I am considering getting a puppy for the family for Christmas but have been searching on google and haven't really gotten to far. All the sites I have found seem to be outdated. I am looking at getting an Australian Shepherd. I am leaning away from adopting only because I hate the process. I hate how you have to be interrogated to rescue a dog and most places now a day charge almost as much as a breeder. I rather not spend hours filling adoption applications.
Anyway does anyone know of any decent sites that have directories of breeders? The closest I have found for me was Lancaster, PA which about 3 hours and is little too far.
have you considered a pound? not all dogs there are mean. my mom got a german shepard there 9 years ago and he is a great dog and is a very important part of the family. we got a few dogs from there and they were beautiful , friendlyand so sweet. you should look into it. its worth it, plus your saving a doggy life. that's a nice Christmas present. good luck!
do you check the newspapers? We found an amish family near Reading PA through the newspaper that was breeding jack russells when we bought ours. There are a lot of other families that breed dogs in that area, although I don't know how far that is for you.
I think if you go on akc.org they have a section for future owners that lists breeders, so you can try that too
$350 a dog? man that better come with a case of beer and a Christmas tree... well have you looked on craigslist? you can find anything on that.. including pets.. and the prices are usually decent and there are pics and descriptions
Your best bet would probably be looking in a phonebook under the yellow pages for dog breeders and farms. Or, you could try visiting pet shops and seeing the breeds and if they carry Australian Shepherds.