Dog Breeding

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015
Breeding

Thing to Consider Before Breeding Dogs

The articles in this guide are meant to provide a broad and somewhat basic introduction to the world of dog breeding, including some discussion of the female dog’s heat cycle, responsible breeding practices, how to select the dogs to have the best chances of achieving the breeder’s goals and how to orchestrate and accomplish the mating itself as safely and successfully as possible. Dog lovers who are considering breeding their dogs and intend to be careful in their breeding practices should consider the following:

  • Breeding a litter of dogs can be expensive and time-consuming.
  • It can be extremely rewarding but may also be heart-wrenching.
  • Having a litter requires a great deal of responsibility and commitment and should not be thought of as a money-making endeavor.
  • As reputable breeders will agree, breeding and raising a litter is rarely profitable. It should always be a labor of love, not a pursuit of profit.
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