K9 Academy International


10:00 AM – 12 NOON & 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We are here all throughout the day but to ensure we give the most attention and care to your family pets our pickup and drop off times are 10-12 and 6-8 pm. If another time is needed please text or call Taylor at 616-216-1115



Shadow von Harisburg gave birth to her fifth litter of puppies on June 4th, 2014. There are five puppies total, four boys, one girl. Shadow’s caring for them like a seasoned pro, feeding them regularly and keeping them clean. Teaching them new things everyday.

This litter is sired by Gittano Semper Wictor, same as Shadow’s first two litters, and we have high expectations for them. All of the puppies from Shadow’s previous litters have grown into healthy, stable adult dogs, fitting into a variety of roles, from trusted family protection, loyal companions, strong competitors in Schutzhund, as well as police K-9 and other service dogs.

Gittano Semper Wictor, imported from Europe in 2009, has VA 1 titles in many countries throughout Europe, and earned his first VA placement in the United States at the 2009 USA Sieger Show, the biggest German Shepherd Dog specialty show in the USA, in April. Gittano has many famous dogs in his impressive ancestry, including VA 1 Ursus von Batu, the two-time world champion.

Shadow is the off-spring of Dona Leomegy high-score Sch1, our direct import from Europe, and Iron Garo von Harisburg, 3x BH, narcotic detection certified, and personal protection dog. Garo’s sire is the famous Stormfront’s Brawnson, Police K-9 and competition dog with trophies in multiple sports.


For more information, contact Nino Islamcevic at (616)293-5653, or [email protected].


  • Hey Nino,

    We couldn’t be happier with our GSD pup Gittano Jr. The socialization and training early on has proven to be worth the time and investment. His temperament allows us to bring him just about anywhere we go. Looking forward to continuing protection training. We don’t have to worry about feeling unsafe in our home, he is a great guard dog already.

    Eric and Kim
  • We first started going to K9 academy international about six years ago when a friend told us about Nino. We have had dogs that Nino has trained and boarded in the past. After losing our last dog almost two years ago, Nino asked us if we ever thought of a German Sheppard. Six months later we put a deposit on one of his puppies due in July 2010. We brought our puppy Cola home in September. We had many questions about raising our puppy and Nino and his staff were always available via phone, text, or e-mail to answer questions or give advice. We started taking Cola to daycare at K9 Academy for socialization. One day when I picked her up she was playing with her brother that was not yet adopted. He and Cola played so well together and he was very cute and impressive looking. Needless to say we were so impressed with Cola, our relationship with Nino, and her brother, that we ended up adopting him as well. We have now had Cola and Ace for almost a year and could not be happier. Both of our German Shepherd dogs have different personalities and our three children ages 11, 9, and 7 love to play with them. We have started obedience training and are very happy with how well they are doing. We plan to start protection training soon. We could not be happier with our experience with Nino and would highly recommend him.

    Bob and Heidi McGuire
    Grand Rapids, MI

Our Services

Obedience for All Breeds

Obedience for All Breeds

Breeding Progam

Breeding Program

Boarding for Dogs

Boarding for Dogs

Protection K-9

Protection K-9

Police K-9 Training

Police K-9 Training

Academy for Trainers

Academy for Trainers


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