German Shepherd Dog > what do you think of these two breeders -- debating who to go with (18 replies)
what do you think of these two breeders -- debating who to go with
by feeshang22 on 04 April 2012 - 04:55
| 1 http://www.jjk9ranch.com/index.html |
by GSD4dogs on 04 April 2012 - 05:57
|I do not see any information on either site about hip ratings or titles. I personally would not buy a puppy whose sire and dam were not titled and breed surveyed.|
by feeshang22 on 04 April 2012 - 06:15
I think sire is titled on number 1
by yellowrose of Texas on 04 April 2012 - 07:49
| I would not be interested in either..|
no info on site to tell me anything.
Rosie is a long coat
Timo who? I didnt see a pedigree...
Ask to see all registrations and hip scores and health certificates and references from past litters.
Do you want a long coat pup?
Not too sure about these . Would have to have more info.
by Blitzen on 04 April 2012 - 12:54
|If you're in CA you might want to consider contacting this breeder:|
by feeshang22 on 04 April 2012 - 15:22
|I am a single male with no kids. I live in Los Angeles CA. My problem is my budget of 1k is there any good dogs in CA for that price. I mean 1k has to be worth something.|
by Ace952 on 04 April 2012 - 15:52
|Save up a little more money. Decent breedings that I have seen are between $1200-$1500.|
by isachev on 04 April 2012 - 16:28
|What kind of GSD are you looking for? SL/WL. What do you want to do with this GSD? I agree with all above. Just not enough info on these sites. Agree with Ace, save a bit more and figure out what you want the GSD for. Then have at it. Good Luck on your search. Take Care Pete|
by feeshang22 on 04 April 2012 - 16:42
I am looking for pet quality new best friend showline but not interested in showing
by feeshang22 on 04 April 2012 - 16:44
plssend any referrals if have any in my price range thank you
by Ace952 on 04 April 2012 - 17:01
Then I say skip these and find a rescue. You will save some money and a good GSD rescue can find you a dog that fits perfectly for what you are looking for.
by vomtreuenhaus on 04 April 2012 - 17:09
|Majority of showlines from good breeders that do all health testing, titling, showing etc usually run btwn 1800-3000$ "pet quality" ie limited registration.|
Good luck. Like Ace said, for 350$ you can rescue, all UTD on shots and neutered/spayed.
by ILGSDs on 04 April 2012 - 23:42
|dont be fooled thinking because you spent $1500-2500 on a pup from a "reputable" breeder and out of titled parents that you are getting a nice pet. Ive gotten better dogs from more "backyard" type breeders both in health and temperament.|
by starrchar on 05 April 2012 - 01:08
|There are so many homeless German Shepherds that are in need of a forever loving home. Maybe this is something for you to consider. The adoption fee will definitely be less than what you are ready to pay for a puppy. Not all rescue dogs have issues. Some are really nice quality dogs that have been surrendered by their owner due to tough economic times. Check out these rescue groups in your area:|
by starrchar on 05 April 2012 - 01:12
|How can anyone resist this face? http://www.sheprescue.org/Isa%20von%20Innsbruck.html|
by BoCRon on 05 April 2012 - 01:30
|If you can't take some time and save up another $500 or so then skip the breeders and get a rescue. The GOING rate for a showline pup from a breeder who does the proper testing, trialing and certifications is at least $1500. The sites you listed are backyard breeders (at least as far as the site look, if they have the titles and certs done then they need to show pedigrees that show those within the pedigrees on ALL their breeding stock.) Around here most showline breeders charge about $1800 on the low end, but $2500 seems to be the norm.|
Too bad you're not near me, I have someone trying to place a 1yo male bi-color plush coat from very well know working lines (Divorce situation from what I understand).
by Bundishep on 05 April 2012 - 01:44
you can find high quality top working pups way under 1000,dont be fooled into thinking that you have to pay big money for a very nice dog,but it may be true you have to look a little harder and longer,some of my pups gone to Cali and the owners are very happy with them
by leoetta on 05 April 2012 - 03:07
|I do know one thing because I called her for a client once who was questioning things she had said to them and she told me that she does not give out the pedigrees on her dogs unless you come out to see them in person. This is the one I'm referrng to http://guarantee.www.vomhausawad.com/ I know a male she was breeding at that time (about two years ago) was a son of a long coat female whos mother was sold on limited registration by Linda Lundborg and the client was breeding the limited female and hung papers we think from another dog so that the puppies were registered. This person who owns these dogs may or may not have been aware of this, I don't know personally. |
To the OP I would just keep doing your homework, you need to make the best decision for you and your family. Depending on the ages of your children you want to really make sure of the backround of any rescue dog you may be looking at. My first two German Shepherds were both rescues and my son was young at the time, they were two of the best dogs you could ever ask for. If you are looking to get a puppy then just be sure you figure out what is important to you, but the basic health testing, certified hips and elbows should be there, if not then by purchasing a puppy from someone that breeds with no regard to health is just supporting the wrong type of breeder who must not truly and deeply care for the German Shepherd breed as a whole. No one that truly loves this breed, myself included, would ever want a German Shepherd or their owners to suffer heartbreak or pain due to poor breeding choices made in the beginning.
Good luck in your search I hope you find the perfect dog for your family.
by macrowe1 on 05 April 2012 - 16:38
|someone posted a beautiful WL male for sale in US, don't remember where, but it's 750 I believe, and he's got great lines. Maybe check him out or just a rescue. Rescues are cheaper, and great for pet quality dogs. Plus, you'll be saving a life and it's very rewarding.|