|02-01-2014 11:56 AM|
NJ Girl....get an older dog - either from a breeder or a rescue....I breed working lines and I am loathe to sell any young couple a puppy who plans on children "soon"....dogs are just as big a commitment as a baby....
People are recommending breeders whose priorities are high drive, working dogs, hard dogs and who need owners with commitment and experience.
Read the links Maggie Lee posted....rethink your goals, lifestyles etc....working line pups are NOT for everyone!
|02-01-2014 08:58 AM|
|Renofan2||I also recommend Zahnburg kennels - Art Shaw. He has a litter now. Jim Hill - Von Wyndmoor kennel is also a good choice. He has a breeding planned in the spring with his competition male - Zwack as the sire.|
|02-01-2014 03:15 AM|
Maybe this family hasn't made a firm decision on exactly what they want, but that's why they came here, to help figure it out. Only by getting out there and meeting several breeders are they likely to be able to narrow it down better, and the fact that they are doing their research now and trying to make a decision with more information already puts them a step higher than the "average" pet owner.
|01-31-2014 10:44 AM|
|dawnandjr||I think the timing is perfect for them to get a puppy. Children in the future, when the puppy will be a dog and trained. You say you dont plan to show or do Schutzhund, but I think with any line of GSD, training is important. Even if it is only for the first year of the dogs life, the training lasts the life of the dog. Put a minimum of a CD on the dog, and you will have a well trained, behaved pet. Especially when it comes time to introduce a baby to the mix.|
|01-30-2014 04:54 PM|
|holland||...and like working lines show lines do require exercise and training too|
|01-30-2014 04:53 PM|
|Galathiel||Between breeds? They're still one breed . GSDs ... different lines .. yeah. My primarily DDR working line pup is a medium drive dog with great temperament (not a great settler but hey he's still young). You can't paint them all with the same brush. Just like you can't paint all showlines the same.|
|01-30-2014 04:14 PM|
When someone says they haven't decided between show and working lines that says they haven't come to a conclusive assessment of what they really want.
|01-30-2014 12:03 PM|
Welcome to the forum and MOST important is to make sure you spent a few hours on ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ind-puppy.html
That way when you talk to the better breeders you can be clear on your expectations and they will more seriously consider you for their pups cause they know you know about the breed!
|01-29-2014 11:19 PM|
Breeder in Vermont
I have been very pleased with Hoby. Easterngermanshepherds Vom Benza Haus.
Hoby was matched to me by the breeder and the match is right on.
|01-29-2014 11:10 PM|
|holland||I am pretty happy with my eichenluft dog|
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