First off, ask yourself why you want to stud him out? Is he a show dog, does he posess remarkable traits for the breed. Does he have any flaws? Research his pedigree and ancestors to make sure they do not have any genetic flaws. Call the breeders on the pedigree and ask them questions about their dogs, make sure they had tests run before they bred.
Then you need to run tests. Get his hips (OFA) and eyes (CERF) certified. have him checked for burcellorisis (sp).
make sure every female you want to consider as a prospect has the above mentioned tests done, and don't stud to a female that is under two years old.
***Edited By: scenicvalesiberians on 7/18/2006 2:48:11 PM*** Reason: .
Ladybug, check my reply on your other thread. INSIST that prospective clients have that brucellosis test at least 2 weeks before breeding, don't get it a day or two before, refer to the other thread. make sure your contract protects both you and the bitch's owner. You need to be able to kenel the bitch in conditions that you would want your bitch living in, but I owuldn't put an outside (bitch you don't own) in my home with the other dogs. Don't risk your dogs health and well being out of guilt that the bitch is in a kennel outside.With a dog house and ice bottles if you live in a hot climate, she'll be fine. (ice bottles are 2 liter coke bottles fiied 3/4 with water and frozen, then she can lay on them to keep cool) I'm sure your dog is a fine specimen and it sure wouldn't hurt to get those hips x rayed. After my last incident, I think I won't stand Duke to outside bitches anymore. Besides that, why give out my lines,I want to keep them for myself!