German Shepherd Dog > Breeding Question. (14 replies)
by POLICE TRAINED GSD on 01 November 2010 - 16:25
|I Bought A Female German Shepherd From Germany And She Arrived A few weeks ago. When I Got Her the breeder Called Me That Night And Said He Noticed She Started Her Heat.When I Got Her Home She Have Blood Stains In Her Kennel Bright red like a flesh cut. He Could Not Confirm When She Started. So I Took Her And Put Her With A Stud Male Also Imported. He Has Breed Many many females. also he was not interested. And She Tried To Bit His Head Off. So I Seperated them and brought her home Kenneled her Inside. I Have A Male Outside. She Has Had One Litter of 7 puppies she Is 3 years old. Ok So It has been 17 day today since he noticed blood. is she off her heat or was the blood noticed the ead of her heat. i have put her with my dog outside the fallowing day . and she, jumped arround and was palyful but he to was not interested. so a week went by and yesterday she was arround my female and same thing real playful had her ears pinned up and tail was up. her vulva is not swollen. and the male still does not try to mate. not the stud dog but the my male. the stud dog is 2 hours away. The plan was once my male was interested i was going to take her to the stud dog. sois there any idea on what might be happening. sould i get testing done on her or is it too late and have to wait six months.|
by cphudson on 01 November 2010 - 19:06
|Let her settle into her new home then breed her next heat cycle. Stress can disturb a normal heat cycle, so most likely she was thrown off by the shipping. When her bleeding is described as bright red she is not ready. |
When she becomes more swollen & blood flow slows to a lighter pink color she is most likely ready to be bred.
But dogs differ from each other, & their cycles can change. You'll have to get to know what is normal for her.
by POLICE TRAINED GSD on 01 November 2010 - 20:16
|Understandable, The Breeder Told Me That She Came In In MAy or june but could not remember. I Was Curious They say the standard heat cycle is 5 to 6 months. is it every 6 months even if she gets pregant or is it 6 moths after she has the puppies. EX Heat starts on january 1 and she get pregant 63 days later she has puppies. will she be ready to breead again in june or does it start over after the puppies are born and she will be ready in september. these date are just examples. any input. The stud owner would take and breed her for me but he has 11 other gsd and at this time does not have any room until the retired one find homes.|
by Lief on 02 November 2010 - 00:01
|they would generally come in heat when the puppies were 4-5 months old but it varies greatly your best bet is to pull progesterone instead of just going at it blind Progesterone testing will not only determine the correct date for mating but will help pinpoint the date of whelping mine almost always whelp 63 days -2 post ovulation|
by I Guard Int on 02 November 2010 - 03:51
|With all do respect "Police Trained German Shepherd", it sounds to me that you need to learn more about the basics of breeding. This is something you should probably know before you start breeding german Shepherd dogs .|
I agree with Lief, let the poor female settle in before you have a stud dog mount her. She's stresssed out enough from the flight alone.
Here is a good place to start, www.Leerburg.com
by Bhaugh on 02 November 2010 - 03:56
|Gee hate to sound like a bitch here, but the questions your asking sound like this is all new to you. What are your intentions with the dog OTHER than to breed her. Your asking a dog that has never lived with you to start producing and not allowing her to even settle in. Give her time and hopefully while you wait you can read up on what to do.|
by I Guard Int on 02 November 2010 - 04:31
|"Bhaugh", it apears common sense is not so common anymore...lol. Its almost scary to wonder what some of these people are thinking, "if they're thinking at all."|
by Pirates Lair on 02 November 2010 - 04:57
|Lets try and give this person some credit for asking the advice of people on this forum. Everyone has to start somewhere. This is your opportunity to help educate someone on Responsible Breeding, instead of making derogatory comments.|
by MH23 on 02 November 2010 - 05:29
|Very well said, Pirates Lair. =)|
by sable59 on 02 November 2010 - 15:55
|good repy pir liar|
by Jenn on 02 November 2010 - 16:38
|Let her settle until next cycle, until then educate yourself on the breeding cycle. Breeding these dogs goes far beond the first mount so the more knowledge you have the better chance you have with breeding. The female must be in what is know as "estrus" you can take her and have a swab done during her heat. If the cells do what is known as ferning (having a fern look to them) then she is ready. Good luck and Agreed Leerburg.com is a wonderful site to start|
by POLICE TRAINED GSD on 08 November 2010 - 16:54
|Thanks For The Advice. I Just Became A Member Of Leerburg Also Ordered A Few Videos Lets See What I Can Learn. Also Printed Of Question And Answers From Many Many Websites. Just To Learn. Hopefully Someday I Can Have My Own Website. If There Are Any Websites Out There That Have Valuable Information Please Point me In That Direction. Thanks|
by eichenluft on 08 November 2010 - 17:34
|The flight and stress from the flight/travel/new place/you/new situation can really screw up a female's heat cycle. So, she may have been coming in before she left Germany - but on the flight over she could have stopped, then started again, or she may be in a split heat, or she may have gone out of heat - or she may be in a prolonged heat - either way she will probably not ovulate normally, and she certainly won't stand normally for a male as she needs to adjust to her new home and situation. She is very young - let her settle in and adjust and try to breed her in her next cycle.|
by BoCRon on 08 November 2010 - 18:13
| OP, since everyone has pretty much told you how to deal with the dog, I'll leave that. I will say however, that your posts are pretty hard to read since you are, for some reason, capitalizing the first letter of each word. If nothing else, it's a time waster on your part. Not sure if English is not your first language, so am thinking that may be it. |
by nonacona60 on 09 November 2010 - 18:52
| Police Trained GSD, |
Everyone has to start someplace.....Coming here to get knowledgeable information from some of the best is a good way to get different opinions......However, I would suggest that another avenue to get knowledge is to read books written by the VERY BEST........Don't limit yourself to opinions only, and don't limit your reading.......
With that said, I would suggest that, you read the book written by:
Phyllis A Holst, MS, DVM....The name of the book is: CANINE REPRODUCTION, A Breeder's Guide......
This is one of the most informative and easy to understand books I have read....This book is like a breeder's bible, if there is such a thing....It covers many topics and is very educational.....Please consider it.....