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Old 01-08-2011, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw this posted on another dog forum...



Hopefully this can help illustrate to some people why they shouldn't (Or should!) breed their dog.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Love it!!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I got all the way around to the hips part. He isn't quite old enough for his hips yet. Thats a really good flow chart though!!
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Good stuff. This should be made a sticky so it's always on top.
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Love it and I agree...sticky!
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Eh. Truth is if you are asking that question the answer is no.

When you are ready to bred, are knowledgeable enough on the breed and have breed worthy dogs then you will know.
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Eh. Truth is if you are asking that question the answer is no.

When you are ready to bred, are knowledgeable enough on the breed and have breed worthy dogs then you will know.
Yeah, but the average person coming on here asking when to breed their cute puppy doesn't know that.

A chart like this can be pretty helpful to someone just looking to breed their cute puppy once old enough to give to all of their friends and family.
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Please make this a sticky!
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Yeah, but the average person coming on here asking when to breed their cute puppy doesn't know that.

A chart like this can be pretty helpful to someone just looking to breed their cute puppy once old enough to give to all of their friends and family.
Exactly! I worry that some people come on here wanting to know if they should breed their cute puppy without paperwork, or knowing both parents, etc. etc. and then when they get bombarded with comments upon comments about everything, sometimes that can come off snarky, they sign off, never look back, and BOOM another litter of pups that do nothing to promote the GSD breed while there are plenty of other cute puppies in shelters and rescue networks without homes.

I saw this and thought it might be a little less aggressive way to get those points across.
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I went around the circle to the section where it says are you emotionally prepared to take all the crap that could go wrong with a whelping.

I thought I was.

I do not know anyone who can guarantee what type of basketcase they will be during the horrible stuff.

I just watched a c-section. You cannot KNOW what that will be like, unless you have been there and done that, and even then, when it is your dog strapped to the table being sliced open....
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