I'm new to the board and have posted on the General forum with this request "Please critique my kennel design". I've received great feedback. I'm doing some research related to the kind of GSDs with pedigree available down there. I've concluded that the only kind of GSDs with pedigree available (from reputable breeders) are WGSL.
As I stated on that post, my parents will be relocating to Colombia. The setting is a rural area with steep hills. The altitude is 1,500m a.s.l.; lower temperatures are in the mid 50's and the highs in the upper 70's...year round. My idea is to buy 1 or 2 GSDs to deter "every day, soft" intruders. If they really want to get you down there your property will be stormed by an elite squad of former military, guerrillas, paramilitary members, or hard-core criminal elements. That's a different story.
The Colombian national police has an outstanding K9 breeding program. Interestingly, they use WGSL for general purposes (force protection, customs, narcotics & explosive detection, crowd control, etc.). For more specialized detection work they use Labrador and Beagles. The elite units (commandos who raid cocaine laboratories in the jungle guarded by hard core criminals) use the Malinois and, lately, the Dutch Shepherd.
Well, I don't want to bore you with extra detaisl. These are examples of the kind of dogs and prices available down there. I'd really appreciate any feedback related to any red flags you may see on those pedigrees (health problems, temperament, etc) as well as positive traits.
Doll Vom KLOSTERMOOR
SG25 JKLR BSZS 2010- VA1(Col) Doll vom Klostermoor
Itta de Cerro Azul
V Itta de Cerro Azul
The price of a puppy is $650.
Here's another interesting find. Last two puppies from this litter are being offered for $435 each:
HULK VON DER ZACH (son of Argentinian CH DUX VON HAUS ROTTEN)
Hulk von der Zach
SG4 MAYRA DE SANTA MONICA (daughter of Colombian CH XORK DE SANTA MONICA)
SG 4 COL(12-18 M) Mayra de Santa Monica