A helpful way to find German Shepherd breeders
You can start your search, simply enough, in your local phone book. Sometimes breeders advertise in the phone book and sometimes they don't. You should use more resources than just the phone book but it can be a starting point. Just remember that some of the best breeders only do business through referral so that may be why you do not see a lot of breeders in the phone book. A breeder that is choosy about their customers may be better anyway.
You will never get better advice on your pet than from your vet so your vet should be one of the main sources of information you use to find a German Shepherd breeder that you feel like you can do business with. If you currently have pets and do business with a vet then ask your vet for a referral to a good breeder. If you do not have a vet then the process of looking for a breeder is the perfect time to start a relationship with a vet. Any vet referral is sure to be a good one to a reputable breeder that you will be able to do business with for a long time.
You will also want to see what the national breeder registries have listed for breeders in your area. The national registries like the American Kennel Club have their codes of breeding that their member breeders use as their breed guidelines and standards. So not only will you find the names of breeders that care enough about their business to adhere to a national standard but you can also see what that standard is.
It may not mean that breeders are not good German Shepherd breeders simply because they are not listed with a registry. After you search the registries you may want to also do a general search of the Internet. The Internet brings us all together and puts a world's worth of information at your fingertips.
The Internet is full of a lot of very useful information that can help you decide if a breeder is right for you or not. You can also use the Internet to see the list of all of the breeders in your area regardless of whether or not they are listed with a registry. It is a great tool to use.
Using just one source to find your German Shepherd breeder is not a great way to go about finding the right one. You need to use a combination of resources to help you find the breeders that you will want to talk to.
Remember to take your time and make the right decisions, as the breeder you choose will be the breeder you are with for many years to come.