|12-31-2013 11:40 PM|
|Suka||Another breeder concern must also be "how do I find the right owners for the puppies?"|
|12-28-2013 09:19 PM|
Buy a dog, work the dog, title and compete with the dog. Forget trying to impress people on the internet, impress people on the field and they will buy your dogs.
Fyi: Any kind of breeding involves death at some point, if you cant handle this stick with being a buyer.
|12-28-2013 07:37 PM|
|argo daisynina dvora||Good breed stock cost lots of money. They need a title, if you can't than you need to buy a dog already trained and titled. That's big money. Than you need the correct match on drive, two great dogs don't necessary make good pups. If you want a great dog than buy one but don't look into breeding until you have trained and titled your first dog.|
|12-28-2013 07:22 PM|
It's easy to say "I don't need money" before you start doing it. Once you actually start writing all those checks for classes and entry fees, and buying the training equipment, and spending major $$$ on gas to haul your furballs to everywhere they need to go... you need money. You need a lot of money.
And you need time and flexibility, too. I count myself lucky that I have as much freedom to trial as I do. If I want to take off a random Wednesday or Friday to drive halfway across the state for a dog competition, I can. It's generally not a problem. A lot of people don't get to do that.
If you really want to be able to pursue your passions in life, the holy trifecta is time, money, and freedom.
|12-28-2013 05:39 PM|
Dog breeding is not a viable career option. It will not even be a potentially viable career option until about 40 years into actually doing it, and even then it's not likely to make you nearly enough 'profit' to live on. Do NOT focus your future on it as such. Entertain it as an expensive and furiously passionate hobby.
In the meantime, orient your schooling towards a career that will allow you to earn enough money to do what you want to do (be involved with dogs) and give you enough flexibility and time to engage in the activities you want to be engaged in (showing, trialing, etc). Before you jump into pre-vet, volunteer at an animal hospital. Stick with it for over a year before you commit.
And keep asking questions and surrounding yourself with all the knowledgeable people you can. Always use your ears before your mouth and never badmouth a breeder, no matter your experience. It can come back and bite you (personal experience).
|12-28-2013 03:06 PM|
|12-28-2013 03:05 PM|
|12-28-2013 02:18 PM|
Decide what style of GSD you want. Buy a male to train and trial or show. Prove to the group you want to be part of that you belong there. then buy the best bitch you can.
And remember that dogs are expensive.
|12-28-2013 01:32 PM|
This is an excellent observation.
|12-28-2013 12:46 PM|
|Sunflowers||Stay in school, don't do drugs, be respectful.|
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