Hershey's Family Puppies

Our Story

Hello! We are Reuben and Carolyn Herschberger. We have two daughters and five sons, two of whom are married. Both of our married sons are still involved with raising the puppies and it is a joy to have them around even though they have their own homes and families now. Raising puppies for us started in 2012 when one of the boys purchased a trio of Shetland Sheepdogs. It has been a process of love to raise this group and we look forward to having several litters soon. 


In 2014 we added a Yellow Labrador Retriever to our growing family. At this time the other boys also wanted to start helping to rais the puppies and become more involved in the family business. With all my sons involved and each having their share and personal interest we have now have a total of 10 adult dogs in seven different breeds that roam our property. The breeds we currently raise are Yellow Labs, Golden Retrievers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Shih-Tzu, Shih-Poo (Shih-Tzu/Poodle cross), Shiba Inu, and Poodle. There is really something for everyone no matter what your interest. Each of our son's personalities and interest can really be seen in the variety of breeds we have. Each son has their dog or dogs they are responsible for to make sure nothing is missed and each dog gets the attention and cares they deserve.   Our grandchildren also love to play and socialize with the puppies.


Lastly, Carolyn and I have our personal pet toy poodle, Kayla. She is apricot colored (now mostly white) and has lived with us in the house since 2005. 


We are a USDA and Illinois State licensed kennel. Our puppies all are vaccinated and vet checked before they leave us to go to their new forever homes. Thank you for taking the time to view our page and we wish many blessings upon you and yours.


The Herschberger Family          

Adult Dogs


Female: Shiba Inu

She raises the finest healthiest litters. She’s an immediate friend to everyone she meets.

Health Info

  • AKC Registered


Male: Shiba Inu

A picture of beauty and status, he produces some of the most gorgeous pups you’ve ever seen.

Health Info

  • AKC Registered


Female: Sheltie

Trixy is a beautiful Sheltie Female. She has a heart of gold and is a great mother. She loves to run and play outside and always is the first to greet us in the morning. 

Health Info

  • ACA Registered

  • DOB: 11/22/2016


Male: Sheltie

Levi is an extremely handsome guy. We get comments on him all the time. We especially love his curious and proud attitude. He has a more self-reliant streak but does not shy away from play time and scratches behind the ear.  

Health Info

  • AKC Registered

  • DOB: 06/20/2017


Female: Shih Tzu

Becky is a small brindle and white Shih Tzu. She has a very charming disposition. She is our newest pet and we are so excited to have her in our family.

Health Info

  • AKC, APRI Registered

  • DOB: 12/06/2016


Male: Mini Poodle

Prince is a 12-year-old white poodle. He is a great sire. He is quieter and loves to just cuddle. He is getting older but he is still very healthy and one of our favorites. 

Health Info

  • DOB: 04/04/2007

Prefered Pet Brands


When you’re a “my pet is the best pet ever” pet parent, no food could ever be too natural, nutritious or delicious. Believe us, we get it. That’s how we got our start.

Classic - Puppy Formula

Classic - Beef

PLEASE DO NOT OVER FEED YOUR DOG! Follow manufacture directions. Over feeding dogs is the greatest cause of cancer and joint problems in dogs. Keep them physically fit with top quality food in the correct quantity and plenty of exercise. Other than an occasional treat of scrambled eggs, some cheeses including cottage cheese we highly discourage human food given to dogs. Dog feed with corn, soy, or wheat products is also discouraged and not recommended. Cooked beef bones from your local butcher can be a healthy treat also. No chicken or turkey bones recommended!

Our Puppies Are Family

Your new puppy is going to become your best friend, close companion, or just like a member of the family. That is why we treat them the same way you are going to treat them. We love to spoil our puppies with love to ensure they will have an easy transition to living in their new forever homes. All our family breeders have made a pledged to adhere to strict socialization practices and many have young children that enjoy playing with the puppies as well. Please feel free to read through our testimonials and reviews to see what others have to say or contact us with any question you may have or to schedule a visit.   

We Care About Our Customers

Our goal as a community of small family dog breeders is to go above and beyond in ensuring that our dogs are treated like family and to be as transparent as possible with our customers. We feel that it is very important when searching for the right puppy that you can see its parents and where the puppy is being raised at. We provide as much information and detail on our website about our dogs, breeders, pedigrees, health testing and so much more because the quality and health of our dogs is our top priority. There are no questions we won't answer and we invite all of our customers to meet and view where their puppy is born and raised. We feel this is so important because we want customers to know that their puppy is being raised with love and is being socialized so that when it transitions to its new home its stress level is nonexistent. When you leave with one of our puppies you are considered family and at any time you may call us with updates or any questions. Thanks and we hope to provide you with the best new companion in the world. - Randall - 

Health & Nutrition


We keep our puppies happy and healthy by feeding them the finest quality feed and supplements designed for life long health and wellness. View our trusted pet brands.

*We guarantee a clean bill of health for all our puppies. 

We provide transportation for our puppies and have had one 100% success with puppies traveling all over North America. We personally handle all travel details to guarantee the puppy is provided safety and the utmost respect. Transportation costs are usually around $450.00 above the cost of the puppy. Arrangements can be made by contacting us.


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