Is there a special reason you want to breed him? For example, is he premium or champion for his breed?
Has he been health tested? Most people want to make sure of health clearance before seeking a stud service.
What I do is charge the cost of one puppy for the fee. I do not accept stud service exchange and I do not accept a puppy. I must be paid in cash and the females must be brought to my home during day 9 in heat and left with me until day 15. These are just my "rules" for service and they may seem a bit demanding but it's just how I have done stud service for 15 years. Also make sure the female has been tested for STD's before allowing your boy to breed with her.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck!
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I agree here. Unless he is proven in health, performance (were Cockers bred for anything specific?), and conformation. And he is a champion with a very nice pedigree, I wouldn't breed him. I know at the Denver Dumb Friends League they normally get over 40 dogs to spay and neuter EVERY DAY. Unless your dog is absolutely amazing for his breed, then I wouldn't breed him. Granted, I am speaking in a very objective way. So please do not attach emotion for your animal in what I am saying no matter how difficult that may be. Fact of the matter is, when you are breeding animals, you must be objective.
Not trying to be unfriendly here, but.... a quick use of the search function provides at least 10 pages of posts on the topic.
Once again, why not do a search, read what has been said and then add to one of the threads, rather than starting yet another on the topic? There is nothing in this post that has not been asked and answered hundreds of times, MANY of them recently.
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Honestly.. I woudn't. I have a male american cocker spaniel. He is CERFed, his knees have been checked. He competes in agility and rally, and has the titles to back it up. I may take one last show at the UKC show ring next year, but I still don't think even with that list that my boy is worthy to breed. But I get offers from skeazy pet people all the time.
Unless you have a top notch list as to why your boy should be bred. No one will be searching you out.
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What exactly does "all of his papers" mean? My Rottie is AKC registered and I got ONE form back after sending in the application. As other have asked, are speaking of health clearances, titles, shot record, etc?