Trying to get a stud or breeding female from a puppy? Bad idea.

Hello German shepherd puppies lovers:

 

I would like to write this article to people looking to buy a Germany shepherd puppy to breed.  I do not sell them to breed although I do give full ownership.  I believe all people have th right of full ownership for their dog.  I am not worried about people who would like to try one litter to retain the lines of their loved companion, to give one to friends or family.  I strongly recommend neutering/spaying at 12-18 months.

The ones to whom I would like to direct this blog is to those hoping to get a top notch breeding female or stud from a puppy.  This is unrealistic and impractical.  Certainly, a healthy female will 80% of the time be able to conceive.  But, in order to get a breeding female from a puppy, you take a great risk.  First, you can’t be certain the hips will be top notch.  For a pet, this is not critical.  But for a breeder this is.  Also, in order to maintain the qualitiy in the breed you will have to title her, which can cost $4,000-5,000.  And you can’t be certain she will have the drive or courage to complete her schutzhund title.  Also, buying a puppy, even from top bloodlines, does not guarantee show level conformation.  Next, the puppy you buy may turn out to be unable to conceive, may be a confrontational breeder, may have “white” heats which are difficult to time, may produce very small litters, poor progeny.  She may eat her pups, lactate inadequately, or be a poor mother.   In order to breed properly, you need to either do the hit and miss until you find a suitable breeder, or buy a proven, titled female, with a litter or two under her belt.  This can be very an expensive proposition.

Even more unreasonable is thinking you can get a top stud from a puppy.  This is also very risky.  He may not have enough libido to be a motivated breeder, his semen may have poor concentration or poor motility, produce terrible progeny.  And, as with the female, titling is very expensive.  It is just not reasonable.  And with top notch proven studs available with observable progeny for from $600-1000 a breeding, it just doesn’t make sense to take the risk.

I really don’t like to sell to anyone with the unrealistic hope to buy a puppy which will turn out to be a top notch breeder or world class female.  The probability is against it, and inevitably they are disatisfied customers.

Recommendation:  For all of you hobby breeders, my recommendation is never to buy a male for breeding.  Instead buy a female from good bloodlines and breed her for a stud fee to a top notch proven stud.  This will prove to be the most reasonable course of action according the most likely chance of success.  And you can sell the puppies for more money from a top stud, earning the stud fee back, without the risks and costs of trying to make your own top notch stud.

I hope this was helpful.

 

Please visit our current litters at “Banffy Haus Current Litters” to see some of our world class German shepherd litters.

 

 

 

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