The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
Find a GSD club. Go there. Learn about the breed, the prior characteristics a dog should have that make them breed worthy. Find a mentor.
A dog should not be bred because people on the street say she is pretty dog.
Dogs that are bred should be the best representatives of the breed, temperament, drive and health above all else.
At 18 months, your girl can not yet have her hips and elbows certified. That can't be fine until 2. Unless you went through the SV or PennHIP. With the many orthopedic problems in the breed, you should want to ensure that you are not contributing knowingly to the problem.
Are you prepared to lose her in whelp? Are you prorated to pay for an emergency c-section? Are you prepared to take back any puppy that you bring into the world? If the owner can care for it anymore?
"So that others may live"
Hannah vom Steffenhaus, BH, Wilderness SAR
Eisenhower v.d Polizei "Ike" Wilderness SAR, CGC
B'Lena z. Treuenhanden
Nixon vom Banach, RATN
Phoster, FEMA USAR(Labrador)
Ch. Pennywise Sticky Wicket(Dandie Dinmont Terrier)