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Old 02-19-2014, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm looking at a pup from Schone Stadt in Kentucky from ElsaxFaro. I've been in constant communication with the breeder the only concern I have is the buyers select their own dogs is this bad? I know I want more of a medium drive dog since it'll be more on the active family side. I am number 8 on the list so far, so I'll be picking from what's left! Thanks guys
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The breeder doesn't help you choose?

I don't like that. They know those puppies best or at least they should. They hopefully raised them and spent lots of time around them, the breeder should be able to tell you about each puppy.

I want the breeder to tell me which puppy they feel will do best in my home but I also want to have a say in the matter.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No they don't pick, I've contacted several owners in the forum and they say great dogs, great people, and great facilities. The breeder did say they steer families away from really high drive dogs
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I agree with LaRen....the breeder knows the puppy best and which family to match successfully.
I don't think I'd be willing to support that type of 'choice'. I'd rather deal with a breeder that is trying to match the pups best for success.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I kinda believe you need to pick the breeder & then look at the doggy parents. The thought that you benefit from sifting through the siblings for individual characteristics, especially at that young age isn't realistic. I'm sure some will say otherwise.

Will the evaluation make some feel better, that they gave due diligence to the selection process, yes. Once you select the breeder & see what their line is all about, then you move on to the Mom & Dad. More that once I've read you may as well close your eyes & pick one.

That said, with our previous dog, I actually set one down to go with another. My Wife said I got the 'wild one'. As always, no matter what you do, you end up with a mostly blank slate that needs to be developed.
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I kinda believe you need to pick the breeder & then look at the doggy parents. The thought that you benefit from sifting through the siblings for individual characteristics, especially at that young age isn't realistic. I'm sure some will say otherwise.

Will the evaluation make some feel better, that they gave due diligence to the selection process, yes. Once you select the breeder & see what their line is all about, then you move on to the Mom & Dad. More that once I've read you may as well close your eyes & pick one.

That said, with our previous dog, I actually set one down to go with another. My Wife said I got the 'wild one'. As always, no matter what you do, you end up with a mostly blank slate that needs to be developed.
So that means that I can develop the wild one? If I end up with him lol?
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seems lazy to me -- not looking out for the best chances for the pup -or the owner
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seems lazy to me -- not looking out for the best chances for the pup -or the owner
I agree!
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I know this breeder as I have one of her dogs. She WILL suggest whether a dog is suitable for you are not. I went to visit her and picked my dog. Remember it's just important for the potential buyer to sit with the puppies and see how they interact. I have done that with all my GSD's. Of course I'm not a first time GSD buyer/owner either, plus I know what lines I want and don't want which plays a part in how active they are She is not lazy trust me. She has produced some great dogs and a few here have her dogs also
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