I'm a newbie to GSD and am overwhelmed by the number of breeders and frankly scared of ending up with the wrong one. Of course when the chips fall and there's a problem, I need a breeder that won't turn into an ****.
We need a family companion/protection dog that has stable nerves and grows into a calm dog for our four young kids. I like show lines because I want a beautiful mahogany coat dog. Basically I want a beautiful, calm, bad ****.
I've seen outrageous prices and I'm not that billionaire
. Our budget is the best we can get under $2k.
I live in Houston and yes, I searched the forum extensively and found many old threads about this subject. I have made initial contact with several area breeders and I know the forum rules and really want people to PM me about who to stay away from as well as who to trust. I love that I found you guys and look forward to your feedback.