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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2014, 12:37 PM
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No. The general consensus is two years at a bare minimum for a plethora of reasons. Health testing (including hips) is the biggest... as well as not really knowing the whole package physically and temperamentally until the dog is mature. Most people wait even longer because of the time it takes to work the dog in some sort of venue to see if they're breed-worthy, etc.

At 8 months, he's a baby still.
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