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Anybody know where to get an over-sized german shepherd?

Would like to find a breeder of giant german shepherds...120lbs+


Asked by Gene_Godwin at 2:08 AM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Pets

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  • As the PP suggests look specifically for a breeder that uses German blood in their breeding program. Years ago I knew a woman that only used German dogs in her breeding program and never had an issue with hips. Alot of breeders that use German bred dogs also tend to test their dogs for temperment as well as all the genetic issues. You may not be able to find one close to you, and might have to have a pup shipped to you. I know there is a breeder in Alberta(?) Canada that uses all German lines and he stands 100% behind all of his puppies.

    Answer by jojuzach at 7:26 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • The German bred german shepards have flatter backs and are on the bigger side. Find a breeder that is breeding parents from germany and they will be a bigger size and not have the hip dysplasia problems that the american german shepards have.

    Answer by Carajust at 9:29 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • About the best I could offer would be to do some searching for breeders in your area and visit some kennels to view the dogs they breed as for size. Why are you wanting specifically a 120+ pound dog?

    Answer by jojuzach at 10:55 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • If someone is breeding them to be larger than standard, that would be the type of "breeder" to avoid. Standard for a breed is set for a reason, people who try to make dogs smaller or bigger than they are supposed to be will breed in all kinds of health issues because they are concentrating on size rather then the truly important things.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:13 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I want a large dog because I live in the middle of a national forest. We have wild pigs, bob cats, dog packs...German Shepherds are very protective and good with kids. Breeders have been breeding for show smaller sheperds with slanted backs which causes hip problems. The old syle shepherds are bigger with straight backs. Thanks!

    Comment by Gene_Godwin (original poster) at 1:12 PM on Jul. 25, 2010