We are planning on moving to the South Florida area next summer and are interested in a GSD. We had a GSD/Chow mix for 14yrs and just lost him. We are thinking about a pure GSD this time. My husband is a police officer and will be gone at night. We have two boys, 12 and 6 years of age. I will be home with them alone and miss having a dog to help me feel secure being home alone.
I have been looking at websites and trying to decide where to look for a GSD. I am nervous about where to purchase and don't want to fall for a "puppy mill" I am impressed with the amount of information that you have added in your site about training and care for a GSD.
How would you suggest that we go about looking for a breeder?
I am a little concerned about prepaying for a GSD before seeing and interacting with the puppy. But I like being able to make payments ahead "layaway" to make it more affordable. Cost is a concern.
Any helpful hints and suggestions would be appreciated. Again, I am impressed and thankful with the information that you have listed on your site.