Originally Posted by devinh
Thats what I thought at first, but after visiting his property he really loves all his GSDs and he takes ALOT of pride in his dogs. Check out his website and please tell me what you think.
Usually only large, commercial operations are USDA inspected. It would make me weary that they are...usually puppy mills will show you dogs and make you think it's a nice family farm, but meanwhile they are breeding too much, with no regard to health or temperament, and keeping dogs in deplorable conditions. Of course they don't show you that part.
I'm not saying that is what is going on here, but I would definitely want to look into it further before I purchased a dog from them.
But, they also don't list anything about the parents' hips and elbows being OFA certified, or any titles or anything. I would make sure the parents have had their hips and elbows OFAd, and this should be the bare minimum they do-the parents should also have some sort of titles or real work experience.
Mikko (USDAA) MAD, SAM, GM, RM, SJ, SS; (NADAC) EAC, EJC, TN-E, TG-E, WV-O, OCC, HP-O, VerO; (AKC) NAJ, CGC; NW1 - 7 year old GSD