Brittany, I am wondering what you are doing NOW? In terms of training and showing? Are you working on titling your current dog? Are you going to shows? What is your dog knowledge? I know plenty of girls ofvyour age who are doing just that.
It is easy to read and parrot back a writeup of what it takes to be a responsible breeder and making claims that you will do it. None of that is going to happen if you don't connect to reality.
Anybody can say: I love breeding, I am going to have the perfect dogs with no or temperament or health issues that are going to have the prefect babies which are going to go to perfect homes and never get returned or end up homeless. Everybody wants that in a perfect world.
I don't see you moving away from theory and connecting reality over all these threads.
I am no professional trainer, but I have trained my German Shepherd, Harley, the following; sit, stay, sit from down position, down, sit-stay, down-stay, heel, heel-stay ( recall, sit on my left side, and stay), and shake.
I am not going to be titling my current dog.
I have not been to any shows in person, but plan to do so in the future.
I am still studying dog breeds, physiology, diseases/illnesses, temperaments of different breeds, and wanted characteristics/traits of different dog breeds, and I, of course, am still doing lots of research, and haven't even covered all that I have posted.
I understand what you are saying. I am in my own fantasy world where I will have the perfect dog and it will produce the perfect offspring, and all of them will find good homes. I realize that if I do breed, maybe about 80 percent of the offspring I produce will end up in shelters, or on the street. I know that I will probably never even find the perfect dog in the first place. This is why I posted this thread in the first place. To get information and to let people share their own opinions. I now know that breeding isn't easy and there will be discomforts, but I will do more research and talk to experienced breeders in person.
Right now, I am just considering breeding in the future.