Looking for large, oversize GSD (please read on...) - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
cwf
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 41
Talking Looking for large, oversize GSD (please read on...)

Before lambasting me about wanting oversize, and giving me the breed standard background explanation, etc., I'll say upfront that I'm not new to the breed and yeah, I know this info already...and I still want an oversize GSD. I've had GSDs my entire life, likely longer than a good many breeders here, so I assure you that my decision was fact based. That said, I have always had not only oversized GSDs, but good quality GSDs. What I'm finding now is that the oversized GSDs are obviously poor quality, and so I'm asking if anyone can direct me to a breeder of quality oversized GSDs. I don't want a show dog, I don't want a schutzhund dog, and I appreciate the limitations that come with over size. I certainly don't want a Shiloh or King Sherherd. What I do want is an old-fashioned, square framed, very big GSD with good hips and elbows, and the appropriate genetic testing for DM, etc. I've had plenty of these wonderful dogs before, so I know they are out there, somewhere, but I am discouraged by the horrific quality I'm seeing on websites belonging to many breeders of "old fashioned large GSDs". Would anyone be so kind as to point me toward a breeder of oversize GSDs who has healthy, nice looking pet quality dogs? I find the coated GSDS tend to have bigger frames (aside from the illusion of size from the extra hair) and so I don't mind if my next dog is a coat, or a standard short coat. Thank you very much.

Last edited by cwf; 05-27-2012 at 07:38 PM.
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
marshies's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,690
Default

Like you said, the ones advertising for old-fashioned large GSDs are unlikely to have the dog you're looking for. A better bet is to find a few good breeders you like, and ask to see if they have dogs pushing the standard in terms of size. Even good breeders have dogs outside of the standards sometimes. I think that's the best bet in terms of health, temperament, and breeder support.
__________________
Amaretto von Huerta Hof -Adventures and Dog Product Reviews-
marshies is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2012, 10:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
onyx'girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SW, MI
Posts: 24,547
Default

East Coast Black Magic GSD / Classic German Shepherd Dog Breeders
__________________
Jane~
Kept by Onyx, Kacie and Karlo
onyx'girl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Whiteshepherds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northeastern Connecticut
Posts: 3,584
Default

You might like these.

East Coast Black Magic GSD / Classic German Shepherd Dog Breeders
Big, Old Fashioned German Shepherds
Whiteshepherds is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,898
Default

Where did you get all your other oversized dogs? If you've had such good luck over so many years... I'd think you'd just go back to where you've been getting them.
Lucy Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Member
 
CeCe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 536
Default

Why not try a local GSD rescue? That way you can pick an adult that has the size and temperament that you like. You could also try a reputable breeder who occasionally produces over sized dogs. The problem is that you won't know if your puppy is going to grow up to be that big. What height and weight are you looking for?
CeCe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Gretchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
Posts: 2,836
Default

Where are you? This breeder is from Santa Cruz County in CA

German Shepherd Puppies | Dutch Shepherd Puppies

He does not breed oversized dogs, but they are larger than breed standard. OUr female is 85 lbs, but her sister is smaller and leaner. Her brother probably weighs 95 lbs. I think it all depends on the particular litter. As far as looks, we get compliments all the time on our dog, as far as behavior, very protective and high drive.
Gretchen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Whiteshepherds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northeastern Connecticut
Posts: 3,584
Default

Quote:

Is this kennel known to the people that made the recommendation.
If I'm not mistaken East Coast Black Magic is Doc.
Whiteshepherds is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,898
Default

**Quote removed by Admin. Quote a now deleted post**

He's a member here... I'm sure he'll be here soon enough. It's been discussed plenty of times. I can pm you some old threads if you're interested... I'll probably just need to look around a bit. I don't want to do any breeder bashing.
Lucy Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Whiteshepherds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northeastern Connecticut
Posts: 3,584
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucy Dog View Post
He's a member here... I'm sure he'll be here soon enough. It's been discussed plenty of times. I can pm you some old threads if you're interested... I'll probably just need to look around a bit. I don't want to do any breeder bashing.
I don't know about anyone else but I put his link in the thread because I believe he knows more about the breed than most people on this forum. Certainly the history, the bloodlines and a good understanding of what the dogs use to be like.
When people want a dog that doesn't always conform exactly to the standard (size) it makes more sense to send them to someone with an obvious history with the breed and the knowledge that comes from that history, rather than sit back and say nothing.
Whiteshepherds is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:06 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum