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Old 05-04-2015, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Advice - New Breeder - Tallahassee FL

Hello all,

First time poster, and first time dog owner here. I'm in the process of finding a purebred showline quality German Shepherd in Tallahassee Florida. I've been in contact with a few sketchy backyard breeders, but nothing reputable until now. I recently found this page of facebook, Guardian German Shepherds.

http://www.Facebook.com/GuardianGermanShepherd

http://www.guardiangermanshepherd.com/


She's charging 1,500 for males and 1,200 for females. Claiming this is her first litter and is charging signifiantly less than future litters to get he name out. She seems very genuine, but I don't have much knowledge of the breed and people these days are very sketchy. My question to you all is, should I adopt a puppy from this breeder or find a more reputable breeder out of town? I'm just looking for the highest quality puppy I can find.

Any feedback is highly appreciated
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I checked out their pages. Neither of their females have any kind of show ratings. They don't mention hips or elbow ratings. The males one has an IPO 1 which according to the german standard isn't high enough for a male to be bred. Min. for a male should be IPO 2 and IPO 1 for a female. If they don't do health testing I would steer clear. I sent you a private message also.
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I paid $1,500 for a male pup this past spring froma breeder with excellent bloodlines. Working dog, but would rather have that then show lines any day of the week.
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That website looks really nice, and actually I'm from the Philadelphia area, but wont be back anytime soon to check out his puppies. I was looking more in the north Florida southern Georgia areas. Even in Atlanta does anybody have any breeding recommendations?
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Did you have a chance to take a few hours to read thru ---> How to find a puppy! the more we know when we talk to the best breeders, the more likely they are to give us their best pups!
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Here are some facebook pages that have good breeders on them to help you

https://www.facebook.com/groups/137571126295922/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/280366832052632/
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If you are paying money you are buying, not adopting.
I would look elsewhere.
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Are you looking to show or work or pet?
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Mainly looking for a pet with working blood lines. As I write this I'm learning more about the breed, please bare with me.
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I can understand this is new to you and glad you're doing research but tacking down which lines you are interested (originally asked for Showlines in your initial post now working blood lines") would help greatly with recommendations. That being said I would pass on this breeder. I would rather her get her name/kennel name out via working venues(sport) or conformation shows than just breeding her dogs...just because?
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