Breeding American bulldogs is not something that people should go into lightly. If you are planning on breeding for the purpose of profit, you may need to figure out the costs first before you proceed with your plans of becoming a bulldog breeder. Some of the costs that may come into play include the vaccinations, the feeding of the puppies until they are of an age when they can be taken to their new owners and the place that they will need to stay in until such time. You will also need to take your breeding bitch to the vet for regular checkups once she is pregnant and you may need to spend a lot of money on the kind of food needed to raise a good breeding bulldog for your breeding plans. If you find that you have what it takes to breed American bulldogs, financially, physically and mentally, then go ahead and start your bulldog breeding program.
The best source of information for neophyte bulldog breeders is not found in how-to books or instructional manuals. The best information on breeding bulldogs comes from those who have been doing it for quite a while. This can be gained from a membership into a breeding club and from associating with those experienced breeders who are willing to share their knowledge on the subject. You can still peruse certain publications about the basics of breeding American bulldogs and what kinds of bulldogs are best for you to breed. Research is a key element in knowing what is best for your breeding plans and a little information from those who are in the business of breeding bulldogs can help you get started on the right foot.
Choosing and Raising the Dogs
Very few breeders start off breeding their pups from a dog that they already have as a pet. The majority of people who get their bulldogs as pets often get their puppies spayed or neutered at the request of the breeder since a lot of them may not want careless breeding of these dogs. If you decide to become a breeder, you may need to get a stud and a brood bitch to get yourself started. This actually requires a bit of planning and some waiting if you want your pups to be of the kind of temperament and quality you want them to be. Breeding from a dog you got from a pet store is quite unheard of and irresponsible to boot. If you want to breed American bulldogs the professional way, you will have to choose a proper breeding kennel to get your stud and bitch from and you may have to wait awhile before you do get your start-up breeding pair. When you do have the dogs that you want to use for your breeding program, you will need to raise them to a certain maturity level for them to be able to take care of the resulting pups from such a union. This may mean that you won't be breeding any pups sooner than 2 years or so. This also means you will have to take extra care of your brood bitch in this length of time with the proper nutrition needed for future breeding.