German Shepherd Dog > Eurosport K9 and Alpine K9? (34 replies)
by cphudson on 02 January 2012 - 20:33
|As stated from my previous post, I've worked with both kennels in the past. If I purchase another dog again I'll be buying from Eurosport / Zwinger vom Himmel or a breeder here in the states.|
If you purchase an adult female make sure she isn't infertile. If you purchase a male for work & he doesn't work out because of lack of drives / way under size these are things that aren't covered in a warranty after paying lots of $$$. Make sure to see video of the puppy / dog & all health clearances done. If the dog has X-rays listed but not certify then have your vet look at the X-rays. They aren't all good just because the X-rays are on display. Go to a breeder who will stand behind their dogs even if things arise not listed in a warranty.
by Hedi on 03 January 2012 - 17:10
|I have a 2 y.o. male out of Rasto z. Eurosport. I like Rasto and had an opportunity to purchase my male as an adult. Although he is not directly from Eurosport, he carries a lot of their dogs in his lines. He is a super dog. There is also a dog in our club from Eurosport and he is also very nice. If I were in the market I would consider Eurosport; from my experiences. I have never had any personal dealings with them, but have seen some really nice dogs from them.|
by destiny4u on 03 January 2012 - 17:51
|warrenty means nothing btw no one is going to give their puppy back after they have got attached to it, also not many people are going to take a second dog on as a "replace"|
dogs arent objects like gold or diamonds we cant just take them on whenever we feel if hips go bad with a dog we need extra money to spend on that dog most people arent going to be able to get a new dog at that time
i have a eurosport dog btw aside from some allergy shes perfect very fearless and strong in protection acts like a bodyguard
she was tested for protection a few times also after we got her shes exactly like joseff said she would be
if people are looking for gsds for protection i would really recc eurosport he knows how to pick good dogs with civil aggression but still very stable and strong nerved
by Blitzen on 03 January 2012 - 18:57
|I've read you posts about your dog's allergies. Allergies indicate a compromised immune system, they are serious.|
by destiny4u on 03 January 2012 - 19:05
|yeah but they did not show up until 1-2 months or so after i got my year old pup|
she can still have a happy long healthy life with them? gonna see the vet again this week steriods did nothing for her eyes. Gonna ask about a skin test and anti boitocs.
by Blitzen on 03 January 2012 - 19:20
Most allergic dogs can be managed well enough to keep them comfortable. However, it will probably be ongoing for the rest of her life, so you will need to commit to doing what you need to do. Skin testing is the way to go and I'd look for a veterinary dermatologist. Most GP vets don't have the skill to handle allergies.
by destiny4u on 03 January 2012 - 19:28
|are you part of any insurance just curious|
by Blitzen on 03 January 2012 - 20:08
by GSDPACK on 03 January 2012 - 21:25
|Both are brokers, they dont commit fraud, maybe will sell you a dog that is not what you wanted. You will have the same price range and similar animals and warranty with them both. (let me add this: I know Eurosport will replace a puppy from their breeding, I am not aware of a warranty for an adult that they import for a customer)|
You are ok buying dog from either of them.
As much as shit is being stirred right now, no broker, breeder is perfect... shit happens but these both have a track record with many clients and people like them or don't, depends on who you talk to.
It is how the shit is handled! Remember that.
And now I have never purchased a dog from either of them. I do own a z Jirkova Dvora dog that my family purchased for me! Could not ask for a more perfect dog for me!
by frankm205 on 03 January 2012 - 23:41
|Eurosport hands down over Alpine. I know both Josef and Taunya very well. I have purchased many dogs from them in the past. Josef works hard to find good dogs and often does. They also have good trainers/helpers there. With that said you MUST describe EXACTLY what you are looking for. They will work hard to find it and if there is a problem Taunya will answer your calls and do her best to help you out. Tell them what you expect in the dog, weather for family, sport, protection , environmentally, will this dog be in the house with children, etc.....They are good people|
by ghostly on 04 January 2012 - 01:05
|I have done business with Eurosport in the past with one of their breedings and also a male that they were brokering for the dogs owner. Both have been great dogs and with Taunya's customer service to her clients like myself ould make me look in their direction had I needed another dog from their breedings.|
Alpine K-9, Not so good IMO !!
by nanu on 05 January 2012 - 13:48
|hmmm Ask Tanya for the $2K I deposited with her and never saw the dog or the money in 2001 I believe.|
I respect Joseph. I am not holding my breath for my refund.
Go directly to Jiri Novotny.
by destiny4u on 05 January 2012 - 17:48
|NANU so you sent 2k and asked for a dog and then they never sent you anything and kept your money? wtf..|
by Konotashi on 06 January 2012 - 06:13
|I was considering Alpike K9 myself until I asked around. From what I've heard, the facilities in which the dogs are kept are dirty, not to mention the several threads I've found about poor customer support. He's your best friend, but once you have an issue with a dog, he's history. |
Go with a smaller breeder, instead of a large scale broker.
by aaykay on 06 January 2012 - 15:38
|I was considering Alpike K9 myself until I asked around. From what I've heard, the facilities in which the dogs are kept are dirty, |
This is the exact opposite of what people who have visited the Alpine K9 kennel (including LE personnel) stated. That the kennel is very clean and impeccably maintained. You might have disagreements with the owner of Alpine and might have a preference for smaller breeders, but I think we need to stick to facts and not spread around mis-information.