Well said. Also, you mentioned Emma is a rescue. Rescue from where? If she was from a rescue organization, they (well any reputable one would) require the dog to be altered. Unless there is something completely exceptional about her (conformation, work ability, bloodlines..) she should not be bred. And even then, she would need to prove herself first. As they say in the horse world, good stallions make great geldings.Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANI think an important consideration would be what would Emma add to the world of the GSD? What are her lines, and in the future what do you plan to do to prove breedworthiness? Health checks, proof of temperament, etc. Those are some of the things to be thinking of with your decision. Not to mention I could swing through KY shelters and pick up a hundred great GSDs in a month or less. So that adds to the need for exceptional breeding and planning as a breeder in that region.