German Shepherd Dog > Who is the best Showline Breeder in the USA ? (8 replies)
Who is the best Showline Breeder in the USA ?
by pepke on 25 October 2011 - 23:29
by djc on 26 October 2011 - 00:24
|lol What a loaded question! :)|
It depends on what you mean.... If you want to know the breeder with the most show wins, just look at the show results. If you want to narrow down certain qualities and/or combining those qualities then it get way more complicated! lol
by Semper Fi on 26 October 2011 - 00:32
|Von Viera german shepherds in San Diego Cal.|
by pepke on 26 October 2011 - 05:43
|Sorry I should have a little more specific and it is a honest question, sure for some may be loaded, LOL.|
For me theirs a lot of criterias what makes a good breeder, quality of the dogs, health, guarantees, true titles, work ability, bitework, structure, hips and elbows rating, how they raise their pups, how they keep their dogs and and and......
so I would like to hear your opinions why you prefer a specific breeder and why ?
by Keith Grossman on 26 October 2011 - 12:01
|There is no "best" breeder of anything.|
by BoCRon on 26 October 2011 - 16:40
|I think you would be better off asking for a list of multiple breeders. I am not overly familiar with showlines but we do get quite a few clients to our training center and schutzhund club with showline dogs. I see quite a few from different breeders that are nice dogs and I would think would be a good source for someone looking to get a dog. More information on the buyer would by important as well. What the buyer is looking to do with the dog, the buyer's past experience and accomplishments, whether they have a source for a trainer or a club they like, that type of thiing.|
Everyone's idea of "best" is subjective, regardless.
by sonora on 28 October 2011 - 08:53
Just thinking, maybe your question should read,
" Which are the females that have produced the most number of dogs ,with your requirments ",
and who are the owners?
by Rik on 28 October 2011 - 11:30
|hi pepke, there are a number of breeders in the U.S. that I would not hesitate to contact if I was in the market for a puppy. I would not consider one of them to be the best but would be looking for the best puppy for my needs.|
You don't say what your plans are for the puppy. Do you plan to show or title or are you looking for the best companion you can find. If you do want to show, do you have the ability to recognize a quality pup or would you want the breeder to pick for you.
Also, a puppy can have all the potential in the world and still be a bust as an adult. How would you handle a situation like this.
by Waanie on 28 October 2011 - 16:25
|No Breeder is going to sell his best pups to a novice buyer. If you lucky he may give you one by mistake or it turned out to be better than wat he expected,|
Being a novice to the showring I have found that out the expensive way. Best to breed your own I think