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    Going to look at this breeder to get a gsd http://www.monsimbee.com.au/
    what do u think ?
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    I just had a quick glance and I'm not too sure.
    They don't mention any winnings in the show ring, or any show names for that matter. They don't talk about what scores the dogs actually recieved for their health testing and they have no photos of the dogs stacked.
    Im no expert when it comes to breeding, or breeders in general, but these a few things I'd be looking for..
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    They sound pretty good to me, their dogs aren't involved in showing but they are involved in obedience and tracking work. I like to see kennels that breed their dogs for a purpose.

    They also do hip and elbow scoring... definitely worth looking into them more.

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    So Crested this is a genuine question, if they're doing tracking and obedience it doesn't matter about their appearance and whether they fit the standard?
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    Maybe I should stay Im not wanting to show

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    It does, but really it depends on what you want the dog for. I admit I don't know a great deal about Shepherds but the ones bred for showing and the ones bred for working are miles apart in appearance.
    I personally like to see dogs bred to standard but in terms of working dogs it's the soundness and health that is the most important (not saying show dogs aren't sound but you get the idea).

    They don't really have a lot of information on their site, like I said would be worth looking into them more though, on the surface they do sound like they might be a good option.

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    I sussed out my breeder big time and she did the same to me over a few lengthy phone calls. Have a detailed list of all your questions before you ring them and if they are any good they should have a heap of questions for you too. Visit them and suss out the grounds and thier dogs not just the pups.
    As thorough as i was i did forget to suss out the pups over bite. My pup ended up with a slight under bite, nothing to major but it may require some dental work when he's a bit older. A slight over bite is perfect.
    Suss em out big time , if they dont like it i would look elsewhere.


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    Just a few thoughts of mine. 1. Lack of pedigrees worries me a bit but when asked they may provide them and you can google them to see success (and look) of ancestors. I think they are show-line West GSD with a bit of East to give them the weight and sable colour. Very very few sables in show-lines as they are not favoured and haven't been here or in Germany since East and West split. I have known some great mixes but also a few duds. Recently met a fear-biting, nervous, bad legged, shocking looking dog (to me) that was a east and west mix. But he was an imposing dog to a non-fussy GSD person with someone commenting that he was a good looking dog. Not saying these dogs looked at all like him -the ones in the photos on the website look like nice and solid dogs. The litter of sable pups definately have East in them. 2. Are you prepared for a long coat - that is alot of hair?? Not my ideal - but many like them. 3. Important to get actual scores and check how good they are. Easy to say all are scored - but how good are they. 4. Are they guaranteed against genetic issues (btu of course that depends on how much you pay). My East GSD was guaranteed against any genetic fault and also personality fault (ie not being mentally able to do what I wanted him to do). 5. I see no problem with buiying from breeding that don't show as long as their dogs are standard, strong (mentally and physically). 6. Like mentioned by a previous poster - not one good side shot to see how the animals move. Can you go and see them in the flesh to see how stable their rear ends are?

    I would love to see their pedigrees to see what mix of East and West they are. .

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    I will be going to look at this breeder in person

    pups cost $1500 that's what I was quoted when called when I know more about pedigrees i'll let you know waiting for breeder to email me back

    I am wanting a long coated GSD
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    I'd be contacting the breeder and talking to them. You can't really assess a lot from a website as many people aren't interested in 'wins' of any sort so some breeders don't bog down their website with too many details.

    Some breeders are heavily into showing and some are heavily into working lines and some a mix, though from my look at the website they don't appear to be heavily into any particular area but as I said before it may just be how they present their website, so my first question would be how often do they breed?

    Generally speaking, for the average owner, a show line dog is enough for them to handle (bear in mind just because a dog is from show lines doesn't mean he/she is show quality, not every pup in a litter is) and that's what you have to ask yourself. What is the purpose of this dog?

    But regardless of what your dog is going to do he needs to be physically sound, so you need to sight the scores of the parents before ordering or purchasing a puppy. And I'd be wanting to see the scores and necessary paperwork on any dog related to them that they have on the property.

    GSD's have a large breed club and probably well worth joining and attending activities to find out as much about the breed and breeders you can.
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