Hi guys I am new to this forum I am looking for a high quality GSD for my family in the 2k price range (in Illinois). I would greatly appreciate if you guys could PM me any suggestions of great breeders, or who I should stay away from. Before joining I googled some local breeders that have "Akc Breeders of Merit" awards, and was SHOCKED to see the amount of complaints, and rip off reports listed. Now I am very nervous to trust any breeders, if such highly acclaimed breeders have so many dissatisfied customers. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!