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Old 12-28-2013, 12:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Big Question- How Do You Become A Breeder?

I want to do a lot!! I have so many interests... it actually bugs me because I can't grow up and be them all. I love acting, home design, gardening, animals, writing, art, and a few more I can't remember. I keep thinking over and over again at night what I want to be when I grow up, and I think I have finally narrowed it down. I would not be in it for the money, or the business, I would be in it for my deep love for animals. I want to become a veterinarian! I have always been hesitant about it because I don't think I could handle putting an animal down, I would probably have a mental break down after doing it for the 2nd or 3rd time. Maybe even the first! But I think it would just be so fulfilling. Well, the true point of this is on the side I would want to be a dog breeder. Not some backyard breeder who sells the pups high priced, and breeds females 3 times a year, but a legit one. I would LOVE to purchase a 10 acre lot somewhere in Washington state or central/southern california, and build from the ground up a breeding "business". Now this will NEVER happen until I am much much much older, but I would like to get an idea of what it takes to become a breeder. I know you should know a lot about the genetics and health of the certain breed, I read somewhere you should be familiar with veterinary practice to some degree, and of course, love animals!! Other than that I don't really know how I would go about starting one. I would love to know step by step detail. Where do the dogs come from? How do you accumulate more to breed. Expenses. Rights. Permission. AKC registration, ETC. Thanks!!

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