German Shepherd Dog Club of Northern Ohio. You can google it. It will tell you when and where the next meeting is. Or I can tell you. It is next Tuesday evening at a hotel in Macedonia.
We are not full of Amish puppy mills, but there are some Amish around, and some do puppies. Southern Ohio has the auctions and that is bad. So, you do have to be careful wherever you get your puppy from.
The Canfield show is awesome. I put some titles on my girls there. But that is in the beginning of August. If you want to go to a show and see some dogs work, there is a show in Cleveland mid December. (I doubt I will have even one of these monsters ready by then.) But the IX center is a GREAT show for dog-lovers and worth the haul.
I used to go to school in Youngstown, straight shot down rt 11 about 50 minutes from my house. I give myself an hour and 10 minutes to get to the IX center in Cleveland. So that would be a 2 hour drive if you go north then east. It might be quicker to go west on 80 or something diagonal.
In any case. If you want to find some serious breeders in NE Ohio, check out the GSD club, meeting on the second Tuesday of the month (except December), and/or go the dog show in Cleveland, the Christmas Classic.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC