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View Poll Results: How far away was the last breeder you bought from?
An hour or less, driving 46 23.35%
One to three hours, driving 56 28.43%
More than three hours driving 41 20.81%
I had my puppy shipped via airline. 54 27.41%
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post #71 of 83 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 11:20 AM
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5283 miles according to Google maps
Luckily the lady that arranged it is only 50 miles (

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For no other reason than thats where the puppies were. Twice now we've driven more than 3 hours.
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Out of curiosity,, have any of y'all flown to Germany to Hand pick your pup?
I have friends that go to Japan every year to buy koi... so to fly to Germany doesn't seem that far fetched.

My baby boy: Yoschi vom Herzbach, winner of my heart
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How far are you from your breeder?

I got mine from two different breeders. They both are six hours away in different directions.


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We got lucky and the breeder was only an hour and a half drive from us. That was not a factor in which breeder we picked, we just got extremely lucky.

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Dazzle's breeder is southwest of Atlanta about 7 hrs one way. My first GSD, Cain, was from NH so about 26 hrs one way.

Dazzle's breeder met me in the panhandle of FL when she came home and shaved a couple of hours off the trip. I get up to train with her club several times a year.

I flew to NH to pick Cain up and then drove back to FL. Both trips for each dog was well worth the time involved. Puppies were already bonded to me by the time we made it home

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One hour drive just South of Bowling Green Kentucky.


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post #78 of 83 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 11:56 PM
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sfter a year of looking within 3 hours of home, i stumbled on a breeder that was 30 minutes from my house.
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post #79 of 83 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 06:56 AM
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I feel guilty, but not too much. We're lucky. Our breeder & friend is about 1 mile away. It's nice to see the parents often, and Ben's sister that the breeder kept.
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Mine is less than 2 miles away. Training class is a mile.


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