Originally Posted by freefall
+3 on dunerunner. Get her a puppy. Or get her bred if still a possibility. Nothing like a little one to take your mind off an absent one.
That has to be the dumbest statement I have ever seen on her. My dog has problems so I am going to breed her. HAVE YOU BEEN TO A SHELTER EVER? In three years as a vet tech in a small facility for the ARMY at Fort Dix I put to death over 3000 cats and 2000 dogs. Many of them dogs were good dogs just to old for people to adopt.
If your dog is not a true AKC registered champion or breed champion then you need to get your dog fixed. Getting a dog fixed reduces the risks of many different types of cancers, and increases their life by years.
I am very anti backyard breeders. The only thing you people do is create a problem that some one else has to fix.
Look at JD's dogs these are high quality dogs that have had the best care and the parents are dogs that produce quality pups. Do you know how to tell if a GSD is going to produce pups worthy of $3000? Are you going to spend the money to get the mother and father DNA tested Hips and Elbow x-rayed. Breeding dogs is not a big money maker.
The military tried to become a breeder in the early 70's yah every dog they breed they ended up killing because they all were inbreed and ended up have so many problems it was not funny.
Leave the breeding to the people who know what the hell they are doing. Just because you have 5 kids doesn't mean your an expert at breeding.