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Old 02-07-2011, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, Just found this forum and had to join, I am getting my first Shepherd the end of the month, a sable female.
I have never had a full blooded Shepherd before so this will be my first!I have always had Dobermans, my last one I had to put down not long ago, 5 years old only, had Cardiomyopathy, out of the 5 Dobes that I have owned 4 had this dreaded disease, I cannot go through that again as much as I love the breed, so we have decided to get a Shepherd, can't wait!
I had a hard time deciding between a black and tan or sable, so I have been looking at how sable changes color!
Any advice on Shepherds would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The best advice I have to give you is to get a puppy from the most recommended breeder you can find. As you have found out, a healthy dog is hands down the most important thing ever.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello and Welcome, lots of knowledgeable people on here that can give you advice.
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Hello, from a Chicago native.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Spend some time on the boards and read the things to look for in a responsible breeder thread.

What is the breeders kennel name?

Your breeder should be able to answer all of your questions and pick the best pup to fit your lifestyle based on temperament and energy level not color.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for welcoming me, I have been reading all the threads and it helps a lot, I am getting a puppy from :Tonti Trail German Shepherds, she is from litter D the one of the sable females, we will bring her home Feb 28 so I can't wait!
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois!
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Hello and welcome to the forum from a fellow Illinoisian. Much luck to you with your new pup. It's always exciting getting a new pup!!!!!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi Sandee, would you recommend Tonti Trail?
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