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The Best Way To Find German Shepherd Breeders

Jul 1, 2008
So it is time to finally come through on the family decision to get a German Shepherd pup but you have no idea how to find a German Shepherd breeder. Up to this point you probably never even gave looking for a German Shepherd breeder a second thought. They are out there and there are several good ways to find a reputable German Shepherd breeder that you will be very happy with and will supply you and your family with the dog that you want and will also be there for you for a very long time.

You can start your search, simply enough, in your local phone book. Sometimes breeders advertise in the phone book and sometimes they don't. You should use more resources than just the phone book but it can be a starting point. Just remember that some of the best breeders only do business through referral so that may be why you do not see a lot of breeders in the phone book. A breeder that is choosy about their customers may be better anyway.

You will never get better pet advice than the advice you get from your vet. If you already have pets and go to regular vet then be sure to ask them to recommend a good German Shepherd breeder that you can talk to. If this will be your first pet then the best time to find a vet is while you are looking for a breeder. This way your vet can refer you to the breeders that they do business with, trust and refer you to. It is a large network of referrals and the only way into that network is to keep customers happy so you should be able to get a great recommendation from your vet.

You will also want to see what the national breeder registries have listed for breeders in your area. The national registries like the American Kennel Club have their codes of breeding that their member breeders use as their breed guidelines and standards. So not only will you find the names of breeders that care enough about their business to adhere to a national standard but you can also see what that standard is.

It may not mean that breeders are not good German Shepherd breeders simply because they are not listed with a registry. After you search the registries you may want to also do a general search of the Internet. The Internet brings us all together and puts a world's worth of information at your fingertips.

The Internet is full of a lot of very useful information that can help you decide if a breeder is right for you or not. You can also use the Internet to see the list of all of the breeders in your area regardless of whether or not they are listed with a registry. It is a great tool to use.

Your search for the perfect German Shepherd breeder in your area should consist of many different sources of information. You should talk to as many qualified people as you can and utilize all the tools at your disposal before you make this very critical decision.

Always exhaust all your options in an important search such as this because making a hasty decision and choosing the wrong breeder could haunt you for a long time.
About the Author
Jan Ryan is a passionate lover of the German Shepherd and owns a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved German Shepherd. Among other topics there, you can also learn all about German Shepherd Breeders plus a whole lot more.
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