So sorry to hear the news about Astro. Its always a difficult
decision, but he is now safe and at a peaceful place.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
For your research, contact the Breeder Referral department
at the Old English Sheepdog Club of America. You can
contact Tarja Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or
you can send her a personal message on this forum, her
address is Oesrule.
For an interesting discussion of what to look for and
questions to ask a breeder,please see this site from Portugal(in English)
Please see the section on buying a puppy, the link at the
bottom of the page more tips to a good puppy has questions to
ask a breeder and what to look for.
|I'm glad you found this place. Zahra's advice is excellent. As an experiences OES owner, I would also urge you to consider adopting one of the many wonderful sheepdogs available on www.petfinder.com. Even if you don't see one you like immediately, you should keep checking because, sadly, there are always new dogs coming online that need loving homes. That's where I found my own dear Chumley, thanks to a link posted on this forum.
|In my experience breeders of any type of dog don't charge more for a male or a female. But your cost may depend on pet quality or show quality.
I think $500 is on the low end of the cost you will find out there. I would not be shocked if you run into the $1,000 - $1,500 range (US dollars).
|Thank you all for your advice and help and thoughts. We had considered rescuing one, but we are in the final stages of adopting from S. Korea and we wanted to be able to raise a puppy with our son. Our son should arrive in the next 2 months and we figured we could potty train a little sheepgirl in that time (or at least set a foundation). Thank you again for your replies!
|The breeder I used to get my pup has planned parenthood. So if you pay a deposit towards a future litter, it is a total of 800 plus s/h if needed. If you choose a puppy after they are born, price goes up depending on sex, markings, eye color and so on. They also provide screened puppies for a price.|
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