Hi, I am new to this forum. I've had dogs all of my life, but I've never had a GSD. Husband is obsessed and we are on the path to importing one from Germany. I'm just curious if any of you have experience with breeders in Germany. We have found one who has fantastic references, but I don't have access to see how the dogs are raised, etc. I come from a family of rescuers and I'm paranoid that unseen breeders could be puppy mill-ish, or just mass commercial breeders. It sounds like this isn't as rampant in Germany as it is in the US. Any experience or knowledge about this? Thanks so much.