Can someone tell me a little about studding a dog? I mean, do you just put an ad out and go from there? Don't you want to know about your dog's potential partner? Do you need vet records (yours and theirs)? How old should the stud be? I'm just curious, so any and all information about studding a dog would be much appreciated, thanks. elle
You start by gaining conformation titles, and working titles, then you get all the proper health testing done on your dog, this varies depending on the breed, but most need: OFA's on hips and elbows Cerf for eyes Many breeds also need ears, heart, thyroid, some also need von willebrands disease.
Then you need to make sure the bitch also has all the the proper testing, and titles.
Then both dogs will also need a Brucellosis test prior to breeding as well.
Neither dogs should be under the age of 2 before breeding as most of these tests are not accepted until after 2.
If you are thinking of using your dog as a stud because he is a good looking dog, please think twice. Millions of animals are killed every year because people breed irresponsibly. Breeding requires a lot of work & commitment. And money. Also, a good breeder should have a life time guarentee for the dog he/she places.
If you are serious about wanting to breed dogs - please do all the homework before you start. I don't mean to discourage you, I just want to make sure you have all the facts.
OP's first post on TP, post #31 under the thread entitled:
Can someone recommend a small breed dog?
"Yorkie/Bichon mix! I got my lil boy when he was 8 weeks; he's now 5 months and we couldn't be happier! They're not acknowledged by the AKC yet, but such a wonderful mix. Soft, silky, but non-shedding(!), smart, playful, I could go on and on... Feel free to email me if you have any questions, and good luck!"
If this is the dog you're curious about please consider taking the morally honorable & ethical high road & have your "little boy" neutered - please.
You will be doing yourself & your beloved "little guy" a big favor, & all the homeless mixes sadly waiting out their shattered lives in shelters in hopes of finding loving homes a humongous favor by not adding to the "mutt" (& I sincerely use that term lovingly) overpopulation problem!
Just try searching "petfinders" for any large metropolitan area & I'm sure you'll find the photos & stories of all the homeless dogs profiled there positively heart wrenching.
When others refer to "health testing", that's far more extensive than a "vet check". As others have mentioned, it involves certifications by reputable registries/boards, etc., & your "little boy" would, in good conscience, have to have all the health testing strongly recommended by both the Yorkie breeder's parent club & the Bichon breeder's parent club.
In my humble opinion the only reason to intentionally breed a mixed breed dog would be for the "designer dog" money & it certainly would not be in the best interest of the dog, the breeds involved, or all the homeless dogs now needing loving homes.
***Edited By: Lucky Lady on 3/13/2009 1:32:47 AM*** Reason: *
Dogs have taught me all I need to know about life, love, loyalty, & laughter; & (heartbreakingly), loss & "letting go" of a loved one as well. God bless ‘em…
To the ONE preson that gave me the info I asked for, thank you. For the rest of you: I DID get my dog at a shelter, I'm a huge supporter of shelters, and I NEVER indended to breed my dog. However, shouldn't we all be aware that the dogs that don't come from shelters need a loving home too? I feel like THEY are the forgotten ones, and of course, they didn't ask to be born. Just a thought... Yes I know my dog is cute, and people have indeed asked if I would breed him, but NO, the answer is no, I was simply curious about what's involved. I think I said that before.
You seem to need to be careful on this site, as it seems that the people here are shelter supporters (as I am also) yet only a pure bred dog is worth breeding! Kind of mixed signals that you get here. I'm sure that I'm going to get slammed for that, but that's okay. I usually don't respond to posts here for that reason, but sometimes it really upsets me with the responses that some people are given. Give us a break....we don't have all the answers and we're obviously not as smart as the rest of you here, but how can we learn if we don't ask? Don't always assume the worst.