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Old 01-26-2014, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We are looking to purchase a German Shepherd puppy. I have been researching breeders in VA and MD because it is important to my husband and I that we are able to pick the puppy up in person and visit the breeder.

I was referred to Blueridge Lane German Shepherds. Does anyone have any information on them?
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would ask about health testing, hips/elbows at the minimum (and that means more than, "they have generations of excellent hips behind them"). There is really nothing on their website except a lot of fluff. Their 50% deposit is a bit crazy, IMO.

They let you pick your own puppy from photos starting at 1 week of age???? Pups are allowed to leave at 7 weeks (too early). Personally I would keep looking.
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Thank you. I have checked so many breeder websites they are starting to run together. I have not purchased a dog in over nine years. We have had large breed dogs but I have never owned a German Shepherd. We researched several breeds and we know a Shepherd will be a great fit for us and our children. We are looking to bring home a puppy in March/April if anyone has any recommendations for a breeder with in four hours of Stafford VA. Please let me know.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Von Haus Wisenbaker World Class German Shepherds ?
No personal experience but I have heard good things about her.
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Please check your personal messages. There is a terrific guy in this area that is responsible for the dogs he breeds and our rescue thinks very highly of him.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Depending on what you're looking for in a GSD, Blackthorn Working German Shepherds is expecting a litter in the next couple days. Located in Barboursville, VA.
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Throwing in another vote for Blackthorn
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Definitely check with Christine from Blackthorn.
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Pm me and I can maybe help you out looking for a puppy in Virginia. Or shoot me an email.
Atprecisionpmr@yahoo.com
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Or check out Johnson Haus. GSDBESTK9 has the link in her siggy. They may be close enough to you.
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