Good temperament is very important when it comes to dog breeding. According to expert breeders, it’s not a good idea to breed dogs with temperament problems because it causes the degeneration of the general temperament of a particular dog breed. This should be an important consideration when you’re dealing with Rottweiler, Doberman Pinschers, and many other dog breeds.
Try to observe your dog closely. If you’re dog is a fear-biter, excitable, aggressive to humans, and untrustworthy especially in the presence of people, forget about breeding your dog. Submissive and shy dogs are also not good to breed. Go for dogs that are confident, happy, and obedient. When you decide to breed a dog, you should always meet the temperament requirements for every dog breed.
How can you determine the temperament of your dog? Each breed of dog often has a particular temperament test. For instance, if you have a Doberman, you should subject it to the Doberman WAC test. There is also a temperament test open to all dog breeds like the Canine Good Citizen test by AKC. Dog cubs offer such tests as well.
Now, some dog breeds are issued ‘obedience titles’. Even if you’re dog has this title, it is not a guarantee that your dog has good temperament.
Aside from temperament, you should also consider compatibility. In order breed a compatible stud and bitch, you should look into each of the dog’s pedigree. By carefully selecting the strengths, weaknesses can be offset. If you have a female dog, try to find a suitable stud for her. If you have a stud, you should also do the same. This particular stage already requires careful and adequate research. If you can’t do it alone, it would be best to consult an expert or a knowledgeable individual.
Even if two dogs look great together, it does not necessarily mean that they are compatible. You must look into the history of the dogs. Do they possess the same qualities? Do they possess disqualifying faults? Do they overbite? There are still other questions that you need to answer before you can start breeding dogs.
Above anyone else, you’re the only the person who can tell if your dog is an excellent illustration of its particular breed. If it’s not, there is no reason for allowing it to reproduce. If your dog has few faults, you can still correct it by finding a good partner. However, the situation is different if you have a mediocre dog. Always look into the breed standard for each dog. Ask a more experienced breeder so that your dog can be evaluated properly.
If you think that dog breeding is just about checking the temperament and compatibility of the dogs, you’re wrong because there are still other important considerations.
When breeding dogs, you should have a facility that is safe and secured. If you plan to breed dogs at home, you should designate a certain room for the dogs. The cleanliness should be maintained at all times. By combining these things together with a good veterinarian, you will have beautiful pups in no time. Always keep in mind that it is important to check the temperament and compatibility of dogs.
So if you want to become a good breeder, you should also be well-equipped. Knowledge about these things will be your key to success.