German Shepherd Breeding

Are you considering breeding German Shepherds?  This is a huge commitment and one that requires a lot of research and time.  So read on to find out if German Shepherd breeding really is for you.

German Shepherd breeding is not as easy as it seems.

German Shepherd BreedingThere is a lot involved!  Therefore, before you go straight into breeding a litter of German Shepherd puppies, there are a couple of important questions you firstly need to ask yourself:

  • Will you be able to afford the cost that goes along with German Shepherd breeding?  Just some of these costs include vet bills, food for the parents and new puppies and appropriate shelter for the puppies.  If you feel you can’t afford the costs that go along with German Shepherd breeding then you may have to hold of breeding German Shepherds until you are able.
  • Do you know how to look after a new litter of German Shepherd puppies?  Do you have the information on the vaccinations they will require?  If you can’t answer these questions then do your research to find out the answers.  It’s important that you are prepared for any situation that may arise.
  • Will you have the time to look after a litter of German Shepherd puppies?  These little puppies will be with you right up until they are 8 weeks of age.  They will require a huge amount of your time and care.
  • How much do you know about German Shepherds?  Prospective owners of the new puppies will most likely ask you plenty of questions about the breed.  Again, do your research if you need to.
  • Will you be able to provide suitable homes for the new German Shepherd puppies?  You cannot just give the new puppies to anyone that comes along.  You have to make sure that the prospective new owners are responsible and have the means to look after a German Shepherd.
  • What happens if a new owner ends up not being able to look after the German Shepherd puppy they’ve adopted?  Will you be able to take the puppy back and find them an alternative home?
  • Will you be able to guarantee the parents of the litter are in top condition?  Potential owners of the new puppies may ask you about this.  They also may ask you for proof.  Therefore it’s a good idea to get both parents checked out by a vet prior to breeding.  Your vet should also be able to provide you with written proof which you can give to potential owners.

If you feel you were able to easily answer the above questions, then German Shepherd breeding is right for you.  However, if you were answered “no” to a lot of the above, then you may want to hold of German Shepherd breeding until you are a little more prepared.

Remember, German Shepherd breeding is a huge commitment, one not to be taken lightly.  So make sure you do carefully ask yourself the above questions before you rush into anything.  And if you do end up German Shepherd breeding then you will find it a greatly rewarding experience.