Southern California breeders...
My wife and I are looking for a quality german shepherd puppy (10-16 weeks), preferably female with medium to heavy red highlights. Our daughter is turning seven and she has shown us that she is ready for a pet, other than a fish.
We need her to have an excellent temperament, very social and excellent with children. Also, we need her to have excellent hips/elbows and an excellent documented bloodline. We will not be showing the dog, but she needs to be capable of being trained to be a good companion and friend, as well as good around other dogs. We have plenty of hiking trails around our house for exercise, a very high energy daughter, and a welcoming home.
Any advise on breeders in the area to seek out, or to not seek out, would be helpful.
Thanks in advance.