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Lions Seats Section 223 Row 5 seats 1-4
If you want a Shepherd or a Boxer... you are better off going to a reputable breeder and spending some coin where you can see the lineage and identify whether they are prone to these defects...
It's personal preference obviously but I would never go to a breeder. Mutts are the best and rescuing a dog is where it's at.
"People who drink light "beer" don't like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot."
good ol' mutts are great dogs and often people who adopt them have lower expectations anyways. As long as its dumb, friendly and loyal= win.
Do any of these people that tell you that you have to adopt a dog consider adopting a child?