I will flatly put out there..
I have never owned a German Sheppard, and have NO idea how to know if the puppy I am planning on buying is fit for our family or not!
Ok.. Now that I got that out of the way!
My husband and I have been contemplating getting a dog for years, and have finally decided the time is right for our family!
We have agreed that a German Sheppard will be perfect for our family!
We have never fully trained a dog ourselves, and plan on using a local obedience place for lots and lots of help!
We actually found our German Sheppard accidentally!
We just moved to Lancaster (Amish country) and are having a deck built on the back of our house, by a wonderful Amish man!
I called one day to let him know that our permits went through, and on the message machine, it also said, something about German Sheppard puppies!!
The ones that message was referring to are gone! They belonged to his brother, but amazingly, his own AKC German Sheppard JUST had babies (10/11/10) and he is willing to sell us one, with papers, for 500 because he loves our large family, and we are already paying him an arm and a leg for the deck
We went today to see the puppies and they are adorable!!!
He keeps the mom and puppies outside in a LARGE almost shed like contraption that is lifted off the ground, with a door out the back into a fenced area!(he’s VERY good with his hands, I can tell he made this himself!)
I’m VERY confused as to what I need to ask for from him to make sure I am getting a good, healthy dog...
He is a great guy, is very adamant about who is getting his puppies, and keeping them till they are at LEAST 8 weeks!!
What questions should I ask him?
What paperwork should I expect from him before I purchase the dog?
Any other info you can give a future, nervous, German Sheppard mommy?!