We want to breed to improve the quality of our puppies. Our stud dogs are all brucellosis negative, BAER tested and Cerf. tested. They have all had health exams prior to ever being used for stud. We know the pedigrees and can determine where traits come from within our lines. We retire our females as they mature to make way for improvement in our kennel. We can help determine a stud that can compliment your female based on her pedigree as well as by her conformation.
Please realize that you must think about improving the puppies you will produce by breeding to a quality dog. If your dog has health issues they could be hereditary and must be ruled out before breeding. Most dogs born in a litter are pet quality and the show quality dogs are usually sold to show homes.
We suggest doing a lot of reading before breeding your dog. You should make sure that the male and female are both brucellosis negative. This is a disease that is contagious to both people and dogs. This is not only transmitted through breeding but is also from urine.
If you bought your dog from a reputable breeder they can guide you with your decision. Most reputable breeders will explain what I have stated on this site. Breeding isn't a money proposition - you won't make money with your family pet. Most people who are looking to breed are seeking qualities to enhance the quality of their future puppies.
If you are breeding to keep obtain a puppy for yourself remember since you have a male you need to get a female to keep yours company. Now you must make sure that you have the daughter spayed or havoc will follow. We usually suggest to people that in the long run you are better off buying or rescuing a female to keep your company. I don't advocate going out to buy a female to start a breeding program without good foundation dogs. A female should not be bred until she has her third heat cycle or is 18 mos. old whichever comes first. Trying to keep a male in the house away from the female is a tough feat. I know of a dog that climbed a first floor window, went through the screen and got to a 9 month old bitch (in a wire crate) and bred her. So, unless you have kennel facilities to keep a stud it can be difficult.
Male dogs can and will find a female in heat for up to 3 miles so your lovable dog that was loyal now has a reason to wander. Many people have lost their beloved pet because the male was used for stud and took off at the first scent of a female.
Male dogs become more territorial and have a hormonal urge to mark in the house after breeding a female. Some males become possessive of the female while she is in their care and have been known to become aggressive with family members.
Do you have facilities to house the female?
Do you know what to do with an unwilling bitch?
What makes you think your dog is worth passing on his genetics?
Has he won at conformation, racing, go-to-ground?
Has he hunted different quarry?
Does he have a 5 generation pedigree?
Does he have a good temperament?
Has he passed BAER testing (hearing)?
Have you had his eyes CERF tested?
Will the person you stud your dog with be able to hand-pick the right homes?
Will you know how to determine if your stud will compliment or improve on the bitch?
If not, you are contributing to overpopulation.
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