Hi folks, I'm considering breeding a litter of puppies from my GWP bitch but want to gauge interest before I make up my mind. I only have two or possibly three prospective homes for possible puppies and won't be breeding a litter unless I have the possibility of another three or so. So I thought I'd ask if anyone might be interested.
My bitch is a well bred GWP, and a pretty good all rounder. She's very fast and covers acres per minute. She points well and misses very little. She's not bad at following laid scent trails if a little quick. She reads my body language very well and knows what type of shooting we're doing. She stalks slowly and methodically when we're in stealth mode and can run a moor all day long. Her pups will be ideal trialling dogs with good stalking ability too. I had a litter from her two years ago and believe one of those pups has had some success in trialling and two more of the litter are working full time on grouse moors. All but one of the last litter went to working homes and as far as I'm aware, they are all doing well.
My intention was to keep a pup from the last litter but It ended up going to the moor and me deciding to breed another litter from her at a later date. My thought was that at least she wouldn't be having her first litter at six years old.
If I do breed from her, pups will be available next summer assuming she comes into season. If there's insufficient interest, then I'm going to start looking for a pup myself, I'm expecting a long wait, hence the planning ahead!
All puppies will be around £500 each and I'll find a suitably qualified stud dog so the breeding will be consistently good. They will all have tails and the bitch and stud will have their health tests done before any breeding happens!
I'm not expecting anyone to 'order' a puppy but if 20 people tell me that they'll be looking for a dog next summer then I'll start thinking about it seriously.
Thanks for reading all that,