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Old 01-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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picked the upcoming litter, however until the pups are born what questions should I be asking the breeder? Do I ask for any copies of proofs of pedigree and health stamps? The breeder I chose is Von Fakenhein & AK9. The litter is from sire Jerry and dam Loretta, she is expecting in early February. I have first pick sable male. Please take a peek and share your thoughts with me.
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You may want to post their website so it is easier to find. If Jerry & Loretta have OFA ratings you can verify that on the OFA website. For the AKC registration, you should be able to check that out on the AKC site. If you have put down a deposit and already have first pick, I am assuming that you must have checked out the breeder and the health guarantee and contract, so you should have no more questions about that. When you get your puppy, the breeder will give you the paperwork necessary to register him and also copies of any health certificates and the pedigrees. At least that's what my Sting's breeder did. And on the website was posted the pedigrees and also the OFA ratings. All I did was wait and prepare. The breeder had also listed what food the puppies were on and that a small bag would be coming with the puppy along with a collar and leash. So I stocked up on food, toys, lots of paper towels and enzyeme cleaner and read "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. I also arranged for time off from work for the first week after the puppy arrived. For the questions you are asking, it seems to me that you could be having second thoughts either about the breeder or the litter. If so, now is the time to consider before you get the puppy. If all goes well , you are looking at a ten year committment or longer, so if I were you and had any real doubts, I would rather loose the deposit than go ahead. If the timing isn't right for you or you have second thoughts about that litter, you could always say you want your deposit transferred to another litter sometime in the future. Many breeders will do that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent information. I also second the recommendation on the monks of new skete.

I am a proud owner of an awesome AK9 GSD. The temperament and drives are incredible. I am extremely happy with my Dolly. You should consider calling Birgit and asking her about any concerns. She is great. Her health/hip guarantee is also excellent. If you are willing work with your new pup, you will be extremely satisfied.
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Congrats on your decision! I think you will be very happy!
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Line-breeding for the progency of Jerry von der Hube and VD Loretta Vepeden

This is the pedigree of the breeding that you chose. Brigit will be able to provide you with everything that you need. I would carefully discuss what you want out of your pup and let her help you pick the best one for you. This combination will probably have a lot of drive.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sweet!
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