I am waiting to pick up my puppy from there in 3 weeks. Went 8 weeks ago and visited the facility. Very clean, Beverly is great to work with and fantastic at answering questions. Spent a few hours with all of the Sires and Dams. All in all, it has been a fantastic experience. Going Wednesday to meet my puppy for the first time (6 week visit). I certainly have no qualms going to her over and over again. Read over everything (and i mean everything) on the website. Good luck!
Their homepage cites and extolls the SV breeding system.
Most of their females that they are not using would not fulfill the criteria of that system. One male is titled and koered, one is neither. They list 8 adult females and a pup...half the adults are titled, half untitled, and half are A2 on hips. That is a lot of females to be breeding. None are koer classed.
They are German showlines, they do have hips certified. Those are positives.
It irritates me when people extoll the superiority of the SV system and then almost totally disregard that same system.
For companion dogs you will be fine...I don't know the pricing - but it should be $1000-1500 or so to be a fair market price with the lack of credentials across the board.
Before you call up and talk to ANY breeder, it's vital that you read up and learn as much as you can about the breed and 'responsible' breeders. The more you know, the more the best breeders will even consider you for one of their dogs!
Great info on ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/welcome-gsd-faqs-first-time-owner/162231-how-find-puppy.html and also ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/welcome-gsd-faqs-first-time-owner/241002-link-how-tell-good-breeder-website-bad-one.html
My girlfriend and I are picking up Kenny (under reserved puppies) two weeks from today. We met him this past week, and to say he is amazing is an understatement. We absolutely love his personality, and are so happy to be getting the only plushy of the litter. Good luck!!!Congratulations! You know for sure which puppy to pick up at this moment or you guys have a picking order? All the puppies look cute!!!
Most likely, I'll follow your footprints to pick up my first GSD puppy in a few months from Beverly. What's do you mean "read over everything one the website"? This website or Bev's website. I haven't read both websites yet.
My girlfriend and I are picking up Kenny (under reserved puppies) two weeks from today. We met him this past week, and to say he is amazing is an understatement. We absolutely love his personality, and are so happy to be getting the only plushy of the litter. Good luck!!!
I have a puppy from this breeder. I just answered a PM about Bev's dogs. I can tell you that I can not be more satisfied with the temperment, health, and overall process of her puppies. I am a professional trainer, and we ended up with the best puppy I could have ever asked for. My dog is a year and a half now.
I intervied 13 breeders during the process. After visits to facilities, phone conversations, references, BEV is the ONLY breeder that was willing to give me all the information, talk to me about my concerns, and let me visit as many times as I wanted to before I decided.
There was quite a few other considerations that went into chosing her. She has been amazing with anything we needed/wanted.
As a professional trainer, it's important to have a dog with certain charicteristics. My dog has everything I would want for a working dog. He has strong nerves, strong drive, but not rediculous about it. He is very loving and affectionate, extremely healthy, FANTASTIC with small dogs and kids. He is a lab in a GSD suit but is a GSD when needs to be.
Next year, we are going to be getting another dog from Bev and I would send anyone to her for a puppy.
Websites really mean nothing to me. I didn't even visit her website before I interviewed Bev. I visited afterward.
If anyone wants more detailed info, you can PM me.
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Anywho, I picked up my puppy from Beverly at Von Den Brookfields back in February 2013. I purchased a male puppy, Dexter. He is my second German Shepherd (my first male and first Shepherd from Bev). I can honestly say that Dexter is the best dog in the world.
Don't get me wrong, I loved my first shepherd to death. But she was definitely a huge liability. Although she was extremely intelligent, loyal and loving, my Katie was very vicious toward most other dogs and far too protective despite socialization. She was an amazing dog, we didn't fully trust her with anyone other than my immediate family. Though she had these "faults," I honestly never thought I could get a better dog than her and was absolutely devastated when I had to put her to sleep due to a lost battle with squamous cell carcinoma.
Fast forward two years. Now ever since I lost my first shepherd, I have periodically been visiting Bev and her dogs. After many visits, I made the decision to get my second shepherd from her. I couldn't be happier with my choice!!! My Dexter is everything you could ever want in a dog and more. He is extremely friendly, even-tempered, intelligent, LOYAL, calm; just everything you would expect in a perfect dog. He comes everywhere with me and everyone loves him. He gets along with all animals and has never shown one ounce of aggression. By my third day of owning him, he had already learned basic commands such as "sit" and "down." He was completely potty trained in about a week. While he was teething, he was very nippy so my dad told me to keep him away from small children just in case. Despite what my father said, I took Dexter out for ice cream where there were tons of small children running around. These kids were literally petting him, sitting on him, putting their faces in his face, and he was nothing but gentle with each and every one of them, drenching them in kisses galore! He is such a polite, obedient dog. Whenever someone would come to my front door, ring the door bell, pull in my driveway, ect., my old shepherd would go absolutely nuts, then bark at whoever was entering our house for a good five minutes. With Dexter, he greets everyone excitedly and never barks or makes our house guests afraid (as long as they show no threat to me or my parents). Comparing Dexter to my first shepherd is like comparing day and night.
I would go back to Bev again and again for her dogs. She is awesome!
(Dexter is from a Sabitti and Will breeding)