Genetics will always make any breeding a bit of a crap shoot.
So it's more about where I choose to spend my $$$$ at this point. If I didn't have any then I'd go rescue/shelter and take my chances with that. In my opinion my chance of having a great dog (or not) is EXACTLY the same as if I went with 2 people with GSD's that live in the same area and just got their dogs together and now are selling in the newspaper. But I'm NOT going to give my $$$ to those people who have no breeding goals or skill or care about those pups and their lives/health/temperment once the $500 check clears at the bank.
So IF I'm going to spend money, it's with someone who I respect that has a breeding program I support. Who is trying to do the best they can, keeping track of all their dogs forever, constantly adjusting and learning with each and every litter. So while I may get a puppy from them with a health of temperment problem, I have every expectation of the support of that breeder and the KNOWLEDGE there will be no repeat breedings and more puppies with issues at least from those dogs.
The breeders I support have Puppy Warranties stating they always have 1st dibs on any dog/pup that a owner of their dogs may not be able to keep. These breeders sell most of their pups with limited registries so they can't be bred to add to the overpopulation. So these breeders are doing everything they can to assure none of THEIR puppies/dog end up in a kill shelter.
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
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