|10-02-2013 12:14 PM|
|mnm||Here is one that I would recommend - located at Amarillo, TX. She knows her dogs, they are titled and health checked, and has many years in the breed. I'd start there. Goodluck!!!|
|09-30-2013 04:34 PM|
|LoriH||Just sent you a PM regarding a breeder in Colorado. Let me know if you questions.|
|09-30-2013 02:52 PM|
Sorry, Bob, about the geography omission.
We're in SE NM and would be willing to make a 750 mile drive for a dog. That's about all I can drive in a day.
I appreciate the rescue suggestion and have rescued in the past. This time I want as much assurance about the dog's temperament and background as possible.
|09-30-2013 01:55 PM|
You don't give a geographical area to look in so it is very difficult to recommend a good source of dog. You might also get into contact with the local rescues and ASPCA to get a dog that needs a home and is in danger of being PTS. Both of my girls are rescues and they are fabulous little girls who are the loves of our lives. My wife and I are well into our 50's so we too have one of us home all the time too. Rescue dogs are a great way to get a GSD and save them from destruction since they are very hard to place due to their sizes and perceived reputations. It will also save you a bunch of money and you can get a dog that is house broken and spayed already. Dogs of all ages and temperaments are available so you can really be as selective as you would be with a high dollar breeder. It may just take a you a bit longer to find the perfect little girl for your situation. PM me if you need any help locating a shelter or need help finding candidate dogs, I would rather save a pound dog than spend the money on a champion, but that is just me, and all of my girls are champions to me.
|09-30-2013 01:37 PM|
looking for a female puppy or young adult
I am looking for a wgsl or combination of wgsl/working female pup or young adult. I've had 2 shepherds in the past and would like the best quality animal that I can afford. (up to $2500)
I prefer the rich red and black dogs but temperament is much more important than color to me. The dog would be a family pet and as such I need a dependable and patient temperament. Needs to be calm and accepting around strangers and especially children as well as other animals. I don't want the high drive type but do seek high intelligence and a calm nature indoors.
My wife and I are 60 yr old retirees, so the dog would be with one of us almost all of the time.
I would have the dog spayed so minor confirmation flaws would not trouble me as long as she was healthy.
I am very open to the idea of an older pup or young adult.
Any tips or leads for me? Thanks.