|09-01-2013 04:17 PM|
|ten3zro||I would not do this...I raised 2 pups at once (opposite sexes) and it's a ton of work and you inevitably short change one or another. But now you're talking about a third puppy - 3 is a pack. And you're also introducing another female, and on top of that you're going to allow the females to breed. I don't know what your level of experience is with raising puppies but I would highly recommend not doing this. I sort of feel like (and please don't take offense to this) if you have to ask us on this forum, you probably aren't equipped to do this properly.|
|09-01-2013 11:20 AM|
Welcome to the forum Stevo, sorry about bouncing your post around but trying to get you the most responses.
Can you wait on getting your second puppy? Generally it can be a nightmare having 2 pups around the same age and we do NOT recommend it --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...dogs-once.html so much harder to raise, train, exercise, socialize and do all we need to get a great GSD.
Just want to give you a heads up on the breeder practices that are generally supported on this site. Great goals for any breeder to work towards to assure the best pups and best future owner to help improve the breed. With so many 'good' GSD's around. And so many of these in shelters and rescues we need to assure that all the puppies born will be assured that if there is a future issue the breeder will take them back no matter what..
Vital info ----> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e-breeder.html
|08-19-2013 12:51 PM|
Moved to forum below as this section is reserved for issues with the forum:
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|08-19-2013 08:52 AM|
Personally, I think having 3 especially so close in age, well the saying goes, 3 is a crowd.
If you plan on breeding your female, she will obviously go into heat, and can get quite 'testy' especially with another female.
I wouldn't do it.
No one can predict the future but for me, I won't have anymore females with the one I have.
The age factor also something to think about, they are close in age, so by the time they hit their senior years , you'll have more than one senior dog, maybe more health issues, and they pass away around the same time I won't ever have dogs close in age again either, losing one is heartbreaking enough without having to lose a couple close together.
|08-19-2013 03:22 AM|
will dogs get along (2 puppies)
Hi i am new here i have a 10 mth old working line female a 8.5 mth old working line male of which we intend to breed.I am currentlt in the process of getting another puppy to add to our family a 10 week old female of very good lines can i bring them all up together without fear of fights or rejecttion etc has anyone been in this situation?