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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-10-2016, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for your help and taking the time to give me advice. I think what I said in my previous post may have been misunderstood because breeding for me isn't something I want to start doing for many years down the road. I'm only asking for advice on it now so I can better prepare myself for it for the future because I'm always thinking about the future. In my immediate future I'd like to apprentice with someone so I can start learning how to train dogs and get to know the GSD since I haven't really had any experience with them thus far in my life. I'd like to learn how to be an obedience trainer and eventually take up training for Police dogs and even helper dogs. I won't even consider breeding until I've created a solid foundation for training.
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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-10-2016, 05:37 PM
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If you have experience with German Shepherds, what made you decide you someday wanted to breed them?

Do you have experience with other breeds?
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If you have experience with German Shepherds, what made you decide you someday wanted to breed them?

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I don't really have any experience with GSD other than my sister's dog is a GSD mix and the dog we had when I was very little was also a mix. Growing up I had quite a few different kinds of dogs most of which I can't really remember the breeds of. I decided on GSD because I would like to train dogs in various way e.g obedience and hopefully eventually get into police dog training. I just feel like for the path I am trying to take GSD would be the best fit for me but of course I am always trying to learn about them. But there's no better way than to learn from experience so I would definitely love to have that experience and that's why I wanted to try and volunteer at a nearby animal shelter so I can be around many different types of dogs so I can make the best decision I can.
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Just curious, and if you have already answered I apologize. I haven't read every post on this thread. But how old are you and how much time do you have to devote to learning to train and study the breed.
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At the moment I'm working about 50 hours a week but I can easily do things on my days off or after work depending on what time I get off of work which changes weekly.
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on 50 hours a week it will be tough to raise a working dog and keep up with the training. Im not saying its impossible just that you will not have time for pretty much anything else. Let alone start breeding
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Yeah, I know. I've been putting off getting a dog until I have a house in a couple of years and by then I'll also hopefully have a job that requires less hours. That's why I've been trying to get all of my research and training done now so I am ready to start up a training school when I move.
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I think you are putting the cart before the horse. Get a house, get a job with less hours, intern now with trainers of various disciplines, work some GSD, foster some GSD. Figure out if you even like the breed and figure out what about the breed you like. Talk to breeders of dogs you like. Get a GSD. Work it. Get another. Work it. Work other people's GSD, then maybe think about beeeding one of the dogs you have actually owned and worked.
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just keep this in mind . Breeding TAKES money , NOT makes money !

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Yeah, I know. I've been putting off getting a dog until I have a house in a couple of years and by then I'll also hopefully have a job that requires less hours.
good that you are being realistic but keep in mind until you have owned and worked a dog you will have no idea what it takes regardless of how much research you do there will be no substitute for experience. Owning messing up and trying to fix your first dog will teach you a lot. MOstl likely unless the stars align that will not be the dog you breed. I commend you for doing the research though thats a step many people skip and how dogs end up poorly bred and in shelters
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