|09-02-2013 09:56 PM|
Sitting here with my Kavallerie pup right now, Dock vom Kavallerie and very pleased !
Sent you a pm.
|09-02-2013 09:42 PM|
Thanks for the quick suggestions; I will absolutely check those places out.
I should have clarified: I am looking for a puppy, not a mature dog.
Does anyone have any feedback about my idea of going for a working-line breed? (My dad is an experienced dog owner, but has no plans to train for a formal event like agility or shuntzhund(.
How about the breeders I posted?
And JakodaCD OA, thank you for the kind words.
|09-02-2013 09:16 PM|
If the two above - who I would have cited - don't have anything - Betty at Little River Canine in Fl - near GA has a litter of sable pups right now....I admit that I have NO CLUE about geography in Texas - so OK or NE might be closer....Marsha at Traumwolfen in North Platte NE has a nice older Czech import male that she is looking to sell....he might be a really good choice for your dad too!!! His hips and elbows are clear through OFA....
|09-02-2013 08:45 PM|
I'm sure you can get some suggestions that will be closer to where you are vs having to ship half way across the country
So sorry for your dad's loss She was a very pretty girl.
|09-02-2013 08:35 PM|
I would look at these 2 kennels, both in Texas.
Van Meerhout German Shepherds
=:= Germelhaus German Shepherd Dogs =:= Breeding Top Working Schutzhund GSDs
|09-02-2013 08:24 PM|
Looking for a Working-line breeder in Mid-west / South (I think?)
Greetings, all! This seems like an amazing community, and I feel very lucky to have found it. I have a lot of questions for you guys; hope y'all can help.
I'm based in Texas, looking for a reputable working-line breeder somewhere in the Mid-west or south. My father's GSD, Kali (in the avatar photo) was just put down at 13 years of age. I wanted to get him a new dog sometime in 2014.
Kali was a rescue, so I know relatively little about breeder selection. Aesthetics and breed standards are relatively unimportant, although black or sable would be nice. Don't like the sloped back so common on show lines, so I thought perhaps a low prey-drive puppy that was unsuited for work (but from working stock and a reputable breeder) would be a good way to find a healthy dog with a good temperament. Am I on the right track?
A bit about my Dad. He's 60, and while he's not running any marathons or doing any thru-hikes, he is very active for his age. He works from home, so was with Kali literally 24/7. They went for a nightly walk at midnight, from a mile to three, depending on what route they took. Bi-weekly 4 hour long trips to the off-leash dog parks. He took Kali everywhere he went, from Home Depot to the bank. They -drove- to my college graduation in Seattle some years ago, from Texas. She loved it. But like I said, Dad isn't active enough for a high prey/work-drive animal. High pack-drive would be important, since they'd be together constantly.
I'm buying the dog for him, and I can spend between more than a $1000, less than $2000 (preferably a lot less). No plans to breed, we just want a pet. We'd prefer a female, I think (but not a hard+fast requirement). She will be the only dog living in the house. Would also prefer black or sable coat. Ideally, my father and I would drive there and pick up the dog; make a trip out of it. Thus, my large search area.
I found this breeder: Kavallerie Shepherds. They seem like they've really got it together, small scale breeder with thorough health documentation (although I'm no expert). Only thing is, they're in Vermont! Drive would be a bit much, never mind with a new puppy in tow.
This other breeder: Schwarzer hund has a lot of puppies available (maybe -too- many?), but much less health documentation. They have a lot of very pretty black + sable dogs, though.
Sorry for the long-winded 1st post. Any thoughts or suggestions about the breeders I listed? In general? Should I look at show lines instead? HALP!