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Help The Unexperience Choose A German Shepherd Breeder?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:38 pm
by Tobiah
I'M planning on getting my german shepherd soon and this time from a reputable breeder. Now, im very inexperienced when it comes to stuff like that and i've only started reading about german shepherds of course i have plenty of time until my new baby arrives, so i should be fine.


The task of finding a reputable and TRUSTWORTHY breeder on the internet is .. well, kind of confusing, i mean i really cannot spot who's legit and who's just a backyard breeder or someone whos only in it for the money. This is where you come in, I'm really liking this breeder over here:

http://www.broomeacresgermanshepherds.com/

For those of you who are afraid to click the link for whatever reason here are some quote, please help me determine whether i should proceed with it or not.

" We are very proud of our "kids". Here are some of their accomplishments:

AGILITY TITLED

RCMP CERTIFIED SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS

MULTI SCHUTZHUND HIGH IN TRIAL

MULTI CKC "HIGH IN TRIAL"

CKC TRACKING DOGS

SCHUTZHUND TITLED DOGS

CKC OBEDIENCE TITLES

CKC CHAMPIONS

WORKING CERTIFIED POLICE DOGS

CITY BYLAW DOG

THERAPY DOGS

PRISON VISIT DOGS

ASSISTANCE DOGS

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE DOGS

A CALENDAR BOY

AND THE BEST FAMILY COMPANIONS

We were the only certified civilian search and rescue dog team in Canada to have been Certified for 13 years consecutively, with two of our dogs, owner trained and handled, Scandal and Sheena. "

"All of our dogs are OFA or OVC certified clear of hip and elbow dysplasia.
All puppies will be CKC registered, micro-chipped, tattooed, de-wormed, vaccinated, vet checked and come with a written guarantee, as well as 6 weeks insurance. You will also receive a 5 generation pedigree along with a photo album, lots of fun info on puppy stuff and a health record of the puppy. We provide continuous after sales support and assistance to all of our shepherds and puppy buyers. "

" Our puppies are born in our house where we can constantly watch over and monitor their growth and development. We have a video camera in the whelping room so we can watch the mother and puppies without always disturbing them. There is also a live cam so that people anywhere in the world can go on the internet 24/7 and watch the puppies play and grow. Once they are 5-6 weeks old, they are allowed to be outside in our big covered kennel runs so they get to interact with the adult dogs and see the big wide world.
We believe that lots of handling, attention, love and socializing is essential for our pups. We spend many hours walking down Main street Courtenay and standing in front of busy stores with our pups! "

Does this sound ok?

Help The Unexperience Choose A German Shepherd Breeder?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:20 pm
by Vorath
I think they look great! I'd feel confident about getting one of their dogs.

Help The Unexperience Choose A German Shepherd Breeder?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:51 pm
by Walmond
Go to germanshepherds.com and ask this question in their forum.
The GSD people there are VERY knowledgeable about the breed and will be able to tell you about that breeder as well as give you other options about reputable GSD breeders in your area.

Help The Unexperience Choose A German Shepherd Breeder?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:37 pm
by Agni
Responsible breeders generally will not just let anyone have one of their puppies and instead will find homes very very carefully for them. That means lots of questions. If you contact this breeder and she agrees right away to selling you a puppy without asking anything, she really only cares about the money. Try to find a breeder that does things very small scale, not a kennel. This isn't a guarantee that the breeder is responsible but it makes it more likely. Remember that anyone can say anything they'd like online to sell you. This website seems legit, this is just another step you can take to be sure it is.

Before you choose a breeder though, make sure you've chosen the right breed for you, and really responsibly think about whether or not you want to get a puppy or a dog.

If you work 8 hours a day, you will not have the time to train an 8-10 week old puppy. I can say that outright with 100 percent certainty. Your 8 week old puppy will only be able to hold its bladder for 2-3 hours.

Also consider the time it takes to train a puppy to not chew on things, not bite, attack you or growl while playing. I'm a college student and I have a 9 week old puppy right now and am home with her 24/7. She has to be let out to go potty every few hours, immediately after eating, even in the middle of the night. If I allow her free reign of my house, I literally have to follow her around and stop her from chewing on electrical cords, the sofa, etc and give her a toy or bone instead.


If you add teaching basic manners, like no jumping up on people, sit, don't rush out the door, leash training, socializing.. I only get around 4 or 5 hours or so a day to do things for myself, broken up into her random naps. She is literally like an infant at this age. I do all this work because I want her to turn out to be a good dog, and no matter how good the breeder is, if you can't put in all this time, you won't get a well behaved dog in the end. Any good breeder will tell you that. Just something to think about before you go out and buy a puppy.

Think about the breed too. German shepherds are great dogs, but they aren't for everyone. Even if you have a yard, you must run with your adult dog or give her another form of intense exercise 2x a day to tire her out. This is a very active breed. You can really appreciate a breed like that but still not be the right person to own it. If you don't already devote hours to intense exercise a day, maybe you should consider a less active dog. GSDs are also incredibly intelligent and WILL get into trouble if you don't properly socialize/train them as puppies and continue this into adulthood... that means all that work I'm talking about with a puppy? Its non negotiable with a large breed like that.

Hopefully you already know all this, but just in case you didn't, please consider it carefully before buying a GSD puppy. Hope it helps.

Help The Unexperience Choose A German Shepherd Breeder?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:11 am
by Sebastian
Training your dog will be a huge part of your interaction with him for the first few months. Learn here https://tr.im/wtT3M

This includes housetraining, leash training, obedience training, socialization, and problem solving. In addition to providing your dog with needed skills, this time will also be a great opportunity for you to bond with him. Take the time to really get to know your pet while training him and a loving relationship will easily develop.

Help The Unexperience Choose A German Shepherd Breeder?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:46 pm
by Eimhin
don't buy on the internet.
contact local vets and ask for references of breeders in your area.
go on line and find some in your area where you can drive to and see the dogs for yourself.