About Us

My name is Jeff Goodman. I am the owner and operator of Guter Mannes Hirt, also known as "The Goodman's Shepherd." My wife Karen and 10 year old son Alex both share the same passion that I have for the German Shepherd Breed. This is a true family owned operation, as all of us are actively involved in the day to day chores, and training that all of our dogs receive. Whether it is getting up at 3am for a puppy feeding, to the morning chores or working our confirmation (show) line dogs because we value and believe in the workability of the breed, we are happy in what we do. We believe in enjoying what we do and that is what led to the creation of our website so that more individuals can share our same passion. Our goal is to share this passion that we have for the breed with you and your family. I have over 20 years experience in breeding and training dogs. I am originally from upstate New York and moved to South Central Pennsylvania with my job 16 years ago. As you get to know our family and the dogs we have you will find that breeding and training dogs is a hobby that we all enjoy.

If you don't find what you are looking for here at our website, still feel free to contact us and let us know what you may be looking for. We have the ability to contact German owned and operated kennels and we do have many connections that we can use to get you the dog that meets your needs.