First, I was told I wasn't allowed to tell you to "stick it...you know where" so for that I apologize
Second, I am a pretty tough cookie, I just was taken back by the "type" of responses I was getting.
I came back on to say everything was okay with my Shep and that I found supportive people to help out when we need it elsewhere. Her diarrhea was from a can of wet food we gave her because she wasn't eating her dry. She is healthy and doing well. We did find actual support from a breeder who was *gasp* actually happy for us.
To you who are trying to tell me about rescues and not finding good homes - I bred three litters of kittens - ALL KITTENS found wonderful homes! Every single one of them. Three are still on our farm. We have had all spayed and neutured. Last time I checked that could be a responsible thing to do?? The mother cat was a stray who wandered onto the farm and we took her in and cared for her. Didn't dump her in a shelter like we could have.
We rescused another cat from the inner city. A kitten being abused by a group of kids and now has a warm, clean and loving home.
We rescued TWO off the track race horses who would have most likely ended up on the butcher block and now have a loving home. We knew NOTHING about horses but we learned with the patient and kind support of area horse owners who didn't condemn us for rescuing an animal we had no experience with. Wouldn't you know that we have two healthy, beautiful horses! There were many areas that we had to research and much trial and error, but in the end our horses are healthy, thriving and loving creatures.
Have been dog owners for over 10 years. So please don't judge a new person on this board harshly when you know nothing about them. Help them out first and ask questions later.
Oh and I didn't just "throw two dogs together" as some of you mentioned. We know our elder GSD like the back of our hand and the newer male we took considerable time and effort in choosing. We know his parents and pedigree. Yeah, that doesn't guarentee he will turn out perfect, but there's a good chance.
will leave here if we don't think he'll have a good home. Each pup will HAVE to be returned if it doesn't work out. WE DO HAVE A FARM and a happy house - NOT THAT I have to explain that to any of you.
I have a college degree. I work in the medical field (human medicine, but still). I am smart enough to learn what I need to learn. So what that it happened sooner than anticipated. That's why I came here. Apparently you all DO have some sort of code you all live by.
Let me ask you all something. Didn't you all have a first time? A first time you bred two German Shepherds knowing you had two very good dogs from very good lines from very reputable breeders? Were you judged as bad people because you wanted to carry on one or two of your lines, even if it were just ONE breeding?
Lastly, I am no stranger to what could
happen. I have birthed SIX children myself and almost lost my life this past February with the birth of my youngest so don't treat me as if I haven't a clue how fragile life can be whether human or canine. Our equine vet is a vetinarian and if she happens to have her pups on a weekend when I cannot readily get into a vets office, then he will be called - if not my girl will go to our regular vet, again not that that should have any bearing on your helpful advice to a new person.
Don't know what else to say or do but before you crucify a person give them the benefit of the doubt first.