Can I bump this?
I know, I'd inquire about Carmen's dogs if I was buying one for certain or if I'm buying a puppy. I visited her page (before) and they look and sound ideal. I would like to see about getting a puppy in the future. I'm just not sure how things would be with a senior Pom in my place. Would he have the patience?
But, I was wondering about cost and I thought I'd inquire about adult dogs. If I get an adult dog, I'd prefer one from a breeder and not from BYB or kijiji 'sellers.' Know what I mean? It would be nice to have papers and be able to trace the dog back not to mention know that hips/back/elbows/ (eyes, too?) etc. were checked and the dog has a high probability for continued health provided nutrition and everything else is provided for.
But, are these dogs going to be over $1K? I read a thread on some dogs from good breeding programs going to 'permanent' homes but some people don't like the fact their dog was spayed or neutered. I am not looking to breed the dog nor would my Dad so that wouldn't be a factor for me. Even if I thought a puppy was very exceptional, I would not do anything unless the breeder okay'ed it with a contract or whatever the procedure is. I agree with being responsible.
Anyway, I was just wondering what one does if looking for an adult from a breeder and what the cost usually is. Most of the info is about puppies and the locations are usually very far from me. So, unless one is looking for a puppy, it seems like there are few opportunities to get a dog from a reputable breeder.
I'm just inquring. I am looking at Retrievers, too, since GSDs are hard to come by. The Rescue places look like they are GSD mixes and little info is provided.