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07-11-2014 12:09 AM
HuskyMal89 I currently have a male who is still a puppy (5 months)....from timberridge farm in Saco, ME. The breeder is active in IPO and knows her stuff. She does only have Czech line dogs but they are great dogs to be around...very social and confident. All her dogs work or have done IPO work and have been HD/ED cleared. Allergies are a crap shoot but I can say that so far my male has had no problems and is very quick to learn and eager to please. Most of her pups get placed with pet homes and from what I understand do very well....especially in the lifestyle you described as yours. I will attach a photo of him for you to take a look at..good luck in your search! You could also broaden your horizons as well if you wanted...a lot of great breeders in NA with DDR dogs but not too many in New England that I know of...haven't looked hard though....
07-02-2014 01:17 PM
John C. Hi, I was exactly in the same position you are about 6 months ago and got a lot of the same recommendations you have for working line puppies. I visited Abby Kennels, and met the owner and several of his dogs, all of which I was impressed with. However, you do need to understand that these are real working dogs that are likely to have pretty high drives and a need for some outlet for those drives. Although there's going to be a certain degree of variability within any litter, even the more mellow may have higher drives that you're used to and may view your other pets as squeeky toys.

I also spoke with the owners of von Hena C and Ryan Haus and was very impressed with both. Both seemed to be very focused on health and temperment and I think they will work hard to match you up with a puppy that is a good fit for your family. However, as I remember, puppies from these breeders tend to go fast, so if you are interested you may have to wait a while for your pup.

Finally, let me add one more kennel to your list, Kavallarie. I was very impressed with the breeder and think she has some great dogs. However, although I have spoken with the owner at length, I have not visited her kennel or met her dogs. They may also be a good distance from where you are, as they are in northern Vermont.

Eventually I went in another direction and got a puppy from West German Show lines, who I've had for about a month and am very happy with. But if you're looking for WGSL, that's a whole other conversation.
07-01-2014 10:01 PM
piebald07 I am definitely looking into all the breeders that have been suggested and I appreciate everyone's replies. Thank you all very much.

I have a notebook full of notes.

Thank you all again, I am hopeful that we will find the perfect match for our family soon.
07-01-2014 01:47 PM
Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
you could also talk to noblecraft canine she is in Canterbury. She may be able to direct you to someone , not sure if she has puppies available

That's where I'm getting my girl from! Def ask Jennifer. Though I know her dogs are more high drive, but she may be able to point you in the right direction.

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07-01-2014 01:20 PM
snowshovel sorry for your loss.

We recently got a puppy from von den brookfields, a breeder in mass. Very happy with the puppy (6 months) so far. You may give it a try. Except the looking (not DDR), the puppy may have everything else you want...brave, calm, smart, medium drive, healthy (so far)...and based on comments from my vet, trainer, neighbors, friends, ... good-looking. :-)
07-01-2014 12:26 PM
VTcoach I may be able to help you, check your private messages (PMs).
06-30-2014 11:55 PM
blackshep Can't help with the search, but wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss. He was gorgeous. I'm sure you'll find the perfect pup, just take your time and ask lots of questions!
06-30-2014 08:41 PM
GatorDog My boyfriend's male is also from Abby Kennels.

This is Wuma.

6/25/14 by Gator_Dog, on Flickr

6/25/14 by Gator_Dog, on Flickr
06-30-2014 08:04 PM
JakodaCD OA he was stunning
06-30-2014 07:57 PM
Originally Posted by LoveEcho View Post
Welcome! I'm so sorry for your loss...he was indeed VERY handsome.

I'm originally from CT and there are a lot of really nice kennels in the NE area (though none really in CT). I don't own dogs from either that you mentioned, but I've met several Von Hena-C dogs and have been very impressed. I have a dog from Abby Kennels in MA who I couldn't be happier with. She's very high drive, but settles beautifully in the house. He does also frequently place dogs in active pet homes if they're a good fit. I understand your need for a dog without allergies... my older BYB male is allergic to everything under the sun and it's a nightmare. It's pretty hard to ensure that there won't be allergy issues, but talking to owners and the breeder and seeing what their experiences are with particular dogs is still helpful.

Good luck!
Thank you for your kind words!

I will have to look into Abby kennels Massachusetts is really close. I am really missing having my German shepherd. I need another so bad. Thank you for your recommendation as well. I appreciate the input from both of you.

Here is another pic of our handsome boy, this is my wife's absolute favorite picture of our boy!!

Thank you both again.
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