Breeding & Training
Dogs for Lives of Significance &
Service since 1977
OUR DOGS DO STUFF®
Welcome to Cher Car Kennels!
Founder CHERYL CARLSON of Cher Car Kennels in St. Johns, Michigan is one of the best known experts in the industry who has been training and breeding dogs professionally since 1977; providing guard dog service, teaching family companion dogs (manners, problem solving and behavior modification), training alert/assistance dogs, personal protection dogs and Police K-9s. Cher Car Kennels breeding program has produced more than 350 dogs (German, Belgian and Dutch Shepherds) that have gone on to certify as Police, Sheriff and Governmental Department K-9s and more than 100 dogs certified in Search and Rescue applications (wilderness, disaster, cadaver, avalanche and drowning rescue or recovery). In addition, over 200 dogs provide support as medical assistance dogs helping their owners mitigate disability related limitations by serving as Brace and Mobility (BMSD) dogs, Medical Alert (allergy, diabetic, seizure, migraine, psychiatric) service dogs, Listening Ear (hearing alert) dogs, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) service dogs and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service dogs. The vast majority of our dogs, however, serve as loving and loyal family pets and protectors.
Kayser and Penny litter due on or around March 18, 2021. For more information, visit our German Shepherd puppies page.
Titan & Djenga litter born January 9, 2021. For more information, visit our Dutch Shepherd puppies page.
Titan & Xis litter born January 17, 2021. For more information, visit our Dutch Shepherd puppies page.
Ekon & Voulez litter born Jan 26, 2021. For additional information, visit our Dutch Shepherd puppies page.
We have more than 4 decades of dog training experience and specialize in teaching family companions (manners, problem solving, behavior modification). If you need help training your dog, contact us for private lessons personalized for your specific needs. Visit our Private Lessons page for information.
We also offer in-kennel board and train services for your dog, allowing our experienced trainers to teach your dog over a one or two week period. Visit our Boarding School Training page for more information.
Protection classes are back! Classes begin Wednesday, Feb 24th and Friday, Feb 26th. Because of Covid safety precautions and gathering restrictions, applicants MUST pre-register. For more information, please see our Personal Protection Class page.
Spayed female, approx 1 year old. Housebroken, great with kids, but NO CATS. Would be EXCELLENT for bloodtracking! Visit Dogs for Adoption page for more info.
BELGIAN MALINOISNeutered 8 year oldmale (not of our breeding). He is a multiple High-in-Trial winning competitor in UKC nosework and has earned the ELITE NOSEWORK title along with 3 Nosework Championships. For more information, visit our Dogs for Adoptionpage.
"I can't say enough good things about Cher Car Kennels! The facilities are great. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Obedience classes & Boarding are top notch! This is the only place I'll take my dog!"
"The obedience class was worth every penny and then some. I picked Cher Car because of their experience with Shepherds! I couldn't be happier with the results in my GSD after training and the information I learned while in class. I would highly recommend Cher Car to anyone who wants to learn how to train their dog. I will likely attend more classes with Meeko. Thank you ladies!!!!"
"My wife and I were lucky enough to pick up our little Duchess today from Cher Car Kennels. Duchess is a gorgeous GSD and we feel fortunate to have been able to get her from Cheryl and company!! Cheryl, Lori and Carol were absolutely incredible and took as much time with us as we needed to feel ready to take our little girl home to meet the pack. What a great day with these ladies. Their expertise in every aspect of this process is quite unique and excellent. We can't thank you enough and look forward to seeing you for training this fall. Just a top notch organization of dog lovers!"
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