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post #331 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 05:28 PM
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Ziva comes from two great lines - and the breeder will have breeding rights. Were it not for this fact, she would be immediately fixed. I love the breed and know that I'm not experienced enough (nor rich enough) to be a responsible breeder. All of our animals are fixed.

I leave the rest up to the responsible professionals.
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post #332 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 07:38 PM
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No, i wouldnt breed my dog, its too much work!!!!! i think the deciding factor would be having to find good homes for the pups (something id lose sleep over). i would like to add another dog to my home, perhaps in a year or two, and i might rescue one, or ill pay a breeder for my next dog, there are plenty of dogs to choose from.
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post #333 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 06:44 PM
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I would love to breed my dog. He's expected to grow bigger than standard, so it's not about AKC conformation but because of the type of coat he has, his size, his temperament...plus I'm in love with his looks, he'll be perfect as my service dog. So I'd love for my next service dog to come from him.

However I would only want him to have a litter of 3 because I could handle 2 and my uncle wants one. So the reality is that I don't think I could breed him because I don't know how to select the right bitch and I couldn't let go of the puppies. If I did I'd probably have the most impossible, demanding contract ever!
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post #334 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 07:01 PM
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No. My dog has a great temperament for a pet and killer "movie star" looks (someone else's words, lol) and I love him very, very much, but he is outside of breed standard in terms of height, by several inches, and lacks drive. He can also be skittish, he does not have the rock solid nerves that should be present in this breed. His hips have been rated "good" and he has his CGC, but otherwise I would not be able to title him in conformation and he does not have the temperament for schutzhund.
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post #335 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 01:06 AM
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Nope. Never.

For starters, I don't "do" puppies. I'm just not a "puppy person".

Moving on to the individual dogs....

Rat Terrier Lucky has (suspected) Legg-Calve-Perth, which is a hip problem that has a genetic link, rather like HD.

Ilka is a mutt. Reason enough right there to not breed her.

Leo has a super soft temperament, and some conformational faults that don't need to be passed along. Oh, yeah, she was a stray, so I have no idea about her genetics.
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post #336 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 11:28 PM
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No. Absolutely no desire to breed her
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post #337 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 11:49 PM
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No. I know nothing about breeding dogs, let alone GSD's. I just have no desire to ever let any of my dogs breed.

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post #338 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 11:52 PM
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I agree No No No!

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post #339 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 01:40 PM
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I have this "thing" where I picture all of my girls (horses, dog, cat...) being a mama. I love them so much that I would just love to see them have little versions of themselves, not to mention, I would love to have their babies around. That said, I would never actually breed my dog (or have my little guy mate with a female). It's not because she isn't purebred, not because she is already spayed, but because there are already far too many dogs in this country (world, really) and I would never want to contribute to the problem.
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post #340 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 02:05 PM
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No. Simply because Felix is a German bred and born GSD. His parents and lineage are all hip certified as they are required to be. Here, the breeders are a bit more sketchy and there is no garuntee of being able to replicate his color or size (which is the number one reason people proposition us for breed ops--and exactly why we had him neutered). Also, his prey drive and energy level are particularly high. It would require someone with a vast background in GSDs, not someone that's just "winging it"--that's how most GSDs end up in shelters now. Last and biggest point: I did not get a dog to turn him into a puppy factory. It's the most demeaning thing you can do to a dog IMHO.

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