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View Poll Results: What type of dog would you suggest me to purchase
toned down german working line 6 54.55%
german showline 5 45.45%
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In regards to Lee's post, when I got Medo the price was $950 US and with shipping, customs fees, and gas to drive to Philadelphia to pick him up the total cost was around $1400. But I also know of a breeder who has a broker in the US who charges over $2000 per puppy (NOT including shipping!). Just like buying a dog in the US (and I'm sure the UK), prices vary insanely! And I have no idea of there are a lot of heafty fees to import to the UK
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Germany should be fairly easy to get to for you tho.....and seriously, I would recommend the WG Show line as it seems to be what you prefer - ie, the VA Kirschental female
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Yeah basically you are right, thinking about it maybe I just wanted to rationalise the decision to get a working bloodline dog as today I've read/seen quite a lot of info and opinions on the angulation/slope topic and probably got sucked in by the "half dog half frog" crowd. Well the good part is now after realizing this I will still put more emphasis on avoiding extremes/extremes breeding but most likely I will find a showline with a straighter back easier than a working line with temperament and drive suitable for me.

Will look at both maybe with an emphasis on GSL, just needed the second thoughs to come through. Thanks for the input.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've got to say guys you really have to pay a huge price to get an import puppy so I just wish you that what you got is what you were looking for

Also I hope the pupps are drugged during their journey (if transported as cargo what's common on EU airlines that carry pets), I know it's not too healthy but I can imagine the trauma such a journey can cause to a puppy if not.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Masi's (in my avatar) mom was imported from slovakia, she is a helga v eurosportu, (maybe eurosport?) I have a copy of her slovak papers, but darn if I can read them either))
You need help translating? lol
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pups are pretty resilient - if they can't take the trip, you probably are not getting a good pup!! I have brought over a few for myself and others and never had a problem...

Be sure that you understand what you are getting if you get a WL from CR or Slovakia.....from your description, you would be better off with the drives of a showline.....your top priority should be good nerves and stable temperament - the high drive dogs sometimes have a thinner nerve strength and are more reactive .....

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Airlines won't take dogs that have been given a sedative except in special circumstances. Seems that the nervous system cannot compensated for the pressure changes if the dogs are sedated, and there is a higher risk of death in sedated pups than non-sedated pups.

As Lee (Wolfstraum) said, a puppy from good lines with solid nerve will take the flight all in stride. Many of us have has puppies shipped, and they come out of the crate tail wagging ready to play.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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it's more that you're the right person for a
dog regardless of breed. you can train and
socialize your dog to be the type of dog you
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Just wanted to wish you luck in your search and when you find that precious pup, please share it with us.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
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found this little fellow on the pedigree data base Puppies for sale: German Shepherd Puppies (id: 168793)
do you think this would be of interest to you? Would be handy as he is in UK also.
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found this little fellow on the pedigree data base Puppies for sale: German Shepherd Puppies (id: 168793)
do you think this would be of interest to you? Would be handy as he is in UK also.
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No the pup on the pic is really cute but right now I am not able to buy one nor will I be in the next couple of months due to legal reasons (contract with uni halls of residence that does not allow any pets). Also with some more hassle (going to Slovakia in person... but I could use a holiday anyway) I could get a quality pup much cheaper so this would not really meet my price/qty requirements. Nevertheless the pup is a real cutie though, thank you for trying to help.
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