Quick read, quick answer...doesn't sound cruel and inhumane, but does sound like circumstances and timing could be much better. Could this be the wrong timing, due to circumstances. Also, of course, then there's the issue of what the price could indicate (a less than well bred puppy), although it seems that lately well bred is surely no guarantee of good health and temperment, which is in precious short supply in shepherds these days. Then just want to add about the protection part...use your trusty twelve gauge for that...our job to protect our dogs, not the other way round (unless the dog is professionally trained in personal protection, saw one of those advertised on the web lately for $45k).
Welcome to the board. Lots of good info here and well moderated enough that it does't get too crazy, lol...
mom to seraphina blue & the cashman
miss jeni-take-a-ride, rescued 7/07
shangri la's great white caesar, rescued 4/09
hearthside's cinderfella (RIP 4/20/09)
shep von bellefontaine (RIP 6/9/10)
voodoo lily (dsh) & cricket (african grey~RIP 7/13)
Last edited by katieliz; 12-08-2013 at 03:47 PM.