Looking for a great companion
Hey guys! I am 14 years and I don't know if I should get a german shepherd.
Reasons why I would like one.
I need a running companion
My parents are divorced so I am mostly alone with a older brother who works pretty much 24/7.
When I was young I would go to my Uncle's place just to play with his german shepherd named Mitt, which he got after he served in the Vietnam war.
I am a Freshman in high school but will make the most time to spend with my dog.
My mom's boyfriend is experienced with dogs and has owned two pitbulls.
I have done tons of research and has met with people who owns german shepherds. Do you think a german shepherd is right for me?
I have wanted a german shepherd for 8 long years (for me).
Do you recommend any research books I should read? Does anyone know any breeders who have a good reputation near Seattle, Washington. German Shepherds are pretty pricey, but we can afford up to 2 thousand max. I know german shepherds are over breeded. So they tend to have problems with hips etc. I look forward to training dogs and knows it's hard work but I know it's worth it.
Sincerely, Brandon (sorry for my bad grammer)