Of course if you wait until you have all the experience, set up, time, and have studied the breed and pedigrees until you are ready, then you will be too old to physically keep up with all the training and work involved. And, you will still be a novice because, you really can't read a book about some of this stuff and be an expert. It takes hands-on experience. You have to get your feet wet, prove to some people that you are serious, before you can even get the information that you will find you need.
I agree with training dogs and working with dogs of different lines. And certainly, as a breeder you have to become somewhat an expert on training and behavior. And, yes it doesn't happen overnight. But when you are done learning, you might as well throw in the towel on breeding as well.
Breeding is constant improvement. Breeders have to suck up knowledge about their dogs, the breed, other dogs, like sponges. They have to try new things, and learn from them. Yes it is good to begin with a solid foundation. But with anything, the more you learn, the more you learn you need to know.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.