Originally Posted by kazza2
Hi all, I've got my heart set on a male GSD puppy and am trying to figure out where to start.
He will be a pet - not for show - but high priority on health.
>>>>>I think I want an American showline<<<<<
based on what I've read about temperament.
I've found a couple of breeders in NJ - Mercer and Alkarah - which sound like good fits but am not sure how to start contact with them.
Will breeders turn me away because I am a first time owner? My mom grew up with GSDs and will be actively involved in care and feeding.
>>>>> Is it ok that I "only" want a pet rather than a show dog? <<<<<
Are there other qualities that the breeder will want in an owner? We have a backyard, and between my parents and I always someone to take him out for a run.
Many thanks in advance!
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