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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for companion/family pet & obedience breeder in NE Indiana

Anyone with 1st hand experience on finding a breeder offering healthy, companion/family pet quality pups in or near NE Indiana?
After much research, I know that I want a German Shepherd female, coloring/hair length doesn't matter.
The important qualities I want are, 1st of all-a reasonable health guarantee, a commanding presence with a loving heart of gold and the ability to perform obedience work. I will not be showing or breeding this dog.
I live on 6 wooded acres and will be with this dog nearly 24/7. I have no small children or other pets to consider.
I imagine either a show dog or a working dog could be suitable, I just am having difficulty finding legit breeders in this area and would love a recommendation.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome..you should search this forum for breeders in Indiana, Illinois. I have first hand experience with dogs from this breeder, so the only one I can personally recommend. They are nicely bred, stable minded dogs and he will pick the right dog for you. Diehl's K9 Training LLC
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default What is your experience with this breeder?

They do have pups at this time. Do you have one of their dogs?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I cant really think of any reputable breeders here in Indy, honestly. You would probably have better luck looking in Illinois and Michigan.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Did you look at his website. Yes, it appears he has puppies. My exerience is with dogs he bred: my dock diving instructor has two of his dogs. One is a Stormfronts Brawson dog..and she is a bit too drivey for my taste. The other is by Erri and is wonderful! My pup's dam is by Erri ..and this pup is so far very easy and stable. Mike has a good reputation. Call him or email him. He is hosting a show in two weeks..go see the dogs perform.
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I cant really think of any reputable breeders here in Indy, honestly. You would probably have better luck looking in Illinois and Michigan.
There's definitely a few. Mike Diehl and Nate Harves are often highly recommended, though I have no personal experience with their dogs. (Well, very, very little experience.) I think the breeder ponyfarm got her dog Max from, Zahnderhaus, is in Avon, Indiana.

Still- Personally I'd look north to Michigan. Lots of good breeders up that direction.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mike Diehl and Nate Harves
I've never heard of either of them. :/

Time to google.

Oh wait-Sportwaffen=Nate Harves. Duh.
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Oh- I forgot about her dogs, ponyfarm. I guess I also have met a couple more Diehlomov dogs than I remembered. Apollo z Diehlomov is such a nice sweet boy. He's not over the top and is quite the dock diving jumper! I like his drive.
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I can vouch for Diehl, he's good people and knows his dogs.
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Oh- I forgot about her dogs, ponyfarm. I guess I also have met a couple more Diehlomov dogs than I remembered. Apollo z Diehlomov is such a nice sweet boy. He's not over the top and is quite the dock diving jumper! I like his drive.


My Max is related to Apollo and that is why I got him.
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