German Shepherd Breeder

Our world-class German Shepherd bloodlines stem from the top 2 kennels in the world, producing dogs of sound mind and sound body here in Spring Grove, Illinois, just outside Chicago.


Take a look our litters page to see the most up-to-date information and to arrange a viewing of our puppies at our premises in Spring Grove, Illinois.

We're now accepting deposits on our 7 new litters due in April, May,  and June of 2022. Find all of the latest info on our puppies page.

Manni Vom Regis Regal
Manni is a 13 month old male that has been hand raised by me from birth.
He is gentle and kind.
Highly intelligent.
Has been immaculately educated.
He is a perfect addition as either a family companion, Estate dog, Therapy or will be finished as a Service dog.
Please contact us if you are interested in arranging to come and visit Manni.
German Shepherds

German Shepherd Breeding

All our puppies come with a lifetime guarantee.

Our Puppies

Dog training in Chicago

Comprehensive Dog Training

We utilize a German-based positive approach to train any breed of dog.

Dog Training

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Dog Boarding

We have a state-of-the-art facility in Spring Grove that allows dogs to run & socialize safely.

Dog Boarding

Dogs for special needs

Dogs for Special Needs

Our Shepherds can be trained for a variety of public service needs.

Dogs for Special Needs

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Our facilities in Spring Grove
Our facilities in Spring Grove, IL

Over 3 Decades of German Shepherd Breeding & Training

Let us help you find the perfect companion for your needs. We are a family-owned and operated business with roots back to 1987. We raise, breed, train, and board dogs on our state-of-the-art facility here in Spring Grove, Illinois.

Our dogs at Regis Regal travel the world and are required to be outstanding examples of what the German Shepherd dog should be at its highest and finest levels in both temperament and anatomy. We produce West-German sieger dogs.

We specialize in:

Here at Regis Regal German Shepherds we have over 30 years experience of breeding German Shepherds and providing a very high standard of dog training.

We specialize in family companion dogs, and our dogs are used for children with Autism and Aspergers. We also provide dogs for epileptic and diabetic detection, as well the hearing impaired. Our dogs also serve as companions to veterans, and we work closely with VA hospitals to provide dogs who assist with PTSD and anxiety.  A large number of our dogs are also competitors and working schutzhund dogs.

We're known as being one of the top German Shepherd breeders in the US - and we're happy to have sold our dogs to clients all across the country, from the state of Texas through to Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Los Angeles and Florida.

We make use of a private courier service to pick up and deliver our dogs. We're very mindful to ensure the dogs are completely happy throughout the delivery! If we think you're the right match for one of our dogs we can deliver them to you wherever you are based in the US.

Lifetime Guarantees on Health & Temperament

We are known for our award-winning German Shepherd breeds throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, & Germany. 

All of our dogs come with a lifetime guarantee on health, temperament, and training. Our dogs are gentle and attentive and have dispositions perfect for family companionship or special needs. Puppies come with comprehensive training included, along with a full year of shots.

German Shepherd show dogs


Regis Regal is a national and international competitor, earning the highest rankings and respect in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany as well as other European countries.

A list of individual dogs accomplishments include Va Winnie, Va Ollie, V1 Saint and many dogs involved in the 6xwinner of the progeny group competition.

Regis Regal German Shepherds have also worked in many different areas of public service, such as patrol dogs, search and rescue dogs, avalanche rescue dogs, bomb detection, narcotic detection, and even arson dogs.

The absolute dedication to character, nerves and clarity of mind, make Regis Regal Shepherds’ suitable for an unlimited array of tasks and service work; as well as the ultimate family companion dogs.

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Client Testimonials

"I purchased my German Shepard from them when she was a puppy and she is now a beautiful, sweet tempered 4-year-old dog. I have utilized their services such as boarding consistently over the years because to this family, their dogs aren’t just business- they are family and each one is treated with love. It is incredibly rare to find such individuals who view their dogs as more than just “business”."

Jennifer S.

"My family and I stopped in on memorial day unexpected not know what to expect. We were greeted by Cindy the owner and were completely WOWED! We took home our pup and have had only good thoughts and things to say since we left. Cindy shared so much time and knowledge with us before we left. "

Nicole E.

"My family has a beautiful German Shepherd from Regis Regal and has been everything we’ve hoped for. We currently have two children under eighteen months and he’s so loyal and gentle. Axle just turned two years old and will be an important part of my kids lives as they grow up."

Todd C.

We ALSO Provide Dogs for Veterans

We partner with VA hospitals to provide outstanding service dogs for U.S. veterans.

We work closely with them in order to train our dogs to assist veterans with PTSD, anxiety, and more.

Dogs for Veterans
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Cindy's Latest Articles

Cindy Kelly loves to share her expertise on breeding, training and raising world class German Shepherds. When she has time she publishes articles on the Regis Regal blog - you can find some of her most recent ones listed below.

If you would like to hear Cindy's thoughts on any particular element of owning or raising German Shepherds then feel free to get in touch.

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Can German Shepherds Swim?

By RegisRegal | April 27, 2022

Although German Shepherds were not bred to swim, the breed is known to take to water like a fish. In fact, many working dogs like them are used in water rescue missions because of their ability to paddle around.

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Long Hair vs. Short Hair German Shepherds: What’s the Difference?

By RegisRegal | April 21, 2022

A lot of people don’t know the main differences, but it’s an important distinction to make when considering which breed of German Shepherd is right for you.

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How Long Do German Shepherds Live?

By RegisRegal | March 3, 2022

The lifespan for a German Shepherd is typically around 9-13 years, but they can live as long as 14 or 15 years. That’s not bad when you consider that the world’s oldest living dog was a 26-year-old Australian Cattle Dog.  You can contrast their lifespan against the Great Dane at an average of about nine years and a chihuahua at about 15 years.

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Trending States Based on their Interest in our World-Class German Shepherds

We make use of a high quality, private courier service to deliver our dogs where a customer is unable to come to our premises in Illinois. We've listed some of the most popular states that have expressed an interest in buying a world-class German Shepherd puppy, adolescent or service/therapy dog from us.