Can I get on an extended waiting list? It will be a few years but I'd really like to get a dog from you someday.Thanks to the people who recommended me here.............I won't have anything until the two females on co-owns grow up though.....I have a nice producing male who could have a litter in a few months.............
I would be careful here - this is pretty open and I know sales/dogs from some mentioned here (NOT!!!!! Lisa!!!!) who are not honest or at all supportive....a while ago, a female listed on Craigs List came from one of these breeders....another breeder did a private collection to rescue the dog - NOT the breeder mentioned here! And yes - she was aware...may have chipped in $100....? but that's about it.
I have had a mostly DDR - I did 8 or 9 Sch/IPO3s on her.............one of my first pair of working dogs....taught me alot - no one WARNED me of what to expect with a DDR bred dog..........I won't repeat it all, it has been covered. And it is true.....it was difficult, OB was always a nice solid 85 without fancy heeling or perfect dumbbells- DUMB bells - what's the point??? seemed to be her attitude....clicker work made it acceptable but sloppy....it was going to pass so I accepted what she finally offered. Breeding her to an old line WGWL ended up being genius - except for his amber eyes(her face is my avatar)...and to quote Herr Wilfred Scheld when I questioned him about them....."who cares? LOOK at the rest of her"....he loved her pedigree, her looks, her work, her production - Tom's Omen is her grandson.
Everyone buying a puppy wants good health, stable temperament, good looks etc.....and that is what is in the breed standard. But I see soooo many faulty females who pass a test, so many off the wall bat caca crazy dogs who have "big names" in their pedigrees and are being used heavily by "big name" breeders - that you have to sift very carefully through the haystack to find a really balanced stable dog.
I am in Pittsburgh BTW.........may know of some pups/breeders who are trustworthy...
I had an excellent breeder in California but she is no longer breeding. I only get DDR dogs because of the strict breeding rules that they used to breed for health and temperament. East German is all I’ll get. If this is your first DDR you better be an experienced dog owner. They are very independent and require a very strong leader. They can be challenging. My last dog came from direct East German breeding with titled dogs. My breeder said that breeding in Germany was limited to only certified healthy dogs were permitted to breed. I couldn’t bear to have a dog get hip or elbow problems. There is supposed to be a good breeder in Colorado but I can’t find the name.Hey everyone,
New to this group, love what I have read in the forum so far everyone seems to be respectful and knowledgeable! I am currently looking to find a German shepherd puppy to add to my family! I am in love with the DDR East German Shepherds! I especially love when they have the yellow eyes, attached below is a DDR German Shepherd I cam across named Ryker who has the exact markings I am looking for in a puppy. Looking for a male and definitely a puppy! I am looking for a reputable breeder who backs their lineage and health of their dogs as well as being an ethically responsible organization, not looking for a puppy farm that pumps out lots of dogs and treats the puppies and other dogs poorly. Also would love a breeder who is knowledgeable and interested in following up with the care and growth of the puppy!
Thanks in advance I appreciate any and all help!
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My last dog was a Corso, came from a breeder who showed, participated in dock diving and did some protection work.. he had drive, but there is def a different energy to them. They are a serious dog, there are many things you don't want to get wrong for sure. As for ability and willingness to participate in training, he had sufficient drive for that but not the intensity of working line GSDs. The main difference I noticed was how sensitive my Corso was, if I lost my cool out of frustration he checked out lol and it was generally a lost moment until he was certain my cool was regained and we were all smiling again. Smart and trainable without a doubt, and properly socialized (at least for my Corso) a rock solid dog in public, he let me take the lead, didn't back down if he thought something was off but there was ample warning - he'd stand his ground but never instigate a fight. For the right person (like any serious guardian or working breed) he was an awesome dog and def my heart dog. I love my Finn now, but totally diff relationship and dynamic.What Fodder mentioned above (it’s all good when you have that ball in your pocket) was my challenge in regards to a lots of prey drive and a big and growing ego and strong will but in the end happy for it. It does make me wonder how the mastiff breeds are without that prey drive. Never had a mastiff type breed. I always like those black cane corsos but think that would be way to much dog with little room for mistakes. I like protective breeds but I like high thresholds in any dog that is strong and powerful. I keep hearing the DDR shepherds are not what they once were. I found them to be very naturally obedient extremely well mannered but a strong dog if the need arises. It depends on a particular line with the line itself and how that all plays out what kind of dog you will get- it’s were the reputable breeder come in and honest to be able to match you with the right pup.