Alrighty. My sister is planning to get a GSD. I think the main reason she wants this particular breed is because she is into law/police work etc. She wants to be a police officer eventually and went to college studying criminal law. That said as far as a GSD goes.... She simply wants a pet dog. I know she won't be doing any dog sports or working at all with this dog outside of maybe a puppy training class. I've been trying to deter her from working lines if possible and she is open to rescue but is adamant on a puppy and seems to be only looking in her area (California) mainly because she wants to meet the dog before she brings the puppy home. She texted me the other day if I knew any breeders in CA I could point her too. I don't honestly because they aren't a breed that is a good fit for me and my lifestyle right now so I've never really looked into them. Does anyone know any breeders I could point her to? She is mainly looking in CA but I think surrounding states would be fine too if she really likes the breeder. Again, I want to refrain from pointing her to breeders that focus on working line German shepherds. A pet quality puppy from a showline breeder is about what I had in mind for her.