Never studded a dog before so I am totally new at this.....
Wondering about studding Windsor so I can have one of his pups? Thinking about getting another dog but it would be nice to have one of his offspring. He's got his papers and he had all those tests that were mentioned in this forum and checked out fine. He will be a hunting dog but hasn't done any field trials or anything like that - the previous owners never worked with him in that way. He'll be good I think though because he points well, he knows to fetch and drop it and leave it, he is gentle with what he carries in his mouth (he is now bringing my motherinlaw the paper every day). We practice this with his "firehose" toy. Pretty cool too when we play with that toy (his favorite) I hide it in places, like under the nightstand, behind doors, behind furniture in completely different rooms than the one he is in and he'll stay until I tell him to go get it and he'll bring it back to me and he's gentle. Only time he's rough is when we play rope and do tug of war.
So how do I starting looking into this?
Thanks so much for the reply! Boy do I have A LOT to learn!
I figured since he has good tempermant and smarts I could find a mate for him. Wasn't looking to make a dime - just wanted another dog and thought it would be neat to have it related to him. Maybe finding a breeder and getting another dog that way is the best route for us. I'll still research it all out though. I've got all the info on his papers - who his mom an dad is and it's all new to me so I'll take serious consideration.
It is great that you want another pup like your Windsor, but just because you breed him does not mean you will get a pup just like him. In addition that should never be the only reason you breed. Good breeders put alot of work into which dogs they breed as well as alot of work into the socialization they do with them before they ever go to their forever homes.
There are alot of great GSP litters out there. Find one that is close to you and you can really become involved with them. Lucky for me I was able to go see the entire litter of my current puppy a few weeks before she came home. It was a great experience to see them all interacting. It was perfect and I could not be more pleased with my puppy.
I have two great GSPs and left all the work up to some really good breeders.