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Old 08-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
New to the forum....I've seen an old thread about that...but thought to ask again...
Anyone has experience with any of the Ontario GSD breeders? I'm in GTA, but I could travel accross the province....if it's worth it.
Specifically I've been in contact with Appleridge, Kiefernwald, Loretto, Bluemist, Divon....
I know you're not supposed to post anything but good things....so please either post some options...or PM me if I should be cautious about any of those...or others specifically that you're aware.
I am looking in Ontario so I caould be close and be able to visit the place, get in touch - personally - with the owner, meet the dam, etc.
It'll be my first "breeder" experience....so I'm very cautious :-)

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I think Renee Lucescu is the only breeder in Ontario I know. It's been a few years since I have seen her, but she was dedicated to her dogs, and they were the real thing.
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Do you plan on doing anything with your new dog? Sport? Show? Active companion?

I have heard a few things about Renee, you can PM me if you want.

If you are interested in working lines at all, I have a great list of breeders.

Stark is a mix of working lines and showlines, if your interested you can PM me for a contact. The breeder is in Arthur, Ontario.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies.
Uniballer - I've looked at Lucescu's kennels - however they keep the dog until 5-6 month old and give them a more complex training...at least that's what's written over there....and of course the price raises accordingly...
Also - being as well for my daughters as for us (adults) - we wanted to have her (female) more from the beginning.

To "elisabeth" - It will be more of an active companion...Taking her on walks, trails, when/if we bike, playing around with us and the kids, of course taking her on trips wehn we leave by car....you know that sort of stuff....sure we'll train and challenge her as a GSD should do...but not with any competition in mind..just to keep her smart, agile, friendly and in shape.
If this is something you can point me towards - I'll apreciate.
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I've looked at Lucescu's kennels - however they keep the dog until 5-6 month old and give them a more complex training
I was under the impression that this was an option, not a requirement. But I've been wrong before... You need to be comfortable with the breeder and any dog you acquire. Good luck.
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Hi Spikey10, I've sent you a private message. Good luck with your search! Let us know if/when you've found a breeder.
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gsd_lover,

I am in KW, nice to see another member so close... I see a play date in the future.
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I'm looking for at the same breeders - particularly Lucescu - my purpose is for Schutzhund. Those who know this breeder, please PM me. Thanks!
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I think Appleridge kennels are no longer in Canada.
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I'm looking for at the same breeders - particularly Lucescu - my purpose is for Schutzhund. Those who know this breeder, please PM me. Thanks!
If your interested in SchH, I suggest going out to a local club(s) and talking to the members and watching the dogs work.

Knowing what you want, what you can handle and what your experience level is (realistically) is a huge influence on which breeder/dog you should go with.

I have been raised with GSD's my whole life, thought I knew what I wanted until I got into the sport.

I am starting schH with a low-medium drive dog, with little to know food motivation and a somewhat low-average toy drive with little enthusiasm for work... it's a challenge and add to that the fact that I am just learning about the sport and fairly new...

I would recommend going out to the clubs, watching the dogs work, talk to the TD's, breeders, owners, etc.. and then make your decision.
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