I think that my question came off wrong here. It's interesting that I was just asking the previous posters the question based on their responses, and didn't expect to be chastised here by other posters
I was asking because the previous posters had all stated quite negative things about her and I was just curious if that's what the overall consensus was (from the previous posters.) We would not just dump a puppy because of a breeder, it's unfortunate my question was a bit misconstrued, I was just curious as to what the responses would be.
We rescued our other GSD and really wanted to rescue another this time. We have been trying to adopt for the last few months, I applied to various GSD rescues (because we did really want another GSD) and have had no luck. The CA rescue was discouraging us, because we were so far away, they had so many GSD's that need homes, so that was disappointing. Because of timing issues, we were looking at getting one this spring/summer and after having no luck, my hubby suggested perhaps getting a puppy from the onset would a good option (and also, to see if we could help shape her a bit more in behaviors and such, as our rescue had lots of issues that required a lot of work.) We spent ample time looking at various rescues, but did not do our homework on the breeders as well as we should have, clearly, because we had really thought we would be rescuing.
We never rehomed our first rescued GSD, we adopted him at the 6 month adolescence period and he is now 9...we paid for lots of individual and group training, and did quite a bit of work with him to get him where he is now. We are constantly trying to network GSD's that need a home (through Facebook, etc.) as well as pledging money to save them.