by Smokin Joe on 15 February 2020 - 12:02
by Koots on 15 February 2020 - 12:02
Also, is this dog to be a family pet, a guardian, show dog or what? That will influence price as well.
by Rik on 15 February 2020 - 17:02
I really would not go this route. but to each his own. like mentioned above, if I was in the market, I would contact duke (or any other reputable broker), and at least get a better idea.
he tests lots of dogs and I'm sure sees a lot that maybe fall just a little short of LE/Mil, but may be perfect for what you are looking for.
and just for the record, I got a titled, hips/elbows dog that went regional sigerin in USA, shipping and all for pretty close to that price. but I did go to Gernany and see her first hand.
edit to add, I do think it is a very good plan to get an older pup as you can know teeth, hip/elbow prelims and also dm test (for what that is worth). I just don't think it's a good idea to provide an open check book to any breeder/seller, unless you have a very good, established relationship. JMO.
by jillmissal on 15 February 2020 - 17:02
$4500 OMG. You can get a young adult fully trained, titled, and health tested for that money. This is a hell of a steal for this breeder.
by Western Rider on 15 February 2020 - 18:02
Jillmissal that is what I thought for 2 months of call it boarding, playing and doing what should be done with a pup of 4 months.
by Smokin Joe on 16 February 2020 - 00:02
by Koots on 16 February 2020 - 00:02
by Q Man on 17 February 2020 - 17:02
I ALWAYS say the most important part of looking for and buying a dog is to KNOW the person your dealing with...
If you're not comfortable with the breeder/broker then DON'T do the deal...
If you have a inclination that the deal isn't quite right then DON'T do it...
by Rik on 18 February 2020 - 09:02
99.9% of the horror stories/rip off's posted here are from novice's who thought they were going to get a great dog at a bargain price from some flashy ad and pedigree. from someone they have never met or not bothering to see the dog in the flesh.
there are good, honest breeders/brokers. but there are many more just wanting to cash the check and wash their hands.
I've stated many times what I would do if I wanted a dog from Europe, and there are certainly some long time breeders/posters/brokers who have posted here for years that I would trust.
too many people think all they have to do is send a check (to someone they have no knowledge of), get a dog exactly like the one in the ad and they are on the way to fame and fortune.
as always JMO,