by susie on 06 January 2017 - 20:01
There are IPO clubs ( a dog will live in the best case at least 10 years, that said one or two days spent on the highway to visit some clubs are well spent days ), there are dog shows, too ( AKC style and SV style ), and there are breeders...
Try to see as much as possible, think about your lifestyle, your priorities, and your personal preferences - afterwards decide...
In either case I´d go with a breeder who is participating in the events he claims to breed for, and I´d go with a breeder who doesn´t own more dogs than he is able to raise, entertain, and train by himself. Someone who claims to be an "experienced" breeder for x years should be able to show you several generations of self bred dogs that are successful in the traits the breeder promotes ( be it show and/or sport ). Try to see the parents ( maybe the sire / but at least the dam ), puppies most often are the result of their parents.
With some research you will be able to find an American breeder fitting your suits-no real need to import. Almost all bloodlines are present in the USA.
by Hundmutter on 07 January 2017 - 08:01
by fellegvar on 07 January 2017 - 12:01
by Nans gsd on 07 January 2017 - 20:01
Lastly ask questions about the health of the dogs you are inquiring about. Parentage as well really find out what that breeder has to offer you. Also I recommend you check out your local GSD rescue organization to see how active they are in your area. They if the are legit usually have a wealth of information about local breeders, etc. and possibly you might consider a young adult or a teenager rather than a baby puppy... Just food for thought, and good luck with your search.
Be sure to check back with breeder(s) names on this forum as that can also be a wealth of information on breeders background. I would do that prior to your purchase. good luck NAN
by Allan1955 on 08 January 2017 - 10:01
There is another key word that is most important of all (imo) HEALTH.
by GSD2727 on 17 January 2017 - 22:01
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