Thanks for the lead, his dogs are definitely beautiful. I will get in touch and see where it leads. I contacted someone from the German Shepherd club of WI too, I am thinking those are American show lines there though. I could be wrong, just a hunch. It seems like there's a lot of farm dogs and backyard breeders in my area.
Do you have any good references on how to learn how to read pedigrees? How do I know if a line is good? How can I tell if it's a working line, or show line? I feel like this is a foreign language lol, and I really want to be educated before I start putting money down on a litter.