Pedigree / General Questions
I am new here, and am currently in the process of trying to find a GSD for my home! I am married and have two small children, and although we have not owned a GSD, I have some experience in the past with them as my family had one when I was young.
Anyway, I have come across a GSD puppy which I am interested in and I hope some of the experts can help me with some questions mainly related to pedigree and things.
First, mom is a German import at 70lbs, sable who is trained in personal protection. Sire is listed as Belgium/West German Red and Black at 100 pounds. So my question is, "what importance is the country of origin for the dogs parents?"
Second, the breeder gave me two prices. One price was for I guess just the minimal AKC reg. and the other was for full AKC which she told me would only be important if I wanted to breed him. I am not really planning on breeding the dog, but still I am not sure of what all of this means?
The breeder told me the puppy is "plush coat sable" or "double coat". Is there anything I need to know about this aside from it being cosmetic?
When I expressed interest, she promptly sent me mom and dad's pedigree information from pedigreedatabase. Now, I am not skilled in understanding these and Im not sure if its OK to post since they are not my dogs. I did notice mom's great grandfather was listed as "2XWUSV, 2XBSP, SCHH3, IP3, FH" and 1998 WUSV Champion. Additionally Dad's great grandfather is "SG1999 WUSV SIEGER Tom van't Leefdaalhof " who was 1999 WUSV Champion and actually has some cool youtube videos. Aside from that, I am not sure what I should be looking for...any red flags or important items.
Thanks for your help. I certainly could ask the breeder these questions...but I felt it important to also get opinions from outside parties!