I was just wondering how many of you are breeders or have breed your dogs before. Their is so much advise getting tossed around about breeding that I'd like to know how many are licenced breeders and who have maybe only had a litter by accident. Or maybe just wanted to try having one litter.
I personally have never breed, am not a breeder, and don't know more than what I hear in this forum and what I'm currently reading about.
I have never bred before and I don't ever intend to do so....I guess it's just not for me....but I would like to praise all those hard working,honest,good breeders out there cuz it takes ALOT of time, patience, and probably more then I can imagine.
I have 3 beautiful babies 2 of them have been fixed at the proper age according to the vet and of course Spence is 15 weeks but he will be fixed too at 6 months...:-) I think I use to own fish that have had babies if that tells you anything
Well, I am not a breeder yet, but working toward it. Breeding is a science almost. You have to know your Breed, bloodlines and genetics. You have to be very well versed in your breeds standard and the whole idea behind breeding is 'You breed to enhance, not to make money' My Mentor once said...If your making money at it, your doing it for the wrong reasons. I hope to kick start my breeding program off within a year after all the health testing is done on one of my foundation females. After that it is watching, learning and starting all over again with the testing and close examination of bloodlines and genetics.
Im not a breeder and never wnat to be.I do rescue and see how many homeless dogs are out there and getting put to sleep.when there is no need for shelters than I may think about breeding but until then no breeding for me.
No breeding for me either. I would worry sick when the puppies left with its new owners. I would wander if they are taking good care of it, if they were honest at the time of the interview and inspection. No thank you.
I do rescue and even with my rescues I worry if they are being well taken care of.
Exhibitor and breeder for 20 years in 3 different breeds. I am only breeding beagles now.
I do believe that breeding should be left to those who have experience and have done their homework. Those who specialize in one or 2 breeds and who have excelled at what they do. Its definately NOT an easy job nor is it profitable. Its a passion more than anything.
I am the odd duck here. I am a hobbyist breeder, which means I am not doing this as a business, but for the love of the breed.Dobermans. It is an incredible amount of work, like having to run puppies to the emergency ER at midnight, bottle feedings, medicating and running home inbetween bus runs to check up on my babies,feed them,clean their yards etc. Then throw in the Doberman factor and add ear cropping an entire litter. But it is so much fun and these are my Gretchen's precious babies, the hard part is saying goodbye when their new families take them home. Any money I make is usually put back into my dogs, or improving my facilities. I have 2 acres. At this time I have one bitch and one dog, a bitch puppy, and a new puppy I will bring home in 3 weeks. I have a 15 year old pit mix bitch that is my babysitter,she guards the pups when they go into the weaning phase. All of my dogs have free access to the house via a doggie door. The puppies stay in the house until 4 weeks and then are put outside in a seperate pen during the day when weather permits. That way they have an area to play and an area where they can go do their "duty". They house break incredibly fast with this arrangement. My wonderful neighbors bring their children over to socialize the pups and take care of them if I can't get home on schedule, or if the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse. Breeding is fun if you have the patience, money and time for it. Oh yeah and the space......
I'm not a breeder yet because I'm still trying to learn as much as I can.
I began researching breeding about 6 years ago but I want to do it right and know as much as I can so I'm still learning. I own two different breeding books, have read other articles, have been on Terrific Pets for over a year now, talked to other breeders, etc.
I want to show/breed Parson (Jack) Russell Terriers. I've owned them in the past and love the breed. I also love Golden Retrievers and did want to show/breed them but after much thought (and Kelsey failing to get pregnant) I have decided not to show/breed them.
I will probably begin breeding in the next couple years or so. Until then I am learning as much as I can about breeding in general and studying the breed standard, etc.