulfill my dream of having a German Shepherd dog.
Stephanie is totally committed to her passion of breeding German Shepherds.
She is caring and compassionate but still a complete professional, ensuring that each of her puppies finds the best possible home.
Stephanie and I exchanged a few emails and she answered any question I had.
I was so excited when the breeding was announced and felt like a proud new parent when the litter was born.
There aren’t enough words to describe how wonderful my Charlotte Rose is.. she amazes, impresses and makes me fall more in love with her every day. She is everything that a German Shepherd dog should be, and credit for this goes to Stephanie Doney and her excellent breeding program at Westside.
– Judi (Saskatchewan)
A word about Stephanie Doney and Westside German Shepherds…
We met our incredible little bundle of GSD (Dante) at The Regina International Airport. The time and effort Stephanie put into facilitating our puppy pickup was SO far beyond what we would ever have expected or asked for, that it will forever be part of Dante’s history and remain a story to be told by Cindy and me.
In the process of choosing a breeder for our new family member, it literally took one email to realize that Steph was special. She spent hours with me exploring our decision to acquire a pup, life with dogs, and many other topics, to be truthful.
Over the several months leading up to delivery day I came to learn of the seemingly countless hours that Stephanie and her family put into ensuring that when we arrived to pick up our Little Man, he was well-adjusted and as socialized and happy as a little 7 ½ week marvel can be. I mean that sincerely and we are grateful. There could be no better start to our long relationship with our new companion.
As for the pup, himself? Well….I believe he is now fully crate trained, 9 of 10 on the potty training scale, comes when called, and sits/stays to receive his little merit treats. He’s 9 weeks old tomorrow. Another GSD Superhero in the making.
Thank you Stephanie Doney, your whole family and Westside German Shepherds. God Bless.
– Rick (Alberta)