Right breeder for me in MO area
New member. Looking to add a GSD to the family. Not currently planning to do any activities with dog beyond obedience training. Interested primarily in even tempered companion. Parents had GSD's when I was growing up. I have 3 children from ages 8-11. They are comfortable with larger dogs. I owned a rescued GSD but was forced to re-home him during a period of domestic upheaval (separation - attempted reconciliation - divorce).
I live near KC but would be willing to travel for the right puppy. I am also looking to keep the cost around $1500 if that is possible. I hate to sound cheap but, simply put, I have other obligations (children) that have to come first. It may be that I am simply unable to find a good companion dog given my limitations.
In any case, thank you so much for your consideration and advice.