We are a small, 30-acre family ranch with Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Karakachan Livestock Guardians and German Shepherds. We are located in Vanleer, TN which is 45 miles West of Nashville, TN and 30 miles South of Clarksville, TN.
My husband and I had always wanted to live on a farm. Our dream finally came true in 2013 when we packed up ourselves and our animals and moved from Florida to a home on 30 acres in Tennessee. It took us a little bit to get settled but in the beginning of 2014 we started looking at Nigerian Dwarf goats. They are so small and easy to handle. We now have a small herd and we just adore these babies! We strive to breed for good conformation and excellent milking genetics. Our herd tested negative for CAE in February of 2016, negative for CAE and Johnes in February of 2017, negative for CAE in February of 2018. Most recently, all tested negative for CAE through WADDL January 2019. All tested negative for Johnes through Kord February 2019.
All of our Nigerian Dwarf goats are registered with ADGA.
With having our Nigerian Dwarf Goats, we needed to bring in a Livestock Guardian Dog to protect them from predators. We researched several different breeds but were hoping to find a breed that did not bark incessantly and that was more home and herd-bound. In all of our research we came across a rare breed of LGD (Livestock Guardian Dog) called the Karakachan. We soon brought home our first little female named Raya. We loved her so much that we soon brought home her sister, Eva. Then after much searching we finally found an unrelated male named Valko, from the gentleman who originally imported the first pair from Bulgaria, Dr. Sponenberg. We have recently added two more Karakachans to our farm. Dana and Monica are sisters from Virginia and we are very excited to have them! Karakachans are an amazing dog and we love being able to help preserve this rare breed. All of our Karakachans are registered with American Karakachan Dog Association, or AKDA.
We also have AKC German Shepherds that we absolutely adore! My husband had always wanted German Shepherds and after a break-in at our house in Florida while I was home alone, he insisted we get a multipurpose dog who would be protective as well. That’s when we brought a fluffy 8 week old puppy home. His name was Shadow and he was wonderful! We absolutely knew that German Shepherds were an amazing breed of dog. Unfortunately, Shadow died unexpectedly which left an enormous void in our hearts. This is when we brought home Anastazia. She is our baby and comes from excellent Czech Working Lines. Ana has an amazing pedigree with many Schutzhund titles. She has a high drive but is very willing to please. We have also retained a daughter from Ana. Her name is Sasha Vom Maximus and her father is an IPO-1 import from Bulgaria. We also imported our stud, Timo V. Ljulin, from Bulgaria. He is a grandson of the World Champion GSD, Ballack Von Der Bruckneralee! Finally our newest addition is Princess Leia. She was born on May 4th (Star Wars Day). She is a long-coat dark-masked GSD puppy. She is very sweet, but laid back. She has a therapy-type personality which we think will be great for breeding. We are very happy with our babies and hope to provide outstanding puppies for family pets or working dogs. Our goal is to breed German Shepherds for health, conformation, personality and versatility.
We thoroughly love our ranch and hope you enjoy exploring our website. Please take a look at our sale page for what is available at this time.
Below is a list of our Star Milkers
GCH Messer Mayhem CindyLu 1*M
Double Durango Juice 3*M
Top Hat Farm Q Love Of Money 3*M
Double Durango Reeces Pieces 1*M
Cool Springs Farms SZ Rose 7*M
SG Cool Springs Farms TC Elsa 2*M
Laurel Haven Indian Paint 1*M
*We are hoping to participate in our first ADGA Linear Appraisal in 2019!*
Website Updated 2/15/2019