Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: POWELL, TN
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5 is not too old to breed, especially since she has had one litter. If you want to have a litter, have one for the right reason. You need to honestly ask yourself if this breeding is to hopefully be toward nearing the standard of perfection? Is this a really good bitch and dog? Have they cleared all their health testing? An under two year old male couldn't have but a preliminary hips clearance. Do you want a puppy, or even 4 or 5 more puppies? What if you can't place them in good homes. I had a litter in May and still have two more puppies here than I'd really like to keep (one other won't go no matter what, he's my favorite). I had homes lined up but things unforseen happen. I've turned down several people, not the right breed or dog for that family and also the lady that wanted to trade a quilt for one (and I'm not into things like quilts).
If I wanted her as my pet, buy the dog. Specialing a dog is expensive, even if you do it yourself. If that is your cup of tea, then special her. I personally don't mind a really good dog in the ring with me. I think I welcome good competition. I'd rather loose to a good dog than win over mediocre ones.
This is just my opinion, take it for what it is worth.