There is always a first time in everything. The successful breeders that people know today also once were a beginner like you. Don’t be discouraged by the challenges that you’re going to face because of you’re determined to become a breeder and you have the passion for it, you too can become a successful dog breeder. And who knows, you might become extremely popular in the dog breeding business?
You must admit it… dog breeding is really tough especially for newbies like you. You will need to invest money, time, and effort. Don’t plunge into something that you hardly know anything about. So the key here is to research, research, and research. As you can see, you need to do a lot of research about dog breeding. With knowledge comes power but the actual situation is different. Once you’re equipped with the right knowledge in dog breeding, you should consult an expert breeder. Visit his place and see how things are doing. By doing so, you can feel the actual dog breeding experience.
Why don’t you get a female dog to start out? It should be two years old because this is the perfect time for breeding since the female is already capable to care for puppies. You need to get a good female. Make sure that the female is registered and the best in her breed. She should not possess any genetic faults and health issues.
After finding your female dog, you need to find a stud. Some studs are for sale while others can be accessed by paying a fee. Reputable and popular dog breeds are expensive but if you want to produce the good looking puppies, you should opt for the experienced studs. Even if your friend has a stud, forget about it. Get only the best. You can check out the kennel club in your area. Look for the certification of the dog and after clear arrangements, you can now bring your female to the stud for mating. This arrangement is much better so that the owner of the stud can assists the mating process. First time females can be very tricky so you need expert help.
If you’re going to do it for personal reasons (i.e. to have more puppies at home or you want to give it to relatives), it’s a fine hobby. For those who want to engage in business, you need to secure a permit. In some states, the law requires dog breeders to get kennel permits although in some states, they don’t. For legal protection, it would be best to have a permit. You see, you can’t exactly tell if you’re going to encounter problems or not. Of your neighbor complains about the barking of dogs at night, you will be protected if you have a permit but if you don’t, you’re in trouble.
So you see, being a newbie is not as extremely difficult as it seems. Well, it may be hard at first but once you start breeding, it’s a rewarding experience. Seeing cute puppies can really make you happy. Nothing beats seeing the happy faces of the new owners of the puppies when they leave your place. Again, learn as much as you can about dog breeding.
With the knowledge you’ve learned and the help of expert breeders and vet, you will definitely succeed as a breeder.