First of all, let be enlightened on what happens in dog breeding. Dog breeding is the method of maintaining and producing specific characteristics and qualities of dogs through mating them with selected dogs. This action refers to the artificial selection of dogs since dogs intentionally mate their dogs to produce offspring.
Dog breeders are the ones who intentionally mate dogs to produce their desired offspring. They rely on their knowledge regarding the genetics, health, and reason to breed the selected dogs.
However, dog breeders should avoid their dogs to have inbreeding depression. This situation reduces the chance of the offspring to survive and be fertile.
When you have decided to become a dog breeder, be responsible. Now, how to make sure that you do not do irresponsible practices?
DOG BREEDERS ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE DOG BREED.
You should know that each dog breed does not have similar genetic predispositions, temperament and personality traits, and health concerns. When you are a good dog breeder, you keep the first offspring as house pets to become aware of what they will become. They can show you the traits, behavior, temperament of the dog since they have the adequate experience with the breed. A responsible dog breeder is registered to a national breed club.
DOG BREEDERS DOES NOT HAVE AVAILABLE PUPPIES ALL THE TIME.
Constant dog breeding is not a trait of a good dog breeder. They only breed dogs that are over 2 years old, and they do not do it every year, only for a limited of time. When taking care of the litter and mother, they do not separate them. Vaccinations and deworms are given to the puppies. More so, they do not sell more than two breeds of dogs, they only focus on one or two breeds.
DOG BREEDERS SUPPORT THEIR CUSTOMERS.
Reputable breeders are more than obliged to provide reliable sources and references to the new owners of the puppies. They give out personal advice and guidance. They do not easily give out their puppies, they have to ensure that the customers know how to provide healthy and safe homes.
DOG BREEDERS DO NOT SELL THEIR PUPPIES THROUGH PET STORES.
They ensure that their puppies will be passed onto a potential owner. A responsible dog breeder will personally interview those who want to adopt their puppies and will select the right homes. When the buyers cannot fulfill the right duties and responsibilities in taking care of the puppies, they will gladly take it back.
Some breed dogs for-profit business and barely practice adequate standards of care. Do not be blinded by the money dog breeding gives you, value more your reputation. Dog breeding while caring the puppies in a quality-focused method can be expensive. Only breed your female dogs to the best male, this will create a quality line up. More so, do not forget to evaluate the health conditions of your dogs, a thorough check-up can and competent grooming can minimize passing genetic defects and producing unhealthy puppies.