If you want to breed your Bearded Collie, you may want to seek out a professional breeder rather than try to do it yourself. With a professional breeder, you can seek out the very lineage you want in order to make sure you are doing everything you should be doing in order to get the best match for your dog. Whether you are breeding a male or female, a professional breeder can assist you with the process, and you will stand a better chance of success than looking for a mate for your dog and hoping they will be attracted to one another. Although we don't often think of animals being attracted to one another, sometimes a female in season is not attracted to the male with which she is placed. Professional breeders can help overcome this problem by having a selection of males for breeding purposes.
If you are considering professionally breeding Bearded Collies, you want to make sure you have the qualifications you need in order to receive certification. Many people who are looking to buy a Bearded Collie from a breeder look for someone with a great deal of experience and someone who has been trained and certified as professional breeder. You have to know all the intricate details of the breeding process, and you have to be able to answer questions for those who may be interested in buying a dog or breeding one using your services.
Before you breed a Bearded Collie, you want to decide if you are breeding a show dog or a working dog. Although the process is the same, those bred as show dogs tend to have excessive hair, so you want to stay with those that have been bred as working dogs. It will not affect the dog's performance, and new working dog clubs are opening that are discouraging potential owners from being concerned about the dog's exterior appearance. It is more important to have a good match in the parents so that the offspring will be quality working dogs.
Breeders have to be very knowledgeable in the history of each dog they breed, and they are expected to sell dogs in good health. This means before a puppy leaves the breeder, he needs to test the parents for any genetic disorders that may manifest themselves in the puppies. That doesn't mean it's a perfect answer, and sometimes puppies are still born with genetic conditions, but you boost your credibility if you take all of the precautions you can. Be willing to offer a refund or a new puppy if the one you sold is less than perfect. For buyers, be cautious of puppy mills, and only buy from reputable breeders who are willing to provide proof that they are properly taking care of the dogs in their care.