He thought he needed an IPO 3 dog because it would be a stable dog that would be turn key ready. He is thinking the dog would be able to be taken anywhere without any issues. His dream is to be able to take a dog off leash and go jogging, take him to the public beach and throw sticks, go into some public dog friendly restaurants and have the dog lay by his side, etc.. He isn't concerned about protection, he just wants a great family dog that is very well trained. He probably should get a golden but loves the looks of the GSD.
Another piece of history I learned last night. The breeder brought this dog over from Czech about 90 days ago. It was pregnant when he bought her. Now the dog had pups 4 weeks ago. So the breeder has only known this dog for a short period of time. I wonder what that means if anything?
In terms of paperwork, the breeder has tons of it. Going back like 8 generations in the past.
I thought a breeder selling to an inexperienced handler was questionable. However, I called 3 different breeders who had IPO3 dogs I found online and they were all very willing to sell their champ. I told them I was inexperienced and just doing some shopping looking for a great family dog. So I can't blame the breeder for trying to make a living.