|10-19-2013 03:44 PM|
You want an American Line dog? Great. Contact your local GSD club. They are generally predominantly American Line dogs. And if you are willing to rescue, even better, our club and probably most others have people in rescue who would be more than happy to consider you for dogs they are aware of needing homes.
$1500 is typical price for a GSD, but lots of breeders sell them cheaper. Go where the breeders are involved with showing and dog-stuff. Go to the shepherd club. You should be able to find what you are looking for there. You may have to wait a few months. A lot of breeders do not like to breed for Christmas puppies. And spring is often a good time to get a pup because you will have the spring/summer to house train, and socialize. Socializing and house training is tougher in the snow.
|10-19-2013 03:39 PM|
|Galathiel||Absolutely GSDs can be great family dogs. My very first dog of my own was a German Shepherd that I got at age 10. I just think it's unrealistic for pretty much ANY breeder (not just GSD breeders) to say their puppies are kid-proof. Adults might be .. puppies not so much. They are babies themselves with lots of teeth that interact by using their mouth until they learn better.|
|10-19-2013 11:04 AM|
I am not just looking at classifieds by the way. I have looked at a lot of reputable breeders in my area (Southern California) including some that have been recommended by people on this forum. Most are black and red working line and that's not what I want.
I like American lines (I know that's not a popular opinion on this forum but it is my opinion) except in cases where they are over-angulated. But I am not going to breed or show my dog so I don't really need a 2000-dollar dog.
I want a healthy pup with a good temperament, a dog that will be friendly and affectionate (I'm not getting the dog to be a protection dog), one that will be safe around my kids and my cats, that I can take camping and take to the dog park, etc.
I am sure there are some who would say that I should look for a different breed because shepherds are meant to be working dogs, etc., etc., but I have had two shepherds in my life (both adopted from our local shelter) and they are my favorite breed because they are beautiful, intelligent animals. I'm sure there are plenty of people that would agree with me that they are the best dogs.
|10-19-2013 08:01 AM|
|10-19-2013 02:10 AM|
the right dogs are everywhere. you have to make the dog
the "right dog" for you.
|10-19-2013 01:59 AM|
|ShawnaFox||OK. Thanks everyone for your input. I am feeling rather discouraged after so much searching for the "right" dog. .... Maybe I should just get a golden retriever.|
|10-19-2013 12:06 AM|
|Nikitta||I agree. No documentation. /pass|
|10-18-2013 11:48 PM|
|10-18-2013 11:12 PM|
No titles. None of their dogs are show quality so doubt their pups are. No titles seen. Breeding colors that are a DQ (solid blue), therefor its unlikely they would be able to find any decent studs to breed to. And for 1000 $? You can get a good pup out of proven, tested parents with proper health warranties
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|10-18-2013 10:14 PM|
|zyppi||not for me!|
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