SO YOU WANT TO BREED YOUR DOG?
"BREEDING IS A COMMITMENT FOR LIFE"
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First of all, you need to know that their are several kinds of breeders
and you need to decide which kind you will be. Here's a great definition of them:
A responsible breeder loves his dogs, but loves the BREED more. They are more
concerned with improving the BREED than making money or selling puppies.
Loves their DOG, but rarely knows or cares much about the BREED.
PUPPY MILL BREEDER:
Breeds only for a source of income, with little or no regard for the
Please, before you even consider breeding, do a web search on puppy mills. I promise
you, it will be the EDUCATION OF A LIFETIME! Check out some of these web sites (use
the back button at the top your your screen to get back to here): http://www.critterhaven.org/victims.htm
Certainly, you are not planning to be this kind of breeder...BUT IF YOU AREN'T EXTREMELY
CAREFUL, THIS IS WHERE YOUR PUPPIES WILL END UP! Most pet store puppies come from
puppy mills or backyard breeders. These puppies are sold to whoever has the money,
with absolutely NO REGARD to the kind of home or care it will receive the rest of it's
life. These puppies are bred strictly as a source of income...no thought or care is given
when these breedings are made.
BACKYARD BREEDERS have a pet and decide to breed for a
variety of reasons: Rarely do they know or understand anything about the BREED.
Perhaps you just want to have a litter: do you know the history of the animal? What
kind of genetic traits are behind the animal? Are you ready for a litter that might
produce dead or deformed puppies? are you ready to have an owner call you in a year to
tell you that their "puppy" died from a genetic disease you didn't even know
about? are you ready for the puppies from this litter to wind up in a puppy mill? are you
ready to take back any of your pups that end up in Rescue or can no longer be cared for by
their owner? can you guarantee good homes for these puppies for the rest of their lives?
how about the people you sell to...can you guarantee they won't breed and have their
puppies wind up in a puppy mill? THIS IS WHY RESPONSIBLE BREEDERS
SELL PETS ON A SPAY AND NEUTER CONTRACT.
Breeding and whelping a litter requires a lot of time and commitment from a breeder. Are
you willing to lose your pet while whelping a litter? It happens. Are you ready to get up
every 2 hours around the clock for weeks on end and bottle-feed a litter because
"mama" has no milk or died during birth? It happens. Are you ready to spend a
fortune in vet bills to treat sick and dying puppies? or pay for a C-section. It happens.
How about the costs of shots? wormings?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH ALL THESE PUPPIES IF YOU CANT FIND HOMES FOR THEM?
Think about all these questions seriously before you breed.
A RESPONSIBLE BREEDER rarely makes money on a litter of
puppies. In fact, they tend to SPEND a lot of money breeding a litter. Breeding stock is
tested for many genetic problems before the breeding takes place. Great thought and care
is given to the breeding and usually involves a hefty price for the stud service for the
ideal male and a shipping and boarding fee to get the breeding done. A responsible breeder
breeds with thoughts of IMPROVING THE BREED, knowing that there will be plenty of pet
puppies in every well thought out litter. A responsible breeder knows that when they breed
a litter...THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE PUPPIES FOR LIFE!
A responsible breeder will have enough confidence in their
breeding program to offer health and genetic guarantees on the puppies they produce.
A responsible breeder BREEDS ONLY FROM THE BEST!
AKC papers and Champions in your dog's pedigree DO NOT mean that you have a dog good
enough to breed. AKC is a registry service ONLY. Champions are only helpful if they are
very close, and very solid in your dogs pedigree.
CHAMPIONS PRODUCE PETS ALL THE TIME!
A wise breeder knows the difference. Generally speaking, a
PET QUALITY puppy means that it is not good enough to breed. It does not mean that it
won't make a wonderful friend and companion. Just that there are "others" in the
breed that are genetically "better" to be bred.
WHILE YOU MAY HAVE THE BEST PET AVAILABLE...IT DOESN'T MEAN
YOU HAVE THE BEST BREEDING DOG AVAILABLE.
If you haven't already done so...please be a RESPONSIBLE OWNER AND
SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET. Spaying and neutering will help your pet live a long and
happy life. There are millions of unwanted dogs that are put to sleep every year....don't
be a part of the problem...BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BREED, BREED
WISELY AND ONLY FROM THE BEST!