Hello! I have been doing lots of research on GSDs for the past couple months but the topic of GSDs is so controversial! American lines, german lines, show lines, working lines, over-sized, old fashion...ugh! I believe i have finally figured out what type of GSD i want, that was the hardest part. But now i have stumbled upon an even bigger and harder problem. Finding a good reputable breeder to give me what i want. Ive been searching for breeders in Southern California but really dont know where to go or what type of dogs each breeders offer. So i hope i can get some help and insight here.
I read a post from a user and what she was looking for and im looking for pretty much the same thing. I quote:
"I love the shepherds that are NOT the show breed standard. I dislike the weirdly sloped back and angled back legs, and the thin, almost collie-ish face. I like the working line shepherds better."
I believe i want a German Working line GSD. I want a male purebreed GSD with a saddle-back, rich black and red color with a big boned strong build and a broad muzzle. Im NOT looking for the over-sized german shepherd but i do want him to be on the large side. Of course health and intelligence is at the top of the list, thats a given.
Im going to be very active with the dog. Go on jogs with him, take him to the park, train with him daily. I want him to be very bright, obedient and protective. He is mainly going to be a family dog and a companion. I have a little brother at the age of 7 so i want the dog to have a good moderat temperment. Not laid back but at the same time not too aggressive.
Heres a picture of basically what i want the dog to look like:
Max - German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
Beautiful rich black and red color, nice straight back, big boned and muscular, broad muzzle, and SO handsome!!! He may be a little on the small side though, judging from the picture, i dont know. I want him to be on the large side.
Please give me some information on reputable breeders and your opinions on what im looking for. Thank you!