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Is it a worry that Trigger is a DM Carrier?
If the other parent is tested clear/clear, then no, this is not something to worry about unless you end up breeding your dog later on. I would ask to make sure the other parent is clear/clear, or ask to have the puppies tested before you take one.

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Also, Cat is now 7 years old. Is that too old to be breeding or is it OK?
If she was too old, she wouldn't get pregnant. Her condition and health are more relevant than her age--but older females are less likely to get pregnant and more likely to have small litters and will sometimes have trouble when whelping.

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If the other parent is tested clear/clear, then no, this is not something to worry about unless you end up breeding your dog later on. I would ask to make sure the other parent is clear/clear, or ask to have the puppies tested before you take one.
Definitely will not be breeding!
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Definitely listen to the advice by the knowledgeable posters above. I recently got an Esko pup and I love love love her!

The best thing you can do is really communicate what you want in a very specific manner, and they will let you know which litter is better suited.

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We placed a deposit on a female from either litter that will best fit our drive and temperament needs.
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Cool! Let us know who you get.

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Here is an update. We put a deposit on the Esko and Terra litter for a female. The litter did not produce enough females to get to our spot. We were given the option of the Trigger and Mi-Jos Cayenne (Cat) litter or an Esko and Gina litter (or our deposit back). Gina had 3 females and Cat had 2. We choose the Cat litter.

The two female pups are a red sable and a bi-color. Cindy and Jim are taking the Pick female as a possible replacement for Cat. We will get the other female. They are choosing at 7 weeks. We are excited and cannot wait. Her name will probably be Kimber and she will be a family pet plus a shed antler hunting dog.
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If you had a choice between these two breedings and you were looking for a family pet, would you lean one way or the other?
GSD can become a family pet, but it is not a family pet breed. Thee kids ... GSDs don't like children. Who is going to exercise him two hours in the evening and two hours in the early morning every day? Who is going hiking with him? Take him to classes? You simply can not own GSD and put training on somebody else.
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I don't know anyone who owns GSDS - work, pet, or otherwise - and exercises them FOUR HOURS every day.

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GSD can become a family pet, but it is not a family pet breed. Thee kids ... GSDs don't like children. Who is going to exercise him two hours in the evening and two hours in the early morning every day? Who is going hiking with him? Take him to classes? You simply can not own GSD and put training on somebody else.
What are you talking about? GSD's don't like childern? Not a family breed? 4 hours of dedicated exercise a day? Who said someone else is going to train her and hike with her?

I guess GSD's should only be reserved for perfect people like you (with obviously nothing else going on in their lives. If your post wasn't so pathetic, I would be concerned.
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