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My girl Trinty turned 2 today! We have been training in schutzhund & AKC since she was 6 months old. Show record
5 months took VP1 at regional conformation
16 mo got her BH & SG conformation at regionals

AKC 10 mo Reserve Champion conformation
13 mo earned her BN title
14 mo got CGC title
Has 2 legs in rally novice
1 leg in obedience novice

My mom found a beautiful west German show line that's going to breed my girl in trade for pick pup. Wallaby Feetback has his BH & FH. Am I nervous yes I've never bred a dog before always had them fixed but Trinity is special. She is. Working showline mx.
Both dogs have A ratings on hips & elbows. I will be testing for DM & STD before breeding.

Now I'm researching everything I could possibly need for a pregnant dog & how to raise healthy pups! I'm going to be a wreck till pups arrive & she won't even be in heat till sept. Both dogs are on pedigreedatabase
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My mother owns Trinitys dad so she is helping. I have 2 friends that ran a hunt club kennel & are pros at birthing pups. They will be by my side when it's time as I'm going to be a basket case :)
I also have an amazing trainer that will help me. I do actually have some pups already spoken for which is awesome. They should be amazing pups with both parents being tracking machines & stunning.
I have recent photos of Wallaby as that's a baby pic on the database page. Just not sure how to post picks on here.
 

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I made an album. & put pictures of Trinity & recent photos of Wallaby this is Wallaby the male
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Any reason you're not waiting to get an IPO1 on her before you breed? And why are you going with a stud that only has a BH?
 

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Wallaby has BH & FH his pedigree isn't updated. I'm choosing to breed her now & with this male for a couple reasons. Were ready for a pup to start training, my trainer suggested it to help her mature & increase her defense. These pups will be more suitable as showline & pet homes which are the people that have been asking me for pups that have watched Trinity grow up.
She won't be bred again till we get our IPO & she will be bred to a strong working line to increase the drive. Hope that makes sense
 

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Wallaby has BH & FH his pedigree isn't updated. I'm choosing to breed her now & with this male for a couple reasons. Were ready for a pup to start training, my trainer suggested it to help her mature & increase her defense. These pups will be more suitable as showline & pet homes which are the people that have been asking me for pups that have watched Trinity grow up.
She won't be bred again till we get our IPO & she will be bred to a strong working line to increase the drive. Hope that makes sense
Don't you have a pup to train right now? lol

If you breed to a strong working line, a couple things to consider...

Pups may get the working line's stronger aggression/defense drives without the necessary nerve strength to handle that drive. You will also lose the folks who want what your female is, as the pups won't be that similar to her.

It would be more advisable to find a strong showline than cross IMO.
 

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Good luck with the breeding. I must comment on this however...

my trainer suggested it to help her mature & increase her defense.
Hogwash. She just turned 2. She will mature in her own time. Same for defense. She will either develop it or she won't. She doesn't need a litter for that to happen and this sort of thinking should not have any bearing on deciding whether or not to breed a dog.
 

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Good luck with the breeding. I must comment on this however...



Hogwash. She just turned 2. She will mature in her own time. Same for defense. She will either develop it or she won't. She doesn't need a litter for that to happen and this sort of thinking should not have any bearing on deciding whether or not to breed a dog.
I hope its not true... or after Katya's first breeding I'll have to keep her in a box under my bed when not training lol
 

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Thanks for your thoughts on the breeding of my girl. I guess in a way I'm extremely excited to get a pup from my girl. My plans for it is search. & rescue but I'm sure many will tell me I'm wrong for doing this.
My vet said this a great age for her first breeding, & it's going to be a huge learning experience for me. Both bloodlines are very good, both dogs are stunning with even temperament. Both fabulous trackers & smart so I'm looking forward to a pup . My husband has been wanting a GSD for 2 yrs. & we decided to wait till we bred Trinity. I've always been the person to spay/. Neuter everything. This is me going outside my comfort zone & praying for an amazing outcome. Knowing I already have homes lined up is the other reason I'm going for it.

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Sounds like you are a woman with a plan, and I wish you all the best.

I do agree with Jane that finding an experienced breeder to mentor you would go a long way, especially since this is your first time.
 

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Don't you have a pup to train right now? lol

If you breed to a strong working line, a couple things to consider...

Pups may get the working line's stronger aggression/defense drives without the necessary nerve strength to handle that drive. You will also lose the folks who want what your female is, as the pups won't be that similar to her.

It would be more advisable to find a strong showline than cross IMO.
I had one of these. A LOT of aggression no nerve. She was also a child biter.
 

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while it is easy to look at all the positives in each dog. also remember to look at the negatives since there will be one or two puppies that will show those traits and be prepared to deal with those.
 

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I am curious. You said at 10 months old AKC reserve championship. I have done AKC shows for years and years and not heard of this "award".
Is she actually an AKC Champion or do you mean Reserve Winners Bitch?
If you mean Reserve Winners Bitch, then does she have any points towards her Championship? If not, then this Reserve Championship award is actually Reserve Winners Bitch which means she was 2nd best of the female German Shepherds that day. Not really a noteworthy award or something to base her greatness to breed.
AKC does not have a Reserve Championship award.. They have class winners, winners dog and bitch, reserve winners dog and bitch ,Best of Breed and at some big enough entry shows Award of Merit and then points towards a grand Champion. Then you have Group placements and Best In Show and since recently Reserve Best in Show.

I have a ton of Reserve Winners ribbons for both males and females.
 

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I too am curious why this male, outside of simple convenience? Neither pedigree seems that amazing or spectacular. There are plenty of people breeding good looking dogs with ok drives and "work" history.

Have you ever done search and rescue? I havent, but a couple women in my club do and I work a lot with a local search and rescue group through my clinic, from what they've told me, ipo tracking is really nothing compared to real scent detection work. So just because a dog has an FH to me doesn't mean he would be a great search dog. And really I would hope any dog could get a BH with decent training.


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I do have close friends in search & rescue. I have access to actual human remains. My moms a nurse, dad's a cop. & their best friend has the dogs that search for dead people on land. & in water. So to answer your question yes I do have help.
As for her AKC conformation no she doesn't have points as my dog doesn't walk on her hocks. She has a strong croup straight back. Her mother was a working line, her father is showline. I personally think both these dogs have what I'm looking for in her first breeding.
As I said before we will continue schutzhund training in the spring. Our goal next year is IPO-1, AD, possible IPO R. The trials in my area are limited so she won't be bred again till 2016 if we achieve our goals because of when trials are held.
I do actually have goals set & have a plan for my girl that has been thought out . I've waited 42 years to have my first litter of pups so trust me, this has been a long time coming! Thanks for your concerns. I'm actually doing her training myself, something a lot of people can't say :)
 

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