New Skete accepts applications for puppies periodically throughout the year.
Please check back frequently if you are interested in applying for a puppy.
We are a small monastery and operate a small breeding program. Mother Nature can be fickle and we never know how many puppies will be born.
The wait time can be from 6 months to 2 years.
New Skete puppies are socialized. They are handled from an early age and introduced to different people and situations. More about socializing can be found in our book “The Art of Raising Your Puppy.” They are not house (potty) trained.
At present, the cost for a New Skete German shepherd puppy is between $4,200 and $4,700. This is subject to change without notice.
Our next application period we will be on
When an adult dog is retired from the breeding program, he/she is then placed in a loving home for the rest of his or her life.
The breeding program at New Skete is small and the availability of retired adult dogs does not occur often.
At present, the cost for an adult New Skete Shepherd is between $8,500 to $10,000. This is subject to change without notice.
Adult dogs have completed the New Skete Dog Training program.
At this time we are not accepting adult dog applications.
Instructions on Applying
Do you have a puppy currently under the age of a year and a half?
If yes STOP here!
We are not accepting applications from people that have puppies under the age of a year and a half. Please apply during the next application period when your puppy is over 1.5 years old.
Terms of Application:
New Skete accepts applications for puppies periodically during the year.
We accept a limited number of applications.
The application must be completed and submitted online.
The Monks of New Skete reserve the right to decide whether to place a puppy in a home for any reason, and to change the terms of its application at any time, without notice to the applicant.
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