"Be yourself, it's a tough act to follow" - Katharine Hepburn

Sapphire Shepherds is owned/operated by Ramona Mogan, breeding German Shepherds under the AKC registered kennel name Sapphire Mountain. Born and raised in Montana, Ramona grew up in a family that shared a love of all animals, horseback riding and the great outdoors. Ramona and her son Daniel love their dogs, taking care of their property and traveling to new places.  Below are some of the specialized K9 training courses, certifications and titles Ramona has completed with her dogs;

2017 AKC TD Tracking Dog Title. Dog: Touché of Sapphire Mountain TD

2016  Passed required TD Certification track under an AKC Judge with Touché of Sapphire Mountain

2016 AKC TDU Tracking Dog Urban title. Dog: Xurk of Sapphire Mountain TD, TDX

2016  AKC TD Tracking Dog title. Dog: Na-Pali of Mission Mountain TD

2015  AKC TD Tracking Dog title. Dog: Ursa of Sapphire Mountain TD

2015  Passed required TD Certification track under an AKC Judge with Na Pali of Mission Mountain

2015  Passed required TD Certification track under an AKC Judge with Ruta Venusina sopka

2015 
AKC TD Tracking Dog title. Dog: Xurk of Sapphire Mountain TD

2015 Passed required TD Certification track under an AKC Judge with Ursa of Sapphire Mountain

2015  Passed required TD Certification track under an AKC Judge with Xurk of Sapphire Mountain

2013  Designated a Breeder of Merit by the America Kennel Club

2013
  Became a member of Big Sky Tracking Club of Montana

2011 AKC TD Tracking Dog title. Dog: Brook of Sapphire Mountain TD

2011 Passed required TD Certification track under an AKC Judge with Brook of Sapphire Mountain

2009 AKC TD Tracking Dog title. Dog: Natasha of Sapphire Mountain TD

2009 Passed required TD Certification track under an AKC Judge with Natasha of Sapphire Mountain

2007 Cadaver Level 1 Certification Tri-State requirements. Dog: Rhea of Sapphire Mountain

2007 Cadaver Level 1 Certification Tri-State requirements. Dog: Santo of Sapphire Mountain

2007 Advanced Life-Support & Emergency Rescue Team class Lake County SAR. Helicopter Safety Certified. Location: MT. Dog: Oresta

2006 Completed 4 day Multi-Discipline Course on Water/Trailing/Cadaver WY Dog: Oresta

2006 Completed 3 day Air Scent/Cadaver Course MT Dog: Oresta

2006 Completed 11-Hour Crime Scene Awareness/Preservation Course. Presented by King County Sheriffs Dept Major Crimes Unit. One of the requirements for K9 Handlers on Tri-State certification MT.

2005 Completed 4 Day Comprehensive Trailing Course with 3 young dogs MT. Dogs: Nero/Megan/Mira

2004 Completed 36-hr Comprehensive Trailing Course with 2 dogs MT. Dogs: Rocky/Oresta

2002-1996 Attended Obedience, agility and water rescue classes with various dogs

Ramona has over 25 years experience and courses completed in Native American Herbs, Homeopathic and conventional vet tech level applications.  Ramona is also the mother of an autistic child.  Having this experience offers families looking for a dog to fit individual needs in this special area a very personal approach.

Professional
Modern Facility
We are blessed to own acreage in Montana that allows our dogs a peaceful, comfortable place to live and play. Modern, state-of-the-art, climate controlled indoor-outdoor runs, bountiful year round creek and enchanted forest in our backyard are enjoyed daily by all.
Quality
Health Care & Diet
Homeopathic, Native American Herbs and conventional vet care practiced. Diet of various protein source including organ and bone, vegetables and fruit are provided to our pups and adults. Replacement warranty on hip/elbow dysplasia provided with all our pups.
Superoir
Lifestyle Provided
Our dogs have access to various environments, picturesque rolling fields for tracking, agility area with a full set of competition level equipment, rubble piles, both natural and man made obstacles for starting our working pups off on the right path to their career.
A Lifetime of Experience

Photos of my mother Patricia with one of her beloved German Shepherds 55 years ago and my father Donald with his dog Czar.  Rocky, my foundation stud dog is also pictured.  All are greatly loved and missed.

No Place Like Home

We are the luckiest people I know to be able to share each day with so many fantastic dogs in such a heathy and beautiful environment.  Both dogs and humans have an exceptional life here!

Daniel and Boss Lady
Helpful, kind, dog lover, Daniel is the finest son a mother could have! Daniel pictured with a fine young female of excellent health and character.
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