What to Look for in a German Shepherd Breeder Not All Can be Trusted

What to Look for in a German Shepherd Breeder Not All Can be Trusted

German shepherd breeder

If you are in the market for a German shepherd breeder, you should be able to know and trust who you are dealing with. There are plenty of German shepherd breeders out there who do not truly know what they are doing and have not been in the business long enough to be trusted. When I first began searching for my first German Shepherd puppies, the transaction I encountered was about as unprofessional as ordering food from a pimply Burger King employee. I found an ad in the classifieds, reading, “German Shepherd puppies for sale. Bred to perfection” and I figured the guy was a legitimate German Shepherd breeder. The puppies I ended up seeing were far from what I would consider “perfection.” To make a long story short, it looked like an entire litter of runts.
As I continued looking, I began to realize the key attributes to look for in a German shepherd breeder. The first is a history. Look for an established breeder who has been breeding pups for a good amount of time. I came across one located about 65 miles north of Dallas who have consistently been breeding high quality Shepherds for 30 years. The dogs I encountered there displayed exceptional show skills, capacity for family companionship and a loyal, protective instinct.
Secondly, look at who your German Shepherd breeder has worked with. Find a breeder who seeks to yield dogs that will be top quality and loving enough to become a quick addition to your family. It is preferable if you can find a breeder who has worked with other German Shepherd breeders both in the United States and Germany.
Lastly, check if your breeder has membership in any dog breeding clubs or organizations. This is a quality giveaway, because it shows that they have proven themselves as breeders over a period of time; enough to be asked to have their name tied to associations of prestige. Some of these organizations include: the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, the Working Dog Association,Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde,the United Schutzhund Clubs of America and the American Kennel Club.