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Today 05:17 PM
Andrea Thacker What is DDR ?
Today 03:34 PM
Kaimeju
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Originally Posted by Andrea Thacker View Post
Is it unusual to have various bloodlines in one kennel? I know a couple of her dogs in years past she had imported from Germany and Czech Republic
It is not unusual to have dogs of similar type from different registries in the same kennel. Czech and German working line is a common combination, and DDR is also a working bloodline. It is not common to see both show bloodlines and working bloodlines in the same kennel. Most people do not mix them. It is also not a good sign when there is not a goal for having various bloodlines. A good breeder should be able to describe to you how they mesh and why they selected those bloodlines, beyond them just having titles and being available.
Today 03:06 PM
Andrea Thacker Well I've been on her property and have seen close that the dogs are in kennels and the moms whelp in a barn. Both my Kaiser and Nikolai needed multiple baths because they smelled like pig manure. As far as exercise and training I can't say. Very small area and not a large "staff'. Family of a few do the work. I did feel bad the dogs were enclosed so closely. But again she isn't raising and charging for show quality or claiming champion bloodlines. Just cute social fat fuzzy stinky pups. Her star sire is gorgeous. He is father to Nikolai and has his own progeny page. Check him out.
Today 12:25 PM
BeachLvr
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Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
I've owned German shepherds for 35 years. I bought a beautiful little female from this breeder a year and a half ago. She is energetic, social with adults and children, healthy, smart, and was easy to train. She's protective when she needs to be. All good shepherd traits. Ive had a long time dog show judge and a professional dog trainer rave about her conformation. My Vet describes her as "perfect". To judge this breeder based on appearance and contract language is pretty shallow.
I agree. Not everybody has the wherewith to put together a great website yet may have great dogs.
Today 12:13 PM
Koda'sMom I would be worried about the QUANTITY of dogs. I counted 8 breeding females, 3 breeding males, and mulitple litters born about one month after the other. Also there aren't pictures of most of the litters until they're 11,12,13 weeks old. Nothing against the owner, but unless they have a Staff that works there, I think it would be very hard for the dogs to get all of the care, love, attention, exercise, and training that they need.

But again, no disrespect to the kennel owner, we don't have all of the information.
Today 10:37 AM
Andrea Thacker Is it unusual to have various bloodlines in one kennel? I know a couple of her dogs in years past she had imported from Germany and Czech Republic
Today 09:21 AM
nezzz I would stay clear, the guy definitely doesn't know breeding. Bloodlines are all over the place with mixes of DDR, Czech, WG and pets. Hip certification uses different nomenclature from FCI to OFA to Germany without consistency. And the hips aren't even that fantastic either. And the dogs don't look like they are in good condition either.
Today 08:12 AM
bob_barker
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Originally Posted by Msmaria View Post
Just wondering, from a person that has no idea what to look for in a breeder, what is so bad about this one? Everyone is saying run but not why. I cant imagine the only reason is the name clause in the health guarantee.



As a breeder myself (beagles), looking at this website there is NO consistency with their dogs, they ALL look different. Which tells me that they will breed anything to anything to have a litter of puppies. Also any "breeder" that has that many dogs available ON JUST THE FEMALES PAGE .and they are all adults that's not even the puppies.. Something's up... I didn't even look at any of the other pages to see what was available.
That health guarantee, I can assume that the reason they put that on there is to cover their asses. When we name puppies when they are still with us we try to go with a theme but, a lot of times the new owners will change their names. So you can almost assume that this was happening to them and they thought "hey... We could cut out a health guarantee for people who change names and they will be none the wiser".

Besides that, like someone else posted, these dogs look used up, exhausted, unhappy.


I personally would stay away.
Today 07:34 AM
Andrea Thacker I would return to this breeder for another. Actually planning it this summer. Of course I am interested in pet quality only and I always neuter and spay. Nik is my fifth shepherd in my lifetime and by far the healthiest and has the shiniest coat.
Today 12:59 AM
SkoobyDoo
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Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
I've owned German shepherds for 35 years. I bought a beautiful little female from this breeder a year and a half ago. She is energetic, social with adults and children, healthy, smart, and was easy to train. She's protective when she needs to be. All good shepherd traits. Ive had a long time dog show judge and a professional dog trainer rave about her conformation. My Vet describes her as "perfect". To judge this breeder based on appearance and contract language is pretty shallow.
Do you have a stacked pic of her? I'd love to view it
Most the dogs on the page I'm looking at lack proper angulation, many in the rear but also some in the front as well.
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