Dogs FAQs

Hobby dog breeding is an exciting and rewarding endeavor, but for the novice breeder, a lot of concepts and skills need to be learned. Hobbyists have to learn as much as they can about the science of breeding, selecting breed, and tracing genetic history. One has to learn the different breeding methods and different breed categories in order to make the best decision with regards their breeding choices. Joining kennel clubs, breed clubs, trainings and seminars immerses hobbyists better in the world of dogs. There's a thin line that separates dog breeding as a hobby and dog breeding as a business. Of course, dog breeding can both be a hobby and a business, but what distinguishes the true hobbyist breeder from the business breeder is purpose. The true hobbyist breeder does it out of passion for dogs/ breeds, while the business breeder is driven only by profits. Hobby breeders want to produce better dogs; business breeders want to supply a market demand. It should be clear to anyone interested in engaging in dog breeding as a hobby that will do it out of sheer passion for dogs, not for money.

When can I mate my dog?

Making sure the dog is ready is the first step to successfully breeding one's dog. The rules of the thumb are (1) your dog should be at least 18 months old and (2) your dog should have gone through 2 heat cycles. Never breed your dog on her first or second heat as her eggs are still immature. As part of the breeding preparation, bring your dog to a vet to make sure she is in perfect medical...


Where can I buy a quality dog for breeding?

So you have decided to breed a dog. You've evaluated your options. You know exactly what you are looking for, and now you're ready to find your dog. There are many places to look from. Hobby breeders, casual breeders, backyard breeders, puppy mills all produce dogs. If you are looking for quality breeds, a fellow hobby breeder is the best person for the job. Some hobby breeders specializ...


What is the difference between a backyard breeder and a hobby breeder?

A backyard breeder may have some pet dogs that they deliberately breed or just allow their dogs to breed naturally. They have no clear understanding of canine genetics, health history, pedigrees, and health issues. They do are not concerned about breed standard when finding mates - any dog will do. Genetic testing is a strange concept to them. Dogs and pups are fed grocery store dog foods, not p...


Displaying all 3 posts


NOTE: Information on this site is not guaranteed to be accurate. Some content is compiled from 3rd party sources. If you are aware of incorrect or outdated information, feel free to contact us.

Powered by My Market Toolkit.