I would definately recommend one dog (puppy) because this breed is a high level energy breed. I would also highly recommend that you make sure you have a good fenced in yard because these dogs are quick and I do mean quick. As far as the male/female, either one actually. I've had both and since I am female I am more fond of the male because they bond closer to me, but that's just my opinion. The female I have now is very close to me and she also adores my husband. The female before her was really close to daddy and she prefered him over anyone else. *shrug* whatever you choose will be great.Originally Posted By: AhmedYup i am 19, i am just dying to get my dog, but still at present i am collecting more n more information so that the new puppy remains hail n hearty all the time, but diana you really have made a good point, after completing my engineering in around 4 years (HOPEFULLY) it will be point of thinking , as such its also tough here to find rentals, if i move somewhere in india then it will be fine coz i will take the dog with myself n if i move abroad then it will be a big probs, n yes my dog will stay in the home only, n also there's no problem of exercise n walks coz i have a big park near my home and my back yard is also very big......... one more thing, shud i go for male or female??????
Ya you are right, there are some mind blowing GSD's here, will be getting a bitch from one of the best breeders in india, but let me complete all my research work first, then only i will welcome my dog in my home..........Thanks guys, u were a great help........Originally Posted By: BrightelfTo be honest, I would go for an older dog. A puppy GSD sounds like fun, but, for a first GSD and first dog, an adult dog would be in my view the best bet. India has some BEAUTIFUL GSDs.. the pedigree database shows some lovely GSDs coming out of India. Again, I would save my money, then afford an older dog. They will bond superclose to you, and you have a slightly easier time with the dog than a youngster who needs sooooo much. An adult GSD can fast become your best friend!
Excellent reply to which I agree 100%! Penny is my first dog but I understood the above and we formed an awesome relationship with me as leader!Originally Posted By: LucinaI would say absolutely YES, as long as you understand the breed's need for exercise, mental stimulation and training, and you get a well bred one. A better dog you'll not find anywhere, but they are not for the couch potato!