So for those who know me from here you will know that 2 weeks ago I brought Ragnar home. Ragnar is "my" first purebred, i had a jack Russell and a rottie growing up as pets. I have always said that I want to breed one of my dogs (I normally only have males) so I could have one of there kids so I would still have a part of the father when they pass, but in harsh honesty, i wouldn't breed any of my dogs (besides Ragnar) because even tho i love my kids...there just special haha. I have 6 dogs, 5 mutts and 1 pure, and Dexter, who is half shepherd half Pitt, has the looks and smartness I love but hes got a few ticks I wouldn't want passed on. Not to mention I used to work at the local humain society, that's actually where I met my husband, and there are to many homeless mutts. Now I put it that way because rarely did we even get a pure dog and if we did the owner came right away or it was adopted out asap. Anyway my point is, with purebred dogs, there is a lot more money going into it which also means when someone gets a pup they cling to it for dear life and dont tend to give up as quick.
So with that ramble out of the way, I have been talking with the breeder I got Ragnar from every few days, giving updates and checking on her one dog that's due any day now, and we got talking about breeding, and to my shock she brought up and actually gave her blessings on me breeding Ragnar. This came to a huge shock because we only met when I picked Ragnar out, and shes just as protective of her animals as I am and that seemed like a big show of trust for her to say that.
So as we talked she mentioned that the next litter is due any day now and the father is a male my husband wanted, so when she said that I asked about getting a female and she said yes!
I have looked at both pups pedigrees, seen all of the parents, know what a lot of the offspring do and how they are so I already know I'll have two very solid well breed dogs.
Once Gracie has her litter the breeder will help pick out the best female with me and I'll bring her home when it's time (visiting every now and then before hand). By that time Ragnar should have a rather solid foundation in his training and I'll have more landshark exsperiance under my belt haha.
But anyway, I titled this my 3 year plan because that's about how long it will take for me to even attempt breeding the two. I already knew before hand that she needs to be developed enough and healthy to do this, so know I'm not just jumping the gun. I also have 1 (had 2 but rehomed her) in fact female and 1...(well 2 but Ragnar dosnt know whats going on yet lol) intact males right now for going on 2 years Nd have no had any accident litters and my husband never had either before we got together with his own dogs, so I know well enough to keep tract of my animals and all that fun stuff.
The other good thing about waiting this long is I'll be able to set aside a doggie nest egg. I plan to get both registered, both hip/elbow tested and set aside emergency money, so I'm actually thankful for this wait.
Now is the fun part of thinking of a female puppy name, a kennel name and prepping for another puppy! I must be nuts haha.
As for puppy names, if I stick with the vikings theam then Astrid will be her name, if I dont then I'm thinking either Thea (green arrow), Sookie (true blood) Genna (sons of anarchy) or Ziva (ncis)
And for kennel name I think I'm gunna go with, Von Addies Zorn (of Addies wrath). The breeder had that idea because originally I was gunna have Ragnar be, Wrath of Ragnarok, but I like the von/vom names and it also shows pride and ownership.
Ok I'll stop rambling right now, hopefully whoever reads this is pleased to know I'm not going in blind and all advice is welcome