We had to have our mixed Lab put to sleep not long ago and we have decided we want a full blood german shepherd for our next dog. My kids had one when they were little and it was a great pet. Can't remember where it came from but I'm sure we didn't pay for it. Never had any of the hip problems that we were aware of. Is it possible to get a full blood puppy without paying a bundle for it and have a healthy dog? I've been checking all the animal shelters in this area and haven't found any. Did find one on line for $600. Anyone have any suggestions on prices and how to pick out a good dog? Should it be registered? Thanks!