How to Become a Dog Breeder

Do you have what it takes to become a responsible dog breeder? Have you thought of the consequences of breeding dogs and producing puppies? There's a lot more to dog breeding than just letting two dogs mate! Here we try to help you decide whether you should become a dog breeder. After reading if you still think you want to breed and you have what it takes, then we help you to become a responsible dog breeder - for us there is no other kind of breeder.

Make sure that you read all our articles before you decide!

Further Thoughts on Breed Type

A while ago I wrote a short article on type for one of the smaller of the Chow Chow breed clubs here in the UK. Rereading this piece, after I had posted it off to the newsletter editor, I realised that I could have expanded it to include other aspects of type, so that the […]

To Breed or Not to Breed

So you think you want to breed a litter of puppies. There are some important questions to ask before you take that first big step. The first, and perhaps most important, question is “Why?”. The answers will be as varied as the people who own dogs. Do you want to have a puppy “just like” […]

The Brood Bitch

If you are serious about breeding, and wish to do so responsibly and to a high standard, then there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration. These standards apply to all breedings, especially those of puppies intended to be “just” pets (or, in other words, life-long and very important members of […]

What is a Responsible Breeder?

A responsible breeder… breeds dogs because they admire a breed, never just for money, and is dedicated to promoting and protecting their chosen breed takes the responsibility of breeding dogs very seriously is proud of their dogs and is always pleased to show them ALL off and talk about them has spent time researching their […]

So You Want to Breed

The first question you should be asking yourself is, “WHY do I want to breed?” There is much more to having a litter of puppies than just putting two dogs together. Everybody knows there are breeders and then there are breeders! A responsible breeder will ensure that they raise healthy, well-adjusted puppies which will eventually […]

Should I Breed my Dog?

Almost everyone who owns a dog thinks about breeding it at least once. Raising a litter sounds easy and fun but having puppies isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Breeding dogs involves much more work and responsibility than most people are prepared for. Before you breed your dog, there are some important things to […]

The Stud Dog – Fame, Fortune or Responsibility?

Owners of male pedigree dogs can become involved in stud dog work by choice or chance, but either way the responsibility is great. Some owners believe that owning a stud dog is a ticket to fame and fortune – a lucrative income for little effort plus a boost to the ego by becoming well known. […]