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05-27-2014 01:07 PM
s14roller I would look into a rescue...some of the nicest dogs seem to come from there.
05-26-2014 12:44 PM
trcy
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Originally Posted by Sarah~ View Post
Oh I meant because of health problems she was born with, epilepsy, etc, they have both gotten hurt and Eko was sick a couple of times but Xena is at the vet constantly.
I loved Riley and he was a great dog. He was from a BYB and we spent so much on vet bills for him. We ended up losing him before he was a year old. He was just shy of 10 months. If love and money alone could have saved him he would still be with us.

The GSD I have now is from a reputable breeder. We have had very minimal vet bills and none due to his general health or being born with health issues.

I know some BYB dogs can be great dogs with solid temperaments and minimal health issues, but that was not our experience.
05-26-2014 11:52 AM
Sarah~
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Originally Posted by sehrgutcsg View Post
There's really no true correlation of dollars spent at the vet between BYB, a dog off the street corner, a farmer bred dog, a rescue, your own two dogs, puppies or any other combination thereof. Not to say your experience is incorrect, the correlation between the two is out of whack.

A dog could do anything to him or her self hurting themselves, or a fight could break out, totally out of your control. Parvo is indiscriminate, to a $5000.00 puppy or one someone gave you for free.
Oh I meant because of health problems she was born with, epilepsy, etc, they have both gotten hurt and Eko was sick a couple of times but Xena is at the vet constantly.
05-26-2014 11:48 AM
llombardo My female GSD cost me $200.00 off of CL and is a great dog. She is almost 3 and I haven't really put much money into her. She got sick once and they could never figure it out, most likely some kind of infection. Other then that a healthy, happy girl with a great temperament and nerves. My male GSD was $99 at the shelter. No real health issues with him either. He also has a great temperament and solid nerves, he is a certified therapy dog. Vets have told me over and over that both are great ambassadors for the breed and are a joy to be around. I think the CL dog is more closer to the standard as far as aloofness goes, but that could be age and maturity. My male loves to be goofy. I might have got lucky with both of them, but I wouldn't trade either of them. I actually was getting a GSD puppy from a reputable breeder when I found Midnite at the shelter. I passed on the puppy and busted him out of the shelter
05-26-2014 11:21 AM
canyadoit If you live in bc I have a female I may rehome She is 7 ckc reg (canadian kennel club) from show stock
05-26-2014 10:58 AM
sehrgutcsg
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Originally Posted by Sarah~ View Post
Totally agree I've spent ten times as much at the vet on my craigslist dog that I got for 10 dollars than my dog I got from a breeder for several hundred dollars.
There's really no true correlation of dollars spent at the vet between BYB, a dog off the street corner, a farmer bred dog, a rescue, your own two dogs, puppies or any other combination thereof. Not to say your experience is incorrect, the correlation between the two is out of whack.

A dog could do anything to him or her self hurting themselves, or a fight could break out, totally out of your control. Parvo is indiscriminate, to a $5000.00 puppy or one someone gave you for free.

Back to the point of being "too good to be true." Craigs List is most certainly the worst place to get a GSD. If the litter owner will not pay for a good "puppy ad" like in the Los Angeles Times, for $75.00, it's likely the food is cheap, no hip x-rays were done, the pairing of the dam and the sire is "whim se do see" and your luck could run dry fast. Again, bless the Lord so far my GSD is great and I did not pay a fortune for her, but I did need to see the vet, she had UTI, having nothing to do with where the dog came from.. Craigs List is GOOD for bicycles and TV sets, ect...
05-26-2014 09:54 AM
Sarah~
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Originally Posted by simba405 View Post
Craigslist sounds great because it's cheap but getting a nervy bad tempered dog is life changing. Not worth the trouble.
I've owned both Craig lists dog and a reputable breeder dog. Over their life times I've easily spent 3x more on my craiglists dog (health and temperament issues). My craiglists dog I had to constantly manage. My other dog I just enjoyed.

I will always go with a good breeder. This is coming from someone who years ago would scoff at the notion of spending 1000+ on a pup.
Totally agree I've spent ten times as much at the vet on my craigslist dog that I got for 10 dollars than my dog I got from a breeder for several hundred dollars.
05-26-2014 09:18 AM
FG167 I have a phenomenal puppy from Taylor Made (Jentry is all over their FB page). The entire experience was great and I couldn't be happier with her.


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05-26-2014 09:10 AM
dawnandjr You wont go wrong with Taylormade!
05-21-2014 06:57 PM
gsdheeler CKC is a huge red flag for me. I'd keep looking for a quality breeder.
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