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Breeding An Old German Shepherd

Hello, I have an 8 year old german shepherd. I'd like to breed her. Is she too old? Should I take her to the vet first to make sure she is ok to be bred?
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She's too old.
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She's too old.
I agree, in fact the vet visit for her spay could save her life. I had a friend delay a spay on their senior bitch and not only did she almost die from pyrometra the bill from the vet ended up being almost $2000. Scary time and they were lucky she made it.




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Don't breed her, she's too old.
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Good thing you did ask for advice first. Sadly, most people don't.
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If you love your girl just go back to your breeder! Its important we support responsible breeders by going to them and enable them to keep up the good work!

Have you seen this -->>https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e-breeder.html




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We just pulled an 8.5 y.o. dog with great genetics into rescue....and she had life-threatening pyometra too. The spay saved her life too. Our bill wasn't as high as MaggieRoseLee's friend's bill, but it was still a lot (nearly $900).

Risking an old dog's life seems like far too big a risk to me, esp. for a dog who's been good and loyal her whole life. These last years are the years to cherish her, and let her enjoy her 'retirement.'
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Yes, she is too old.

Spaying is not a bad suggestion. Friend dealt with pyo in too older females. Very expensive and very scary.

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In human years, your GSD would be 55 years old.


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****, I'm glad I just got Jasira spayed and she's only 3 but the vet said she had over-large odd shaped ovaries. He doubted she could ever get bred anyway. I wouldn't have because she came back with mild hip dysplasia after I had her x-rays done. I won't pass that along.
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