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Should I breed my GS a second time after she killed her 1st litter?

Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. I hope someone can shed some light on my current situation.

My German Shepherd had her 1st litter of pups 3 days ago at the age of 2 years old. She is a very gentle, non-aggressive, and smart dog. That being said, she has done the unthinkable and killed/ate her litter of 8 puppies. On the day she had them I had found one of the pups outside her large doghouse, (which has a tall lip on the entrance hole) and about 2 yards outside her 10x10 kennel. I found it rather odd and wasnt sure how it happened , but I put the puppy back with the rest and they all seemed fine. She was letting them nurse, and cleaned them periodically. That same night I noticed 1 of the pups had 2 deep wound marks on it's back, which I assumed was done from the mother stepping on it. She was licking the wound for the pup so I figured it would be okay. The next day the puppy that had escaped the day before was once again missing, except this time I could not find it. The puppy with the open wounds was dead, and now another puppy had similar wound marks on it's back and neck. She was still nursing and licking all of her puppies. On the 3rd day all of the puppies where sadly dead. Almost all of them had open wounds and maggots on them. She was still licking the puppies and seemed to want to care for them. She then drug them out of the doghouse, and attempted to bury them. I had to leave for an appointment and when I returned I was only able to find 2 1/2 puppies, and did not find any buried inside the kennel.

So, now I'm left wondering if my GS is a complete psychopath, did all of the puppies have something wrong with them, did another animal attack them, did she step on them, or was she crushing them with her teeth on purpose? And should I try to breed her again, or will it be the same outcome?

Sorry for the long post. Any insight would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.
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I know nothing about breeding but i can tell you i would not breed her. Her having puppies might have overwhelmed her with the stress and hormone overload might have been to much for her. i know of a breeder who's bitche wouldn't care for her puppies she spayed her.
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Please do not breed this dog again. Not only because of this tragic outcome, but because, just to be frank.... you lack the proper set up time, and experience to rear a litter. I’m sure with more info we could find additional reasons why this is a bad idea.

Spay your girl. It’s the only way to make up for the 8 lives lost already.
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I'm going to reiterate what the others have said in the hope of the more 'NOs' you get the more likely you'll listen... Don't breed her again.
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Call tomorrow and make an appointment to have her spayed. This was not her fault and she absolutely should not be subjected to this again.
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No. She should be spayed. Some just aren't cut out to be mothers
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Thank you all for the fast responses. I will have her spayed asap.
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Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. I hope someone can shed some light on my current situation.

My German Shepherd had her 1st litter of pups 3 days ago at the age of 2 years old. She is a very gentle, non-aggressive, and smart dog. That being said, she has done the unthinkable and killed/ate her litter of 8 puppies. On the day she had them I had found one of the pups outside her large doghouse, (which has a tall lip on the entrance hole) and about 2 yards outside her 10x10 kennel. I found it rather odd and wasnt sure how it happened , but I put the puppy back with the rest and they all seemed fine. She was letting them nurse, and cleaned them periodically. That same night I noticed 1 of the pups had 2 deep wound marks on it's back, which I assumed was done from the mother stepping on it. She was licking the wound for the pup so I figured it would be okay. The next day the puppy that had escaped the day before was once again missing, except this time I could not find it. The puppy with the open wounds was dead, and now another puppy had similar wound marks on it's back and neck. She was still nursing and licking all of her puppies. On the 3rd day all of the puppies where sadly dead. Almost all of them had open wounds and maggots on them. She was still licking the puppies and seemed to want to care for them. She then drug them out of the doghouse, and attempted to bury them. I had to leave for an appointment and when I returned I was only able to find 2 1/2 puppies, and did not find any buried inside the kennel.

So, now I'm left wondering if my GS is a complete psychopath, did all of the puppies have something wrong with them, did another animal attack them, did she step on them, or was she crushing them with her teeth on purpose? And should I try to breed her again, or will it be the same outcome?

Sorry for the long post. Any insight would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Hahaha, thanks... I think lol. Just trying to give as much detail as possible and get to the bottom of it.
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Hahaha, thanks... I think lol. Just trying to give as much detail as possible and get to the bottom of it.
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