Administrator & LOTR Addict
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
I was looking for a foundation female from the very first GSD I ever purchased. When I was working my first GSD, Tara, I decided I was not ready and not knowledgeable enough about the breed. Then it took me a number of years to find a female that was suitable after Tara. When I got Tara, though, I had already titled another dog and had done extensive research on the breed. I had people that gave me some good direction in what to look for in a GSD even if they were not GSD people themselves. I didn't jump into this cold turkey.
Personally I would wait until you are out of school and settled to even think about breeding, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to get a dog and start handling and training. Maybe a co-ownership might work where you work with a breeder. Could be a way to get your feet wet and to gain experience until you are ready to venture out on your own.
Don't be in a hurry. You have a lifetime to breed.
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Vala SchH3 AWD1 FH2 CGC B/HOT, SG1 Deja IPO3 AWD1 KKL1 B/HOT, SG Elena BH AD CGC B/HOT, LB (the ugly little sable) B/HOT, Donovan IPO1 TR2 AD, and gone but not forgotten, Nike SchH1 OB1 TR3 AD CGC HOT, Treue SchH3 CD CGC HOT