What our puppy owners say

After months of searching the wilds of the internet to find a trustworthy German Shepherd breeder we were fortunate enough to find Nicky and Tony.  After the first conversation I felt reassured and Nicky kept us updated with weekly photos and videos and was happy to talk at any time.The preparation they give the pups is wonderful, exposing them to common household noises and lots of socialization. You can tell they really love their dogs and care about what happens to them. The vet said she had never seen such a comprehensive history as Nicky gave us.Our pup has a lovely temperament and is always praised by other people as being calm, friendly and VERY handsome. I wouldnt hesitate to reccomend them to potential owners! Lisa

From the first time I contacted Nicola to inquire about buying a puppy she was open and honest.I asked about a hundred questions and she patiently answered every one.When the litter  was born she messaged me and kept me informed of every single milestone of my Zuri .Lots of photos & videos  lovingly sent and received by me.On meeting Nicola and Tony they made me feel welcome and I could see that they love their dogs and enjoyed breeding their dogs and meeting all the new puppy owners.I would 100% recommend them to get a beautiful puppy with an amazing temperament.If I ever wanted another puppy I wouldn’t go anywhere else!!!

I seen nicky and Tony’s ad for their litter of puppies, I got a fast response from nicky with pictures of the beautiful bunch. I was wary of sending a deposit but nicky reassured us of viewing can happen before paying the deposit.We received weekly pup dates of pictures and videos how they was getting on worming details.They was microchipped by nicky herself which was fantastic, on arrival to pick my beautiful boy up all paperwork was in order with their puppy bag which was super cute, nicky also offered some food which the pups had been on.You couldn’t ask for anymore, they are great breeders pups are well looked after and healthy.You will be in safe hands with both of them,Thank you soo much for our mischievous bundle off joy.Nikki x

We have had GS dogs for many years and in the quest to find another, we found Nicky and Tony/direct dogs advertising their litter of puppies. Nicky was very helpful when we made our enquiry and we were made very welcome when we went to see them. It was clear when we visited that they care very much about their own dogs as well as the puppies. Although there was only one bitch remaining available we loved her (me, hubby and the 2 kids age 3&9) We had weekly pupdates from Nicky keeping us up to date with her antics and on our second visit we met the Quinn pack.. all lovely dogs. Zuli is now 16wks old and we are very happy to have her. She is growing into a beautiful dog. She is quick to learn, very loving, patient with the kids, generally obedient!! and gets on with our other dogs. Thank you Nicky & Tony

Direct Dogs have given us the best, loving addition to our little family.We did an extensive search to find the right breeder that shared our values and what we wanted in a pet. We came across Direct Dogs and we’re so grateful we found them! They provided the puppies with such love and affection, socialising them to everyday sounds and people, which you can really tell made such an impact on their early days.What we especially loved was the true, genuine feeling that they cared about the puppies and wanted to make sure they went to the perfect forever home!They have a wonderful Facebook group where owners can all stay in touch and provide support for one another; it has been lovely to see all the brothers and sisters grow up!We can’t thank you enough!

I had a beautiful  male German shepard  from this beautiful  family . He is absolutely  amazing little money lol. Have soany compliments on how he looks how beautiful  his coat is . Vets say his weight  is perfect.  He is very loyal  to me amazing  with  other dogs not to keen on cats but think that’s a shepard thing . Would  100percent  have another from here .thankyou so much . Kelly and family

Nikki and Tony are exceptional breeders before meeting our chosen puppy Nikki took time to understand who we were as a family and then helped guide us to select the right puppy to fit our family. Meeting the family of GSD’s was a wonderful experience and demonstrated the love and care they provide to their beautiful dogs. Nikki was so accommodating answering all questions and helping us to introduce our puppy to our children in a safe a welcoming environment. Our boy is calm and well adapted to noises around the house which would normally unsettle a puppy. This is down to the puppy preparation Nikki does to ensure puppies make a smooth transition. We are blown away with our boy and how quickly he adapted to our busy family. Direct dogs is a family friendly breeder providing perfect loyal and loving family dogs. Thank you for our gorgeous boy.

I met my new best friend (Frank), for the first time, when I visited Direct Dogs in Exmouth in early summer 2021.I was introduced to a healthy, delightful and smile inducing litter of 10 pups. They all looked great and Frank was particularly affectionate so the choice was made.After than Nicky was incredibly accommodating. Letting me, and encouraging me to, visit once a week with Frank. She answered all my stupid questions (it’s my first puppy), sent regular updates through WhatsApp and even took a video with him in my arms as a puppy… it’s very special to me.I met the whole family during my visits and imho they are loving and caring breeders and more to the point pet, and especially German Shepherd, lovers.On the day I collected Frank I was greeted by Nicky who was excited for me and Frank but clearly sad to see her babies leave. She didn’t make me feel bad about taking him as she was so positive but to see how she loved them made me really happy.Frank himself has been an absolute joy! He’s quick to learn, friendly, loveable, handsome and getting massive!! I love him to bits and he’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of. He came to me incredibly well socialised and Nicky had prepared all the pups for noises.In summary: He’s a brilliant dog, I think they’re excellent breeders that truly care about their dogs and I absolutely recommend them if you want a GSD.I will certainly be back for more when I have a bigger house!!

From our initial contact Nicky and Tony made us feel very much included in our puppy’s life. We had regular pupdates, with photos and information. They were also very quick to respond to any questions we had. We were welcome to come and visit, just a quick message to arrange it first. He had all his initial worming and was microchipped. Nicky put together a lovely puppy pack for when he came home, including food, toys and a personal gift. There was also a wallet of supporting puppy information, his parents information and microchip information. Everything was incredibly well thought out. It is very clear how much all their own dogs are loved and very much part of their family. We really can’t express how amazing they are as dog parents and breeders, would highly recommend. Louise and Jack

Highly recommend Direct Dogs, the communication throughout getting our little puppy was amazing. Direct Dogs sent videos, pictures, and was always a message away for anything we needed. They gave our little puppy the best start in life by familiarising the puppies to noises and sounds of every day life. We have kept in contact with them even after having our puppy and they continue to support any questions we may have. The dogs are really well looked after and you can see how much they care for each one. We have two family members who plan to contact Direct Dogs for their next litter. Thank you for everything

Just wanted to thank you for the whole experience, in purchasing a German Shepherd puppy from you.From start to finish you have been so professional in the way you dealt with the process, from the weekly photographs and up dates.I’m so have with my puppy, he is so well behaved, he has such a good temperament, I put this down to your care and attention to the first few weeks of the puppy life.You are a credit to the Germany Shepherd breeders. Thank you again.

We were looking for a GSD puppy and happened to find Nicky and Tony at Direct Dogs. We were initially unsure to buy via the Internet but once I had spoken to Nicky we paid our deposit and made arrangements to go and visit our puppy.  We were absolutely delighted with him and since we collected him we have been very Impressed with the temperament and his intelligence.  He learns very quickly and he is a very affectionate boy. I would recommend Nicky and Tony to anyone who is looking for a well bred good looking healthy puppy. He is the perfect family pet.

My partner and I purchased our pup in June 2021 from Nicky and Tony. We were given weekly updates via text and videos from birth. She is a lovely pup

A few weeks ago we collected our new puppy from Nicky and Tony and she has made such a wonderful addition to our family.Heidi was very well cared for in every aspect of her early development and nothing was ever too much trouble, whether I asked to come and visit or had any queries through the process. Nicky did an amazing job at weekly updates with regular photos.The Quinn’s do their absolute best to ensure that each puppy leaves for their forever homes as prepared as they possibly could be. One thing I have noticed is how well the de-sensitising helped. We continued this at home and after a couple of cracking thunderstorms recently and a couple of children’s birthday parties with lots of balloons popping Heidi couldn’t have cared less!!We love the private Facebook group which has been set up, it’s a great support for all of the new owners and lovely to see all of Heidi’s brothers and sisters.Thank you so much Nicky, Tony and Poppy …. If we decide to expand the family again in the future there is only one place we will be getting our puppy!

 Nicky and Tony are incredible breeders. We received weekly pup-dates of our growing little boy and they took the time to get the puppies used to different sounds and environments. Our little Loki is a beautiful example of a GSD, we couldn’t be happier.

Having had a 7 year break from owning a dog, we decided now was the time to have another one within our family.After looking around for several weeks/months for the right breeder based on type and location, we came across an advert for an available litter with Direct Dogs; I made the enquiry, and Nicky was quick to respond. Unfortunately, we just missed out on the litter advertised but were informed of another litter from Poppy (mum) and Bongo (dad) were due to be born shortly, so were placed on the waiting list.We then had the news that the litter had been born and from that point on we received weekly puppy updates with videos, pictures and information on how they were doing.We could then choose our female pup (Nala) and visited prior to being able to bring her home and also meet mum (Poppy) who had a lovely temperament.

Both Nicky and Tony were lovely to deal with and able to answer questions we had leading up to being able to collect puppy. The setup for their pack is great and you can tell they are all treated well and we aim on keeping in contact with them and other litter owners and hopefully, with the chance to meet up. I’d highly recommend Direct Dogs to anyone looking for a well-natured family GSD. Richard, Lee-Ann and puppy Nala. xx

“We cannot thank Nicky and Tony enough for giving us our dreamy puppy. He’s the most well tempered, calm, loving puppy ever and we’ll forever be grateful. The process from getting in contact with Nicky to finally picking up Milo was absolutely flawless. Nicky would send us weekly pupdates and was always readily available for any burning questions we had. I have already recommended them to family and friends and will always speak highly of them. Their love for their own dogs and subsequently for the puppies is out of this world and we were lucky to have found them on our search for our Milo.

Testimonial We were nervous about getting a puppy from the internet during COVID. However, Nicky and Tony couldn’t do enough, they were there to answer any questions and we received daily pup dates, photos and videos. We’ve now had our fur baby for 4 weeks and now cannot image being without him. Thanks for such a lovely puppy.

Throughout our whole journey of getting our puppy, we were kept informed almost daily with pictures and videos. To be able to see your puppy growing and developing in such a loving home is amazing. We have the most well adjusted pup and it’s all thanks to the love and care he received from direct dogs. I would recommend anyone considering a GSD to check out these guys. They made the whole process a breeze and have helped us with any queries we’ve had, not only prior to getting king but also after. Thank you all so much for our handsome boy our little family is complete

Well where to begin… our beautiful Siggy has been home with us now for four weeks and it feels like she was always meant to be here with us. Siggy has a beautiful temperament, excellent with other animals, adults and children and is so eager to learn.
We couldn’t imagine life without her and thanks to Nicola and Tony our family is now complete. (Until my partner let’s me get another one!) we can’t thank you enough. xx

The Quinn family were a great home who gave us the perfect boy to complete our family, made the process very easy, great communication and daily updates on our pup, plenty of pictures and videos, we couldn’t be more happy with how he is turning out 


I would like to thank Nicola and Tony for Choosing us for bongo juniors forever home. Nicola has been absolutely brilliant with keeping me up to date with our puppy’s weekly progress.  Even now bongo has been with us for 4 weeks she is always there to give guidance and advice. We would definitely recommend to friends and family looking for a German shepherd, bongo is a beautiful puppy which huge big paws 


 thanks for everything, we couldn’t be happier , Natalie dean

We came across Direct Dogs in Exmouth online and were fortunate enough to get our new family member Lola from them. Nicky and Tony were incredibly friendly and communicated regularly to us throughout the puppy’s early stages of life.We received constant pupdates and regular photos and videos while Lola and her brothers and sisters were young.We were offered the opportunity to meet Lola before she came to live with us and as this was during the Covid pandemic, things were immaculate and safe at all times.
Since Lola joined our family, we have stayed in touch through Direct Dogs Facebook owners group and we get to stay in touch with Nicky and Tony as well as Lola’s brothers and sisters.
Lola has been amazing since coming to live with us. I have owned a few German Shepherds in the past and Lola’s temperament is the best of all of previous dogs.
I highly recommend Direct Dogs as a German Shepherd breeder. They are professional but also very family orientated as each puppy is still part of their family even after they have moved to their forever home.

I cannot thank Nicola Quinn and her family enough for the care, time and effort put in with her puppies.Kaiser has been with us for about 6 weeks. He wasn’t phased by anything on his arrival,  washing machines, vacuums, lawnmowers were all taken in his stride as he was already habituated to such sounds.
I really feel we couldn’t have found a pup that had received a better start. Kaiser is an independent,  incredibly bright dog who learns fast. Due to the Quinn’s preparing him so well for life’s journey  he hasn’t looked back, no pining for mum, he’s far too busy taking life on.
Thank you!

Woody is now 3 months and 1 week old.  He is a very special dog to both of us.  Woody has

kept us very busy but is a pleasure, he is very calm and attentive and easy to train if you associate his actions with words and treats.  When I take him out with Jessie on walks and we meet other people they always comment on how gorgeous and steady he is.

I could go on at length but suffice it to say that Woody has all the characteristics  I would wish from a German Shepherd.

I have to say thank you to Nicola for the weekly updates and choosing Woody for me. If I were to have another German Shepherd as a companion for Woody I would no doubt return to Nicola and Tony for a pup.

We recently purchased a lovely GS puppy from Nicky and Tony Quinn. We were very nervous buying a puppy via the Internet but after talking to Nicky, felt a lot more confident paying a deposit. We received weekly puppy updates, videos, weights, feeding pattern and worming details. Both parents could be seen, they have such lovely facilities for their dogs. We would highly recommend them. Our puppy is showing a lovely temperament and is already a real part of our family.

We purchased our wonderful German Shepard girl (zelah) from nicky and Tony Quinn in July 2020 she is an excellent example of this breed , her temperament is superb and she is very good with all other animals and great with children, myself and my wife are over the moon with zelah and she’s fitted into our home really well , here she is at eight months old.

We purchased our wonderful German Shepard girl from nicky and Tony Quinn in December 2020. she is showing a lovely temperament, myself and my daughter are over the moon with her and she’s fitted into our home really well.

Back in May 2020 we found a beautiful male GSD puppy online. We contacted the breeder who rightly advised that they would carefully select the new homes and owners for the pups. Thankfully we were chosen, as one of the new homes/owners. We named our bundle of joy “Duke”. He is now 7mths old and is the most loving and funny dog. We struck up a good relationship with Tony and Nicky right from the beginning and have continued to stay in contact since. Not just to bombard them with photos and videos of Duke, but as friends too. Tony and Nicky are honest, caring people who are both extremely passionate about their own pet GSD’s and the pups which they have been blessed with from the gorgeous Poppy. We have since chosen and collected a second male GSD, “Buster”. He is another character altogether! But both fur babies were so well cared for, interacted with and loved by Tony & Nicky, that it was a breeze settling them into our home. We highly recommend Tony, Nicky (Direct Pups).

We recently purchased 2 puppies from Nicky and Tony. We received weekly puppy updates, and regular phone calls to keep us updated on the 2 puppies When picking up the puppies the paperwork was in excellent order and easy for the vets to understand. We would highly recommend Nicky Quinn and Tony Quinn for the excellent and outstanding German Shepard’s

Well it’s week 11 ! and we as a family are enjoying every single moment with our latest addition to the family “ baby George “… I know it sounds silly having been a butler for German Shepherds for 3 decades but I was a little nervous as my last shepherd was a rescue and it has been 2 decades since bringing a puppy up. I still have the vivid memories of puppy Llwellyn… a true land shark ! Very naughty… I am a full time carer for my mum who also has a spirited assistance dog golden retriever Kiara … in addition I run my own business … so busy difficult times with a global pandemic added to the mix as well ! I absolutely should not have worried baby George is without doubt the best most well prepared and adjusted wise puppy I have ever been a butler for. No nipping…. only took a week to toilet train… Brilliant response and sensitivity already with my mum and already best buddies with Kiara quite literally a beautiful addition to our home. All credit goes to a Nicky & Tony Quinn who’s dedication to bringing their puppies up ready for their forever homes truly knows no bounds. I have been around the block a few times in the German shepherd world and can honesty say I have never experienced such a wonderful experience with a breeder nothing was too much trouble and Nicky really supported me through my concerns and made things so lovely for me putting me at ease helping me in anyway that she could. Such beautiful quality traditional German shepherds. Full credit and respect to you Nicky & Tony. Heartfelt thanks also to Aliaster & Chrissie Pope for your recommendation without which none of this would have happened. Thank you so sincerely. Love from Sarah x Sandy x Kiara & Baby George