Buying a German Shepherd Puppy?

by Mike
(Nyack, New York USA)

Hi, I am a 45 year old father of 9 year old twins. I have owned 2 German Shepherds in the past. My first when I was 9 years old the second my wife and I bought when we were engaged. Both dogs lived a long fruitful life.

Now my children who remember our second dog are ready and willing to have a Shepherd of their own. My concern is since my wife and I both work we realize it is unfair to expect a puppy to be home alone for 6 hours a day.

Thinking of a way to work around this I have come up with the idea of purchasing a 3-4 month old that is house trained. Since our schedules are lighter in the summer and the children are home with a relative I thought this would be a good alternative.

Can you reply with some expert advise on this and perhaps a breeder who would fit my application?

Thank You, Mike

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Dec 06, 2010
by: Marie

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I haven't dealt with them, but if they are what they claim on their site, even if you wouldn't get a dog from them, they should be able to help you and point you in the right direction.

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Thank you for this web site. Very informative and well written. I often advise my shepherd people to visit here for information. Again GREAT JOB.
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