thanks Nigel for the post.
We are starting to look now but realistically it won't be until early next to mid next year we will acquire a GSD ,which is great as it gives me time to research breeders more. For my family the dog will be a companion not for show however I want to find a reputable breeder who takes care and pride in the dogs that are produced. Health and temperament are very important.
I also am not ruling out a older pup from a breeder as well , up to a year old.