Ragnar is a cute pup.
I hope he has a long and happy life , appreciated for what he is .
Breeding does not have to be part of that picture.
Are you sure that the breeder is able to be a good mentor???
I'm not sure .
Before you start buying potential mates --- slow down -- learn a thing or two.
by your own admission this is your first "gsd" . and you are completely new to pedigrees.
here is that thread https://www.germanshepherds.com/foru...pedigrees.html
go back and visit that thread and consider some of the reactions . Those are people with a little experience .
Litter from Brutus Vom Mia Mie Sorelle and Pippa Vom Mia Mie Sorelle
that is your pups pedigree . As a breeding animal I don't see the plan or goal -- it is a real mish mash , nothng you can hang your hat on --- The maternal line just falls apart .
what you need to do in the next 3 years is to put all those names on the pedigree on a piece of paper - slips with the individual names , place in a hat or box , and draw one out every so often.
then make it your mission to learn absolutely every thing that you can about that dog .
The forum is a good source .
I do have an issue with the pedigree . The appropriation of a German kennel name Widsteiger Land
Rusty Von Der Wildsteigerland male. Believe me the genuine owner of this name would not ever have
used American bred lines .
if you get a female from the same breeder what are you getting ? More of the same.
if you want to be serious about breeding , and only people that are serious should take on that responsibility thaen
you have to know your way around the basics of a pedigree
I believe you said you have worked or volunteered at a humane society ? Then you know what happens .
I think you would be breeding pets - and even if they were good you would have a hard time getting someone who will do something with the dog -- trial , show, train .
he is pretty cute though