This is probely gonna sound stupid to myou people but i think i can have a say in this too! I would buy from a breeder that young( if there was any that young) because I think that would get them something to build on! I think they could do it. Then again what do I know.
This is probely gonna sound stupid to you people but i think i can have a say in this too! I would buy from a breeder that young( if there was any that young) because I think that would get them something to build on! I think they could do it. Then again what do I know.
I personally do not know any 14-15 year olds who are responsible enough to take on the responsibilities that come along with being a breeder not to mention any who have the funds to shell out thousands for care, health testing, vet bills etc... What would a 14-15 year old do when they had to go to school but have a litter of 4 10 puppies at home, that need to be nursed every two hours because their mother can't care for them? I know of some thirty year olds who are not even responsible enough or who do not have the financial means that comes along with breeding. I would say No I do not think a 14-15 year old should attempt to become a dog breeder until they are more mature and finacially stable
I started breeding since i was 16. Parents helped financially at first, but after the first couple of liters the dogs started to pay for themselves and then some. I saved enough to put me through college. I had 4 dogs back then, and didnít know what I was getting in to at first, but it all worked out at the end.
"I started breeding since i was 16. Parents helped financially at first, but after the first couple of liters the dogs started to pay for themselves and then some. I saved enough to put me through college. I had 4 dogs back then, and didnít know what I was getting in to at first, but it all worked out at the end."
Are you kidding me? First of all if everything was done and taken care of like it should be there is no way you made that much money off breeding. Unless you were price gouging people. 2nd I for one would not buy pups from a kid breeder.
the simple answer is no. there is no way on earth you could possibly know what you need to know about breeding dogs at this age nor have the resources to take care of them if you want to do it the right way. why is there such a rush for you to breed ?
lucina - considering the fact that even a community college charges around 15 - 18 thousand dollars a year to attend, there could be no possible way you made enough money to attend a college from the sales of your puppies. unless of course you run a mill.
No. I'm 13, and I'd never breed any dog, at leats not until I'm an adult. I also don't think it's right to breed really in the first place. WAY to younge, I'd never buy from a younge breeder. I care more adopt the animals then 'helping them build on'.
Yeah, because they don't have the money for it. But, what if their family helped out? Ummm.....yeah! I'm trying to answer this without souding stupid. I know I can at times. lol I don't know anyone who is that young that is responsible enough or has the money. I'm 15 years old, and I never plan to breed my new dog. I mean, I'm not neutering him, just incase I do ever want to use him as a stud dog, but I'm not becoming a breeder. I love labs, and maybe one day, but not yet. People just need to understand that puppies aren't an object and they have to be taken care of respobsibly. They are like babies. The simple answer is no. I'm trying to hold back what I'm thinking, but I'm sure you an see right through me. Just, no!
I'm going to weigh in here, even though my opinion is different than almost everyone else's.
First, I like the way GinaH put it: "I know of some thirty year olds who are not even responsible enough or who do not have the financial means that comes along with breeding."
It really depends on the individual. I have a 10 year old son who cares for 5 hamsters, 1 cat, 1 dog, and 3 birds. He's adding a rabbit to his menangerie tomorrow. He has no interest whatsoever in breeding anything, as he's morally opposed to it. But I'd trust him to care for animals he is in charge of more than I'd trust most adults. And he could probably handle being a breeder.
Also, I have a 14 year old son who, while he is much more flighty, used to do iguana rescue starting when he was about 9. He would take these clinically insane, sick, neglected iguanas, love them and retame them, and then find them homes. I would sit in when he interviewed prospective adopters, but he ran his own show. (This one is leaning to being oppposed to breeding, but hasn't decided yet.)
Now I'm probably getting off topic here, but I really believe that the way to bring children up to be decent, responsible, etc....is to treat them like.....well, people.
I have no intention of buying a dog from a breeder, as I'm just as happy with a rescue mutt. But if I were going to buy one, I would consider a young breeder just like I would consider anyone else.
Sorry, Sas. If you don't have the means to test your breeding stock properly and pay for vet bills (you can't rely on your parents, this is no small change) then you shouldn't be bringing more puppies into this world who may have problems. You have to crawl before you can walk. Join a kennel club, help at the shelter, get involved in rescue, immerse yourself in every aspect and when you're an adult with a job and income maybe you'll be ready to attempt breeding. Its not an overnight decision.
The only child breeders I know are kids whos parents breed and show. The kids have been showing since they where 5 and 6 and know their bloodlines and genetics and their parents allow them to make the breeding decsion.
These kids are sucessful breeders in their teens and early twenties, but it is a family affair.
BUT, LEGALY, a child can not be held responsible or own property until it is 18 years of age so your parents would be the defult guardians ether way and technicaly would be responsible for the dogs welfare and care if anything where to happen.
if i'm going to a breeder to buy a puppy, i'm going to be going to a breeder that meets my standards, and that i feel comfortable with. i would certainly NOT feel comfortable purchasing a puppy from a breeder who is 14-15. IMO a person that old is not responsible enough to be a breeder, and i would want to purchase from a responsible breeder. i'm 17, and i'm actually pretty mature, and very responsible, and i couldn't even imagine trying to be a breeder. but the main point, is no, i wouldn't even consider getting a puppy from a breeder that young!