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|02-12-2014 09:35 PM|
|02-12-2014 09:10 PM|
Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
I figure good things come to those who wait.
|02-12-2014 05:23 PM|
I applaud your research and due diligence in the pursuit of your next best buddy ever......
|02-12-2014 02:51 PM|
Originally Posted by Kayos and Havoc View Post
|02-12-2014 02:40 PM|
|Kayos and Havoc||
Alexander good call on Century Farms. I would want to see final hip scores especially if the prelim was fair. Hips could go better or worse with another year of age on them.
I agree to check out the fb page I am on there too (even tho I do not breed) and there are some nice breeders there.
Sometimes you do have to expand your search area to get what you want when you want it. Personally I would drive 12 hours one way for a pup. Don't discount breeders that will ship to you also. If you really want to meet the breeder and pups first you may have to plan some travel. Hey road trips are fun!
|02-12-2014 02:35 PM|
Originally Posted by kr16 View Post
|02-12-2014 02:18 PM|
|02-12-2014 01:59 PM|
Okay so the reply email from century farms has led me down a big no path. I don't like that Zak has prelim "fair" hips and he has said he will not lower the price with any clauses. He thinks 1500 is fair, and to each his own (IMO). Just for everyone's knowledge: he doesn't have the dogs titled because he lives in ozark area (which is super country) with no one to sport train and has a 9yo daughter that makes it too much work to travel to train.
Windy hollow has no litters until fall so they are also out.. The do have some pups now but they are males and I really want a female.
Holtgrew has nothing planned
I'm going to continue waiting on Huerta Hof and Mittlewest
|02-12-2014 01:24 PM|
Originally Posted by dogfaeries View Post
Sorry, retract what I said earlier, I had totally brain-glitched on the normalcy of tiered pricing with regard to "show quality"/"pet quality" puppies from conformation breeders. (That said, I do still think full registration vs. limited registration can be a red flag, especially if the breeder is willing to switch registration type just based on the buyer paying more... but yeah, that's why I said I was oversimplifying. In short: if the puppy's registration type changes based on price paid, and NOT on the individual puppy's quality, that is a red flag.)
Many apologies to all concerned. You can tell it's been a few months since I looked at show breeders.
re: Mittelwest -- it's worth running a search for the kennel name on this forum. Lots of old threads with varying opinions and experiences.
|02-12-2014 11:19 AM|
|Kayos and Havoc||
Thanks gsdsar. I am seeing a lot of the DDR/Czech pairings and it seems the flavor of the day.
Ripoff reports....... I do agree they may simply be disgruntled, but not always. In the interest of the board rules I won't go into my experience with one of my dogs (could be past or present) where the report on the breeder in rip off reports was spot on and exactly mirrored my own experience. I did not post a report. However, the report I did read was rebutted by the breeder and after having a similar experience with the breeder I knew the breeder was simply not telling the whole story.
I would simply use it as a reminder to do homework and be reasonable. Rip off reports is a tool like any other tool.
I know AgileGSD has a Mittelwest dog and is just thrilled with him. I think Mittelwest is just about 4 hours from the OP as well, would be an easy drive to visit.
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