I realise that it is early days as I can't get a second dog for another year, but as the GSD is the top of my list, I'm keen to start looking at breeders. I'll be looking for a dog to be a pet, so does that mean I should rule out working GSDs? If we're allowed to recommend breeders, do any of you have any recommendations for me, even if it just means that I'm looking at their websites for the time being? In terms of what I know I want: I will be doing a lot more reading and research about the breed but I think I'd like a tan and black GSD. I don't mind if it's a short or long coat, though. Also, any advice re the crucial health tests that reputable breeders of GSDs will always do? Many thanks for any responses!