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Basically I want to breed my GS next year, it would be her first litter, anyways I want to get another GS but should I wait till I breed my GS and keep one of her pups, or should I buy another female to keep her company now? Either way I want to breed her, but shes lonely and I want to get her another female as a friend but dont know if i should wait and keep one a female of her own litter.

 

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So many things wrong here I don't know where to start...

Please do NOT breed your dog. There are way too many people breeding who don't know what they are doing, and way too many dogs in shelters, rescue, and on the street because there are not enough homes for them. Leave breeding to the experts.

Please do NOT get another female to keep your female company. Spay your female, and get a male if you want another dog. The dynamics usually work out much better. Same-sex pairs have been known to fight, especially when close in age.
 

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Well I bought her off a top breeder here in Ireland, she was Very expensive, He told me when shes old enough He would breed her for me and sell them for pick of the litter. So me personally wouldnt be breeding her
 

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No, theres no breeding contract???? I bought her, to buy her, Because i love german shepherds, He said after 6 months he would check up on her again, When he came back he said if im interested in breeding her he will do it all for me since iv no breeding experince. Ill get the link to his site hes a well known breeder with IKC and ireland
 

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I will let others handle the logistics of the breeding. I do however have to agree with Freestep. Do not get another female. Female/female combos can lead to pretty severe fights.
 

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It all sounds fishy to me. How can a breeder decide for a good breeding dog when she is 6 months old? How about if you get stuck with 10 pups?
If she is lonely, (if you mean without any human company) you need to find a way to spend more time with her or get a dog sitter. And, if she is lonely now, how can you take care of a litter? That is a 24/7 job.
There is a lot more to breeding than mating two dogs.
Take freestep's advice.
 

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Your breeder doesn't sound reputable to me. Want to know what can happen to the pups when you just breed a couple dogs together? Go check out the 'aggression' thread. 99% of those threads are due to BAD breeding! :mad:

You have NO idea at 6 months if that dog is breed worthy. Given just what you've said about the breeder of your dog, I'd say 'not'. Have you worked this dog at all? Have you done hip and elbow Xrays? Health screening? Do you even have the pedigree for this dog? All of these are basics. THEN you have to know how to match up the pedigrees so you don't end up with a bunch of head-case pups. (Like the bitch I spent a ton of money on that was insane her whole life) There are SO many GSDs out there that there's NO reason for the average Joe to breed. None. The only thing that usually comes of it are more pups in bad homes that grow up to be problem dogs either tied in someone's back yard or euthanized for aggression issues or extreme fear issues. You can say it wouldn't be you breeding the dog, but the bottom line is, it would be. You control what happens.

Your best bet for another dog is to spay your female and get a male. Two females are likely to fight, not be best buddies.
 

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Definitely do not get another female. That is like playing Russian Roulette with only one chamber empty.

And keep in mind that things can go wrong when breeding. While it may be a small risk, do you really want to take a chance on an emergency C-Section? Do want to take the chance on losing your girl?
 

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A good breeder knows their lines. They will when the sell puppies know which ones that are good to hold back or sell as potential breeding stock and which should be sold as pets.

At six months, they will see stuff that they like or dislike in a dog, and they may have a good reason to want to breed the bitch, from what they see.

It really depends on the breeder. It may be that the breeder just takes it for granted that in another year or so when she is ready to be bred, there might be some reason at that point not to breed her, and that could be disclosed then.

If the breeder is willing to do all the rest of it, including helping with finding buyers for the pups and that is what you want to do, and you trust your breeder, than I really don't think that is the worst think that can possibly happen. There are worst ways to jump into breeding. There is no evidence that the breeder would just slap any old dogs together. It depends wholly on the breeder.

As for getting a bitch pup because your bitch is lonely, please do not do this. Young bitches can HATE each other, and they can cause you a lot of grief. Have you considered looking at your local pound or shelter, or a local breeder for an older male? If you go ahead and neuter him, he will likely get along great with your female and no chance of an oops litter.
 

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Well, it might be, if Jag knew more about this breeder, and this dog, and we were all in the US.
Too many assumptions here to even address, though.
I missed you! :wild:
 

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Well thanks for everyones answers, like i said i didnt know much but I think use are right, I might get a male and spay her. And shes far from lonely im always with her but i just thought she might need a dog friend, plus id love another one :D!!
 

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I might get a male and spay her. And shes far from lonely im always with her but i just thought she might need a dog friend, plus id love another one :D!!
Very responsible of you going that route instead of just breeding her. Sounds like a great plan. It's probably best for everyone. Getting two females is just asking for trouble.
 
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