Puppy Breeding: Growing Your Litters Responsibly
Breeding puppies require determination and will to accomplish. It requires time and patience. Dog breeding is difficult and heartbreaking, there are a lot of challenges and obstacles before one can achieve success. Proper breeding comes with hard work and determination. Failing to comply with rules and regulations can be frowned upon. Responsible breeding is the key.
People love dogs naturally, this love is the foundation in breeding healthy and high-quality breeds. Dogs respond positively to love and care. For first time breeders, this fuels their determination to start breeding.
Doing the Right Things First
Gaining knowledge and experience is vital, especially when starting. It is also important to know the basics, preparing equipment, environment, and legalization of papers that need to comply. Proper compliance with rules, standards, and regulations is always the first thing to do.
Understanding the needs of the breed chosen, its qualities and health history. Learning these things gives you a better understanding of how to properly treat your dog before, during and after breeding. Keep in mind that mistakes and failures cannot be avoided. Patience is essential in breeding pups.
First Time Breeders
As a first time breeder, one should prepare for the challenges and obstacles you are about to face. There are some mistakes and events that cannot be avoided. Have a determination in doing these things. These will further your experience, learn from these mistakes, as the saying goes “practice makes perfect”
Creating a love for breeding can help you in the long run. Once you truly care for the wellness for your breed, progress will slowly follow.
Do not stop making innovations and learning more things as you breed. Read, assess and follow if necessary, from other breeders. Learning from others and your mistakes are necessary to become a better breeder. Breed for quality is an unspoken rule of breeders.
Starting Your Own Litters
Breeding dogs need preparation and determination to do the things needed. The start is breeding after gaining knowledge and carefully assessing the breed that you want to start with. Carefully choose a dog that is healthy, recognizes its characteristics and find it a suitable match that would balance these characteristics to the one you prefer. Before mating, optimize the time, make sure that both dogs are in good condition. During pregnancy, proper diet and nutrition should be strictly followed. Giving high-quality food to your pregnant dog raises the quality of puppies as well.
In preparing for pregnancy, pay a regular visit to the vet. Preparing a whelping box can also be an alternative. Establishing a place for your female’s delivery is crucial during pregnancy. When puppies come out, be careful of how you treat them since they are fragile and need constant attention.
A Little Knowledge About Puppy Mills
There are various ways in breeding dogs, but an infamous way to breed is through puppy mills. These are generally establishments that breed dogs for the money, these establishments do not care for the well-being of dogs and their puppies. Dogs are placed in an overcrowded and unsanitary environment. Puppy mills follow the survival of the fittest. These establishments don’t care about the puppies and diseases. They are given a minimal food supply and veterinary care. Dogs that are sold from these establishments are advertised solely for profit.
This means these dogs are prone to sickness and other disabilities. Dogs from puppy mills generally suffer from health issues like social disability, frail bodies, and genetic disorders. Their inhumane treatment of dogs and their puppies must be stop, and people should boycott and refrain buying dogs from puppy mills.
Dog breeding is no simple task, one needs to be determined and have the will to do the things that are needed. Maintaining the wellness of your dogs and puppies is your responsibility as a breeder. Giving proper care to their needs and wants is important. Research on how to improve your breeding ways. Constant learning is the key to be the “perfect” breeder.
There are those who breed for money, these puppy mills are run by individuals who do not care for the well-being of dogs and puppies. These establishments should be stopped and never supported.