There are many factors to consider when choosing
a new puppy. A good breeder will help guide your decision, keeping in mind the best choice for both you and the
puppy. The following links to articles found in the German Shepherd Dog Club of America's website are both informative
You may want to consider an older dog. Their
personality is more established and often they have had some training. The Breeder Referral can help with
breeders who might have older dogs available. It can also be very rewarding to rescue a dog. There are
good local rescues. See the Related Links page for more information.