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Farthingwood German Shepherd Dogs are proud members of German Shepherd Dog Federation of South Africa since 1996.
We bred our first litter in 1997, and since 2004 our kennel has been consistently represented in the German Shepherd Dog Top 20 Breed Kennels until 2010 when we stopped showing.
The German Shepherd Dog is a large breed of dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd is a relatively new breed of dog, with its origin dating to 1899. The German Shepherd is a working dog developed originally for herding, guarding and rescue; and was popular in the world wars with the German army.
Because of its strength, intelligence and abilities in obedience and schutzhund training; German Shepherds are often employed in police and military roles around the world.
Due to the German Shepherd's loyal and protective nature, the German Shepherd is
one of the most registered of breeds. The registering authority in South Africa is
The German Shepherd Dog Federation of South Africa.
Roderick and Carleen of Farthingwood German Shepherd Dogs relaxing at the Grand Opening of Maggi’s Country Kennels in Walkerville.
Shown in our website banner is Arabesque of Farthingwood, she ran VA8 at the 2013 South African Sieger Show