for me to get another dog right now, huh? They are pure bread german shepherd dogs but no papers, so they will come down on price. They are 4 1/2 weeks old right now, are going to get their first vet check and shots this week. They have been kept with Momma indoors, clearly well-loved/fed, socialized with Momma's owner's kids and are half-way trained to potty on papers. (The pups used the papers right in front of me- 3 different ones- I was shocked!) They have adorable personalities and are currently being weaned to wet food. Besides the obvious down-side of costs and time for training, the upside is that I have time while difficult child is not home- although I have plenty of other things I also need to do. I like the idea of having a large dog along with my 2 little house dogs and would like to get obedience training, and then maybe agility training, if I got one. Of course, it would be spayed/neutuered. I visited- Momma was there, along with all pups and the two family lap dogs. It was clearly not a puppy mill, but a typical family home. Dad lives in another state and is not related to Mom- I saw photos of him. They said this is the first time they have bred. I tend to believe that because they have obviously turned over their entire family room to Momma and pups while going through this.