How To Become A Dog Breeder



How To Become A Dog Breeder

How To Become A Dog Breeder

A fantastic breeder is one who studies, watches, reads, and learns from several other longtime breeders, and that strain sensibly and carefully for any number of years until they may be thought of as a successful breeder.

Some new breeders make the mistake of listening to people with dogs who are not experienced in the breeders breed. Some dog people think they know everything about every breed of dog.

Breeders then select the male and female from a good bloodline. In some cases, a breeder will own both the male and female dog, though often a breeder will pay a stud fee to a male’s owner. Choosing a sire also means making sure the male is from a good bloodline so that the litter will better the breed.

It is important to remember that there is no perfect dog. We should all strive to breed a dog as close to perfection as possible. I know that the perfect dog exists in my mind. When breeding, a breeder must compare the prospective sire and dam in terms of not only phenotype (physical appearance), but genotype (what is in the pedigree/genes) as well. Just because two dogs compliment each other in physical appearance does not mean they will complement each other when comparing pedigrees.