Criteria for price of puppies.
When adopting a puppy, please read to avoid mistakes and overpaying.
*is your puppy from quality bloodlines that had hips certified for generations?
*are the parents to your puppy trained, or come from well trained lines?
because not every dog is capable of training or competing on international or world level.
Although your intention might not be to go to international levels or advanced training, but at least you can train your dog to go potty in the right spot LOL :)
*Are your puppies parents Imported or from Imported lines?
American Kennel Club, will register non purebred dog too. So when purchasing a puppy from parents that have been registered with AKC does not mean that your puppy is purebred. For example German Shepherd puppies that have blue eyes and wolfs neck (where head moves with the neck, doesn't rotate like a dogs), but because they have AKC papers people are selling them at the price of purebred.
Although AKC is very strict about imported dogs. DNA sample, with pictures have to be submitted to prove the dog is purebred. It would be nice if AKC would mandate the same of backyard breeders . A German shepherd is a smart breed they do not need electric shock collars, or to be rehomed on craigslist at $300. Once advertised and adopted from Craigslist, they continue to breed something that was sold with an electric shock collar pricing their puppies at $700-$900 killing the reputation of this wonderful breed
Now here is answer to the most common question about pricing.
To import a PUREBRED, trained German Shepherd IPO trained male (up to 4 years of age at the time, older dogs are less $), you are looking at paying around $10,000 for IPO1
IPO2 Male is around $20,000
and IPO3 is about $25-30,000
Additional titles, and lineage also count towards the price , and will therefore be more $ than what the average is.
Puppy from an IPO3 male will cost at least $1500
You do the math on price of puppies that come from no training/titled dogs
So if you are buying a dog that is $800, and no knowledge of his parents' background (no known titled parents/grandparents), that would be a rip off... potential Craig's List special parent dogs LOL, but some will charge more than $2000 for those ...?
Dogs imported from Germany have been tested according to German Standards. They go through a series of testing, and medical exams before allowed to breed.
This is not to convince you to buy from us, there's several good breeders out there, but to help you go with a quality German shepherd puppy that will make you happy and not discourage you from getting another German shepherd puppy in the future