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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-22-2018, 04:21 PM
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I pretty much agree with everything others have said, but wanted to ask a few questions. If the potential female is from the same breeder as Ragnar, how closely related are these pups? That's potentially a huge issue IMO. If they are related, how familiar are you with principles of and issues related to in and linebreeding? How comfortable are you with those issues, philosophically and otherwise? How much do you know about the health, temperament and performances behind them?

I'm not nor ever aspired to be a breeder, but I've been very fortunate to know/have known a few outstanding examples. I fully agree with Carmen. Breeding isn't a '3 year plan.' Done right and responsibly, it's a multi-generational, lifetime plan.

My advice (free and worth every penny) is to find a reputable breeder whose dogs, knowledge, experience and ethics you admire, and try to establish a mentoring relationship with her/him. That will take time (3 years is a drop in the bucket to what you can learn), but will give you a solid foundation from which to proceed.

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Ragnar is just a baby dog. Rome was not built in 3 years. You have plenty of time to train Ragnar so you know his temperment and biddability, health and breed worthiness. You could and should get him titled in something. Theres no hurry, he is a male dog and can make puppies for his entire life. You can learn from the breeder and get experience in canine pregnancy and birth. I admire your desire to work to improve the breed, this is a lifelong commitment.

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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
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