Kreative Kennels Oakdale, California

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T Kruchas

2 years ago

beautiful and well socialized dohs she definitely knows what she's doing incredible animals

Naren Velnambi

2 years ago

I recently got a German shepherd puppy from Kreative Kennels. From the start Nicolle has been extremely helpful, kind, and always willing to answer any questions I had. Now that we have had our dog for a bit we are even more happy. Our puppy has adapted really well to our family after two weeks. She only had two accidents, knows numerous commands, and is getting better with her crate. Overall, if you are looking to get a German shepherd from the best breeders, this is the place. With a great team and even greater puppies buying our dog from Kreative Kennels has been an easy and smooth process.

Amrit Tickoo

2 years ago

Thank you Nicole and Team Kreative !!! Fido (Torex) has been growing fast and has developed amazingly. He is basic obedience trained and working on elementary bite work. Very high ball and prey drive :)

scott macdowell

3 years ago

I can't say enough about Kreative Kennels and Nicolle they are the most stand up company on the planet great people, great dogs and the most honest people in the business.

Samantha Plotkin

3 years ago

Nicolle was wonderful and from the very start, was willing to take the time to talk with me, return all my text messages and explained how everything worked at Kreative Kennels so that I was able to get the exact puppy I wanted. Her Youtube videos about the parents and the litter Koda came from was the coolest thing to watch and to see him several times and how he was growing with all his brother and sisters from birth to almost 8 weeks was extremely helpful and fun to watch and made us apart of the experience. There was nothing about this process that I would not say was absolutely wonderful. Their dogs are second to none and truly beautiful, confident puppies with terrific character and a fearless attitude. I can't say enough about Koda and the dog that he is becoming as he has all those traits and then some. When Koda grows up a little bit and I am ready for a second German Shepherd puppy there is no place else I would even think about getting another puppy from. My thanks again to Nicolle and all the people at Kreative Kennels that allowed me to add such a wonderful new member to our family.

Rebecca Nelson

3 years ago

Nicolle was great! We wanted a family pup and She always responded quickly to my emails and still is there for us with any questions we have!


3 years ago

I have 2of the best dogs you can hope for.

Katina Arbour

3 years ago

To begin, we cannot put into words how pleased we are with Kreative Kennels. Everything about our experience with them was wonderful. They are responsive and great with communication along with providing weekly videos to keep you updated on the growth of the puppies. We are so happy with the sable german shepherd that we have added to our family from them.

Julie Lobato

3 years ago

Excellent and professional. I am starting a 2x weekly personal session training regiment for my working shepherd. Dave is really knowledgeable and connects with my dog very well.

Juan Gandara

3 years ago

I have two dogs from them currently and they are just beyond lovable. They are full of energy and excellent work drives! I recommend 100 percent

Holly Simms

3 years ago

If I could give this Kennel a 10 star review I would. We were looking for a family protection dog that was also going to be good with our children. We also knew the importance of finding a good breeder since a protection dog is often a very large breed and a lot of dog to handle. After going through many reviews, as well as finding many misleading kennels, we came across Kreative Kennels and were beyond impressed with the time Dave spent discussing our needs. He also never pushed any dogs on us, and was very honest about the personalities of the dogs they had available. We ended up adopting Illy, who is now Milly, and I’m pretty sure we got the best dog that ever existed. Milly, is 5 months old and is learning so fast. She just joined our family, And already seems to be following our lead. Dave the manager, talked with us prior to meeting Milly and went through our family wish list to help us decide on the perfect family dog for us. When we arrived to pick her up, she looked ready to join our family and Dave was right, she was the perfect match for us! We cannot wait to share many years with our new fur baby. I would recommend this Kennel to anyone looking for a pet. They will not just give you a dog, they will match you with the perfect situation for your life and guarantee their dogs. Thank you soo much Kreative Kennels for giving us the missing piece to our family. We love Milly so much.

Chris Latt

3 years ago

Kreative Kennels are the best! I was looking for a male puppy, specific coloring, large size. Nicolle & the staff got me the perfect puppy. From the second we picked up the puppy from the airport he has been amazing. He immediately took to our family. He is so bold & confident. At 9 weeks old & 17 lbs he is so handsome, smart, playful, and potty trained in just 3 days. If your looking for the best GSD for your family or work use I recommend Kreative. In addition to an awesome puppy, Nicolle & the staff are very easy to work with. They gave me immediate replies to questions, awesome website with lots of links, and easy payment options. Thanks again Kreative Kennels! The family loves our new dog. Chris Portland, OR

Debra Miller

4 years ago

I moved here from Germany in 2005 with 3 very good working GSD’s. As they became seniors and retired I started researching breeders with specific lineages (similar to the dogs I brought with me). Kreative kennels has many great lines to choose from and you just can’t fake quality. We currently own 5 Dogs from Kreative ranging in age from 9 years to 18 months. Although they stem from different bloodlines the common factor they all share is drive to work, great temperaments and intelligence. Since I enjoy working trials and also choose to include my dogs in my home life I prefer drive with an off switch. Nicolle, Greg and Dave have the ability to steer their clients effectively to a good fit for their needs. This is very important to communicate honestly with the breeder what your goals and preferences are. They have been responsive and supportive consistently for many years. I never hesitate to recommend Kreative Kennels to our friends and customers.

Candace Thomason

4 years ago

You will not find another family owned kennel in America that is as reputable as Kreative Kennels. They are so precise, and knowledgeable about their bloodlines. They have patience galore for people that understand the quality and history of their breeding and performance stock. They are very reasonable for the price they charge. For you will know exactly what you will receive ( within reason ) ; whether it's confidence, personality, color, and appitude. I have included a photo of my 9 month old GSD (@The time of photo) he has extreme confidence, warrior, and the intelligence of a 7 year old! Candace Thomason 1-2-2020

Jesse Colia

4 years ago

Kreative was recommended to me by my dog trainer that I have gotten to know and repect greatly. I have seen the difference between good quality working line German shepherds and the ones that are not. Kreative has the best working German Shepherds around. I am so thankful to Nicole who took the time with me answering all our questions and finding the perfect dog for our family. Dave was great at showing us the different levels of drive to find the one that was perfect for us. We could not be happier with our new addition to the family and would recommend everyone who has done their research and decided they would like a working line German Shepherd to check them out. They are the best around. I even gave up my deposit at another kennal when I saw the dogs at kreative. They are clearly better.

Maki Maya

4 years ago

We got our GSD puppy Tarina from Kreative in June this year and we had a great experience with the whole process. Our puppy Tarina is wonderful, brave and beautiful! We can not be happier! We worked with Nicolle from Kreative and she is amazing! She is always very helpful. Thank you Nicolle and Kreative team! Tarina is looking forward to stay with you few days in October :)

Mia Sunderman

4 years ago

We got our German Shepherd puppy from Kreative and we had a great experience with the whole process and everyone we interacted with at Kreative. Nicolle was very helpful and she had spent a lot of time with us while we were choosing our puppy. She always answered calls and emails after we brought our puppy home and helped us navigate those first couple of months. Most importantly, our puppy is wonderful in every way! We could not recommend more highly Kreative and their dogs!

Ryan Lomen

4 years ago

Love my boy Jax (3 year old, Sire is Brando) so much we bought Jax’ cousin June (8 months old, Sire is Brando’s brother Carlo). Excellent temperament, super smart, and beautiful Sable color. Highly recommend Kreative Kennels to anyone interested in a top quality GSD Breeder.

James M.

5 years ago

If you've called other German Shepherd breeders and been made to feel stupid or suspect or incapable of understanding basic dog care, you need to look at Kreative Kennels. From our first phone interview they made us feel welcome and were genuine and down to earth. We spent almost two hours with the trainers, going over the ropes, getting us up to speed on GS basics and testing the interaction with our 9 year old Hound. We left feeling empowered and knowing we now hold a life long relationship with them. We received a big puppy food starter kit, her next flea medication and some great Kreative Kennel hats and sweatshirts. Swag! They will be taking care of all the AKC registration for us as well. Just going through their website is a fun experience as it is clear, concise and up to date. Because they have a passion for what they do, it clearly shows in their expansive, clean, organized facility with a vast training ground, educated staff and top notch accommodations. We were charged a fair price for the puppy with top notch, AKC documented working blood lines and a 5 year moneyback guarantee against hip issues. It was impressive watching some of the adult training of dogs that were headed to protection or police jobs. We will be able to bring our doggy back for any level of future training we desire. I couldn't be more happy with our new puppy. I'm glad I shopped around so that I truly understand how valuable and unique this breeder is. Do yourself a favor and learn from my Kreative Kennels first, not last. I look forward to working with them more in the future.

Charbel Louis Karam

5 years ago

GOOGLE: I'm an actual buyer who spent $13,500 at this facility. Do not remove this review. STAY AWAY FOLKS- this place is a Scam!! Honestly folks, save yourselves heartaches and headaches and go elsewhere. I can't believe this place is allowed to sell dogs. We always thought California had stricter laws than that. Dogs are not trained to the standards they claim. Basic obedience at best and even that seems to be hard for the dog to accomplish. Dogs have never been socialized or HOUSE BROKEN!!! Dog started to show signs of aggression towards us and strangers - unwarranted. A professional evaluation determined his temperament was off and he could be dangerous in public. They also stated it would cost $15-20k to finish his training. The dog I got was sick from day one. Broken canine needing a root canal and a stomach issue. He's been sick now 4 months and has damaged my floors many many times. We are become expert Poop/ Diarrhea cleaners!! SEE ATTACHED PICTURE. There is so much I can say but why?? You can see some serious bad reviews if you take the time to google. Take your business elsewhere.

Connie Volk

5 years ago

I bought Juneau in November of 2017. We absolutely love everything about her! She had a flight from San Francisco changing planes before arriving in Tucson. Her crate was completely dry and she never had an accident in our house. She loves our grandkids, our 9 year old Doberman and our 3 horses. She loves to camp, hike, boat, and even tube behind our boat! We'll be returning customers when the time comes that she needs a new sister. Thanks to everyone at Kreative Kennels for raising wonderful dogs!

Glosehaus GSD’s

5 years ago

We had an excellent experience with Creative. Our Vader just flew home last weekend. We waited through a few litters to get a black GSD. We couldn't be happier. He is in perfect health & has a sweet temperament. Nicole, the kennel manager, went above & beyond with communication through out our entire process. Always answering my questions, sending me updates, along with pictures of our puppy since birth. He had a long flight to PA. He was clean, in good health, & lovable as can be. For a 10 week old puppy, he already has a good grip. I would definitely get a puppy from them again.

Izabella Biernacka

5 years ago

I have bought an 8 week old puppy (Loki) from Kreative. I have nothing but good experience with the process. Nicole was extremely helpful and provided answers to all my questions. The process was easy and our puppy arrived in Seattle without any problems. He is perfect in every way and adjusted quickly with our family. I would like to say thank you to Nicole and Kreative for our new family addition.

Time Winders

5 years ago

MADE THE IRREVERSIBLE MISTAKE TO BUT FROM KREATIVE KENNELS! Dirty Kennels, they keep +100 dogs in there. They hose down Kennels to to clean urine and feces... unbelievable. Dogs have been mistreated and abused. They all display signs of that. Dogs aren’t fully trained. Trainers hype them up before they demo if a “protection” situation would give your dog time to warm up! These dogs are dangerous and this place should be shut down!! DOG NOT HOUSE BROKEN! They have never lived in a household so be prepared for Chaos! Go to the competitors charging the same price or slightly more but you get the Full well trained package!

Jason Haefner

5 years ago

My experience with Kreative Kennels has been nothing but excellent. I have gotten 3 dogs from them. They have always been extremely helpful, friendly, accommodating, and professional. They are easy to deal with and have been honest. My first puppy I bought from them was exactly what I was looking for. He was truly one of the best dogs I have ever had. I again acquired another puppy from Kreative Kennels recently. Again, I told them what I was looking for and they were spot on with what I wanted. I then acquired an older dog from them and he has been spectacular. I do IPO with my dogs and I get compliments from other working dog people. They are healthy, solid temperament, beautiful dogs. I highly recommend them and I have recommended them to others. I have gotten other dogs from other breeders in the past but I continue to go back to Kreative Kennels because they are wonderful to deal with and they have sold me good dogs.

Mandy Voss

5 years ago

I bought a beautiful GSD puppy from Kreative. They have really smart dogs with good bloodlines. I will be going back for another one in the near future.

Mark Tercero

6 years ago

Definitely some of the best working line German Shepherds in the United States. I got mine over a year ago and I could not be happier. Smart, athletic, protective but above all very healthy. Highly recommend.

Corey Courtright

6 years ago

I purchased my German Shepherd from Kreative Kennels four years ago. His Name is Yasar, this dog is everything you would expect from a TRUE German Shepherd breeder! Well worth the $3,000 that I paid, this dog is so smart and serves many purposes for our family. Yasar is our security system, protector, and family member. I have never had a dog that is so smart and well behaved, it's in his genes to be such a versatile asset to our family and that's why I would recommend Kreative Kennels for a high quality German Shepherd.

cody crockett

6 years ago

We got our GSD, Tank, from here almost four years ago! The team is so friendly and helpful and have become good friends with some of them. Nicolle really helps you choose the pup right for your family. We couldn’t of asked for a better dog. When we get another GSD it will be from here!!

Ann Richardson

6 years ago

My story ends in heartbreak. Do not think you can just be a regular person and purchase a finished personal protection dog here. You better be a professional, with a professional kennel and the ability to do consistent bite work. They do not always assimilate into a regular home life. I purchased a finished dog and made it clear I had no training with this type of work. I have owned dogs all my life including several German Shepherds. I spent a bunch on the dog and sessions after the purchase learning as best I could. Everything was fine until it went bad and the dog attacked me. When I purchased the owner Mike said the dog would never attack me unless I hit it with a two by four. Mike you are incorrect and the scars on my arm prove it. Ultimately you are dealing with an animal and you never know. When I texted and called for help with this situation I got a text from the manager that they would call me with a plan. No one ever called me and they ignored me. I had no choice but to put the dog down and I communicated that. I did not expect them to do anything for free and just needed their expertise in handling the dog until we could resolve the situation. When I purchased the dog, they promised they would always have my back and would help me. Not the case when it went bad. At the end of this I was left with a $20,000 hole in my wallet, a broken heart as the dog and I were very bonded and several holes in my arm and a trip to the er. Prior to this incident the team had always been kind and helpful. It was very confusing to me. So disappointed and I doubt I will ever have the courage to own a large dog again. You have scarred me for life.

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Kreative Kennels, California, Oakdale

900 Post Rd

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