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Old 08-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the board! Why don't you introduce your self and tell a little about what you are looking for in your next dog?
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello,
I am looking for a good quality German Shepherd.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what are your needs? is this going to be a family pet, are you alone, kids? will you spend a lot of time with the dog, or are you out of the house more then 9 hours a day? where are you located, are you willing to travel to meet the breeder and see pups, or will you have pup flown to you? Have you ever owned a GSD, are you experienced with dogs, do you have other pets?

These are the things that people might be looking for before they recommend a breeder to you. IMO, you should have thought about some of these aspects long and hard, so you will be able to communicate this to your breeder to match you up with the best companion for you.
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Also, what is your/your family's activity level? Do you plan on hiking, running, and/or cycling with the dog? Do you plan on doing training, obedience, agility, or other activities with the dog?
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Does my personal life have any baring on the quality of the breeders listed above?
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Excuse me, I meant to type, "bearing".
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Does my personal life have any baring on the quality of the breeders listed above?
Actually yes it does. A breeder is only as good as the dogs they're producing and them matching them with the right family. So if you have plans of agility, hiking, SchH, etc then breeders that focus on those things will be your best bet.

In the end it's up to you and the breeder to discuss in full your plans and expectations and the breeder to be honest whether those needs can be met by one of their dogs
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one man's "quality" is another man's "****". People are trying to get a gauge what kind of dog you're looking for, or what kind of breeder is producing dogs you might want. So yes, your personal life does matter. There's such a wide variety of GSD's, get involved and figure out what you want. No need to solicit info on the internet when you do that.
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Does my personal life have any baring on the quality of the breeders listed above?
Well, there are many different types of German Shepherd. We want to be sure you're matched up with your ideal pup!

If you are a more active person who wants to do sports with their dog, a working line could be a good match for you. If you like coming home to a calm house after work and playing ball in the back yard for a while a show line might be more your speed.

We'd hate to recommend a breeder that selects for calm, guide-dog behavior if you're looking for a high-quality schutzund prospect or recommend a breeder that is known for high-drive, civil dogs if you're not interested in pursuing sport.

Nothing personal! They're just helping get you where you want to be.
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