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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 07:23 AM
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I do not see any logic in this statement. It's always a good idea to question breeding. You think 'reputable breeders' (whatever that means) don't ask themselves if it's a good idea to breed that dog that they kept from the previous litter, what combination would be the best, etc etc?

I do not like the flowchart because it's very patronizing, and some statements are questionable.


To me it makes more sense to say, if you are using a random flowchart on the Internet to decide whether to breed your dog, you should not breed your dog.

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I do not see any logic in this statement. It's always a good idea to question breeding. You think 'reputable breeders' (whatever that means) don't ask themselves if it's a good idea to breed that dog that they kept from the previous litter, what combination would be the best, etc etc?

I do not like the flowchart because it's very patronizing, and some statements are questionable. If I were those 'some people' I would be pushed to breed my dog just in spite.
I think a good, responsible breeder will (or should) know if their dog is worth breeding IMHO. They don't have to ask strangers on the internet if it's a good idea.
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Leave the breeding to the pro, there's to many crappie wannabe breeders that don't really care what hits the streets. If you ask"Should I breed my dog?" I would say no, for the reason you don't know.



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Glad I saw this... just sent it to someone who "might breed" but "isnt concerned" about a lot of this stuff.

Arguing with her was not how i wanted to spend my morning. Grrrrrrr

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This is a blog post that I recently wrote for TU. I think it could be a good complementary piece to the flowchart, and it's aimed at the same type of audience, so I'm tacking it onto this thread.

So You’re Thinking About Breeding Your Dog! | Team Unruly

As you can probably gather, although it's (supposed to be) breed- and purpose-neutral, this post owes a lot to various discussions that have happened on this forum and with people I've met through the forum. I owe a lot to the actual breeders and other contributors who have helped me shape my thoughts on this topic.

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Very good article, IMO. Possibly the best I've read on the topic, as far as being able to summarize and generalize on this topic. Better than the flow chart

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Thanks!

I'm hopeful that it'll come in handy.

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I shared it with a local GSD fb page. Thank you for writing it!

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I think it's as good for buyers as it is for someone considering breeding.

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