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What To Consider When Choosing a German Shepherd Puppy

Choosing a puppy is always a process that demands your full attention and due diligence. Deciding on a purebred puppy like a German shepherd means considering even more factors. Here are the top three things to consider when searching for a new German shepherd.

Intended Role

Are you looking for a companion dog? Maybe you want a partner for agility events or dog shows. You may even be looking for a working line pup to perform a specific role when it grows up. Choosing a working line breeder for a companion dog can result in mayhem as their high energy and intensity doesn’t get the outlet it needs, and choosing a show line puppy when you want to put the dog to work eventually often results in poor performance. Be sure you know what type of background the breeder line has when shopping for German shepherd puppies for sale in South Florida.

Value for the Money

It’s no secret that purebred puppies are a significant investment, so you need to know exactly what you’re getting for your money. Be sure to find out what type of health testing the breeders do on parents and what health care and vaccinations your puppy will come with. You should also go over the breeder contract to see what breeding rights you may or may not get with your puppy. 

In-Person Visits

Many people are quick to buy a puppy sight unseen, but this is never a good idea. You should be able to visit the breeder at least once to see the conditions the dogs are kept in, meet the parents and ideally meet the puppies themselves. Seeing the premises is a good way to find out if the breeder is legitimately invested in their animals. 

Considering these three elements of puppy purchase will help ensure you go home with a happy, healthy puppy.

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