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Old 03-17-2010, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of making a trip this weekend to look at their pups. Has anyone had any experience with them?

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Never heard of them but their dogs are very large (almost too large in my opinion) they look kinda fat too (also my opinion) I love big GSD's dont get me wrong my GSD is on the big size but their dogs just look off to me. Sorry (just my opinion please dont be offended )
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I'm not offended in anyway. Lost my GSD this past weekend. A great and wonderful 6 years that was cut short b/c of bloat. I'm trying to go slow and make the right, educated decision.
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Don't see anything about titles, health, lineage, what training they do. Not my type at all (way to large and overweight), but if you're interested, I'd print up a list of questions/concerns and check them out. Kinda hard to rule in/out based on a web site.
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I am sorry for your loss. Losing our best friend is never easy I would not get a puppy from that place but that is just me.
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I wouldn't consider this breeder. It's not just the deliberate breeding for oversize either. (And the words "Old Style" which these GSD's most definitely are not.) It's the fact that there is absolutely nothing on this website that really tells you anything about these dogs - no pedigrees, no hip scores, no evidence of any training (they probably don't do any), no contract to view..... I note that they have also dabbled in hogs and calves, and are asking for fosters to place some of their (prospective breeding stock) puppies with. (!) Sorry, I would run, not walk, to do more research.(Though if you want to satisfy your curiosity, you lose nothing by getting in touch and seeing what info you get from them.)
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Just wanted to add I am so sorry for your loss - it is heartbreaking to lose a young dog to something like bloat. Tragic...
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Yeah, I agree. The dogs are HUGE--way bigger than they should be IMO....and chubtastic.
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Just wanted to add I am so sorry for your loss - it is heartbreaking to lose a young dog to something like bloat. Tragic...
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BTW, bloat is GENETIC. So another thing to ask about, and that your good responsible breeders will be 100% truthful about. Added to the fact the BEST breeders keep track of all the puppies they've ever had EVER!!! So you can checkup on their honesty by also contacting past puppy owners.

Best thing is to do what you are doing, really take a ton of time to consider what flavor GSD you really would like this time. Chek? East German? Working German? Show German? AKC? Do you have any training goals for this new dog?

Course everyone knows AGILITY is the best thing to do with your dog, so if you want to do that.... certain lines do better than others....and you do NOT want one of those HUGE 100 pound 'Old Time' GSD's for that!
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I'm so sorry about your loss! I know a breeder here in Michigan who is friends with Julie, and they worked together on breeding. Julie DOES OFA her dogs! From what I know about her, I think you will find her very forthcoming with any questions you have, including OFA certificates, pedigrees, whatever. As to her foster program, it is my understanding that she has foster owners of selected breeding stock so that she can provide QUALITY time with the dogs that live with her. Let's face it, even breeders who care about each individual dog they own/breed, knows that you can have too many and thus, not provide quality care, time and love to all of them. I think her foster program is based on Leeburg's foster program. IMO, that's responsible -- keeping an eye on potential breeding stock, yet providing each and every dog, regardless of whether they are for breeding or not, a great home! Once again, having met dogs with some of Julie's lines, I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you meet Julie and her dogs -- which are not overweight!!! Good Luck!
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