Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
There are a lot of GSDs out there that have health and temperament problems due to indiscriminate breeding. GSDs must be bred with knowledge and care in order to preserve all the qualities we love them for.
We're not allowed to "breeder bash" here, but there is an awful lot of information missing from the site you posted. I didn't see pedigrees, titles, hip status, or any indication that the breeder knows what she's doing. If you're going to breed and sell a large, potentially aggressive breed without creating a lot of health and temperament problems, you really need to understand bloodlines and know what you're doing. Some folks think they can just buy a nice GSD male with decent bloodlines, buy a nice female with decent bloodlines, stick them together with absolutely no testing, no trialing, and no clue about how bloodlines combine, and sell puppies for $1500. Easy money, because you basically have no overhead.
These people might be very nice people, but just from the terminology they are using, it's clear that they are not involved or knowledgeable in the GSD breed. You can't just take any male and female of the same breed, stick them together, and call them "Exclusive", "Superior", etc... you have to PROVE it by showing, testing, trialing the parents. Otherwise, how do you justify your claims?
For a just a little bit more money, you can get a puppy from an ethical, knowledgeable, reputable breeder who walks the walk. Their dogs are shown, tested, titled, and proven in health and temperament before they are bred. These people are not just breeding puppies to make extra cash--in fact, even at $2000 per puppy, they may be losing money--these folks are passionate about the breed and spend a lot of time, money, and energy proving their dogs are worthy of breeding. Training, travel, shows, the best of care, not to mention veterinary bills, are expensive, but it's for the good of the breed. Those are the people I want to support, the people who care about the breed as a whole and are active in keeping it what it is supposed to be. They are not just "breeders", they are guardians and stewards of the breed. Perhaps someone can give you a referral in your area.