Hello lovers of black and red German shepherd puppies:
This Dr. Banffy of Banffy Haus. This is such a tender subject, especially when it comes to our beloved German shepherds. But it is important to deal with it, although compassionately. Some people feel a sense of loss approaching that of human companion when they lose a dog of 10-15 years. They have shared many special days and experiences. They may have been with you through a difficult time. They may have assuaged your loneliness or shared in a time success or joy such as the birth of a new child.
However, one must not let the mourning time distort ones vision. First of all, at this time, you want nothing more than to have your dog back, the same dog you lost and not another. Some people get comfort out of going back to the same kennel, trying to find the same bloodlines, maybe the same parents. Some look for the same eyes, coloration, size, something that looks like a reproduction of your deceased dog.
But this can be a mistake and lead to disappointment. First of all your dog was unique. You can never replace your dog, ever. Be grateful that you enjoyed such the time you spent with them. Secondly, going on a journey to replicate your dog’s DNA or try to get a clone can lead to disappointment. Not only was your dog product of his/her DNA, but of environmental influences, the time in your life they were born, the place, the people in the house, your lifestyle at that time, etc.
It is best NOT to jump into a new dog if you are still at the stage of desiring to replicate your last dog. What a burden to place on your new puppy, a burden it should not have to bear. And likely, as he/she is compared to your other dog, the new pup is pre-destined to failure.
If this is not the case, and you are moving with caution and care, and ready to create a new story from a blank slate with new German shepherd puppies, by all means, welcome a new German shepherd puppy into your home.
I hope this was helpful.
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