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 06:38 PM.