Am I about to pay too much? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
A2Was's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 11
Send a message via AIM to A2Was
Question Am I about to pay too much?

Found a local person who gets his dogs from Europe and has a trained 18 month old West German showline male for sale at $6,000. The dog is obedience trained, housebroken, will do the usual sit, stay, come, etc. and responds to some basic hand signals. Dog will also be trained with a collar that can call the dog back from up to a few hundred yards if necessary. Have met the dog a few times and he is great with kids and appears to be socialized in all sorts of situations involving other dogs, kids, cities, etc. This is not a protection dog. What do you think? Am I about to pay too much? I'm in CT.
A2Was is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:06 PM
Crowned Member
 
onyx'girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SW, MI
Posts: 27,194
yes

Jane~
Kept by
Gambit zu Treuen Handen

Guinness auf der Marquis...Karlo son!

Always in my heart
Karlo aka Gideon vom Wildhaus
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
3.02.09~12.03.18
Kacie
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
7.21.05-5.01.15
Onyx
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
11.08.06-9.28.18
onyx'girl is offline  
post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:07 PM
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 1,131
If this dog can only do basic obedience and cannot even recall 100% without an e-collar (which is what I'm assuming what you meant) then no, I would not pay $6000 for this dog. I can get a puppy and teach it all those things too by 18 months...

Chrissy

Pookie, Papillon 4/17/09
Kaiser, GSD 4/14/11
Verivus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
A2Was's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 11
Send a message via AIM to A2Was
The dog does recall when called, but the trainer calls the collar fail-safe or "just in case."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verivus View Post
If this dog can only do basic obedience and cannot even recall 100% without an e-collar (which is what I'm assuming what you meant) then no, I would not pay $6000 for this dog. I can get a puppy and teach it all those things too by 18 months...
A2Was is offline  
post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:11 PM
Crowned Member
 
wolfstraum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 11,127
Does the dog have his hip and elbow 'a' stamps?? Does his pedigree paperwork have his name and microchip and the stamps - and is the paper a pink color? Does the back page of the pedigree have any titles listed? A "BH" maybe? Is the paperwork in order and has the imported already done the AKC registration?

This person is a broker, and of course is making a profit on the dog. However, an imported dog of decent pedigree with basic training and stable temperament in NY - CT is not going to be cheap. If you like the dog, can afford it, and the hips & elbows etc are done, it is not an outrageous price.

Lee

Hexe Sch2, Komet & Kougar IPO1, Kira HGH, SG Bengal, Lynx v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, DangerRH, Csabre & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey
wolfstraum.net
wolfstraum is offline  
post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:11 PM
Knighted Member
 
Miss Molly May's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Ontario
Posts: 2,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by A2Was View Post
Found a local person who gets his dogs from Europe and has a trained 18 month old West German showline male for sale at $6,000. The dog is obedience trained, housebroken, will do the usual sit, stay, come, etc. and responds to some basic hand signals. Dog will also be trained with a collar that can call the dog back from up to a few hundred yards if necessary. Have met the dog a few times and he is great with kids and appears to be socialized in all sorts of situations involving other dogs, kids, cities, etc. This is not a protection dog. What do you think? Am I about to pay too much? I'm in CT.

I think so!! but thats just my opinion!

RIP Velcro 9years old (September 22, 2011)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Can't wait to meet you again!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Miss Molly May - born November 15th 2009
Mr. Max -born April11 2014
Miss Molly May is offline  
post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:13 PM
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 1,131
Sorry, I don't care what the pedigree is; If I'm going to pay $6000 for a dog, he better be able to more then just basic obedience work and recall. IMO, you're getting ripped off.

Chrissy

Pookie, Papillon 4/17/09
Kaiser, GSD 4/14/11
Verivus is offline  
post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:14 PM
Master Member
 
CeCe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 534
I wouldn't pay that much unless he was shutzhund 3 or a strong show prospect.
CeCe is offline  
post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Crowned Member
 
wolfstraum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 11,127
you won't touch a good Sch1 for that price already imported through a broker - or 2....

Lee

Hexe Sch2, Komet & Kougar IPO1, Kira HGH, SG Bengal, Lynx v Wolfstraum ~ Ziberia IPO1 ~ ATB Basha, Kougar & Kyra, Fenja, Sch3s, Cito, Sch2, DangerRH, Csabre & Alice Sch1s ~Kelsey
wolfstraum.net
wolfstraum is offline  
post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:24 PM
Elite Member
 
sparra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,306
He would have to be able to make me a cuppa to drink while he does the housework......and.....pick up his own poop!!!

ps.....I can call my dogs back from a few hundred yards.....I use my voice....not a collar....
sparra is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome