Small Dog Breeders, I need your help! I love animals and want to know how to start breeding small dogs?

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Question by Hannah H: Small Dog Breeders, I need your help! I love animals and want to know how to start breeding small dogs?
I am looking for something that I can do that I will love and enjoy. I love animals most of all dogs and theres nothing like having babies to take care of. My mother in law breeds exotic bird and I know that she loves it, I just need some great web sites to look at and some starter tips. What do I need? How much do shots and registered papers cost? Where do you buy breeding dogs? How many pups can a small breed of a dog have in one litter?

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Answer by Kiki
what ever you do don’t buy a puppy form a pet store buy form a AKC or CKC breeder. http://www.akc.org/ …..http://www.continentalkennelclub.com/ … read and research

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What kind of dogs do want to breed?
Do you have any dogs, and if so what type?
You love animals, what kind do you have?
Are you going to breed them in your back yard?

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I assume you are asking how to be a RESPONSIBLE breeder. :-)

1. Contact a breed club for your breed. Ask for a mentor.
2. STUDY the breed standard. Learn about dog anatomy and ask your mentor to
clarify anything you don’t understand.
3. Learn what genetic faults and diseases run in your breed and test for any
that can be tested for.
4. Show your dog in conformation events to see if it is of the proper
quality for breeding. Winning doesn’t always mean a dog is breeding quality,
but being around so many others that know your breed and will talk to you
will do wonders for your self-education efforts!
5. Study the past history of great dogs in your breed. You will see how your
breed has improved and progressed since the beginning of the breed.
6. Study the breed standard some more! ;-)
7. Join any Yahoo groups about your breed.
8. Live, dream and study your breed.
9. Get a good book on canine reproduction, and educate yourself about the
pitfalls, problems, and proud moments of breeding. Learn about the
physiology of reproduction, such as heat cycles and venereal diseases in
dogs, potential for problems specific to your breed, and what you need to
expect at whelping.
10. Remember that whelping (giving birth) can kill your female. Being used
as a stud dog can encourage bad behaviors common in intact males such as
territorial marking, aggression, and desire to roam from home.
11. Prepare to be broke. Breeding properly is EXPENSIVE.
12. Line up potential homes for any puppies you produce and write up a
contract. Remember to include that you will be willing to take back your
puppies at any time in their lives that they might need you. If you bring
life into this world, it is your responsibility FOREVER.
13. Prepare to spend sleepless nights attending whelping females, caring for
fading puppies or puppies orphaned, and practice cleaning up after 24/7 poop
machines.

I’m sure there are many things I missed because being a responsible breeder
isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. You will live dogs. 24/7/365. There
are lots of hard decisions. There is a lot of expense. There will be pain.
But, if you do your darndest to always keep the welfare of your dogs and the
future of any of their offspring, you can go to step 14.

14. Enjoy the love and success of a job well done.

ADDED:
Kiki- The Contenental Kennel Club is a bogus ripoff, not a reputable registry! They are teh preferred registry of most puppymills. To prove it, we registered a gerbil as a Shetland sheepdog! Can’t do that with the AKC, the UKC, or the REAL CKC, the Canadian KC.

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I would suggest that you think again before breeding small dogs. Firstly, small dogs do not give birth easily, and more often than not will need a caesarian section, then they only generally have small litters, so you end up out of pocket. Secondly Dogs are living creatures with feelings. Leave the breeding to the exprts please.

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First of all, darling, please listen to this:
DO NOT START BREEDING DOGS UNLESS YOU HAVE CHAMPIONSHIP LINES.
Yeah, it’s expensive to get dogs that have good bloodlines, but believe me, it will work out in the long run. DO NOT breed poor-class dogs, especially small dogs.

Oh. And, read all of this before you start:
http://www.learntobreed.com/miracle.html

Sad to say, but it’s the truth. I help my aunt breed dogs [Yorkie and Pugs], and you better accept this as fact and prepare for all of it — and that includes the bad. Sad to say, but it’s true.

If you still want to go on with it-
You can look for puppies at puppyfind.com. Great place to find some good ones.
You need everything listed here: http://www.learntobreed.com/items.html

Shots and registration are expensive, love, and you should also check this out:
http://www.learntobreed.com/costs.html

A small dog can have up to five pups, normally, as well.

Have a nice day~

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PLEASE don’t start breeding dogs until you do all your homework on this. There is so much you need to know about temperament, breeding too close together, etc. In addition to doing all your reading I would find a breeder with a good reputation and become an apprentice to the breeder. Also talk to a vet about the pitfalls of poor breeding, shots, delivering puppies, emergencies, etc. Learn by working with someone experienced before even thinking of breeding dogs on your own. I am not saying you shouldn’t become a breeder, I am just asking you to PLEASE be careful. The outcome of poor breeding can be aggressive or sick dogs. Please if you love dogs, do it right. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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Breeding dogs isn’t all joy, laughter and fun.
It is a lot of commitment, pain, sadness, and heartache.
In pomeranians they sometimes have hard times with whelping and sometimes you have to opt for a c-section. Sometimes the dam doesn’t get in milk right away after a c-section. Sometimes she will not be able to care for her puppies if there are complications.
If she doesn’t make it or she is unable to feed her puppies then you will have to bottle feed puppies every 2 hours 24/7.
Pom puppies are born at around 2-6 ounces. Sometimes they do not make it. Sometimes people lose puppies that are older such as 12 weeks old for unknown reasons.
And sometimes they are to small to show and breed.
A lot of things can and do go wrong. Sometimes none survive. Their litters are relatively small 1-4 puppies in pomeranians.
Sometimes people even lose the dam and the puppies.

First evaluate your reasons for getting into breeding.
1.Is it for money or wealth?
2. Is it for the love of the breed, health of the breed, and are you going to devote your time and energy to bettering the breed?
I would hope your reason isn’t for money. I do not think it is right to use dog’s reproductive systems to make money.
Besides most reputable breeders do not really make much if any money.
If you are still interested contact the parent club of the breed you are interested in and ask for a mentor.
Read plenty of books on the breed and visit tons of dog shows. Look at the dogs there and make note of what dogs you like best. Read pedigrees and learn genetics. Also learn about genetic test for the breed.
It’s more then just shots and papers. A lot more.

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If this is something you want to do…be sure you do it right. Find a breed you really like….study about it. Go to dog shows in your area and talk to breeders there. Find a breeder you like and buy a puppy you would like to show. Get involved with the local breed club. Take your puppy to puppy, then conformation classes. Show your dog and finish it’s championship. Then you will be ready to breed.

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I would suggest you find a breed you love or dogs you love and start there. If you want to breed, stay away from the short-faced dwarf breeds at first like pekes, pugs, frenchies, etc. Short faced breeds have more birth issues than other breeds. It’s not a horrific thing to have puppies even though some suggest it is. That’s a lie. I am sure puppies are much easier to raise than exotic birds! Just be sure to take very good care of your dogs. These are pets not livestock. Start small and love your pets. Get a good vet who will guide you. And have a wonderful time with your babies.

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There are already far too many dogs in the world who don’t have homes. Please don’t breed more. If you really love animals as much as you say you do and are looking for something that you will love and enjoy (rather than a money-making scheme), consider being a foster for a rescue agency.

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I think it’s wonderful that you love small breed dogs. So many people dismiss them as useless and yappy. That being said, I have to tell you that there are thousands of small breed dogs abandoned in this country and dying in kill shelters, because people don’t do their research before they buy that cute puppy. I am sure you wouldn’t want that fate for any of the puppies you may produce.
Instead of breeding small breed dogs, why don’t you volunteer for a rescue group and foster them until they find great homes? It is a truly rewarding experience, and you get to stay in contact with all the new parents of the dogs you adopt out. There is really no better feeling than saving a helpless animal from death and giving it the chance it needs to have a good life.

Fact: On Petfinder.com right now, there are more than 17,000 homeless small breed pets looking for homes, some of them in kill shelters. Please don’t add to that number by breeding.

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