If breeding dogs is something you are looking into then please follow these short guidelines.
Dog Breeding can be tempting if you’re a dog lover, you’ll get to spread your passion for dogs and even earn an income but don't become a "dynamite kennel breeder" (these kennel owners are breeders that put money before anything else by breeding dogs in large amounts deteriorating the health of these animals and competing with licensed breeders that put more effort into their job in breeding dogs with a higher pedigree standard).
So knowing this, before anything else there is a lot to think about before you get started.
1. The first thing you need to realize is that you should only breed dogs that are from the highest pedigree, and the dog you have might not meet these requirements.
2. The second thing is that you will need to learn more about the dog breed you're interested and understand that it's important to make sure dogs have an even temperament and are without any genetic defects, never breed a dog that might have these unfortunate problems. Even if you sense a problem with the uterus you should make sure your pup can cope with the litter and is at least two years old. If not, it’s not a good idea to breed.
3. Third, if your bitch meets all the requirements then you almost have a green light, think about the puppies that will come out of the breeding by planning ahead. It is important to be sure you have enough space for up to 12 puppies and a kennel that can handle the noise level.
It's not easy to be there for the birth of these puppies because labor may take more than 12 hours and besides this you need to be there to clean up after the dogs, wean them, and feed them.
Food and other materials can be very expensive also having in mind you will need to pay the veterinary bills as well.
4. Fourth, during the first weeks of care you need to figure out what you’re going to do with the puppies. Whether they are hybrids (mixed breed) or pedigree (purebred) you may want to sell or give them away. pedigree dogs are obviously worth a lot more to prospective buyers than simple mutts.
5. And Fifth, don’t just give the puppies away to anyone that walks into your facilities, make sure they are going to a good home. If you find that they were taken to an undesirable location you might need to get them back in.
If you’ve made up your mind that breeding is what you want to do then you can start looking for a stud dog. If your bitch is pedigree then you want to make sure the stud comes from the same line of background. Examine the female dog’s weaknesses and find a stud that will make up for those weaknesses. For example, one might not have a beautiful coat but you can make up for it with the other one having a presentable coat.
Just remember that money is not everything. Breeding healthy and happy dogs making sure they have a wonderful life is. You can have a very fulfilling time as a dog breeder as long as you follow these five simple steps.