About WindRidge

The entire Jordan family of WindRidge is completely devoted to German Shepherds! WindRidge is not a kennel; it is a family, and their German Shepherds are an important part of that family.

The Jordan kids have all grown up with German Shepherds. If you ask, they'll tell you they can't imagine life without them. Raising German Shepherds isn't a business for the Jordans; it is a lifestyle, and that special bond shows in every WindRidge puppy.

Understanding that it takes an especially sound temperament to be safe around a house full of kids from babies to teens and every age in between plus all their friends has been the number one consideration in WindRidge breeding. So, if you want a puppy that will fit into your family, rest assured a WindRidge puppy is what you've been looking for.

Driving Force of WindRidge:
ElizaBeth Jordan

click here to read ElizaBeth's story

experience chronology-
Monkey Jungle
-worked as trainer from Sept. 90 to Nov 92 with twin Chimps named Colleen and Colin and baby Ray the orangutan...in charge of feeding, cleaning, training, and enrichment.
-worked as head trainer from Nov 92 to Nov 94 over primate enclosure in charge of 6 other trainers
- oversight of animals diets, feeding of the Rain Forest animals (Howler monkeys, Java Macaques, and Gibbons), kitchen prep for the small primates
- enrichment of all primates
-conducted 12 public shows daily
- began taking classes at the Dumond Conservancies studying behavior and DNA similarities between Chimps and humans
- in charge of all public outings off of Monkey Jungle's property (with police escort GSDs)
- clean up of rain forest and jungle after Hurricane Andrew
- worked as double trainer with King the Gorilla
-in charge of
public awareness programs over the adult orangutans enclosure
- hand raised and cared for Jack and Jill, two orphaned Java babies
- in charge of college study park tours
- made two commercials with the chimps promoting the Jungle (I have two um..."chimps hands in the wrong place" videos on Americas funniest videos)
-assisted the habitat's vet, Thomas Anderson DVM, with the exotic animals including primates, birds, monkeys, lizards, two alligators, after hours working on two tiger cubs and the mother during a c section for the Miami Dade City Zoo

WindRidge

-breeding AKC German Shepherd Dogs, APHA Paint Horses, and Hereford and Angus Hybrid cattle

- developing WindRidge community outreach program "Building Bridges" teaching responsible pet ownership and respect for animals

-animal advocate: testified before the city council about abusive practices of area animal control

-busy mother of six, active participant in community events, and school volunteer

memberships: ASPCA, German Shepherd Dog Club of America, in good standing with AKC
co-founder Heart to Heart Rescue

"Building Bridges"

from the AKC website

2008

Oklahoma AKC Canine Experience and AKC RDO Day hosted by Canadian Valley Kennel Club, Sooner State Kennel Club, West Central Kennel Club and Mid Continent Kennel Club
“The Governor signed a Proclamation and declared the day Responsible Dog Ownership Day! We had 86 total conformation entries…21 obedience entries…18 rally entries. We had 56 meet the breed booths. 20 dogs earned their AKC CGC certification. We also had children’s games, face painting, dog costume contest and fun events. We had an agility demonstration, handling lesson in the classroom and in the ring and grooming demonstrations.  We also had 35 dogs get microchipped with the AKC CAR chip!” --Stacy Mason, AKC Breeder Field Representative


ElizaBeth's booth

2009

American Kennel Club Canine Experience Enid, OK
ElizaBeth had German Shepherd and Pointer booths as well as the Children's Activities booth.

ElizaBeth and Jett CGC CD OFA
" Building Bridges" at a Community Summer Reading Program

mission statement

Our mission is to produce the best possible puppies that represent the GSD Standard and are capable of fulfilling their roles as companion, guardian, therapy dog, service dog, and canine good citizen. We don't breed specifically for show and discourage participation in dog sports that include bitework and/or personal protection training. Therefore, our puppies are sold on limited registration (limited Registration means that the dog is registered but no litters produced by that dog are eligible for registration). We maintain contact with breeders of both AKC conformation and Schutzhund German Shepherds nationwide, so if you are looking for a show puppy, we may be able to assist you although we do NOT guarantee conformation, temperament, or health of puppies from other breeders.

As Oklahomans, we have a special place in our hearts for the German Shepherds who served us so tirelessly as SAR dogs after the Murrah bombing and the F5 tornado. Together with our close friend and Heart to Heart Rescue partner, Pamela Bollinger, our efforts to support the GSD breed were honored in 1999 by Governor Frank Keating when he officially proclaimed September 19-26 as the Week of The German Shepherd Dog.

At WindRidge, we are guided by our dedication to preserving the unique qualities of the breed described by, among others, the following passages from the WUSV Standard:

The German Shepherd that corresponds to the Standard offers the observer a picture of rugged strength, intelligence and agility, whose overall proportions are neither in excess or deficient in any way. The way he moves and behaves leaves no doubt that he is sound in mind and body and so possesses physical and mental traits that render possible an ever ready working dog with great stamina....

With an effervescent temperament, the dog must also be cooperative, adapting to every situation, and take to work willingly and joyfully. He must show courage and hardness as the situation requires to defend his handler and his property. He must readily attack on his owner's command but otherwise be a fully attentive, obedient and pleasant household companion. He should be devoted to his familiar surroundings, above all to other animals and children, and composed in his contact with people. All in all, he gives a harmonious picture of natural nobility and self-confidence.

and also from the GSDCA Standard:

The first impression of a good German Shepherd Dog is that of a strong, agile, well muscled animal, alert and full of life. It is well balanced, with harmonious development of the forequarter and hindquarter. The dog is longer than tall, deep-bodied, and presents an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. It looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or soft living. The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility--difficult to define, but unmistakable when present.

Our breeding decisions are based on the belief that health, conformation, and temperament are equally important. What so many people notice about our dogs is the result of this belief and frequently comment on the lovely dark eyes, beautiful movement, plush coats, and correct conformation as well as stable temperaments, vigor, and trainability of our pups.

Raising German Shepherds is not a business with us, it's a lifestyle. We believe our 200 acre farm in south central Oklahoma where we grow Christmas trees and wheat; run Heart to Heart Animal Rescue; and breed horses and cattle provides the perfect environment for raising healthy, happy puppies.


Each of our GSDs has been raised and trained by all of our family members. Our two older children were AKC Junior Handlers, our twins are preparing to attend obedience training classes with their pick pups, our 4 year old has taken over the role of official "puppy cuddler," and the baby is a "human smorgasbord" always ready to share a half eaten cracker or other tasty morsel with every puppy. With six children and all their friends always ready to play, none of our dogs ever lacks for attention and love.

We start handling our puppies from birth and find the pups thrive on this hands-on contact and stimulation forming a strong human bond.

We try to excel in puppy placement. Therefore, since the cutest, fluffliest, most playful puppy may not meet your needs, allow us to assist you in making this important, lifelong decision. Choosing a puppy that is right for you takes time and careful consideration. We want you and your new puppy to live a happy and rewarding life together.

All of our dogs take turns living as housedogs (except Majik who is always at the house). When they aren't in our house, they are safe and comfortable in our heated and air conditioned kennel with indoor/outdoor runs. Each morning when the dogs go on their run to the pond or across our 200 acres to round up the cattle, our staff power washes and sterilizes the runs, fills the automatic feeders, and scrubs the waterers that provide fresh water on a constant basis. We free feed premium kibble and supplement with raw meat.

Each of our dogs receives an annual physical exam and immunizations from a veterinarian as well as immediate medical attention for any accident or illness. They are all groomed daily and receive monthly baths when nails are trimmed, heartworm preventive administered, and Frontline applied. All bitches are given prebreeding physicals which include fecal exam for worms, boosters if needed, oral exams for plaque or gum disease, and any vaginal smears, bloodwork, or ovulation timing that may be required. All puppies are weighed at birth and an individual health file begun where immunizations, deworming, weekly weight, and pertinent notes are recorded. Before going to their new homes, puppies are vaccinated with a series of at least 3 combination vaccines, dewormed, given a physical exam by a veterinarian, tattooed or microchipped, and temperament tested.

All of our stud dogs have been OFA certified, and our bitches are x-rayed at 1 year to determine if they will be included in our breeding program or spayed and placed in pet homes. We are retiring some bitches soon, and as part of our ongoing research, we are in the process of surveying, compiling, and analyzing every litter we have produced for over 100 health, temperament, and conformation factors that will help determine future breedings. It is our intention to shoot new x-rays and obtain OFA certification on all of our remaining bitches this year as well.

outside runs
office entrance
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inside runs

As members in good standing of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals since 1997, we take seriously the following ASPCA Position Statement on Criteria for Responsible Breeding:

From the ASPCA website:

Background 
Responsible breeders are individuals who have focused their efforts on one or a select few breeds and through breeding, historical research and ongoing study, mentoring relationships, club memberships, showing, raising and training of these breeds have become experts in their health, heritable defects, temperament and behavior. Responsible breeders are well suited to educate and screen potential buyers/adopters and provide follow-up support after purchase or adoption. Responsible breeders take lifetime responsibility for the animals they have bred.

ASPCA Position 
The ASPCA advocates the following best practices for the responsible breeder:
- Screens breeding stock for heritable diseases; removes affected animals from breeding program. Affected animals are altered; may be placed as pets as long as health issues are disclosed to buyers/adopters.
- Has working knowledge of genetics and generally avoids inbreeding.
- Removes aggressive animals from breeding program; alters or euthanizes them.
- Keeps breeding stock healthy and well socialized.
- Never keeps more dogs or cats than they can provide with the highest level of care, including quality food, clean water, proper shelter from heat or cold, exercise and socialization and professional veterinary care.
- Bases breeding frequency on mother’s health, age, condition and recuperative abilities.
- Does not breed extremely young or old animals.
- Breeds and rears dogs or cats in their home as they are considered part of the family.
- Ensures neonates are kept clean, warm, fed, vetted and with the mother until weaned; begins socialization of neonates at three weeks of age.
- Screens and counsels potential guardians; discusses positive and negative aspects of animal/breed.
- Ensures animals are weaned before placement (eight to ten weeks of age for dogs and cats).
- Complies with all applicable laws regulating breeders in their jurisdiction.
- Never sells puppies to a dealer or pet shop.
- Offers guidance and support to new guardians.
- Provides an adoption/purchase contract in plain English that spells out breeder’s responsibilities, adopter’s responsibilities, health guarantees and return policy.
- Provides accurate and reliable health, vaccination and pedigree information.
- Makes sure pet quality animals are sold on a limited registration (dogs only), spay/neuter contract or are altered before placement.
- Will take back any animal of their breeding, at any time and for any reason.

WindRidge German Shepherds and Heart to Heart Rescue
(580) 450-0232
WindRidgeGSD@aol.com

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"Ever consider what dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow.
They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" -- Anne Tyler