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Old 02-19-2011, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any one have any experience with Shewana Shepherds in IL??

Hey everybody! I just joined here but I've been checking out the site for some time now. My girlfriend and I have been planning on getting a GSD for months and have spoke with several breeders. If there is anyone who owns a Shewanna puppy or has any other info on them besides their website, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No experience, but just the fact they are not offering pedigree info on these dogs, focus heavily on "colors", and appear to do NO working of their dogs, sell their dogs on a first come, first serve basis:

Shewana Shepherds uses a "first come, first serve" policy for our Reservation Plan. As reservations are received, the name of the buyer is placed on our reservation list. The first reservation is then able to make an appointment to see the particular litter in order to make their selection. The second reservation will be next, and so on.

I would, quite honestly, look elsewhere.

Based on the information provided on their website I see them nothing more than a glorified puppy mill. I mean, they let you "order" your dog?!

They make you approve your food choice through them or it nullifies the guarantee.
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I know someone who "took care" of their kennel for years......let's just say,.(out of the 6+ GSD dogs she owns)... she does not own one of their dogs....
Personally....I do not know the breeders.
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I know you don't want comments on the website but sometimes......that is more than enough.
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Shewana Shepherds ~ Home of Truly Special German Shepherd Dogs!

I see nothing on pedigree info either...I'd look elsewhere, so many other good breeders to choose from!

Did you see this sticky?
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I know someone who "took care" of their kennel for years......let's just say,.(out of the 6+ GSD dogs she owns)... she does not own one of their dogs....
Personally....I do not know the breeders.
Yikes. Thanks for the input. I've been researching getting a GSD in Illinois for months now. The only problem is that I'm planning for the future, and wanted to call ahead to all of the breeders. I've read many good things about you all at Team Huerta but can't seem to get the website to work or find tons of information. I'm a looking to get a puppy in August if that helps and any other information would be appreciated as well. We are set on getting one, but our current living situation is holding us back until August 1st.
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I have had 3 dogs from there. Please PM me if you want to chat.
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No experience, but just the fact they are not offering pedigree info on these dogs, focus heavily on "colors", and appear to do NO working of their dogs, sell their dogs on a first come, first serve basis:

Shewana Shepherds uses a "first come, first serve" policy for our Reservation Plan. As reservations are received, the name of the buyer is placed on our reservation list. The first reservation is then able to make an appointment to see the particular litter in order to make their selection. The second reservation will be next, and so on.

I would, quite honestly, look elsewhere.

Based on the information provided on their website I see them nothing more than a glorified puppy mill. I mean, they let you "order" your dog?!

They make you approve your food choice through them or it nullifies the guarantee.
You do NOT order your dog! When you pay a deposit AFTER viewing the parents you are placed on the list. Just like any other breeder here in this state it is if you pay first you get first pick, etc.
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Oh and I also forgot to add you should not call a breeder a puppy mill unless you have personal experience! It is slander!
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Hopefully.....we should have a "working website" in about 2 weeks.
We are currently adding pics to the gallery.....and my "computer person" can only work on the site on weekends.
It will be a no "frills" site.....just info about us, our dogs (past & present)..which will shape our future.
I will post the link...as soon as it is up & running.
Thanks to all who have shown an interest in us!
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