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how can i become a reputable breeder?

i imagine it's a lot of work but where can i start and which breed that i love should i go with? i love both the standard poodle or the shih tzu

 
melody77

Asked by melody77 at 8:16 PM on May. 1, 2010 in Pets

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  • It takes time, money, energy, money, experience, time, money...did I mention money? It needs to be a carefully thought out decision. It isn't something that people just do.

    Breeders LOSE far more money then they gain. Shots for the pups, the added expense of food for the puppies, wormer, puppies underfoot for 8 weeks, or 12 if you are a good breeder...never six because that is far too young.

    OP think first....weigh the pros and cons and then find yourself a reputable breeder to mentor under BEFORE you undertake such an enormous task.
    Acid

    Answer by Acid at 9:57 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • It takes years and years to become a breeder that people trust.

    YOU first have to find yourself a reputable breeder that will trust you enough with a puppy of theirs...which won't be easy, especially if you tell them you intend to breed the dog somewhere down the line. You have to get a quality puppy and show that dog...get a champion title on the dog, then do its health checks. The checks MUST wait until the dog is at least two, because most breeds are finished growing at that age. THEN, you have to go back to your original breeder and ask her/him to find you a quality show dog that is of breeding age to breed with your dog.

    THEN, you have to have money...lots of it in case something happens during delivery.

    It doesn't happen over night, it isn't easy, its very expensive and if you don't know what you are doing, its best you spay your dog and leave the breeding to experienced people.
    Acid

    Answer by Acid at 11:09 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • It doesn't happen over night, it isn't easy, its very expensive and (if you don't know what you are doing, its best you spay your dog and leave the breeding to experienced people. )

    noone knows what their doing if they haven't done it before. i hate that line. i read it all the time. i mean those breeders didn't know either they learned from experience.

    i don't know ask a breeder of which type of dog your looking to breed and ask them to mentor you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • So it would be better if the OP bred inferior dogs to other inferior dogs? When those dogs don't turn out to be well bred, or end up with health problems, or so on, they will end up in a shelter. It would be better for her to experiment on dogs to see what happens just for the hell of it?

    People don't just hop into breeding.
    She should ask to mentor under a reputable breeder for a minimum of two years. She should start an account so that if or when her pups get stuck, get sick, need an emergency operation or the bitch (female dog) has pregnancy problems she will have the money to help those pups or their mother. She needs to make sure the puppies she gets are of good, healthy, sound breeding stock and not something she picked up off the side of the road or from a pet store, or some guy on Craigslist.
    Acid

    Answer by Acid at 9:54 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • You're sick. Thanks for helping the pet population.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • acid it souds like you have bred or breed dogs.....i was hoping to do akc or ckc etc so i guess i should of worded my question better. how can i go about that? do i just contact one of those agency have them line me up with their list of breeders in my area? someone i could talk face to face with. i would very much love to show dogs and i do realize the expense involved. maybe i'll pm you at this point
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 1:15 PM on May. 4, 2010

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