I paid $1800 and drove about a day each way for our GSD. He was 8.5 weeks and sable. We were far more concerned with finding a breeder that met all our requirements more than cost or location (within reason). Our breeder is a veterinarian who has been involved with GSD’s most her life. She only has 1-2 litters a year and a pretty stringent contract and such.
He came microchipped and with a health guarantee for his hips that included a full refund/free additional dog if at 2 years he has medium or severe displaysia. I would consider him a show line as his parents do conformation, however she is also incredibly active in all other competitions with her GSD’s as well (agility, herding, etc).
She has 1-2 litters a year and also goes above and beyond with allll sorts of health testing. If for some reason I ever can’t keep him, I have to return him to her and she will take him for no fee. I.e. he can never go to a shelter.
I could go on - but overall I’m very happy with our pup. He’s 5 months now and an absolutely amazing dog in temperament and appearance. He fetches a ball as actively as my old lab, and as smart as imaginable. Very strong, but manageable drive.
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