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Tell us about yourself: I am new to the dutch shepherd world. I grew up with Golden Retrievers, English Spring Spaniels, and pitbulls. I camp and hike a lot so I am looking for the perfect companion to go on adventures. I am extremely into obedience training. I love the feeling of being able to walk my dog off leash and he/she will follow all of my commands.

Where did you get your DS

Post by Dedicated2Dogs » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:51 am

I would love to hear where everyone got their DS from? Thoughts on breeder?
-Sly

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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:49 am

Thalie, who is now 16, was an import from France, I was doing Ringsport and I already had a Mal that was an import from France, the mal was already here and being trained by my trainer when I got him. Sadie I got from North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue.
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Kaliag » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:15 pm

We got Brodie from Sentry K9 located in Spring, TX. I think all he has are DS. As a matter of fact he just had a litter. He has a FB page that he shares pics of the dogs before and after they find homes.
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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Wes Thomas » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:40 pm

I got Karma from Alphak9kennels in South Carolina. The owner was a nice older man but I think he prides himself on having very hard working lines. Not the best for everyone but fit perfectly for what my family needed. Best dog I've ever had bar none. I believe the breeder is downsizing now due to some health issues but still breeds some. Alot of his buyers are police and sheriff departments.

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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by centrop67 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:51 pm

I got Radar from Miami-Dade Animal Services (County Shelter).

I understand the desire (and, sometimes need) to pay for and get a dog from a breeder, but I hope that rescue is at least a consideration.

Based on a lot of posts I see on Facebook, there seems to be a lot of Dutch Shepherds in the shelters.

Also, hopefully you took a moment to read the post on How To Select/Research a Breeder. I posted it, but it was compiled by a very knowledgeable member of the forum.
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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm

Yoda came from land of oz.... callie came from my breeding...

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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Kaliag » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:50 pm

centrop67 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:51 pm
I got Radar from Miami-Dade Animal Services (County Shelter).

I understand the desire (and, sometimes need) to pay for and get a dog from a breeder, but I hope that rescue is at least a consideration.

Based on a lot of posts I see on Facebook, there seems to be a lot of Dutch Shepherds in the shelters.

Also, hopefully you took a moment to read the post on How To Select/Research a Breeder. I posted it, but it was compiled by a very knowledgeable member of the forum.
I’m so glad you posted that link because after reading what you wrote I was worried. When we got Brodie we got a ‘Purchase Agreement’ we had to sign and medical records from the vet showing everything that was mentioned in your link. Thank you for posting that.
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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Dedicated2Dogs » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:03 pm

Dutchringgirl wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:49 am
Thalie, who is now 16, was an import from France, I was doing Ringsport and I already had a Mal that was an import from France, the mal was already here and being trained by my trainer when I got him. Sadie I got from North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue.
Very cool to import the family like that!
-Sly

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Tell us about yourself: I am new to the dutch shepherd world. I grew up with Golden Retrievers, English Spring Spaniels, and pitbulls. I camp and hike a lot so I am looking for the perfect companion to go on adventures. I am extremely into obedience training. I love the feeling of being able to walk my dog off leash and he/she will follow all of my commands.

Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Dedicated2Dogs » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:07 pm

Wes Thomas wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:40 pm
I got Karma from Alphak9kennels in South Carolina. The owner was a nice older man but I think he prides himself on having very hard working lines. Not the best for everyone but fit perfectly for what my family needed. Best dog I've ever had bar none. I believe the breeder is downsizing now due to some health issues but still breeds some. Alot of his buyers are police and sheriff departments.
I will not be doing police work. Although, I live a very active life style and love training dogs. I go camping and hiking a lot so I’m looking for a great companion that I can’t take very far in obedience training.
-Sly

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Tell us about yourself: I am new to the dutch shepherd world. I grew up with Golden Retrievers, English Spring Spaniels, and pitbulls. I camp and hike a lot so I am looking for the perfect companion to go on adventures. I am extremely into obedience training. I love the feeling of being able to walk my dog off leash and he/she will follow all of my commands.

Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Dedicated2Dogs » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm

Steve Gossmeyer wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Yoda came from land of oz.... callie came from my breeding...
I have read about the 2nd or 3rd gen dogs from a breeder may be more house orrientated than work work work
-Sly

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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:18 pm

Dedicated2Dogs wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Dutchringgirl wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:49 am
Thalie, who is now 16, was an import from France, I was doing Ringsport and I already had a Mal that was an import from France, the mal was already here and being trained by my trainer when I got him. Sadie I got from North American Dutch Shepherd Rescue.
Very cool to import the family like that!
No, they are not related. They just both happen to be imports, The Mal was already with my trainer when we all met and started working with him. A year later, We imported Thalie
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Location: Ct, USA
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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 pm

Dedicated2Dogs wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Wes Thomas wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:40 pm
I got Karma from Alphak9kennels in South Carolina. The owner was a nice older man but I think he prides himself on having very hard working lines. Not the best for everyone but fit perfectly for what my family needed. Best dog I've ever had bar none. I believe the breeder is downsizing now due to some health issues but still breeds some. Alot of his buyers are police and sheriff departments.
I will not be doing police work. Although, I live a very active life style and love training dogs. I go camping and hiking a lot so I’m looking for a great companion that I can’t take very far in obedience training.
They are great for long hikes and camping, in Thalies younger days she would come mountain biking with me and we would be out all day.
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
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Post by montecarlogirl87 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:19 pm

Shylah came from in the middle of traffic, right here, in this not-the-greatest part of Orlando
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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Webbie2160 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:59 am

Both my male and female were imported from Holland through the help of my breeder, but a middle man does get pricey just a heads up!

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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:38 am

Dedicated2Dogs wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Steve Gossmeyer wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Yoda came from land of oz.... callie came from my breeding...
I have read about the 2nd or 3rd gen dogs from a breeder may be more house orrientated than work work work
I've never heard of experienced that... I raise my dogs as working dogs... my puppy had more drive than her father

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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by GypsyTheDS » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:17 pm

My Gypsy was a stray that was extremely malnourished and so obviously abused by how skittish and scared she was. Now a happy and loved brat!! 💕🐾
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Re: Where did you get your DS

Post by Joxgirl » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:23 am

Rogue came from a breeder in California who’s family has breed K9 Germans and Dutches for years. Her father was imported from Holland and mother is here.
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