I am a 20 year old college Junior, Criminal Justice major. I bought my first GSD this past summer she 7 months old now. I work with her as much as I have time too. I have always loved the breed and want to continue working with them. Upon graduation and completing my BLET (basic law enforcement training) internship I will either join a local department and work toward becoming a K-9 unit or join the military with a MP (military police) MOS, also with the hope of working with dogs. Here is my question how do you break into this world? I have done hundreds of hours of research and it all seem overwhelming and many breeders shut out questions because they view it as competition. For now I am happy with my one GSD, however one day after I have become experienced with working dogs I want to become a reputable breeder. This is a 10 year plan, nothing I will start on tomorrow but I want to have a strong foundation of knowledge and contacts when the day comes. How do serious breeders get started. Especially seeing as how when I was looking for my GSD (to be a family member) almost everyone I contacted had no breeding contracts.