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Hi,

I'm new to this wonderful hobby and just two weeks back picked up
my first GSD puppy ever, beautiful Gina, who is now exactly 8 weeks old.

Knowing that there're many experts on this forum, I hope that some- body's willing to tell me when a female puppy becomes sexually ma-
ture.

Thanks in advance and take care of your four-legged friends!!!
 

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Physically, as soon as she has her first heat cycle. Which can be as early as 5-6 months old, or as late as 12-13 months old. Depends on the individual dog.

From the standpoint of being mentally mature enough to successfully raise a litter, as Angela said, not until at least 2 years old. I've found closer to 3 years old is better in most cases in terms of mental maturity.
 

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Hi Angela_W & Chris,

Thank you so much for the information you gave me.

As I already said several times, this is a FANTASTIC website and newbies like me can learn a lot from experts like you.

Thanks again and take care.

By the way, please forgive me for answering you that late.
 
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