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02-10-2014 12:53 PM
LaRen616 I prefer to find a breeder locally but I don't really have an issue making a roadtrip if there is a better breeder in another state.
02-10-2014 12:51 PM
meldy
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Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
I say take a leap of faith Don't limit yourself

Key for me is finding a breeder developing a relationship and 'trusting' that breeder to pick out exactly what I want/don't want.

I've gotten a couple of dogs sight unseen, one a rescue, two I've purchased and had shipped..I have not regretted any of them. I 'got" exactly what I wanted..

When you find that breeder, you will find the dog you want..

This was essentially how it all went down in the end. I tried to be smart and do the pedigree/bloodline/performance record thing but I really haven't a clue what Im talking about. It didn't seem to matter how much I thought I learned, the short year Ive been trying to learn about working line GSD's is simply not enough time to have a decent enough knowledge base. For the most part I was just left frustrated and feeling a little overwhelmed (and a little stupid). As soon as I overcame the hurdle of admitting that to myself it came down to trusting the person I was talking to.
Basically finding a breeder that had a good reputation, came recommended by people much more knowledgable than I am, and who made sense to me as far as breeding philosophy and breeding goals. Lee had all of those things and I love the look of her dogs.

I actually feel almost relieved now that Ive chosen someone lol Now I can be excited!!
02-10-2014 12:27 PM
Castlemaid Congrats!!! Glad things are working out so good for you!
02-10-2014 12:12 PM
meldy Thanks for all the input! In the end I actually settled on a breeder that I don't think could be much further away...not intentionally, that just seems to be how it all worked out =)

Excited for a Von Wolfstraum pup this fall! Thanks Lee!!

Ive got the trainer end of it sorted I hope. Planning on working with Jason Giso locally. Havent decided on a sport yet. Interested in everything from flyball to French ring...Really wanted (and hope I'll get) a great all around dog =)
02-09-2014 08:09 PM
dawnandjr I didnt limit my self to location (except for USA). Looked until I found a breeder (actually two) that I liked. Ultimately choose one in OK. I'm in NY. Shipped puppy by airline, never meet breeder or her dogs. Just communicated through emails. I did a tone of research on her dogs and the dogs behind her dogs. I wanted an all black female. First GSD I have owned and trained, titled my self. I found a trainer before I got the puppy. I dont want a super high drive dog either. I dont breed to sell to the podium market. Just want stable temperaments on companions. I would rather produce drives on the lower end. Not a total couch potato, but a dog that can handle being a laid back pet or going to local competitions.

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02-09-2014 07:48 PM
Fade2Black I live in NJ. I got my Havoc from Tracy (Bullinger Shepherds) http://www.bullingershepherds.com/ British Columbia Canada. I wanted a pup that was from Kevin Vom Murrtal's bloodlines. Everything went great. Havoc (Juneau X Quinella) had a long trip though. 2 hour drive from BC to Seattle Washington airport. Then a connecting flight in Minn. Then to the Phil international airport where I picked him up....
02-08-2014 10:39 PM
doggiedad i looked for a breeder. i decided on a breeder in Texas.
we live in Pa. i knew what color i wanted and what sex.
there was a lot of comunication between the breeder an i.
i put a deposit on the pup months before he was born.
i only saw the parents online. 6&1/2 years later and
everything is fine. our dog is well trained and highly
socialized. he's our pet/companion/go everywhere dog.

you can do well without seeing the parents other than online
or visiting the breeder. find a reputable breeder and the rest is
easy.
02-08-2014 09:44 PM
RubyTuesday
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When you find that breeder, you will find the dog you want..
Sooo true & beautifully stated.
02-06-2014 08:02 PM
SuperG
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Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
I say take a leap of faith Don't limit yourself

Key for me is finding a breeder developing a relationship and 'trusting' that breeder to pick out exactly what I want/don't want.

I've gotten a couple of dogs sight unseen, one a rescue, two I've purchased and had shipped..I have not regretted any of them. I 'got" exactly what I wanted..

When you find that breeder, you will find the dog you want..

Amen to that
02-06-2014 08:01 PM
JakodaCD OA I say take a leap of faith Don't limit yourself

Key for me is finding a breeder developing a relationship and 'trusting' that breeder to pick out exactly what I want/don't want.

I've gotten a couple of dogs sight unseen, one a rescue, two I've purchased and had shipped..I have not regretted any of them. I 'got" exactly what I wanted..

When you find that breeder, you will find the dog you want..
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