We proudly stand behind the Cedar Valley Canine dog.


About our Breeding Program

We’ve been successfully breeding German Shepherds for over 25 years, and we’ve taken that experience and expertise and used it to develop and raise our standards to the highest level of excellence. 

Our breeding program is small and carefully monitored. As a family owned kennel, our German Shepherds are hand-raised with a keen focus on health and temperament. We take the utmost care for our puppies and dogs. 


 The Cedar Valley Canine Difference


We guarantee your puppy will:


Have Sound Temperament

Your CVC puppy or dog will be ready for any environment. 

The Cedar Valley Canine dog is healthy, environmentally sound, confident, and athletic with strong social skills. We carefully balance the bloodlines of both sire and dam in order to enhance the strongest and most desirable character traits of each one. Europe and other countries have long implemented a Breed Survey to establish health and temperament guidelines, but we’ve found that even the highest Breed Survey ratings don’t necessarily translate well in an everyday environment. 

At CVC, we’ve developed a system of our own for evaluation that we feel both enhances the European standards and exceeds it. Rather than having a choreographed field exercise, we implement “real world” scenarios. Anything from crowds, variable and extreme noise, startle testing, stairwells and open stairs (inside and out), dark hallways, and traffic, we test with our dogs to ensure that they are ready for any environment. We can assure our clients that the puppy or dog they purchase from us will be strong, confident and of sound temperament

We strive to produce a joyful family oriented dog, friendly and loving, ready to play or work but just as content to relax quietly in the home. 

All of our dogs go through rigorous genetic testing to ensure healthy litters. 

Along with the traditional Breed Survey, we also take extra precaution in testing all of our breeding dogs for the proper clearances. We check for issues with hips, elbows and orthopedics as well as vision. We can ensure that all of our dogs have passed these clearances allowing for the guaranteed health of our puppies.  

Be Healthy

Have Lifetime Support

We’re here for you every step of the way. 

Your Cedar Valley Canine puppy’s training will begin at birth. We take pride in creating a loving, supportive environment for these puppies where they learn how to interact with both adults and children as well as other dogs. 

We also continue to support our clients by offering a range of training packages and boarding options, all tailored to fit your and your dog’s needs. 


 We strive to produce a joyful family oriented dog, friendly and loving, ready to play but just as content to relax quietly in the home.


A Few of our Females: 

Introducing Gerry vom Schaffe IPO 3

Available for stud to select females,  Gerry's impressive pedigree speaks for itself. Recently imported from Europe, Gerry is the son of proven producer

Endy von Karthago and grandson of the legendary SG AceofNike van het Bleekhof - WUSV - Vice Sieger, High A, High B, 4 x WUSV, SCHH3

 Family Testimonies


Kristi C.

Dave and his staff are amazing. They helped find the right dog for me and have worked with us to make sure we are a successful fit. I have a wonderful companion who is better than I could have ever imagined. Dave gave us a program to follow and explained every step. He let me know what to expect and has been available to answer any questions I have along the way. Dave and his staff love the dogs they work with and it shows in the way the dogs respond to them. When I pull in the drive [at CVC], my dog is excited and happy to be there.

Tyler B.

Cedar Valley Canine is a sure thing if you are wanting to add a German Shepherd to your family and train them to their full potential! We bought both of our German Shepherds from them and do our follow-up training there as well. We were first time GSD parents and Dave and Betsy were/are amazing in the way they answered all of our crazy questions and taught us how to communicate with our new family members. I would give more stars if it were possible.


Tyler N.

Dave is by far the best dog trainer in Nashville! My wife and I  purchased our first German Shepard pup and training class from him 6 months ago and I couldn't be happier. His drive and knowledge is unmatched. Our puppy has been amazing; her drive, train-ability, and temperament are amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!!

Kaye R.

In the past 10 years, we have obtained four German Shepherds from Dave Taylor. These dogs have all been perfect companions in our family and expertly trained by Dave in obedience and protection. Dave is extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior and handling, and he will be a phone call away through the dog's life if you have any questions.