Hi, I am a new member here ... been reading the boards for a couple of weeks and have gotten lots of good information. I have some questions and would love for someone really knowledgeable to help.
We lost our GSD suddenly a couple of weeks ago, and are looking for another puppy. The breeder I have used before doesn't have any litters coming soon, so I've looked some more. Here's my trouble:
I found a breeder, talked with her, and like what she has to say. I love the dam of the litter we are looking at, and I like the look of the stud dog and he has his Sch3 titles and all that. I'm so confused about show line vs. working line ... these are WGSL pups, but the dogs all have titles for Sch, or herding, and I think the breeder herself has put many of those titles on the dogs. I've had more working line pups from our other breeder, and they were great for that stage of our lives. But we have two small kids no w, and less time to devote to doggy activities. So a dog that wants to play fetch in the yard, go for walks, will be protective of the kids and family in the yard and home, and look like one really gorgeous German Shepherd ... that's what I want. Love the look of a big ol' boy with a wide head and the dignity of a GSD.
Anyway, reassurance, anyone? Things I should be asking that I'm not? Advice?
My breeder is in Colorado ... if anyone wants to pm me with knowledge of breeders in the area, that would be great.