|09-18-2013 02:10 PM|
Well I ended up not going with a pup from either of these litters. This is the litter I have a deposit on:
Hetja von Schraderhaus
Lux vom Kameruner Eck - Pedigree Search results
|09-15-2013 10:32 PM|
|marbury||I have no pedigree experience, but I did handle a Buzz son in UKC once. To quote the avengers, his head was like a bag full of cats, lol. He was kept by the breeder who bought him, worked some, and retired. Not sure why, but he is now listed as neutered and for sale as a family or protection dog.|
|09-15-2013 10:13 PM|
Now this is a newb posting who is trying to put together information learned from here- in the first litter it doesn't look like the sire/dam or the sires parents were titled- like they are riding coat tails of the dam and her lines. Am I wrong? Did I not see something?
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|09-15-2013 10:02 PM|
I'm not sure how much they want for puppies, the words "rare breed" sounds frightening:
EAST EUROPEAN SHEPHERDS FOR SALE, ELITE gone to best home ! - City of Toronto Dogs & Puppies For Sale - Kijiji City of Toronto Canada.
You may have seen this one:
Eastern European lines German Shepherds - Page 2
And this one:
East German Shepherds | German Shepherd Breeder MA
And this one:
East-European Shepherd Dog - Kaza 1968 Leningrad (St Petersburg) Russia - Molosser Dogs Gallery
|09-15-2013 08:19 PM|
|lhczth||I agree with Lee. Neither litter would interest me either. Yes, there could be some nerve issues (personal experience with the production of some of the dogs behind the parents), but I also worry more about health issues (joints/bloat). Not saying anything negative about the individual dogs. Just looking at the combinations and the genetics behind the dogs.|
|09-15-2013 05:47 PM|
I am more than open to opinions! I guess I am curious as to what specifically is a red flag for them.
I was told to look for temperament testing, which is done on both sire and dam. What else besides that do you look for?
|09-15-2013 05:22 PM|
Well - you asked for opinions, and you got opinions - if you already know the dogs, and like them...then there is nothing to say...I know I would not take a pup from either litter based on the pedigrees.
Things often do not start to become issues until dogs are more mature.
|09-15-2013 05:01 PM|
I do know one of the litters personally, and have worked with the lines, including pups from the same litter. I have worked with roughly 12 dogs that are directly related to those parents.
The line I have worked more with is the Fila/Riot lines. What issues have you specifically seen in them? From the last litter there were several pups that could have been good prospects, as well as from a Riot litter that was with another female.
|09-15-2013 03:14 PM|
my advice is to look at results - get references for people who are knowledgeable, people who have dogs that have trained them for some venue, look at the references for their level of knowledge and experience - every pet owner pretty much loves their pets!!! you see people pushing breeders all the time on the basis of one pet, of pretty websites, of lots of photos posted of pups, sometimes there is a breeder who has dozens and dozens and dozens of litters - but there are only 1 or 2 people who actively push that breeder....look at this information logically and without emotion or falling in love with photos of puppies....ESPECIALLY for a service dog! I know that I had one female who produced a service dog and another I would not sell a pup from for that use - but most people just want to sell a pup and will believe that they can produce it - even if they have never produced anything but pets.
|09-15-2013 02:58 PM|
Oh and good luck to the OP finding a puppy that becomes the service dog they need.
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