Claro Cielo German Shepherds

Life’s Better with a German Shepherd…

Most people, if asked to name some words that came to mind when they thought of a German Shepherd Dog, would mention these:






Beautiful (of course!)


I couldn’t agree more.  Our dogs here at Claro Cielo German Shepherds are all of these and more.  They are a part of our family.  They are our constant companions.  They are our guardians.  And at times, they are our entertainment!


Our dogs receive the best of care from us.  They live a busy, active lifestyle, which fits their needs for exercise and stimulation.  Living on a ranch in the vast New Mexico big mesa country gives our pack ample opportunity to exercise with us.  The possible adventures are endless!  We keep our dogs healthy, fit, and well-trained.


Being a small breeder, we have only 1-2 litters per year.  Puppies are born in our home, under my watchful eye.  They are constantly seeing, hearing, and smelling what a normal family home is like.  We handle them daily and build a strong bond with them, despite their short time with us.  This enables us to place them in homes where they will flourish and reach their full potential.  We strive to produce healthy and intelligent dogs that will thrive in any situation.


Getting a Claro Cielo German Shepherd means you will join our ever-growing family tree.  We support our buyers for the life of their puppy.


We hope you will join our family and see for yourself why life is indeed better with a Claro Cielo German Shepherd!


You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”


Healthy Dogs = Healthy Puppies

Before breeding is considered, we ensure that our dogs are clear of Degenerative Myelopathy, a devastating disease of the spine.  We run a full genetic panel by Embark, screening for over 180 different genetic conditions. 

We also have their hips and elbows evaluated by the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals).  IF passing scores are received, we then pair them with a mate that will bring out the best in their temperaments and physical structure.  

Family Raised

Raising puppies is a job for the whole family.  Even the baby gets in on the action at times!

Love and Attention

Those first experiences for a puppy can shape their outlook on life.  We expose our puppies to positive experiences with various people and situations to ensure they are confident, happy dogs.  

Free Time!

We are constantly observing our puppies from the moment of birth.  We see their temperaments start to emerge quickly and are able to skillfully match puppies with their families when they are old enough to leave their littermates.  We take into account buyers’ activity levels, family dynamics, housing situations, and more.  


One of the greatest pleasures and priveleges of being a breeder is meeting such amazing families.  We stay in touch with our puppy families, sharing tips and updates.  Here are some comments from past puppy buyers:

My family and I highly recommend Claro Cielo German Shepherds because their passion for the breed and the family units their pups are placed with is second to none.  We were immediately impressed by the thoughtfulness of the communication and information presented to us by the breeder.  She is so knowledgeable about the breed in general, but also goes above and beyond to get a feel for each individual pup and their instincts and personalities.  

Our family’s pup came to us very confident and loving.  He is very good in social situations and is wonderful interacting with our children.  I believe he thrives in social situations because he had a good foundation from birth.  We have Claro Cielo German Shepherds to thank for his early social experiences.  

Claro Cielo German Shepherds has remained in contact with us and is always willing to help and answer any of our questions.  We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Claro Cielo German Shepherds and highly recommend them to you and yours!

Jennifer D.

Owner of Murphy from 'A' Litter, Amarillo, TX

My husband and I highly recommend Claro Cielo German Shepherds!  We picked our puppy up in August 2019 and he has been making our life sweeter ever since! 

He has an amazing temperament and is so much fun.  He is also extremely smart and picks up on things very quickly. 

Rebecca is amazing to work with.  She takes the time to educate you and loves to watch her puppies grow!

Allie and Ryan H.

Owner of Duke from 'A' Litter, Rio Rancho, NM

At the time, my husband and I were interested in getting a German Shepherd.  Before we found Becky, we had a horrible experience with a breeder in CO that just ripped our hearts out for the chances of having a German Shepherd.  Just when we thought we lost all hope, Becky was a light in the darkness!  

She went above and beyond to make sure that we received progress pics of our pup, since at the time she was going to be transporting them from MT to CO.  She drove down to CO to deliver our new family member.  During the process, she was professional, kind, caring, and understanding of our wants/needs, as well as (of course) the puppy’s needs.  Now about 4.5 years later, we can’t imagine our lives without our handsome boy ‘Rostam’.  He came from a very healthy line and gets compliments wherever we take him.  People say he’s like a ‘black stallion’, haha!  He is not only beautiful on the outside but has a beautiful soul too.  His behavior/personality is sweet, loving, playful, and laid back.  We believe that he is so healthy and sweet from the experienced breeding that Becky is so versed in doing.  

Thanks to Becky and her family, our dream of having a GSD came true.  Thank you, Becky, for your compassion all those years ago and being so understanding and thoughtful to bless us with our baby boy!  We will always and forever recommend her trustworthiness!

Nino and Holly F.

Owner of Rostam, Currently living in Florida!

My husband and I had been looking for a German Shepherd for a while.  We Googled German Shepherds in our area and came across Claro Cielo. 

One thing I asked her was if she could tell me the personalities of the puppies.  She gave a very detailed description of each puppy, which helped us determine the one we wanted.  I was really nice to see a breeder that actually truly cared about where her puppies were going to end up. 

At the time my husband was away for work and Rebecca was so kind to let our puppy stay with her a couple of weeks longer.  Rebecca called me a week before we were supposed to drive down to get the puppy and said that she was coming to our area for the weekend and that they would bring our puppy to us.  Of course we said yes!  She met us somewhere to give us our new baby! 

We named her Piper, and she was the best decision we have ever made!  I told my family if something were to happen to my husband and I that we would want Piper to go back to Rebecca because we know she would live her best life ever.

Lexie and Kyle C.

Owner of Piper from 'A' Litter, Rio Rancho, NM

‘She’s been so amazing, I could not be happier.  She’s adjusted perfectly and is just so sweet and intelligent.  Everyone I meet is impressed how well-behaved she is!’  

‘I could not be happier.  I love my girl so much, she is seriously the bomb!’

Matt W.

Owner of Rubi from 'A' Litter, Colorado

I adopted Rowdy just as everything was closing down from Covid.  Since then he has been a great companion for myself and for my kids.  I haven’t had a puppy since I was in my twenties and may not have been fully prepared for the non-stop energy taht he brought to the house, but he has been a fast learner and all he ever wants is to be right by our side.  He has adapted well to living around our livestock and follows the rules well.  His favorite thing in the world is to come along with us when we take our horses out on the trail.  

Becky has been great to work with both before and since we picked up Rowdy.  I particularly enjoy the way she just checks in to see how he’s doing from time to time.  I would definitely recommend her breeding program for anyone looking for a pup.

Dave T.

Owner of Rowdy from 'B' Litter, Durango, Colorado