Breeding Ethics / Questions
Hello - long time lurker new member. Let's cut right to the chase
I have a 2 year old German Shepherd (black/tan). She is a long hair shepherd with above average traits (very much the pick of the liter), She is AKC PAL/IP registered. Very excellent temperment, above average work drive, very easily trained. (we taught her to crawl under fences and picnic tables in 45 seconds with a light push on her back off the down command and motioned her forward while saying "crawl" "good girl" "crawl" just to give an idea of this dogs intelligence levels. A year after we purchased her we decided it was time to look for another puppy - a companion so to speak. We met up with a breeder for all black Czech Shepherds. Again - we pretty much had pick of the litter the breeder was holding "the pick male" for someone but was obviously new to puppy breeding and had no idea what too look for she was going off of weight gained, and not whom all the puppies where following and who ate first, and many other things you find in an above average puppy. So we obtained a very special male as well with very of the same characteristics, except better - he is very agile, is just as easily trained. He is full AKC registered.
My question being several things -
Yes i know it is shunned upon to own both male and female for a breed, but I do feel as both these dogs are from such great proven blood lines it'd be great.
My main question is - my male had one testicle that never descended - he just hit about a year, and nothing has dropped we're going to get the surgery too get the non descended testicle either dropped or removed. But how can this effect puppies if at all? He was the only male in his liter of 10 with 4 other males that had this issue.
Should I leave the other testical in tact for a "home breed," or remove both testicals and search for another stud?