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Breeding FAQ's

Before you ever consider breeding, go volunteer at a shelter and watch them put dogs down because there are no homes for them.

Before you ever consider breeding, get involved with rescue and find homes for dogs who are no longer wanted by their owners.

Before you ever consider breeding, learn what it takes to become a responsible breeder, including the health, genetic and temperament testing to help insure the health of the resulting pups.

Before you ever consider breeding, attend a C-section and watch a healthy bitch go into shock from blood loss.

Before you ever consider breeding, feed orphaned puppies every 2 hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a minimum of 3 weeks.

Before you ever consider breeding, have your dogs tested for brucellosis which can cause the death of puppies in utero and cause permanent (and life-threatening) infections to your bitch.

Before you ever consider breeding, read the breeding FAQ thoroughly and learn why breeding responsibly is important.

Before you ever consider breeding, resign yourself to the possibility that your bitch could die in whelp.

And that's just for starters.

Breeding Quiz Time!

  • Is your dog purebred?
    No?--Neuter him! Yes?--Next Question

     

  • Did you get your dog from a reputable breeder?
    No?--Neuter him! Yes?--Next question

     

  • Did you get a 3-5 generation pedigree with him?
    No?--Neuter him! Yes?--Next Question

     

  • Are there at least 4 titled dogs (conformation, obedience, tracking, field trial, etc.) in the last 3 generations?
    No?--Neuter him! Yes?--Next question

     

  • Does your dog have a stable temperament?
    No?--Neuter him! Yes?--Next question

     

  • Does your dog fit the breed standard?
    No?--Neuter him! Yes?--Next question

     

  • Is your dog healthy and certified free of genetic diseases and faults?
    No?--Neuter him! Yes?--You may have a dog of breeding quality.

     

    However, if you are not active in showing or working your dog, think very carefully about your reason for breeding.Breeding should be done only to IMPROVE THE BREED, not so the kids can see the puppies being born, or because you want a puppy from him(her), and NEVER to make money selling puppies!

 

DON'T BREED OUT OF GREED!

 

 

By: Brenda K. Jones