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    I am in a peculiar situation.

    I have Rufus - and that is fine - he is well behaved and is working towards his titles.

    I also have Shiloh - whose name hasn't changed yet. I was contacted by her previous owners who think they want her back. Their dog is suffering without her. I have said that if they really want her back then take a few days, think about it and get back to me. She is a nice dog - a little schitz but nothing major. She is good with other animals etc etc etc.

    However, I received a call a few days ago from a breeder saying they had mated their bitch - as many of you know. Now - IF she is pregnant I get first choice or up there with the first choice for a show pup. However, this dog doesn't have the breeding I am after and I will perhaps want a pup from their other bitch when they mate her.

    I will go and meet the bitches over the holidays and decide.

    I am either going to end up with Rufus, Shiloh and a pup or Rufus and a pup. Rufus gets on with Shiloh fine but he does demand a lot of attention. This will be interesting when the pup comes around

    So here I am - after being around sheps for around 30 odd years I am in the position to get my first real show prospect, from breeders I respect and potentially from breeding I know well.

    Will this be easy? Hell no - it is going to be a challenge.

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    all i can say is "wow" you are either very brave or a glutton for punishment. any pup is hard work, training a pup to be a show dog, is even harder but training 2, i could never do it, but good luck to you if you choose to!

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    Ooooh Occy this is exciting! So you'll possibly have 3 show worthy dogs?
    Education not Legislation

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    Whoa! Rein it back folks. I'll have a show pup and an obedience dog - if Shiloh stays she will be a pet.

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    Oh. I thought you got Shiloh cause of her good breeding, titles etc. and I assumed Rufus was gonna do some showing.
    Fair enough.
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    Rufus is a longhaired gsd lol

    Unfortunately we aren't pregnant. However, we have another chance in July

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    Hey you!

    Now was the little hint I got off our mutual friend correct???? If so you need to meet Elka the Boob-biting Bitch . You know my views on GSD's thanks to poor experiences in the past and I adore Elka. My love for her does not change the fact that she is a nutjob!!!!

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    Now now - you met my dogs and they were all lovely - and you'll see Doof tomorrow morning - everyone that meets him loves him.

    We aren't pregnant unfortunately but I may get a pick out of two litters come September!! (which means I get a pup in Nov - if my maths is right) - heat July = pup anov?

    It isn't even made yet and I am collecting toys and stuff. He even has a name - I told the breeder and she laughed at me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisven13 View Post
    Hey you!

    Now was the little hint I got off our mutual friend correct???? If so you need to meet Elka the Boob-biting Bitch . You know my views on GSD's thanks to poor experiences in the past and I adore Elka. My love for her does not change the fact that she is a nutjob!!!!
    Would I be that mutual friend by any chance?? You can run but not a hope in hell of hiding!!!! lol WELCOME Trisven 13!!!! Fantastic to see you here.
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Now now - you met my dogs and they were all lovely - and you'll see Doof tomorrow morning - everyone that meets him loves him.

    We aren't pregnant unfortunately but I may get a pick out of two litters come September!! (which means I get a pup in Nov - if my maths is right) - heat July = pup anov?

    It isn't even made yet and I am collecting toys and stuff. He even has a name - I told the breeder and she laughed at me lol
    He???? You have decided on a male then Occy? You are way too organised, take my hat off to you and if it all goes pear shaped......you can adopt me if you like!
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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