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Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by stivally2, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. stivally2

    stivally2 New Member Registered

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    :flowers: German Shepherd x Alaskan Malamute(Alaskan Shepherd) male at stud wanted as we are looking to let our own Alaskan Shepherd female have a litter of pups before having her spayed. She is very loving and friendly good with kids and other animals.

    Would be looking to mate her around Jan or Feb 2014 when she will be just over 2yrs. This is a fantastic mix very loving and very loyal get on great with kids and other animals.

    Only looking for same mix for breeding thanks.

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  2. pippywhippet

    pippywhippet New Member Registered

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    I personally wouldn't breed a litter when there are so many dogs unwanted being put to sleep for lack of homes or stuck in rescues :( I don't doubt your girl is lovely, but also bear in mind your bitch might have a large litter and will you be confident in finding good lifetime homes for the pups?

    8 months is far too young to think about breeding- she needs to be at least 2 and should be vet checked and hip scored as GSDs and Malamutes can both have hereditary hip problems- as should a potential stud dog.
     
  3. Boostar

    Boostar New Member Registered

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    She's a beautiful dog but you should only breed if your dog is a great example of the breed, considering your dog is a heinz-57 she's a mutt, which in some cases are good if you've got a working dog.

    You're clearly looking to make money out of her. Theres too many dogs in shelters.

    Sorry if you think I'm being harsh but it's the truth.
     
  4. stivally2

    stivally2 New Member Registered

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    Maya is 18mths now and we are not going to mate her til Jan or Feb we are confident we can get homes for her pups and have already have had enquires from reputable homes a couple of whom already have one of these beautiful dogs i know all about hip scores and the hereditary problems and i also run my own website for these dogs.

    Firstly please get your information right she is not a heinz-57 she is a first gen of this cross breed, heinz-57 are of various mixed parentage .Secondly i am not doing this just for the money as it is going to cost me in vet fee's ,insurance etc.
     
  5. eingana

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    I'm sorry to say that I agree with those who have commented on breeding when there are so many dogs already in rescue. If you like I can pull up the number of GSDxMal or GSDxhusky dogs already in the one rescue I work with, and it won't be pretty reading.

    It is my opinion that no dog (at all, pedigree or cross) should be bred unless they are very good examples of their type of dog and there are twice as many homes already waiting for the puppies before they are conceived as you are likely to need. For a GSD that means approximately 20 people who have signed on the dotted line, since the average number of puppies is 9.

    This year, for the first time in quite a long time, we've also got puppies coming into rescue as young as 12 weeks old. We even had a complete litter of pedigree pups come in at 6 weeks because their breeder had seen no interest in them.

    There are too many dogs in this country. Please visit a few local pounds before you add to this number.
     
  6. chelynnah

    chelynnah Whippet Servant Registered

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    OMGosh this makes me so angry :rant:

    First, pups shouldn't be gone to their new homes at 6 weeks so what are they doing sending them to rescue. Second, I had plenty of homes lined up for my litter in autumn 2011, but circumstances changed for some of the potential owners, I had more boys than girls, and a few other things. In addition to the 2 girls I kept I ended up having 2 of the boys stay with me until they were almost 6 months old and finally the right homes turned up. If you breed you should be prepared to keep them for as long as it takes. That's called being RESPONSIBLE.

    Sorry, rant over.

    I don't think I have much to add regarding the original post. If she's such a great dog, then maybe go back to the breeder and buy another from the same lines. As I've shown above, even with the best of intentions and the best of breedings, and the best waiting list in the world, stuff happens and you are left with extra pups you didn't intend just because you wanted one.

    And contrary to many older views, a bitch doesn't 'need' to have a litter. Best dog I ever had, my heart dog that we lost almost a year ago and I still can't get over, was literally the best dog I've ever known (and many who knew her felt the same), but much as it would have been nice in theory to have a puppy from her (she was a whippet-cross) I wouldn't have in a million years. It's just not right. And just because she was such a great dog didn't mean that puppies she had would be when you have no idea what is behind her, or her potential mate.

    If your girl was born as part of a breeding programme for a specific cross and you really do feel she has something to offer then the place I would start would be with the breeder you got her from and their advice.
     
  7. stivally2

    stivally2 New Member Registered

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    I think what most people tend to forget is that most of the pedigree breeds once started off as a mixed breed , that said everyone is entitled to there own opinion but i am still going to look for a mate and if some people don't like that then tough go get a life.
     
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    What sort of activities are these dogs used for and how much would a puppy likely to cost?
     
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    jayelew New Member Registered

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    Anyone who contemplates breeding should ask themselves "am I prepared to take responsibility for any pups produced not just until sold, but for the rest of their lives?" If the answer is 'no' then please don't do it.
     

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