Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Alot goes on in order to breed. Sometimes the benefits don't out weigh the negatives. Just because someone has a nice well mannered dog doesn't mean it should be bred. At the minimum hips/elbows should be xrayed and certified by OFA so you know for sure that you are not passing along hip displaysia. Both the male and female dogs should be tested prior to a breeding to make sure all health is in order as many bitches or males can pass many nasty things during a breeding. Most litters are very large, take alot of out the female, and are alot of work.
Do the research...become educated...find a local breeder to see if you can help out while learning what goes into breeding, caring etc for stud dogs and bitches. Breeding coss alot of money before, during and after and generally unless you have high quality, titled, certified, health checked and known breeding lines that have proven themselves its not worth the money YOU spend to breed as YOU won't make the money back on the pups or the studding. We just had a litter and didn't makeanywhere near the money back that we spent on the whole process. Although the mating made beautiful and healthy puppies we decided not to do another breeding.
If you decide to breed hopefully you will follow all of the necessities, vet/health standards as not to produce a low quailty pup that may have health defects due to lack of knowledge on the breeding.
I also wanted to add that many people won't let an unapproved stud dog breed to their female unless its a back yard breeder who doesn't care. Someone with a titled, certified breeding bitch isn't going to put their bitch in harms way for someones "pet quality" stud dog just because they want to breed him. Alot of full time professional breeders are extremely picky when it ocmes to matching the perfect stud to the perfect bitch in order to create a better quality pup. If you are really interested in studding your dog do what needs to be done health wise, certification wise, title wise, and then ask a breeder for advice on your stud if he is worthy to breed to a begginer bitch to see what he produces. Our male/female combo made great pups and we have had offers to breed back to either of them with a diff stud/bitch but we opted to spay of female and will be altering our male next yr.
Lexi- GSD/Bull Mastiff
Calvin- poyldactyl cat
Last edited by Gilly1331; 12-08-2012 at 09:15 AM.