WE WANT TO EDUCATE YOU TO BE A KNOWLEDGEABLE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG OWNER
View the German Shepherd body parts diagram to understand what correct structure is for the breed.
Usually, runts are caused by the breeder and not genetics. It is only
common sense if the breeders think about what they are doing. When the owner of
the female allows the male dog to stay with the female dog all the time while
she is in season, they can breed up to a week or so, during which conception is
happening, thus, making a week or more difference in the age or development
stage of the pups. When the mother whelps the pups, all of them are born on the
same day, therefore, some of the pups are older than the others and for the
short gestation period that canines have, the one week difference can determine
the difference in the size of the pups. With this type of free breeding at will
practice you will get a lot of pups but they will be various sizes based upon
the time they have been developing. When the breeder does not know what they are
doing about correct timing for the female, then this bad practice is followed
because all these type of breeders care about is how BIG of litter they can
produce quantity wise because they think that means more money for them. A lot
times these so called breeders do not want to spend the monies to take the
female to the vet to get her checked every other day to pin point the exact
correct day nor will they spend the monies for the vaginal smears or BC test.
Yes, the canine world has diseases that are transferred among the animals during
mating. So, if you ask the breeder if they require the female to have a BC or
vaginal smear test, and they do not know what that is or says NO, then it is
time to move on to the next breeder you are considering because they have just
indicated to you that they are more interested in how much money they will be
getting and not the health of the animals breeding, thus, possibly will have the
same attitude for the puppies.
HOW DO I KNOW I AM DEALING WITH A BREEDER WHO UNDERSTANDS HOW TO EVALUATE THE PUPPIES FOR CORRECT BODY STRUCTURE?
Someone who does not understand correct body structure will not understand how to determine which pup will meet your expectations which you have drawn in your mind as to what you want your pup to grow up to look like. The correct body structure will enable your dog to have a longer healthier life with less structural complications, thus, saving you a load of money on medical costs. In order to conceive the picture you are wanting the pup to grow into, the breeder must understand the intricate parts of the German Shepherd dog along with how they interact with each other plus keeping a watchful eye to breed for the prevention of problems, but the breeder must have the knowledge of what incorrect structure can cause which problems. Ask the breeder various questions concerning the different parts of the German Shepherd body. I know if you do not understand the intricate parts and problems that can be created then you are not able to develop the questions to ask, therefore, you may want to utilize the Buyer's Questionnaire as a guide to ask questions of the breeder and also review the Stud Service Questions breeders should ask. Remember this questionnaire are the questions the breeder should be asking you if he is truly interested in matching your dream dog to what he may have. If you ask these questions and the breeder does not understand the difference, then it is time to move onto another breeder. Even though most owners of the German Shepherd breed do not necessarily want a "show dog", they do want what a show dog represents... a dog that is correct in structure which allows freedom of movement to perform tasks without difficulty coupled with courage, intelligence and the ability to "think" how to resolve situations.
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