Price of a GSD puppy who will be a pet?Opininions please!
A work friend of mine would like to buy a GSD for her son and herself. has been adogowner for many years. Just lost her Mastiff. Her 7 year old son wants a German Shepherd like his grandfather and wants to to do agility and obedience just like grandpa. She loves dogs. Her mastiff had massive health problems and she dropped alot of money trying to aid the big guy with his hips and other joint problems. She is working with her vet to handle this situation by running x-rays and health clearances by her vet. The vet wants to see xrays or have hips rated by OFA?She also is being advised re looking at pedigrees and temperment and DM and cancer.I think those are all good ideas right? I think this may be the issue, she wants to not spend more then 800.00 to1000.00 dollars. So what do you guys think? Is a a solid GSD for that price possible? I myself am interested in this thread as my three are all 10 plus years old,Lucky a year or so older. So I wonder if my 1500.00 Im setting aside for a GSD who can do a therapy dogs job is reasonableWe talk alot about responsible breeders butwhat is the purchase price of a healthy stable GSD family pet ?
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