Where can I find German Shepherd puppies?
Asked: Where can I find German Shepherd puppies?
I know this is a long shot, but is there anywhere or anyone in Florida where free or cheap German Shepherds are? I really want to try to get my dad a boy German Shepherd, we've never had one and he's always talked about how they're so pretty and that we'd have a guard dog, etc. And well I have three other sisters, plus my mom, and our GIRL dog. So my dad is stuck with 6 girls in the house! I just really want to see him happy and try to get him a good deal on a German Shepherd. Btw, he doesn't know I'm trying to look for one. So if there's anyone, close to Port St John or Orlando, or not too far from there please let me know! Thanks!
In all seriousness, a shelter will be your best option. Getting a dog because it looks "pretty" is highly irresponsible.
You need to be very careful with free or cheap puppies of any breed.They are usually raised by breeders who either have no idea how to breed or they do not care to breed correctly.
A friend's son wanted a GSD 2 years ago. I tried to set him on the rigtht path. He went the cheap route instead.His dog has serious, congenital kidney issues, hip dysplacia and costs him thousands in vet care and special food and treatments. She is shy and strange, under sized and a fear biter as well.
You may be better to contact GSD rescue.Perhaps they can better help you.Buying a cheap pup will only bring you heart ache.
Cheap or Free German Shepherds?
You are asking for a dog with TONS of health issues. German Shepherds with genetic issues due to bad breeding abound and many of these health issues resulting from backyard breeding without care for the the dog genetic welfare has resulted in dogs with agonizing and horrid health issues.
You GET what you PAY FOR. If you settle for a cheaply bred GSD, your likely to get a dog with health issues. German Shepherds as a breed are severely prone to hip issues as well as spinal issues, all of which can be severe and all of which can kill and cause the dog a life of suffering and torment. Many of the surgeries to correct and fix spinal issues are EXPENSIVE and go well into the thousands.
Well bred GSD's that are screened, tested and have their hips checked for issues like Hip Dsplaysia..ect, cost $1,200+ at the least. GSD's are expensive.
The cheapest healthiest GSD you are going to get is some dog from the shelter. Even then this does not guarantee that a genetic health issue won't arise. You do not know if the GSD's have been tested for hereditary disorders because you do not know where they came from and most shelters do not test for hip issues and spinal issues or most hereditary malformations and genetic issues because it's to expensive.
If you can't afford to spend money, you are better off adopting or not getting a dog at all.
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