Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Back home to Louisiana!
I lived in Singapore for three years.
You're dog will know you and accept those you approve of. He/she will mature and be protective of your territory.
You act as primary trainer and supplier of attention and sustenance and pup will know you no matter who takes care of him for interim periods.
Would not go for personnel protection training unless you're experienced handler. Just the presence of a GSD in the household is a deterrent.
You want a stable pup. Socialize well, train the basics and he will be more than you can imagine.
Concentrate on finding a breeder knowledgeable about health and temperament. Ask where pups from previous litters are now and what the current owners are doing with them. Ask for numbers, and call. Ask for veterinary information.
Be ready to devote time, attention and $$$ to this pup. Skimping on initial price or vet care is not wise.
I'm not an expert, just have had one or two GSDs in my household for many, many years. I'm still learning.
Nothing is as simple as it seems or as complicated as we make it~
Attitude is everything -- Pick a good one!
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