Turning Point Kennels is located in South Carolina and we breed German Shepherd Dogs. Our story actually began about 15 years ago. Since 9-11, daughter has always wanted to train a Search and Rescue dog and has read every book that she could find, about "dog heroes and the heroes of 9-11". A lot of her studies in school was around dogs, animals and training. Being a Christian family, and not sure that SAR is the place for a lady to be, I'd just tell her, "God will let you know, if that is His will." Well, He did. In Feb., 2015, a friend of ours drowned and we were out with the county's Special Rescue & Dive Teams for the 4 day search.....he didn't surface for 25 days. We asked why the dogs weren't being brought out and we were told that our county doesn't have dogs....they have to come from another county or state. We were invited to come to their meeting to see what they were all about. We joined the next month and have been so blessed......we have a new family. Words cannot explain the love we have for the team members, the people we help and the beauty of watching a dog work. Brady, named after our friend that drowned & is our 1st German Shepherd, is 1 1/2 y/o and we are training him for wilderness air-scent. We absolutely love the GS breed. They are so intelligent, loyal and do such amazing work, whether it's as a pet, guardian, SAR, police or therapy. We are now breeding this amazing dog in hopes of having more SAR dogs available in our area but to also provide families, police and others with a dog that will do amazing work. We have 2 females and 1 male that have pedigrees from a great working line/show line. One year to the week of our friend's death, we were on a search for a man & have become really close to the family. Our sire, Turner, is named after this precious family & Turning Point Kennels stems from the name Turner & was so named because DOGS are so often the "turning point" for family/friends on a search & this journey was definitely a TURNING POINT in our lives!!
Brady @ DuPont Rescue Experience 2016 Brady @ Hartwell State Park after training
Brady @ Chattooga River Brady watching medical helicopter @ State Guard training