Looking for responsible and reputable breeder texas
I am a new member and I am looking for a GSD puppy. What I am looking for is a family companion. My Wife and I have two children that are 7 and 8 years old and a female Shih Tzu. I would prefer a GSP that has direct German bloodline from both parents that have certified hips, joints, back, ...etc. The important characteristics that we are looking for are intelligence, temperament, health, and good representative of the breed's confirmation. I am not rich, put I willing to pay over $1,000 for the right GSP. The Puppy is strictly going to be a family member not compete or be Breed. I appreciate any advice that can be given! I have tried researching breeders on my own but it is so hard to determine genuine breeders from the criminals!