Breeder or Rescue
I do not know if this has been asked already since I could not find another thread in the search option. I have been interested in getting a German Shepherd for a long time now, and I have been searching for an answer to this question but I come up empty-handed. I would love to get a GSD from a rescue, but I also understand that most of those dogs have not gone through the extensive health tests that a breeder gives. I also see a very drastic contrast in, I guess "quality", between dogs from a breeder and those in a shelter/rescue. Most of the rescue dogs look weird to me; very elongated heads, ears that do not point up, and other things. I know that shelter/rescue dogs can be great, but I do not want to be taking a risk on these dogs, since most of them seem agitated and not friendly. I live in the Los Angeles area and I am interested in the Adler Stein and Rotterbarental kennels so far. I am also new to this forum and am still learning; so forgive me for any ignorance I may have shown.