|08-16-2013 03:49 PM|
I think the site is a strange way of getting people to click on that button to "call". I'm not going to try it, but it will probably download a virus onto your computer.
Admins- might want to insert a warning NOT to click on the "call" button? A Trojan horse type virus may go undetected, but you don't want to be "sharing" a virus with everyone you know either. Sketchy.
|08-16-2013 02:07 PM|
"Perfect puppies for the perfect people!"
For what its worth, My family has lived and raised dogs in the foothills for over 100 years and I have never heard of them! I searched for local breeders for years and haven't heard of them, I may have seen an ad or two but think I just brushed them off as something that didn't interest me.
|08-16-2013 01:34 PM|
Anyway, To help with the dog situation. I definitely say the others hit on some really good warnings and advice. Research, research, research!
Run far far far away from that website. We have a ton of resources here for learning the breed, picking a breeder, raising a puppy... etc. It's a GREAT place for anyone new to the breed. Up at the top of the page is a search bar.... and after all the years this forum has been up, I'm sure many of your questions can be answered right there. If not, make a new thread and I'm sure you'll get some great advice.
As for finding a breeder, maybe make a new thread..... let us know what you're looking for in a dog, what kind of shepherd (look up the different lines and see what best fits you and your lifestyle), what you want to do with the dog (any sports?), and the distance you're ok with purchasing from.... sometimes traveling or shipping is needed, and that's fine... you just want to make sure it's definitely the right breeder for you. Once you get some names, do some research on them. Give them a call, talk to them about their lines, their dogs, and the pups that they produce... goals, why they breed, their practices (how they raise them, health testing), and what they do with their dogs (sports, conformation, police/military..etc).... this will give you a good idea of what they're all about and whether or not this is an appropriate dog for you. If you're ever curious... post the breeding pair (sire and dam) on here and see what others think about the pedigree. That's also a great way to get some insight on the pups that will be produced.
Good luck and happy researching...
|08-16-2013 10:56 AM|
|mycobraracr||OP- There are many of us on here from Northern California. If you would like to start a thread or search for previous threads on breeder recommendations for Northern California that may give you a starting point. Also if we had a little more information about what you're looking for in a dog we may be able to point you in the right direction of a breeder who breeds for those traits. Unfortunately in the German Shepherd world, not all dogs/breeders are created equal. It is best to be patient and do your research to find the best dog for you. Believe me, it will save you a lot of heartache in the long run.|
|08-16-2013 09:52 AM|
Glad you came here for some information! There are marketers out there who know how to make everything sound good, but it's all talk, designed to impress the newbies who don't know any better. The last thing you want is fall for a sales pitch because you didn't know any better at the time.
Take your time and ask lots of questions - there is quite a learning curve to German Shepherds. Don't let the long, strange German names throw you off. It is the accepted way to name a dog. In German, Von or Vom means "from" and the name following is the kennel name, usually also a German name.
From example, I got my dog from Wildhaus Kennels, so his registered name is Gryffon Vom Wildhaus, meaning: Gryffom from Wildhaus.
To help you make head or tail of the stuff people here picked up as strange (and a sign that the maker of the website is not educated about GSDs - and if you are going to be a breeder, well, at least know how to spell "shepherd" and and at least know about the three main different lines of Shepherds:
(Types of German Shepherds, by Wildhaus Kennels )
There are actually more than three, but getting to know the three main lines American Show, German Show, and Working Line is an important start.
A great article that picks apart breeder websites - the good stuff to look for:
And a ton of more info to completely blow your mind
Welcome to the GSD/FAQ's for the first time owner - German Shepherd Dog Forums
I know it seems overwhelming at first, but the more you read, the more it will all come together, and soon you'll be a GSD pro!
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|08-16-2013 03:15 AM|
First of all, thank you everyone for information. This is not a troll. I just want to know about this breeder. This website is pretty convincing. Another thing is that this is my first post because I'm new for this breed, but I've decided to go for GSD because of its potential. My main propose is companion(I know that what everyone says). The second is that to increase the layer of security. And all I found was that other breeders have this kind of weird names(Von, Vom,..etc) which I'm not familiar with. So, that should clear the air around here. I'm open to any suggestion. Please PM me.
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