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Greetings all,

I have searched a bit for the answer to my question. I'm sure it's there and I'll continue searching but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask in the meantime.

My mother has a five year old male and recently took in an eighteen month old female that needed a home.

Her male was never neutered because she wanted to keep having a puppy of his as an option. The female she took from someone no longer able to care for her isn't spade. He's very well bred and she's also bred fairly well. If they don't have puppies then they don't have puppies. It would be nice but that isn't why my mother took her.

My question is about something she's concerned about. The male tries to "mate" or whatever term is used with the new female, a lot. Is this something that he may get out of his system in a few more days or will this be going on a lot since neither is fixed.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

-J
 

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If she's not in heat it sounds like a dominance issue to me. Dogs will mount other dogs, even male on male, to say,"hey look, I'm the boss here." If she submits he should stop doing it as much. Until she comes into heat anyway. I'm not an expert though so you might consult a vet or a trainer.
 

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JMHO...will your mom have safe, loving homes lined up for the puppies from a possible litter that she does not keep? shelters are over-run and rescues are out of space. with the economy the way it is things are getting worse by the day. so many people just never think about having to find good, responsible homes for the puppies that they don't keep...and where they'll wind up...and if they'll be taken care of. creating lives is such a big responsibility.

again, JMHO...nothing personal please, just something to think about (and she steps down off her soapbox now)...
 

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Originally Posted By: JLWHer male was never neutered because she wanted to keep having a puppy of his as an option. The female she took from someone no longer able to care for her isn't spade. He's very well bred and she's also bred fairly well. If they don't have puppies then they don't have puppies. It would be nice but that isn't why my mother took her.-J
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You are not going to like much of what most people have to say about this situation including me. These questions need answering before even considering breeding these dogs...

1. How is your mother proving these dogs are breed worthy? Is she temperament testing (high level, not just CGC), working them in a sport, herding, showing, agility, etc.?

2. Has she received health clearances from recognized sources?

3. Does she know most of the dogs in both of these dogs pedigrees and their temperaments and what they are known for passing on to their progency and what this breeding is likely to produce both from a temperament and structure standpoint?

4. Does she have experience whelping litters, or is she pairing with someone who does?

5. After all the above questions are answered with YES, does she feel that this pairing will better the breed? Meaning, combining these dogs genetics will be an effort to produce superior pups to the Dam and Sire both structurally and temperament wise.

6. Then, you need to ask her if she is willing to keep the entire litter until she can find suitable homes for them. Is she willing to keep and raise these puppies all their lives because she may not find homes for them.

If the answer to ANY of the above questions is no, then she is part of the PROBLEM. We do not need any more back yard bred GSD's that end up as a bastardization to the breed whose standard we work hard to uphold and educate people about. Get both of these dogs fixed.
 
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