Start of last year I started talking to hubby about getting a GSD. Finally convinced him that it was a good idea. He was living in Adelaide doing training for 9 months though and the kids and I were at the in-laws until October.
I started looking into registered breeders in SA and researching the breed (I'll admit that I probably didn't do as much learning about them as I should).
Narrowed it down to 2 breeders and when we got in contact with one of them it turned out the guy was in the same line of work as DH and was known by DH's cousins. On top of that, they were planning a litter in the near future. Pups were born early Sept and were available early Nov. Excellent timing since we had just moved back into our own place. 'Twas meant to be