Looking for a QUALITY breeder near Little Rock AR or surrounding states
We'd be willing to travel 4-5 hours for the right breeder. Our last GSD passed on last summer. We are looking for first and foremost, good temper and good health. I'd like to find a dog with somewhat of a laid back personality, however my husband would like the dog to have enough drive to train easily. He would like to put obedience, agility and tracking titles on it, possibly herding.
We have no other pets or children in the home. We currently live on 5 acres, but are in the process of building on 70 acres, so the dog will have ample room to train and play.
I will be home with the dog all the time, and my time is spent in the orchard and later on the farm, with gardening and livestock (mostly chickens and geese). I'd like for the dog to be able to accompany me anywhere on the farm (off leash, after training), on leash for my daily walks on a public trail, and occasionally go with us in our RV.
We don't want a plush! Our last girl was beautiful with her long coat, but what a chore to keep clean.
Any breeder recommendations for us that would match our needs? I'm not finding much in Arkansas, I ran across Stony Creek in Houston Missouri, and Vom Waldenhaus in Richland Missouri, both of which look promising.
Thank you for any help.