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My German shepherd is 2 years old and i want to breed her but she is quite dog agressive, mostly because she's scared of other dogs, any advice?
 

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Yes, spaying her would be the best thing you could do for her and the breed (and you - whew - not fun to produce more scared dogs!). ETA - will let others talk about the genetics of temperament and fear and how they are passed down, especially from the mom, who influences behavior as well.

And have to add- good on you that you asked, instead of coming on here in a couple of months asking about body temperature or coat colors!
 

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Right on JeanKBBMMMAAN! Please spay her.
 

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Spay and do not breed. I have an aggressive dog as well. While I am totally head over heels with him, gorgeous dog, wonderful with me, I would not dream of passing his genes on to a litter of pups. It wouldn't be fair for the pups to grow up like this nor would it be fair for owners to deal with it when I can stop it now.
 

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Why? Love the dog you have, and if you want another dog, get another dog. You don't need to breed her, and if she's genetically fearful then you absolutely shouldn't.
 

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May I ask why you want to breed her?

I agree with others about spaying. But is there an underlying reason you want to breed an aggressive dog? It isn't good for society...
 

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Why do you want to breed an aggressive female? And according to your profile, you are 17? Are you financially stable enough to deal with possible repercussions that go along with breeding? Has your female had any health certs? Hips/elbows? Have you shown her? Have you worked her in any capacity? How many years of experience do you have with dogs and GSDs? What makes this female worthy enough to breed? Are you being mentored by anyone? What is her pedigree? What qualities does she have?

Take a step back, educate yourself and don't even think about breeding until you get much more experience.
 

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Spay her. Unless she has some great qualities that would overcome genetically bad nerves and you know how to match up a pedigree to try to bring out the best qualities, spay her.
 

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I would never buy a puppy from a dam that is DA and I don't know anyone that would. Nervous mum = nervous pups.
 

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I was just at my local SPCA this week..ABSOLUTELY PITIFUL HOW MANY HOMELESS DOGS ARE THERE..WAITING TO DIE?? please don't add to the millions of homeless pets..
 

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I would never buy a puppy from a dam that is DA and I don't know anyone that would. Nervous mum = nervous pups.
It's not the dog aggressive that bothers me. It's the fact that it's based in FEAR aggression which indicates a weak nerved dog. I live with a FA dog...and it's a PITA.
 

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The purpose of breeding is the better the breed as a whole. Just because you like your dog and want puppies doesn't mean she is a good example of the type of dog that should represent the breed.

A nervous, insecure, dog aggressive GSD is not a dog that should be adding to the breed. :(

If you want a puppy, look around for good breeders. You're going to have to pay a bit, but believe me, a puppy from a GOOD GSD breeder is going to be TEN TIMES more enjoyable than a puppy from your girl.

It'd be best to get her spayed.
 

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You can't breed a dog with a genetic weakness. If she were deformed in some way would it be fair to produce puppies that were sure to be deformed as well? It's the same thing with behavior problems. I know someone who bred their FA chihuahua and she ate some of her puppies because she was so nervous.
If you want to experience whelping perhaps you could volunteer at an animal shelter and work with a pregnant dog in need.
 

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Guys Take it easy on this girl. She at 17, was smart enough to ask first. You are a very smart young lady. I'm very impressed. Please take their advise and don't breed her. I know puppies are cute and special but you have your whole life ahead of you and if you love this breed as much as the rest of us here, you, will in the future, get a great dog to breed. Just love the one you have and maybe share your love for puppies with getting another one, or if that is not possible, maybe volunteer at a pet rescue, human society type thing. So many dogs who were cute as puppies, but have fear issues end up in bad places. Thank you for being smart enough to ask.
 

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I know, but it's good you asked, and it's good you're listening.

The fact is, temperament is genetic, so if your female is fear-aggressive, her pups probably will be too. In fact, there are an awful lot of fear-aggressive GSDs out there, it's why the breed has gotten a bad name. If you breed your bitch, you will be perpetuating this.

GSDs are not an endangered species, so it's not necessary to breed ALL of them. You breed only the best to the best. Not saying your female is not a wonderful, loving pet. She certainly deserves the best of what you have to give. Spay her, and let her be a wonderful pet.

If you think you want to get into breeding, there is a whole world of knowledge that you must have under your belt in order to do it right. This means lots of study and a mentor, going to shows, trials, and training. When you get to a point where you have a solid knowledge base (I'd say a minimum of five years of intense study), and you have a solid mentor, then you go about finding the right dogs for breeding.
 

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Like others have said, do not breed your female, get her spayed.

She's still young work with a trainer and work with her on her aggression issues.
 
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