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Old 09-08-2014, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default West German Show Lines - untitled parents

I previously had a WGSL from well-titled parents. He died of hermangiosarcoma recently.

I'm considering another breeder who is expecting a litter from very handsome WGSL parents. But she does not pursue titles with her dogs, which perhaps is frowned upon?

Both the sire and dam of this litter are imports and their parents are both very well-titled. She's been around for 15+ years, moving from breeding and showing American lines, to breeding West German show lines and working lines.

I've had three German Shepherds in my life, my first from a backyard breeder and the last from a top breeder. I've seen the good and the bad, so quality is important.

Are there legitimate reasons to be cautious in this circumstance? Is it more risky to get a pup from untitled parents, and if so, can I mitigate that risk?

Thanks for all feedback.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Titles are not everything, but the knowledge of the breeder is very important. One of the ways a breeder gains knowledge is through working and titling their own dogs. This breeder may have GSD experience, but it sounds like they are new to the European lines which are very different from the ASL, especially the working lines.

This isn't a breeder I would buy a pup from site unseen. I would want to see the adult dogs and to see puppies/dogs from previous litters to evaluate the nerve and temperament that the breeder is producing.
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