About Kolenda Kennels

John Kolenda with  Friend James McCloughan Congrational Metal of Honor Recipient

As of 5/5/2022 Kolenda Kennels will offer a discount of 10% to all Military veteran’s, with proof of service.


John & Susan Kolenda with Jeff Manning Handler.

Michigan German Shepherd Breeders
Breeding with Imported German Shepherds

I was first introduced and fell in love with German Shepherds in 1967 when I joined the United States Marines Corps. I was trained as a radio operator and was given a secrete clearance. I then trained in camp LeJeune North Carolina 2nd Marines to be on a 5 man forward team, that was part of force recognizance. Our job was to call air strikes throughout Viet Nam. These teams would have a dog, ours was a German Shepherd. Many of these dogs lost their lives, but were always loyal and brave.

They have gained my respect for life. My experiences aren’t just with breeding and dog shows, but a real understanding of this magnificent breed. I am poud to be a U.S citizen and Marine Corps veteran.

When Susan and I started our Michigan German Shepherd Breeder in 2000 as a full time career, we knew that we wanted to have one that stood out from other German Shepherd Breeders.  We decided to have all of our German Shepherd Dogs imported from Germany. These dogs had to be V-rated, Schutzhund Titled and Koerklass 1a.

We are very proud to present our beautiful dogs and puppies to other German Shepherd enthusiasts. We will continue to breed to stringent SV standards to improve our Michigan German Shepherd Kennels bloodline and to offer you the very best of this wonderful breed of dog!

K-9 Zeke vom Kolenda

K-9 Zeke vom Kolenda
with Owner and trainer/handler Officer Christian Johnson

PDI = Suspect Apprehension, Handler Protection, Evidence Search, Agility, Obedience.
2011 Region 9 Champion.

German Shepherd Dog Club of America
We are a Nationally known kennel, we sell and ship our puppies throughout the United States. Even though we are located in Michigan we have sold many german shepherd puppies as far away as CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, NEW YORK, FLORIDA and all the other states plus CANADA and World Wide.

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