I have been wanting to breed for years. Did my research and everything like that and I think I might be ready to start seriously considering it and looking for my first breeding dogs. I have done all the research on blood lines, the qualities to look for, etc. What I have not evaluated is the actual costs involved in care of the female. How do I go about getting her OFA'd? Can it be done at any vet? Is it as simple as an x-ray? (That applies to the male too). I am in an area where there's not many REALLY great breeders, so it's hard to learn by example. Are there any secrets I need to know? What are the typical expenses involved in the pregnancy? What are the possible expenses involved in a pregnancy? Any tips for someone just starting out? By the way, I do not have the female yet and this is not something I will be doing in the next few days or taking lightly. I am still researching at this point. Thanks for any help and advice!