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Old 02-02-2013, 04:52 PM
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Default German Shepherd Breeders near Houston?

Does anyone know of any German Shepherd Dog Breeders near/in Houston, TX? Anywhere in Texas is probably okay, but near Houston is best. I prefer working bred German Shepherds over show lines. It still isn't 100% that we are going to relocate over there, but when we do, there is a big chance that we will be getting a GSD pup. So we might as well do research now and be safe rather than sorry.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:22 PM
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Off the top of my head, I know of Germelhaus German Shepherds and Rallhaus German Shepherds. I believe the latter is right around Houston? Not sure whereabouts Germel is...

Good luck! I look forward to maybe seeing some baby GSD pictures around. I can't wait to get another.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:37 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions I had seen Rallhaus Shepherds, but hadn't found Germelhaus. Thanks again for the links!

And yes, I can't wait for a puppy GSD, either. I've had puppy fever for a while, so I knew it was coming sooner or later.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:30 AM
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My friend that breeds used to be by the DFW area but they just moved to CT or NY or somewhere super far away...not much help

Are you against shipping a puppy? That would open your options up a lot as far as timing and availability and bloodlines etc.
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I'd prefer not to ship, due to convenience etc.
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A friend of mine has a Germelhaus dog. He is VERY drivey. VERY. Are you planning on doing any dog sports at all? I assume when you mean showline, you are talking about AKC?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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I'm hoping to do either agility or flyball, although I'm leaning more towards agility. I don't think we'll really be competing, though, it'll be more just for fun than from competition.

By showlines, I mean both AKC and German bloodlines. I'm not against owning one, I just prefer working breds.
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Why not Agility AND Flyball??
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Aside from Germelhaus, the other working line breeders that come to mind are

van Meerhout: http://www.vanmeerhoutshepherds.com/

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GerdesHaus: http://www.gerdeshaus.com/

I have never personally met dogs from either kennel nor have I worked with the breeders before. I do know of a few people who own and work their van Meerhout dogs and are happy with what they have, and I like their breeding stock on paper. Definitely worth taking a look at, and same goes for GerdesHaus. I know even less about the latter, only that a friend had been planning on getting a puppy from them (did not end up working out due to timing/personal reasons, nothing to do with the breeder).
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Why not Agility AND Flyball??
We'll see Sounds fun, though!

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Aside from Germelhaus, the other working line breeders that come to mind are

van Meerhout: http://www.vanmeerhoutshepherds.com/

and

GerdesHaus: http://www.gerdeshaus.com/

I have never personally met dogs from either kennel nor have I worked with the breeders before. I do know of a few people who own and work their van Meerhout dogs and are happy with what they have, and I like their breeding stock on paper. Definitely worth taking a look at, and same goes for GerdesHaus. I know even less about the latter, only that a friend had been planning on getting a puppy from them (did not end up working out due to timing/personal reasons, nothing to do with the breeder).
Thanks a bunch for the help! I'll be sure to check out the links.
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