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Best Dog Breeding Tips For Beginners

Apr 28, 2008
Breeding a dog is not as simple as it seems. It takes a lot of care, special effort, and money to have a successful breeding. The reason most people wish to breed their dogs is because they want to better the breed. However, if proper care is not taken, the result may be puppies with acute health problems or even dead puppies. When breeding a dog, you must take the advise of a professional vet, or somebody who has done breeding several times before. Factors that need to be considered are: the age and health of the bitch, the choice of a good stud, financial resources, and good timing.

The first thing to consider is the age and health of the bitch. The minimum age of the bitch should be two years. There are a number of health checks that need to be done for both the bitch and the stud. When you have determined that the bitch is in the best of her health, you need the stud to pass the health check. During the mating and pregnancy, you will need to keep a close eye on the developments and take regular health to make sure the pregnancy is progressing well. At the time of whelping, you must make sure that professional help is available.

The next and very important thing to consider is your financial resources. You need to set aside a good amount of money for breeding. Whatever your reason for breeding, you should not take chances for anything to go wrong. You will need money to pay for the stud of your choice, for the health checks, for pregnancy related emergencies or medication, for the professional help that you may require from time to time, and for taking care of the puppies after they are born. You need to keep the puppies for at least eight weeks before you can give them away for sale or adoption. They need to be raised and socialize before they can be separated from their mother.

Finally you need to set aside time for breeding. This is not a task that can risk negligence of any sort. Since it requires a lot of effort and money, it is advisable to keep a close watch at all times and give it the best you can.

The only reason you should be breeding is that you honestly feel that you are improving your breed by doing so. There are far too many dogs in the country to breed without good reason. A dog in a breeding program must be one whose genetic history you or its breeder is intimately familiar with. Such a dog must represent the best efforts of its breeder at that point.
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