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Ok.

I had a breeder, but communication was pretty bad and I was not comfortable going ahead with the purchase. I want a breeder that I can contact now, and 5 years from now that will reply in a somewhat timely matter and be willing to answer my questions. That is important to me.

I love the German lines. Deep red and black coats. I'm looking for a family pet. No high prey drives either as I have a cat. I won't be breeding or showing. And I really have no been interested in long coats, BUT I won't completely say no to them either depending on the temperment and all. And like I said, I won't be showing so it won't really affect me. But I do like the shorter hair. I'm willing to spend somewhere around $1800 and location is not a big deal. I'm fine with shipping and that additional cost.

Also, I'm up for a puppy up to around 4/5 months old. Anywhere is that age span. And I want a female.

I'm biased, I grew up with female sheps. :)

I just want suggestions. I feel like I have looked at so many, but this is a big thing and I want the best one to add to my life and am taking my time to make sure I do so.
 

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High prey drive does not equate to non-cat safe. The dog is either safe or not safe on an individual basis and has nothing to do with drive. The biggest couch potato can be a cat killer while my high prey drive dog is completely cat safe.

Where do you live to people a better idea who to recommend to you or are you willing to ship?
 

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I'm in Texas, but very willing to ship.

Also, if I'm not at home, the dog will not be allowed to roam free with the cat. I've always been a big fan of crate training and the two will only be able to hang out when I am around. Just as a precautionary thing. Better safe than sorry.
 

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Her dogs are pretty, but I am biased towards the red/black coat.

Thank you so much for the suggestion though!
 

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So you are looking for a german showline dog? That's where you get that color coat and they are usually lower drive.
 

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I'm about 6 hours away from Dallas. So probably not quite close enough for meetups, unfortunately. However, I do make random trips to Dallas. Maybe I can plan one around a weekend sometime. I'd love that!
 
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