Helpful hints on breeding German Shepherds.

German Shepherd Puppies lovers: See our K-9 College




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German Shepherd puppies lovers, please visit our k-9 college.  I have taking a lot of time to reveal many of the tricks German Shepherd breeders know about so many issues such as taping ears, correcting jumping, clipping nails, feeding etc.  There is even a great page of must have resources regarding your German Shepherd.  I put on a new article on toys also which I hope will be of help to you.

My goal is to make your life with your German shepherd puppy as safe and enjoyable as possible.  I have spent many years accumulating this info and want you to have it.  Please also see all the other useful resources.  For me an informed buyer is the best buyer.

Please use this free resource.  It is a pleasure to share it with you, my fellow German Shepherd puppies owners and German shepherd breeders.

German Shepherd Breeders: problems with Tieing during mating




I received the following question about unsuccessful ties:

GERMAN SHEPHERD BREEDERS QUESTION;  I guess the one question I have right now is that our oldest female GSD (five years old) that we purchased here in Suriname has been difficult to breed recently.  In the past, we bred her with our oldest male dog (also gotten locally),and he never had any problems mating with her.  We retired him last year, and we have had no success breeding Minx with another male GSD since then.  We tried with my parents’ male before they left the field, and then with our imported AKC registered male.  Although Minx would stand for them, and they would “try,” they never succeeded in penetrating her and “tying.”  We finally put our male Husky in with her, and he succeeded in a matter of minutes when we had been trying with the other dogs for several days.  (Some people like the GSD/Husky cross-breed, but the pups don’t sell for as much as the purebreds).  She doesn’t swell much (compared to our other females), so we don’t know if that is the problem?  Have you ever faced something like that?

DR. BANFE’S ANSWER:   (which may be of interest to German Shepherd Breeders:

It would be a pleasure to give you my take on this.  My website is at  I am not sure what the problem is.  I have never had a problem mating a brood female if the timing were correct.  But sometimes when you are early (or late), and the scent is not right, the males will not tie correctly even though they appear to be trying.  I have had that problem before.  It is all by scent and they can smell when she is ready.  She may also not be completely receptive if the timing is wrong. So you may have tried too early but then been right on with the husky.  I use progesterone testing to get the right timing if I can’t leave her to have access to the male multiple times.

So I suspect that is the problem.  Also, I don’t know if you are assisting penetration.  That can make it more likely successful if you are a little early or late.  I have watched this but not done this as I have relied on a very experienced stud owner for this.

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I hope this is of use to you German Sheperd puppies owners and German Shepherd breeders alike.




German Shepherd Puppies: HEALTH WARNING-Parasites-Coccidia


This is Dr. Banfe with another blog entry for all you German German Shepherd Puppies owners or aficionados.

Just a health warning to make certain nothing happens to your new puppy.  Coccidia is a common parasite which lives in the walls of the intestines of dogs, but more so in puppies.  When a puppy leaves its litter and mom, this can be a stressful experience.  Due to this stress the intestinal tract of the puppy can become overwhelmed by the parasite, causing diarrhea.  Then it must be treated to remove the infection.

If this happens with your puppy, do not take it lightly.  A puppy can lose a lot of liquid through diarrhea and become dehydrated quickly.  If your puppy is expelling completely liquid stool for a good deal of time, you can pinch the skin on the back of the neck gently, and when released if it does not return quickly, the puppy is likely dehydrated.   The skin has lost its elasticity.

If you notice the liquid has red flecks, you need to get the puppy in to the vet as soon as you can as the puppy may die within the next few hours if you do not .  The vet can immediately administer fluidd subcutaneously (under the skin) to provide the life sustaining rehydration.

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I hope this is of use to you German Sheperd puppies owners and German Shepherd breeders alike.