|09-22-2013 10:37 AM|
is fifty katrillion more than fifty gazillion?
|09-22-2013 08:59 AM|
And I also agree with the bunch of hooey the person told you about the lack of registration..
|09-22-2013 01:39 AM|
I suggest going the "rescue route."
The pros :
-lower fee ($100-$500)
-the dog is usually somewhat trained (from foster home)
-you save a dog
-you make space for a new dog to enter the rescue
-you know what you are "getting" (Information from foster/rescue)
-the dogs usually get a complete vet check
-unknown breeding (genetics; possible mix)
-usually no known akc ties
-unable to breed (rescues usually require their dogs to get "fixed")
It really depends on what you are looking for. For me, when I eventually get a GSD it will be a rescue. This is because I want a companion pet and have no need for titles or akc papers. That and I want an older dog (2 or 3 years old), one that is past the chew-crazy stage.
|09-22-2013 12:39 AM|
That first pup is cute as a bug, but the problem is all GSD puppies are cute.
I agree that there are some lies going on, there.
|09-22-2013 12:32 AM|
I thought creating multiple accounts meant automatic permanent ban. But what do I know?
And if you truly valued what people told you here, you wouldn't have to ask the same questions fifty katrillion times and have everyone give you the SAME answers you continually ignore - which are often the best replies you receive.
|09-21-2013 02:04 PM|
|09-21-2013 02:04 PM|
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You have just answered your own question in your post. If your needing advice finding the right dog for you, a good breeder will do this for you. I'd also advise staying off craigslist as if you don't know what to look for and it's a pig in a poke. Taking higher risk. Breeder would be lower risk but more expensive.
|09-21-2013 02:03 PM|
I, for one, would rather your parents get on here.
|09-21-2013 02:02 PM|
Here's what you need to do...go and find a Schutzund club near you and watch their dogs. Talk to those owners, a majority of them will either be breeders or know of good/reputable breeders and will be able to point you in the right direction.
Be truthful right now, is the problem that you/your family can't or just don't want to pay $1000+ for a dog? It's not a big deal, but the truth is, you'll find plenty of $500 dogs on Craigslist and other places and I promise you that none of those breedings will be "approved" by this forum. And the chances of you finding a Schutzhund III pedigreed dog, that's parents are health certified and proven for $500 is very small. You'll find plenty of family bred dogs for that price, but you will not find one that people here will "approve."
And I'm not trying to be mean...I bought a $500 dog. He turned out amazing, and I know now that I got extremely lucky with him. 3 years ago I also didn't want to pay $1000+ for a dog just because the parents were titled or championed. I didn't care about that stuff, I wasn't going to work my dog, I just wanted a pet. So I found people that bred their pets, met the parents, thought they were great dogs, so I bought a pup from them. I got really lucky as my boy is super stable, has a great temperament, and is everything and more that I could've asked for out of a GSD. But my story could've easily gone the other way and I could've had a very unstable dog because there are no clues in his genetics/pedigree to what he would turn out to be.
I know people here will argue that price doesn't guarantee quality. But its a great start. Trust me, the market is very efficient when it comes to GSDs. Sure there are people passing off bad breedings for $1000 and catching some suckers. But anyone that does even a little bit of research will realize quick why one dog is $1000 and another dog is $500.
|09-21-2013 01:41 PM|
You are not going to find it by asking a bunch of stangers about what they think about craiglist ads. Everyone here is saying GO SEE THE PUPS you are interested in.
And it is only Saturday morning? I hope you will not spend the whole weekend posting obsessively about dogs for sale you find through random searches. People are more than willing to help you LEARN about GSDs and dog ownership, but finding a puppy that is right for you is your and your parents job.
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