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|03-07-2014 12:18 PM|
|03-06-2014 08:50 PM|
XeroZeus, Check your PM please.
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|03-06-2014 01:39 PM|
We found our new pup (we find out for sure this weekend) with von Lotta in Locust Grove, GA. VERY excited and look forward to it.
|03-06-2014 01:37 PM|
I could be reading this wrong but
"The German Shepherd breed has always been my favorite and my dream has always been to have one of my own. My husband made that dream come true Summer of 2012."
makes it seems like this person has owned German Shepherds for less than two years, and therefore has presumably been breeding them for even less time??
|03-06-2014 01:29 PM|
|Heidigsd||XeroZeus: Check your PM!!!|
|03-06-2014 01:13 PM|
|traumhof||If you are looking for a breeder in Florida, check out Andrew Masia, von Jagenstadt. Andrew has experience, does things the right way, and has super dogs.|
|02-25-2014 02:50 PM|
It's possible you could buy a pup from this breeder, and it might turn out to be an awesome dog with a great temperament and no health problems. It's also possible you could get a fear-aggressive, nervous, reactive dog with chronic allergies and bad hips. It's a roll of the dice.
It's always a roll of the dice, but you want to stack the odds in your favor as much as you possibly can, by going with a breeder who knows what they're doing, and is doing it for the right reasons. Also, a reputable breeder will stand by their dogs and give support if you have any problems; most provide a guarantee and will take the dog back if it turns out to be a mismatch for your household. Some will even refund your money or give you a replacement pup at no charge.
I personally don't like liars, and representing an untitled, unrated, unshown, unproven, longcoat female as a "TOP VA SEIGER" is a bald-faced lie. I would never want to line the pockets of a person who tells lies in order to sell puppies. If she's willing to shout that lie over the internet for all to see, who knows what other untruths there may be?
If you buy from a BYB, you are supporting them and encouraging them to breed more and sell more questionably-bred puppies. BYBs are one reason why the GSD, as a whole, has a reputation for poor health and temperament. If you're going to spend the money, why not support the folks who care about the breed and do everything they can to preserve all the good qualities that we love?
|02-25-2014 12:46 PM|
No, you are not doomed Any dog has odds stacked against and for them, what responsible breeders do is strive to stack the odds in favour of the dog. Any person can take two dogs and breed them, say there are 10 puppies, chances are there may be one good dog in the litter or more. Noone can say with any true certainty that you will get a bad dog.
What we can say is that buying a dog from that breeder and spending that money (which as we all agree is far too much for what you're getting) means that you're lining their pockets and encouraging them to breed again and again. Trust me, I got my poodle from a BYB and while she's a great dog and I don't regret getting her, I know the $400 I paid to that breeder just meant that they could continue to have more puppies and those probably wouldn't end up in homes like mine which were willing to deal with health and mental issues. It doesn't matter whether you hand over $400 or $1500, the money is doing the same thing.
We can tell you not to do it, that doesn't mean you can't obviously. We simply are imploring you to help the GSD continue to be a GOOD healthy and stable dog by going with a good breeder that is striving to maintain them to be just that.
If you want to rescue, that's great. You're giving a dog a home it otherwise wouldn't have, and the money is going towards helping more animals find homes. That is entirely different than walking up to the breeders home and handing them money knowing what they are going to be doing with it.
|02-25-2014 12:34 PM|
My last inquiry:
Say that I am just too stubborn to stop myself from purchasing this puppy. There are many people on these forums that have even rescued GSD's and had great success - there are also many that have had bad experiences.
I am not doomed from the get go, most times. I am just not getting the absolute best running start on the whole process. Is this correct?
On another note, I spoke with Betty Miller for about 30 minutes this AM. What a WONDERFUL lady. I wish she were breeding, she is the epitome of a caring owner.
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