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01-21-2013 04:08 PM
KayleeGSD
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Originally Posted by wolfstraum View Post
Hmmmm - have shipped pups to Maryland, Tenn, Nebraska, Washington, California, Vermont, Colorado, Illinois, Conn....NY...North Carolina....Canada....NJ....and some here in PA of course!!! Doing IPO sport, LE, SAR, flyball, Ob, agility.....there might be one or two doing service dog ??? Csabre is now actually to a small extent....I like substance and bone in mine, but it is not the absolute top priority...and I would think that an older pup would be more suitable if there is serious need for a service dog....some of the "teen age" pups are a handful, so you want to know before hand if the dog is going to be suitable.

Lee
Thank you Lee. I do not know why or what it is about the large bone type but that is her favorite. I know some breeders have older puppies and there are GSD rescues too. So I am keeping all options open though I know she wanted a puppy. Me I like all the working line GSDs. I am not picky just as long as the pup is healthy and is coming from a good breeder. When I go to see the dogs I like to be able to actually go in person and check the puppies out. See the breeders facility/home and talk with them too. Thank you for the info!
01-21-2013 12:10 PM
wolfstraum
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I have a question for you have you sold any pups to people in Delaware? I wish I could have gotten the name of one of the men who attended the same OB class. He had a large boned female same age as Kaylee who will be 9 months come Feb. I remember the trainer saying that the dog was a really wonderful to train/teach and the owner was very happy with her too. She knew he had gotten the dog from PA but I never had a chance to get the info. At the time I had a handful with Kaylee's high drive and staying on top of it during class time.

We will be looking for a pup to add to our pack once Kaylee's training has been proofed. I know my mother wants a large boned GSD and we would like to have this dog trained for her as a service dog/companion for her needs. I have your web link saved too.
Hmmmm - have shipped pups to Maryland, Tenn, Nebraska, Washington, California, Vermont, Colorado, Illinois, Conn....NY...North Carolina....Canada....NJ....and some here in PA of course!!! Doing IPO sport, LE, SAR, flyball, Ob, agility.....there might be one or two doing service dog ??? Csabre is now actually to a small extent....I like substance and bone in mine, but it is not the absolute top priority...and I would think that an older pup would be more suitable if there is serious need for a service dog....some of the "teen age" pups are a handful, so you want to know before hand if the dog is going to be suitable.

Lee
01-21-2013 11:47 AM
KayleeGSD
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as I never heard of these.....

First link - pet breeder breeding homebred pets for more pets...no info, no pedigrees, no links to OFA certs with registered names.....nothing on the website to allow anyone with any knowledge to evaluate the "breeding program".......

Sniper (second link) is cited as "x-rayed" and having "excellent hips" - OFA does not certify until 2 - the dog has sired litters that are ready to go now or shortly, and he just turned 2 a few days ago....red flag IMO

Mixing up lines with no rhyme or reason, just selling pets...make a deposit with paypal....no pricing....again - no real information or credentials that demonstrate anything about the temperament and stability of their breeding stock....

Sorry - there are sooo many people just making a business of having pups for the pet market....I don't know the prices on either of these...but IMO they are typical $500 puppies that you can buy in the Sunday paper classifieds....

You are better off buying from a breeder who strives to produce pups from parents with credentials that at least demonstrate trainability and that can do more that sniff curiously and run around like wild in a field....

If you are in Eastern PA, take a look at vom Silbersee.....

Lee
I have a question for you have you sold any pups to people in Delaware? I wish I could have gotten the name of one of the men who attended the same OB class. He had a large boned female same age as Kaylee who will be 9 months come Feb. I remember the trainer saying that the dog was a really wonderful to train/teach and the owner was very happy with her too. She knew he had gotten the dog from PA but I never had a chance to get the info. At the time I had a handful with Kaylee's high drive and staying on top of it during class time.

We will be looking for a pup to add to our pack once Kaylee's training has been proofed. I know my mother wants a large boned GSD and we would like to have this dog trained for her as a service dog/companion for her needs. I have your web link saved too.
01-21-2013 11:35 AM
lhczth Hi. Just remember that many breeders do not own the males they use for breeding so you may only get to meet the mother of the pups.
01-21-2013 11:20 AM
Noles20
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Originally Posted by doggiedad View Post
are you open for having a pup shipped to you or
driving much further than a hour?
I don't mind driving but I also would like to know if there are reputable breeders closer as opposed to further away. As for shipping, I would really prefer to meet the parents and puppy prior to getting the pup.
01-20-2013 11:59 PM
Wild Wolf
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Originally Posted by elisabeth_00117 View Post
I personally, would go with Lee's recommendation and keep looking.
Agreed. Pass on those kennels and keep looking.
01-20-2013 11:53 PM
elisabeth_00117 You can PM me for information as I own 2 dogs from Wild Winds.

One is a working/show cross who does have some reactivity issues (although managed) and know of a few siblings who have similar issues. He has low drive, and is a great companion but not a great working dog (what the breed should be).

I knew what I was looking for in my second (she is a working line - Czech/DDR/WG cross) so was able to get exactly what I wanted. Also had people helping me.

I can offer some information/advice if you PM me.

I have known the dogs from this kennel for almost 4 years now and know the dogs VERY well. I actually interacted with Sniper as a pup and know a few siblings, and know MANY of the half-siblings. Mia and Shep (Snipers parents) are two dogs I am very familiar with, along with her other dogs.

I personally, would go with Lee's recommendation and keep looking.
01-20-2013 11:05 PM
doggiedad are you open for having a pup shipped to you or
driving much further than a hour?
01-20-2013 11:01 PM
doggiedad for me the more i knew the worst it got. lol.

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Thanks for the help. I got some good info. Just when I think I have a good handle on these things, I find myself feeling like I don't know anything.
01-20-2013 10:43 PM
Jax08 I don't see why a working line wouldn't, especially since you'll be involved in dog sports. Not every puppy is suitable for Schutzhund and high drive in a litter. If you really want an answer to that, PM Wolfstraum (posted above) and discuss with her. She's a working line breeder and could best answer your questions about one being suitable for a companion / obedience / agility dog.

As far as the breeders, I'd go with Lee's opinion on that as well and keep looking.
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