Value of a one-year-old
I need advice.
I'm considering a GSD puppy from a breeder that won't have a litter ready until next Fall. While discussing things with them I find that they have a one-year-old that they were going to breed until breeder found out dog has elbow issues that will need surgery. They will not be breeding this dog because of the issues.
The one-year-old has had extensive training and socialization with the breeder and my question is, what would be the value of this one-year-old vs a puppy? I am considering adopting the one-year-old with known medical issues that will cost approximately $2000 vs a puppy with a clean slate?
I would like to rescue vs order a new model but it's a complex issue.
Thanks in advance.