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Posted over 3 years ago

 

 Just testing the waters to see how much interest there is...


 


I got a German Shepherd (unspayed female)  Not pregnant right now, hopefully not anytime soon, but if I ever decided to find a male GSD to breed her with I would want the puppies to go into law enforcement. I would either sell them or give them away dependent on the needs of the department.  My dog (Trooper, AKA Wenchy) is boundlessly full of life and energy the only real flaw that she has is that she has soft-ear. Not sure where to go about getting her AKC papers if they are needed. Inbox me if you need to. -Connie

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D. Frost is our site expert on this subject.

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 i'm halfway tempted to give HER to the PD for a K9 trainee right about now...... UGH

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You may be getting way ahead of yourself. I have never been a K9 officer however, I am certain there are a variety of screening the dog will have to go through. I would contact D. Frost and axe.

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 Meh I couldnt give my wenchy to em. After all her nickname is "Captain Too Stupid to be a Police Dog"... there's a reason. escaping thru a second story window and prancing about the rooftop going "LOOK AT ME BARK BARK BARK" gave the neighbors quite a stir ....

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and every time she chews her butt, it sounds like a garbage disposal clogged with stupid. The criminals would die laughing

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There are a couple of things you want to do before you breed her. First, have her tested physically to include xrays of hips and shoulders. GSD's have a high incidence, because of bad breeding, of hip dysplasia and other joint related diseases. There is system of grading the hips to determine if it's good breeding stock. Secondly, if the dog is healthy, then you want it tested by someone that is knowledgable about the necessary behaviors of police service work. Many reputable breeders of police service dogs also look into the ancestry of their brood bitches or studs and see what those before them, of the same line, have accomplished. Once all this is done, prepare to raise the dogs to 14 to 18 months, most police departments don't want puppies, they need dogs to begin training. The biggest thing is, after all the testing and breeding and puppy rearing, expect about 50% of your litter to actually be acceptable for this line of work. There is a reason we are paying 6 and 7 thousand dollars for an untrained candidate for police work.


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TYVM I will keep the above in mind :))  yea I know about the his dysplasia and other problems the breed has. while my bitch is only about 7 months of age and seemingly healthy I got her from a guy who was staying here with me and so I really know next to nothing about her lineage. as for raising them I'd need a place out in the country. lol 5+ German Shepherds  running around this farking place would be nuts. :)


like i said I'm not just going to go off half cocked with this, just wanted to know what I need to do. Thanks for the informative post ;)

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 If it's an American lines AKC German Shepherd don't even bother with  having her tested or bred for police work, aint gonna happen. Sorry.

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 She ain't got papers, so I don't know if she is what you said or not.

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 Most departments won't take bitches. And a bitch has to be something special before a decent breeder will consider using her. With no pedigree to ensure a good working litter, then you might as well just keep her and give her a good home.