"red on this sable was just too rich to pass up" no relevance to quality
"As far as size specifics I am not looking to breed any oversized german shepherds and will stick with west german black and red and red sable" no relevance to quality
sounds peachy -- if you want to sell the property --- or business --
start with EXPERIENCE --- long long before you even think of bringing new pups into the world.
read Shawlein Fine Art & Purebred German Shepherd Dogs
There is so much still to learn- but sweaping the kennels, pair and breed ? sitting in on a birth ----
Breeding is a science and it is an art . Part you have to learn, part you have to feel and develop .
You have to have a good eye for a dog.
You MUST know what good breed temperament is .
I'm like the member who said they wouldn't care if you were in a jungle.
Fantastic dogs can come out of re-purposed chicken sheds ---- . That is what matters.
Those bold and daring pups , (qualities which are missing) with strong natural instincts (qualities that are missing)
with robust health and natural hardiness (qualities that are missing) with mental and physical readiness to learn and work (qualities that are missing) ---- that is what we need, that is what the breed needs .
seek out posts by Anne Kent (VANDAL) Lee Hough (WOLFSTRAUM) Cliff Anderson (CLIFF ANDERSON) - Hunter's dad - who we don't hear from anymore --- some of our foreign members etc etc
start from there. I think you will get a different perspective from your current mentor.