We acquired our first German Shepherd from Sundown Kennels in 1998. Jasmine was purchased as a companion for our 2 year old German Shepherd, Noodles, who relocated to Little Rock with us in July, 1998. Jasmine was 8 months old at that time. She was house trained and could perform basic obedience.
Our second German Shepherd was acquired from Sundown Kennels in 2002. Our purpose at this time was a first attempt at Schutzhund training. Sheba joined our family at the age of 4 months and has since been trained in the sport of Schutzhund.
Our experiences with Mike Yarnell, owner of Sundown Kennels, has been nothing less then positive from the start. Mike is extremely knowledgeable about the German Shepherd breed and is always willing to discuss issues and questions as they arise. As part of the purchase agreement, it is very important to Mike that his dogs be placed in loving homes and socialized with people and other dogs. The best part of dealing with Mike is that he wants to be certain that YOU and your family are comfortable with the dog, and that the dog is comfortable with YOU. If for any reason this does not occur, he will refund your money and take the dog back into his family. We find this very reassuring. Mike has always been forthright and honest about his litters and individual dogs, so you know exactly what type of animal you are buying.
We have also boarded our dogs with Mike for extended periods of time. His facilities are absolutely beautiful and always clean. The fans above each individual kennel are a welcome site during the hot Arkansas summers. He gives each individual dog one on one attention (and training if you wish to pay for the service) every single day.
Mike Yarnell is a different kind of breeder. He is truly interested in what is best for you and his dogs. Knowledgeable and accessible, we feel fortunate to have met Mike 9 years ago when we relocated to Arkansas.
We give our highest recommendation to Sundown Kennels, its owner, and the available facilities
Bob & Sharon Altoff