The most important aspect of breeding dogs is to understand all the work and responsibility that successful breeding implies. Be prepared to dedicate yourself to the process sufficiently – and consider using the services of a certified kennel if you are not sure. Be sure that you are breeding for the right reasons. Breeding and selling puppies as pets mean operating a puppy factory, which is not an ethical business. If you do decide to breed dogs, these steps will describe the process.
Choosing the Dogs to Breed
Before you even start the process, it is necessary to investigate the dog you are planning to breed. Understand your dogs and their needs well in advance, and if necessary, decide carefully which breed is most suitable for your needs. Read professional literature and consult a veterinarian, even if you have prior experience. It is necessary to have experience in dog training and care before you also consider breeding yourself.
Medical Examination of the Dog
Always involve a veterinarian before breeding. Know the dog’s medical history. It is still necessary to have a professional veterinarian confirm that the dog is prepared to have puppies.
Breeding and Pregnancy
The female must be in heat to become pregnant. Be careful when trying to induce pregnancy, in case the dogs do not recover well. You can consult a veterinarian for help in introducing pregnancy, and an artificial insemination is an option. Observe the female through pregnancy, guarantee good care and nutrition, and be aware of the changes in the female.
Delivery and Early Care
Prepare a box for delivery, and be constantly aware of the female’ state of health in case there are complications. Consult a veterinarian when necessary. Be aware that the puppies need constant care and monitoring. Consult literature and your veterinarian to guarantee that the puppies grow up healthy. Register the puppies accordingly with a dedicated organisation at this point, if this is your plan.