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My 15 month female GR hasn't come into heat. I plan to bred her next year, but I'm a little worried.... Thanks.
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Is her breeder available to mentor you? Just curious why the rush to breed her? You don't at this point know if she's going to pass all of her clearances and has she already completed her championship or accrued other titles than being "beloved family pet"?

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I asked my breeder awhile back about when to expect first heat from my girl. She said my pup's mom was 24 months and her 1/2 sister was 18 months. You might want to ask your breeder what age to expect.

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You have a long time before you need to worry about when she comes in heat. You need to start showing her in some venue, comformation, obedience, field trial, some venue that would show she has traits that are desirable to pass on to the next generation. Having her evaluated by someone experienced in conformation is also recommended, they can tell you if her conformation is within standard and would be desirable for breeding also.

You can't have her hips certified until she is two years old, and in the meantime you need to have her eyes certified by a specialist, her heart certified by a cardiologist, and her elbows need to be xrayed and certified also.

Is her breeder involved in dog sports of some type also? Has she done all the certifications on the sire and dam, as well as generations behind them? Do any of them have titles in some venue? If so, then it would be a good idea for you to talk to her breeder and hopefully they will be willing to work with you so you start learning about everything involved in breeding.

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