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by outdoorguy1979 on 01 December 2019 - 22:12

I have an AKC female German shepherd, she has German lines . I am looking for a breeder as I live in West Virginia but am also 20 minutes from Ohio and Kentucky state lines.
my female will be 2 years old on January 1, 2020 and I will be having her tested to see if I can get her OFA certified and testing to see if she has a good DM as well.

so my question is I guess is there anyone here that lives in my area that has German lines in there Shepherds? as im looking for a male to breed her with?

Western Rider (admin)

by Western Rider on 01 December 2019 - 23:12

You can look in the classifieds for studs or look for kennels listed here in your area.   I would say that you should be able to find thousands of dogs meeting your requirements in your area.

by gsdsteve on 05 December 2019 - 10:12

What makes her breedworthy? What's her pedigree?

Western Rider (admin)

by Western Rider on 05 December 2019 - 10:12

gsdsteve and any others who wish to go this route let's not. 

The topic is who lives near with a stud that has German lines.

If you have a stud why not say so and the REQUIREMENTS that you impose to breed to him.

Teach don't tear down.

by apple on 05 December 2019 - 12:12

I think Steve's question is valid, especially considering that the OP misspelled shepherd and he is a first time owner. The teaching would be about what makes a GSD breed worthy. There is a lot more to breeding than breeding "German lines" to one another. For example, does the OP know the difference between German working and show lines? The last thing the breed needs is another litter from poor breedings.

Western Rider (admin)

by Western Rider on 05 December 2019 - 13:12

Teach don't tear down. Don't make it personal to the OP that would be the kind and polite thing to do.

We here in the USA I would think that 70% of litters bred are without the SV titles. So breeding without titles is common not a requirement. Let them know how it is better to have titles.

We don't criticize for misspellings again not polite and against the TOS

by apple on 05 December 2019 - 13:12

I wasn't criticizing, but pointing out the OP's level of inexperience and how he could benefit from teaching. Just another example of how our culture has been conditioned to be afraid of reality.


by Koots on 05 December 2019 - 14:12

I would suggest to the OP that he go to a local USCA (or other organisation) sport club to see what German lines there are in the area, and ask LOTS of questions about what makes a good GSD, a breeding-worthy GSD. Perspective is everything.


by Rik on 05 December 2019 - 16:12

I honestly don't think steve's question was either rude or critical.

it was just a question from an experienced GSD person and could be a very valuable teaching opportunity to anyone wanting to learn.

I would never make any kind of recommendation to anyone unless I knew their dog was at a minimum health certified and was being bred for some purpose past more over population.


had to edit, but I think steve, apple and koots all presented very valid "teaching" moments.



by emoryg on 05 December 2019 - 18:12

Outdoorguy, I second Western Rider with checking classifieds and kennels. If there are any in your area, you may want to check with some of the tracking/scent/agility groups. There may even be a few offspring you can see first hand. Kudos for watching her maturity and keeping an eye on some of the health issues that may be encountered. Montani Semper Liberi! Good luck!


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