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The Cost of our Puppies

But I just want a pet!

Puppy Pricing

It costs next to nothing to do nothing and breed – but what does it cost a good breeder to produce quality puppies from worthy parents?

Good breeders frequently hear puppy buyers say “but I just want a pet!”For some inexplicable reason, many puppy buyers think well-bred dogs and pets are two different types of dogs. They don’t want a rescue, they want a purebred German Shepherd puppy - but they ‘just want a pet’.
What is the difference between a pure/well-bred dog and a pet?

There is a pretty wide range of prices out there when you look at buying a German Shepherd Dog. Of course great pets can come from anywhere – but if you are going to buy a puppy from a breeder - know the facts and don’t support people who are just out to make a buck.

Mercury's Hips

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

You Get What You Pay For

When I had Mercury's hips x-rayed they didn't do so well...or did they? I didn't understand the results so I started to research what hip certifications are best and how they help us as breeders and buyers.

When discussing dog breeders, there seems to be the same amount of confusion as there are breeders. This short article will talk about the different types.

We always get what we pay for – the problem is we don’t always spend our dollars wisely. The world of puppy buying is extremely difficult to navigate and right or wrong, knowledgeable or ignorant, everyone has their own opinions. What should you be paying for when you buy a puppy?

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A buyer whose only prerequisite to buying a dog from us is that we have one when they want one is not at the top of our list! This isn’t how smart people shop for a dog.

How to Puppy Shop

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Types of German Shepherd Dogs

Types of GSD

German Shepherd Dogs are now bred throughout the world but they have been split into many different types. Many articles have been written about the history of the breed and these splits in much more detail, this is just a simple explanation of some of the different types, their origins and their descriptions.

How to find a Reputable Breeder

Don't purchase a dog based on emotions. Know what to look for on a breeder's website.

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