I have a beautiful dappel boy dachshund and i think he would be an amazing dog to breed, but i dont really know about breeding dogs or how to get started. How do i go about finding a dog to breed him with?
1. wait until he is two years old. In the mean time find try and find a breeder in your area to help you evaluate your dog and to mentor you in the breeding process. If you got your dog for a reputable breeder they should be happy to help you Then:
2. go to the OFA website and look up all the test that they have for doxies. I believe it is under the price part. Can't remeber, but they give you list of labs to do the blood work at. Each lab does diffrent test. The test will be listed and the breed that needs the test. Find all the ones for doxies and get them done.
3. not sure if doxie's need their hip and elbows OFA'd but if they do then you need to do that at age 2.
Then you need something to offer the pertantial female. If you don't show your dog at least try and get a CGC title on your dog. That is a canine good citizenship title.
These are some more test that need to be done before you breed.
1. thyroid 2. eyes certifed 3. brussiolus test
Another good place to look is the AKC website they have a tab at the top marked breeders. Click on that there is a whole list of things to consider before breeding, what to do when you decide to breed and what to do after the breeding.
Also google stud dogs. There should be some infomation on there to help you.
Good luck. The most important thing is to breed to better the breed not to just breed for a profit.
Also if you have your dogs pedigree or you should get a copy. Protinal clinits will most likely want to see it. Anyway then go to the OFA website and see if any of them have had any testing done with them and what the out come was.
***Edited By: langniappe on 4/26/2005 1:29:51 PM*** Reason: editing and added
I don't want to breed him for the money, that's not why i am considering it. He is a unique little dog, and would like for him to have some offspring. I know that there is alot involved in breeding, and thats why i am trying to figure out more before i do anything or make any choices!!!!!
***Edited By: Mz_Attitude21 on 4/26/2005 4:06:30 PM*** Reason: To clarifiy
Okay, not to be mean, but breeding your dog "because I want him to have offspring" is NOT a good reason! Let me explain a little before you get offended and understand that say this because I do breed and fully understand everything that goes into it.
Langippe (sorry about spelling) made a good point on the testing BUT testing is the tip of the ice berg. It doesn't matter if you want to make money or not. If you make the decision to breed your dog you are resposible for every single puppy that you choose to bring into this world for the entirety of their lives. There are enough poorly breed dogs out there from breeders (and if you have ONE litter you are a breeder!) who did it for fun without understanding the responsibility involved.
There are a multitude of health issues that each breed is prone to - the more over breeding that is done by uneducated breeders, the higher the number of problems raises (Cocker Spaniels used to be a very hardy, healthy breed until the 70's where there there severly over bred which compounded their health issues to where they are today). You shouldn't breed your dog unless you have done research into his background and are confident that there is no history of health problems. Not all health problems have a test that can be done either. Check out seizure disorders, skin problems, heart disease, etc...
This is NOT just so that the families that adopt you puppies can have a healthy dog! What are you going to do if one of your puppies has a heart murmur? Put it to sleep? Pay for the expensive operation that is required to save it's life? Give it to a friend so they can deal with the expenses - or watch their puppy die? YOU have to be prepared to deal with even the fluke health issues that pop up unexpectedly as when dealing with Mother Nature they happen!
Breeding is a TON of work (which is why good breeders aska lot of money) and very expensive to do - properly. It is not something to do "for fun" or because you have a nice dog. There are hundreds of nice dogs out there that have no business being bred - especially by people who don't know what they are doing breeding in the first place. Who is going to adopt these puppies? Are you going to end up adding to the population of shelters? If you want to breed it should be because you love the breed, have no problem being responsible for each and every resulting puppy, know and understand the breed standard like the back of your hand, and understand the health issues involved. Breeding is a wonderful experience with a lot of joy involved - but there is an equal amount of tears and heart ache that go into it as well. If you don't have a good reason to breed neuter your dog and lower his risk of cancer!
If you really want to breed, find a reputable, knowledgable breeder in your area to help you. This is the ONLY way to do it responsibly! I could share a dozen horror stories with you but I don't think there is enough space here!