|10-15-2013 10:39 PM|
|reinorshine||Thanks for the comments and recommendations, I appreciate it.|
|10-15-2013 09:32 PM|
|arycrest||Bruiser's mother is out of the MarHaven lines, IMHO he's a great dog (well, I can't forget dear old dad ... his sire is a great dog too).|
|10-15-2013 09:16 PM|
|Blitzkrieg1||Agreed get a good WL dog. A lower drive one with strong nerves will serve your needs nicely.|
|10-15-2013 05:39 PM|
|Andaka||I can strongly recommend MarHaven. In the past she has done herding with her dogs, and many of them have passed the GSDCA temperament test.|
|10-15-2013 03:50 PM|
Looked at 3 of the 4 sites...know one by reputation....
Two are basically American show lines or maybe some combos...little info on breeding stock....nothing that I personally would even look at twice or for your stated needs. One is mostly old German showlines and in house breeding for a few generations with little to no certification - at least hips and elbows are done...but looks like way too many dogs and litters without a serious interest in proving the breeding stock for my taste....
I think you are better off with a companion/lower drive pup from a working line litter if you want athleticism and some performance ability - even a DDR bred dog ....looking over the GSD Nationals entries posted...probably 3/4 of the dogs in the obedience classes were European working line dogs.
Tyson Wittmer has a good reputation and so does Anne Kent of Adler Stein....
|10-15-2013 03:34 PM|
Know any of these Breeders?
I am looking for a puppy. She must be safe around horses and have a calm temperament but also be protective. I may want to show in obedience, rally, agility, herding, conformation or ??? What I want is a companion dog that is athletic with a bit more drive than a couch potato. I don't plan on doing any serious SchH bitework. Does anyone know of these breeders or have any recommendations? I live in the Pacific NW. Thank you!
Von Salerno germanshepherds