This is who I bought my male silver sable GSD from. He is an awesome dog, he has medium drive, he has a straight top line and is a stock coat. When I got him he only had 2 accidents in the house. He is eager to please me and very smart. He is UKC, she does have some AKC litters as well. You can see pics of him on my profile page.
Marilyn's German Shepherds - Purebred Registered German Shepherd puppies
you probably have one of the thousands of littermates to my boyfriends dog. my boyfriend not knowing any better bought my silver sable male from this breeder.
I do not condone the type of breeding she does. While my dog has a decent temperament and fairly good health considering, he still does have allergies, he has a TMJ problem, and a hock problem that causes him to limp occasionally after too much stress on it, and still has his quirks.
But I worked a LOT with this dog to socialize and train him.
This breeder does not health test. She is a Back Yard Breeder. Literally breeding to breed to breed to breed to see more $$$ in her pocket.
She is a very nice lady I will give her that. But I got lucky with what my dog turned out to be.
IMPO if you get a dog with a good temperament from this breeder, then you got lucky, or you raised your dog up really really well.
Loki has very high prey drive, but lacks a lot of courage in himself. With maturity he has gained quite a bit and on the surface appears to be like any other shepherd.
He is extremely high energy, he settles fine in the house, but this dog seriously needs an hour of extreme exercise EVERY day. I think in the wrong home he could have been a very dominant dog who had a few behavioral issues. As a trainer I've had no problem with him.
there are so many sables, and even silver sables that pop up in great workingline breedings. Don't waste your money on a dog you will have to "fix up" or potentially pay out big time for the health issues. Get a dog who will be a fantastic companion with balanced drives who can be everything you want him to be an more with very minimal effort. Let alone support a breeder who breeds for better. Not someone throwing dogs together in their backyard... literally.
Don't get me wrong, I love this dog to pieces! But I will never go back to that breeder for very very strong reasons.