Questions-when searching for a breeder

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German Shepherd Questions

 Every Good Breeder will be willing to answer these Questions

When you are ready to contact a breeder, you should be prepared to ask a lot of questions about the puppy or dog you hope to acquire. Here are some questions to ask:

         What possible health problems might this dog develop?

         How big will the dog get?

         How old will he be before he acts like an adult dog?

         How protective will the dog be?

         How often will the dog need to be groomed?

         How does he get along with other animals?

         How long can he be left alone at home?

         How much exercise does the dog need?

         What are the best training methods for this dog?

Your contact should be willing to answer all of your questions fully. He or she should also ask questions about you, your lifestyle, and your family. If a contact doesn't respond to your inquiries, or doesn't show any interest in the life the dog will lead after it leaves his or her premises, you may want to look elsewhere. A responsible breeder or dedicated Rescue Group member is committed to making a good match between prospective owners and the dogs in their care; that's the kind of person you want on your side as you make the journey into dog ownership.


            Our Answers

1     We do all we can to provide a dog/puppy that is Free of Degenerate/Contagious/Hereditary faults

by:      Starting with Import lines-Free of any health issues

           Proper nutrition of the mom during pregnancy

          Quality Puppy food during the raising of the puppies

         Rugs so the puppys legs can grip to build muscle and prevent stress on the developing hips

         Prevention of any worms-fleas-diseases


2     We breed to the Standard-Your puppys size will be aproximately

   Females 65-75 lbs  22-24 inches at the shoulder

   Males     85-95 lbs   26  inches at the shoulder

3      Your puppy will be very active for years :) , this is the breed standard,  teething will be over in a few months, growth for 1 yr, then filling out for another year, color will change over the life of the dog, toys, toys and more toys, training is the key for a well behaved Dog or Puppy.


4    German Shepherds are Naturally protective- it is because they are a Loyal dog and they Love their family.

My advice is raise him/her as you wish for her to be-  Socialize her alot if you want her to  be very friendly/ dont let strangers meet her if you want her to be an alert Guard Dog-  Study socializing books/videos in this area- there are many classes available to socialize OR for protection guidance.

    Your breeder should help you in this area


5       German Shepherds rarely need any type of grooming- If you use a quality food-NO soy/corn/or fillers  - just brush out the coat once in a while (incuding the 2 times a year they shed the undercoat). I do not bathe my dogs- they keep themselves clean - the only time your dog will smell is if they are left damp- getting them dry after a swim is the key.


6      Your puppy should be getting socialized with people and animals while it is being raised- a good breeder will do this- then you take over with who you want to expose him to- We socialize our puppies with People, children, other animals before leaving our home. Your puppy will adjust just fine with any animals that are already in your home- just watch that they dont bully your new puppy.


7      A young puppy should not be left alone too long- but over time - as the puppy develops, can hold his potty & is learning how to behave in the home or is used to his crate- he can be left for longer periods. Eventually - if properly trained - your older puppy can be left for most of the day while you work or the kids are in school.


8        German Shepherds are active dogs-puppies play and nap alot - after 10 months of age the dog can go jogging with you- they love to swim- we use toys like frisbee/flying squirrels/balls/kongs etc to keep our dogs happy.

After an hour of play - he might just be ready for some couch time with you.

9      German Shepherds are very smart- they learn very quickly 'to obey or 'not'- according to your training them- determine what basic commands you wish to teach your dog/puppy- your breeder should help you in this area.

Core Vaccines ONLY and Why,,,,,


Always ask your Breeder first- they should be the most Knowledged in the Breed and the personality of the Puppy you are getting from them.

Do NOT use Trifexis!! It causes Death in dogs and puppies


We start training Your puppy to come & sit.
When they leave they are crate trained and used to a collar and lead.
Please email me for FREE printable training info on
Crate training, Feed schedule, Basic Obed- if you have or
Are purchasing a puppy from me.
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Marker/Obedience/Puppy Training
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