We are Passionate!

We are passionate about each and every dog that we handle. Whether it is training or boarding, a plan is individualized to your dog. A plan is designed and daily assessments are done to determine progress with adjustments done as necessary. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

We are Flexible and Friendly!

Many times trainers can come off as impersonal and rude. We make every effort here at Checkerboard K9 to be available to you and your family throughout and after your venture with us. Open communication between trainer and owner is key to any program and is vital to your dogs success.

New Additions to Our Breeding Program!

Please join us in welcoming our newest additions to our breeding program. Schaduw (black Malinois) and Freyja (Dutchie) are Mido x Roza pups. We look forward to watching these two young ladies grow up. They both show great potential! Feel free to follow their progress in our gallery.

Growing Like Weeds!

This breed grows up way too fast!

We have not been disappointed in these two lovely ladies. Quick and eager to learn, they have been a joyful addition to our breeding program. Both girls are weighing in at 70 pounds and stand 24 inches. We can't wait to see what this next year brings to the table!

Welcome to Checkerboard K9

First and foremost, we are dog lovers through and through. Our love for dogs is unrivaled. The amount of time and compassion put into our dogs here at Checkerboard is only bested by the love a mother gives to her own child. We breed, raise, and train top tier K-9s. Our K-9 friends range from AKC German Shepherd to KNPV Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois. The staff includes a wholesome family who loves animals and dedicates each day to working with our dogs. The family has a background in training and raising championship caliber Arabian horses. We have transitioned into the dog world of breeding, raising, and training championship caliber K-9s as well as lifelong companions. The family includes Joel, a hardworking family man and former professional horse trainer; Mary, who is an avid animal lover with a great competitive drive; and their two children, Josh and Michaela. You will not find anyone who will put in as much time and effort into your dog(s). If you have further questions please feel free to contact us through our contact page.


If you have an interest in obtaining a puppy, please don't hesitate to contact us. Many times, reservations are placed before the breeding has taken place.

A contact form is available on the 'Contact Us' page for your convenience.



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Drop By Sometime…

We love dogs and love talking about anything to do with dogs!  Feel free to drop by anytime for a cup of coffee or a glass of tea.  We would love to visit….please take a moment though to drop us a text to make sure we are there.  We do take our dogs out several times a week for exercise runs and our times vary.

Write To Us!

Feel free to email any of us at any time.  We will do our very best to reply within 48 hrs.

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