Please bare with me as I am only in the thinking process here! I have a 2 year old female Pry. She has yet to be around the goats and sheep...this will happen before I make a final decision on breeding her! She has shown me that she is very much the motherly type. She mothers the kittens and the new puppy. She is protective of both. Example..the other day the puppy was chasing the kitten (almost a year old) and said cat was not really likeing this. GP went and placed herself between the cat and the pup. No growling, just a placement and the pup backed off. She lets pup and kittens crawl all over her, bite muzzle, ears, etc..just sort of puts up with it until they get too rough then either just gets up and walks away or gives a low short growl as a warning. She has alsotaught pup a few lessons! Now the reason for possibly breeding her. IF she shows me that she is a good LGD I would like a pup from her. I do want two LGD's to guard as I know two are better than one with a herd. I also should have no problem finding homes for the pups. A friend told me her neighbor has a male who is well bred and registered. I do not care about registration, which is good as my girl is not. Her mom was not the best bred Pry, but her dad was awesome, well bred and she takes after him more than her mom. So, here is my problem. She is people wary. I did not socialize her as she was to be a gaurdian dog and I did not feel the need. Unfortunately we had to move from the 10 acres we were on to town and she has lived here for over a year. We will be moving soon to 40 acres. She is fairly good with other dogs that have visited, will bark at any and all dogs out on the street. But, if someone brings a dog over she has so far not been aggressive. IF I decide to breed her how do I handle this? Have the male come to my place or take her to him? I would not be able to leave her there as she would most likely not like being left and it would stress her. I have bred dogs before and can pretty much guess when she will be receptive to a male. I am concerned that she will not accept the male at all no matter what. I could keep her on a lease and make her stand for the male, but I would rather let her loose with him, seems more natural. I am also wondering if I should let her near a male when sh comes into season to watch her reaction. Any suggestions? Yes I know I could just go get a pup, but I really like my girls atributes.