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Old 04-17-2014, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone!

My name is Stephen and I'm looking for German Shepherd breeders around the northern Illinois area (Chicagoland) to Wisconsin. Living in Rockford, I'd be willing to drive a decent distance to find a great dog.

Being a previous German Shepherd owner, I know relatively what I'm looking for. I've always had all black Shepherds, so I would like to stick to that. They are my favorite. Not to say I wouldn't love a sable and black one, but my preference is definitely all black. Looking for dogs with good hips and a healthy family history. This dog will be a pet, in saying that, I don't just want cheep pet quality. I love my dogs and I want the best for them, and for them to be with me as long as possible and to stay in the best of health. We have seven acres, so the dogs always get their exercise. We love to play ball with them and hang out with them outside as much as possible.


I hope I've given enough information as to the kind of dog I'm looking for. Please help me find the perfect breeder. We're really looking to get a dog before or during the summer of this year (2014).

Thank you so much.


Stephen


I've attached a picture of my most recent Shepherd, Beau, from when he was a pup. He has since passed away two summers ago. I share this picture because I love him and love to share his beautiful face :-)
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois!

Black GSDs are my favorite too!!!

I hope some members can point you in the direction of a reputable breeder in our area.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My black girl comes from Karen Belcher in MO - Crooked Creek Ranch. Can't say enough positive things about our experience - Venus is in perfect health, perfect temperament and perfectly matched to what I wanted in a pup personality-wise. Karen's been there for me every step of the way with all the puppy quirks and I now have an amazingly mature 15month old. Lines are mostly west working, a slash of DDR and one of her foundation males BlackJack comes from american working lines (don't hold that against him, LOL I said working american)

This is Karen's Facebook page - her breeding style really shines through there better than on her website. Very personable, wants her puppies to thrive in their home and keeps up with all of them.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crook...778523?fref=ts
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Sent you a PM :-)
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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See my post in Watchdog's thread below. I believe Jen from Kulladogs will be at the Topline event tomorrow and often their litters have black dogs. I would *definitely* talk to her. If I was looking for a dog in the Chicago area, that is who I would buy from (and have bought from in the past).
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Agree with liesje about kulla. Great breeding program, they are who I will be most likely getting my next puppy from. They are in Marengo.


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