You have all given me great info. I do think that a younger person is better to breed and or show dogs! Some older people may be too old to take on that responsability! This is just my opinion so dont take it to heart!
sas, i have a question. What would you do if your dog was giving birth while you were at school? How would you pay for a C-section if she needed it and shots and dewormer for the puppies? Just wondering.
Dana Ro sorry im a little overprotective over her and what she does.Young breeders are great but they have to be dedicated and work really hard.Unless I know the breeder and their dogs i wouldnt honestly get a dog from a young breeder.With my sister iI know her dogs adn I know her and how she treats them.Again sorry the big brother came out.
Sas, so your parents will be the breeders then, not you. If your parents are paying for the shots, dewormed, possible c-sections, etc. If your parents are with them during birth--you quite possibly could be at school. Your parents will watch the puppies while you are at school.
Sas sorry to tell you but Aceyfacey2 has a point.Your paretns will be tending to the puppies alot more than you would which will make your paretns the breeders.They will pay the cost and be doing the nurturing.
"... but they have never bred before and know nothing of what to do.."
THIS is why many, including me, suggest you take your time and do this the right way. I wish you could hear the tone of voice/see facial expressions on here. Because if I were face-to-face talking to you, I think that when I told you that I feel you should wait, learn more, volunteer, and mature a bit first--- well, what I said in the other post-- you would see that it is not bossing you around, but the same advice that I would give any friend or loved one in your situation. You have a choice! You have so much good advice and so much time to do things the right way. Why jump in prematurely with actually creating dogs? It would be so exciting to start showing and getting to know breeders of the breed you are interested in. Take it one step at a time and enjoy every step, then when it is truly time to breed you will feel great knowing that you have worked hard to be a responsible breeder and not just someone who can allow 2 dogs to mate.
if your parents are going to pay for the purchase of the dogs, vet bills, food, puppy needs, and drive them to the vet if needed and watch them while you are in school, and get up in the night if they need to be hand fed, fill out all the registration paprework, then I would say your parents would be the breeders. Bottom line as Icy posted, a person under 18 yrs can not enter into a legal contract as far as the sale of a dog or a health guarantee as far as I know.
Uhm.... Ok I don't even agree with 14-15 yr olds having sex or babies for that matter.Why on earth would I even consider letting a mere child watch two dogs breed?
Furthermore why would I even consider buying an animal from someone so young that obviously doesn't know anymore than I do about dogs.(ex.all of the questions i have posted) I think breeding dogs is a serious matter. If you don't know anything about the breed or any of the dangers then I think you are probably a little too young.
However if you think that you can do it then to each is own and good luck trying to sell your puppies.
As far as being bossed around.Well obviously you wanted advice and quite frankly I haven't seen where anyone is bossing you around.I think that you have been given good advice that you would be wise to consider.
I found my other post to you Sasgiggles, it's here, msg#25 http://www.terrificpets.com/forum/16566_2.asp Again, not bossing around, but advice I would give to any friend or loved one asking the same thing. I feel like you ask for our advice yet only want to hear those who agree with your idea. I hope this is not the case, for the sake of the dogs. It's OKAY to wait and do things right, not only okay, but respectable.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 4/1/2005 2:35:20 AM*** Reason: asdfasdf