Cresco, IA 52136

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Specializing in Oversized German Shepherds

Due to USDA regulations, no puppies will be shipped.

Looking for Foster Homes

Windy Acres is looking for foster homes for the pups we are keeping
back for our breeding program. Must be within 90 miles of Cresco, IA.
Please call Julie at 563-203-0622. No emails please.

After looking at Katie's age, we have decided not to breed her as we had planned.
Ruby will be bred to Rookie for puppies to be born somtime around April 9th or so. This will be a long coat litter. They are both OFA Good and DM clear. This breeding will replace Katie's planned breeding for long coats.
Ruby Sitting Ruby Sideview
Abby & Raider
Abby & Raider have been bred for mid April babies who whill be ready for their new homes sometime mid June. Abby and Raider are both OFA'd Good and are both DM clear. Raider is a black/red with Abby having some red in her but also some tan. This breeding will let me know if Raider carries the long coat gene. If he does not, all puppies will be short coated. If he does, I will end up with a couple or so of long coats in the litter. Raider is a Kaiser son and is going to be very massive when mature. He has huge bone structure and a large broad head and it will only get better with age. Abby has given us awesome large strong puppies with previous breeding and I can only imagine it will be the same with this match.
Abby Raider
Abby Raider
Hope & Beowulf
Hope & Beowulf have been bred. We are expecting puppies around mid May with the puppies being ready to leave for their new homes around July. Hope is a black/silver although the colors in the pictures do not show her true beautiful coat. Being bred to Beowulf, it will be interesting to see what we have since this is their first breeding together and I am excited to see what will happen. The puppies will be born here so I will update wth pictures as we go when the time arrives.
Hope Beowulf
Hope on couch Beowulf Sitting
Hope Standing Beowulf Standing

Windy Acres Shepherds

Windy Acres Shepherds is located in the beautiful area surrounding Cresco, Iowa in the northeast of the state. This is south of Rochester, MN, southwest of LaCrosse, WI, and northeast of Des Moines. We are very proud to live here and raise such wonderful dogs as the German Shepherd.

We are breeding our shepherds to bring back what I call the "Old Time German Shepherd" that are loyal, trusting, and to be the wonderful family member I remember growing up. Producing pups that are smart, straight backed with large heads, big bone with protective but not aggressive temperaments. Our pups are healthy, outgoing and are handled every day from birth on. Raised with family in mind. We have standard, plush and long coats that are black/red, black/tans and occasionally solid blacks. They leave here with a written guarantee of health, hips and elbows.

To contact us, don't hesitate to email us at


If you would prefer, we would love to visit with you so please call us at


or my cell


for any questions you may have.

We have plenty of pictures to send and also testimonies of what their new owners say about them. A deposit of $300 will lock you in on the litter of your choice and are always transferable to a different litter but not refundable unless I cannot get you a puppy within one year.



State Inspected + Certified Hobby Breeder
Animal Welfare License No. 10002

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