Hello everyone, I've been reading the forum for a while and finally decided to make my first post.
I've been doing a lot of reading, mostly previous Southern California threads. Dana's SoCal list (Southern California Breeders List)
is extremely helpful and I'm using that as a starting point, although I have yet to contact any breeders directly. I have sent emails to both the GRCGLA and the GRCSDC and currently waiting for them to get back to me.
I figured I would post up here just in case the right set of eyes happens to see my post and can provide a referral.
I have one traveling commitment in early August and then no more travel planned for the foreseeable future. I've purposefully not made any further commitments in anticipation of adopting a puppy.
A little bit about myself; I'm 33 and I live in San Clemente, California. I work from home. I live in a 1300 sq/ft apartment with my girlfriend. We have no yard but we live 100 yards from the beach and the San Clemente beach trail. We are both very active (running, cycling, surfing). We have no kids.
I'm looking for a puppy with full health clearances, preferably multi-generational, and obviously pedigrees on both sire and dam sides.
Although we are very active, I'd prefer a puppy with medium to lower energy levels and a service dog temperament. I don't plan to show him or do agility, but I do plan to take him almost every where with me. So a temperament that does very well in public is highly desirable.
Last on the priority list is look and color. While the requirements above, in my mind, far outweigh looks, I thought I might as well specify my preference in case the perfect puppy is out there. I think Noah (Noah is Growing Too Fast!)
from this very forum is extremely handsome and his look would be my preference.
Although I'm only looking to adopt after the middle of August, I'd love to start the process now. It would be great to meet potential breeders.