Submitted by: Mary Beth Johnson RN on May 23, 2013
I would give this breeder a 10 if I could.
When we lost our last GSP, I was determined to find the perfect breeder for our next family member. After visiting several upstate NY breeders who had NOTHNG we liked, I stumbled on Sunrise GSP website. i wrote to Lorie who immediately wrote back and she invited us up to see her "crew". She said to be sure not to wear our best clothes if we wanted to go to the pool with the crew.
We arrived on a gorgeous day in August and yes went to the pool with the gang where they had such fun in the poo. I even have video of that day. We fell in love with the dogs, especially Stryker who was 8 months old. We went from thinking we would wait a year to get a dog, to "what do you mean they are not conceived yet! I could not WAIT to have one of their puppies! As it turns out they had a litter planned for January and put our name on the list. No way was I missing out on this litter1
It might be useful for readers to know my sweetie is a Geneticist and he was VERY impressed with their breeding practices. They check their animals for every known possible problem and if a bitch ever has a puppy with a suspected problem, they never breed her again. AND, they only breed their bitches twice...No puppy mill here! The dogs are family members and are IN the house except when they are rollicking on the acreage or, well , you know.
I liked that the puppies were whelped in a great box IN the kitchen! Not in some barn or out building. Puppies are socialized, and exposed to kids, cats, Ferrets, lots of people, and NOISE! NO SKIDDISH dogs from this breeder. People always comment on our dogs, how gorgeous they are and how well behaved. Temperament? the best! Not afraid of people or other dogs, and of course Lori and Sam coached me on how to socialize my puppy even more...He met 400 people (I had them sign a guest book) before he was 4 months old and this dog is unflappable. He ever LIKES thunder! And SMART!
Thanks, Lorie and Sam...Oh...and we eventually got Stryker, too! Now I have two perfect dogs thanks to this breeder. You can bet you will get the best dogs from this breeder.
You will be happy you contacted them!