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post #341 of 372 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 01:11 PM
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For the sake of this discussion, include all your dogs, and assume your speutered pet is intact if any are fixed.

Would you breed him/her? Why? Why not? Explain yourself.
There are no right/wrong answers for the sake of this discussion, so NO BASHING! Please make sure if you disagree with a person that you do it respectfully, and allow others to share their thoughts and views without feeling attacked. At the same time, questions and scenarios designed to bring new thoughts about breeding decisions made or not made to the forefront are welcome.

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So, would you breed your dog? Have you?
None of my dogs (despite most being purebred) are remotely breedworthy, especially Ruger, although he's got a phenomenal personality/temperament. His elbows are shot so I'd avoid that anyway. The Dachshund aren't spectacular in any way, and the prettiest ones are double-dapples, bad combo.

But Libby. Yes. If I could find a male like her, I'd do it. She's one of those "naturally good" dogs that needed little to no training to be "good".
There'd be a market for puppies like her, as well, as pets or working dogs.
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If I were interested in breeding, I would consider Casja based on her solid temperament and overall health. I know her former owner had all of his dogs' hips scored even though he didn't plan to breed. I would have to consider other things if I were a breeder but Casja would be at the top of my list. She is the only dog that I've had here that I would consider sound enough to even think about breeding,and I've had a lot of dogs here.

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Yes, that's why I'd breed Libby, she's got excellent health, no issues, allergies, hips and joints are fine, and temperament and beauty to boot.
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Over that last 25 years I have raised, trained, trialed, judged, and (occasionally) bred Labrador Retrievers. In ~5 weeks I'll be getting my first GSD in over 25 years. At this point, I can't say whether I will breed her or not - she's only 3 weeks old, which is far too early to give an answer either way.

IF I do decide to breed her, it will only be after she meets all the normal health clearances as well as earns titles which indicate she is a credit to her breed (titles in both confirmation as well as temperament/performance).
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I'd love to let Charlie have babies. He has an amazing temperament, is a stunning looking dog and so far he seems healthy (don't know his elbow,hip scores yet though). But with so many dogs/puppies in need of rescue it's something i couldn't do.


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post #346 of 372 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 06:28 PM
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No - I will not breed Quark. She turns one on 3-9-2013 and I'll probably get her fixed after she turns two.
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post #347 of 372 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 06:44 PM
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No I will not breed my GSD, Penny. Not only does she not have papers, but the main fact is it is heartbreaking to me to see so many dogs, not just GSD's that are sitting in shelters without a home. I also would not put her in harms way by letting her breed.


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We want to breed out GSD Ariah, i want her to experience what having babies is like before getting Spayed. And we will only let people we know have her puppies as we want to make sure they are going to good homes.
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We want to breed out GSD Ariah, i want her to experience what having babies is like before getting Spayed.
Why do you think it would be important for her to experience what it's like to have babies?

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We want to breed out GSD Ariah, i want her to experience what having babies is like before getting Spayed. And we will only let people we know have her puppies as we want to make sure they are going to good homes.

GREAT reason to bring more GSD puppies into the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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