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I have been away from breeding for over 30 years after moving out west. I was a founding member of the Chemung Valley German Shepherd Dog Club, which seems to be gone now. I haven't been in the GSDCA since the 80s. I can't find any of the old members or breeders from around the Elmira, NY area.
I am looking for a stud within driving distance of Sayre, PA and having not much luck. I hope the people here can set me in the right direction and help me find some studs in the area.
I hope I didn't post this in the wrong area. LOL
Thanks for your help.
 

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Define Driving distance. 2 hours? 3 hours? 1/2 hour?

I live near Sayre. I don't know of any reputable breeders in the area. There is a Schutzhund club in Binghamton that you could contact but I don't think any of their dogs were locally bought.
 

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Thank you for your responses.
Jax08,
Driving distance? The closer the better, but we'll drive a couple hours if needed.
However, the shepherd belongs to my wife. I am trying to help find her a stud. She is almost 2 years old and it will be her first litter. My wife's main prerequisite is a stud fee of $500 or under, although pick of the litter would probably be ok with her. I understand this limits her options. But, She just wants to enjoy having a litter of puppies.

Emoore,
I originally got involved in shepherds through some friends that were in the show clubs. However I have always loved Schutzhund too. Our dog is not from a show line though.

I wish there was a way to locate all the available studs within a certain region. I can't seem to find such a site or method of search. She will be in heat soon so time is sort of important right now for her.
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Maybe your wife should skip this heat, wait another six months and educate herself on boodlines, work vs. show, Euro vs. American, and find the right stud for her bitch rather than selecting based on proximity and bargain price.

You say the female is "almost" 2 years old-- I take it she hasn't had her hip and elbow OFA certifications yet?
 

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Define Driving distance. 2 hours? 3 hours? 1/2 hour?

I live near Sayre. I don't know of any reputable breeders in the area. There is a Schutzhund club in Binghamton that you could contact but I don't think any of their dogs were locally bought.
Mel's Athena is one of my pups...purchased locally.
 

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I have been away from breeding for over 30 years after moving out west. I was a founding member of the Chemung Valley German Shepherd Dog Club, which seems to be gone now. I haven't been in the GSDCA since the 80s. I can't find any of the old members or breeders from around the Elmira, NY area.
I am looking for a stud within driving distance of Sayre, PA and having not much luck. I hope the people here can set me in the right direction and help me find some studs in the area.
I hope I didn't post this in the wrong area. LOL
Thanks for your help.
A LOT has changed with the breed in the last 30 years. And not all for the better. I drove 6 hrs one way(twice) for the last stud I used. I have only bred my bitch twice, and that was AFTER she was 24 months, after her OFA's on hips/elbow came back okay, after she was CERF'd, after she was cardiac cleared, after she had a title, after a suitable/compatible/complimentary stud was considered.

What bloodlines is your bitch? American show line, West German show line, working line? What is her pedigree? What are you looking for in a male to compliment her? What does she bring to the breed that is so special, that 300 other bitches dont?

Just some things to think about when looking for a stud.
 

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Barb E,

LOL ;)
I guess you just read the title of this thread and never read my first post. Otherwise you would have noticed I was a founding member of the Chemung Valley GSDC, which was recognized by the GSDCA at that time. We developed a really good educational program for all GSD owners.

If someone does not understand the season of their bitch they should not be breeding her. That is a no-brainer, wouldn't you say. There are already too many puppy mills around, ruining the breed.

I was looking for a stud, not knowledge of breeding. Please read posts carefully before asking silly questions.
 

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I guess it's strange that the OP has the same IP as the link Barb E posted??

It's also strange that this poster has an "almost 2 year old" female as well? If you were instrumental in educational programs, I guess I'd ask if your female will be OFA'd h/e prior to breeding?

Guess it's gonna be a strange day, but it is a full moon right??:)

Maybe you would get better results to your question on here
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I found some things interesting between the two posts.

I do like being silly :silly:
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Though you may know alot of the information on the following sites... there have been some fairly big changes in the GSD 'world' in the past years so asking for a breeder isn't necessarily as easy as you'd think. The different looks and 'flavors' of GSD's and the health and temperament issues I think are even more key to fit what you want with what's being bred.

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/choosing-breeder/137533-things-look-responsible-breeder.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/welcome-gsd-faqs-first-time-owner/179460-different-flavors-german-shepherds.html
 

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I'll be very curious to see where you can find a quality stud for less than 500$.

Does your bitch have any ratings or titles? If not, it's going to be harder to find a quality stud. Even if you did find a stud with ratings/titles that complimented your bitch, would they stud to you? Do you meet the minimum requirements that most reputable breeders use to screen potential bitches? It's a predicament...those that have low stud fees and willing to stud to you might not be the kind of studs you would even WANT to use. But I'm sure you know that...decades of experience and all ;)
 

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Different members from the same household could be posting from the same computer - no rules against that.

Specifically signing up with a different user name and trying to fool board members that they are a different person is against board rules.
In this case, I think we can give the OP the benefit of the doubt, but the similarity in posting style (good eye, Barb) is very odd.
 

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Different members from the same household could be posting from the same computer - no rules against that.

Specifically signing up with a different user name and trying to fool board members that they are a different person is against board rules.
In this case, I think we can give the OP the benefit of the doubt, but the similarity in posting style (good eye, Barb) is very odd.

I'm sure the OP will post to clear up the confusion why they are using the same computer but don't know about the dogs in the home.

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I guess that is where the confusion is to me

From this OP:
If someone does not understand the season of their bitch they should not be breeding her. That is a no-brainer, wouldn't you say. There are already too many puppy mills around, ruining the breed

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A post from the same computer-IP-different user:
I am sort of new to this and don't know where to find a lot of info.
My bitch is almost 2 years. I am going to breed her this time around.
How many days after she comes into heat should she be bred?
Also do I have several days or is it a one day window or something?
Do I normally leave her at the kennel the stud is at? Or does it happen right away?

What am I missing?
 
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